Politically Speaking – November 10, 2015
Last Friday on MSNBC Rachel Maddow hosted a Democratic presidential candidates forum, a real love fest, as a good friend of mine put it! Participants were Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. I found it to be an interesting and staged performance — and I do mean performance. It was exactly as I expected. After all, Ms. Maddow was in charge.
Up next, Ben Carson and the liberal media attack on Carson as well as the other outsiders. With the elections less than one year out and Carson’s rise in the polls, he’s now become a threat. Do I believe he’s created some problems for himself? Yes! But what some suggest is vetting others think is absolutely attacking, exactly what you can expect from networks like MSNBC, NBC, ABC and others when someone becomes a problem for the liberal lineup.
However, I think Bernie Sanders said it best when he said, “Maybe we should spend time on real issues instead of digging into the past — 30+ years ago.” Amazing! What a concept!
Today the middle class is disappearing. There are more women and children in poverty than ten years ago. There’s more racial tension. There’s class warfare. Our veterans aren’t being cared for. Our military is a mess. There’s corruption in almost all government agencies. There’s war on Christianity. ISIS is getting stronger daily now in 12 countries that we know of and is responsible for at least 25 attacks outside of Syria in 2 years. Our national debt is ticking like a time bomb, sure to affect future generations to come.
And what’s the media concerned about? Attacking the outsiders, e.g.: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, and can you believe it, Bernie Sanders.
Let’s look back. Ben Carson doesn’t have a scandal. Marco Rubio doesn’t have a scandal. And frankly, I’m not crazy for Donald Trump, but there’s no scandal there. But on the flip side, Hillary Clinton is nothing but scandal!
In my opinion, if the nominees were Carson versus Hillary, Carson would be the next President. At this point the above is not a prediction! It’s too early in the game.
On to Bush 41 – 43 and 45??? Wouldn’t I love to be a mouse on Thanksgiving Day at the Bush family gathering! Bush 41 has come out ripping Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, accusing both of not doing a good job for Bush 43, and he has gone so far as to call them iron asses, making Bush 43 uncomfortable and creating more problems for Jeb Bush.
And last but not least, to confirm my earlier comments about the liberal media, in watching Meet the Press last Sunday morning, 55 minutes were spent in “gotcha” moments on Republican candidates and Bernie Sanders as opposed to 5 minutes addressing the serious issue of ISIS with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).
Until next week.