experience with racism as first lady 79 replies
Michelle Obama has recalled her “exhausting” experience with racism using the example of a simple trip to get ice cream with her daughters during her time in the White House. (Snip) “There was a line, and once again, when I’m just a Black woman, I notice that white people don’t even see me. They’re not even looking at me. So I’m standing there with two little Black girls, another Black female adult, they’re in soccer uniforms, and a white woman cuts right in front of us to order. Like she didn’t even see us.” Obama said the girl at the
players boycott over Jacob Blake shooting 55 replies
I can’t remember a wildcat strike ever happening by a pro sports team, let alone an entire league, let alone during the playoffs. My guess is that it’ll alienate more people than it’ll win over, but alienation never lasts very long in sports. A million fans will vow today that they’ll never watch the NBA again and most will be back next week, or at least for the Finals. And everyone who isn’t will be back next season. The Milwaukee Bucks violated the collective bargaining agreement with the league when they decided to protest by not playing today’s game against the Orlando Magic.
violent rioting in Democrat-
controlled cities, states 55 replies
Democrat Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Wednesday held President Trump responsible for the violent unrest that has beset U.S. cities controlled by Democrats. “The simple reality is that we are seeing more and more chaos and violence under the Trump presidency, and there’s no reason to expect that it would get any different or any better if he were reelected,” Mr. Buttigieg told Fox News anchor Bret Baier.(Snip) Even though Democrats have for the most part rejected the federal assistance, Mr. Buttigieg said that “the president’s strategy has obviously not helped because all of this chaos is happening on his watch.”
unite behind effort
to elect Joe Biden 53 replies
More than 30 former staffers from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign are signing onto an effort to elect Joe Biden — the same man they worked to defeat during the 2012 campaign. The latest initiative launched by Republicans eager to unseat their party’s presidential nominee comes as Romney is increasingly viewed with scorn by President Donald Trump’s fervent base.
Trump from office if he won’t concede
on election night 51 replies
When the Supreme Court resolved the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush, former Vice President Al Gore conceded defeat — something he doesn’t believe President Trump will do if he loses to Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election. In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Gore, a Democrat who served as Bill Clinton’s vice president, accused Trump of “attempting to put his knee on the neck of democracy” by attacking mail-in ballots and absentee voting. “He seems to have no compunctions at all about trying to rip apart the social fabric and the political equilibrium of the American people, and he’s strategically planting doubts in advance,”
Debates:’ Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Should
Not ‘Legitimize’ Trump 50 replies
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Thursday that Joe Biden should not participate in debates with President Trump during the general election campaign. “Don’t tell anybody I told you this, especially don’t tell Joe Biden: I don’t think there should be any debates,” Pelosi told reporters at a press conference. “I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence, data, and facts. I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”
RNC is really a ‘Trump convention’ 46 replies
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace suggested that President Trump must believe he is his own “best salesman” and dubbed the 2020 Republican National Convention “the Trump convention.” The “Fox News Sunday” host weighed in during the network’s coverage on the “unprecedented” nature of this year’s event amid the coronavirus pandemic that rendered the traditional nominating conventions for both parties impossible. (Video) “I’ve watched most of the last hour and a half and what really strikes me is that while we’re calling this a Republican convention, it’s really the Trump convention,” Wallace said Monday.
Is Proof: The Party of Bush, McCain and
Romney Is Dead 39 replies
The Democratic Party propaganda machine, more commonly known as the mainstream media, has been gushing over the establishment Republicans who appeared at the Democratic National Convention to denounce President Trump and endorse Joe Biden, but as last night’s Republican National Convention showed, the days of the Republican Party being a pale shadow of the Democrats are over.
shooting ‘a way to again try to demand
a little more action,’ coach says 38 replies
Toronto coach Nick Nurse addressed the possibility of the Raptors and Celtics players boycotting the first game of their playoff series on Thursday in response to the Jacob Blake shooting. Rumors of a possible boycott were sparked (Snip) “So, for example, this happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin, if I’m correct? Would it be nice if, in a perfect world, we all say we’re not playing, and the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks — that’s going to trickle down. If he steps up to the plate and puts pressure on the district attorney’s office, and state’s attorney, and governors, and politicians there to make real change and get some justice,” he said.
to stop now because it’s ‘showing
in the polling and focus groups’ 34 replies
CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo finally spoke out against the rioting that continues in some U.S. cities but not for the reasons many Americans condemn the violence.
Lemon accidentally said the quiet part out loud when he lamented how ongoing leftist riots need to stop because they are hurting Democrats in the polls. Criticizing riots not for damage to human lives and property, but for the toll they are taking on the Democratic Party, Lemon called on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to address the unrest, warning that the issue is a “blind spot” for the party. (Video) “You have COVID and Kenosha, Don, and what’s happening
RNC Comments ‘Disgusting’ 34 replies
Fox News co-host Juan Williams criticized Cuban refugee Maximo Alvarez’s speech at the Republican National Convention as “disgusting” for comparing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “to a communist dictator.”Alvarez, whose parents escaped Fidel Castro’s Cuba, expressed his support for President Donald Trump in a Monday night convention speech that compared Democratic policies to communism.“I’m speaking to you today because I have seen people like this before,” Alvarez said. “I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before, and I am here to tell you, we cannot let them take over our country.
CNN Analyst Joe Lockhart Attacks Nick Sandmann 34 replies
CNN Political Analyst Joe Lockhart criticized Nick Sandmann after the Covington Catholic graduate gave his speech during the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, calling him “a snot-nosed entitled kid from Kentucky.”(Snip for tweet) Sandmann, who was widely villainized after he was confronted during the March for Life protest in 2019, criticized the media for embracing “cancel culture,” and praised President Donald Trump for calling out those in the media with agendas and refusing to “allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts” during his RNC speech. “I look forward to the day the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage,” Sandmann said.