- Let me keep it real. I think Obama has not done a good job at being President of the United States. He hasn't handled Congress well. He hasn't handled the economy well, although I recognize he stepped into a bad situation. Having said that, the Obama haters are really off the deep end. It has now come out that the Navy Seal who is heading the group of Seals speaking out against Obama, is a Birther!
In the three days since former Navy SEAL Larry Bailey toldForeign Policy Magazine he was a birther, his anti-Obama group Special Operations Speaks has seen a "big" spike in fundraising, according to the former Navy captain.
"I'm taking some hits from our people for identifying myself as a birther," says Bailey, who reiterated his belief to Whispers that President Obama was not born in the United States. "But it seems to have struck a chord for people who want to help."
- Some time ago, I crossed keyboards with C. D. Ellison when I was a part of a Black conservative and Black Republican email list. As I remember, he had no problem throwing "Democrat plantation" around but he also fired shots at the GOP and Black "con-serviatves". He wrote an opinion article on Artur Davis that I thought was interesting for the "inside stuff" that he drops in the article.
It was just under a year ago when I had the opportunity to interview former Congressman Artur Davis in what was described at the time as a “candid” one-on-one about his political past, present and future. It was December 2011, and the once rising star Alabama gubernatorial candidate was flowing a bit hot over grapevine whispers about a planned party switch.
“When people say that, they mean it to be some kind of a smear, or some kind of attack. I don’t believe in that kind of politics,” Davis snapped, a noticeable spark of irritation that someone would even ask or hint that he’d go Republican.
What a difference eight months can make. Somewhere along the line, Davis got the deal he wanted or felt comfortable enough to go public with his new age Black Republicanism. However, this is by no means a “sell out” move. Nor is Davis staging a one-man “Uncle Tom” show as many a stale Black commentator has suggested in recent days. This is, instead, a very shrewd (if clumsy attempt) at political revenge and relevance.
Davis, frantically scraping for limelight under the shadow of his very outdated high top fade haircut, must feed the lurking fire in his belly. If anything, his demise in Alabama politics and present rise among Republican rank-and-file is a cautionary tale of what happens to Black politicos who spurn the first Black president. They are relegated to the fringes – see Tavis Smiley and Cornel West for more reference. Or, they find themselves begging for crumbs of forgiveness – see Newark Mayor Corey Booker.
Again, there is some "inside stuff" and sniping that I found interesting.
- Finally on Lance Armstrong. How can they strip him of his wins when THEY HAVE NO EVIDENCE?!?!?! He must have REALLY pissed off the powers that be.
After announcing he would not go to arbitration to fight allegations that he was part of a long-running doping conspiracy, the famed cyclist will be stripped of his seven titles in the Tour de France. He also will be banned for life from competing in any sport or event sanctioned by a sporting body that is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Agency code.
I really think this is some bull.