CNN’s town hall “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” #GunControl

CNN‘s town hall “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,”that will air tonight at 9 pm (Eastern); participating in this conversation will be students from Stoneman, parents, community members, Florida Representative Ted Deutch, Senators Bill Nelson & Marco Rubio, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, and NRA‘s national spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

It goes without saying that tonight’s town hall will be a passionate one, and there will be moments of people talking over each other. Hopefully those moments can be limited by Jake Tapper who will be hosting the event. So that we can focus on learning something.

For the past couple of days we have seen the pain of students and families who have lost loved ones and we have heard from the political pundits. It’s time to hear from lawmakers answer tough questions looking into the faces of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and tell them why more can’t be done.

I have heard how the NRA supports sensible gun regulations, but what exactly is that?

Dana Loesch is someone I have had several conversations with (over social media) and while we may disagree on many things; our conversations are always productive. This is the platform for Dana to be productive and clarify the NRA’s message,

What does the NRA consider sensible gun regulations?

Why does the NRA not trust calls for a national registry?

Is the NRA against a ban on “assault rifles” like the AR-15, and if so why?

Will any of these questions be answered? If I am honest with myself, no.

I hope I am wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a bunch of people talking at each other instead of talking to each other.

 

As always….

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

Welcome to the Fight Marco Rubio…

Wednesday night I asked the question, When Will Marco Rubio Actually Win? 

Well if his performance Thursday night in CNN‘s GOP debate is any indicator. Rubio might start seeing some victories coming his way.

Ok, ok Marco!

Now, a good debate performance doesn’t necessarily translate into primary wins, but at this point Rubio needed to make something happen. And it looks like his new strategy was effective.

Last night Rubio stopped trying to be the “Adult in the room” and he smacked Donald Trump with one-liners/zingers. Rubio, time and time again relentlessly fired shots at Trump. At times overwhelming the Donald and kept the business man on the defensive.

It remains to be seen if Rubio’s switch to an attack style can carry him to some victories on Super Tuesday, but desperate times calls for desperate measures.

But here’s something to keep in mind….

Rubio’s attack strategy seemed to have caught Trump off-guard, but I can’t see that happening again. The next couple of days should be interesting.

As always….

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

When Will Marco Rubio Actually Win?

When will Marco Rubio start living up to the media and pundits expectations and actually give Donald Trump a run for his money?

To be honest, when will he start living up to his own team’s expectations. The Washington Post reported that Rubio’s team had a strategy of “3-2-1”; coming in 3rd in Iowa, 2nd in New Hampshire, and 1st in South Carolina.

The only problem, Trump mania!

I shouldn’t give Trump ALL the credit, Rubio hasn’t helped his cause stumbling in debates and coming off as the manufactured candidate.

Time is running out for Rubio and with Trump’s victory in Nevada, he has to be feeling the pressure. And we know what happens when he feels the pressure…..

SMH, Rubio has to get it together soon or else he will be on the sidelines with his old mentor Jeb Bush.

 

As always….

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

Will the Real Conservatives Stand-Up

It’s been a couple of days since Rudy Giuliani made his asinine statements about President Obama not “Loving America”. As absurd Giuliani’s comments were, the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates still managed to stumble their way thru this.

In a time when the 2016 Republican presidential field rail against Obama for leadership, they all missed the boat to show leadership when asked about Giuliani’s comments

“The gist of what Mayor Giuliani said – that the President has shown himself to be completely unable to speak the truth about the nature of the threats from these ISIS terrorists- is true,”

“If you are looking for someone to condemn the Mayor, look elsewhere.” – Governor Bobby Jindal

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“The mayor can speak for himself,”

“I’m not going to comment on what the president thinks or not. He can speak for himself as well.” – Governor Scott Walker

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You can’t expect to win in a general election simply pandering to the extremist and this goes for both Conservatives and Liberals. This was a moment for Governor Walker to set himself apart from the rest of the field. Instead he fell flat on his face and scrambling to backtrack on his initial comments.

So far Senator Marco Rubio has given the best response to all this nonsense….

I don’t feel like I’m in a position to have to answer for every person in my party that makes a claim. Democrats aren’t asked to answer every time Joe Biden says something embarrassing, so I don’t know why I should answer every time a Republican does. I’ll suffice it to say that I believe the President loves America; I think his ideas are bad.

Honestly folks, it’s not that difficult!

 

As always….

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

Senate votes to end a Republican filibuster on new Gun Control Bill

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This morning the Senate successfully voted to end a Republican filibuster that would have held up debate on a new Gun Control Bill.

68-31, to end a Republican filibuster blocking the start of debate on a new gun control bill, a top priority for President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders.  Sixteen Republicans crossed the aisle and voted with Democrats. Two Democratic senators – Mark Begich of Alaska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas – sided with the majority of Republicans. Sixty votes were needed for passage.

Every once in a while common sense does a play a role in government.  Last week 13 Senate Republicans including Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio sent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a letter informing him their intentions of filibustering any legislation that would “infringe” on the American’s people 2nd Amendment right.

Whatever your belief/stance is concerning gun control having an open debate on the legislation being offered is good for everyone.  Plus this legislation should have a fair shot at being voted on; let the record show where certain senators stand in the debate of gun control.  Let the people see where there elected officials stand!e

Here is something to start thinking about…  Once the Senate comes up with some kind of gun control legislation, what will House Majority Leader John Boehner do?

Will Boehner allow the bill to be debated or will he stuff the bill in a draw to collect dust?  If you were Boehner what would you do???

As always….

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

Marco Rubio evokes Jay-Z to celebrate Gators win….

Since Mitt Romney and the GOP took that beat down on election night, they have been trying to figure out how can they make a comeback with the young and non-White vote.  Being known as the party of the angry White male will not win you any elections when it comes to the presidency.  Since November 6th we have heard Conservatives like Marco Rubio and Piyush “Bobby” Jindal talk a good game about immigration reform and being the party that reaches out to 100% of Americans and not just 53%.

In an effort to show he’s hip, Marco Rubio a graduate of University of Florida (Gators) celebrated the #4 Gators beating up interstate rivals Florida State University in college football with the following tweet:

So Rubio is a fan of Hov (Jay-Z)??

I guess you have to start somewhere…..

As always….

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

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz calls out Marco Rubio

When will politicians and pundits realize that in this day in age every comment and action by public figures are forever captured and shared with the internet and tools like YouTube.  Recently Ed Schultz called out Senator Marco Rubio’s hypocrisy concerning Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.  Schultz especially called out Rubio on his stance on Medicare; on his MSNBC show Schultz showed a video clip where Rubio told a story about his immigrant parents coming to the United States.  He talked about how Medicare is a critical program that allows Americans quality healthcare, but I guess that was all in the past for Rubio.

Rubio recently gave a speech at the Ronald Reagan Library and spoke about how Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid have “weakened our people”.  Will the real Marco Rubio stand up!  This attack by Rubio fired up Schultz and he openly challenged Rubio to debate the facts about those programs.

I know at times Ed Schultz can be over the top but I have to agree with him on this topic, ultimately we need some kind of reform on programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid…  That I can agree with Rubio but I cannot agree with politicians like Rubio basically lying to make a point.  There is no way we can have an honest debate about reform when the people involved in the debate cannot be honest with themselves; I doubt Rubio will take Schultz up on his challenge because he knows he is wrong.

I am sure glad we have YouTube to keep ALL politicians (Democrats and Republicans) honest!!

As always….

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