Note To Social Media: Hillary Clinton Lost, Time To Regroup

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hillary-clintonOPINION – November 8th came and went, and the outcome of the Presidential Election shocked a lot of people, with Donald Trump winning the Presidency. I thought Hillary Clinton was going to win and the nation isn’t that silly to elect a failed businessperson who has filed for bankruptcy on numerous occasions. Also, a man who is a blatant sexist, shares xenophobic and racist views, has zero filter with no experience. to run the highest office in the Nation. Well, that proved to be wrong, and now we are faced with a Trump Presidency.

I did become excited that maybe, just maybe my Facebook social media feed would not be flapping their keyboard gums about Hillary Clinton any longer. That proved to be a false narrative; it has got worse.

The shaming of those who stated they didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton has reached a fever pitch. Not only are people crying about the outcome on social media, but the finger pointing has also taken center stage. The blaming of the 3rd party votes like Green Party Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson has now become the number one excuse as to why HRC lost the election. Folks seem to avoid talking about Jill Stein receiving votes, when Barack Obama won, but the key word is because he won and thus the complaints about 3rd party spoilers were muted. Voting for the Libertarian or Green Party is the norm, but HRC got walloped in key states, but that seem to escape one’s dialogue. The fact remains the same 55 plus million voters co-sign to Donald Trump, and that is a glaring statistic.

The fact that is also escaping so many, is that angry white voters didn’t gravitate toward HRC, they went with Trump instead (which includes women). Folks are also not taking into consideration that some Latinos, more than Mitt Romney received (33& Latino men & 26% Latino women) voted for Trump. This was the election of white nationalism, they also weren’t having a woman running the show as President, and they surely embraced Trump’s racial dog whistle politics. Furthermore, angry white voters gravitated toward a candidate that was not part of the establishment (in their mind), and that was only the tip of the iceberg of things to come as far as the results are concerned. There is no coincidence that 64% of white men voted for Trump, and 52% of white women voted for Trump.

HRC was a flawed candidate from the onset, with baggage that was so intense that it made a sanitation worker take a keen interest in disposing of it. What made matters worse is that the shenanigans that were on display concerning HRC’s campaign. Media personalities leaking debate questions, and among other things that didn’t sit well with people. What would also be part of HRC’s failed campaigned, was that she selected a boring running mate in Tim Kaine, who until this day was a drastic mistake. HRC’s campaign was designed to fail in the first place, the entitlement to the Presidency rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, and she became an unlikeable figure.

“They are saying they did nothing wrong, which is ridiculous,” said one Clinton surrogate. “She was the wrong messenger and everyone misjudged how pissed working class people were.”

The arrogance of the DNC was on full display because some people who supported her, felt that Clinton was entitled to the Presidency. When one evaluates this election, one would know that it was time for a Republican President to win the election. Eight years of a Democratic one, that goes unanswered is not part of history. More than likely a Republican President, would have won regardless, but someone like Trump winning says a lot about the nation.

So, let’s embrace the loss that HRC received and regroup, and understand that the DNC should start pushing more Progressive, young, new candidates and get rid of the business as usual politicians. Let’s stop blaming one entity and realize HRC lost and there is a lot of blame to go around, and the primary factor is she just wasn’t a great candidate. Time for more progressive candidates, if the DNC doesn’t push this then they are tone deaf, just like Howard Dean who wants to insert himself as the new DNC chair. The old Democrats need to take a seat and fade to Black. No one wants to see guys like Howard Dean, so it’s obvious the tone deafness continues to be the DNC’s mo and this means the Party will continue to lose.

To be honest, I’m am mentally exhausted from hearing about this election and its aftermath. The constant bickering is the worse I’ve seen on social media since I’ve signed up. It’s embarrassing how many voters, can’t understand how HRC lost and continued the blame game, by targeting a small group of Libertarians and Green Party candidates.  Instead of holding the Democratic Party accountable for attempting to co-sign a seriously flawed candidate in the first place. If Hillary Clinton didn’t win, it’s because of various factors and that includes Hillary Clinton herself. So, let’s re-group, push for more progressives candidates, no more centrist ideologies and realize old established Democrats can’t excite a paper bag with their business as usual agenda and need to exit stage left.

-Ms Scripter 

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Trump & Clinton: It was All Good Just A Week Ago…

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OPINION-Last Friday night (3/11/16) was a great night for people who aren’t Donald Trump fans. For those who aren’t aware, that Trump decided to hold a rally in Chicago. When I first heard the Donald was going to Chicago my first thought was, he must be crazy.

I couldn’t believe Trump will hold a rally where the home of the late Fred Hampton – the Black Panther icon, was brutally murdered by Chicago Police. The same Chicago that is the home to one of the most corrupted police departments in the United States that has the historic history of terrorizing Blacks and Latinos. The same Chicago where politicians like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and one of the most corrupt Attorney Generals in Anita Alvarez rule over their oppress constituents. Is Trump going to show up in Chicago? Really?

Well then before Trump could show his orange face to the podium to begin his hate speech once again, a crowd of protestors from all angles and ethnicities weren’t having it. Scuffles broke out between supporters and protestors and Trump cowardly used the police department as a blanket to state he was cancelling his appearance. Trump told Don Lemon of CNN that the police didn’t think it was a good idea for him to make an appearance. Gee Donald, you think?

Other Presidential nominees (Cruz and Rubio) came out and suggested that Trump’s speeches have evoked violence at all of Trump’s rallies. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decided to go a different route, and told the media that the protestors should take a page out of the people who lost loved ones after the Charleston Church massacre, last year:

“The families of those victims came together and melted hearts in the statehouse and the Confederate flag came down,” Clinton said. “That should be the model we strive for to overcome painful divisions in our country.”

Let me get this straight and decode this language. Clinton is telling the north to be a good obedient negro like the south and turn the other cheek, and inherit the “we shall overcome” philosophy that the people in Charleston demonstrated after a despicable racist massacred a group of Black church goers. I guess another crazy one running for office, think we were going to let that slide. The backlash Clinton received for that comment was swift and all over social media. Of course, that statement wasn’t scaled back, and I know Clinton heard and read the backlash.

Clinton isn’t going to backtrack because I believe she has 0 respect for Black people just by her actions, but one continues to vote for her nevertheless and cape for her like she is a superhero. Where was Clinton’s comments after a Black man was punched, by that white Trump supporter as he was being escorted out by police, before the Chicago rally? Where was Clinton’s comment about families coming together when that white man pushed the Black woman at another one of Trump rallies? Hillary Clinton waited for when Chicago clearly was not having it, to decide to tell protestors that we should come together. One has to understand the code words and style Clinton is using, and she isn’t no better than Trump. Hillary Clinton is a sophisticated racist to me, and one’s actions speak volumes.

Before the comment about the Trump protestors, Hillary Clinton also praised the late Nancy Reagan for bringing AIDS awareness to the forefront (yes you heard it correctly):

“It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about H.I.V./AIDS back in the 1980s,” Mrs. Clinton, who was attending Mrs. Reagan’s funeral in Simi Valley, Calif., told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “And because of both President and Mrs. Reagan – in particular, Mrs. Reagan – we started a national conversation, when before nobody would talk about it. Nobody wanted anything to do with it.”

Clinton had to hurry up and do a verbal moonwalk to address her statement, about the Reagans and AIDS:

“While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, I misspoke about their record on H.I.V. and AIDS,” she said in a statement about two hours after her interview had been shown on MSNBC. “For that, I’m sorry.”

Clinton’s apology was quick because she knows she upset so many people (the LBGT community) with that misinformation that she attempted to pass on as truth. To make sure Clinton was in the clear, she apologized twice. When Clinton was asked to apologize for that “super-predator” comment concerning Black men by a protestor, we still are waiting to hear it. Do Black people see the kind of respect she has for us? Clinton has none, because the South gave her 90% of the Black vote, so she is chilling. Let that sink in…

Clinton got caught attempting to re-write history again. This time, against her rival Senator Bernie Sanders when she was discussing her fight for health care reform:

During an event in St. Louis, Missouri, Clinton accused the senator from Vermont of being soft on healthcare reform before he made a single-payer system one of his main campaign promises.

“Where was he when I was trying to get healthcare in ’93 and ’94?” she asked a crowd of supporters.

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I guess Clinton forgot there was a picture of Sanders standing right behind her, during her speech on healthcare reform in the 90’s. Clinton seems to enjoy fibbing and getting caught while doing it. The internet can be a gift and curse and in this case, it worked in Sanders favor, just not in Clinton’s.

Now, let’s get back to Trump. He has to worry about watching his back (since one protestor tried to get to him in St. Louis). Trump is attempting to use the protestors as a means to rile up his fan based, and he has even said he will start pressing charges against demonstrators. Trump also hinted that he may pay the legal fees, of the white man who suckered punch the Black man at one of his rallies. Trump is like the Grand Wizard at a Klan rally, attempting to launch a race war.

“I love the old days, you know what they used to do to (protestors) like that when they get out of line? They’d be carried away on a stretcher folks.” – Donald Trump

I guess Trump means like they did to protestors in Kent State in 1970? Unfortunately, for Trump, not all states are having the Klan convention continue to go unchecked. Someone could eventually get seriously hurt; the conversation should be when will Trump get arrested for his inflammatory comments. If Trump’s speeches lead to severe violence as he appears to kick up his rhetoric a notch at each rally, who should shoulder the blame? Yes, there is such thing as free speech, but words have consequences.

Last week, wasn’t an excellent one for both Clinton and Trump. Trump has to watch his back going forward; the Secret Service may be around, but that doesn’t mean Trump is comfortable. Trump claimed he would have punched that protestor if he got near him, but from what I saw on the video, he looked like a scared puppy hiding behind the Secret Service to me. Whether Trump wants to admit it or not, Chicago shook him up, and I hope other cities will model what Chicago did when he enters their turf. As for Clinton her true colors were revealed a long time ago (she will say anything to get elected), and now she is on an apology tour (she just not apologizing to Black people). Oh boy, everything was all good just a week ago…

-Ms Scripture

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Political Endorsements Are Insignificant To Me

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(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

OPINION – When I turned on the local or cable news, not a moment goes by when I’m subjected to cheerleading from other politicians endorsing a candidate for office. In this state of the political game as we head into “Super Tuesday” for the Presidential primaries, candidates believe that key endorsements are one of the components to victory.

Back when I didn’t have the political knowledge, I would rely on seeing endorsements from figures that I was familiar with to guide me when it was my time to vote. I used to take endorsements seriously and trusted the politician that was co-signing for the candidate. Better yet, if the politician was of a particular allegiance like a Democrat or an Independent, then they automatically will receive my vote. I didn’t bother to check out Green Party Candidates, or even check out Republican candidates. It didn’t matter if the politician that was running for office didn’t share my ideology; I was listening to endorsements from people I knew. Of course, that style would change a few years later when I took the time to do some investigative work and read more.

Endorsements mean nothing to me anymore, in fact, when I see another political figure endorse a candidate my thought process is what did the candidate promise them. Some politicians that love to support other candidates, either get a promise that they will be in a cabinet post if elected, or some extra funding in their districts (which never seems to reach their current community), or some other private incentive at the voter’s expense.

When I check my Facebook page, I have to read my representative, in my district Hakeem Jefferies every morning like clockwork, praising Hillary Clinton for President. The constant ass kissing is so blatant I want to regurgitate. When asked about why she should even get my vote and what has she done for Black people, all I hear is crickets. Every chance I get I respond to Jefferies Facebook post with a sarcastic condensing tone that I’m surprised the handlers on his professional page haven’t banned me yet.

Recently representative and civil rights icon John Lewis endorsed Hillary Clinton. During the initial endorsement speech Lewis couldn’t wait to take a shot at Sanders. Lewis implied that he didn’t see Sanders during the civil rights movement. I mean how could he, I still find it difficult to locate Waldo in the finding Where’s Waldo book series, so how could Lewis see Sanders during that time? I think Lewis was attempting to inform Blacks to vote for Hillary because Sanders record on civil rights is shady. I mean there isn’t a hidden agenda from Lewis, he is one of our Black icons. Lewis wouldn’t just endorse without being promised anything, right?

[Pause] Maybe I’m missing something, but what has Clinton done for Black people, besides calling Black men/boys “super predators”? Better yet, where was Hillary’s outrage as her husband ensured many Black families were destroyed during the signing of the Crime Bill? Why should I listen to Lewis, Jefferies, Representative Clyburn, The Latino Caucus and others, when they come out and endorse Hillary Clinton?

Sorry, there is too much information out there for me to vote blindly for candidates because someone told me too and like a sucker I should follow. We are in the new age of social media, where I don’t have an excuse to be politically ignorant and vote for a candidate just because of name recognition, endorsements, or because someone told me too and if I don’t Trump will be President (folks like that are attempting to force one to vote out of fear). I rather think for myself independently than to rely on voting for someone based on endorsements.

Lastly, to all the other politicians that endorse other candidates and expect one to fall in line, guess what? I’m just not that type of voter, and if a lot of voters were to do their independent research, they would realize that these key endorsements aren’t worth anything because it’s not to the benefit of the electorate, but the benefit of those who are doing the endorsing.

Happy Super Tuesday!

-Ms Scripter

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To The Clintons: “We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People”

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Former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton attend dedication ceremonies for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

Former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton attend dedication ceremonies for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

OPINION – It appears that former President Bill Clinton has confessed that his policies contributed to the mass incarceration rates that affected a majority of Black people more than anything. Bill’s wife and former Senator Hillary Clinton has also joined in and has become animate that mass incarceration must cease and if she becomes President, she will address this issue.

Clinton’s 1994 Crime Bill resulted in tougher sentences, more police officers in communities with emphasis on urban areas, and provided funding for more prisons to be created. This bill was catastrophic and continues to have a rippling effect on many people especially toward those who commit victimless crimes, and drug possession since he also implemented the three-strike laws to coincide with this horrific bill. It’s a shame that Bill Clinton’s bill has incarcerated more people than some communist countries. What’s a glaring omission from this bill, is the lack of preventive programs.

This is what Bill Clinton had to say in 1994 when the bill was passed:

“Gangs and drugs have taken over our streets and undermined our schools,” he said. “Every day, we read about somebody else who has literally gotten away with murder.”

I guess Bill Clinton didn’t realize that the drugs that plagued the urban communities was a direct contribution to the Reagan and Poppa Bush administration. One has to read Dark Alliance by the late Gary Webb or watch the film Kill The Messenger to gain a clear understanding how one’s government contributed to the drug problem in this country, but I’ll digress.

Now, Bill Clinton has a change of heart and has admitted that his direct policies have contributed to mass incarceration, which has been called “The New Jim Crow”.

“The problem is the way it was written and implemented is we cast too wide a net and we had too many people in prison,” Clinton told CNN. “And we wound up … putting so many people in prison that there wasn’t enough money left to educate them, train them for new jobs and increase the chances when they came out so they could live productive lives.”

It took Bill Clinton over 20 years to noticed that his bill has contributed to the added stress and destruction of Black lives across America. Maybe his acknowledgment is the direct result of his wife Hillary Clinton running for President. Bill Clinton wants to reassure Black people that they can trust the Clintons as he moonwalks away (with his saxophone in hand and rocking shades) from his own 1994 Violent Crime Control Act he signed.

In a recent speech, Hillary Clinton also chimed in on mass incarceration:

“Without the mass incarceration that we currently practice, millions fewer people will be living in poverty,” she said in a speech at Columbia University.

When Hillary Clinton was a Senator of NY, she sure didn’t express her concern for mass incarceration back then, and her husband didn’t, as well. I am not going to go for the Clinton’s propaganda machine. Just because one is a Democrat, does not mean they are in one’s best interest. I am not going to believe that all of a sudden the Clintons are so concerned about mass incarceration when Bill Clinton had ample time to confess that the bill was nothing short of destructive a decade ago. Also, Hillary Clinton could have addressed that issue a long time ago, as well.

The Clintons want our vote, specifically the Black vote. When I vote for a candidate, I go by all the things they have done in the past and compile that with any agendas they want to implement in the present. Too bad Bill Clinton didn’t pass a strict bill that concerns “white collar crimes”.  As far as I’m concerned, and many others agree: “We don’t believe you, you need more people.”

-Ms Scripter

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Hey Mr. President, Where Was the Part on the Criminal Justice System?

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Obama sotuOPINION – Maybe I was missing something last night as I watched President Obama give his 2014 State of the Union Address. The President who hands down can deliver a speech that always seem to captivate the listener, didn’t address two topics that I am very passionate about, which is the criminal justice system with emphasis on sentencing guidelines and police brutality.

Another one of my passions, which is getting folks out of poverty with the increase of the minimum wage:

“because if you cook for our troops’ meals or wash their dishes, you should not have to live in poverty.”

Even if the minimum wage is raised to $10 an hour it is still too low. One can’t survive off of that, especially if one have children, so one will continue to live in poverty. The greedy 2% would collapse if I were in a position of power and propose a minimum of wage of $18 an hour. Trust me, these folks can afford it they are living like Kings and Queens off the backs of cheap labor, and quite frankly I am tired of it. Just look at Walmart, it’s nauseating to me whenever I see how much this company makes compared to how much the average worker brings home to their families.

“But first, this Congress needs to restore the unemployment insurance you just let expire for 1.6 million people.”

Right on cue, a white woman in the audience is represented as the face of the unemployed. Would it had hurt if the President would have had a Black man or woman representing this topic in the audience? Or would that give the illusion that he may be helping Black folks in some fashion? Black unemployment rate is at an all-time high, so that would have been an appropriate representation.

“So let’s get immigration reform done this year. Let’s get it done. It’s time.”

The President states this while he leads the league in deportation. I really want to believe him, but facts don’t lie.

The President discussed the war and highlighted a veteran by the name of Cory Remsburg who was severely injured after serving 10 deployments in Afghanistan. I am all for praising veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This was an emotional part in his speech. I would have also loved for him to address the epidemic of rape that is occurring in the military and the person(s) reponsible are rarely punished, and forced to register as a sex offender when they become civilians because that is exactly what they are – sex offenders.

The criminal justice system and police brutality should have also been the topic of discussion, as well. It would have been great to hear the President state that convicted felons of victimless crime like drug possession have an opportunity to receive financial aid to go to college once they do their time. Or even other crimes that a person is convicted for (that are not violent), but is able to go back into society and contribute if they don’t get into trouble while doing it. How many 16 year olds were given sentences of 25 years for selling drugs and when they get out, opportunity is non-existent. So guess what these young men and women who were  raised in the criminal justice  system will do in response? Commit more crimes again, because no one is hiring a convicted felon and opportunity to better themselves is dead on arrival when they leave those prison walls. The President can say if one works hard they can succeed all he wants, he can never convince me. Especially when a person is constantly turned away from getting a job because of a felony conviction, can’t get financial aid to attend college, housing, food stamps, etc. What was also left out is the pink elephant in the room, which is racism and sexism. What do they expect them to do if they lose all hope? Listen to one of Obama many brilliant speeches that tell us that we can succeed if we just work hard, like he did? Motivation from the words he speaks does not always transfer to food on the table.

Also, building private prisons especially in Louisiana should be curtailed? It has become big business to ensure those beds are filled, and unfortunately, many people are given harsh sentencing all for the love of cheap labor. Many of these big corporations are using the inmates in these prisons to work, way less than minimum wage. In all honesty, if one were to see how much the prisoners make, one would cry out modern day slavery! Once again, we are building America on the backs of free labor it is more sophisticated now.

It would also help if he would get something in place that scrutinizes the unarmed shooting of Black and Brown men and women in the country by the police. Also, police brutality as a whole. Who is watching these police officers, surely not internal affairs? How many police officers either receive a slap on the wrist or no punishment at all when they are involved in this type of shootings? The majority of these officers literally and figuratively get away with murder. Enough is enough, or one of these days people will have enough and the consequences will be another riot. Let’s hope this time, we don’t destroy our own neighborhoods.

This is what we get, for drinking the Kool-Aid. The President has an agenda for everyone: women, Latinos, gays, the rich (he is in denial about that, but Wall Street, big banks continue to skate). Many will say healthcare was a covert agenda for Black people, I will agree, but someone who has been incarcerated can’t even afford the monthly fees.  Close to 96 percent of Black people re-elected him.  Just like poor whites who vote for Republicans constantly down the line and doing so without having their best interest in mind. Black people also have to realize, that voting Democrat without evaluating if that candidate shares one’s same ideology is a recipe for disaster. In order to stop the trend and push for our own agenda, like everyone else (like the Tea Party) we need to send a message. Stop allowing these Democrats to take one’s votes for granted. This is the only way we can suppress the poverty, unemployment, police brutality and the overall racism where it comes to the criminal just system. Otherwise, we all will find ourselves right where we have been since slavery been abolished – at the bottom in every statistical category. Vote for a politician that shares the same passion that as an individual one cares about.

I’m sure Hillary Clinton will be running in 2016, will we continue to drink the Kool-Aid? Analyze the policies of former President Bill Clinton, whom we so foolishly dub the “first Black President’, who single handily had policies in place that also fueled mass incarceration. Remember, Bill Clinton’s State of the Union Address in 1994, where he advocated the “three strike and you’re out” law. One probably got distracted with that handsome man that is so cool, he wears sunglasses and plays the saxophone to even notice.

-Ms Scripter

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