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Showing posts with label Daily Kos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daily Kos. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: U.S. Economy, GDP, Fail


Friday, January 12, 2018

Tracking Retirements From Congress (NPR)

As we move further into Trumpism and the catastrophic election of Donald J. Trump to the US Presidency, watching as his party is electorally averse to the worst president in US history.


Chart excerpt

House Republican Retirements

A record number of 32 House Republicans have already announced they won’t seek re-election. This list does not include members who have already resigned, if their seat will be filled by a special election before November.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Fla.1989NoD+5Clinton, 58%-39%
Dave Reichert, Wash.2004NoEVENClinton, 46%-43%
Ed Royce, Calif.*1992NoEVENClinton, 52%-43%
Frank LoBiondo, N.J.1994NoR+1Trump, 50%-46%
Darrell Issa, Calif.2000NoR+1Clinton, 51%-43%
Martha McSally, Ariz.2014SenateR+1Clinton, 49%-44%
Charlie Dent, Pa.2004NoR+4Trump, 51%-44%
Dave Trott, Mich.2014NoR+4Trump, 49%-45%
Steve Pearce, N.M.2002; 2010GovernorR+6Trump, 50%-40%
Ron DeSantis, Fla.2012GovernorR+7Trump, 46%-40%
Pat Tiberi, Ohio*2000NoR+7Trump, 52%-41%
Jim Renacci, Ohio2010GovernorR+8Trump, 56%-39%
Joe Barton, Texas1984NoR+9Trump, 54%-42%
Lynn Jenkins, Kansas2008NoR+10Trump, 56%-37%
Lamar Smith, Texas*1986NoR+10Trump, 52%-42%
Lou Barletta, Pa.2010SenateR+10Trump, 60%-36%
Ted Poe, Texas2004NoR+11Trump, 52%-43%
Sam Johnson, Texas1991NoR+13Trump, 54%-40%
Bob Goodlatte, Va.*1992NoR+13Trump, 59%-35%
Blake Farenthold, Texas2010NoR+13Trump, 60%-36%
Gregg Harper, Miss.*2008NoR+13Trump, 61%-37%
Kristi Noem, S.D.2010GovernorR+14Trump, 62%-32%
Jeb Hensarling, Texas*2002NoR+16Trump, 62%-34%
Todd Rokita, Ind.2010SenateR+17Trump, 64%-30%
Jim Bridenstine, Okla.2012NASA Administrator (awaiting confirmation)R+17Trump, 61%-33%
Luke Messer, Ind.2012SenateR+18Trump, 67%-26%
Bill Shuster, Pa.*2001NoR+19Trump, 69%-27%
John Duncan, Tenn.1988NoR+20Trump, 65%-30%
Marsha Blackburn, Tenn.2002SenateR+20Trump, 67%-28%
Raul Labrador, Idaho2010GovernorR+21Trump, 64%-25%
Evan Jenkins, W.Va.2014SenateR+23Trump, 73%-23%
Diane Black, Tenn.*2010GovernorR+24Trump, 72%-24%
Note: Asterisks denote committee chairs.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A "Differentiaior" Speaks Of Blacks Appreciating Gifts!

In October 2014, Daily Kos writer Bill Berkowitz keyboarded the this screed regarding Ben Carson and a visit with an ultra conservative radio show host: Mark Levin. The piece includes accurate depictions of the nascent phenomenon of "black" intellectuals and black celebrities who embrace the ideology of a political party that is 92% white with no outreach to the African-American Community.  

The very thoughtful piece from Berkowitz is well received and as stated above accurate. Yet, there is much more to the phenomenon. These people are African-Americans who, in my opinion, literally hate their ethnicity, hate the black culture and literally avail themselves as doormats for people who in aggregate regard the black community in ways just shy of life in Jim crow America. They live and postulate as minstrels who's every waking hour and minutes of deep sleep dreams are consume with vision of pleasing people who despite claims to the contrary oppress the Black Community. Whether in terms of overt appeasement of whites who relish their minstrel acts.....

The perfect example is the well known Obama hating 'black' conservative Kevin Jackson. The little tea party minstrel lives the good life off the psyche of whites who like little better than seeing an hearing a black person slam President Obama.

Let's consider an example..from his blog(October 9, 2014). Note how the opportunist minstrel positions the piece to appeal to his readers (Whites). He uses an image of a president who introduced Trickle-down economics to a nation that has experienced a deteriorated middle class and more impoverished people as a direct result of trickle-down economics. He positions an image of a president who was in the Oval Office during most corrupt of times in US history. (Exhibit A; Exhibit B). He offers an image of the first president to negotiate with terrorists and one who literally sold arms to Iran and chemical weapons know how to Saddam Hussein. In the case of arms sell to Iran, Reagan perpetrated the heinous acts to fund his Central America War against the Sandinistas of Nicaragua. Ultimately, Jackson entices with an image of a president who launched the nation into unprecedented non war years spending accompanied by tax cuts.  

Of particular note, you may notice he did to use an image of George W. Bush. The minstrel, Jackson, leveraged the man conservative America considered their ideology patriarch and Americans "felling good' president.  He ignore the white president who took the nation to two wars while cutting taxes, who lead through a era of sub-prime lending that damned near killed our nation, a president who sanctioned torture and who's team outed an active CIA agent as retribution against her husband. A man who would not support the Bush/Cheney lies of WMD. Jackson incites his audience about "wanting a white president; via an image of a false prophet while ignoring the penultimate example of a more nascent "white president."

As you read what follows, notice how the black minstrel sets his audience up for his brand of "foot shuffling" ignominious pandering.

America Needs a White Republican President
Admit it. You want a white Republican president again. 
Now before you start feeling like you’re a racist, understand you are not.

Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American.
In the pre-black president era, criticizing the president was simply the American thing to do. An exercise of one’s First Amendment right. Criticism had nothing to do with color, because there had never been a black president, or at least one whom people recognized as black.

So to criticize the president meant that you didn’t like his policies.

New Obama Popularity Poll 7-2-14 5:30 p.m.
WCTV - Tallahassee, FL
The election of a recognized black president was not supposed to change anything. In fact, it was supposed to (1) ease any perceived racial tensions, and (2) allow the government to focus on legislating without race. So America would be more free than ever to discuss the issues. 
Not the case. And that is why having a white Republican president is best for the country.

The opportunist used very strategic hooks to snare readers for his on man minstrel show.

These people have every right to hold social and political beliefs as Americans.  They posed a problem for the greater society in that they are so busy posturing themselves as different from other African-Americans, they literally damage relations in the minds of those to whom they speak.  They are existential  "Differentiators." (Look at me I am different from the masses of African-Americans; in fact do not call me an African-American, I prefer to be called a black conservative)

Since I started the piece with Ben Carson, lets take a look at his comment to a conservative audience.

Think about the extent of his statement and the deep appeal to whites who listen to his for of minstrel "play." 
In October, Dr. Ben Carson told conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin that: "Before Obama, people barely noticed skin color; that goes back 150 years. Blacks were happy and grateful for what we were given."
"....Blacks were happy and grateful for what we were given."    
Carson is from a humble background that is reported to have included food aid to his mother (and to him via default and the scope of aid programs). Why would he play to his audience with the very words, his audience finds both reinforcing and distasteful.

What were African-Americans given? Was Carson demurring and coddling to a mindset that since the first slaves arrived in the "New World" were given life sustaining items to maintain a life of human bondage. (Food,  Diet, Life of the Dead, Mal Nutrition form bondage) Was he reminding whites who abhor assistance to the black community (and to poor whites) their less than benevolent hand-downs were appreciated? Why were his comments stated as such? Could he have spoken appreciation for the right to vote and to seek an equal education for African-American kids? How about the prospect he was offering whites a thank-you for allowing blacks to eat in restaurants at an equal level or sit in the same bus or train terminals with whites? Were African-American "Given the right to seek a home in any community? "What we were given?"

Carson's playing to the radio audience was a far more vile example of The Differentiator than Kevin Jackson's inane money-grabbing rhetoric. Carson's minstrel (ism) clear ly reflects a mindset that can only be described as loathing of his blackness and severe indoctrination via an American Stockholm Syndrome. 

The black conservative will rail incessantly about the phoniness and disingenuous nature of the Democratic Party. They do so without one utterance about overt racism and bigoted wrongs from the party with which they align. While I am completely turned-off by the Democrats (of late), I recognize many who claim the GOP are inherently and diametrical averse to all things black.  Frankly, it seems the black conservative is also of that ilk.

Ben Carson is a learned surgeon. How could he allow the words, as delineated, above emanate from is brain across his lips into the ears of his audience. Comments with even more deleterious to those in the black community who fight against the perception of a culture of "accepting gifts" from the white community. 

And, Ben Carson would be president?


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rand Paul Says 33% Black 2016 Vote For The GOP

Yesterday, I published a piece related to Rand Paul as the political chameleon of the 21st Century. Paul not only has a history also a serial plagiarizer, he is a pathological lair to the level of a mandatory visit with his favorite psychiatrist. Paul is a trickster, a "gamer,' and he at times comes across as a "player."

Watch the "player" in action.

"I'm, all wired up here." Mitch McConnell to Paul as the "player" ran a bit of game on the TV crew preparing to interview McConnell. I posit, Paul heard McConnell's warning of "hot mic" and decided it fit his scheme quite well.  I am convinced Paul wanted every word of his plotting captured for archive, if not broadcast live. Media called the interaction "Hot Mic;" I call it "Strategic Mic."

Watch and listen.

People who consider themselves cunning are risk takers who will not hesitate to lie and deceive. Paul considers himself cunning.  He has in his past spoken of the acceptability and utility of "misinformationto a group of medical students. His example was clear misinformation for personal gain.

Politico published a piece yesterday with Paul proclaiming predicting a 33 percent GOP vote from the black community in 2016. If your immediate thought is similar to my immediate reaction, you will recognize our common association in the following one minute Wile E. Coyote cartoon. Excuse the striking resemblance shared between Paul and Wiley. The analogous choice was purely coincidental.

Daily Kos writer Jed Lewison's report of Politico's piece wraps Paul's comments in a properly perspective.

Re-posted via Daily Kos Terms of Use....

Rand Paul at a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa for his father, ahead of the Ames Straw Poll.
Goal Thermometer
Sen. Rand Paul tells POLITICO that the Republican presidential candidate in 2016 could capture one-third or more of the African-American vote by pushing criminal-justice reform, school choice and economic empowerment.
“If Republicans have a clue and do this and go out and ask every African-American for their vote, I think we can transform an election in one cycle,” the Kentucky Republican said in a phone interview Thursday as he was driven through New Hampshire in a rental car.
The key takeaway from this is that when Rand Paul is being "driven through New Hampshire in a rental car," Politico is the one publication that can capture his thoughts on how Republicans can improve outreach to African-American voters. Indeed, the fact that he offered them from New Hampshire is fitting, because with an African-American population of 1.1 percent, New Hampshire is tied with Utahfor 5th lowest percentage in the entire country.
To be fair to Paul—and for once, I'm not being snarky—criminal justice reform is a crucial issue and does represent a real opportunity. School choice and economic empowerment, however? Not so much, because much of the policy agenda underlying those slogans is about advancing a conservative response to school desegregation and affirmative action.
Still, I guess you could give Paul some points for at least trying ... except he really wasn't trying that hard. For example, when the topic of Ebola came up, he had this to say:
Pounding a message he has delivered in interview after interview, Paul said President Barack Obama and his administration have “underplayed the danger and transmissibility” of the Ebola virus and have had a “bossy, arrogant attitude.”
Pro tip, Sen. Paul: If you're trying to win over voters who have been driven away from the GOP because of its southern strategy, you might want to stop calling Obama "bossy" and complaining about his "arrogant attitude." Just my $0.02.

Rand Paul is a consummate Chameleon. He masks not only to disguise for self-preservation, he cloaks for personal expediency. Paul, like you and me, knows the GOP will never attract significant minority votes. Yet, he lays his rhetoric out to attraction attention much like a twisted mustachioed carnival barker. The mouthy pied piper who knows the show in the big tent is not as the marquee under which he stands. He is a phony character who will say anything to capture a camera or to offer an inane quote.

The Chameleon from Kentucky knows he cannot win the GOP nomination without attracting the gullible who might be inclined to bite on his 'phishing.' He also knows those who might bite must come from people who have a history of not voting GOP. Therefore, Paul is hopeful of masking his true conservatism via false prophecy to the black community.

He is a Judas Goat desperate to attract attention. The rotten state of US media offers the opportunist platforms, while ignoring the overwhelming extent of Paul's intellectual deficiency and his proven record of dishonesty.

Think with me for a moment. Try to allow your mind to absorb and accept the notation 33 percent of black voters who vote GOP in 2016.