No Marco Rubio, “Yesterday” Was Actually Good Under Bill Clinton’s Watch

No Marco Rubio, Yesterday Under Bill Clinton's Watch was Mostly Good for Middle Class

No Marco Rubio, Yesterday Under Bill Clinton’s Watch was Mostly Good for Middle Class (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey/Flickr)

Marco Rubio launches presidential campaign

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) may be a sleeper candidate for the Republicans, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to win the presidential election should be become the party’s nominee. You see, Rubio is a fast talker, who doesn’t seem to care much about immigration reform. He seems to play up his Cuban connection when it’s convenient, but not in the context of putting protections in place to keep immigrant families together.

He tried to ding Hillary Clinton by saying, “Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday. Yesterday is over and we’re never going back.” Um, if memory serves me correctly “yesterday” during her husband’s presidency was pretty good for the middle class. More people on Main Street invested in the stock market and life was good. But, the yesterday that became a nightmare happened under a Republican administration.

The fact is, when the debate gets around to income equality for women, gay rights and other social issues, Marco Rubio is just as terrible as the other Republican presidential wannabes. He will be out of his league in a debate with Hillary Clinton about women’s issues, minimum wage, help for working families, immigration and so on. I am hard-pressed to believe that Marco Rubio gives one iota about the black community. I can’t recall seeing his name mentioned in any black news stories, in terms of community outreach or commemorating an important event such as Selma 50, for example.

Don’t get me wrong, Hillary Clinton is no paragon of virtue, but I would venture to say that the yesterday under Bill Clinton is worth going back to. Yeah, yeah, Bill had personal drama, but that life for Main Street was mainly good.

When the debate gets down to women’s economic equality, our basic human rights to personal freedom, Marco Rubio is as bad as all the other Republicans in the field.

It seems to me that Jeb Bush has boxed out Rubio and he may be in the worst position at this juncture. Bush has a great deal of support from the “mainstream conservative and moderate donors” in the party. This wouldn’t normally have been a big deal but Rubio isn’t a favorite of those insiders who as “skeptical of Mr. Bush’s candidacy,” Nate Cohn writes.

“His central problem is that Jeb Bush has found considerable support from the party’s mainstream conservative and moderate donors in the so-called invisible primary — the behind-the-scenes competition for elite support that often decides the nomination… Mr. Bush’s pre-emptive bid to build elite support has denied Mr. Rubio the opportunity to consolidate the center-right wing of the party. Perhaps this wouldn’t be a big problem if Mr. Rubio were a favorite of the conservatives skeptical of Mr. Bush’s candidacy, but the field is full of candidates who are equally good or better fits for many conservative voters.”

Twitter mocked Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign announcement:

Marco Rubio is an anti-equality extremist:

“SNL” Mocks Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential Run Announcement in Cold Open

SNL Mocks Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential Run in Cold Open

SNL Mocks Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential Run Announcement in Cold Open (Photo Credit: SNL Video Screengrab)

Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run

“Saturday Night Live” went after Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run announcement in a cold open. She is expected to launch her presidential bid on Sunday.

Hillary Clinton, played by Kate McKinnon, believes that the presidency is hers.

McKinnon and one of Clinton’s advisers, played by Vanessa Byers, decided to record her announcement on a cellphone video in a bid to make her come across a little softer and more approachable. Clinton has had a problem with being able to relate to ordinary voters. Still, Clinton came across as self-centered.

During the skit, Bill Clinton, played by Darrell Hammond, made an appearance. That was pretty funny.

Watch SNL Hillary Clinton presidential run skit:

Hogwash: Is Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016?

Hogwash: Is President Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016?

Hogwash: Is Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016? (Photo Credit: Daily Kos)

The New York Post is out with an article claiming President Obama has quietly given his word to Sen. Elizabeth Warren that he will back her over Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nominee. Um, there are all kinds of problems with that theory. For starters, just think back to the 2012 presidential election when Bill Clinton rescued Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me.

Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago.

A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democrat Party just as Obama did againstClinton in 2008.

Thanks to her outspoken stand against big banks and the top 1 percent, Warren is the darling of progressives. She won her Senate seat thanks to millions of dollars in donations from outside Massachusetts, including from rich environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities.


The Clintons have come through for President Obama time and time again. Even when he getting a huge black eye over Obamacare. Bill Clinton went to bat for him, even showing up at a press conference. So, no, I don’t believe Barack Obama would go with Elizabeth Warren over Hillary Clinton.

Obama has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to conduct a full-court press to convince Warren to throw her hat into the ring.

In the past several weeks, Jarrett has held a series of secret meetings with Warren. During these meetings, Jarrett has explained to Warren that Obama is worried that if Hillary succeeds him in the White House, she will undo many of his policies.

He believes that the populist Warren is the best person to convince the party faithful that Hillary is out of touch with poor Americans and the middle class. Warren, in his view, would carry on the Obama legacy after he leaves the White House.

Besides, is there really much difference between the two women and their political ideology? Heck no. Hillary Clinton is just as liberal as Elizabeth Warren. The only difference is that she’s a heckuva lot shrewder that Warren. Let’s not underestimate the Clinton machine. President Obama owes them big. How about taking a good look at Gov. Martin O’Malley as a possible Democratic presidential candidate?

New CNN Hillary Clinton Poll Spells Disaster for GOP Tying Her to Obama

New CNN Hillary Clinton Poll Spells Disaster for GOP Tying Her to Obama

New CNN Hillary Clinton Poll Spells Disaster for GOP Tying Her to Obama

A new CNN poll finds a heap of trouble in store for the Republican Party in their quest to take down Hillary Clinton, by tying her to President Obama. The poll found that most Americans believe Hillary Clinton will do a better job than President Obama on every issue. Um, in other words, the GOP is in trouble if they believe attacks on President Obama will drag down Mrs. Clinton.

More from CNN:

Clinton served as America’s top diplomat during Obama’s first four years in office, so it may not be surprising that some of her best marks in the poll come on overseas issues: 63% say she would do a good job on foreign policy and 61% say the same on terrorism.

But it is notable that 63% say she’d do a good job handling the economy, and 57% believe she’d handle health care well.

Now compare those to Obama’s latest job approval ratings on those same issues.

Just 38% questioned in the CNN poll say that they approve of how the President’s handling the economy. That’s 25 percentage points lower than the number who think Clinton would do a good job on the economy. Only 40% approve of Obama’s foreign policy, 23 points lower than Clinton.

The fact is, the Republicans are quickly running out of talking points to attack Hillary Clinton. Monica Lewinsky and Benghazi don’t have the sting as they had hoped. Attacking her on her health — Karl Rove saying she has brain damage — worked against them, not Mrs. Clinton. That was a total disaster. Let’s also add the fact that Bill Clinton is the most admired president of the last 25 years poses a huge problem for the GOP in its attacks against one-half of the Clinton team. The fact is, you can’t lump Hillary Clinton with Barack Obama. That’s just fruitless. Besides, she ran against Barack Obama in 2008 and voters can pretty much tell the difference between the two.

Bill Clinton’s Ex-Jump-Off Monica Lewinsky Ready to Bury the Infamous “Blue Dress”

Monica Lewinsky Pops Up Again, Now Ready to Bury the "Blue Dress"

Monica Lewinsky Pops Up Again, Now Ready to Bury the “Blue Dress”

Sheee’s back…Monica Lewinsky, that’s who.  She’s right in time for the presidential election cycle, even though Hillary Clinton hasn’t said whether she’s running or not. All that’s left now is for Paula Jones to rear her head and give her two cents.

Monica Lewinsky writes in Vanity Fair (set to hit newsstands on May 13) that “it’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.” She also writes, “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton.” So, is that why we are still hearing from her in 2014?

It’s worth noting that Monica Lewinsky purposefully steered away from using the word “affair” but says she had a “consensual relationship” with Bill Clinton. It sounds like she was deluded into thinking there was something long-term about their relationship and that Bill Clinton would leave his wife. As far as she was concerned, her “consensual relationship” with the former president had the potential to be lasting. Um, wrong.

After 10 years of virtual silence (“So silent, in fact,” she writes, “that the buzz in some circles has been that the Clintons must have paid me off; why else would I have refrained from speaking out? I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth”), Lewinsky, 40, says it is time to stop “tiptoeing around my past—and other people’s futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story. I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)”


Maintaining that her affair with Clinton was one between two consenting adults, Lewinsky writes that it was the public humiliation she suffered in the wake of the scandal that permanently altered the direction of her life: “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. . . . The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.” Source: Slate

While the Republicans’ Benghazi obsession hits a crescendo, they will try to attack Hillary Clinton but, while I am not a betting person, I will wager to say, that tactic will backfire. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called Bill Clinton a predator. One problem with that — Monica Lewinsky said it was a consensual relationship. So, there goes that GOP talking point. Further, it seems that she has preempted the Republican Party’s #Blowhazi scandal. Here’s more on what Rand Paul said:

Well, you know, I mean the Democrats one of their big issues is they have concocted and says Republicans are committing a war on women. One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office, and I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this.

He took advantage of a girl that was twenty years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior, and should be something we shouldn’t want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office. This isn’t having an affair. I mean this isn’t me saying he’s had an affair we shouldn’t talk to him. Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office. I mean really? And then they have the gall to stand up and say Republicans are having a war on women.

Don’t get me wrong, Bill Clinton disrespected the Oval Office and his wife, when he cheated with a girl who could have been his daughter, age-wise, but do we have to keep having to deal with this woman every couple months? She was just as wrong as Bill Clinton. She knew he was married. She had ulterior motives in mind because she kept the dress with his semen stain. Maybe she was bullied and yeah, it’s a free country so she has a right to speak, but do we have to rehash this mess again?

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5 Powerful Americans Who Believe Marijuana Should be Legalized

5 Powerful Americans Who Believe Marijuana Should be Legalized

5 Powerful Americans Who Believe Marijuana Should be Legalized (Credit: Drome)

The legalization of marijuana (cannabis) is gaining steam and the push has some strong supporters. This comes as founder Justin Hartfield said he plans to legalize marijuana nationwide and become the Philip Morris of pot. Here are five powerful Americans who believe marijuana should be legalized in some fashion:

President Barack Obama believes marijuana should be legalization

President Barack Obama believes marijuana should be legalization

1.President Obama:  “Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do… We should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing. It’s important for [the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington] to go forward because it’s important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished.” – The New Yorker

Former president Bill Clinton backs decriminalization of marijuana

Former president Bill Clinton backs decriminalization of marijuana

2. Former president Bill Clinton:  “I think that most small amounts of marijuana have been decriminalized in some places, and should be. We really need a re-examination of our entire policy on imprisonment.” – Rolling Stone

Federal court judge Richard Posner backs legalization of marijuana

Federal court judge Richard Posner backs legalization of marijuana

3. Federal Court Judge Richard Posner on U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit: “I think it really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana. I can’t see any difference between that and cigarettes. But also I’m skeptical about the other drug laws … The notion of using the criminal law as the primary means of dealing with a problem of addiction, of misuse, of ingesting dangerous drugs, I don’t think that’s sensible at all. That is responsible for a high percentage of our prisoners. And these punishments are often very, very severe … It’s all very expensive, and it’s a waste of a lot of high quality legal minds, but it’s also a waste of people’s lives who could be as least moderately productive with having to spend year after year in prison. That is a serious problem.” – Lecture at Elmhurst College

Grover Norquist backs legalization of marijuana

Grover Norquist backs legalization of marijuana

4. Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform:  “[Letting states legalize marijuana] would free federal law enforcement resources for the more urgent tasks of thwarting, apprehending, and prosecuting international terrorists or murderers … [A]s a matter of States’ rights, regulating marijuana and alcohol seem indistinguishable; and, alcohol policy has been entrusted to the States since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.” – Letter to Congress

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo backs the legalization of marijuana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo backs the legalization of marijuana

5. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:  “[There are] roughly 50,000 arrests in New York City for marijuana possession [every year] … Of those 50,000 arrests, 82 percent are black and Hispanic … These arrests stigmatize, they criminalize, they create a permanent record. It’s not fair, it’s not right, it must end and it must end now … Stop stigmatizing these young people, making it harder to find a job, making it harder to get into school, making it harder to turn their lives around.” – 2013 State of the State Address

Freak-Out Over Dwyane Wade Baby Drama is Totally Misplaced

Freak-Out Over Dwyane Wade Baby Drama Totally Misplaced

Freak-Out Over Dwyane Wade Baby Drama Totally Misplaced (Credit: Instagram)

The Internet erupted Monday over revelations Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade fathered a child with another woman, identified as  30-year-old Aja Metoyer, TMZ reports.  I have one word for all the people criticizing the couple — mind your own business and stop living vicariously through these celebrities. This is a private matter between Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. This is comparable to the Monica Lewinsky scandal — it was a matter to be dealt with by then-president Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary.

A source told E! News, Union, who starred in “Think Like a Man,” was upset about the baby news and distanced herself from Wade. Damn, you think? She’s a human being with feelings. No different from you or I. We get to deal with our drama in private, with no-one judging us. If she wants to marry him, that’s also her business.

Here’s a comment from a Facebook friend on the Dwyane Wade so-called baby drama:  “Dear Black People:  Please stop worrying about Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Evelyn Lozada and Chris Crawford and other celebrity relationships. These people do not know you exist and would not piss on you if you were on fire. While you are writing college theses on FB and other social media outlets on why they should or should not be together, they are somewhere eating lobster and shrimp, swilling Cristal while your ass is home miserable. Normally I do not post about the lives of celebrities but after looking through my news feeds, I had to say something.”

Um, enough said.  Mind your own business….

The baby, identified as Xavier Zechariah Wade, was born November 10, 2013. The baby was reportedly conceived while Dwyane Wade was “on a break” from his relationship with Union.

Okay, people, let it go. ‘Duck Dynasty‘ patriarch Phil Robertson was given a pass for homophobic and racist remarks, as well as his ugly comments about marrying 15 year old girls. The right wing is having a freak-out over Melissa Harris Perry and her guests, including comedian Dean Obeidallah and Pia Glenn, making Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson, Kieran Romney, the punchline of a joke last Sunday. Really people? Kids are off limits, no matter if you are a liberal or conservative. So, too, are Dwyane Wade’s kids. Shorter version — let it go.

John 8:7 –“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at [him].”

Bill Clinton Special-Prosecutor Ken Starr Pleads for Leniency for Confessed Child Molester

Bill Clinton Special-Prosecutor Ken Starr Pleads for Leniency for Confessed Child Molester

Bill Clinton Special-Prosecutor Ken Starr Pleads for Leniency for Confessed Child Molester (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember Ken Starr? The special prosecutor who was a thorn in former president Bill Clinton’s side? Well, Ken Starr pleaded with a Fairfax County judge to let a confessed child molester, Christopher Kloman, go free.

What’s Ken Starr up to these days? According to Virginia court documents, the famously pious former Clinton prosecutor recently pleaded with a Fairfax County judge to let a confessed child molester go free. Because he’s a family friend. … It was just one of dozens of letters sent by as many Washington, D.C., and New York City power players—including former ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson, a former aide to Laura Bush, a former GOP congressman, and a powerful partner at the insider law firm Akin Gump—who wrote in praise of Christopher Kloman, a 74-year-old retired Potomac School teacher who has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting several female students under the age of 14. Kloman received a 43-year prison sentence in October.

According to the Washington Post, Kloman “estimated that he molested girls ‘less than 10 times’” from 1966 to 1985, sometimes by luring them to a isolated location under the guise of helping them with homework. One victim, the paper reported in October, said Kloman invited her and a friend over to swim at his house after a seventh-grade field trip. […] But once in the pool, Kloman pulled her onto his lap, pinned her arms behind her back and thrust against her, she testified. Sullivan said Kloman held her so tightly his arms were like “lobster claws.”

Another victim, Laura Gill, “testified that Kloman pinned her down and assaulted her in the basement of his home while his family was upstairs” when she was 14 years old. The rest of Kloman’s victims were the same age or younger. The youngest, who was 12 at the time Kloman molested her, sparked an investigation in 2011 when as an adult she discovered Kloman was substitute-teaching at her daughter’s Maryland grade school.

Bill Clinton: President Obama Should Honor Commitment, Let People Keep Insurance Plans

Bill Clinton: President Obama Should Honor Commitment, Let People Keep Insurance Plans

Bill Clinton: President Obama Should Honor Commitment, Let People Keep Insurance Plans (Photo credit: Donkey Hotey)

Former President Bill Clinton on Obamacare: “I personally believe even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let ’em keep what they got,” Ozy reports.

Bill Clinton’s words will be twisted and distorted by the right wing. So, here’s the gist of what he talked about:

1. The country is better off with the Affordable Care Act than without it.

2. The enrollment website problems are not unlike enrollment issues during the Bush administration’s Medicare drug benefit rollout in 2006. Even though it was less complicated, it was considered a disaster – but in time, it was fixed.

3. People living in states with Republican governors who took advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow them to opt out of the healthcare law’s Medicaid provision are going to experience a bizarre situation. Individuals with incomes between 133 and 400 percent of the poverty level can buy insurance at new, lower premiums, but working people with incomes under 133 percent of the poverty level will have no coverage. This will then stress hospital emergency rooms. Once this becomes evident, more and more states will flip their position and join the program.

4. “If you like what you’ve got, you can keep it.” This is a promise young people heard clearly, and it’s one President Obama needs to keep — even if it requires a change in the law.

This comes as Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., endorses House GOP’s ‘Keep Your Health Plan Act,’ saying:

Washington Post:  “When folks were first introduced to the Affordable Care Act, they were promised that they could keep their current plan if they liked it,” Barrow said.  “As it turns out, that’s not the case today.  … This bill is the most responsible, bipartisan approach to removing the insurance burdens many will face in 2014, and I’m proud to work with my colleagues to move it forward.”

You see, Bubba knows how to play the game of politics. It seems President Obama doesn’t. It doesn’t matter if the insurance companies are behind the cancellation of these so-called substandard plans. If people are happy with sh*tty coverage, let them keep them. Free country. The fact is President Obama has only two options. One he can apologize for the misinformation which will have a corrosive effect on his credibility or he can find a way to amend the law and still keep his promise in tact.

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton Among 16 Recipients to Receive Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton Among 16 Recipients to Receive Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton Among 16 Recipients to Receive Medal of Freedom

President Obama will award the Medal of Freedom to 16 recipients including former president Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, astronaut Sally Ride and country music legend Loretta Lynn.

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”

Sally Ride, the first woman to enter space, and Sen. Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii), are among those who will be receiving the metal posthumously. Both died in 2012.

Mr. Bradlee, the former executive editor of the Washington Post who oversaw its Watergate coverage, was described by the White House as “one of the most respected newsmen of his generation.” Source: Wall Street Journal