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The New Obama Model… With a Backbone

If they are wearing that uniform - they deserve a little love and respect from the rest of us.

President Obama siad something last night that the so-called commentators in the MSM should have been shouting from the rafters –

“We don’t believe in the kind of smallness that says it’s okay for a stage full of political leaders — one of whom could end up being the president of the United States — being silent when an American soldier is booed. We don’t believe in that,” said Obama to loud cheers and a standing ovation.

“We don’t believe in standing silent when that happens. We don’t believe in them being silent since. You want to be commander in chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it’s not politically convenient. We don’t believe in a small America. We believe in a big America — a tolerant America, a just America, an equal America — that values the service of every patriot.”

Obama needs to include this in every speech. The inaction by the 8 people standing on that stage at the Republican Debate is despicable, and shows just how little of their opposition to President Obama, and their morality is based on any legitimate desire for change in policies. The 8 Republican dwarfs are nothing more than a pack of cheap political whores who would sell our service members down the river at a moments notice. Further – the Tea Party isn’t about America…It’s about racism, divisiveness, and hate.

 

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The Thrilla in Vanilla – AKA the Republican Debate

If I was President Obama, right about now I’d be licking my chops in anticipation of a debate with any of the 9 Republican midgets. The only way any of these guys could surive a serious debate with anyone with critical thinking skills over room temperature is th have the debate on Faux News with the opponents mike turned off.

Best (worst) of the night?

The Perry Whopper about how “dangerous” El Paso is because of it’s proximity to the border…

Problem – El Paso is ranked nationally as one of the 4 safest big cities in the United States.

El Paso Ranks Safest City In US

 

You go a few miles across the border into El Paso’s sister city in Mexico, Juarez – different story. But this clown is supposed to be the Governor of Texas?

Next – When did dead people get to join the debate?

I mean – Neut’s campaign has been DOA for 3 months now – WTF is he still doing there?

They tried their best to raise Reagan – but apparently even Republican spin-doctors and necromancers aren’t up to that task. Much as I disliked the Raygun – there wern’t any Reagan’s on that stage other than perhaps Huntsman.

Cain’s still there because they need a signifying Lawn Ornament Kneegrow – but nobody considers his buckdance a real candidacy. Noticed on the MSNBC interview after the debate, Herman is scared shitless of Al Sharpton.

On the soon to be politically dead list – Michelle Bachmann

Doin’ the “Neut”tron Dance… Indeed. Perry done stole her thunder.

Watching Perry lose Florida…

A large retired population, indeed – who don’t want their Social Security checks to disappear. Ponzi-Perry your dumb ass just lost near 25% of the votes you need to win the electoral college.

 

 
 

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Bigots “R’ Us

An interesting look at the soft (and sotimes hard) bigotry of the republican candidates in the Presidential Primary…

In Spain they have “the running of the Bulls”…

Here, we have “The running of the rejects”.

The Definitive Guide to Bigotry in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)

…Faulty as the Democrats may be, read this guide and remember that liberals still believe abolishing slavery was a good idea and that women should not be confined to the kitchen—which is not something you can say about all of the Republican contenders.

Rick Santorum, Former Senator from Pennsylvania

In 2003, then-Sen. Santorum conflated being gay with bigamy, incest and having sex with farm animals, then said, “That’s not to pick on homosexuality.” Really?

Later, Sen. Santorum actually copped to his prejudices, but spun them as a positive trait. “You can say I’m a hater, but I would argue I’m a lover,” Santorum said. “I’m a lover of traditional families and of the right of children to have a mother and father…. I would argue that the future of America hangs in the balance.” Sounds like a hater to me.

In 2008, Santorum tried to manufacture liberal angst about then-candidate Barack Obama, saying Democrats feared Obama “may go to Indonesia and bow to more Muslims.” That’s not to pick on Muslims, right? Still, the one thing I can say about Santorum is at least he’s openly and consistently bigoted. There’s something oddly old fashioned about that.

Michele Bachmann, Representative from Minnesota

Bachmann signed the infamous “black kids were better off under slavery” pledge and ushered in a real high point in the campaign season as pundits struggled in-artfully to talk about the nation’s ugly racial history. Then Bachmann demeaned President Obama’s economic policies by alleging he’s tying the U.S. economy to Zimbabwe.

But Bachmann is not all rhetoric—she takes it to the streets. In 2006, then State Sen. Bachmann hid behind a bush to spy on a gay rights rally, crouching with her husband Marcus who runs a cure-away-the-gay reparative therapy organization of which she is “extremely proud.”

Speaking of her husband, Bachmann’s gender does not make her a feminist. She once told wives “to be submissive to your husbands” like she was when Marcus told her to go to grad school and run for Congress. “I was going to be faithful to what I felt God was calling me to do through my husband,” Bachmann said.

Herman Cain, Former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2011 in Stupid Tea Bagger Tricks

 

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A Flood of White Supremacist Political Candidates

After co-opting the right’s racial language and strategy, and having their philosophy of white victimhood adopted by the Tea Party and fully propagandized by think tanks such as the Hoover Institute and AEI, and broadcast 24 x 7 by Faux News

White supremacists are ready to make another move to the mainstream, just as the Third KKK did in the 1920’s.

One of the impacts of the right’s racial propaganda machine is this – which is summarized from a llstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor survey here.

Infographic

The issue of , particularly African American influence in the political arena is likely to get even more toxic, considering roughly 1/3 of the 30,000 or so locally elected officials is African-American. This means politically, we should see a rise in the number of Afican American candidates to Federal Positions – and President Obama and guys like Deval Patrick are likely to be just the leading edge of a very big wave. That doesn’ t mean that the majority of elected positions in America will be held by black folks, or even minorities – just that the chances of the Senate remaining an all white bastion, and the next black President may not be as far away as many think.

Which brings us to what I call… “Fear of a Black Planet”.

White Supremacist Stampede

Billy Roper, David Duke

Billy Roper (l), and David Duke

Add to the growing list of candidates considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 America’s most famous white-power advocate: David Duke.

A former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and Republican executive-committee chairman in his district until 2000, Duke has a significant following online. His videos go viral. This month, he’s launching a tour of 25 states to explore how much support he can garner for a potential presidential bid. He hasn’t considered running for serious office since the early ’90s, when he won nearly 40 percent of the vote in his bid for Louisiana governor. But like many “white civil rights advocates,” as he describes himself to The Daily Beast, 2012 is already shaping up to be a pivotal year.

Former (and current) Neo Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, neo-Confederates, and other representatives of the many wings of the “white nationalist” movement are starting to file paperwork and print campaign literature for offices large and small, pointing to rising unemployment, four years with an African-American president, and rampant illegal immigration as part of a growing mound of evidence that white people need to take a stand. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Ex Mayor Herenton Plays the Race Card in Tennessee

Former Mayor of Memphis, Herenton is playing the race card in the Democrat Primary, against Congressman Steve Cohen, a Jewish man – who represents a majority black district.

I think Herenton is way out of bounds with this – and hopefully the voters will agree. Cohen has done an outstanding job for his District by all reports, which is why he has the endorsement of both the Congressional Black Caucus and President Obama.

Seems to me that if Herenton was a great Mayor, and is so popular…

He could knock off a Republican in one of the other seats.

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Ex-mayor injects race into primary

Forty-two years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while promoting the importance of the content of one’s character. Today, an African-American candidate who marched with King is hoping the voters in this Democratic primary race will look at the color of his skin.

Dr. Willie Herenton, who served as mayor of Memphis for almost two decades until he resigned in 2009, is making race a key part of his platform in his attempt to unseat incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen.

Herenton’s main campaign slogan on yard signs, flyers and T-shirts is phrase “Just One,” a reference to his belief that there should be at least one African- American representing Tennessee in Congress.

“I believe that it is very clear to the majority of the citizens of this community that we lack representation. And all we are seeking is just one, well-qualified, African-American to serve in an 11-member Tennessee delegation that is currently all white,” Herenton said. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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THE List! 6 Women On Obama’s Supreme Court Short List

BT is rooting for Leah Sears. Be nice to have a black voice representative of the black community on the Court!

Obama’s Supreme Court Short List Includes Six Women

Fewer than 10 possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees — six of them women — are on President Obama’s short list to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to ABC News sources.

Stevens announced his retirement Friday, and the White House has said it plans to name a nominee by early next month.

The short list includes: Solicitor General Elena Kagan; Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; Judge Diane Wood of the Seventh Circuit Appeals Court in Chicago; Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm; former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Harvard Law School dean Martha Minow, who was once the president’s professor; and Judge Sidney Thomas of the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court in San Francisco.

There are others not on the short list whom the president might consider, including White House official Cass Sunstein, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is being pushed by some on Capitol Hill, sources said.

The White House denied reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be tapped as the next Supreme Court nominee, despite widespread speculation.

“The president thinks Secretary Clinton is doing an excellent job as secretary of state and wants her to remain in that position,” White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told reporters Monday.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2010 in News

 

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Republicans Discover Black is Beautiful!

An unprecedented number of black Republican candidates are running for office this year. The Republican Party has not elected a black candidate to Federal Level office since JC Watts in 2001, who resigned in 2003.

Now, to be brutally frank, only 2 or 3 of the 38 or so candidates stands a prayer of making it through the primary race, much less being elected.

Can Black Republicans Learn to Jump This Year?

Now, the author of the article below goes out of his way not to give RNC Michael Steele any credit, instead trying to defend the indefensible that two (count ’em 2) black candidates running under the Tea Party Flag somehow is an indication that the white supremacists and racists who make up much of the Tea Party are somehow willing to put their racism aside and sing Kumbaya with black folks…

Fat freakin’ chance. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2010 in Black Conservatives

 

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