Tag: race
wpedon id=8560

All Posts Tagged With: "race"

post thumbnail

America is the Definition of Cosmopolitan

Everything about America that is considered great and wonderful is the result of the melding of cultural ideals brought here by immigrants. People across this country enjoy Mexican Restaurants – as long as there are no actual Mexicans in the place.

8May2010 | | Comments Off on America is the Definition of Cosmopolitan | Continued
post thumbnail

Obama’s aides: Race not their question

by Mark Silva President-elect Barack Obama’s closest campaign advisers suggest that one of their successes was not becoming obsessed with any question of race, CBS News’ 60 Minutes will report Sunday evening. “Not getting obsessed about Barack Obama’s race was one of the secrets” of a campaign that will deliver the first African American president […]

7Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s aides: Race not their question | Continued
post thumbnail

Partisan pollsters disagree on WH race

by Frank James There’s been a good back and forth this week between Democratic and Republican pollsters. Stan Greenberg of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner, a Democratic pollster, sent out his own analysis of the presidential race this afternoon, to counter one distributed earlier in the week by Bill McInturff, official pollster for Sen. John McCain’s campaign. […]

30Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Partisan pollsters disagree on WH race | Continued
post thumbnail

Gender and Ages and Race, OH MY!

Here at The Fireside Post, we intend to drive home our suggested connection between the elements of this election cycle and the the kooky world of Frank Oz.  Allow me, if you will, to expand on it a bit. There are some great messages of hope and tolerance in the Wizard of Oz.  The movie […]

15Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Gender and Ages and Race, OH MY! | Continued
post thumbnail

Teddy Roosevelt, Racism and the Presidency

Teddy Roosevelt was the Vice President under McKinley. He went about the ceremonial duties of the Vice President of that time – accepting an invitation by Booker T. Washington to visit Tuskegee Institute. But fate interceded, McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt became President. Roosevelt offered a dinner invitation to Booker T. Washington which was readily […]

9Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

Political Bracketology by Pundits

We are coming out of the political semi-finals.  The Old Man beat the Evangelical.  Now the Old man is poised to face off with the winner of the Black Man versus White Woman contest. Are these useful characterizations?   Personally, I don’t think so.  But if we listen to the 24/7 cable news channels we […]

20Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Political Bracketology by Pundits | Continued
post thumbnail

Obama’s Speech on Race, Video and Text

Thanks to the Huffington Post for distributing this profound message. “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and […]

20Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Obama’s Speech on Race, Video and Text | Continued
post thumbnail

Hillary found her voice, his name is Bill

Son, When Hillary Clinton choked with emotion on the eve of the New Hampshire Primary many people saw her humanity.  Some say that this very personal appeal, this letting down of her guard, this emerging humanity, was the deciding factor in the vote.  She won New Hampshire.  In her victory speech she claimed that, “I […]

28Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Hillary found her voice, his name is Bill | Continued
post thumbnail

Obama Wins South Carolina- AP says Rout!

Son, This is a big day in American Politics. Barack Obama has won the South Carolina Democratic Primary. The Associated Press is calling this victory a rout. The white vote split three ways with Obama, Clinton, and Edwards. What can this mean? Obama continues to show strength. He seemed to lose some steam after Iowa […]

27Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

Matthews and Russert – Laurel and Hardy

Son, Chris Matthews and Tim Russert remind me of the original comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. Russert does not like to do heavy lifting – so he asks questions about driver’s licenses and race and gender. At a recent round table discussion Russert said something about women voters – a female panelist responded that […]

26Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Matthews and Russert – Laurel and Hardy | Continued
post thumbnail

James Clyburn, Charles Rangel, Hardball, 1-15-08

Son, There are some wonderful and competent black leaders in this country.  I am surprised that they have allowed Al Sharpton to have any voice.  These men, like James Clyburn and Charles Rangel, are extremely competent thoughtful men.  Ryburn is on Hardball right now. Of course, given the current political races, these men are asked […]

16Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

New Hampshire Gender Factor

Son, I don’t believe it.  Not this time.  Not in 2008.  The pundits are trying to analyze the prospects of the candidates in terms of old ideas.   Statistically, which means historically, demographics help predict outcomes.  Not this time. Tim Russert was on NBC News tonight – preaching the same old stuff.  “…New Hampshire has […]

5Jan2008 | | Comments Off on New Hampshire Gender Factor | Continued
post thumbnail

Anybody but Huckabee

Son. It looks like Mike Huckabee is taking the first turn with a lead in the race. But my thought is that Huckabee appeals to a small but enthusiastic audience. As the race progresses the Republican leadership will take an Anybody but Huckabee stance. Huckabee has had several gaffs on foreign policy. He has directly […]

4Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

Why Iowa Matters

Son, Politics – No one likes to lose. Worse – if we back a loser then we become the loser in the game of influence. Backing the winner translates into bragging rights, then influence, then power, then more bragging rights. It is the fundamental flaw of our electoral process. Caucuses are inherently unfair, or should […]

3Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
post thumbnail

Electoral College: Protecting Minorities

Son, The race is heating up. The next year will see more debate on the value of the Electoral College, the process of electing the President of the United States of America. It is sort of a big deal. The Founding Fathers established a process based on their immense knowledge and understanding of history. They […]

24Oct2007 | | Comments Off on Electoral College: Protecting Minorities | Continued