Huffington Post Columnist Marc Lamont Hill “15 Most Overrated White People” Racist Screed is Despicable

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Huffington Post Columnist Marc Lamont Hill “15 Most Overrated White People” Racist Screed is Despicable (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do we really need a list of the most ‘overrated white people’ in America from Marc Lamont Hill? I thought he was bigger than this racially motivated cheap shot. Right off the bat, Marc Lamont Hill would be on my list of one of the most overrated black men in America. Here’s a partial list:

Elvis Presley – Elvis didn’t write his own songs (despite taking credit for them), barely played the guitar, and was a worse actor than the entire cast of Belly. Despite being a cheap facsimile of Little Richard, he is still known as the “King of Rock ‘n Roll.” Only in America…

Ronald Reagan – You can’t have a conversation with a Republican without hearing Reagan’s name invoked as the patron saint of American politics. As a result, Ronald Reagan moves closer and closer to the Mount Rushmore of our public imagination with each passing year. How easily we forget that Reagan was largely responsible for shutting down mental hospitals, bloating the military, shrinking benefits for the needy, sparking mass incarceration, and declaring ketchup a vegetable for our children’s school lunches.

Justin Bieber – Sure, the kid can sing and dance. But is he better than dozens of black R&B singers? Nope.

Donald Trump – The Donald was always obnoxious, but he dipped to new lows this year by jumping on the Birther train. But that alone doesn’t make him overrated. Just racist and dumb. No, Trump is overrated because people actually look to the self-important hack for legitimate political insight. The only thing more inflated than Trump’s intellectual value is his net-worth, which is nothing close to the “many billions” he alleges.

Joel Osteen – The only preacher in America who can give an entire sermon without referencing a bible. Somehow, Osteen has convinced the world that he is a legitimate theologian rather than a schmaltzy self-help salesmen in pastor’s clothing.

The Whole NHL (except Wayne Simmonds) – Has anyone noticed that the whole season is about to be canceled? Nope, didn’t think so.

Bill Clinton – Despite bombing Africa and the Middle East regularly, approving the Welfare Reform Bill, Prison Litigation Reform Act, and “three strikes” legislation, Black folk regularly regard Clinton as a messianic figure. He may have been better than Bush, but Slick Willie was far from a savior. Source

I guess the one question I have to ask Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is if he would tolerate a list of the “15 most overrated blacks?” This is just shameful racebaiting. This man, is the Associate Professor of English Education at Columbia University. Makes one wonder what kind of people are imparting knowledge to our kids on college campuses. There are overrated people of every racial background, but stereotyping and finger pointing is plain wrong. Yeah, I have problems with Christopher Columbus and his so-called discoveries of the New World, but please, this list is a bit much.

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URGENT: Chicago Police Need Your Help in Solving the Murder of Rashad Pratt

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Chicago Police Need Your Help in Solving the Murder of Rashad Pratt (Facebook)

The police have still not solved the murder of Rashad Pratt, who was gunned down in the early morning hours of August 26, 2012, on the corner of 91st and East End in Chicago. We still need your help in solving this crime. On Saturday, Crime Stoppers and Rashad’s family plan to canvass the community with volunteers to seek answers.

Please come out and join Cook County Crime Stoppers and Rashad Pratt’s family and friends SATURDAY MORNING (October 13, 2012 at 10:00AM at the corner of 9100 S. East End, Chicago, IL 60617) as we pass out flyers in the community and gather fact finding information about what happened to Rashad. Cook County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for anonymous tips that help solve Rashad Pratt’s murder. Please call 1 (800) 535-STOP any day to report tips.

And if you want to post a link to the Facebook page, it can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForRashadPratt

If you think you saw something that morning in the area where Rashad was killed, please contact the police or Crime Stoppers. We want Rashad Pratt’s killer(s) to face justice and not remain free to roam the streets.

“60 Minutes” Correspondent Lara Logan: “Taliban and al Qaida Not Vanquished, They’re Coming Back”

Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” delivered an ominous message during a speech last week, saying that “the Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, they’re coming back.” I don’t think anyone in their right mind would think that we have wiped out al-Qaida. On the contrary. We may have killed Osama bin Laden, but the movement still continues in some semblance.

Chicago Sun Times:  Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, “The Longest War.” It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11.

Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.

“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . .” Logan declared in her native South African accent. The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban. Source

The narrative from the Obama administration is that we have the Taliban and al-Qaida on the run, but how do you explain the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith? How do you explain those members of our military who are being killed in Afghanistan by Afghan security members?

Another “Bombshell” as Obama Campaign Accused of Corruption Over Foreign Online Donations

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Another “Bombshell” as Obama Campaign Accused of Corruption Over Foreign Online Donations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First the right wing resurrected Jeremiah Wright and comments Obama made during a speech at Hampton University, which ultimately imploded in their faces — specifically Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Now they are back with another “bombshell” that the Obama campaign may have violated election laws by soliciting foreign donations via social media. Yawn. Where do the pro-Romney super PACs get their donations?

A new report obtained by Townhall from the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute [GAI] shows the Obama campaign has potentially violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or foreign credit card transactions on the official Obama for America [OFA] donation webpage.

For the past eight months, GAI has been investigating the potential influence of foreign online campaign donations in House, Senate and presidential elections. The report was conducted using spidering software and found thousands of foreign sites linking to campaign donation pages. The investigation was conducted with the guidance of a former U.S. attorney. GAI is led by Peter Schweizer, who recently exposed congressional insider trading in his book Throw Them All Out.

“As FBI surveillance tapes have previously shown, foreign governments understand and are eager to exploit the weaknesses of American campaigns,” the report says. “This, combined with the Internet’s ability to disintermediate campaign contributions on a mass scale, as well as outmoded and lax Federal Election Commission rules, make U.S. elections vulnerable to foreign influence.” Source

By the way, Tucker Carlson is in on this bombshell too, so go figure. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Stay tuned. Developing…..

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President Obama To Wealthy Donors: Last Days of Reelection Campaign Not About “Clinging On to An Office”

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President Obama To Wealthy Donors:  Last Days of Reelection Campaign Not About “Clinging On to An Office” (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

President Obama told a group of donors at his second fundraiser in Los Angeles on Sunday that his reelection campaign isn’t about “clinging on to an office. It’s not about power. It’s not about perks. It’s not about winning. It’s about can we sustain over the next 30 days and then over the next four years … the sense that there’s something about this country that allows everybody to get a fair shot.” Um, so does that explain his horrible presidential debate performance? Bill Clinton made the case for his reelection better than he has. He should have learned a valuable lesson from Clinton — you have to govern from the middle as a centrist, which he has failed to do.

Comparing 2008 to 2012, he said it was “kind of cool to be an Obama supporter” four years ago. Some who supported him early could “go around saying I told you so.” But now, as then, “there are times you have to grind it out.”

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“There are times during the course of a presidency when you are so focused on policy and Congress and data and analysis. And yet one of the wonderful things about the presidency is that at least once a day you’re reminded, that’s why you do it,” he said.

Wrapping up he said, “We’re not finished yet. And I’m a big believer in closing the deal.” “You will see me working as hard as I’ve ever worked for the next three years” he continued, before correcting himself – “the next 30 days. It will seem like 3 years. And then you’ll see me working as hard as I ever had for the next four years.” Source

Well, let’s see how he will close the deal. Sorry if I am coming across a little cynical but I am. One debate doesn’t derail one’s chance at the presidency, but there are signs that it could. For example, former president George H. W. Bush looked down at his watch during a debate with then-candidate Bill Clinton and went on to lose. Al Gore sighed loudly and looked disinterested during his race against George W. Bush and lost. John Kerry said he was for the war, then he wasn’t and got lost in his own mess and was defeated. President Obama should be walloping Mitt Romney in the polls with a month to go. He’s not and I hate to say it, but Mitt Romney could win this thing.

Here’s the latest tracking poll on the state of the presidential race:

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Las Vegas Review-Journal Backs Mitt Romney, Says Obama Hasn’t Been “Uniting Agent of Change”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal backs Mitt Romney and boy did they issue a scathing rebuke of President Obama,  concluding that he didn’t turn out to be that “agent of change” he promised to be.  They even used the debunked line “you didn’t build that” to make the case, parsing what the president said.

Mr. Obama has a much different recipe for lifting the middle class: higher taxes on investors, job creators and small businesses; borrowing money to fund more public-sector jobs and government construction projects; borrowing money to fund more green energy enterprises and projects, which make electricity more expensive, while limiting the oil and coal industries; and pushing more young people to seek a debt-funded college education when they have little hope of landing a job upon graduation.

The suggestion that tax increases and higher energy prices will lift the middle class defies logic. But it’s not terribly surprising coming from an administration that’s completely lacking in business experience and openly hostile to free-market capitalism. This summer, the president famously said “the private sector is doing fine,” and to business owners: “You didn’t build that.”

In a second Obama term, the national debt would soar past $20 trillion. And Mr. Obama has no plan to address the crushing future costs of Medicare and Social Security.

Mr. Obama has never been the uniting agent of change he promised to be. His two biggest initiatives, the economic stimulus and his health care reform law, were rushed through a Democratic Congress without a single Republican vote, and the electorate responded in 2010 by giving Republicans control of the House. Instead of moving to the center, as President Bill Clinton did after the 1994 Republican Revolution, Mr. Obama has dug in his heels. He shares the blame for Washington’s gridlock.

If he won’t change course, the country won’t, either.

Mr. Romney, however, is a Republican who was elected governor of heavily Democratic Massachusetts. He had to work with Democrats to get things done. His leadership and ability to bring people together saved the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. As a businessman, his management skills turned failing companies into profitable ones. Mr. Romney vows to do that, again, in Washington. Source:  Las Vegas Review-Journal

On a personal note, I thought I had made up my mind on who to support in the presidential election, but President Obama left a horrible impression on me. I want to support the president, but if he can’t make a compelling case as to what his vision is for the next four years, I will have to look to the flip-flopper-in-chief and his sidekick to chart a new course. I don’t believe Mitt Romney’s tenure in Massachusetts was one that was a love-fest with Democrats, as there are reports that to the contrary, but I do believe, if he governs as a MODERATE, then I could very easily vote for him. But we will see how the next presidential debate plays out.

Mitt Romney Set to Slam Obama During Foreign Policy Speech, But Has Been Vague on Details

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Mitt Romney Set to Slam Obama During Foreign Policy Speech, But Has Been Vague on Details Getty Images via @daylife)

Mitt Romney is set to deliver a foreign policy speech today and there’s one problem — he’s vague on the details, like many of the issues.  The New York Times reports he plans to ding President Obama by saying that “hope is not a strategy.” Fair enough, but what is his plan? To have Benjamin Netanyahu call the shots?

“But beyond his critique of Mr. Obama as failing to project American strength abroad, Mr. Romney has yet to fill in many of the details of how he would conduct policy toward the rest of the world, or to resolve deep ideological rifts within the Republican Party and his own foreign policy team. It is a disparate and politely fractious team of advisers that includes warring tribes of neoconservatives, traditional strong-defense conservatives and a band of self-described ‘realists’ who believe there are limits to the degree the United States can impose its will.”

The  New York magazine notes that “talking tough even if he doesn’t have the specifics worked out could be an effective strategy, as long as Romney advisers can restrain themselves from venting to reporters for the next month.”

The problem is that Mitt Romney is making inroads because President Obama hasn’t made the case for his reelection effectively. From his performance at the first presidential debate, looking down and looking defeated, it might seem he doesn’t really want to win a second term. I am hoping Obama will step up his game at the next debate or Mitt Romney will seem a viable alternative to many, including me. I hate to say it, but I am back on the fence as I was during the 2004 primary season, when Hillary Clinton was the person I preferred to get that 3 a.m. phone call.

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