WASHINGTON — No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nation’s immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans. “Amnesty,” complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton.” (Snip) “Our issues are not being highlighted and pushed, and things like gay marriage and (immigration) are being pushed to the forefront,” the caller said. “Hispanics are effectively organized. For us not to be organized and for us not to hold our leadership accountable
Comments: When you deal in special interest pandering politics, thisis what you get...with Al Sharpton et al stirring the pot.
Bernard Anderson, an Obama supporter and a former assistant labor secretary during Bill Clinton’s presidency, recently told an African-American economic summit at Washington’s Howard University that African-Americans should no longer give Obama “a pass” on dealing with issues that directly impact their community.
“He is not going to run again for anything. He does not deserve a pass anymore,” Anderson said. “Let him not only find his voice but summon his courage and use his political capital to address racial inequality. He owes that to the African-American.”
Obama has the majority black support no matter what he does. He does not have to please them to get their vote. He must pander for the immigrant vote for the dem party. He must also make up phony womens´ issues to get the vote of uninformed, low information women voters.
Don´t worry minority voters, he got your vote and does not need you now. Shut up and get out of his way until the next election when the dems need your votes.
When a group can be relied upon to vote 95+% based solely on race or party, then don´t expect any favors. Votes are to be bought and the AA community has sold their votes as cheap as possible. However, the competition, Hispanics, have not reliably sold their votes. Thus, the Dems will sacrifice the AA community in order to buy Hispanic votes. It’s just good old fashion competition. If the AA community wants to now compete with illegals for the jobs available to them, then continue to sell the AA community votes for next to nothing. Oh, and playing the race card isn´t going to work on Illegals. They cdon´t care and feel tey are discriminated by AAs.
"Address racial inequality"? Well, after I puke, I´ll ask Mr. Anderson a question or two. Explain where that "racial inequality" exists. If you refer to a racial group that often has higher unemployment and lower incomes than another racial group, maybe members of that first group too-frequently bring far fewer positives and far more negatives to employers? Maybe? Maybe some critical negatives are self-selected? Maybe another critical negative [let´s see... who´s on the right slope? who´s on the left slope?] cannot possibly be addressed by any gov´t policy? Maybe?
FTA: ...African-Americans who gave him 93 percent of their vote.... Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are quietly seething because Obama hasn’t met with the 42-member group since May 13, 2011. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla. .... said the black caucus sent the White House the names of 61 potential candidates for positions in a second-term administration.... "Not one of that 61 was selected – not one"....
Let´s see -- a population segment acted stupidly, and is now unhappy about being treated as though stupid. I think that´s it. Alcee? H-e-l-l-o-o-o? [Alcee, stupid enough to get impeached and removed, is surprised he´s stupid enough to get fleeced. Heh, heh, heh.]
FTA - “Hispanics are effectively organized. For us not to be organized and for us not to hold our leadership accountable is disheartening.”
In other words, we want our piece of the pie. Division of the spoils of war. So that´s how it ends; a race to the bottom of the barrel for a country that was founded on a higher vision, that was once was a light to the world.
Obama is exotic, never raised in America, and has none of its values. So black, aka African Americans, can just get used to the fact that he does not give a d--- about you. Obama is interested in communism, climate change, immigration to perpetuate Obama power, and gay rights to legitimize his and Mooch´s marriage.
Blacks have insisted on following the victimology route courtesy of the sharptons, jacksons, and farrakhans. They consistently vote democrat, enabling the continuation of the eugenics program fostered by planned parenthood. They ensure their becoming a demographic of shrinking significance. Hispanics will dictate the future of this country. Blacks will not.
What´s an African American? Is that someone who used to live in Africa but is now a naturalized citizen? Also Africa is a continent and not a country and contains all different colors of people so how can this label apply only to black Americans and for that matter why are so many Americans buying into this fake deliberately racist divisive label?
So again I pose the question what is an African American? Can someone point out a prominent "African American" as an example?
As American citizens, black people should be highly ticked off, as illegal aliens are holding down millions of jobs in this country that black people could be doing when the black unemployment rate is the highest of any tribe in America, and Obama with his over the top pandering for Hispanic votes is facilitating all that.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. SOS. I have become thoroughly convinced Obama could line 500-1000 black children up and kill them in front of everyone; and he would still get 93+% of the black vote. It´s sick. It´s unfortunately what we are all up against.
And they can take their concern, blend it with a dollar and buy a cup of McDonald´s java. They voted in a monster and he does not give a scatological sample about their "concerns". Too bad (though hilarious) when LoInfo voters get the little bit of bad news they can understand about their voting selection.
Reply 23 is spot on. Blacks have been severely impacted by the illegal alien invasion. mexicans have taken jobs away from blacks. What´s more, the overwhelming supply of cheap laborers have driven down wages for unskilled and semi-skilled jobs which is demoralizing for blacks who can´t find work that pays a living wage. The descendants of slaves have paid the biggest price for our politicians corrupt open border policies. The concern expressed by African-Americans on this topic is 35 years too late.
And the Lord said "for all things give thanks..." Are the blacks aware what ´the war on poverty´ was all about? It was about trying to float the standard of living for blacks, to make them more equal by creating lower levels of achievement for them so they could ´more fairly´ compete. But have they? Trillions of dollars have been squandered on this ´war´ that cannot and will not be won because the objects of this fight want it all given to them with no effort on their part. Obama has continued helping by giving unemployment monies away for example, without anyone seeking employment...what a deal. Trillions spent with what results? Highest unemployment, highest illegitimate rate in the country with over 75% of ´fatherless´ babies and highest percentage rate of jailed felons. With nothing to crow about they support a black president with over 94% of their votes and can´t say or know why other than he is black. Now another ethnic group is getting rewarded for their votes with strong support and the black ´leadership´ wants to know ´where´s ours ?" How much more do you want? You are like used paper cups, no longer needed...you did your job now shut up and go away till you are needed again...feels good don´t it? By the way, where are the thanks for all you have already gotten?
BOISE, Idaho -- It was the crucial tip, authorities said, that helped them narrow their search for missing San Diego County teen Hannah Anderson in the vast wilderness 75 miles northeast of here. Christa John said it was "one chance in a trillion" that she and three other horseback riders came across Anderson and murder suspect James DiMaggio in the rugged back county. "Idaho wasn´t even on the radar for her," she said. "Nobody suspected her to be there." "If they would have been over the side hill a little bit, or inside their camp, we wouldn´t have bothered,"
San Diego County teen Hannah Anderson was not aware that her mother and brother had been killed as she was driven across several states and into the Idaho wilderness, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said Monday. Gore also said that the 16-year-old girl was being held "under duress" by James Lee DiMaggio. Gore´s comments are the first definitive indication that Hannah Anderson did not accompany DiMaggio willingly. Gore has scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. in San Diego County. The girl´s father, Brett Anderson, and FBI officials are also expected to attend.
It was his tip that ultimately led the FBI to the campsite where James DiMaggio was killed and Hannah Anderson rescued on Saturday. Recalling how he first alerted state police after his group, on horseback, encountered DiMaggio and Anderson in rugged backcountry on Wednesday, Mark John, a retired Gem County, Idaho, sheriff, conceded it was his wife who intuited that the girl might be in trouble.(Snip)He and his wife noted that, as they rode away from seeing the couple, Hannah said aloud to herself, "Looks like we´re in real trouble now."
James DiMaggio´s kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, whom was said to have a ´crush on,´ could be a horrific case of history repeating itself, it has been revealed. DiMaggio´s father, also named James DiMaggio, shockingly killed himself 18 years ago to the day that DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah was found safe and is expected to be reunited with her father today.(Snip) James DiMaggio Sr. was also infatuated with a 16-year-old girl - James Jr´s classmate - and resorted to violence when she refused to run away with him,
A massive manhunt that spanned 1,000 miles ended in gunfire in the Idaho wild late Saturday afternoon -- shots that ended the life of the family friend who was suspected of abducting 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and killing her mother and brother. (Snip)The pair´s campsite was first spotted from the air, then law enforcement personnel moved in on the ground, said San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore. He said that there had been a "confrontation," though authorities speaking a short time later in Idaho declined to say whether there had been a shootout.
Perhaps people already knew this and I’m the first to catch on to the obvious. When Rene Stutzman from the Orlando Sentinel told me the editorial board had decided “what” content would be “permitted to be discussed” within the reporting of her newspaper, I had no idea the Senior Vice-President / Director of Content was African American. Nor did I know the editor she was talking about, Mark Russell, was also African American. It just never crossed my mind to ask.
Eugene Allen began his career at the White House in 1952 as a dishwasher. By the time he retired, 34 years later, he was a butler who had, literally, served eight administrations. In "Lee Daniels´ The Butler," hitting select theaters next Friday, a character named Cecil Gaines—starring Forest Whitaker and based on Mr. Allen—starts his job at the White House in 1957 and remains a butler through the Reagan administration.(Snip)"I liked the idea of his first day of work being in the middle of the Little Rock crisis," during which nine black students were barred from entering a segregated
On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the Department of Justice can bring former New York State Senate President Joseph Bruno before a jury a second time on corruption charges. After his earlier conviction for fraud was vacated, prosecutors will now be trying him for essentially the same facts but under a different theory.(Snip)He´s also probably wondering why his onetime political rival, disgraced ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer, has never had to face a jury even once. While Mr. Spitzer was New York Governor, reporters began to ask questions about his use of state aircraft,
I wrote recently about the peek CNN´s Jake Tapper took into that dark room wherein the Obama Administration and its allies in the MSM have consigned the Benghazigate Scandal, and CNN followed that up Tuesday with a one-hour special. The re-run of that special will be a "must watch" only for someone who has not been paying attention to Benghazigate for the last 11 months. (Snip)It was little more than the restating of Obama Administration Talking Points
A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a former military commander to life in prison and dozens of others including opposition members of parliament to long terms for plotting against the government, in a case that has exposed deep divisions in the country. Retired military chief of staff General Ilker Basbug was sentenced to life for his role in the "Ergenekon" conspiracy to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Announcing verdicts on the nearly 300 defendants in the case, the judges also sentenced three serving parliamentarians from the opposition Republican People´s Party (CHP)
Florida is the New Selma, and not for the first time. On a visit to Tallahassee Tuesday, Jesse Jackson "used the phrase ´Selma of our time´--a reference to civil rights marches in Alabama that helped prompt change in the 1960s," the Miami Herald reports. By way of explanation, the paper quotes an earlier, ungrammatical comment the septuagenarian would-be provocateur made last month on CNN, where he "talked about an economic boycott to ´isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole stand your ground laws.´ "
A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. (Snip)The files shed light on one of Snowden´s most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.
The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works. Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt ´powerless´ and in the grip of a ´cyclone´ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism. Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to
In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions they characterized as criminal. “We’re going to dive into this,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),
Appearing on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert battled not only the Democratic panelists but also conservative pundit George Will over the wisdom of shutting down the government to prevent Obamacare funding. Gohmert strongly condemned President Barack Obama’s argument at Friday’s news conference that the GOP’s “holy grail” was enying millions of people health insurance. “That’s a false narrative,” Gohmert said. “He says we’re trying to keep people from having health care. That’s just not true. That is an absolute, blatant lie. We’re not trying to keep anybody from getting health care.
LOS ANGELES -- Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland."I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," Winfrey said "I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there," she continued.In recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. Staff has added more text.
The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair is getting a lot of negative publicity in social media Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia. (Snip) Basically, a clown wearing a mask of Obama came out during the bull riding event. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull. Things got worse from there." Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state)
On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.´s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles."
President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different. “It’s hurting our military. I made it clear that your veteran’s benefits are exempt from this year’s sequester,” the president said to the applause of hundreds at the Disabled American Veterans´ convention in Orlando, Fla. “But I want to tell you going forward the best way to protect the VA care you have earned is to get rid of this sequester altogether.”
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha´s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.
MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos.
IRS? A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS. Lois Lerner and company have virtually ruined the agency. For the foreseeable future, each time an American receives a tax query, he will wonder to what degree his politics ensures enhanced or reduced scrutiny — or whether his name as a donor, activist, or partisan has put him on a watch list. Worse still, when a high commissioner of the IRS takes the 5th Amendment, it sends a frightening message: those audited go to jail when they refuse to testify; those who audit them who do the same
On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco that she would be launching a series of speeches about American foreign policy in the “next few months.” According to Philip Rucker, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Hillary planned to emphasize restoring faith in government – an ironic theme, considering that she was a member of the current administration presiding over the rapid decline in faith in government. The speech today was clearly a launching point for a 2016 campaign. She put heavy emphasis on bashing voter
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco. More specifically, Mrs. Clinton said she was launching a series of speeches on foreign policy. And as part of those addresses, she planned to speak about the need to restore faith in government, Breitbart reported. She also bashed voter identification laws, telling 1,000 members of the