Posts Tagged ‘tea party’

Bachmann vs. Palin: no comparison

June 29, 2011

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-627863

Outside of the fact that they are both women and are both prone to many gaffes, it does not make sense to keep comparing these two women. For example, Michelle Bachmann seems to have no problems talking about issues of race, whether she’s completely on or off. Most republicans including Palin will just invoke Dr. King’s dream in talking about race. Bachman makes comments like “President Obama failed black America.” That’s bold, especially for a party that has little black support. Furthermore, whereas Palin condemned liberal media and only talked to conservative media after several embarrassing interviews, Bachman will talk to anyone who will listen. You will see her on CNN, MSNBC, etc. Though they also share similar political views, these are two very different women who shouldn’t continually be compared simply because they are women.

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O’Donnell & Tea Party: becoming their own worst enemy

September 20, 2010

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-493831

The recent comments of O’Donnell dabbling and witchcraft in addition to the campaign spending allegations pose a true challenge for the Tea Party: is the party going to stick by its professed values or stick to the candidate it simply likes? If they choose to stick by her no matter what, this will be an act of hypocrisy because the Party would condemn any other non Tea Party-endorsed politician who had these same issues. In continuing to endorse her 100%, the Party becomes as hypocritical as it claims other parties are. As it relates to O’Donnell, she can only play the victim for so long. She cannot duck the media. This will only make the problem worse, particularly in the media culture we live in now. She needs to confront these issues now before they spin out of control. If she continues to stay silent and if the Tea Party shows blind loyalty regardless of her past, they will both lose major credibility both as an organization and a as a politician.

A warning for Tea Party members coming to DC

August 26, 2010

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-485294

Bruce Majors’ blog post giving Tea Party members a guide to DC was not racist, although it basically said to avoid black neighborhoods (I DID read the whole post). The post was, however, extremely ignorant, disrespectful, and flat out wrong towards people in my neighborhood (I live on the Green Line) as well as DC’s immigrant community. Please listen in to hear my warning to Tea Party members who are coming to DC. Have a great weekend!

Obama! Please don’t make another race speech!

July 21, 2010

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-474260#

Your adminstration has already issued its apology and Ms. Sherod accepted. If this happened under President Clinton or Bush, the media outrage would have stopped at the Secretary of Agriculture. There were many racial incidents during their tenure and they spoke about by them by choice, not by force. Please don’t turn yourself into a Black mammy figure, always consoling the guilty people you work for. We as adults should be able to handle this with the example that you set in your administration. If we can’t then the problem is with us, not you. No more words need to come directly from you on this issue.

Selling out Shirley Sherrod

July 20, 2010

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-474021

In an era of non-fact based journalism, we have sold out Ms. Sherrod. Because of our fear of talking about race, we used video editing to kill someone’s career, in this economy. The NAACP sold her out so it could look objective, conservatives edited video, and now the White House sold her out because it’s afraid to talk about race. This is shameful. Is the NAACP now going to protest for her to get her job back? What happened to hearing both sides? This is the state of america we are in and we should be ashamed.