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  • just a conservative girl 8:59 AM on 04/26/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Tavis Smiley Edition 

    “Not at all. Mitt Romney’s wrong when he thinks that we are engaging in what he calls the politics of envy. No one who happens to be poor wants what Mr. Romney has. They just want to move beyond a poverty of opportunity in this country to an opportunity to play on a level playing field.”

    Tavis Smiley, Marxist and multi-millionaire, appearing on The Hannity Show talking about what people who live in poverty want, while promoting his new book.

    Well, here is a start, let’s get them off welfare and entitlements so they have a chance to improve their lives.  That will never happen as long as they are living off the government dime.  The playing field while you are on welfare will never be level.  It is getting them off welfare that will give them opportunity.

    See more on his book tour here.

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    • SignPainterGuy 12:28 PM on 04/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ms. Smiley is so out of touch. The poor dream BIG; they absolutely DO want the kinds of things the Romneys have, they just have little realization of what is involved in getting them. And as an addenda, the poor have little idea how the rich function. “The rich don`t spend money; how do you think they got rich !?” I hear that so often. It proves that the poor haven`t rubbed elbows with the rich. Ignorance abounds !

      Anyway, the welfare system needs to be reversed in it`s procedures for getting on and off. It should be made much more difficult to get on, having to prove you need it, but once you start earning money and begin to need assistance less, the checks should not be cut off immediately, but tapered slowing, so that a welfare recipient can save a bit and work into independence rather than jumping straight in without a cushion.

      • just a conservative girl 8:31 PM on 04/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

        You are correct. It is such a simple solution. Start pro-rating welfare and food stamps so they when they are able to take moderately better paying position and not lose everything. Too simple of a solution for the government to ever bother doing.

        • SignPainterGuy 9:51 PM on 04/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

          It would seem the objective is to “keep” people on welfare.

          Rush has made an excellent point; If the gov. entitlement-way is so great, then where are the success stories. They should be everywhere in great numbers, but only free market capitalism provides a way for most anyone with the will to be successful.

  • just a conservative girl 4:25 PM on 01/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Tavis Smiley Getting a Taste of the Race Card 

    Tavis Smiley, a favorite of mine, is getting a taste of the leftist use of the race card.  Smiley is an activist for issues within the black community.  He wants the issues of poverty and high unemployment addressed.  While he and I agree on that, we strongly disagree with ways in which to accomplish them.  When I talk about the president and how his policies are failing, I get called a racist.  

    Well, Mr. Smiley is seeing how annoying it is to have your dissent thrown back in your face.  Smiley was scheduled to be a speaker at a celebration remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and he has been summarily dismissed.  Why?  He has been critical of the president.  

    It doesn’t seem to matter that Smiley has a point and the needs of the black community have not been addressed under this administration.  The unemployment numbers are reaching historical proportions, the levels of people becoming dependent upon food stamps is growing and has long since reached record numbers.  

    The latest numbers are that more than 26% of those on food stamps are black, while they only make up 12.6% of the total population.  That is a staggering number.  Smiley has the right to be outraged at these numbers.  The black community is falling further behind, partially due to the ‘great recession”.  

    But, apparently, he is not allowed to say so.  Heaven forbid a left leaning black man say anything against “The One”.  The great black hope, that has done nothing to deserve that title.  He has done nothing to help that community address the real issues that are plaguing them.  Of course he is the president of the entire country, but there were expectations of what he would do for the black community.  

    Both he and Michelle have not really addressed some of the real issues.  Poor educational choices (oh, that’s right, they don’t believe in choice except when it comes to abortion), rising unemployment, 72% of all children are born to single mothers.  Study after study has shown that babies born into single homes are far more likely to face a life of poverty and are less likely to get a college degree.  Without a good education the chances of lifting yourself out of poverty become almost non-existent.  None of these issues have been addresses by the first family.  

    It has been extremely disappointing to see the first black president who by all appearances has a close family unit not addressing the problems within their own community.  He has the perfect platform to stand up and talk about being involved in your child’s life.  He grew up without a dad, he knows how that can affect a child.  He knows how that can affect the financial stability within a family.  Yet he says very little.  Michelle should be out making these points, yet she has chosen to worry about obesity.  Not fitness, but obesity.  She has chosen to help create one size fits all government programs to address these issues and force the non obese to comply to them as well.  She spends little to no time addressing the family unit.  

    Well Tavis, welcome to my world.  Saying anything against this president means one thing and one thing only, you are a raaaaacist.  The so-called black leaders in this country are more interested in appearances than calling the president out on these issues.  Remember when Emanuel Cleaver said this?

    “If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House, there is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”

    So you see Tavis, it has never been about whether the president is addressing the issues.  It is about you knowing your place.  You are not allowed to criticize his holiness.  You are not allowed to the leave the democratic plantation; pointing out that all the poor get under this president is more handouts that keep them dependent.  He is the great black hope, just ignore the fact that his hope and change has been a big fat failure.  As I said, welcome to my world.  

    As an aside, maybe Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were not too far off about there comments there Tavis.  They just may have been on to something.

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 11:34 AM on 10/13/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Is Herman Cain Redefining Race Relations? 

    Herman Cain is resonating and creating a stir across the United States.  Mr. Cain doesn’t fit the typical mode of a black conservative since he has lived his life in the black community.  At least this is part of the argument that some have used.  I suppose to the liberal mind being married to a black women and being conservative is an unusual occurrence.  Mr. Cain also was born and raised in the south during the times of Jim Crowe.  He has seen racism.  He was turned away from the college of his choice due strictly to race. 

     The black liberal talking heads are ready to explode due one statement made by Cain recently,

     “believe there is racism in this country today that holds anybody back in a big way.”

    The response to this has been quick.  Race baiter Cornell West believes that he is trivializing a serious issue.  Now, Mr. Cain is not saying that racism doesn’t exist.  He is saying that over the course of his lifetime the chances of being held back strictly based on race is much less now than at the time of his youth.  Cornell West lives his life inside the bubble of “I am black, therefore I am victim”.  His entire world view is based on his color and race relations.  The simple act of going to grocery store has racial implications to him.  Mr. Cain on the other hand lives his life like he is a human being who happens to be black.  He knows what true racism is, as he has seen it.  But, he has also seen his parents achieve the level of success that they were looking to reach.  Owning a home and having the money to send their children to college was the dream that they worked towards.  Today, this man’s son is a potential nominee to run for the President of the United States.  I would say that we have come a long way baby.  I am sure that Cain’s parents didn’t dream this scenario. 

     Juan Williams has gotten into the conversation as well:

    “Right on, brother. And I’ll tell you why I say ‘right on.’ Because West, Tavis Smiley, those guys are threatened by the success of Herman Cain. And I think that they feel that anybody who doesn’t buy into all the racism charges that they’re constantly- You know, in their world, President Obama doesn’t exist. You know, these are the same people who criticize Obama for not being sufficient. So imagine the way they feel.”

    Think of Al Sharpton, who makes his living playing the victim, if we become a more colorblind society how does Sharpton continue his ways?  People like West, Smiley, Sharpton, Jackson, and others will have to find a new thing to complain about and find other ways to hustle people for money.  These are the same people who seem to ignore that our country has elected a person of color to the highest office in the land.  We weren’t racist on that day, but every day before and since. 

     Herman Cain is redefining what being black in America is all about.  He is reaching out and Middle America is seeing for themselves that the illusion the GOP is full of racists was just that, an illusion.  They are terrified that people who fill their coffers are no longer to going to quite so willing to go along if the true story comes out. 

     The true story is that most people in this country have gotten past skin color and have moved on.  We are interested in living our own lives and could care less if the person who moves in next door has more pigment in their skin than they do.  We are more interested in actually fixing the problems in our country than continually pointing the finger at who is blame for it. 

     Herman Cain is not trivializing race relations in this country, he is redefining them.  That is all too scary of a proposition to the hustlers who make a very good living off liberal white guilt.

     
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