By linking the founding moments of women´s rights (Seneca Falls, N.Y.), African-American rights (Selma, Ala.), and gay rights (Stonewall Inn), President Obama stepped forcefully into a politically charged zone. He became the first president to mention the word "gay" and the issue of gay rights in an inaugural address, according to ABC News. While praised by gay-rights advocates, the remark might raise eyebrows in the African-American community, where social conservatism runs deep, as does skepticism about gay rights. One indication of how divisive the issue can be in the black community: Prince George´s County,
Most of those folks don´t even watch the news or know what obama is doing. (Not that the news would tell them that anyway) All they care about is the fact that a bro got elected. They don´t care how or why as long as the gravy train keeps rolling.
The masses of low information and propadandized black voters would follow Obama off a cliff. The liberal Democrats know that, and is why from now on, the Democrat ticket will almost always have to have a black candidate at either the president or vice-president level. That may be bad news for the white Biden and Hillary Clinton type liberal Democrats who intend to run in 2016.
#6 is right. Short of the obama administration throwing blacks off cliffs, there is nothing he can do that they´ll find unacceptable. And even then, after a few comforting words from the great man-god, they´ll accept the fall a reasonable activity and jump willingly. obama validates blacks.
No there is absolutely nothing Obama can do to reduce his support among that demographic. There are something like 900,000 black men locked up in Government cages - a higher number than at any time in history and completely out of proportion to the actual crime rate. No one cares. Everyone prefers to be deluded by wise latina judges and homosexual poets.
Well... their daughters being bred like cattle in goverment barns, don´t raise eyebrows......their sons being clubbed to death with 2x4´s out in the street, dont raise their eyebrows.......hey isn´t wearing your pants low, a prison sign for gay sex?.....dont raise eyebrows.....but wait!...a Commie says gay!.........Katie bar the door!
The article is just like all of them that we read during the campaign. Well, the campaign is over and you were wrong. His gayness didn´t diminish the overwhelming turnout from black voters. It´s time for the GOP to face the fact that impeachment is the only option. It was designed to do just this Yeah, yeah- I know- it´ll start a race war . It´s coming anyway.Putting it off until we win at the polls is suicidal. Sorry to ´raise your eyebrows´, Ron.
What else could they expect? Obama was mentored throughout his teenage years by a gay pedophile who was a Communist. He planted all of these left-wing Socialist ideas deep into his brain. Oh, silly me. I forgot. The MSM never mentioned anything about Frank Marshall Davis to the masses.
The Florida church where an 15-year-old orphan pleaded for a family to adopt him has been "flooded" with phone calls. "It has been just an awesome outpour," Cynthia Coney, a secretary at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, said. "We´ve been getting calls from as far as Utah and forwarding them to his adoption agency." Two weeks ago, Davion Navar Henry Only, 15, dressed in a dark suit and borrowed tie, told the packed church that he was seeking a family to call his own. His requirements were simple. "I´ll take anyone," he said, according to The Tampa Bay Times. "Old
Some had protruding foreheads, others had short, squashed faces. Some had enormous jaw muscles and big teeth, while others had enormous heads to hold bigger brains. They had one thing in common, however: They were family -- our ancient family, that is, from around 2 million years ago. The world´s first completely preserved adult hominid skull from the early Pleistocene era looks surprisingly different from other skulls of the same era, yielding a remarkable insight: Man’s early ancestors appeared as physically diverse as humans do today, researchers said, and our family tree has perhaps fewer branches than today´s schoolbooks teach. “It’s a really
President Barack Obama officially reopened the government with the stroke of a pen shortly after midnight Thursday. The White House budget chief followed with a statement ordering federal workers back to their desks in the morning. Now if only it were so easy. (Snip)Not only are those workers almost three weeks behind schedule, many will need to spend the next few days just digging through clogged inboxes and answering phone messages. Cleaning up will also be a top priority for many federal facilities, from deferred maintenance at more than 400 national park sites to first lady Michelle Obama’s weed-infested White
The fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy is nearly upon us, so one would expect America´s public intellectuals to be gearing up to present a series of sober and illuminating reflections about the tragedy´s cultural and political legacy. Of course, that´s not going to happen. Any misty-eyed resonance that can be wrung out of JFK´s death is already being exploited by our elite media gatekeepers to advance a political agenda. To start things off, the New Yorker´s George Packer has filed a dispatch about the "the potent brew of right-wing passions, much of it well organized and well funded—Bircher
Wednesday Night- I am in Houston. It’s raining clichés and nonsense on the TV news channels. Since I am old and have no plans to run for office ever, I think I will tell you the truth as I humbly see it about the budget/debt default crisis that just was very temporarily averted tonight… 1. It was not a waste of time for the GOP in the House to fight very hard to get the President to change Obamacare in a comprehensive way. The law is already a gigantic miscarriage of the legislative process. For the GOP to fight to straighten
WASHINGTON — So far the telephone has not rung. Last week I suggested a way for the left and the right to get together constructively. I suggested that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton might give me a call and we might unite in demanding an investigation of the death of Miriam Carey. You may have forgotten who Miss Carey is. After all, it has been two weeks since her death. Two weeks of thunderous silence, after she rammed a White House barricade with her car. Then she drove off down Pennsylvania Avenue with a posse of
Healthcare.gov, the web site for Obamacare, is the crown jewel of the American welfare state and President Obama´s signature domestic policy achievement. Hundreds of millions of Americans will use Healthcare.gov every day for decades to come if the site ever functions properly and Obamacare becomes as permanent a feature of American life as Social Security. Yes, we can! So, if you were picking the IT firm to design Healthcare.gov, you would spare no effort to make sure every potential bidder knew about the opportunity, that the integrity of the bid selection process was beyond question, and that the company most likely to create
The NFL has been promoting its breast cancer awareness program through pink equipment and Web campaigns. Players are wearing pink shoes, cheerleaders don pink outfits and the NFL official merchandise website is full of gear that fans can buy to support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research. But how much of the money raised through gear sales actually goes to breast cancer research? Only $8 out of every $100 spent on merchandise, according to an ESPN reporter. The “Crucial Catch” campaign, which started when Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Dan Snyder, started doing events with the Redskins in
Call it the “Animal House” shutdown. At the end of that seminal American comedy about a rowdy fraternity, the charismatic Otter makes an impassioned speech to his fellows about their enemies on campus: “We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!” To which his friend Bluto replies, “We’re just the guys to do it.” Congratulations, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, the two
Historically, surveillance was difficult and expensive. Over the decades, as technology advanced, surveillance became easier and easier. Today, we find ourselves in a world of ubiquitous surveillance, where everything is collected, saved, searched, correlated and analyzed. But while technology allowed for an increase in both corporate and government surveillance, the private and public sectors took very different paths to get there. The former always collected information about everyone, but over time, collected more and more of it, while the latter always collected maximal information, but over time, collected it on more and more people. Corporate surveillance has been on a path from minimal
There are some interesting nuggets inserted into the bill designed to re-open the government and avert a default, which the U.S. Congress passed Wednesday night. As pork goes, these are low-level on the outrage scale, such as a death benefit for Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s widow – a line item buried on page 20 of the 35-page bill: “Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, there is appropriated for payment to Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of Frank R. Lautenberg, late a Senator from New Jersey, $174,000.” That provision approves money for a death benefit accorded to senators and its common practice. Another section
One of the most hackneyed lines in the apparently endless and sterile partisan tug-of-war in Washington is this sanctimonious claptrap about Obamacare being “the law of the land” and that it therefore must not be obstructed. Anyone resorting to such pious invocations of the law in the United States should be subject to a potential penalty (applied only in the most extreme cases) of the extraction of the tongue with red-hot tongs. This is because that level of respect for “the law of the land” is almost never how the law actually works in the U.S. The legal cartel has an
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday admitted defeat in the fiscal debate that resulted in the government shutdown and pushed the nation toward a default, saying it was a "good fight." (Snip) But blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us," he added. "In addition to the risk of default, doing so would open the door for the Democratic majority in Washington to raise taxes again on the American people and undo the spending caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act without replacing them with better spending cuts."
In a bookend of sorts to his 21-hour “filibuster” against the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke for just under 10 minutes Wednesday evening in opposition to an imminent Senate vote that would reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling to avoid default. Cruz denounced the Senate deal as “terrible,” saying it will do nothing to help the “millions of Americans who are hurting because of Obamacare.” Speaking for the “American people,” Cruz said the Senate deal “embodies everything that frustrates” them about the “Washington establishment.” The majority of the speech centered around Cruz’s opposition to the health
On CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday, Robert Redford said congressional criticism of President Barack Obama is racially motivated. “Don’t get me started on that,” the left-leaning actor said when asked about political gridlock in Washington, D.C. “What I wanted to see [in Obama´s second term] is turning out to be a bit of a dream that never came true. I don’t envy [Obama´s] position. I think he is a good man. I think he is an intelligent man, a compassionate man who can’t function in that environment. That environment — it is so decrepit. It is so paralyzed. And the worst
Rep. Peter King thinks Republicans in the House could have bargained for much more than they´re getting in a pending Senate deal, if only the House had kept the government open in September and focused on negotiations over the federal debt limit. "Instead we look like the crazies," King, a Republican from Long Island, told me this afternoon from Washington. "Shutting down the government, throwing barricades against the White House, and having Ted Cruz reading Dr. Seuss, this is like the theater of the absurd. Except that it´s serious."
The US was scrambling to avert a potentially disastrous breach of its debt ceiling on Wednesday morning, after Republican attempts to table a deal collapsed in disarray overnight, leaving the prospects for a last-minute deal on a knife-edge. America´s divided political system now has just 24 hours to find a compromise to the budget stand-off between the White House and hardline Republicans, with the deadline to extend America´s borrowing limit falling due on Thursday. In a sign of plunging confidence in Washington on Wall Street, Fitch, a leading credit ratings agency announced that the US was now on a "negative watch"
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says he hopes the House “will get some adult supervision from the Senate” to achieve a debt ceiling deal. (Snip)King said he would vote for that deal, and blames Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for this fiscal mess. “Ted Cruz has been a total fraud from the start,” King said. “It never could have succeeded. I can’t imagine going into battle knowing you can’t win and continue telling your people you are winning. It’s Never Never Land, parallel universes, whatever you want to call it.” Congress, King added, will be back in the same boat in three to four
The White House set low expectations for the Affordable Care Act´s October 1 debut, so anything remotely competent should have seemed like a success. But three weeks on, the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov and the 36 insurance exchanges run by the federal government is an insult to the "glitches" President Obama said were inevitable. This isn´t some coding error, or even the Health and Human Service Department´s usual incompetence. The failures that have all but disabled ObamaCare are the result of deliberate political choices, which HHS and the White House are compounding with secrecy and stonewalling. *** The health industry and low-level Administration
It was bad enough when those teabagging Republican terrorists killed the First Lady’s Twitter account. Now they’ve taken her lovely garden hostage! Reuters: In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the vine. Herbs have gone to seed. And the sweet potatoes – a favorite of President Barack Obama – have become worm food. It’s another impact of the government shutdown, one that only the fox and the many squirrels that live on the White House grounds could love… “Due to the shutdown, garden maintenance has been reduced considerably and only being watered as needed,” a White House official confirmed, speaking
The deal reached by Congress on Wednesday to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling averts a financial catastrophe but leaves the weakened U.S. economy facing new threats. The agreement will send about 450,000 federal employees back to work and restart paychecks for the 1.3 million employees who stayed on the job during the shutdown. Getting those salaries back in circulation will help economic growth, particularly in the Washington area. More important, the threat of a default on the national debt has been avoided, along with the recession and financial crisis that may have accompanied a failure to
Grover Norquist isn’t happy with the Defunders. The Americans for Tax Reform president told reporters today that they have a lot of apologies to make and bridges to re-build. “It’d be a good idea if they stopped referring to other Republicans as Hitler appeasers because they opposed the strategy they put forward which failed,” Norquist says. “I think if you make a mistake as big as what they did, you owe your fellow senators and congressmen a big apology — and your constituents, as well, because nothing they did advanced the cause of repealing or dismantling Obamacare.” Norquist refrained from naming the
Psst. Anic-Pay! Bloomberg‘s Megan McArdle (who has been on an incredible roll lately**) takes issue with the idea that the Obama administration needn’t panic about Obamacare, as long as it can get its glitch-plagued health care exchanges up and running by the end of the year. Wrong, she suggests. It’s time to panic. Now. Why? Because the exchanges are the way to sign up young, healthy people and prevent the fabled “death spiral,” in which only older, sicker people sign up for insurance, causing rates to rise and healthier people to drop out, causing rates to rise even more, etc.
The bipartisan deal to reopen the government and temporarily lift the debt ceiling includes one small Obamacare element -- a provision that says people´s incomes must be verified before they can get Obamacare subsidies to help pay their insurance premiums. But this was not a concession to Republicans, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told CNN´s Jake Tapper on Wednesday. "It´s, you know, it is, frankly, a bit of a fig leaf, which we were happy to give, but that was not a negotiation. That was not what Ted Cruz and the others started to demand that we give them." [Video] Schumer noted