Archive for June 16th, 2015

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Chat Away

Sam, Dave and the First Lady at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Jun
15

‘Capitalism tops even racism in this racist ass country’

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by EricFive

Here’s my take on Bernie Sanders.

He is a Socialist and will never be a candidate for President.

Capitalism tops even racism in this racist ass country (see Montgomery Bus Boycott).

As for his comments, I have long argued that racism exists on both the political left and right.

More precisely, the acceptance of the doctrine of White supremacy exists across the political spectrum.

Sanders’ comments reflect that mindset.

Without the overwhelming support of African-American voters NO Democrat can win the presidency, that is political reality.

Yet he covets the “White working class” voter who shun the Democrats and insults the voting bloc that is essential to his candidacy.

It makes no rational sense, but then neither does the doctrine of White supremacy.

Put simply, some voters are more important than others in these United States.

Winning the White vote gives the victorious candidate more LEGITIMACY than had he won through a multiracial coalition (both Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were treated like usurpers by the Washington establishment and media).

HRC has also been lamenting about the Dems loss of these White working class voters.

HRC seems to be threading the needle better than Bernie, but their sentiments are identical.

Dems don’t want to be seen as the Black folks party so they are willing to lose elections courting people who will never vote for them (see 2014 midterms).

I think Bernie should be roundly criticized for his insulting comments.

Silence gives legitimacy to those views and allows the eventual nominee to move to the right on civil rights issues.

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16
Jun
15

Did you know “this country has overcome racism”? Bernie says so.

Bernie Sanders in a November 2014 interview

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“….. the African-American community is very, very proud that this country has overcome racism and voted for him for president….”

“You should not be basing your politics based on your color.”

“…. you had an abysmally low vote for the Democrats among white, working-class people. And I think the reason for that is that the Democrats have not made it clear that they are prepared to stand with the working-class people of this country….”

….. the condescension …. the notion that “this country has overcome racism” because it elected PBO ….. and putting African Americans and “the working-class people of this country” in to separate categories….

….. truly, this guy is something else.

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16
Jun
15

A Meeting At Number 10 Downing Street

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First lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha at Number 10 Downing Street in London. The First Lady was there for a discussion about her Let Girls Learn Initiative

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) is welcomed by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha at Number 10 Downing Street in London June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Sasha (L) and Malia (2nd R), the daughters of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, arrive at Number 10 Downing Street in London June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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16
Jun
15

Chat Away

Tea with Harry Windsor

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Jun
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “The President shows off his dance moves as he and the First Lady waited backstage during an intermission of daughter Sasha’s dance recital at Strathmore Arts Center in North Bethesda, Maryland.” June 16, 2013

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Today

The President has no public events scheduled

See here for the First Lady’s schedule in England

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On This Day: President Barack Obama picks up a fly he swatted during an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood in the East Room of the White House, June 16, 2009. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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MoooOOOooorning!

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Jun
15

First Lady Participates in a Discussion on “Let Girls Learn”

6:0 AM EDT: First Lady Michelle Obama Participates in a Discussion on “Let Girls Learn”, London




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