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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

ricardomath ·
BLOG | Posted 04/12/2006 @ 12:12am Dean: No Dem Position on Gitmo Ari Berman In Time magazine this week, Joe Klein describes how John Kerry responded to the revelations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in May 2004 by holding a focus group in Arkansas. Afterwards, Klein writes, "The consultants were unanimous in their recommendations to the candidate: Don't talk about it. So Kerry didn't, "never once mentioning Abu Ghraib--or the Justice Department memo that 'broadened' accepted...
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

keylargo ·
I'm starting to wish Dean had not accepted the job as Head of the National Democratic Committee because now he has to walk on eggshells and speak on behalf of the party. He should have declined the job and put in another run for the presidency. Then, we would hear his own personal views. As of now, he has to be careful about giving his own views as opposed to the Party's view. We already know the Democrats in Washington have yet to grow a spine and speak out against anything for fear of...
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Re: September 29: "Marry Your Baby Daddy" Day

RadioRaheem ·
sounds like a good idea, but most of those situations [babymomma - babydaddy] are not love based. So many of those children were born from short relationships. What would happen when the babydaddy has multiple babymommas?? polygamy??
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Re: September 29: "Marry Your Baby Daddy" Day

this1neither ·
Who's going to foot the bill when five or six (based on statistics) of the couples participating in this fad wedding get divorced? Joe Jones hit the nail on the head. I'm guessing Maryann Reid didn't recruit counselors and/or psychiatrists to help these ten couples on September 30th and beyond. Maybe she's already laying the groundwork for her next book.
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Re: Did Anybody See...?

MBM ·
September 27, 2005 The Times Sleaze row over clean-up deals From Tim Reid in Washington AN INVESTIGATION has begun into allegations that lucrative Hurricane Katrina rebuilding contracts have been awarded to companies with ties to the White House and the Republican Party. The inspector-general of the Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that he was investigating how several companies had been awarded contracts without any competitive tender process, after Congress approved $62.5...
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Re: Terrell Owens

MBM ·
I can't help but see the racial aspect of this case. Because TO is a strong black man who takes no shit, he is labeled in certain tired, old, stereotypical ways. Sure he appears egocentric, but so what? Why is his egocentrism so objectionable but America loves Donald Trump? Why the double standard? Is it because America can stomach an old white man with money who wants more, but not a young black one? Since Brett Favre's name was mentioned, this pre-season he was quoted as saying that "it...
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Re: Terrell Owens

MBM ·
BTW - a lot of the tension has been communicated to be between TO and Andy Reid. IMO both are but mere pawns; TO a tactical one and Reid a strategic one. Either way, from a management standpoint, they are both tools to win games - no more or less. On a less philosphical level though, TO is FAR more valuable to that franchise than Reid. How many Super Bowls has Reid brought them? Is he one of the best at what he does? Is he going to the hall of fame? Big play players win games. TO is one of...
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Re: Terrell Owens

Fagunwa ·
MBM I agree with all of your post, but TO had to keep his strategy in mind. The point is to maximize your earnings while you can still earn so why take it there with mcnabb or reid? I feel like a pro ball player has an opportunity to save generations of his family from poverty if he or she plays it right and that is their primary responsibility. What else could be as important as that?
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Re: Terrell Owens

MBM ·
Agree - but what should he have done when Reid told him to STFU? We'd be calling TO a punk if he said "yes sir" and backed off. Again, in my book, there is no difference between a professional coach and a pro player. They are both employees. As I said above, one happens to be a strategic resource and the other a tactical one - but they both are "owned" by the team. They both should be focused on winning. They both should recognize the importance and role of the other. In that light, I don't...
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Re: Terrell Owens

AudioGuy ·
Did reid do it in the press? Or did he pull TO aside and do it? Shameless plug!When/where did this cursing out happen? Did Reid do it at a press conference or in an interview or did he do it behind closed doors? Indeed. I am not a TO expert, but I think that you have your facts incorrect - if you include salary bonuses etc., TO was the 2nd highest paid receiver in the league last year, behind Marvin Harrison of the colts... Dennis Rodman didn't "throw his teammates under the bus" Wasn't...
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Re: kresge's presentation

kresge ·
No, Dr. Felder was not there. It was more a critique of James Cone. Dr. Cone got to the session late, so missed my paper as it was the first. He was chatting with my adviser though during the question and answer time. I spoke to him briefly, and said that I definitely wanted his feed back before I published. It is likely what we may still disagree, but as Theodore Walker holds, criticism within the academy is (or at least should be about) win/win scenario's. The attendance was pretty good...
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Re: Phillip Reid

Dusty Elbow ·
Perhaps its time for him to come down and touch the ground for all to see even for people who 'cant' see to well. Thanks
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Re: Iran leader: Move Israel to Europe

kresge ·
I may take Darkwah seriously when he has achieved at least one of the following: 1. He has earned a relevant doctorate - this is scholarship - genealogy is irrelevant. 2. Has anything he has written accepted by a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. 3. Presents his material before the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, or the Society for the Study of Black Religion. [Note - my advisor is president of the SSBR, so I can let you know the time and location of their...
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Re: Terrell Owens

bigddouble ·
T.O. says he loves Philly, Eagles at birthday party Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Terrell Owens had the microphone and all the attention from a crowd filled with teammates, NFL stars and a few celebrities at his birthday bash. Already banished from the Philadelphia Eagles, Owens could've taken the opportunity to diss Donovan McNabb again. He could've criticized the Eagles for suspending him four games and deactivating him. He could've called out coach Andy Reid or anyone from the front...
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Re: Zacarias Moussaoui

EbonyRose ·
I think it's strange that he didn't look like the others, and like K4R, I don't believe he was supposed to be involved in 9/11. Nope, again, I defer to Kweli4Real! Let him suffer a long life in prison. Nope. I don't believe they were connected in any way.
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Black Viking ·
Actually HB, this list is so good... I'm just going to print the whole thing out right here. Sure, Shango. Here you go... A * Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, former basketball player, Black mother and White father * Andre Agassi, tennis player Jessica Alba, actress, Mexican Indian father and Canadian mother of Danish and French ancestry. * Tatyana Ali, actress, Black, Panamanian and Indo-Trinidadian * Shola Ama, singer, She is half Dominican, quarter Irish and quarter Scottish. * Amerie, singer,...
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Re: Cheney's Chief of Staff Indicted

EbonyRose ·
In Wake of Guilty Verdicts for Libby, All Eyes Turn to Vice President Cheney for Answers Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 By: Tom Raum, Associated Press WASHINGTON - (AP) Campaigning in 2000, George Bush promised he would swear on the Bible to restore honor and dignity to a sullied White House and give it "one heck of a scrubbing." The conviction of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby gave the White House a scrubbing -- but not the one Bush had in mind. The case laid bare the inner workings of a...
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Re: Cheney's Chief of Staff Indicted

EbonyRose ·
Democrats to Bush: Don't pardon Libby WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democratic leaders urged President Bush not to pardon former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted on federal charges Tuesday. Libby's attorneys, meanwhile, vowed to seek a new trial, or, failing that, to appeal the jury's verdict. Libby was convicted of lying and obstructing an investigation into the Bush administration's actions leading into the Iraq war. (Watch Democrats use verdict to...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
But Reid and a few others are finally starting to show some cajones. Better late than never I guess.
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Re: Shout out to Gayle King!! RRSOTD

Norland ·
Gayle take off that damn wig and let folks know what you truly look like. See if you can get Joy Reid to do the same. Oprah's got a hairdresser, surely she can hook you up. You look the same as when you were doing Channel 3 News in Hartford, CT; Joy's fake hair's reaching to the heavens. with her edges shot. If you guys think that's beautiful, think again. Want to know who's beautiful?? Laura Jarrett. She looks like a portrait. Poetry in Motion!!!!!
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Re: This, just in.

nayo ·
3. Another act of shoe terrorism, 2. the most notable being when Richard Reid attempted to set his shoes on fire on a cross Atlantic flight 1. And another when Khrushchev took his shoe off at a U.N. conference and banged it on a table, declaring that Russia would bury the U.S.
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Re: Sarah Palin Suggests Coin Conspiracy In Wisconsin Speech

NSpirit ·
So why aren't we seeing key democrats like Veep Biden, Pelosi, Reid et al making the talk show rounds and calling Sarah, Newt, Rush, Sean and glen LIARS? why are the democrats in power, but bending over and taking it? do they have a clue at all about how propaganda works?
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Re: Sarah Palin Suggests Coin Conspiracy In Wisconsin Speech

EbonyRose ·
Hmmm ... good question, NS But from the looks of things, I'd have to guess that the answer is "No"! I dunno ... maybe it's that, "We're the good guys ..." facade that they try to exhibit to the people which makes them unwilling/unable to fight fire with fire! (The Repubs are some thuggish, unconscionable, malice-driven folks sometimes! ) Maybe the Dems just think they can't win? Or maybe they're just too scared to try?
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Re: So much Love from the Left!

David ·
Some black people are so desperate for attention and positive reinforcement that it doesn't matter where they get it. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SALEM, Va. -- At times, the research was painful for William Holland. Court records, family documents and visits to museums yielded evidence of slaves, the ships that carried them and the tools that restrained them. Now, Holland's genealogical quest has taken him to a place that...
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Re: How Can Democrats Win The White House?

Kuya Pat ·
Reid from Nevada would be better than Gore: the Left may disagree with him on two issues: abortion & gun control but let's face it most of the States disagrees with the Democrats on those two issues. A matter of pragmatism: can't pick someone too extreme.
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Re: U.S. Pakistani Growing Tensions

roarin1 ·
I think it's what they call a 'slippery slope'. Though to ME, it's more like slidin down a razor blade into an alcohol river....this thing ain't nowhere near over. Again, amerikkka is looking for war. -- Levin: Pakistan has 'explaining to do' -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and other senior senators sharply questioned Monday whether the Pakistani military and intelligence community had protected Osama bin Laden before Navy SEALs killed the terrorist leader in a Sunday...
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords: Casualty of the Second Civil War

Yemaya ·
Full Text: The Second Civil War Truth about Hate for the First Black President Gabrielle Giffords: Casualty of the Second Civil War with 2 comments It’s always astonishing to witness the pathological denial that substitutes for reality in this country, but the levels reached in the last two weeks set an entirely new clinical standard. The common and preposterous delusion that this country is ‘past’ slavery, racism, or hate has been obliterated in all but Biblical fashion, yet people still...
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Re: !@$%#*!!! Black women less attractive? !@$%#*!!!

Nquest ·
Oh, Tamron Hall (and before her, Jacque Reid - Bet News) is definitely a title holder but... but... but... If I was Chris Rock, the movie would have been called, "Yep! I Left My Wife." I mean, look at those lips. Just looking at her makes you want to go all Canadian...
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Re: Amazingly the Tea Party is completely silent on the new payroll tax cuts

Cholly ·
I bet the Tea Party are pissed off now! Tea Party, Have A Very Merry Racist Christmas!!!! House GOP Caves On Payroll Taxes. Payroll Tax Cut Fight: House GOP Agrees To Two-Month Extension. Ending a dramatic, weeks-long political standoff, House Republican leaders agreed Thursday to pass a Senate-endorsed short-term extension of the payroll tax cut in return for House-Senate negotiations on a year-long package. The House will take up and pass the bill as soon as Friday at 10 a.m. The bill will...
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Re: New African-American News Portal Looks To Reshape "Black News"

Yemaya ·
http://blogs.indiewire.com/sha...frican-american-film To my knowledge, the concept of Bootlegging and its affect on African-American cinema has not been explored in any substantive detail. In general, we all know that bootlegging severely diminishes the box-office of African-American films and it should be discouraged, but the bootlegging of African-American films continues vigorously today on the street corners, in hair & nail salons, barbershops, flea markets, factory parking lots and...
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Re: New African-American News Portal Looks To Reshape "Black News"

Yemaya ·
These parts of the article really grabbed my attention: (1) Although there are a number of wealthy African-American filmmakers and media moguls, wealth in and of itself is not power; wealth is only one aspect that can be gained or lost by the consequences of power. African-Americans lack the power to distribute films theatrically on an equal number of screens domestic and foreign as White American films produced by the American Entertainment Complex. AND (5) Starting with a single White...
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Re: U.S. cities struggle with blighted bank-owned homes

EbonyRose ·
Unfortunately, many people don't realize that several of the very outspoken Democrats (like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Dennis Kucinich) have been saying this out loud for years now!! But the media DOES NOT give them the same amount of airtime or report on their discussions as much they do the members of the Republican Party - because the Democrats are not deemed to be as 'controversial' - they are not as ugly, do not say the same types of hateful things, do not tell the same type of...
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Re: Bobby Brown Opted To Leave Whitney Houston's Funeral with Posse in Tow. He Stayed For 15 Minutes.

sunnubian ·
It is just beyond me why people see Bobby Brown the way that they do. Considering how most men are in general, he seems about average to me. I don't see where he even got a "bad boy" reputation. And, I don't see him as some gang member thug (considering his "gang", "thug" life ended at age 11); and I don't condone his ever being violent with Whitney or his womanizing, but, even that happened when they were younger and heavily into drugs and alcohol by then, AND Whitney was the first one to...
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Re: Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

Yemaya ·
Black Agenda Report has a broader analysis of this trend amongst others targeted towards black women and children. http://blackagendareport.com/c...k-women-and-children Freedom Rider: The War on Black Women and Children b y BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley White supremacy is on the offensive, especially against Black women. “Black people are punished for driving, for walking down the street, for having children, for putting their children in school, for acting the way...
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Re: Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

Kocolicious ·
True slavery has existed longer than freeedom. In fact, slavery have been HERE in the world since the beginning of time-which includes EVERYBODY....Europeans too. But! The difference in African slavery I see opposed to others who have been enslaved are the facts that we were/are the ONLY ones targeted and specificially taken from our lands for sole purposes of profit and sex. Hence the ideology of being a degraded form of chattel property. African women and children have always been on the...
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Re: Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

sunnubian ·
I do admire Belafonte for all these years still being a person that will actually come out against injustice and racism without regard to what it may or may not do to his career, and for even being a person who could just as well sit in his comfy life and just ignore plight of anyone not in his own family or his own circle, but he chose not to just sit and ignore and be a hear not evil, see no evil, speak no evil Negro. But, your response, Koco, was really on point. I really think that you...
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Re: Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

Kocolicious ·
Thank you for that my sista. Through the years, I've self-published a few books: poetry and essays mostly. But! After the death of my son, my focus changed. And there was a need for me to incorporate my knowledge to the youngsters. So I developed many after school programs to teach writing, literacy, composition and such to those uninformed teens who think they know it all. For a good while, I hated adult black people....it took me almost ten years to finally heal from the anger of...
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Re: Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

sunnubian ·
Your welcome Koco, and I really meant it. Also, I think that many, many African American feel frustration and even anger towards the African Americans out there that are just a big weight on the Black community, I know I have. But, then I have to think about how little I knew when I was young and that most of what I know now and have learned about our history in this country, African history, American politics, racism, the politics of psychological and social manipulation, etc., I had to...
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Re: Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

Kocolicious ·
Thank you for asking my sista. My feeling of abandonment came from my son being gunned down in front of a least 40 morning commuters whom merely swirved around his body as he fell to the ground like he was road kill. No one called the police. No one stopped their cars. He just laid there dying. No one saw him as maybe someone who could be one of their children-a son. Or maybe a family member. Their inhumane ignorance of a "child" laying in the middle of the street demonstrated to me how...
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Re: Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration

sunnubian ·
Koco, I am so sorry. I am almost speechless. It's unbelievable that human beings can even have it in them to do something like that. I'm gonna have to mentally digest that for a while. I am so sorry. I'm glad you found the strength to soldier on to help someone else, to try to save other people's children in the face of how everything when down with your son.
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Re: Prez Obama: Democratic Voter Apathy Inexcusable, VP Biden tells Dems to Stop Whining

EbonyRose ·
And let me just add one more thing here .... It's not that the Democrats - both the Party and the voters - are total and complete inactive participants in the political arena ... but they DON'T get the same kind of competitive media coverage and attention that the Repubs do .... simply because they aren't fire-breathing, hatemongers .... which feeds the media's quest for controversy, division, and sensationalized news!! Many individuals and groups (such as Speaker Pelosi, the Congressional...
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Re: President Obama to black leaders: Fire up against GOP surge

Vox ·
This is ER's point I want to respond to... Reference: He has always been "No Drama Obama" from the start ... and his actions and decisions and policies haven't really changed from who he has always been. He never did specifically target Black people for 'galvanizing' around him or his candidacy ... if you remember, he didn't even like to say the words "Black" or "African American" nor speak on specifically targeted 'African American issues'. In fact, he's doing MUCH MORE of that NOW than he...
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Re: President Obama to black leaders: Fire up against GOP surge

EbonyRose ·
Reference: In an era where there is a Democrat President and a Democratic majority in congress, why do people find this line of reasoning valid? That was a very impassioned speech, NSpirit!! And a pretty accurate depiction of what went on!! However, none of that has anything to do with the legislative reality and facts of what went on in government during that bill debate. And although it was good ... it was ultimately totally besides the point!! We can start with the fact that while you...
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Re: White Nationalist Opened Fire At Crowd During Charlottesville Rally, Police 'Never Moved'

Norland ·
I don't know what a "white nationalist" is, but it sure would be cooler than cool if all these fuckers, the Klan, Neo Nazis, Haters, Nationalists and all the rest of them marched their asses back to Ellis Island and got on the first boat smoking back to Europe or wherever the hell else they came from including the caves and took their dog cousins and Rheses monkeys with them.
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Re: Joy Ann Reid kicking ass ... AM Joy

homie ·
Remember Melissa Harris Perry? She was the likeness of the Bell Hooks Hip-Hop lesbian and Gay culture warrior advocate. Joy Reid on the other hand continues to demonstrate that on her show, be you black, white or Hispanic racial bigoted ideas will be challenged intellectually! This is why MSNBC choose Joy and why I tune in every weekend.
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Re: Joy Ann Reid kicking ass ... AM Joy

Momentum ·
Melissa Harris Perry was too Black too progressive for MSNBC. I liked her show too because she had guests you never heard of and was deserving to be heard out. I never forget she blew up at a white woman when she said that investors take risks and Melissa told her that was a misplaced description because people who are at risk are the unemployed, without healthcare, poor people, politically disenfranchised are the people that take risks day in and day out. But one thing about her show she...
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Re: Another Shoe Drops on Clinton....now what?

Kocolicious ·
ATTORNEY GENERAL DISAGREED WITH FBI CHIEF ON CLINTON ANNOUNCEMENT Attorney General Loretta Lynch disagreed with FBI Director James Comey’s decision to send a letter notifying Congress of new developments in the probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server , CBS News’ Paula Reid reports. Sources close to the Clinton investigation told Reid that Lynch encouraged the FBI chief to follow a long-standing practice not to comment on ongoing investigations. While the two did not speak directly,...
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Re: The Democratic National Convention

Cholly ·
President Obama is going to have to dig down deep to top what his wife just did. Probably in the history of American first ladies speeches and first ladies around the world, arguably one of the best ever if not the best. In the Obama household, Michelle has bragging rights...and she knows it. And Republicans heads are exploding everywhere. I have been watching the media coverage and I don't like the fact that the media continues to sell the idea that Ann Romney is somehow comparable to First...
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Re: The Democratic National Convention

EbonyRose ·
And to me it seemed like the First Lady pretty much picked apart Ann Romney's speech ... anecdote by anecdote ... and CRUSHED Ann like a GRAPE ... when it came to telling the more compelling, more thorough, more truthful story about the virtues of their respective husbands and the life they "built" together!! While Ann Romney skirted around details .... Michelle went in deep and was able to give real life comparisons of what it means to "struggle to make ends meet" .. because she and the...
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Re: The Democratic National Convention

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Cholly: And Republicans heads are exploding everywhere. After the President's speech, the rest of their bodies just blew up too!!
 
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