Michael Eric Dyson discusses race in ways that are too often overlooked and not discussed… Please watch!!!
Introducing, to some of you for the first time, the Republicans…. They haven’t changed their tone or policies in 30 years and their aims remain the same…all over the country…they ALL believe in this radical ideology. It’s about time we all believe what they have been telling us…
Toward the end of the clip, pay close attention to how Melissa Harris-Perry weaves race into the 30 year political debate on how the Republicans have attached government services to minorities and the poor. The propaganda that she unearths is true at all levels…
- Rachel Maddow: Connecting the dots from Wisconsin to D.C. (bruceturnerjr5.wordpress.com)
- We Are ALL Liberals…we just call ourselves Conservatives. (bruceturnerjr5.wordpress.com)
- Rachel Maddow: Michigan’s Dystopian (Corporate Republican) Future And Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine (bruceturnerjr5.wordpress.com)
- Rachel Maddow Marvels At New Republican Interest In Libya Defense Spending (mediaite.com)
My initial thought after hearing the speech was… He needs to explain his thinking on subjects like this much more often. He presents a very compelling counter-narrative to the media punditry that passes for conventional wisdom. You can get so caught up in the media experts and what they say and think that you forget whatthe President actually said on the issue. The media tends to characterize what the President means or what he says too often from the point of view of “the entitled American”. And this often takes huge leaps in logic, can be skewed based on ideological purity (especially on the Right), paternalism, militarism or white supremacy and the conjecture used seems to be so foreign and far away from what the President actually says or means. The problem is that either he feels he doesn’t need to explain himself ad nauseum or that he is too busy to explain himself or his decisions. While that previous statement seems to be the type of ill-informed conjecture I was just talking about, I make the statement in support of the President. By not giving a complete picture of the decision or the issue at hand, numerous times, the President cedes the argument to his political enemies who will critique him no matter their own hypocrisy (see Newt Gingrich’s flip flop on Libya) in a political game that is won by those with the biggest microphone. The President can no longer afford to lose this game. I just think he needs to help us all understand why he makes the decisions he makes by creating the counter-narrative that is sorely lacking in the media.
Mr President…can you speak to issues like this more and more often. Recapture the narrative that swept you into office and we all voted for in 2008.
If you missed the Rachel Maddow show last night, you might want to check this out. I encourage you to watch all the segments from last night (These are just the first two segments. Click the link to find all the videos from last night.) and if you are not outraged to action about the Republican tactics used…then I’m not sure what happened to you soul. In a democracy…this should be illegal.
We keep being told that the country is “Center-Right”. Center-Right!? Even with the latest poll numbers of the NBC-WSJ poll??
I am a consistent watcher of Rachel Maddow’s show and last night she echoed what I have been saying since the election of Barack Obama in Nov of 2008. The NBC – WSJ poll that she talks about basically shows the mandate that Obama walked into office with. Change we can believe in. From taxing the wealthy to the Public Option to protecting collective bargaining, Americans think a lot alike. No wonder the President was swept into office. I thought elections had consequences!?
Watch this clip of the Rachel Maddow Show and let me know what you think.
Must see TV!!!
Dr Jeffrey Sachs lays down the argument so clearly here. He connects all the dots. Amen sir… His critique of Obama is spot on as well.