Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ripped the media and took a subtle dig at President Obama during an CSPAN interview dated from April 6th.
When asked about how he felt about the nation’s first black President, Barack Obama, Thomas said he always knew it would have to be a person who was “approved by the elites and the media” because if it was someone who they didn’t agree with, that person [...]
From Washington’s Blog:
I am a proud Democrat, and part of the commitment that makes me such is my belief that any president who blatantly violates his oath of office would be committing an extremely grave crime, which deserves to be prosecuted as such.
In other words: I believe in equality before the law.
The presidential oath of office, as given in the U.S. Constitution, is:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I [...]
As President Obama moves to revamp his senior White House staff in the weeks leading up to Inauguration Day, he may want to consider adding something distinctly lacking from the highest echelons of the West Wing: Diversity.
Incredibly, nearly all the most senior advisors to the nation’s first black president – whose appeal to minorities and women won him reelection – are white males. Democrats made much during the campaign of [...]
An extraordinary political earthquake struck America this week. Mitt Romney, widely assumed to be the ‘best of a weak bunch’ of Republican candidates, suddenly overtook Barack Obama in election polls.
Remarkably for someone with a reputation as Mr Dullard, it was his brilliant performance on October 3 at the first of three presidential debates, where he scored the biggest win ever over an oddly downcast Obama, that propelled him into the [...]
Whilst the President inhabits the luxurious surroundings of the Oval Office and flies aboard Air Force One, his half-brother George Obama lives in a notorious African slum
George Obama has battled addictions to drink and drugs for most of his life at the same time as his relative has enjoyed a meteoric rise to power
The 30-year-old, who was once hooked on cocaine, says that his surname is frequently a burden to [...]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Ask Americans how race relations have changed under their first black president and they are ready with answers.
Ashley Ray, a white woman, hears more people debating racial issues. “I know a lot of people who really thought we were OK as a nation, a culture, and now they understand that we’re not,” she says.
Karl Douglass, a black man, sees stereotypes easing. “White people deal with me and [...]
Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you ‘in almost every way’ By Jonathan Easley – 07/11/12 10:01 AM ET
Mitt Romney will tell the NAACP on Wednesday that President Obama has made it worse for African-Americans “in almost every way.”
“If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone,” Romney will say, according to prepared remarks provided by his [...]
Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman has declared that the U.S. is still waiting for its first black president as Barack Obama does not qualify because he is of mixed-heritage.
Making the controversial comments on NPR, Freeman said that even though President Obama identifies himself as African-American, the fact remains that his mother was a white woman from the Great Plains.
‘First thing that pops into my head regarding our president is that [...]
President Barack Obama is considered by some to be the nation’s first black president – but Morgan Freeman isn’t one such individual.
The actor told NPR’s “Tell Me More” host Michel Martin in an interview posted Thursday that “the first thing” that he thinks of when he thinks of Obama is “all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him,” Morgan said.
“They just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, [...]
Newsweek’s cover this week declares that Barack Obama is the “First Gay President,” playing on the reader’s knowledge that Obama isn’t himself gay, but his support for same-sex marriage earns him an honorary rainbow halo. The headline obviously calls back to 1998, when Toni Morrison declared Bill Clinton the first black president in The New Yorker,which at the time was edited by current Newsweek editor Tina Brown. ”Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, [...]
Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn’t disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it.
The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still display an Obama 2012 placard and another that reads ‘We’ve Got His Back’. If Obama needs to endorse same-sex marriage to be re-elected, said Jackson, so be it: ‘Look, man – by any means necessary.’
With that phrase [...]
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — This is the land of die-hard Democrats — mill workers, coal miners and union members. They have voted party line for generations, forming a reliable constituency for just about any Democrat who decides to run for office.
But when it comes to President Obama, a small part of this constituency balks.
“Certain precincts in this county are not going to vote for Obama,” said John Corrigan, clerk of courts for Jefferson [...]
April 8, 2012
It didn’t take the Southern Poverty Law Center long to turn the Tulsa, Oklahoma, shootings into a racist hate crime. Following the arrest of two suspects, the SPLC dredged up a racist comment from one of the pair posted on Facebook.
“Today is two years that my dad has been gone shot by a fucking nigger,” wrote Jake England. Alvin Watts, the second man arrested, apparently posted a sympathetic reply [...]
It was a rather odd sight: as an array of museum officials, including former first lady Laura Bush, took up shovels at the groundbreaking for the first national museum dedicated exclusively to African-American history and culture, the nation’s first black president sat watching, no shovel in hand.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the ceremony Wednesday for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and he delivered remarks.
“Just as the memories [...]
Here’s an opinion piece by Chuck Green who writes “Greener Pastures” for the
Denver Post Aurora Sentinel…one of the more liberal papers in the country.
Additionally, Mr. Green is a lifelong Democrat…so this is rather a
Obama is victim of Bush’s failed promises!
Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first
term in office:
Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises
Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting [...]
Columnist-cum-Presidential roaster Ann Coulter took to the CPAC stage Friday, where she spoke at length about President Barack Obama.
She compared the media’s positive take on unemployment numbers under President Obama to having someone expect you to praise a doctor who treated you for a fever of 102, brought your fever up to 104, and then — over three years — brought it down to 103. (That’s a sneak peek at the future of health care [...]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) on getting something done about high black unemployment: “A white president, frankly, could be pushed a great deal more than we would push President Obama because nobody would accuse him or her of having partiality towards African-Americans. So its a tough spot and it also mean we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations in this country and the President has, [...]
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shift in White House tactics on the cusp of an election year, President Barack Obama isn’t shying away these days from saying that many of his policies were designed with African-Americans in mind.
Until now, the nation’s first black president has carefully avoided putting any emphasis on race, ascribing to a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats approach to governing. That has drawn heavy criticism within the black community, [...]
Is America ready to make history by electing the first black president to replace a black president?
That is the question latest polls increasingly raise these days that show Herman Cain jetting to the front of the GOP pack.
Not since the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court has a black conservative so disrupted the order of things at the highest levels here in Washington.
Who could forget the blood-thirsty [...]
President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus awards banquet over the weekend.
Those folks will stick with him in 2012, of course.
But they’ve been somewhat miffed in recent months that the first post-partisan president is doing too many deals with those Republicans and seeming to give in.
So, Obama needed to give the crowd some presidential love. He even brought his wife along. As with virtually all of [...]
When President Obama takes the stage Saturday for his annual address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, it is certain to be a warm and festive affair, but probably a little less festive and lot more more urgent than on previous occasions.
In the audience will be Rep. Maxine Waters (D), the California congresswoman who has been a lead critic of the president and his administration [...]
Rep. Joe Walsh (R.-Ill.) speaking at a Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill on July 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Joe Walsh (R.-Ill.) said Wednesday in an interview with Media Research Center President Brent Bozell that he believes the media will show “real desperation” to protect President Barack Obama during the 2012 campaign.
Having noted that Tea Party audiences show tremendous enthusiasm for Republican presidential [...]
Manhattan real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended. Trump, who is mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, offered no proof for his claim but said he would continue to press the matter as he has [...]