In any election season, campaigns and candidates will ask how to appeal to a certain demographic to ensure that they will receive their votes.
Jewish Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has decided to bring Linda Sarsour into his campaign. Ms. Sarsour is known for her very public antisemitic and anti-Israel perspective.
I understand that Bernie wants to appeal to progressive voters. However, the choice of Ms. Sarsour, I fear may backfire. Especially with his fellow Jews who are feeling anxious (myself included) about the rising antisemitism in the world.
I also understand that he wants to appeal to the Arab-American community.
However, in trying to appeal to the Arab-American community, he is forgetting his coreligionists. There are quite a few candidates to chose from. In over-appealing to one community, he may forget another, which may end up costing him the nomination next fall.
As we get ever closer to the 2020 Presidential Election, the pool of candidates gets ever smaller. Last night the top ten candidates put their best foot forward and tried to prove why they should be the Democratic nominee come next fall.
Though former Vice President Joe Biden is still the front runner, I am not sure that he is the right candidate to go up against you know who. Though his decades of public service are very much appreciated and recognized, I feel like it is time for Biden to hang up his hat. I don’t quite agree with the low blow that former HUD secretary Julian Castro laid on the feet of the former Vice President, I think that he has a point.
You know who is a bully. Like all bullies, he had a way of sniffing out and using his opponents or victim’s weaknesses against them. Whoever wins the nomination must have an airtight campaign. Vice President Biden’s campaign, as I see it, is not airtight.
Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) and businessman Andrew Yang are the long shots from my perspective. I would honestly not be surprised if in the coming months, they decide to end their campaigns.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) is really starting to grow on me. At the beginning of the year, I was not so sure if she was the right person for the job. Last night, I found her to be a political breath of fresh air. I like that she is not only prepared, but that she had to pull herself up by her own bootstraps. She was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she has to earn and continually fight for her place in the world. On that alone, she has my respect.
My opinion of Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) has not changed. I certainly agree with his ideas. What he is proposing is necessary if we are to become the country that is truly democratic and diverse. However, I have to wonder if the logistics of putting these policies into place match the ideas.
Those are my thoughts. Readers, what do you think? Who stood out to you and who do you think has a chance of being the Democratic nominee?
A President, or any political leader for that matter, has, well, a lot on their plate. The last thing I hope any of them would need or want is unnecessary feuds.
You know is not surprisingly the exception to this rule.
His latest feud is with musician John Legend and his model/television personality/author wife, Chrissy Teigen. This latest feud is due Legend’s appearance on MSNBC during a referendum on criminal justice reform.
Is it me, or am I the only one who is getting tired of these feuds? When he was just another private businessman, he could have these ridiculous public feuds and no one gave a sh*t. But this man is no longer just another private businessman, he is President of the United States. He is responsible to this country and the voters, who like it or not, need him to lead this country.
P.S. I think he has much bigger fish to fry, especially one called Hurricane Dorian.
We all know that climate change is real. The question that we have to ask ourselves is if we have the balls to save our planet or let her die a slow and painful death.
The Amazon rain forest is known as the “lungs of the Earth”. The lungs are on fire. As human beings, we forget that nature is not an unlimited resource. If we don’t change our ways and learn to respect Mother Nature, she will f*ck with us in the same way that we have f*cked with her.
Speaking of Mother Nature, Hurricane Dorian is making it’s way up the east coast of the United States. You know who’s response was not unexpected. Yes, it is true that Alabama was initially projected to be hit by Dorian, but that path is outdated. I wish for once (though I know that with this man, wishing does no good), that he would listen to the experts and just once, apologize when he has made a mistake.
And then, if that was not enough, 2020 Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson claimed on Twitter that the power of the mind could deter the hurricane from hitting land. After receiving a fair amount of criticism, the initial tweet was deleted and replaced. She then claimed she was mocked for comparing the content of her tweet to prayers. Prayers are one thing, but to claim that we can use our minds to force the hurricane out to sea is a little too out there. Especially for someone who wants to be President of the United States.
At the end of the day, we have to respect and appreciate Mother Earth. If we don’t, she will happily remind us that she has more power in her little finger than all human beings combined.
Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing our companies HOME and making your products in the USA.
The word “hereby” is a term used by kings and autocrats. It is not a term used by a democratically elected President. The fact that he used that term is another step in the direction away from democracy as we know it to be.
I’m not an expert in this area of business. But the people who are experts in this field have weighed in. The costs of the tariff will hit the average American business and the average American consumer where it hurts: in the wallet. One of the ways that we vote is with our wallets. The last thing that I think anyone running or re-running for political office is to not be elected because of financial concerns of the American voter.
The thing I find interesting is what while he orders American businesses to leave China, he made money by having his own line of products made in China.
I highly suggest that come next fall, we vote this man out of office and replace him with a President who is able to run this country.
America’s story, as a whole, is made up of millions of individual stories of immigrants. Unfortunately, there are some who for political reasons, conveniently forget these stories. But there are others in the corridors of power who are determined that new generations of immigrants are given the opportunities as past immigrants.
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) is determined to not only keep these stories alive, he is equally determined to remind Americans about the inhuman treatment that those who wish to become Americans are experiencing. In his new book, America Is Better Than This: Trump’s War Against Migrant Families, Senator Merkley writes about his first hand experience at the border. In visiting migrants who are forced into what are essentially internment camps, where children are separated from their parents, he reveals the hard truth that we, as a country, must face.
As I see it, there are too many politicians these days who are too willing to bury their heads in the sand or to further their careers. I admire Senator Merkley for speaking up and reminding us that, according to his must read book, America is better than this.
Over the last few years, Americans have sadly gotten used to the out there statements and actions coming from the man whom we elected President.
This week, what he has said and done in the past compared to what he has said and done this week amounts the following saying: “hold my beer”.
He has stated this week that he is interested potentially purchasingGreenland. The offer was quickly and soundly rejected by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. I don’t know what is worse, the hair brained scheme or the sycophant aides who went along with the idea instead of shutting it down in the first place.
Hypothetically speaking, if the deal had gone through, where would the money have come from? To say that the purchase would have been a colossal waste of tax payer funds is an understatement. Thankfully, the Danish Prime Minister has more sense than you know who.
In response to the rejection, he took more than his usual tantrum. First, he cancelled a planned state visit to Denmark. Then he made the following statement:
“I Am the Chosen One”
This G-d complexhe has is not only getting out of hand, it is becoming scary. History has taught us that the slippery slope from a democracy to a dictatorship is much closer than we think it is.
We need to get this man out of office before he ruins this country forever.