Tea time at Dancing With the Stars
After stumbling through another lack luster performance on “Dancing With The Stars” last Monday, viewers were surprised that although she has consistently scored lowest in the competition, Bristol Palin survived to dance for yet another week.
Bristol struggled through the “Instant Dance” as she tried very hard to stay alert and connected to the music. Many believe that Bristol, the 20-year old daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is being kept alive on the show because of her mother’s avid and loyal Tea Party following.
The real problem with Ground Zero mosque
A Rasmussen poll last month revealed that 58 percent of New Yorkers opposed the building of a mosque.and community center at 45-57 Park Place which is only 2 blocks from where the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks took place. Opponents say a mosque that close to Ground Zero is insensitive and insulting to the family members of the 9/11 victims. They’ve called the planned mosque a “monument to terrorism” and a “victory mosque”.
GOP’s political strategy mirrors blackface theatrics
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.
The Conservative Strategy: Obama is a racist!
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.
What’s Sarah going to do?
A recent Gallup poll shows that Sarah Palin leads Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Bobby Jindal as the most popular GOP presidential candidate for 2012. Palin not only polls well among Republicans, but she is the best known to Americans. Forty-four percent of all Americans rate her favorably.
Oil and water don’t mix
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?
Obama gets even with Tea Partiers
During his commencement speech at the University of Michigan on May 1, 2010, President Obama took on partisanship and dirty politics.
Calling for more civility in our political discourse, Obama said, “But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down. You can disagree with a certain policy without demonizing the person who espouses it. You can question somebody’s views and their judgment without questioning their motives or their patriotism. Throwing around phrases like ’socialists’ and ‘Soviet-style takeover’ and ‘fascist’ and ‘right-wing nut’ may grab headline but it also has the effect of comparing our government, or our political opponents, to authoritarian, and even murderous regimes.”
Arizona Immigration Law: Lies & Divides
April 23, 2010 will go down in history as the day the United States of America took a step back to an era prior to 1960’s Civil Rights, and into the days of Jim Crow; a dark era of open and legalized discrimination. Arizona, in a rather nefarious manner, attempted to address illegal immigration in its state by passing SB 1070, which was signed into law by Republican Governor, Jan Brewer. Though many are in support of the spirit of the law, the law shamefully goes too far and further tarnished the Republican Party’s legacy on civil rights and its adherence to the liberties promised in the United States Constitution. Ultimately this is an attempt to once again divide the people in order to secure national gains for the minority party, the Republican Party.
Good Grief Charlie Crist!
U.S. Senate candidate Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL) has the ability to restore the true mantra of the Republican Party. A senate win would seriously question how representative Florida Republican primary voters are to the larger share of republican voters, and whether the Republican Party of Florida as a whole is out of touch with the general electorate. When Crist announced his run as an independent most polls reflected a six point lead over his closest competitor, however the most recent Rasmussen Poll places him at a close second to Republican candidate Mr. Marco Rubio. How could Gov. Crist, or any candidate of a major party, be a dead horse in a primary but rise to the top in an open race?
Civil Rights, Discrimination, and Gay Marriage
Homosexual marriage has been a contentious, divisive topic that has played into race, politics and elections. Into race: when the campaign for homosexual marriage is pegged with the plight of racial minorities and the civil rights movement; into politics: when representatives propose legislation to redefine or protect marriage; and into elections: when candidates state their opposition or support for electoral gain. By any measure, it is an issue that could forever stain or adorn one who dares to take a stand. Nevertheless cries of discrimination and challenges similar to the argument presented before the California Supreme Court which led to an overturn of the state’s ban on homosexual marriage, continue to resonate in federal courts throughout the 50 states.
It’s not in the Constitution!
Most Republicans, some independents, few democrats, all libertarians and even anti-government activists agree the health care bill is unconstitutional. And when asked how the bill is unconstitutional one of the two most popular answers is given: the government cannot force you to buy a product or it’s not in the constitution. Both answers often leave health care advocates speechless and without recourse. Nevertheless, aside from the rarity of a common creed existing across the political spectrum, are those answers truly irrefutable?