Harry Belafonte Says “Obama Doesn’t Deserve Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass”

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Harry Belafonte Says "Obama Doesn't Deserve Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass" (Wikipedia)

Harry Belafonte says President Obama “doesn’t deserve a second term” and he “lacks moral compass.” So, I guess Mitt Romney or Ron Paul deserve the presidency because they will help Main Street more, right? Harry Belafonte made those remarks during an interview on the “Smiley & West” radio show (Tavis Smiley & sidekick Cornel West),  according to The Radio Equalizer:

“My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to do more than most presidents would have ever been able to do, and he let that opportunity slip away from him.

I’m very cautious of the fact that those who think he has some second agenda and only if he could be given a second term for us to see the new light, new things will be revealed, new efforts will be made to take us to a place other than where we’ve been and where we languish. I just don’t trust that. I don’t believe that’s a safe way and accurate way to look at this scenario. If there was the kind of moral compass serving Barack Obama the way we hoped, the moral force would have helped him make choices, the absence of that force in his equations, that barometer to guide him when he has to make these decisions that are hugely complicated, he should have come to the table with the things that would have helped us in this moment of crisis.”

These guys are just attacking President Obama, but what is the solution they are proposing for what ails the black community and America in general? Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of issues with President Obama, the Democratic and Republican parties. I believe it’s time we cleaned house in the Congress, particularly those lawmakers who have been there for decades. The bigger question for us to ask is if Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum would fix what ails this country, raise taxes on the wealthy and look out for the people on Main Street? Oh well, this isn’t the first time Harry Belafonte has zinged President Obama, who I think will lose no sleep over the calypso crooner’s words. But it’s coming from the same guy who fell asleep on live television. Little credibility. Alrighty then…. Day oh, day oh…..

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Harry Belafonte Says "Obama Doesn't Deserve Second Term, Lacks Moral Compass"

The Drudge Report is running with Harry Belafonte’s remark, so much so it is their lead story. This is another right wing smear campaign. Since when do they really care what Harry Belafonte has to say about President Obama?

Ron Paul Dodges Racist Newsletter Question, Says Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of His Heroes

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Ron Paul Dodges Racist Newsletter Question, Says Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of His Heroes (Wikipedia)

GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul dodges racist newsletter question during ABC presidential debate, says Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of his heroes and says the civil rights icon practiced Libertarian principles. He made the rounds with all the black civil rights icons. He even invoked Rosa Parks too.

“More importantly, you ought to ask me what my relationship is for racial relationships. And one of my heroes is Martin Luther King because he practiced the libertarian principle of peaceful resistance and peaceful civil disobedience, as did Rosa Parks did,” Ron Paul said.

It’s very ironic that Ron Paul should state Dr. King was one of his heroes because one of those newsletters, published in December 1990, singled out Martin Luther King Jr. as “a world-class adulterer” and even accused the civil rights leader as having “seduced underage girls and boys” and “replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.”

Here’s an excerpt from Ron Paul’s December 1990 newsletter:

He was also a comsymp, if not an actual party member, and the man who replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.

King, the FBI files show, was not only a world-class adulterer, he also seduced underage girls and boys. The Re. Ralph David Abernathy revealed before his death that King had made a pass at him many years before.

And we are supposed to honor this “Christian minister” and lying socialist satyr with a holiday that puts him on a par with George Washington?

Congratulations to Arizona! Who could doubt that the result would be exactly the same if the other 49 states could also vote on a holiday for this affirmative-action saint?

Would you say that about your one of your “heroes?” Ron Paul can’t seem to keep his story straight. Um, this isn’t the way to appease the black community. We can see right through your “pious baloney.”

Ron Paul Calls Newt Gingrich a ‘Chickenhawk’ who Avoided Vietnam War

Ron Paul came out swinging Wednesday morning against Newt Gingrich for calling him a dangerous candidate, by dubbing Gingrich a “chickenhawk who avoided the Vietnam War.”

“I don’t want to fight a war that’s unconstitutional, and I’m the dangerous person? You know, when Newt Gingrich was called to service in the 1960s during the Vietnam era, guess what he thought about danger? He chickened out on that, he got deferments and didn’t even go,” Paul said on CNN later in the morning. Source: Politico

Food fight! Yeah Ron Paul might be dangerous for America but so is Newt Gingrich, who represents what we don’t want in a politician. If anything Ron Paul has been consistent on his positions, most of which are crazy, but he has been consistent. I hope Mitt Romney isn’t too pleased with his Iowa caucus win. It’s nothing to be proud about. In fact, he really lost big because he only eked out a win by eight votes. It clearly shows Republicans aren’t thrilled about him being their nominee to go up against Obama.

CNN Projects Ron Paul to Finish Third in Iowa Caucus, Newt Gingrich Fourth

CNN projects Ron Paul will come in 3rd in Iowa, with Newt Gingrich in fourth place and Rick Perry in fifth place. With Michele Bachmann coming in sixth place, I wonder if she will get the message that no-one takes her serious.

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are battling it out for the first and second spots. Personally, Mitt Romney isn’t that GOP presidential candidate the Republicans are really looking for. If a weak and largely ineffective one-time senator Rick Santorum could be giving him a run for his money, with little cash in his coffers, Mitt Romney has a lot to worry about. He’s no shoo-in for the nomination. Still, I think he will manage to eke out a win.

 CNN Projects Ron Paul to Finish Third in Iowa Caucus, Newt Gingrich Fourth

GOP Presidential Hopeful Rick Santorum Says “Ron Paul is Disgusting”

Rick Santorum is the gift that just keeps on giving. He told a handful of Fox News and Business reporters Tuesday morning that “Ron Paul is disgusting.” Um, really? He’s just as disgusting for his interventionist and dangerous views. He blamed Ron Paul for Iowa robo calls that claimed he was pro-choice and against the second amendment. Um, wasn’t he the same person who singled out blacks who rely on entitlement programs and talked about the 17th Amendment’s cloture provision? Wait, there’s more. Rick Santorum is also the same person who says states should have the right to outlaw contraceptive methods for women. If you ask me, Rick Santorum is just as disgusting as Ron Paul, if not more disgusting.

 

Des Moines Register Believes Longshot Rick Santorum Could Win Iowa Caucuses

Des Moines Register believes GOP presidential hopeful and longshot Rick Santorum could still win Iowa caucus even though he hasn’t led one poll there.

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Des Moines Register Believes Longshot Rick Santorum Could Win Iowa Caucuses (Wikipedia)

Could GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum eke out a win in the Iowa caucases, even though he hasn’t led a single poll?  First Read breaks down Saturday night’s Des Moines Register poll and suggests he could still win.

“You can see how Santorum might be able to win this thing, especially if Perry and Gingrich supporters decide to go with the former Pennsylvania senator. What’s more, Santorum appears to have crossed a viability threshold, with just 6% of likely caucus-goers in the poll finding him the least electable in a general election. Indeed, Santorum’s closing TV ad in Iowa plays up his electability, calling him the ‘trusted conservative who gives us the best chance to take back America.’ On the other hand, you once again see how Romney can win the Iowa caucuses — with 25% or less — because the conservative vote gets divided up.”

Public Policy Polling is a great source for the latest polling information. They will release a new survey in Iowa late tonight. The social evangelicals are flocking towards Rick Santorum, who I find to be one scary candidate. He has some radical views and would turn back the clock on same sex marriages and gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, among other issues.

 Des Moines Register Believes Longshot Rick Santorum Could Win Iowa Caucuses

Jon Huntsman: “They Pick Corn in Iowa, They Pick Presidents in New Hampshire”

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “They pick corn in Iowa. They pick presidents in New Hampshire.”

– Jon Huntsman, quoted by the AP, on why he’s not competing in the Iowa caucuses. By the way, it’s an old line.

Personally, I think Jon Huntsman is the only viable candidate among the slate of misfits masquerading as serious contenders for the Republican presidential nomination.

Newt Gingrich Fading Fast, Loses Nationwide Lead Among Republican Voters

Newt Gingrich in Trouble: The Gallup daily tracking poll shows GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s once formidable lead among Republican voters nationwide has vanished, thanks to backlash from all his credibility issues being revisited. Newt Gingrich is now tied with Mitt Romney at 25% each. Ron Paul is in a distant third place with 11%. There is a God!

Polling Forecasts Show Ron Paul Most Likely to Win Iowa Caucus as Newt Gingrich Implodes

Public Policy Polling survey: Ron Paul must be feeling really good this morning, since Nate Silver‘s forecast is that he a 44% chance of winning the Iowa caucus since Newt Gingrich is literally imploding before our eyes. Mitt Romney has a 32% chance of winning, while Gingrich’s chances have sunk to just 15%.

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Polling Forecasts Show Ron Paul Most Likely to Win Iowa Caucus as Newt Gingrich Implodes (Public Policy Polling)

Conservative Radio Host Mike Savage Offers Newt Gingrich $1 Million to Drop Out of Race

Conservative radio show host Mike Savage offers Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the race and his offer is only good for 48 hours. Here’s the post from Mike Savage’s World Net Daily page:

(SUBJECT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE EXPRESSLY STATED BY DR. SAVAGE, INCLUDING GINGRICH DROPPING OUT WITHIN 72 HOURS OF TODAY)

THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL FIELD HAS COME DOWN TO TWO CANDIDATES WHO HAVE A REAL CHANCE OF GETTING THE NOMINATION: NEWT GINGRICH AND MITT ROMNEY. WHILE IT’S TRUE THAT ROMNEY IS NOT AS STRONG A CONSERVATIVE AS MANY WOULD LIKE HIM TO BE, THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE BEFORE AMERICA TODAY IS DEFEATING BARACK OBAMA. AND THAT IS SOMETHING NEWT GINGRICH CANNOT DO. FOR WEEKS ON MY SHOW, I HAVE ENUMERATED THE REASONS WHY GINGRICH CANNOT SUCCEED IN AN ELECTION AGAINST OBAMA:

  • WHEN HE WAS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, GINGRICH FAILED TO DELIVER ON HIS SO-CALLED CONTRACT WITH AMERICA.
  • HE MADE ADS WITH NANCY PELOSI PROMOTING THE FALSE THEORY OF GLOBAL WARMING.
  • HE’S IN FAVOR OF AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS.
  • HE’S TAKEN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC, TWO OF THE MOST CORRUPT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN HISTORY.
  • HE’S CHEATED ON TWO WIVES AND LEFT BOTH OF THEM WHILE THEY WERE BOTH SERIOUSLY ILL, WHICH WILL DESTROY HIS CHANCES AMONG FEMALE VOTERS.
  • HE CALLED THE REPUBLICAN PLAN TO REFORM MEDICARE “RIGHT WING SOCIAL ENGINEERING.”
  • IN A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE AGAINST OBAMA, REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL HE DOES, ON TELEVISION, HE WILL COME OFF BADLY COMPARED TO OBAMA AND LOOK LIKE NOTHING MORE THAN WHAT HE IS: A FAT, OLD, WHITE MAN.

NEWT GINRICH IS UNELECTABLE. MITT ROMNEY IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE WITH A CHANCE OF DEFEATING BARACK OBAMA, AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT FOR FUTURE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THEREFORE, I AM OFFERING NEWT GINGRICH ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO DROP OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE FOR THE SAKE OF THE NATION.

IF NEWT GINGRICH REALLY LOVES THIS COUNTRY AS MUCH AS HE SAYS HE DOES, IF HE REALLY WANTS WHAT IS BEST FOR AMERICA, HE WILL SET HIS EGO ASIDE, CALL ME, AND ACCEPT MY OFFER. HIS CONTINUED CANDIDACY SPELLS NOTHING BUT RUIN FOR CONSERVATIVES, REPUBLICANS, AND ALL TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS. ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR PRESERVING THE NATION, NEWT. I SAY TAKE THE MONEY… AND DON’T RUN. Source

This is hilarious. Even Glenn Beck is saying he’s willing to vote for Ron Paul if he runs as an independent. The Drudge Report is also reporting that Gary Busey has endorsed Newt Gingrich. Two questions about that endorsement? Who the hell is Gary Busey and who gives a sh*t if he endorses Newt Gingrich? Um, birds of a feather flock together, considering Gary Busey has a “colorful” past.

 Conservative Radio Host Mike Savage Offers Newt Gingrich $1 Million to Drop Out of Race