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Archive for September 2010

No Room for Mistakes

September 29, 2010

What the hell was he thinking? It doesn’t matter because the premise of double-standard is a mainstay in the American socio-political psyche. U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” regarding his relationship with a female “social acquaintance.” Sorry amounts to nothing when the political stakes are at their highest. This political season is proving to be the most volatile and vicious in decades—and the Republicans smell fresh meat!

The Problem with Conservatives

September 22, 2010

I do believe in free enterprise, but I don’t believe of letting free enterprise run roughshod over the people. I do believe in small government; but I don’t believe in allowing it to become so small that it becomes ineffective and corporations take over government’s function. I do believe that taxation has gone overboard, but I do believe that all of America must play its fair share in contributing to the general welfare of the nation. So when I hear conservatives espouse that they are the purveyors of moral uprightness and solid conservative values—and that everyone else is wrong and sinful—then I’ve got a problem. Yes, the problems are the conservatives.

Cannibals Wear Red

September 15, 2010

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Republicans eat their own. One thing for sure, the conservative right have a high propensity for sticking together…until it’s not convenient; then they’ll throw their kids overboard!

It’s happened yet again. The sidekicks of House Minority Leader John Boehner are distancing themselves from the Ohio Republican’s recent remarks that he would support President Barack Obama’s proposal to renew the expiring Bush tax cuts only for those making less than $250,000 if it were his only option. Nevermind, that position makes complete sense!

Shadows On One Side of the Tree

September 7, 2010

I truly believe that lawmakers and law enforcers should be held to the highest degree of scrutiny and accountability. Ethics panels and oversight investigations are fully necessary to ensure that our interests, as taxpayers and citizens, are protected and that those we select and elect aren’t abusing the power we hand to them. The current investigations into wrongdoing and allegations are commendable, on it’s face. But what I’ve noticed is that white people do now wrong. Is that right? White people “do no wrong?” From the apparent congressional ethics investigations happening right now, I’m right.

When Clinging to God Is Convenient

September 1, 2010

Here I am, nine months later reviving the words of a former commentary of mine about “Obama’s Prophecy” from last November…how quickly we forget. Our president is a prophet and we don’t know it. It’s been nearly two years since he was elected when 53% of Americans said they wanted change. Unfortunately, 46% said they didn’t. During the heat of the primaries, the then junior senator from Illinois knew that certain people needed it—and would act up if things didn’t. What he didn’t know is how people would act up…if they did.