Republicans Want my Vote???

After President Barack Obama was re-elected, the RNC did a post-mortem on the corpse the current Republican Party. What they discovered was the world’s worst kept secret…

The current Republican Party is the ‘Old White Man Party’; if you don’t believe me checkout the voting demographics.

So weeks after the 2012 elections many Republicans talked about expanding their base. Talking more about immigration reform and focusing on the middle class.

Well, that was at least a good thought.

In a move that really should not shock but it still has, Republicans seem to have boycotted the 50th Anniversary March On Washington celebration. At first many took notice of the absence of former Presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush; both reported declined the invitation due to health reasons (Dubya had surgery recently and Herbert is really old).

Yes the Bush’s absence was very noticeable but for me the was not the most shocking for me. The absence of elected Republican officials like Speaker of the House John Boenher and others like Rep Eric Cantor (House leadership) and Senator John McCain rang much more loudly. And this was not a case of an oversight, it has been reported Republicans were invited to the ceremony (Even Bill O’Reilly backed up that report) but just decided not to go.


And Republicans want my vote???

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Marc Lamont Hill shows how to handle Bill O’Reilly

When you go on the Bill O’Reilly show on FOX News you better be prepared as Bill is a bully and will cut you off at any given moment.  O’Reilly only knows one way of interviewing and that is getting his point across, he shamelessly cutoff the President of the United States during a Super Bowl interview.  So I usually cringe when I hear someone I respect will be on his show, well not everyone….

Marc Lamont Hill has proven time and time again he is more than capable of handling O’Reilly; Hill is a Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and hosts his own show on ABC called Our World with Black Enterprise.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Hill at a panel discussion that was hosted by Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action Network HQ in Harlem.  I was able to briefly talk to Hill after the event and I let him know that I became a fan of his after watching him handle O’Reilly on several occasions.  I let him know that he was a great example of how a Black man can constructively debate without having to be a stereotypical loud Black person.  The only complaint I had of Hill is that he is a sports fan of everything Philly; I realize we can’t be perfect but Philly??  HAHA, of course Hill immediately reminded me that my Mets are looking up to his Phils… No worries we will be on top again!!!


Back to Hill and O’Reilly, recently Hill appeared on O’Reilly’s show discussing the question “Has the country lost confidence in President Obama?”

Future guest should take note and study this video, no matter what Bill is going to interrupt but you have to keep your composure and not get flustered.  Keep up the good work Hill, and oh yeah Phillies suck!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – Michele Bachmann is special….

It takes a special person to have Bill O’Reilly REALLY challenge a fellow Conservative, and Michele Bachmann is that special person.

Bachmann is a polarizing enough personality that she is not only exciting to the Republican Party with her run for President but she is also scaring the Republican Party.  Conservatives are looking for someone who will stand up to President Obama in 2012 and the field is not the most encouraging group; Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, John Huntsman, and maybe Rick Perry (still undecided)?

With a cast of characters like that I can see how Bachmann can be an attractive candidate, but the same thing that makes her attractive also makes her a nightmare…

In the debate concerning raising the debt ceiling Bachmann has taken the position of being the “Champion” for so-called fiscal responsibility, and in true NUTBAG style she doesn’t understand the complexity of the issue.  Her lack of understanding is putting the United States and the global economy in danger.  And she could not care less…

Even Bill O’Reilly can see that Bachmann is insane and this was visible during an interview O’Reilly conducted with Bachmann.  If this was Bill O’Reilly interviewing someone like Anthony Weiner or Bernie Sanders this could have been ugly, but O’Reilly was some what tame out of respect for the presidential candidate.

Everyone can see the dangers except Michele Bachmann; when Bill O’Reilly is the voice of reason you know there is something severely wrong with the person he is interviewing.  With someone like Bachmann running for president the White House has to have their fingers cross that Michele Bachmann will be the Republican nominee.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH – Wednesdays Lupe Fiasco on Bill O’Reilly

Lupe Fiasco going up against Bill O’Reilly to discuss Lupe’s comments about President Obama being a “Terrorist” was pretty much boring TV.  I will give credit that Lupe was not shaken and many people in that same situation have been flustered by the style of O’Reilly.


Lupe had one major slip up in his defense of his comments; he stated the reason we went into Afghanistan was to find Osama Bin Laden.  To say that the United States presence in Afghanistan was solely about Bin Laden is just not true.  O’Reilly corrected Lupe and explained the U.S. went to Afghanistan for more than just Bin Laden, it was about taking away a safe haven for Al-Qaeda as well removing the ruling government at that time; the Taliban.  Who were providing Al-Qaeda that sanctuary.

If you are going to show up to battle Bill O’Reilly you better have your facts right; and it’s not about protecting yourself from being called out but it is also to call O’Reilly out when SPINS the truth.

Also, as much as I hate to say it O’Reilly made a very fair point in saying that Lupe should be careful when making controversial statements like calling the president a terrorist.  Lupe Fiasco has a lot of young fans who will take his comments as the absolute truth without doing the proper research and that is dangerous.  I said the same thing when Kanye West said George Bush doesn’t care about Black people, all in all it’s a reckless comment in my opinion and we need stars need to be more careful in making political statements.

As for O’Reilly painting all of Lupe Fiasco fans as not being capable of understanding politics with such a broad paint brush is just as reckless in all honesty… It’s funny how the ‘Political Ignorance’ of the Tea Party is celebrated among the GOP but in this case for O’Reilly it’s a deficiency for the Black community.  Of course O’Reilly never directly pointed to the Black community but we all know what he meant when he talks about Lupe Fiasco fans.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!

Talking Points Tuesdays – Lawrence O’Donnell destroys Bill O’Reilly….

Lawrence O’Donnell host of MSNBC’s The Last Word recently destroyed Bill O’Reilly for the BS he spews nightly on his FOX News show.

This is why I love O’Donnell and his style; he doesn’t pull any punches and he has the resume to back it up anyone who wants to step up.

O’Donnell in the video below goes right at “Billy Boy” with no hesitation…

“I know real Irish tough guys they don’t look and sound like you.  And none of them come from Long Island like you, and none of them go to work in makeup like you…. Anybody who knows real tough isn’t fool by you Bill.” – Lawrence O’Donnell

LMAO, Lawrence aka LOD is the TRUTH and he brings the fire every night!!

I can’t wait to see what Billy Boy’s response will be to O’Donnell; Bill O’Reilly is the big dog on the block when it comes to political talk shows on TV.  Will he (O’Reilly) even acknowledge LOD?  Or will O’Reilly treat O’Donnell like a low-end rapper trying to make a name for himself by attacking the likes of Jay-Z or Eminem….

Who knows, in the meantime enjoy “The Notorious” LOD get at Billy Boy

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – Sarah Palin, “Dutch are experts at plugging Dikes…”


This nutbag Sarah Palin continues to amaze me!!

Sarah Palin went on Bill O’Reilly’s show last night and managed to make herself sound crazier than ever. She spoke with O’Reilly after President Obama’s speech from the Oval Office and made outlandish comments that the President has not really made the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico his top priority. She also stated that the President has been ignoring assistance from other nations; her example of this was assistance being offered from the DUTCH and that we have failed to return their calls.

Palin stated, “The Dutch are very good at plugging Dikes….”

Seriously??? This moron is killing me, she is comparing a Dike (easy with the jokes folks) to oil gushing from the ocean floor (5,000 feet deep)! WTF is wrong with this lady, as my good friend on Twitter @nflgossipgirl would say, she needs a “Handler”. Who is in this women’s inner circle and why are they not stopping her before she speaks?

First of all Sarah, if you were paying attention to the President’s speech you would have realized that he did talk about not stopping until the well is capped and that we (U.S.) will do everything possible to stop this ecological disaster.

As for Mrs. Palin accusation that the President is ignoring the help of the Dutch. The Washington Post reported that the Dutch offered equippment to help skim the oil off the surface of the water. An offer the Unites States happily accepted; I am starting to believe that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck share fact-checkers, can they get anything right?!?

I have to believe even the execs at Fox News had to be shaking their heads at Palin’s latest buffoonery. Well, maybe not… They still employ the other nutbag; Glenn Beck.

In all seriousness pundits on both sides need to take a step back; everyday they seem to report the President is not doing enough or that the President is not showing enough emotions. They also criticized his address last night for not pushing his agenda.

In my opinion the President used last night to tell Americans we will not stop until the leak is plugged. This was an address the people; not an attempt to gain votes! If the pundits would have showed some patience they would not had to turn around today and eat their words. President Obama followed up last nights speech with BP announcing they have setup $20 Billion in escrow for insurance claims and that they also setup $100 Million to pay out-of-work oil rig workers affected by the temporary deep-water oil drilling moratorium enacted by the President.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I will take action over words/emotions any time!

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!