"It's a strong field, and all could serve with distinction," said Wamp. When specifically asked about Ramsey, Wamp replied, "Ron Ramsey is a great lieutenant governor," stressing the word "lieutenant" and then grinning broadly. He offered similar praise for Blackburn and Haslam in their present positions.
Straight-up racism is “I won’t vote for Obama because he is black and I will use any excuse–my anger at Clinton’s loss, whatever–to keep from having to do that.” But what they’re doing is more like “I am so pissed that Clinton is not the candidate that I will lash out at you in the most painful way I can think of. I will hurt you as deep as I can. And I will use whatever weapons I have in my arsenal to do it, even if it means I have to dust off all this old racist (and sexist) stuff, the very stuff I’ve been advocating all of us put away, to do it.” It’s an approach that clearly benefits from and uses straight-up racism as a strategy. But to me, it’s worse because it salts the earth between us. It’s a reminder, no, something more than a reminder, a lesson that, if white people don’t get our own way, we will use whatever we have at our disposal to hurt you.
Less Than Pleasant: Violence Follows A Charge Of An Oversized Oral Cavity At Mt. Pleasant Commisioner's MeetingVia Maury Thinks, we find a case of local politicians behaving badly:
“We can discuss it as long as we want to discuss it,” Kirk, 67, said. “Well you go ahead, fat mouth, and say something,” Shackelford said. “Well now, I think I will —,” Kirk said. Shackelford then stood up, struck Kirk several times in the head, dragged him to the floor and continued to strike him. Goode ran over to the two officials and separated them, putting Shackelford in a headlock. Commissioner Randy Sprouse yelled for police to come break up the fight. Officers Geoffrey Taylor and Paul Westmoreland came into council chambers as Goode struggled to control Shackelford. “Calm down, calm down Bobby,” a police officer told Shackelford. “I am calm,” Shackelford said. “Stupid son of a b----,” Goode said. After everyone had calmed down, Taylor took statements from the commissioners and city manager. No one was charged, and no arrests were made. Kirk’s glasses were broken during the altercation and Shackelford’s left arm was bleeding. Police Chief Tom Wilson said Shackelford was not charged because Kirk and Goode declined to press charges. He said Shackelford would have been charged with misdemeanor assault but would not have been put in custody. After the fight, Shackelford apologized to Kirk several times, and as he left City Hall, he acknowledged what he did was wrong.Listen to the audio here. SEE ALSO: Grantham is talking
A day after being selected by superdelegates to be the Democrats’ presidential nominee, Barack Obama visits Bristol, Va., for a town hall meeting that is a ticket-only event with Obama-friendly organizations controlling who gets tickets - meaning the Obama campaign is controlling access to the event in order to ensure a friendly crowd.Is issuing tickets for the event necessarily some nefarious or is it simply to prevent people from having to be turned away at the door. Obama has been known, after all, for drawing large crowd. McCain, on the other hand, may not need to issue tickets because he tends not to have that problem.
If you think lazy immigrants are stealing the jobs of working, hard working Americans, white (and black) Americans; then it is your duty to ensure that you limit the amount of support you give to this process...or else you're just a hypocrite trying to make a buck by being the goto black person to make people like Lou Dobbs feel better about themselves and their subtle racism.
Jewish voters made up about 3% of the electorate in 2004, according to surveys of voters as they left polling places. But high turnout among Jewish voters in November could make a difference for McCain or Obama in battleground states.
"If it turns out to be a close election, the Jewish vote could make the difference," said M.J. Rosenberg, director of policy with the Israel Policy Forum, a liberal think tank.
Rosenberg and other Jewish leaders say the Jewish vote could make a difference in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Hillary and Bill Clinton are masters at claiming the public limelight even at the expense of larger public purpose. Media attention puts her unflagging ambition center stage and his unbridled (although sometimes misdirected) charm on full display. Were Obama to make her his Vice President, she would turn the tables and make him her President, just as she has turned the tables this week and transformed his remarkable victory into her audacious dare.
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