Currently the percentage of minority children in the United States is about 50.2%, according to 2014 figures. So overall, Hillary Clinton has helped more than 4 million minority children in the United States. Does this sound like something a bigot would do?
So everyone knows about TheHill.com and all the major news sites, and probably faithfully visit them to get the latest news about the 2016 race for the White House. But there’s one site that seems to be lower on the radar, and yet it doesn’t deserve to be. Why? Because it is not only consistently updated on a daily basis, but it’s probably some of the best analysis of what is going on, as well as what to expect in the coming days. As a news aggregate site from multiple sources that is used to formulate and hypothesize, it’s honestly second to none.
I followed this site religiously in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential race, as well as the 2010 and 2014 Senate races. The insight here is very well done, and I cannot recommend it enough. I’m not affiliated with the site in any way; I’m just an admirer.
So, did you hear that because Germany had gun control laws back in the 1930s, that allowed Hitler to take power and kill millions of Jews? No? Well it’s what Ben Carson is saying. But why would he say something like that?
Because it’s a dog-whistle talking point to get votes. “They’re coming for your guns!” is the rallying cry, and suckers fall for it every time.
But Ben Carson doesn’t care about that. Even if Politifact declares it “False” (their term – I call it a big fat lie), he doesn’t care. All he cares about is getting another few percentage points in support.
I knew about the crazy as hell, since that refers to Donald Trump. But Doctor Ben Carson, who is now riding high in the first position in Iowa, tried to kill someone? Well, I looked into it, and Lindsey Graham is right.
If you didn’t get a chance to watch Bernie Sanders at Liberty University, then here is your chance. It’s embedded below, and absolutely well worth the 27+ minutes. Sanders, a man of Jewish heritage, takes his economic inequality speech to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, and makes the religious case for economic equality amongst all Americans.
In talking about how we really don’t need a minimum wage tonight, Scott Walker said that people should get paid more for the higher technically challenging jobs that they do. And they can qualify for those jobs by getting additional education – like from college.
Scott Walker, college dropout, wants the most prestigious, hardest job in the world.
So everyone remembers when Mitt “Corporations are people, my friend” Romney’s campaign started to go down in flames when the infamous 47% discussion – that was supposed to be private – went public. That really was the beginning of the end for Mitt’s chances at the Presidency.
Well turns out Jeb Bush just had his 47% moment, or as the Washington Post so eloquently put it, “Jeb Bush suffers from Foot in Mitt Disease“. Jeb, though in public to the New Hampshire Union Leader and not to a private meeting, said of American workers:
people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families.
So in other words, American workers are slackers. If they’d just do their job, they’ll be okay.
Hillary Clinton knocked it out of the park when she countered with this quote:
Well, he must not have met very many American workers. Let him tell that to the nurse who stands on her feet all day, or the teacher who is in that classroom, or the trucker who drives all night. Let him tell that to the fast-food workers marching in the streets for better pay. They don’t need a lecture. They need a raise.
These two quotes show you which candidate is more on the 1% side, and which candidate is with the 99%.
It’s clear that Doctor Ben Carson doesn’t know anything about gay people. It wasn’t enough that he said being gay is a choice – for which he caught a ton of slack. But now he’s pushing on, saying that gay rights aren’t civil rights. Why?
I’m sorry, Doctor Carson – have you forgotten “You’re gay so you can’t get married. How about a domestic partnership?” Because domestic partnerships are the moral equivalent of “colored only” water fountains. But Ben Carson doesn’t believe gay people have had to endure hardships – so it doesn’t count.