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Another win for AG Holder in the works, next stop Arizona

December 28, 2011 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Headlines, Immigration, Law, legal, Politics

Gov. Brewer and AG Holder from left to right, (photo: tmp)

A year and a half ago, I published an article on this blog called, “Arizona Law will be found unconstitutional?” The article is about the immigration-type law, S.B. 1070, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010 which was intended to curb the influx of undocumented aliens coming into Arizona or as Gov. Brewer put it, to protect Arizonans from the “murderous greed of drug cartels” and “destruction happening south of our international border that creeps its way north.” (more…)

GOP’s political strategy mirrors blackface theatrics

August 02, 2010 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Headlines, Politics, Social/Business Issues

Political Columnist
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RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been doing a lot more for the GOP than they have been doing for him. He provides cover for the GOP’s racially tinged political strategy by distinction. Steele is an African American in the highest position the GOP has to offer; he is the face of the Republican Party, despite the fact a substantial part of the body [base] is lily white. Steele’s chairmanship allows the GOP to take a preemptive, more adverse stance than would be normal against a wartime president bogged down by an economic crisis, even granting the GOP a pass to flirt with the likes of the Tea Party and Birthers without the stain of being called a party of bigots. How can they? The head of the RNC is black.

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The Conservative Strategy: Obama is a racist!

July 22, 2010 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Headlines, Politics, Social/Business Issues

Political Columnist
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Ever since Mr. Obama emerged as the presumed Democratic nominee for President of the United States, the far-right has moved to derail Mr. Obama by purporting he harbors prejudicial, almost racist, feelings towards whites. And it does not stop there. The far-right goes even further to purport Obama associates with individuals who harbor those same feelings against whites, and disguises his disdain for whites by surrounding himself with whites who suffer from “white guilt.” This is the far-right’s agenda and they take no prisoners.
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Oil and water don’t mix

July 02, 2010 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Current Events, Politics

Political Columnist
ALPEBLOG

In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill many have voiced concern, or in the case of Rep. Melancon (D-LA), cried about the loss of 11 oilrig workers along with the livelihoods of the coastal residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. No later than 4 days into the Gulf oil spill, republican leaders in Congress were calling on the Obama Administration to take charge, with claims that he was not doing enough to be at the forefront of this potential gulf oil disaster, and that the oil spill was the making of Obama’s Katrina. There were even whispers of sabotage and assertions that the oil spill was the doing of the Almighty God. Have they no shame?

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