Doug Williams was the first black quarterback to start a Super Bowl game. This year, for the first time -- 35 years later, black quarterbacks will start for both teams in the Super Bowl. I don't see this as progress. It is an example of the pace at which equality is doled out in America. 35 years is half a lifetime. To celebrate this is to accept rationed equality. #whattheyshouldsay
The crazies aren't just holding Kevin McCarthy hostage, they are holding America hostage. We are, presently, in a government shut down. THAT is what they want. That is their goal. On this second anniversary of The Insurrection, it is important to understand that the insurrectionists are not repentant; they are determined. The Insurrection continues where it occurred -- in the Capitol building. What America cannot seem to face is this: The United States of America is and has b
Don't ignore the obvious. Imagine how dysfunctional the Republican-"led" House of Representatives will be IF they ever get around to governing the country. They are not faking. They are not, at all, sane. #whattheyshouldsay.
Defining rhetoric: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is the leading opponent of "woke-ness." When asked, in court, to define what "woke" means, the governor’s general counsel, Ryan Newman, said “woke” means “the belief (that) there are systemic injustices in American society and the need to address them.” This is what they are against. Now, we are clear. Let's not pretend. #whattheyshouldsay
The fact that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose wife was actively involved in the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election, intervened to delay the ordered testimony of Senator Lindsay Graham -- who actively tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election, shows us the extent of the systemic corruption that corrodes our republic. Don't sleep. #whattheyshouldsay https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/24/politics/supreme-court-lindsey-graham-clarence-thomas/index.html
It's not the Big Lie. It is the Long Lie. Donald Trump's political viability began with the lie that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and could not, Constitutionally, hold the office. The lies morph and continue. But the Long Lie began with the lie on Obama. #whattheyshouldsay
When the Secret Service lies and covers up in matters of crime, anything is possible. The Secret Service will act like they are offended at our skepticism about their intentions. They will tell us "national security" will be compromised if they share the text messages they erased from January 5-6, 2021. The fact is, on January 6, 2021, the Secret Service witnessed national security being compromised -- and covered it up -- and is actively doing so, we believe. We cannot be "
By Preston Foster June 29, 2022 #whattheyshouldsay America's political problem is that we have a party of conservatives (the Democrats -- who like "regular order" – doing business by traditional means) and a party of radicals (the Republicans, who will do ANYTHING, including supporting insurrection, to get and retain power and control). Under Democratic administrations, voting rights protections (in 2013) and a woman's right to choose (in 2022) were lost. These rights were lo
If Donald Trump is legally eligible to run for President of the U.S. in 2024, American democracy will have ended. It is the responsibility of the Attorney General of the U.S. to protect the country from anyone who planned and coordinated violent and seditious acts against the United States. This is not a subject for a public referendum, but for a jury. #whattheyshouldsay
January 6, 2021 is the full explanation of what American white supremacy and privlege means, still. All of this is necessary to convince Americans that an insurrection in the Capitol of the United States of America and a violent attack against Congress in session is wrong and must be punished. It is not clear whether enough Americans will accept the reality of how far we've fallen -- and why. #whattheyshouldsay
If the United States has a future as a civilized society, those who are now fighting the regulation of assault rifles will go down in history as dangerous anarchists. That is why they so desperately hold to power, despite the continuous mass murder of our children, democracy be damned. Their only logical argument for protecting civilian access to AR-15s is that there will be Civil War II. To that end, they foment violence. The threat is right in front us, operating in plain
Why don't the Democrats force Trump and every politician who supports him to tell us if they support Putin and his war crimes against Ukrainian citizens? Count the days it takes each of them to answer that simple question. You have to play offense to win -- especially when you are playing against those who have sought to overthrow the government of the United States. #whattheyshouldsay
"Critical Race Theory." "Defund the police." These are political gifts given from tone-deaf progressives to conservative Republicans (this is not an opinion, it is what Republicans ran against). If you have the right policy, but the wrong words, you will never get to implement your policies. Intellectual vanity is synonymous with ignorance -- and is, literally, counterproductive. #whattheyshouldsay
There is no good way to lose a war. By definition, wars can be managed only after they are won. It's a theocracy. We invaded them, primarily, to play off 9/11, politically (we could have hunted down terrorists and dealt with them, covertly). When you fight theocrats for political reasons, they are far more motivated than you. Arrogance prevented us from recognizing that in a timely way. #whattheyshouldsay
The entire danger in American democracy is that a (slight?) majority of white voters would rather live in a right wing dictatorship than in a democratic, constitutional republic in which a Democratic Party candidate might win. January 6, 2021, and the fact that Trump is still nonetheless politically viable, are the irrefutable evidences of this reality. So, WHY is this a reality? #whattheyshouldsay
Let's be clear. In this matter, Bill Cosby is neither a victim nor a hero. Legally, the right thing may have been done, given the prosecutor's earlier commitment not to criminally prosecute Cosby if he testified in a civil suit against himself (THAT was a "crime"). If you think Cosby is some kind of victim, read that testimony, particularly about what Bill Cosby, himself, said he did. Then, go look your daughter, sister, or mother in the eye. #whattheyshouldsay