KERRY WASHINGTON ENDORSES CLINTON WHILE BEN CARSON CLAIMS OBAMA WAS “RAISED WHITE”

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Proof there is no singular issue that will gain all the support of African-American voters, two very influential blacks show disparate views on politics. During a visit to the set of Scandal by Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, Kerry Washington Instagramed a pic with #ImWithHer, showing support for the former Secretary of State.

Ben Carson, the one-time frontrunner in the GOP race to the nomination, who is now in dead last, gave an interview in which he stated President Obama was “raised white.” The implication being he couldn’t possibly understand the struggle of everyday black Americans.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders who has struggled to gain endorsements from influential black political leaders or entertainers, scored one such endorsement from film director, Spike Lee. Like every culture or race, there is no defining issue that speaks to everyone in that group. But it’ll be interesting to see who can get the lion’s share of a vote that proved so influential to Obama’s wins.

#HillaryClinton #BenCarson

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MORGAN FREEMAN ENDORSES HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT

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In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Academy Award winner, Morgan Freeman announced his support and endorsement ofHillary Clinton for President. When asked by Lemon, what are some of the major issues facing the country, Freeman pointed to security and income inequality.

Freeman’s public support in the interview serves to validate that he wasn’t just collecting a voice-over check in Clinton’s latest ad. In it Freeman intones, “Her life’s work has been about breaking barriers and so would her presidency, which is why for every American who’s not being paid what they’re worth, who’s being held back by student debt or a system tilted against them, and there are far too many of you, she understands that our country can’t reach its potential unless we all do.”

The ad debuted Friday on MSNBC and a longer version is set to begin airing in South Carolina just in time for the state’s Democratic primary.

#HillaryClinton #MorganFreeman #President

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT A TEMPORARY JUSTICE WHILE SENATE IS IN RECESS… SHOULD HE DO IT?

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Child, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s body was barely cold when a chorus of nervous conservatives began advocating a block of any potential appointment. Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell immediately came out and said any attempt by President Obama to appoint a nominee should be blocked.

The circumstances surrounding the latest appointment have become highly political. Those on the right argue it’s unprecedented to nominate someone during an election year. While members on the left feel the country deserves to have a replacement in place as soon as possible.

The last time a justice was confirmed during an election year was when Reagan appointment, Kennedy was confirmed in February of 2008. Though he was nominated in November of 1987 after the first nominee was rejected.

Interestingly enough, the President has the authority to make temporary appointments during a Senate recess. This could potentially happen since the Senate is in recess through February 22nd. The questions are, should he; should he let the next president do it; and should the country be without a fully functioning Supreme Court Justice for more than a year?

#OBAMA #POTUS #SCOTUS

DONALD TRUMP IS ABOUT TO MAKE IT RAIN ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL!

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Donald Trump, who is barely clinging on to his frontrunner status for the Republican Presidential Nomination, is about to set it off, billionaire style. The boisterous business man who has insulted his way to the top of the polls claims he’ll begin spending two million dollars a week on ads at the beginning of 2016.

The announcement comes at a time where Trump has seen his huge lead nearly evaporate and is now running neck and neck with Ted Cruz in early primary states. But unlike Cruz or the other Republican candidates, The Donald doesn’t have a legitimate PAC or donor group behind him. So, it looks like the billionaire will be self-financing the tv spots.

The genius of spin has even claimed to be thirty-five million dollars under budget. Apparently, that was his original budget and since he’s yet to spend anything he’s using it as a tool to tout his boss business moves. We’ll be looking forward to seeing the next stage of the Trump Tragedy when the ads drop. Hopefully they’ll do more for his campaign than Ben Carson’s radio rap ads.

#Ballin

UH-OH! BEN CARSON HAS TO CANCEL AFRICA, ISRAEL TRIP AMID SECURITY CONCERNS

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Republican Presidential candidate, Ben Carson has scuttled plans to visit Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya and Israel amid security concerns. The one-time frontrunner was granted a Secret Service detail due to his poll numbers, although lately, he’s been on the decline in a big way.

Without being too specific, campaign spokeswoman, Deana Bass confirmed the trips were canceled due to “security concerns” on Wednesday. Carson, who many on social media and Twitter asked if he was awake during the last debate, has struggled to capitalize on his recent rise and has been falling like a brick. The last debate of 2015 certainly didn’t help.

Clearly, Carson is seeing the result of all that aggressive rhetoric he’s been spewing on the campaign trail. As tough as he may be with a hammer, he wasn’t ready to deal with the realities of threats in Africa or the Middle East.

#HammerTime

A DONALD TRUMP NOW BEING COMPARED TO HITLER: HAS SOCIAL MEDIA LOST ITS CHILL?

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Donald Trump continues to hold on to the top spot of Republicans vying for their party’s Presidential Nomination. But in the wake of yet another sensational remark from the GOP frontrunner, a meme comparing The Donald to Hitler has started making its rounds on social media.

When Trump called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, that seemed to be the last straw for members of the Republican establishment. But it wasn’t surprising, given Trump’s track record thus far. Many are now seizing on recent and past comments and painting an alarming comparison to the rise of Donald Trump and that of Adolf Hitler.

But is this going too far? Whether or not you agree with Trump being lumped in with Hitler is one thing, but you have to admit there are definitely similarities in the verbiage. And considering how often Donald has made prejudicial remarks on the campaign trail, was it just a matter of time before he was labeled a racist?

#NewFuror

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CHRIS CHRISTIE GETS ENDORSEMENT FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION: UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVEN’T PICKED A WINNER SINCE REAGAN

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Chris Christie has just gotten a bit of CPR in his quest for the Republican nomination for President. The New Hampshire Union Leader, the state’s largest paper, has endorsed Christie for President. But will it help?

Christie has languished in the polls ever since Trump and Carson have become the darlings of the Republican party. But this latest endorsement could be a foreshadowing shift of things to come. Perhaps Republicans are tiring of the antics and incompetence they see in Trump and Carson, respectively.

But though this endorsement is a major coups for Christie, it’s unlikely to give hime a significant boost. That is, if history’s any indicator. The paper’s endorsement hasn’t picked the winner of the Presidency OR Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan.

#ChristieGetsBoost

CARLY FIORINA REFERS TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOOTER AS A PROTESTER

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It seems that Republicans and the right wing media will refer to Planned Parenthood killer, Robert Dear as anything but a domestic terrorist. Carly Fiorina, a declining Republican candidate for President, has given the genteel title of “protester” to the 57 year-old shooter.

She’s not the only candidate backing off of the terrorist title many are labeling Dear. Ted Cruz, when confronted with the fact that the shooter mentioned baby parts (a reference to a now widely discredited Planned Parenthood video) commented that Dear had also been reported as being a “transgendered leftist activist”. Not that there is anything wrong with being a left-leaning transgender woman with independent political views.

The mayor of Colorado Springs, John Suthers, originally stated the shooting appeared to be an act of domestic terrorism, but later referred to Dear as mentally ill. Fiorina, for her part, eventually labeled the shooting a tragedy and called the killer a “deranged” man who should be tried for murder… tougher, but not quite tough enough.

#TerroristOrProtester

FLORIDA REPRESENTATIVE THREATENS LAWSUIT IF CRUZ REPUBLICAN NOMINEE: IS THERE ANOTHER BIRTHER SCANDAL ON THE HORIZON?

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Funny how the whole birther issue that attached itself to Barack Obama has come full circle. This time, however, the birthers may be coming after one of their own; Republican candidate for President, Ted Cruz.

Alan Grayson, a Florida Representative has announced he will sue to challenge Cruz’s citizenship and his right to ascend the highest office in the land. Turns out, Cruz was born in Canada, albeit to an American mother. His father, of course, was a Cuban born national who escaped the Communist country and immigrated to the U.S. (see the irony forming…?)

Because Cruz was born to an American mother, regardless of where he came into the world, he would legally be considered a Natural Born American by Constitutional standards. But oh, how funny it would be to see Cruz subjected to the same ridiculous standards those in his party tried to hold Barack Obama to.

#BirthersAreBack

AMERICANS OUT HERE WORRIED ABOUT ISIS BUT THIS GUY KILLED A WAITRESS AT A WAFFLE HOUSE FOR ASKING HIM TO PUT OUT HIS CIGARETTE

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We all know the threat of terrorism is real. But to hear some Americans put it, you’d think Mexicans and Muslims were the biggest problems we have to face in this country. But can we talk for a second about Johnny Mount, who killed a waitress at a Biloxi, MS Waffle House for having the nerve to ask him to put out his cigarette.

Mount, was in the restaurant in the wee hours of the morning following Thanksgiving when the 52 year-old waitress advised him that smoking wasn’t allowed in the restaurant. After an argument ensued, Mount pulled a concealed gun from his waist and shot the waitress in the head.

Mississippi is a concealed and open carry state and the man was in his legal rights to have the gun in the restaurant. But he was swiftly arrested and is being held on $2,000,000 bond on first degree murder charges.

When Republicans and immigration hawks are concerned about terrorists coming into this country through immigration, but don’t acknowledge the homegrown terrorist acts from its red-blooded citizens, we have a problem. Some food for thought on this day after Thanksgiving.

#WafflesAndNoChill