Wouldn’t it be great if the Thanksgiving celebration at your home was just as good as the ones you see on TV? Like that great meal, for example.
That you get to enjoy with your terrific family and friends.
It might seem ordinary for a Republican politician to argue that racism is no longer present in American society. And while public sentiment would disagree with the more specific argument that racism isn’t present in law enforcement, it still seems ordinary for a Republican politician to make that claim.
It starts to look unordinary, though, when the Republican politician issuing such statements is himself African American. But that’s what Ben Carson said when speaking at a November 21 forum in Columbia, South Carolina. When asked about police discrimination, he responded:
His campaign stops in big cities ordinarily draw thousands of attendees, but that didn’t stop Sen. Bernie Sanders from speaking to a group of humble size on November 21. Early that morning, and in between appearances at much bigger venues in South Carolina, the Democratic presidential candidate addressed about 40 in Moncks Corner, on the rural outskirts of Charleston.
The small number didn’t affect Sanders’ desire to prepare a formal address, though; he pulled prepared notes from his coat pocket shortly after arriving. And the difference in attendees – laid-back, rural older folks instead of the young, spirited voters regularly found at other Sanders events – didn’t change his message, either.
Poor Ted Cruz. The little fella got his feelings hurt after Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates for their statements against the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees. “(T)hey’re scared of widows and three-year-old orphans,” the president said.
And so wounded was Cruz that he publicly responded with the following challenge on November 18:
"Let me suggest something Mr. President: If you want to insult me, you can do it overseas, you can do it in Turkey, you can do it in foreign countries. But I would encourage you, Mr. President, come back and insult me to my face."
But before Cruz can get all whiny about Obama’s statement, maybe he should practice what he preaches.
Remember all the giggles from 2008 when we found out Sarah Palin thought Africa was a country and not a continent? Prepare yourself for more laughs of a geographic theme: Ben Carson’s campaign can’t produce an accurate map of the United States.
During campaign seasons and also in between them, Republicans usually focus on four general issues, each of conservative bend. And not just candidates in stump speeches and campaign ads, either, but the Fox Fans and online trolls also want to whine about the same topics.
The economy. Gun rights. Their typical “family” and “morality” arguments, and that reek of homophobia. And toss in some anti-Obamacare while you’re at it, of course.
As the next campaign season rolls in, though, the flock will need to find other topics to groan about, because their arguments in each of those four topics are going belly-up.
The next time your conservative in-law says a Republican will take the White House in 2016, ask him to put his money where his mouth is. Be sure to collect that wager from him come Election Day, too, because Democrats have a 58-percent shot at winning that contest, and with very safe odds of 8/13, according to professional bookies.
Yup, even though gambling on elections is illegal in the U.S., you can still do it all across Europe. Many bookie websites, mostly from the U.K., are accepting bets on which candidates will win party nominations, which party will win the presidential race, and who specifically will take the White House next November.
For reflection on Veterans Day, here's a recap on all the things that Republicans in Congress have done for the men and women who served.
Republicans Are Angrily Debating About Rules For The Next Debates – And Making A$$es Of Themselves In The Process
Heard about all the hissy fits the Republican presidential candidates had after their debate on CNBC? You know, that latest round of “liberal media” accusations, complete with actual complaints that the questions were too tough?
Well, it’s getting sillier. In quick summary:
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