If there is anything approaching an iron law of American politics, it´s this: The next president will be a member of the same race as the current one. It´s a rule that has held through 42 of 43 transfers of power. And there´s every reason to think it will hold through the next one. The next president will, in all likelihood, be African-American, most likely one of the two African Americans who would make anybody´s list of the top 10 contenders for the Democratic nomination. This is, obviously, the sort of statistical
The news is littered with red herrings. Only one thing counts: Is the majority of the people benefiting from government largess or is the majority paying the bills. Right now and for the next few years at least, the majority are benefiting. As long as they all go out and vote, they win every time. It´s a war between people wanting instant gratification and people who want to delay gratification.
The article is well stated and its premise very much a distinct possibility. Black voters now exercise great influence in the nominating process for the Democrats. If the Republicans continue to nominate candidates like we have in the past two elections then the Democrats have a chance to win in 2016 with a black candidate. Only if the black voters decide to give a white Democrat a shot at the nomination will someone like Hillary Clinton be nominated. The problem for the Democrats is that they have now painted themselves in a corner in regards to their most important voters. Nominate who we want or split your base and lose to a Republican.
There is history to dispute this claim. The same thing happened to the Southern Democrat party. The black vote nominated black candidates and drove whites way. Oh, but that is the racist south people say. No, it was actually the far left agenda of black candidates. And that far left agenda is what eventually killed the Dems in the South. And where non whites were conservative, they were elected (black, non native Indian and others). This will happen elsewhere as more people begin to feel the destructive forces of Dem rule.
Article has photo of next black president but does not mention her name; Moochelle Obama.
The Mooch will run if Barry´s executive order permitting him to run for a 3rd term is overturned by the Supreme Court. Barry will argue, with the help of Georgetown University´s law school and the NY Times, that the 22nd Amendment as well as Constitution isn´t applicable to him because it was written by old white men.
The Mooch will begin to discuss how it is so important to women, minorities and the less privileged to keep moving forward with Barry´s policies. "This is not the time to abandon what Barack Obama started, but to keep his wonderful vision in place for all Americans."
I nominate Congressman Henry Johnson of Georgia. He of "Guam will capsize" fame. His IQ is in the same range as the voters who elected him as well as those who voted for Mohammed in Nov. Should be a shoo-in.
#25. He goes by Hank Johnson and misrepresents me. But he is an improvement over Cynthia McKinney whom he defeated. I wrote him several e-mails and letters stating my total opposition to zeroØcare. For my efforts he put me on the DNC mailing list. Don´t think it will be Hillary; after another 4 years she´ll look like a Vampire at sunrise. Of course, back in 2007 I laughed at the idea of a freshman senator from Illinois running for POTUS who´s only accomplishment is he´s half black. And look what happened.
Chances are that from now on the Democrats will always have a liberal to socialist black politician on their ticket. You must always remember that the Democrats cannot win without a very substantial black vote in the general election.
If the Democrats were to put down a black candidate in favor of a white liberal in their primaries, there is a good chance that enough black voters would feel slighted enough to stay home on general election day causing the Democrats to loose the election. Goes to show how a small minority of voters, most of them takers and certainly not makers, can end up running the country in the future, as long as they stick together in a one party voting bloc.
I`m guessing the Dems will soon begin grooming a Hispanic for president in 2016. It`s time for our 1st `Historic Hispanic` to occupy the WH. Gotta keep that War on White Folk alive and kicking. No more old evil white republican men need apply.
#17 is right on the money. I live in the deep South and the Democrats have disappeared as a statewide party. This is the corner the national Democrats are putting themselves into. Their black candidates will be so far left that they can be defeated if the Republicans cure their dysfunction in national elections.
Thanks, Buzzfeed. I´d quote the salient line, but it won´t pass the profanity filters here...
Never forget that Bill Clinton adamantly laid claim to being America´s first black President in 1994. Or that Barack Obama is at least as white as he is black. It´s all bullsh--, promulgated by the kneepad media who serve The Won.
If life under ObamaCare is as wonderful as supporters tell us, how come Harry Reid is keeping his staffers from enjoying it? As part of the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress and their office staffers are required to purchase their health insurance through the new ObamaCare exchanges. But Reid is the Senate majority leader. And he has just taken advantage of a loophole in the law that allows leaders in Congress to exempt their committee or leadership staffs. It makes for an illuminating contrast.
WASHINGTON—It is now apparent that our President has lied to us. He lied when he crooned soothingly about improving the healthcare of millions of Americans through vast changes in health policy that would actually lower their costs. Those costs are now going up, and they are going up for almost everyone. They will not come down. He lied when he said we could keep our present healthcare policy. Those policies are rapidly disappearing. He lied again when he said we could keep our doctors. He lied when he said his plan would not involve rationing. I could go on, but
Over the weekend, the Obama administration announced that it had met its self-imposed deadline to fix its balky health insurance exchange website for the "vast majority" of users. U.S. Health and Human Services officials issued a graphics-heavy, information-light report that claimed great leaps of progress from the earlier crash-prone website that frustrated most users for weeks. The administration says, Mission (Largely) Accomplished. The feds set the bar low and now claim to have cleared it. Federal officials crowed over the weekend that the website can handle 50,000 users at a time. But many more than that will likely flood in,
WASHINGTON — White House officials, asserting that the HealthCare.gov website is largely fixed, are under mounting pressure from Democrats and close allies to hold senior-level people accountable for the botched rollout of President Obama’s signature domestic achievement and to determine who should be fired. For weeks, the president and his aides have said they are not interested in conducting a witch hunt in the middle of the effort to rescue the website. But in the West Wing, the desire for an explanation about how an administration that prides itself on competence bungled so badly remains an urgent mission.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Sen. Mark Pryor, speaking to a group of college officials, recently offered a biblical solution to Washington´s gridlock. Politicians should follow the teachings of Jesus, the two-term Democrat said, quoting from the Sermon on the Mount. Dale Leatherman, an administrator at a Baptist college, warmed up to the Arkansas senator after those remarks but said he still couldn´t imagine voting for Mr. Pryor next year. "Even though he personally supports conservative ideas," Mr. Leatherman said, "I struggle with the fact that he´s part of a party that does not." The ability of Democrats to keep control of the Senate in 2014
So Nov. 30 has come and gone, the day that President Barack Obama promised HealthCare.gov would be up and working. And his administration says that the site is working, dramatically better than when it first went up. On the other hand, anecdata suggest slow enrollment. So what does it all mean? Is the website working? Is Obamacare saved? To answer that, let’s break down the details a bit. First, the good news: Compared with the chaos of October, the consumer experience is much better. It could hardly have gotten worse;
The Supreme Court’s decision to hear two constitutional challenges to the HHS contraception mandate has frightened Obamacare’s media cheerleaders into launching another of their propaganda campaigns designed to protect the “reform” law from itself. Those Americans still naïve enough to rely on establishment news outlets for information on current events are being told that Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius are part of a sinister conspiracy to restrict access to birth control, endow corporations with religious rights, and escalate the “war on women.”
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long