A Georgia politician is defending himself after being recorded making racially offensive remarks.
Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan made the comments during a festival at the courthouse. The man with whom Worthan was speaking, Mark Dodd, was recording the conversation using a cell phone in his shirt pocket. Dodd supports black candidates like Tim Pounds running for office.
Fox 5 provides a portion of the recording:
Dodd: What are we going to do if Pounds wins and that girl wins? What’s going to happen? Be honest?
President Obama has been campaigning hard for Hillary Clinton, so many Democrats were aghast when Bill Clinton slammed Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Here’s what Mr. Clinton said, according to CNN:
Speaking Monday at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, the former president ripped into the Affordable Care Act for flooding the health care insurance market and causing premiums to rise for middle-class Americans who do not qualify for subsidies. “So you’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world,” Clinton said… “On the other hand, the current system works fine if you’re eligible for Medicaid, if you’re a lower-income working person; if you’re already on Medicare, or if you get enough subsidies on a modest income that you can afford your health care,” Clinton said. “But the people that are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these subsidies.”
Like Congressman John Lewis, President Barack Obama is appropriating the struggle of Africans for the benefit of white leaders.
Lewis staged a stunt on behalf of corporate Democrats in Congress and called it a sit-in. Now President Obama is denigrating the legacy of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
Speaking at the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday, Obama likened the former head of state to Nelson Mandela. This was a curious comparison, considering that Mandela and South Africans have far more in common with the oppressed Palestinians than the oppressive Israeli state and its leaders.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters reacted to the release of video showing the moments just before Keith Scott was shot to death by Charlotte police.
In the video, Scott’s wife, Rakeyia Scott, can be heard pleading with police not to shoot her husband.
“Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him,” she says. “He has no weapon. He has no weapon.”
Police yell again at Mr. Scott: “Drop the gun! Drop the f—ing gun!”
“He doesn’t have a gun,” she says. “He has a T.B.I. [traumatic brain injury]. He’s not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.”