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President Obama’s Cabinet Lacks Diversity

Obama-Winking-300x200You know, not that I really care that Barack Obama has filled his cabinet with white men (no women or minorities & I really don’t care because I try not to engage in identity politics) but some great points are made here. Let me say that I don’t care if the men selected by Barack Obama are purple, I am concerned about whether or not they are competent white men who best represent the American people. Far too often in American politics are the arguments center stage regarding racial, gender or sexual preference demographics, when the focus should be on qualifications & competence. I’ll take 20 competent white men over one incompetent woman or black person any day & vice-versa. This is the man who bypassed fiscal issues almost entirely & campaigned relentlessly on “women’s reproductive rights” & towards women in general, as well as Hispanics & the LGBT community. He didn’t bother to campaign to black people because he knew he could ignore us & we’d still vote for him in droves. That’s just what the black vote has become – blindly faithful to the Democratic party. Before any liberals start bringing up the GOP straw man arguments, I have stated many times before that I advocate for black people to register as Independents & look at each platform & forget party affiliation. It is so ironic to me, that the man who almost entirely campaigned on women’s rights, has a cabinet with no women or minorities. I mean, diversity is allegedly a concern of his, right?. Barack Obama is a charlatan & he’ll say and do anything to get certain votes then does whatever he wants to do. No surprise there from he & many politicians, for that matter. Can you imagine the media backlash that a Republican president would receive if he appointed all white men to his cabinet? As I said, I don’t care that Obama has appointed all white men, especially if they are qualified & competent, it’s just the double standard & hypocrisy that I detest. A white, Republican president who appoints no women or minorities would immediately be labeled a racist and/or a misogynist! George Bush appointed more minorities to cabinet positions than Barack Obama, now what does that tell you? The man is as fake on issues of diversity (among others) as a $3 bill. President Obama, after making such a huge deal out of “women’s rights” & diversity, put your appointments where your mouth is or leave it alone:

Roland Martin, Rosa Brooks & Reihan Salam discuss the lack of diversity in the Obama cabinet.

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Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Politics

 

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Zo Hit The Nail On The Head…

Greetings Everyone,

You all know that President Barack Obama won re-election. Alfonzo Rachel shared some very important thoughts via his Youtube channel  I had to share them with you all. Zo is right, it was is the liberal culture that we were are up against & we weren’t prepared. Anyway, please listen to this video & share, share, share! Please also follow Zo on Facebook here. Here is Zo’s video:

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Featured Guest blogs, Politics

 

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Politics At Work…

Greetings Everyone!

I pray that all is well. I have been working hard on my fictional writing as well as literally – I got a seasonal part-time job this year to earn extra money for my book publication costs. Thanks again so much to those of you who generously donated to my Indiegogo campaign for the editing/publication costs for my first novel, The Elements, which will be released as an e-book in March 2013! I recent purchased the domain name for my website so please note that the new website is http://www.theelementsbooks.com! Okay….back to business. This is just a brief post regarding a conversation I had tonight at work with many regarding…..(drumroll)..Obama vs Romney….(it’s informal ya’ll – hey, I’m a Southerner!)

Now, I normally don’t discuss politics at work but today a young brother said, “Have you voted for Obama yet?”. Note the language. He didn’t ask if I had voted yet, just whether or not I had voted for Obama yet. So I told him that I won’t be voting for Obama. There were several other people standing around and they all were like “Huh? What? Wow?” They asked why & I explained. When I started explaining more & more started gathering around & listening. It literally became “Ask Talitha” night. They had ALL sorts of questions for me about specific issues – most of the questions were about Obamacare to be honest & they all wanted to know WHY I was supporting Mitt Romney.

80% of them said that they had never met a black Conservative/Republican and that they really appreciated the fact that I answered their questions immediately & in great detail. I must have answered about 70-80 questions – literally. I didn’t lie to them & told them that although Romney was not my top pick I still support him because social issues aside, IMO he will best handle the economic issues. I really had to educate many on the growing debt. I am shocked that there were not more questions about that. One black woman came up to me later & said that she really appreciated all that I shared because she was a Democrat but didn’t support Obama but was afraid to share that. She spoke with me at length about the history of the Democratic party & the GOP as well. She said “You are so bold!”

Needless to say, tonight was a very interesting & wonderful night. I don’t know how many minds I changed, but I know I got them to think hard about the issues & their level of involvement in the politics in general. I explained why we all must get involved in local politics as well. A few said to me “Obama is trying – the Republicans won’t pass his bills.” You all that know me & follow know I quickly debunked that statement. Several told me they were going to do a “fact check” on me & get back to me tomorrow. I told them….”by all means….don’t believe me outright, do your homework”. Why? because somehow, we have got to shift the mindset of the voting public to one of blind apathy or “following” to one of “fact-checking” of our leaders. Folks, this is the REAL “Hope & Change” – ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!!!

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2012 in Politics

 

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Saturday Night Live Spoofs Obama vs Romney Debate

A friend of mine shared this on Facebook this morning & I thought I’d share it with you all. No matter what “side” you’re on politically, this is funny:

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SPOOFS FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Congrats to presidential contender Mitt Romney for doing such a fantastic job during the first presidential debate. The full debate schedule & all pertinent info is as follows:

TV Channels – Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others.

 

October 3, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Watch Full Debate Video (WINNER: MITT ROMNEY-R)
Topic: Domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)
The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.
October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)
The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.
October 16, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)
The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.
 
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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in In The News, Politics, Uncategorized, Videos

 

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Walter Myers III: Liberals Aren’t Paying Their Fair Share

Walter Myers III: Liberals Aren’t Paying Their Fair Share

My friend Walter Myers III knocks it out of the ballpark & I concur!

Last week, a high school friend of mine (someone that I thought was a friend), commented on Facebook that I was “heartless” for not agreeing with him that taking care of the needy can best be administered by the federal government. In his view, only the federal government has the “necessary resources” to feed the poor in America. Of course, I reminded him that every penny the federal government takes in comes from individuals that live in one of fifty states with any number of localities that also have the power to tax, so each state obviously has the necessary resources to feed and clothe the truly needy. Moreover, it is the height of naiveté to believe that a federal government can take money out of each state, run that money through its bureaucracy, and then give it back to the state without a considerable percentage going to waste that would not have happened at the local or state level. The federal government was not designed to be a charitable organization and it is not good at it either for the obvious reason that it is so far away from the point of need, it could not possibly know what the varying needs are on the ground in any given state and how to best administer help to those in need. Charity is, at best, something that is done as local as possible (city, then county, then state) and should never be a federal matter that will become invariably become wholly politicized. It only complicates things when you concentrate more and more power into the hands of the few. That is precisely why our founders had a limited role for the federal government.

In previous posts, I wrote about the book by Arthur C. Brooks, titled Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism. Brooks notes that America has become essentially two nations—one charitable, and the other uncharitable. He was disturbed by many of the facts and trends that emerged from years of analysis indicating how an identifiable slice of the population does not donate to people in need, does not volunteer, and does not give in informal ways either. That identifiable slice is, namely, those who label themselves as liberals (or progressives). In a nutshell, liberals give dramatically less than conservatives, even though as a group they have 6% higher income on average than conservatives. And liberals are not privately charitable either, an argument that some liberals use to deflect what the hard numbers demonstrate. Conservatives give more because of their worldview, which centers around four forces as noted by Brooks: religion, skepticism about the government in economic life, strong families, and personal entrepreneurship. Liberals give less because they believe charity consists mainly of government redistribution. And even if the government does not do what they think it should, they still won’t give. So the next time a liberal tells you they want their taxes to go up to help the needy, you should see it for what it truly is: their desire to appearcompassionate in words because they are simply not compassionate inaction. Ask them to write a check out to their local charity to alleviate poverty in their own city, and see just how much pushback you will get.

To continue reading this wonderful, thought provoking blog, please click HERE.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Featured Guest blogs, Politics

 

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Video:Bob is A Racist

Video:Bob is A Racist

I don’t have a lot of commentary for you all today just a short video which my friend Walter Myers III shared with me yesterday, so now, I am sharing it with you. This satirical video on racism is a so funny because it is very true! Please watch, share and enjoy!

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2012 in Politics, Society, Videos

 

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Thomas Sowell: The Paul Ryan Choice

Thomas Sowell: The Paul Ryan Choice

Friends, this is from townhall.com, which is an excellent source of conservative editorials. If you are not subscribed to their blogs now please do so asap! Thomas Sowell knocks it out of the park yet again, so of course, with the election soon approaching I had to share with my readers:

“Governor Mitt Romney’s choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is one of those decisions that seem obvious — if not inevitable — in retrospect, even though it was by no means obvious to most of us beforehand.

Anyone who wants to get a quick sense of who Paul Ryan is should watch a short video of a February 2010 meeting in which Congressman Ryan politely, but devastatingly, “schools” Barack Obama on the utter fraudulence of the statistics that the Obama administration was using to claim that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit. That video is available on the Drudge Report.

As a long-time member, and now chairman, of the Budget Committee in the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan is thoroughly familiar with both the facts and the fictions in the federal government’s budget. In recent years, the fictions have grown much bigger than the facts. But, as Congressman Ryan reminded the president, hiding spending is not the same as reducing spending.

If this year’s election is going to be decided on the basis of hard facts, the Obama administration is doomed. But the Obama campaign is well aware of that, which is why we are hearing so many distracting innuendoes and outright lies about such peripheral issues as what Mitt Romney is supposed to have done while running Bain Capital — or even what is supposed to have happened at Bain Capital, years after Mitt Romney was long gone.” To continue reading click here.

 

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Featured Guest blogs

 

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