So who is Kamala Harris, the woman who has risen to the top of the polls after the first Democratic presidential debate and why the sudden popularity?
The simple answer is that she is attractive and managed to knock the, up to that point, frontrunner Biden off his game by insinuating that he is a racist for his previous stand against bussing. The media loved it and played the clip over, and over, and over.
Before the debate, few really knew who the junior senator from California was, except the small percentage of voters who follow politics. After the debate, few still don’t know much about her — much less where she stands on the important issues — other than that well-worn news clip. Continue reading “Kamala the Khameleon”
The nation can use a holiday, a holiday from the bickering that now characterizes our political debates in the halls of Congress or what passes as “news.” Even our social media is awash in vitriol.
As we pause to enjoy time with family and friends, it is more important that ever to remember the events that led to the holiday: the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It’s also important to remember the bravery and sacrifice made by the men who willingly put their lives on the line to sign it and those who gave their lives to defend it.
The British had increasingly oppressed the colonists. As the tensions grew, the crown sent a standing army to North America to strengthen its control. Furthermore, it ruled Continue reading “A Warning about Freedom from the Founders”
Hillary Clinton made a lot of mistakes in her quest to become the first woman president of the United States, but her biggest mistake occurred well before she ever ran for public office. It was back in 1995, when, as the chief strategist during her husband’s tenure in the White House, she grew frustrated that their many scandals where making their way into the press.
As first lady of Arkansas she managed to keep a lid on their misdeeds. She was well versed in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and successfully demonized and silenced anyone who dared question their actions.
However, in 1995, things were getting out of hand. Those of you old enough to have lived through the Clinton years may remember an unguarded moment when she lashed out at the “vast right-wing conspiracy” in a TV interview. But she was far from done. I can only imagine the hours she must have put into a 331-page report in which she vented her frustrations in a publication called the “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce.” It was released during the 1996 presidential campaign by the White House council’s office and the Democratic National Committee. Continue reading “Why’d Hillary Lose? Blame Joseph Farah”
Last weekend was a demonstration of strength by the Deplorables, who turned out for the inauguration, and the Nasties, who marched on Saturday.
The Deplorables got their name from Hillary Clinton. On September 11, the Democrat presidential nominee said, “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”
The Nasties came from a comment Donald Trump made to characterize Hillary Clinton — not her supporters —during the last presidential debate. Clinton spoke of her plan to bring down the deficit by taxing the rich. She then made a snarky comment that Trump would find a way to get out of paying his fair share. That drew his ire.
Both sides, in this hotly contested political contest, in turn, adopted the epithets thrown by these opposing candidates during a knock-down, drag-out campaign and wore them like a badge of honor. Continue reading “The Deplorables Versus the Nasties”
As we prepare for Trump’s inauguration, I find myself more hopeful than I have been since the week Ronald Reagan took office. I am not alone.
This is in sharp contrasts to the president-elect’s approval ratings.
Bottom line: We may not like the slash and burn style that Donald Trump used to defeat 16 rivals for the nomination and win the presidency, but we have confidence that he is going to do whatever it takes to “Make America Great Again.”
What does that mean? Continue reading “Not This Hopeful Since Reagan”
Never in my lifetime have I seen so many disgruntled people in this country which has stood as a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the globe.
Our country has withstood a civil war, two world wars, a great depression, the cold war, terrorist attacks, a housing crisis and numerous recessions but we’ve stood together, as one people, through these difficult times and come out stronger as a result of the trials.
Now it seems we are being torn apart by activists among us who want to separate us by race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, political persuasion and all manner of economic and educational strata for their own selfish ends. Continue reading “A Day of Thanksgiving (Not Since the Civil War Has Our Nation been so Divided)”