Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Congressional Black Caucus could use some ideological diversity, Grief Counselors Help Dem Staffers Work Through Their Loss, Democrats must now deal with ethics trials, Angry Negro: "Americans, Your Country Isn’t So Great"

Rep.-elect West says Congressional Black Caucus could use some ideological diversity - Palm Beach Post

With his convincing victory over Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, Allen West will be the first black Republican congressman in Florida since Reconstruction and one of only two black Republicans in the House, joining just-elected GOPer Tim Scott of South Carolina.

West plans to join the Congressional Black Caucus, which hasn't had a GOP member since three-term Connecticut Rep. Gary Franks was defeated in 1996. Former Oklahoma Republican Rep. J.C. Watts rejected joining the caucus, calling its members "race-hustling poverty pimps."

Conservative West, who seldom discussed race in his campaign, is critical of the "failure of the liberal welfare policies in the black community" and says the caucus could use some ideological diversity.

West and the caucus have already crossed paths.

U.S. Rep. and Black Caucus member Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, enlisted other caucus members to oppose West, bringing U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to West Palm Beach to stump for Klein.

At a debate last month, after Klein criticized West for being at an event with members of the notorious Outlaws motorcycle club, West noted Klein had campaigned with an "impeached federal judge," a reference to Hastings' removal from the federal bench by the Senate in 1989.

And since he said Klein was bringing up "guilt by association," West brought up ethics investigations of Black Caucus members Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and the conviction of former caucus member and freezer cash-stasher William Jefferson of Louisiana.

Hastings didn't return a call asking for his thoughts on West.

Asked how he anticipates getting along with Hastings, West said, "That's up to him. I can get along with anyone as long as they're doing the right things for the people of South Florida."

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Grief Counselors Help Dem Staffers Work Through Their Loss - Michelle Malkin

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After electoral drubbing, Democrats must now deal with ethics trials - The Hill

Fresh from a stinging midterm election defeat, House Democrats must quickly face another embarrassing spectacle: public trials for two of their most prominent members.

Reps. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), two senior House veterans, have opted to fight the separate ethics charges in public ethics trials set to take place later this month and extend into the first week of December.

Drawing criticism from Republicans, House ethics chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) last month announced the trials would occur after the elections. Rangel’s will commence Nov. 15 and the Waters trial will start Nov. 29.

To make matters worse for a party still reeling from their losses, Rangel, who is known for his colorful and rambling speeches, could decide to represent himself at the hearing. The Rangel’s trial would undoubtedly attract a lot of attention from the cable news shows.

“It’s like we’re kicking ourselves in the stomach when we’re already down,” one House Democratic staffer griped. “I’m not looking forward to it.”

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Americans, Your Country Isn’t So Great - News One (Black Website)

The United States is at the bottom of the barrel. We don’t live well. Since the 1970s, the bottom 90 percent has experienced income stagnation, while the top 1 percent has seen its wealth skyrocket. In America, two-thirds of income gains in recent years went to the top 1 percent. The gap between rich and poor hasn’t been so great since 1928, right before the first Great Depression, with the top 20 percent controlling 84 percent of the wealth. In Sweden, the top 20 percent owns 36 percent. Canada and Western Europe all have greater social mobility than the so-called “land of opportunity,” and with far more generous benefits, over a month of vacation, real universal health care — you get the picture. If the citizens of all of these advanced nations are living better than Americans, then what is so special about America?

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It’s Time to be Bold: Democrats and Black America - The Root via Jack and Jill Politics

There is a long list of issues for which Democrats have fallen far short of what they promised to African Americans while campaigning in 2008. Republican obstructionism in Congress has made it hard in some cases for Democrats to get things done. But part of the issue is that Democrats have not fought hard enough in a way that truly distinguishes them from Republicans and gives black people confidence that they care about making a big difference on issues that matter to them.

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The Fed’s “War on Wealth” and the Risk of Default
Charles Ortel, managing director of Newport Value Partners, tells Accuracy in Media in an exclusive interview that the Federal Reserve plan to buy $600 billion of U.S. Government securities “borders on the criminal” because the impact will be the devaluation of the dollar by 20 percent and the destruction of $10 trillion of household net worth.
“Any potential benefit to GDP and incomes [from the Fed’s action] pales in comparison to the wealth loss (in real terms) and to the damage done to foreign investor confidence,” Ortel says.
Ortel, who has been critical of U.S. economic and monetary policy under President Obama, fears that “investors will run faster from the dollar and we may soon experience the sizeable pain that comes when foreign capital rushes for the door.”
Ortel has publicly warned that the Obama Administration has been pursuing what amounts to “destructive” policies that endanger the American capitalist system through rising levels of government debt and spending. On CNBC, he first warned in May 2009 that the administration seems to be waging a “war on capitalism.” In February of this year he warned that there is a very real risk of a U.S. default on a total debt of over $50 trillion.
With the Fed’s new move, the “war on capitalism” has become an even more debilitating “war on wealth,” he says.
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Soros Bets on U.S. Financial Collapse
Another financial expert is expressing his deep disgust with the Federal Reserve’s decision to print more money and buy more U.S. debt, saying it is a sign that the U.S. capitalist system is moving closer to collapse.

“This is the type of stuff we accused the communist and socialist governments of doing—interfering in free markets through currency manipulation,” declared Zubi Diamond, author of The Wizards of Wall Street. “What the Fed is doing is not good for free market capitalism and it is not good for America.”
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It Begins… Leftist Icon Calls For Violent Socialist War Against Tea Partiers - Gateway Pundit

Leftist hero, Kennedy Award Winner and Pulitzer finalist Ted Rall is calling for a violent socialist revolution in America. The far left hero wants leftists to take up arms and kill tea partiers.
Verum Serum has video from his appearance on MSNBC last night and posted this from his book calling for violent leftist revolution.
We are here because the U.S. is going to end soon.
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ACORN Executive Pleads No Contest To Election Fraud Conspiracy - The American Spectator

ACORN executive Amy Busefink has pleaded "no contest" to conspiracy to commit voter registration fraud in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting. Sentencing is setfor Jan. 10.
Busefink ran the 2010 national voter drive for ACORN's notorious subsidiary,
Project Vote, which was President Obama's employer in 1992.
ACORN, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Election Day to escape its
debts, is also charged with multiple counts of the same crime
in Nevada.
The bankruptcy filing is a public relations ruse. The group is
reorganizing and will reemerge again soon under a new name, according to ACORN historian and housing activist John Atlas, who wrote Seeds of
Change
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The nonprofit group's trial is scheduled for Nov. 29 in Las
Vegas.
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Single Mom Ordered To Pay $1.5 Million For 24 Illegal Music Downloads

1 comment:

PeggyU said...

If the citizens of all of these advanced nations are living better than Americans, then what is so special about America?

Whoever wrote that ... do us a favor, please, and move to one of those advanced nations to continue your research.