Debbie Wasserman Schultz Should Step Down From DNC Leadership Role, Told Too Many Lies

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Should Step Down From DNC Leadership Role, Told Too Many Lies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Democratic National Convention chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should step down because she has bungled her role and has lied too many times. When Anderson Cooper cornered her about a lie in a DNC fundraising mailer that did it for me. She has now been caught up in another mess — God being left out of the DNC convention platform and no mention of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t helping President Obama, she’s sabotaging his chances at reelection.

Democratic National Committee chiefs Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Gaspard cancelled interviews with local media outlets tonight, amid controversy surrounding the party’s decision to reintroduce “God” and “Jerusalem” to the platform.

Jon Ralston, host of the Las Vegas-based “Face To Face” news program, told POLITICO that he was sitting in the chair waiting for a 2:45 p.m. PT (5:45 p.m. ET) interview with Gaspard when he was told that his guest had cancelled, without explanation.

Blair Miller of WSOC TV, ABC’s Charlotte, N.C., affiliate, also tweeted that Wasserman Schultz cancelled her interview with him, without explanation. “After my Romney intv today, we were planning to interview @DWSTweets live,” he wrote. “However, she did not show up. Her staff not answering calls.” Source

Clearly the Democrats were wrong to leave God out of the platform. This was a fight that wasn’t necessary. We are a country built on religious principles. Atheists and agnostics shouldn’t be allowed to hijack the beliefs of a majority of Americans. Secondly, as for Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, it seemed odd that it was left out of the platform compared to 2008. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Gaspard are two bumbling idiots just like former RNC chairman Michael Steele. Sorry, that’s just the way it is.

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Benita Veliz, First Undocumented Immigrant to Speak at the Democratic Convention

Benita Veliz, an undocumented immigrant addresses the Democratic National Convention. Graduated as valedictorian from her high school at 16. Earned a double major at the age of 20, from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Benita Veliz is a Dreamer.

Dwayne Johnson’s New Reality Series ‘The Hero’ Set to Premiere on TNT January

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Dwayne Johnson’s New Reality Series ‘The Hero’ Set to Premiere on TNT January(Photo credit: david_shankbone)

TNT has given the green light for Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) unscripted reality series, tentatively titled The Hero. The show, from Ben Silverman’s Electus and 5×5 Media is a new reality competition series that sets out to find the next great hero. Dwayne Johnson has been tapped to host the eight-episode series and will serve as executive producer with Dany Garcia, according to the Hollywood ReporterThe Hero is slated for a January premiere.

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Michelle Obama’s 2012 Democratic Convention Speech Written Seven Grade Levels Above Ann Romney’s

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Michelle Obama’s 2012 Democratic Convention Speech Written Seven Grade Levels Above Ann Romney’s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smart Politics:  Michelle Obama’s 2012 speech to the Democratic convention was written at the highest ever grade level for spouses of presidential candidates and seven grade levels above Ann Romney’s Republican convention remarks, as measured by the Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

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Mitt Romney’s Father, George Romney, Lived Off “Welfare Relief” as a Refugee from Mexico

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Mitt Romney’s Father, George Romney, Lived Off “Welfare Relief” as a Refugee from Mexico(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Mitt Romney has conveniently forgotten to mention that his father was the recipient of welfare benefits under a ‘refugee’ status. According to Mitt Romney’s mother, Lenore LaFount Romney, George Romney was a ‘refugee from Mexico on welfare relief for the first few years of his life.”

Um, I guess it’s okay that George Romney was helped by the government even though Mitt Romney would have you believe you attain success all on your own.  You know the ‘you didn’t build that’ is a lie in his mind. In other words, Mitt Romney wouldn’t be the billionaire he is today without his father receiving government assistance.

Wow, could George Romney have been the welfare ‘parasite’ Paul Ryan accuses others of being? Wait, did anyone ask him for his papers when he decided to run for the presidency? He wasn’t a ‘natural born’ American citizen. Oh, I’m sorry, he was white, so it doesn’t matter.

Not only did Ted Kennedy come back from the grave to slap Mitt Romney at the Democratic National convention over his “multiple choice” stance on many issues, but his mother also slapped him over his hypocrisy on “you didn’t build that.”

While Mitt Romney is attacking President Obama for feeding poor children, the  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities had this to say:

In 2011, SNAP helped almost 45 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet in a typical month. Nearly 75 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children; more than one-quarter are in households with seniors or people with disabilities. While SNAP’s fundamental purpose is to help low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities afford an adequate diet and avoid hardship, it promotes other goals as well, such as reducing poverty, supporting and encouraging work, protecting the overall economy from risk, and promoting healthy eating.

SNAP caseloads have risen significantly since late 2007, as the recession and lagging recovery battered the economic circumstances of millions of Americans and dramatically increased the number of low-income households who qualify and apply for help from the program. Yet, despite the rapid caseload growth, SNAP payment accuracy has continued to improve, reaching all-time highs. Moreover, the Congressional Budget Office predicts that SNAP spending will fall as a share of the economy in coming years as the economy recovers and temporary benefit expansions that Congress enacted in 2009 expire.

Mitt Romney mother Lenore LaFount Romney on George Romney's welfare relief

Lenore LaFount Romney says George Romney received welfare relief when he and family returned from Mexico as refugees

Lenore LaFount Romney speaking about George Romney’s early years on welfare relief:

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7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Coastline of Costa Rica, Tsunami Watch Issued in Error

NEWSFLASH:  A STRONG 7.6-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HAS RATTLED THE COASTLINE OF COSTA RICA, THE USGS REPORTS.

7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Costa Rica

7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Coastline of Costa Rica, Tsunami Watch Issued for Caribbean ( USGS real-time earthquake map)

  1. 10km (6mi) NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica
  2. 11km (7mi) ESE of Nicoya, Costa Rica
  3. 30km (19mi) ESE of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
  4. 44km (27mi) SW of Canas, Costa Rica
  5. 140km (87mi) W of San Jose, Costa Rica (USGS)
Reuters:  The quake hit close to Samara, a coastal area on the Pacific some 151 kms (94 miles) from the capital city, the US Geological Survey said. A Caribbean-wide tsunami watch is in effect, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Costa Rica earthquake shake map

USGS ShakeMap for the Costa Rica earthquake. (source)

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says tsunami warning remains for Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.

Romney Campaign Announces Black Leadership Council with Rep. Allen West Co-Chairing Initiative

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Romney Campaign Announces Black Leadership Council with Rep. Allen West Co-Chairing Initiative (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Mitt Romney realizes that he needs to save face with the black community and has now thrown a Hail Mary pass, with his campaign’s announcement of its Black Leadership Council, chaired by Reps. Tim Scott and House negro Rep. Allen West. The goal of the council is to “help facilitate dialogue between Mitt Romney and respected leaders who provide unique expertise, experience and knowledge on a range of issues impacting black American communities,” according to the campaign.

Um, one word to Mitt Romney and his folks,  if you want to appeal to the black community, you don’t do it through a wingnut like Rep. Allen West, who has represented the black community poorly in Washington D.C.  Where’s J.C. Watts and even Ron Christie? Damn, Herman Cain and Michael Steele weren’t on the radar? Wow. Isn’t the Romney campaign’s decision to reach out to the black community a little too late, with the election weeks away?  The Republican Party has a diversity problem and they need to tackle that sincerely.

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Rep. Yvette Clarke Wrongly Contends Dutch Continued Slavery in Brooklyn in 1898

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Rep. Yvette Clarke Wrongly Contends Dutch Continued Slavery in Brooklyn in 1898. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey, Yvette Clarke, stick to your day job as politician and not historian. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) went on the Colbert Report Tuesday night where she contended that the Dutch continued the practice of slavery in Brooklyn in 1898. Well, that’s wrong. The Politicker notes, the Dutch “lost control of its colonies in the area to England in the 1674 Treaty of Westminister. Also, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution officially outlawed slavery in 1865.”

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Patti Labelle Ponys Up $100,000 to Settle Temper Tantrum Case Over Screaming Toddler

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Patti Labelle Ponys Up $100,000 to Settle Temper Tantrum Case Over Screaming Toddler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Patti Labelle is $100,000 lighter after opting to settling a case brought by Roseanna Monk alleging the singer of a profanity-laced tirade against her and her daughter. Labelle is accused of calling the mother a cunt and threw water on her after complaining her 18-month old daughter was playing near the lobby door of an Upper West Side apartment where Labelle was staying in 2010.

Roseanna Monk claims her daughter developed a whole host of problems as a result of the tirade.Um, I beg to differ, but Patti Labelle had no right to engage in such a hoodrat-type behavior. Patti Labelle is above that. Now the other shoe is going to drop in the case of the cadet, Richard King, who her bodyguard roughed up, even though it was quite obvious he was drunk. I am sure that settlement will be bigger. Her insurance company will tell her to get a ‘new attitude.’

Patti Labelle’s career has not been the same since she divorced her husband Armstead Edwards. It’s a real shame that such a great singer is going out with a whimper.

 

 

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