Thursday Open Thread | Historical Native American Photos

Native American children were taken from their home, stripped of their language and culture or be severely beaten. They were sent to boarding schools to learn English, have their hair cut off, and become “True” Americans.

Congress passed ICWA in 1978 in response to the alarmingly high number of Indian children being removed from their homes. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families.

Native American children were taken from their home, stripped of their language and culture or be severely beaten22

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  1. eliihass says:

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall wherever John Kerry is watching Hillary try to claim his hard work as all hers…

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  2. eliihass says:

    The not so artful dodge begins…

    Will you release transcripts from the closed-door highly remunerated $600,000 speeches you gave to Goldman Sachs executives…

    Yes or nah…

    And here comes that Communications director extraordinnaire Jennifer Palmieri, stuttering her way through a simple follow-up re: the transcripts..

    WATCH: Clinton Communications Director
    http://cbsn.ws/1VST1Ee

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  3. rikyrah says:

    I’m not even mad at them…why not get the Muslim little girl’s money too?

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  4. rikyrah says:

    Al Giordano on being someone else’s idea of a progressive

    byGreg Dworkin

    https://storify.com/DemFromCT/al-giordano-on-being-someone-else-s-idea-of-a-prog

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  9. eliihass says:

    Am I missing something…?

    So sexism and misogyny is suddenly a thing once again…

    And for all those who are wielding it loudly to make the case for Hillary, I ask, where have you all been the past 8 years while Mrs Obama was demeaned, maligned and dehumanized in ways no other woman has ever been…And there have been no objections or outrage…Not even from those women who battle endlessly on behalf of her husband the President – a man…

    When challenged, a few muster a dismissive meh…

    It occurs to me that If black women are stupid enough to fall for the okey dokey from so-called feminists who have long made it clear that black women aren’t part of the equation…that black women under attack aren’t worthy or valuable or deserving of defending and protection and outrage…oh well…

    There’s something terribly wrong when we are all in such denial that we ignore what’s staring us in the face…

    The truth is, white feminists (and the few black ones desperate to belong) who support Hillary, have never defended Mrs Obama – never…If anything, some have been an active part of dehumanizing and disrespecting her…even those who ‘love’ the President because they connect with his white mother, or have a Mandingo thing going for him…But one thing’s for sure…the same women who hug all up on President Obama, despise, disdain and resent our black FLOTUS…

    We can all pretend not to notice – or begin to care…

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  10. Would you mind, if I touch, if I kiss,
    If I held you tight, in the morning light….

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  12. rikyrah says:

    solange knowles ✔ @solangeknowles
    The music business was built brick by brick off the backs, shoulders, heart ache and pain, of black people, and everyone is just exhausted.

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  15. rikyrah says:

    I love this site. The comments there are worth gold.

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    UNDERRATED MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY: ANGELA BASSETT SLAPS A WHITE WOMAN

    Shamira Ibrahim, 2/3/16

    Happy Black History Month everyone! I hope your edges are extra laid and your chicken extra crispy.

    More often than not, I find that Black History Month tends to turn into “explain standard historical references to white people who just never bothered to do their googles.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m learning things about Black history regularly – particularly Black American history, as that’s not information I was readily exposed to at home – but after the twentieth year in a row of “didn’t you know that Bayard Rustin was an important activist AND gay?” I think that it’s high time to shake things up. Let’s talk about some pivotal contextual moments that we all know and love – that real shit, shit that make you feel shit – but have probably let collect a little dust in the attic.

    Without further ado I present…underrated moments in black history.

    My first submission to this series is a scene from the seminal “oh no that nigga did NOT” classic, Waiting to Exhale. Namely, the moment when Bernadine Harris, played by “my triceps will always be fleekier than yours so stop trying” Angela Bassett, slaps the everloving mayonnaise-ridden existence out of that white woman.

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  16. rikyrah says:

    LOL

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    WHY IS EVERY BLACK CHURCH PASTOR ALSO GOOD AT SINGING? A BLACK HISTORY MONTH MYSTERY

    Damon Young, 2/1/16

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    Anyway, this new church is a nice church. With both a younger congregation and a younger pastor than our home church. The last time we attended, however, he had some family obligation he had to attend, so a guest pastor pastored. And when this guest pastor was about to begin his sermon, he took a dramatic pause, and then he started to sing. Acapella. The choir joined him after maybe 15 seconds, and then the rest of the congregation did. This lasted for maybe a minute and a half. And then he (finally) began the sermon.

    Now, if you’ve been to a Black Baptist church before, you know this is not that uncommon. Pastors will sometimes lead the choir in song. Sometimes they’ll begin their sermons with songs. Sometimes they’ll break out in song while preaching. It’s an accepted and even anticipated part of the Black church experience; one of the many factors contributing to the rhythm of the church’s collective zeitgeist. Again, as a person who’s been in dozens of different churches and has seen dozens of pastors pastor, this happening is not uncommon.

    But what is uncommon, statistically at least, is that every single Black church pastor I’ve heard sing — which is every single Black pastor I’ve heard preach — can sing. That guest pastor could have auditioned for American Idol. As could that church’s regular pastor. As could the pastor at my home church. And all the guest pastors they’ve had. Are they all great singers? No. They can’t all saaang sing. It’s not like there’s a conglomeration of preaching-ass Peabo Brysons in Pittsburgh. But they all sing well enough to be, like, the fifth member in a six member band. Basically, they can all be Otis. Or Latavia Roberson.

    http://verysmartbrothas.com/why-does-every-black-church-pastor-know-how-to-sing-an-investigation/

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  17. rikyrah says:

    I never thought about following this on twitter. I’m recording it for the performances…seeing how many episodes I can get through.

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    The Best Twitter Reactions to The People v. O.J. Simpson Movie
    People want to relive the “trial of the century.”

    BY: DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE
    Posted: Feb. 3 2016 2:25 PM

    The 10-episode series chronicling the “trial of the century” premiered Tuesday night on FX.

    And judging by people’s reactions on social media, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story did not disappoint. The first episode refreshed the nation’s collective memory about the trial’s cast of characters, who played such a critical role in making the murder case a sensation.

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Watch: Cam Newton Talks About Those Black-and-Gold Pants
    The NFL quarterback’s Versace pants definitely got the attention they deserved.

    BY: YESHA CALLAHAN
    Posted: Feb. 2 2016 9:54 AM

    Besides dabbing on his opponents and his superior football skills, Cam Newton’s sense of style is definitely something to talk about. And when he stepped off a plane Monday, Newton’s pants got everyone’s attention.

    During Monday’s Super Bowl Media Day, Deion Sanders had one question for Newton: “What was going on with the Versace drawers you had on?”

    Drawers? More like fancy pants. Fancy pants that cost around $800.

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2016/02/cam_newton_explains_those_black_and_gold_pants.html

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  19. Ametia says:

    SMGDH BWA HA HA HA

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    Black Feminists Don’t Owe Hillary Clinton Their Support
    If I were a middle-class white woman, I would probably love Hillary Clinton.

    BY: KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI
    Posted: Feb. 3 2016 8:26 PM

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    What’s funny—and not “funny ha-ha”—is how some white feminists who ride for Clinton as hard as Bernie bros ride for Sanders have been silent about the criminalization, sexual assault and police brutality that black women and girls face. Despite this, they expect us now to be all sister suffrage “Vote for women!” or risk being deemed traitors to gender equality.

    Cocooned in the white privilege that many of them deny, this type of white feminist expects black feminists with legitimate concerns to push those concerns aside for the so-called greater good—a good, to paraphrase both Harriet Tubman and Viola Davis, that exists over a line where there are “green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to us … but we can’t seem to get there no-how. We can’t seem to get over that line.”

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  22. rikyrah says:

    I think it’s the one on the left.

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    TUESDAY, FEB 2, 2016 04:17 PM CST
    Ted Cruz’s radical supporters: He won Iowa on the back of the scariest Bible-thumpers in the business
    Cruz came on top in the Iowa caucus by presenting himself as a messiah and winning over the radical religious right
    AMANDA MARCOTTE

    Ted Cruz’s victory in Iowa doesn’t mean he’ll get the nomination — history shows the Republican caucus in that state is a poor predictor of eventual outcome — but for the religious right, especially the most skin-crawlingly creepy folks in the religious right, Cruz’s edging Donald Trump out at the polls represents a huge victory. Because Monday night meant that while their influence might seem to be on the decline, the religious right proved, once again, that they are still a powerful force on the right. Unfortunately, the Republican Party will still have to pay tribute to the nasty crews that use Jesus as a cover to push their lifelong obsession with controlling other people’s sex lives, especially if those people are female or queer.

    A lot of attention has been paid to Trump’s oversized ego, but Cruz’s may be even worse. While Trump likes to portray himself as a “winner,” Cruz clawed his way to victory in Iowa by implying — well, more than implying — that he’s a religious messiah, a prophet who is the next best thing to the second coming of Jesus. While denouncing Barack Obama for his supposed “messiah complex,” Cruz has been suggesting that he is the real deal, and that he will win because “the body of Christ” will “rise up to pull us back from the abyss.”

    Cruz has been portraying his campaign, in fact, as a religious war in which the true believers will assert themselves as the rightful rulers of this nation. “Strap on the full armor of God, get ready for the attacks that are coming,” he told supporters, who are treated more like believers, at a campaign stop in Iowa.

    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/02/ted_cruzs_radical_supporters_he_won_iowa_on_the_back_of_the_scariest_bible_thumpers_in_the_business/

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  26. rikyrah says:

    THURSDAY, FEB 4, 2016 10:15 AM CST
    Jeb Bush’s breathtaking campaign implosion: How a GOP front-runner became the “please clap” candidate
    Remember when Jeb was supposed to be a shoo-in for the nomination? Oh, how the mighty have fallen
    BOB CESCA

    Back in 2006, former President George H.W. Bush addressed Florida state lawmakers during the last of his son Jeb’s leadership gatherings in the lower chamber of the Legislature. During the speech, Poppy Bush broke down sobbing while recalling how Jeb lost his first 1994 gubernatorial bid to the Democratic candidate, Lawton Chiles.

    Said the patriarch of the Bush dynasty, “He didn’t whine about it. He didn’t complain.” Bush continued through his tears and crackling voice, “A true measure of a man is how you handle victory and how you handle defeat, so in ’94 Floridians chose to rehire the governor. They took note of his worthy opponent, who showed with not only words but with actions what decency he had.”

    By all measures, Jeb Bush has all but lost his first and perhaps only campaign for the White House, and must now be flirting with the inevitability of dropping out of the race entirely unless his electoral fortunes change drastically. They won’t, and it’s surprisingly depressing to observe the sad, slow descent of Jeb Bush from presumptive front-runner to droopy beta-male. It probably shouldn’t be this way, but Jeb’s suddenly outdated style of politics has been rendered impotent by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. And, frankly, I think we’re going to miss the Jeb Bushes of the world.

    I hasten to underscore that his positions are mostly loathsome, as is his older brother George W., who’s responsible for bungling us into two wars and a crippling financial crisis. Suffice to say, this isn’t any sort of paean to Jeb’s agenda or his record as governor. Far from it. But Jeb, along with his dad, represent a dying breed of Republican. In this regard, watching Jeb awkwardly skulk through retail politicking in Iowa and New Hampshire is not unlike watching an endangered sea turtle flailing desperately on the beach — confused and pained, tourists splashing Solo cups of water on his head.

    On Tuesday, following his dreary showing in Iowa, Jeb spoke to a small crowd at the Hanover Inn in New Hampshire. During a high point in his remarks, Jeb once again tried in futility to accost his nemesis, Trump, exclaiming: “I won’t be out here blowharding, talking a big game without backing it up.”

    Crickets.

    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/04/jeb_bushs_breathtaking_campaign_implosion_how_a_gop_frontrunner_became_the_please_clap_candidate/?source=newsletter

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    POTUS and FLOTUS with Hilton banquet server Kitty Casey during the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast

    http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/first-lady-michelle-obama-receives-a-hug-from-a-waitress-during-the-picture-id508336440
    FLOTUS and Kitty hug at the 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

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  31. rikyrah says:

    Damn…she looks like a child…if she’s 30, I’d be surprised.

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  32. Liza says:

    I was thinking about Hillary and her Goldman Sachs fees for her speeches. I’m curious about what she actually said in those speeches. I kind of doubt she was espousing her newly founded “progressive” ideals.

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    • eliihass says:

      She did say it was a right of passage for all former Sec’s of State…and that she was only doing her duty – and took what was offered – just as previous SoS’s did…LOL…

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  34. @Eliihass this is for you

    Eliihass this is for you

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  35. rikyrah says:

    How is he running, since he’s NOT a natural-born citizen….

    Ted Cruz Will Get Crushed in New Hampshire

    He may have won hearts and minds in Iowa, but Granite State pros say the senator might as well focus on South Carolina.

    Republican operatives from inside and outside New Hampshire agree: Sen. Ted Cruz is all but doomed to finish below the top tier in the Granite State.

    The winning coalition Cruz put together in Iowa won’t work in New Hampshire, they say, pointing to the fact New Hampshire has the second-lowest rate of church attendance in the country. So the edge that Cruz had among evangelicals isn’t particularly applicable there.

    “I would advise Cruz to skip New Hampshire and go to South Carolina. I believe you shouldn’t compete anywhere where it’s not a favorable battlefield to win,” said Stuart Stevens, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign.

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  36. rikyrah says:

    But but but…I thought they were all big and bad…

    READ: Federal Indictment Against Oregon Occupiers Unsealed

    ByTIERNEY SNEED
    Published FEBRUARY 4, 2016, 12:13 PM EST

    A federal grand jury in Portland has indicted Ammon Bundy and 15 other anti-government protestors who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, according to an indictment filed Wednesday and made public Thursday. The occupiers were each indicted on a single count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States.

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  37. eliihass says:

    “…Sinbad, along with singer Sheryl Crow, was on that 1996 trip to Bosnia that Clinton has described as a harrowing international experience that makes her tested and ready to answer a 3 a.m. phone call at the White House on day one, a claim for which she’s taking much grief on the campaign trail.

    Harrowing? Not that Sinbad recalls. He just remembers it being a USO tour to buck up the troops amid a much worse situation than he had imagined between the Bosnians and Serbs.

    In an interview with the Sleuth Monday, he said the “scariest” part of the trip was wondering where he’d eat next. “I think the only ‘red-phone’ moment was: ‘Do we eat here or at the next place.'”
    Threat of bullets? Sinbad doesn’t remember that, either.

    “I never felt that I was in a dangerous position. I never felt being in a sense of peril, or ‘Oh, God, I hope I’m going to be OK when I get out of this helicopter or when I get out of his tank.'”

    In her Iowa stump speech, Clinton also said, “We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the First Lady.”

    Say what? As Sinbad put it: “What kind of president would say, ‘Hey, man, I can’t go ’cause I might get shot so I’m going to send my wife…oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you.'”

    As you may have guessed by now, Sinbad isn’t supporting Clinton for president. He’s an Obama guy. All because of Clinton.

    “What got me about Hillary was her attitude of entitlement, like he messed up her plan, like he had no reason to be there,” Sinbad said. “I got angry. I actually got angry! I said, ‘I will be for Obama like never before.'”

    The Clinton campaign doesn’t seem amused by Sinbad’s commentary or his recollection of the 1996 Bosnia trip as more depressing than harrowing…”

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  38. rikyrah says:

    The GOP’s Crump Cancer

    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are two faces of the same phenomenon—the rise of conservative populism with a mean streak—empowered by the GOP’s purge of the center-right.

    When asked to assess the presidential prospects of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Sen. Lindsey Graham famously said, “It’s like being shot or poisoned. I think you get the same result, whether it’s quick or takes a long time.”

    Republicans breathing a sigh of relief because Cruz beat Trump in Iowa are rejoicing at the prospect of being poisoned. They may have dodged a bullet, but there’s a long-term critical condition they can’t afford to ignore.

    Because Cruz and Trump do not represent different visions of the Republican Party so much as different manifestations of the same kind of conservative populism that gets weak-kneed watching a strongman preach with fact-free certainty from the right side of the “us vs. them” divide.

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  39. rikyrah says:

    When a candidate takes a ‘victory lap’ without a victory
    02/03/16 12:55 PM
    By Steve Benen
    In 1992, then-Gov. Bill Clinton faced brutal headwinds ahead of the New Hampshire primary. Rocked by controversy and personal allegations, the Arkansas Democrat was written off, dismissed as a candidate who would have to drop out sooner rather than later.

    And yet, on Primary Night, there was Clinton, making a memorable declaration: “New Hampshire has made Bill Clinton the Comeback Kid.” What’s less memorable is the fact that Clinton actually lost that primary. In fact, Sen. Paul Tsongas (D-Mass.) beat Clinton in New Hampshire by more than eight points. But because so many assumed Clinton would get crushed, his second-place showing seemed like a triumph.

    It serves as a reminder that, as odd as this sounds, candidates don’t necessarily have to win to seem like they won.

    What we haven’t seen, however, is a third-place finisher pretend to have scored an amazing victory. That is, until this week.

    After losing to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses Monday night, Marco Rubio told supporters, “This is the moment they said would never happen!” It was, of course, the moment literally everyone said would inevitably happen – Rubio was supposed to finish third in Iowa and he did.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/when-candidate-takes-victory-lap-without-victory

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  40. eliihass says:

    Ben Jealous to endorse Bernie Sanders…

    Uh oh..what happened..?

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    • I saw it. Did you see Bob Beckel trying to down play it?

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      • eliihass says:

        They will downplay anything and anyone who’s not jumping on for Hillary..

        If he endorsed Hillary, it would be very significant and lead every show this afternoon..

        Meanwhile, Mrs Greenspan is having a nervous breakdown before our eyes…She’s talking to everyone fretting about how young women aren’t supporting Hillary, and how something has to be done about it quickly…Andrea is losing it..She’s not even pretending to be a neutral journalist any longer..

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  41. eliihass says:

    Andrea Mitchell begging James Carville (who’s in New Orleans and doesn’t seem to be part of the paid strategists at the moment) to come to New Hampshire to help Hillary out…LOL..
    They’re not even hiding any longer…

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  42. rikyrah says:

    go Cam!!

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  43. rikyrah says:

    when I heard that they were declaring winners based on ‘coin tosses’

    that means that there WAS NO WINNER on the Democratic Side of the Iowa Caucus.

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    Des Moines Register Calls for Audit of Democratic Caucuses

    What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period. Democracy, particularly at the local party level, can be slow, messy and obscure. But the refusal to undergo scrutiny or allow for an appeal reeks of autocracy.

    The Iowa Democratic Party must act quickly to assure the accuracy of the caucus results, beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    First of all, the results were too close not to do a complete audit of results. Two-tenths of 1 percent separated Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. A caucus should not be confused with an election, but it’s worth noting that much larger margins trigger automatic recounts in other states.

    Second, too many questions have been raised. Too many accounts have arisen of inconsistent counts, untrained and overwhelmed volunteers, confused voters, cramped precinct locations, a lack of voter registration forms and other problems. Too many of us, including members of the Register editorial board who were observing caucuses, saw opportunities for error amid Monday night’s chaos.

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  44. rikyrah says:

    White America’s ‘Broken Heart’
    Charles M. Blow
    FEB. 4, 2016

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    This idea of negotiating the terms of sharing the future is an expansive one, on both ends of the ideological spectrum, but it also seems to me to be an internal debate white America is having with itself.

    Much of the energy on both the left and the right this cycle is coming from white Americans who are rejecting the direction of America and its institutions. There is a profound disappointment. On one hand, it’s about fear of dislocation of supremacy, and the surrendering of power and the security it provides. On the other hand, it’s about disillusionment that the game is rigged and the turf is tilted. It is about defining who created this country’s bounty and who has most benefited from it.

    White America is wrestling with itself, torn between two increasingly distant visions and philosophies, trying to figure out if the country should retreat from its present course or be remade.

    The results from the Iowa caucuses revealed that Republican caucusgoers gave roughly even support to the top three finishers — Ted Cruz, a much-loathed anti-institutional who has shown a pyromaniac’s predilection for wanting to torch Washington rather than make it work; the real estate developer spouting nativist and even fascist policies with the fervor of a prosperity preacher; and Marco Rubio, a too-slick-to-be-trusted stripling who oozes ambition with every obviously rehearsed response.

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    He rattled off the reasons for this rise — suicide, alcoholism and drug overdoses — and then concluded that these white Americans were dying of “a broken heart.”

    It was, again, an interesting framing: that these people dying of sadness and vice were simply the leading edge of a tragic, morbid expression of a disappointment and fear shadowing much of white America.

    America has a gauzy, romanticized version of its history that is largely fiction. According to that mythology, America rose to greatness by sheer ruggedness, ingenuity and hard work. It ignores or sidelines the tremendous human suffering of African slaves that fueled that financial growth, and the blood spilled and dubious treaties signed with Native Americans that fueled its geographic growth. It ignores that the prosperity of some Americans always hinged on the oppression of other Americans.

    Much of America’s past is the story of white people benefiting from a system that white people designed and maintained, which increased their chances of success as it suppressed those same chances in other groups. Those systems persist to this day in some disturbing ways, but the current, vociferous naming and challenging of those systems, the placing of the lamp of truth near the seesaw of privilege and oppression, has provoked a profound sense of discomfort and even anger.

    ………………………………

    Indeed, the current urgency about inequality as an issue is really about how some white Americans are coming to live an experience that many minorities in this country have long lived — structural inequity has leapt the racial barrier — and that the legacy to which they fully assumed they were heirs is increasingly beyond their grasp.

    Inequality has been a feature of the African-American condition in this country since the first black feet touched this ground.

    Last month, the MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes tweeted: “This campaign is starting to feel more and more like a long, national nervous breakdown.” For white America, I believe this is true.

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    • rikyrah says:

      Bottom Line:

      ” All you gotta be is WHITE”

      doesn’t go as far as it used to.

      when you are used to it being enough for EVERYTHING, and think you were ENTITLED to it being enough…

      and, now, you have to compete with folks who NEVER thought that they were ENTITLED to ANYTHING….

      you don’t know how to cope.

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  45. eliihass says:

    When John McCain dragged his old mama around with him to campaign events to prove that longevity was a thing in his family…we thought he was mad..

    But now we have 62 year old John Ellis Bush bringing in his 90 year old mommy to make the kids on the play ground give him the ball..and to force everyone to clap for him and cheer him on..

    And we have Christie losing his mind and lashing out like a crazed nut, because after practically absconding from work in New Jersey for several months and moving to New Hampshire with a newly slimmed down Mary Pat all ready for her moment in the sun as first lady, he’s still hovering at 2% in the polls..

    There’s Kasich, seriously overrated and unimpressive, and loudly trying to convince everyone he’s the ‘sane’ one who won’t ‘stoop’ to the vulgarities and evil ways, never mind that his time as governor has seen him be as evil as they come…and now, not having made an impression on his fellow right wingers, is angling to be Hillary’s token Republican if she makes it…

    There’s poor Ben Carson dazed and confused, who still can’t figure how it all went wrong…One minute he and Candy are the toast of the right wing, and held up by racists as the ideal blacks, and next, they’re done with them and thrown under several fast moving buses…Not even sacrificing the sleazy Armstrong Williams could assuage his former racist cheerleaders…

    And then there’s ridiculously hollow golden boy in a bubble Marco Rubio who’ll do and say anything his puppeteers tell him to…who’s actually bought into the lies he’s been fed, and actually convinced he’s a real threat to be taken seriously..and deluded that his non-existent charisma, charm and brilliance makes him a shoo-in to the make-believe White House..

    Then there’s Trump, Marco and Fiorina…all various kinds of megalomania and cray-cray…

    If anyone told the GOP what God had in store for them, they’d never have believed – and it’s just the first week of February…

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    Ben Carson slashes staff as funds dry up
    February 4, 2016

    Ben Carson will cut more than 50 campaign staff positions as part of an overhaul and downsizing of his campaign.

    Salaries are being significantly reduced. Carson’s traveling entourage will shrink to only a handful of advisers. And instead of flying on private jets, Carson may soon return to commercial flights.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/02/04/ben-carson-slashes-staff-as-funds-dry-up/

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  49. rikyrah says:

    Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio
    FEB. 4, 2016

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents.

    And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush.

    Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign, where they can harm the assailant as much as the intended target.

    Over the past 48 hours, Mr. Christie has mocked Mr. Rubio as a cosseted “boy in the bubble,” derided him as “constantly scripted,” likened him to “the king of England,” and, perhaps most creatively, compared his Senate career to that of a helpless fourth grader who is told which chair to sit in at school.

    On Wednesday, Mr. Christie challenged anyone “to show me the significant accomplishment that Senator Rubio has done while he’s in the United States Senate.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/us/politics/chris-christie-and-jeb-bush-team-up-against-boy-in-the-bubble-marco-rubio.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

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  50. I’m committed to Nick Mosby. I’ve been supporting him since he first announced. Not from Baltimore but I’ll do whatever I can to sway voters to vote for him.

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  52. rikyrah says:

    Carson cries foul following fourth-place Iowa finish
    02/02/16 11:28 AM—UPDATED 02/02/16 12:11 PM
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    By Steve Benen
    Ben Carson, briefly the frontrunner in the Iowa caucuses, did not close well. The retired neurosurgeon, in what appears to be his strongest state, finished fourth with just 9%. That’s slightly better than his polling average going into last night, but it’s little solace for a candidate moving further away from the top tier.

    As MSNBC’s Jane C. Timm reports, Carson and his team believe they have an excuse.
    Dr. Ben Carson and his campaign accused Sen. Ted Cruz’s team of sabotaging Carson in the Iowa caucuses Monday night by encouraging Cruz supporters to tell voters at their caucus sites – incorrectly – that Carson was dropping out of the race.

    “It was happening all over,” Iowa State Director Ryan Rhodes told MSNBC. “One of the precincts Candy [Carson, the candidate’s wife] walked into, she had to correct the record. She actually walked in, in Ankeny, and gave a speech about no, he’s still in the race and that’s a lie.”
    So, what’s this all about? A CNN reporter said last night, shortly before the caucuses began, that after Iowa, Carson was headed to Florida “for some R&R,” instead of going to New Hampshire and South Carolina. Many in both parties saw this as evidence of Carson winding down his struggling campaign.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/carson-cries-foul-following-fourth-place-iowa-finish

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  53. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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    • Ametia says:

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    • rikyrah says:

      this deserves the side eye gif

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    • eliihass says:

      The woman lies with such ease…which is partly why much of the time her eyes are cast downwards…

      The woman who has been nursing presidential dreams since she was in college and make calculations based on those aspirations, ran in 2008 and now insists that she never thought of running for president and that all she wanted to be was a mother – until she happened into Bill Clinton who had clear plans to be president…Doesn’t it sound like she’s been watching too many videos of the Obamas…She’s borrowing so much from everyone, she can’t keep her stories straight and doesn’t even remember who or what part is hers…

      David Geffen warned us about the Clintons…“..Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease it’s troubling..”

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  54. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, SG2 & Everyone!

    SG2, you win ALL the awards for bringing true history to 3 Chics, BAY-BEE!

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