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Bill Clinton rallies for Hillary; Puts his foot in his mouth

If most Black people don’t see the Clintons for what they are by now, they never will.

Bill Clinton spoke at a rally last week as a surrogate for his wife, Hillary Clinton. Today, he’s still trying to wedge his foot out of his mouth by ‘almost apologizing’ for his tirade.

A Black Lives Matter supporter shouted at Clinton during the rally and he launched a full court press calling the woman a “girl” while defending his position on the 1994 crime bill that incarcerated an overwhelming number of Black Americans. Bill Clinton was completely self-serving in his response, shouting down the woman defending Black Lives Matter, in the crowd. What Bill Clinton didn’t dispatch from his mouth was the issue of privatized prisons.

If you haven’t noticed it yet, the Clintons are notorious for being mean, wicked and nasty to those who don’t share their same ideologies and if you dispute their decisions, they go into finger-pointing, chicken-necking, bully-beast, mode. Exhibit A is the finger-pointing monster that reared it’s ugly head from Hillary Clinton’s body at a rally a couple of weeks ago in early April. When a Greenpeace activist asked her if she accepted fossil fuel money for her campaign, Hillary pointed her finger in the woman’s face and shouted, as if she was getting ready to attack her Jerry Springer style at any given moment. She also went off on a young black woman for not sharing her same ideology. That, in itself, is not presidential.

When a South Carolina Representative yelled to President Obama, “you lie,” the President did not respond in such a way as Hillary did with those who disagree with her. When Governor Jan Brewer pointed her finger in President Obama’s face, he did not let the nation see him sweat. Even though we die-hard supporters of the President wanted to throw a chair at the head of the finger-pointing governor and the congressman to protect our President, he remained Presidential and kept his cool.

There are also pretty solid rumors of Hilary Clinton being insubordinate to President Obama. Those rumors are not hard to swallow as she made it clear when she campaigned against him that she had no respect for the then Senator Obama and she followed it up by resigning before the term was up as Secretary of State in his administration. For the record, Benghazi was not the reason she resigned. If so, and as I regurgitate the words she used during the Benghazi hearing, “what difference does it make, now?”

Bill Clinton took the rally shouting match against the Black Lives Matter activist exactly where he wanted it to go and that was AWAY from the issue of the privatization of prisons. See, private prisons are for profit corporations and yielded wealth for the Clintons. Each Black body that fell victim to that crime bill paid with their lives over and over again.

There was money to be made from each prisoner. With Black men being incarcerated at a rate of almost 5 times that of white men, there is plenty of money to be made, with very little pushback. There is even additional money to be made if those prisoners are sick or die while incarcerated. If you think the buying and selling of baby parts by Planned Parenthood is the only sick body organ scandal going on in America, then you’ll be surprised to know, if a prisoner is sick or dies, their body; their organs are property of the state or the prison. The state or the prison can then sell those body parts to companies for clinical trials. Prisoners and their families have no rights under the law regarding what happens to their bodies – dead or alive.

Sadly, these prisons have monthly quotas to meet based on occupancy. If one of these prisons doesn’t have many prisoners, tax payers may have to foot the bill and pay for any empty beds inside that prison. Some of these prisons guarantee a 80-100% occupancy rate. How and where do they get those prisoners? So glad you asked. Look around the prisons and you’ll be able to tell. The prisoners are just as Black and Brown as I.

Bill Clinton shouted back at the Black Lives Matter activist saying, ‘Obama is trying to fix it and let ‘em out now, but…’ Fix what? Glad you asked again! He could have only been referring to the mess made by himself (Bill Clinton) and his wife, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The lobbying firms for private prisons spent millions of dollars convincing lawmakers to join in on this private prison money-maker. GEO and Corrections Corporations of America have given more than $10 million to campaigns. In 2015, they made over $3 billion in annual revenue. Talk about modern day slavery.

During Clinton’s presidency, the prison population more than doubled following the 1994 crime bill. At the rally last week, the Black Lives Matter activist had every right to protest the stories Bill Clinton told in support of his wife from the podium. For those who claim it was his administration that did all this and not Hillary, then why is he stomping as a surrogate for her? And don’t be fooled into thinking she was a “do-nothing First Lady”.

The Clinton’s have always acted as Republicans in this manner and their biggest support system is still from Black people and I’ll never understand why.

Donald Trump is not a Republican & Republicans should be angry

If you get nothing from this commentary, please get this next sentence.

We are watching the Tea Party run the Republican side of this election season.

The Republican party was used, suckered, pimped into giving up their chance at having a front-runner and in the midst, the Tea Party moved in on the Republican Party like a lazy relative, with no job, that needs a place to stay.

Unfortunately, Republicans said nothing to get that lazy relative out of their space. They kindly hoped he would fall off and no one would take him seriously. Frankly, so did I. Yet, the Tea Party used the Republican party to push their candidate out front and guess what, they’re winning. The Tea Party is winning; not the Republican party. This race has a Democratic front-runner and a Tea Party front runner.

If Trump wins the nomination, there will be no Republican in the race once we get down to the nominees and after New Hampshire, more will have to fall out of the race because of the Tea Party’s candidate.

What a dirty way to get in the game, right?

What’s incredible is the Tea Party is not ashamed nor do they think twice before pushing out rhetoric and pictures that are racist.

That’s no republican speaking folks. That’s the Tea Party in it’s full and creepy, backwards-thinking glory.

In response, the Tea Party will swear to you they are not radically racist people. Unfortunately, they allow Donald Trump to spew his racists words against Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, while he degrades and uses our Veterans, women and the disabled to his advantage.

Trump elevated himself in this race not because he’s loved and respected by the masses but because there are so many people in this world that adamantly agree with his racial viewpoints. One woman at his rally said she believes Obama is racist towards white people and he only favors “The Blacks”.

These people also have front row seats to his shenanigans because he threw himself into a race as a Republican when he should have run as a Tea Party candidate. Trump can mouse around with politics because he has quite a bit of money to fund himself. In 2016, when the voting power of all those he degraded is more powerful, there’s still a group of your neighbors and mine, that support Trump and his actions.

When Black and Brown children are being taunted in school because of their race or religion, this Trump-loving group or American adults find it entertaining, funny and they sit back and allow it to happen and continue. They don’t even speak out against the terrible actions done to children as a result.

What makes this sickening is what we unfortunately have to witness this from people we call our friends and neighbors. Just watch what they post on social media and listen to what they say.

Most of all, Republicans should be downright angry that they were used by the Tea Party to get ahead. In Florida, Democrats generally may have not agreed with the policies and procedures of Governor Jeb Bush or Governor Rick Scott, but some Democrats even mention they have never seen a Republican act this way before.

The Tea Party is a political party that should have had enough gumption to stand on their own and not ride the backs of the Republican party and its base.

Trump pushed out the Republicans that had a chance and more than anything, the Republican base should be outraged.

They were used, bullied, taken over by a group of people that do not completely share their ideals and values.

The money supporters put behind the Republican candidates they believed in, should have never had to share the stage with a Tea Party candidate in disguise. Those supporters of Trump like Sarah Palin and her crew dogged the Republican Party and its voters.

The Republican party will now silently lose so much respect from those who are Black and Brown that supported the agenda of Republicans because they believed in the conservative values. Governor Rick Perry and former Presidential Candidate, is the only one that had enough sense to realize this was going in a direction in which it should not and he gracefully bowed-out of the race early on.

Trump has redefined being a modern day, rich, racist in America. It has sadly allowed this man to rise to the top of the Republican party. A party which he does not belong. He belongs in the party he is silently representing and it’s about time someone called him on the carpet and slammed him back into the group of racists from which he came.

As long as Black and Brown people, women, our Veterans and the disabled are sitting on the sidelines asking for a handout, these chumps are fine, but the moment they have benefits in place to help them pull themselves up to upper-class or upper middle class Americans, Trump and his followers will tear them down with no second thought.

What we can do about it is vote. Vote often and vote with passion. Regardless of your party affiliation, speak up about this injustice to the Republican Party because as Martin Luther King, Jr said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In this case, that statement is true for all Americans.

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Tea Party & Donald Trump

Tea Party Behind Paulson’s infamous ‘OK to be black’ signs?

Oh gee wiz.

These yard signs across Orlando have made me feel, well, just “some kind of way” about anyone who thinks this is good marketing. I sure would HOPE that it’s ok to be black in Orlando, but it appears we needed a white man to tell us that.

Last night on WFTV, Channel 9, Paulson took credit for the signs that are out in West Orlando.

But most importantly, black people, quite frankly, all people need to know who’s funding this campaign.

Doug Guetzloe is indeed the “wiz” fraud and financial support behind Paulson’s campaign.

Guetzloe is also member of the Tea Party which is one of the most racist, hateful groups of people I have ever seen.

When I visited Doug’s office, he had two confederate flags attached to the back of his door and a Tea Party hat sitting on his desk. When I asked about the “flags” he said, that he’s a son of the South.

He rambled on about the history of this country and then said, to me, a black woman, that his family doesn’t recognize the black people that are on their family tree. “They don’t talk about it,” he said.

He also said they owned slaves and he seemed to be fairly proud of that. Shocked out of my mind, I changed the subject and continued on to discuss the business in which I was there to discuss.

I just can’t let another day go by, without letting my people, my readers know who stroked the checks for this campaign and that a promise of Chief of Staff in Paulson’s campaign was uttered in the office and Doug proudly said, “If Paul wins, we all go to City Hall.”

Remember, it may be ok to be black in Orlando now, but if we have people who think like this involved in our day-to-day politics, it won’t be.

Buddy Dyer doesn’t look so bad now, does he?

After what I went through with loud and feisty members of the community, who’s names aren’t even worthy of mentioning, I can only imagine what Dyer goes through a daily basis.

Sunshine Linda Grund is also running in this mayoral race and while I don’t know if she stands a chance against Buddy and Paulson, nor is she ready for the role, but she does seem like a very kind and passionate person.

Go vote today, November 3rd, my friends. Vote strong today. Vote your beliefs and refuse to allow anyone to “give” you or declare that you have permission to be black in Orlando! ok to be black