How the White House Manipulates the “News”

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This unintentional reveal is scary and sickening. It was published last May by the NYT in a vomit-inducing hagiographic puff-piece about Ben Rhoades, Obama’s “foreign policy guru“.

As the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, Rhodes writes the president’s speeches, plans his trips abroad and runs communications strategy across the White House, tasks that, taken individually, give little sense of the importance of his role. He is, according to the consensus of the two dozen current and former White House insiders I talked to, the single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy aside from Potus himself. The president and Rhodes communicate “regularly, several times a day,” according to Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, who is known for captaining a tight ship. “I see it throughout the day in person,” he says, adding that he is sure that in addition to the two to three hours that Rhodes might spend with Obama daily, the two men communicate remotely throughout the day via email and phone calls. Rhodes strategized and ran the successful Iran-deal messaging campaign, helped negotiate the opening of American relations with Cuba after a hiatus of more than 50 years and has been a co-writer of all of Obama’s major foreign-policy speeches. “Every day he does 12 jobs, and he does them better than the other people who have those jobs,” Terry Szuplat, the longest-tenured member of the National Security Council speechwriting corps, told me. On the largest and smallest questions alike, the voice in which America speaks to the world is that of Ben Rhodes.

Like Obama, Rhodes is a storyteller who uses a writer’s tools to advance an agenda that is packaged as politics but is often quite personal. He is adept at constructing overarching plotlines with heroes and villains, their conflicts and motivations supported by flurries of carefully chosen adjectives, quotations and leaks from named and unnamed senior officials. He is the master shaper and retailer of Obama’s foreign-policy narratives, at a time when the killer wave of social media has washed away the sand castles of the traditional press. His ability to navigate and shape this new environment makes him a more effective and powerful extension of the president’s will than any number of policy advisers or diplomats or spies. His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling.

[…]

Price turns to his computer and begins tapping away at the administration’s well-cultivated network of officials, talking heads, columnists and newspaper reporters, web jockeys and outside advocates who can tweet at critics and tweak their stories backed up by quotations from “senior White House officials” and “spokespeople.” I watch the message bounce from Rhodes’s brain to Price’s keyboard to the three big briefing podiums — the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon — and across the Twitterverse, where it springs to life in dozens of insta-stories, which over the next five hours don formal dress for mainstream outlets. It’s a tutorial in the making of a digital news microclimate — a storm that is easy to mistake these days for a fact of nature, but whose author is sitting next to me right now.

[…]

With three hours to go until the president’s address to Congress, Rhodes grabs a big Gatorade and starts combing through the text of the State of the Union address. I peek over his shoulder, to get a sense of the meta-narrative that will shape dozens of thumb-suckers in the days and weeks to follow. One sentence reads: “But as we focus on destroying ISIL, over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands.” He retypes a word, then changes it back, before continuing with his edit. “Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks, twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages — they pose an enormous danger to civilians; they have to be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence.”

Watching Rhodes work, I remember that he is still, chiefly, a writer, who is using a new set of tools — along with the traditional arts of narrative and spin — to create stories of great consequence on the biggest page imaginable. The narratives he frames, the voices of senior officials, the columnists and reporters whose work he skillfully shapes and ventriloquizes, and even the president’s own speeches and talking points, are the only dots of color in a much larger vision about who Americans are and where we are going that Rhodes and the president have been formulating together over the past seven years. When I asked Jon Favreau, Obama’s lead speechwriter in the 2008 campaign, and a close friend of Rhodes’s, whether he or Rhodes or the president had ever thought of their individual speeches and bits of policy making as part of some larger restructuring of the American narrative, he replied, “We saw that as our entire job.”

Rhodes singled out a key example to me one day, laced with the brutal contempt that is a hallmark of his private utterances. “All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

In this environment, Rhodes has become adept at ventriloquizing many people at once. Ned Price, Rhodes’s assistant, gave me a primer on how it’s done. The easiest way for the White House to shape the news, he explained, is from the briefing podiums, each of which has its own dedicated press corps. “But then there are sort of these force multipliers,” he said, adding, “We have our compadres, I will reach out to a couple people, and you know I wouldn’t want to name them — ”

“I can name them,” I said, ticking off a few names of prominent Washington reporters and columnists who often tweet in sync with White House messaging.

Price laughed. “I’ll say, ‘Hey, look, some people are spinning this narrative that this is a sign of American weakness,’ ” he continued, “but — ”

“In fact it’s a sign of strength!” I said, chuckling.

“And I’ll give them some color,” Price continued, “and the next thing I know, lots of these guys are in the dot-com publishing space, and have huge Twitter followings, and they’ll be putting this message out on their own.”

This is something different from old-fashioned spin, which tended to be an art best practiced in person. In a world where experienced reporters competed for scoops and where carrying water for the White House was a cause for shame, no matter which party was in power, it was much harder to sustain a “narrative” over any serious period of time. Now the most effectively weaponized 140-character idea or quote will almost always carry the day, and it is very difficult for even good reporters to necessarily know where the spin is coming from or why.


There is a bunch more and you should go read it. The article does mention that Ben Rhodes’ brother is David Rhodes, the president of CBS News. The article doesn’t mention that Rhodes was the author of the Benghazi talking points.

This is why Trump won. This is why the news media no longer has any credibility.

Meanwhile, journalists are upset because Trump tweets directly to the country without using a media filter.


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124 Responses to How the White House Manipulates the “News”

  1. jeffhas says:

    Master and Minion

    Which one is which again?

    • Part of what accounts for Rhodes’s influence is his “mind meld” with the president. Nearly everyone I spoke to about Rhodes used the phrase “mind meld” verbatim, some with casual assurance and others in the hushed tones that are usually reserved for special insights. He doesn’t think for the president, but he knows what the president is thinking, which is a source of tremendous power. One day, when Rhodes and I were sitting in his boiler-room office, he confessed, with a touch of bafflement, “I don’t know anymore where I begin and Obama ends.”

      • jeffhas says:

        Someone needs therapy.

        • Lulu says:

          I read somewhere that Rhodes parent’s won’t talk about him. His mother is a NY socialite and his father is a Houston (born in Baytown) lawyer/oil trader. Ben went to Rice U in Houston (did not grow up there but in NYC) and he was probably a legacy or they bought him a spot. There is something very off about him. He was their failure kid. I think he still is but now in deep doodoo.

      • AFVet says:

        There’s a distinct possibility that Rhodes will be Obama’s new book author.

      • 49erDweet says:

        An Obama president desperately needs a Rhodes-type guy around to dress it up so it appears as if O knows what he’s doing. O was flying blind and panicking until R came in and parsed everything better. Any good PR hack would do the same.

  2. I hope she doesn’t block me for that.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    So Milo is still too gay for California? (I’m sure there’s video)

  4. DeniseVB says:

    “Darth Obama” ( I meant no offense to Vader or Maul 😉 )

  5. CiscoKid says:

    6 days and a wake up.
    🚂🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸!
    Rosie O, President, President, President, Trump, Trump, Trump.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Truth !

  7. 6 DAYS
    04 HOURS
    19 MINUTES

  8. Dora says:

    For those who would like a bit of gossip this morning.

    BTW, what could be a more frightening sentence for a normal person to hear than – ‘Anthony Weiner is home babysitting’? Yikes!

    ====

    EXCLUSIVE: Is Anthony back home babysitting? Huma Abedin joins group of men for a cozy meal at upscale NYC eatery hours after disgraced husband is seen for first time since sex rehab
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4115406/Anthony-Weiner-seen-time-leaving-rehab.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

  9. DeniseVB says:

      • Lulu says:

        I still don’t get why the boyfriends, husbands, random sex partner dudes have no culpability in paying something, say half?, of the cost of their so costly they can’t afford it birth control? It is like men are just a penis walking around without a wallet. I’m not having sex with you so why do I, a taxpayer, have to pay for it?

        • DeniseVB says:

          Does monthly birth control still cost the same as (1) Starbucks coffee? Choices, ladies, choices.

          • Lulu says:

            I remember after I got married my husband being amazed at how expensive it was to have me around. Birth control ($30 month as I took something so no side effects as I recall), clothes, car, stuff. I told him I understand. I’ll leave tomorrow. That was the last peep I heard about that! These women do not understand that you pay for certain behaviors, conveniences and risks like having sex. They could all be celibate and pay nada and this is why taxpayers should not be on the hook for VOLUNTARY behaviors.

        • Constance says:

          They need to check the DNA of every child on government assistance and match it to their father and charge the father support.
          Also this crap about men not paying into birthing services needs to change. All people are born so all people need to pay into birthing services. I think it would be reasonable to move child birth out of general Med Center facilities and into their own facilities so general med center costs can’t be forced off onto birthing services. I would like to know how birthing services are so expensive, as far as I can tell a bunch of highly paid people stand around while the woman does the work, they wrap the baby and toss mother and child out of the facility within hours of the birth.
          Then there is all this crap about the extreme costs of keeping 22 through 25 year olds on their parents insurance. Like that age group is an expensive demo? These insurance companies are getting the same payment for these kids that they get for a 60 year old on the same group plan.

    • Betty Cracker says:
      January 14, 2017 at 6:55 am
      @Karla: I use the Grab Your Wallet list linked in the comment above as a guideline. I look into why the company is included and make up my own mind about whether to boycott it. For example, they include Amazon because you can buy some of Ivanka Trump’s shitty products through the site. But it’s through 3rd party sellers, and the WaPo is owned by Amazon’s founder, which is a point in Amazon’s favor in my book since WaPo employs some actual journalists. So I am not boycotting Amazon.

      At first, I was set to give LL Bean a pass because its chairman came out with a statement of the company’s political neutrality and pointed out that the wingnut Trump superPAC donor is just one of 10 board members. But then Trump himself jumped into the fray with a tweet earlier this week urging people to shop at LL Bean. I closed my account with them that morning. Until LL Bean disavows his endorsement, I won’t buy from them again. And I used to shop there a lot.

      Bottom line: I guess we’ll all have to figure out where to draw the line for ourselves. But I think Grab Your Wallet is a helpful starting point.

      and:

      bystander says:
      January 14, 2017 at 7:01 am
      @Betty Cracker: I think this list leaves me shopping at Bergdorf Goodman. For everything but groceries.

      We have routinely had yardwork done by a neighbor. We like the guy and he did good work. We were deeply dismayed to see a Trump poster proudly displayed in his front lawn during the campaign. We are very conflicted about hiring him in the future.

      • Lulu says:

        They are finding they will have to boycott everyone. Hehe. One of the their problems is that almost every farmer voted for Trump so ultimately they would have to starve to death for ideological purity. That would be very hard for fatsos and why Balloon Juice has not mentioned this I presume. They may boycott individual food processors or fast food as “unclean!” but not to the point they have to cook for themselves or heaven forbid forgo eating.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Politics used to be fun like sports’ rivalries, smack talk and all. Now it’s become so personal and so hateful, that the left is consuming themselves with an unhealthy mental disorder. Seriously, sickos.

        I think it was Bill Whittle who asked: “Why are they trying to shut us down? Because our ideas are better than theirs and they know it, it’s what the left always does…. those facist bastards”

        Too lazy to look for the video, Bill Whittle’s American Facists . “It’s not about Donald Trump….”

    • votermom says:

      I think I mentioned that one of the CLFA writers was wondering how to get her book boycotted in the name of Trump so that it becomes a bestseller. 😀

  10. Dora says:

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    • CiscoKid says:

      Obamas ego has reached cosmic level.
      Obamas going to be in the limo like he’s still going to be President.

      Has this ever been done before?

      • Dora says:

        It’s the usual tradition. In this case though, rather than welcoming the new president, I’m sure Obama sees this as one last chance in the spotlight. ,

        • CiscoKid says:

          My thoughts exactly.
          “Look, they still love me”.

        • DeniseVB says:

          But wait, there’s more. I read in the Washinton Examiner last night that the Obamas will depart after the Inauguration in Marine One to Air Force One when they’ll be flown to an “undisclosed location”. You know the media will be following them like a White Bronco, one last chance to make their supporters suffer over a black family being evicted from public housing by that dastardly Trump! 😉

          On the upside, Air Force One will return immediately to DC ….. without them. My biggest concern, who will drive Sasha to school on Monday morning?

          • CiscoKid says:

            If I remember correctly, after Trump is sworn in, whatever Obama flies in, looses it designation as AF 1 and is given a civilian flight number.
            I remember that when Nixon resigned.

          • Dora says:

            That’s true Cisco. I’m not sure if Obama should even be using that plane. But then, we know he is not one to follow the rules.

          • elliesmom says:

            My friend’s husband used to pilot Air Force Two, the VP’s ride. As he explained it, whatever plane the President is being transported in is “Air Force One”, even if it’s a two seater prop plane. If you get a chance to fly in one of the planes designated for use by the POTUS, if his ass isn’t on board with you, you haven’t flown in Air Force One. A presidential plane is used to fly the retired POTUS from Washington after the inauguration as a matter of courtesy, but unless Trump is going, too, it’s not “Air Force One”. Since the Obamas are moving in down the street, a taxi should be enough.

          • AFVet says:

            “undisclosed location”, maybe the wall around his house isn’t finished.

      • He’ll still be President on the way to the ceremony. Trump will be POTUS on the way back.

  11. Dora says:

    They are great! Maybe they should be invited to the inauguration. 🙂

    • Lulu says:

      Those costumes are almost identical to the Scythian burial clothing found in pre-Roman graves from southern Russia to northern China. The men and women buried were tall blondes. It makes you wonder if they danced like this too.

    • swanspirit says:

      The Russians are coming to my house! Well one of them is. I have been looking for someone to do some work around the house that my son doesn’t have time for, can’t do by himself; or after he moves out; and a neighbor recommended a local guy, named Petrovic. He came by yesterday, and he has a great Russian accent, and he wanted to do his first job foir nothing, because he is just starting out , and is trying to build a customer base.

      Of course, I will insist on paying, but I just thought how nice it would be to hear that accent from time to time. There are a lot of local legal Russian immigrants. They come over on work visas for the summer, work their asses off all summer, and then apply for permanent status. They are very hard working, learn English, and are very happy to enjoy the USA lifestyle.Many of them go to school, get degrees, and keep on moving up. One young woman who used to rent a house across the street, worked as a night shift translator for an Emergency service, that networked all up and down the East coast.She earned enough money, to buy a home.

  12. votermom says:

  13. votermom says:

    Saw a like from lorac- love the Gumby icon!!!

  14. helenk3 says:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/thousands-of-protesters-already-descending-on-dc-for-inauguration/article/2611829#.WHnQoWt8Q-s.twitter

    sharpton plans to lead a demonstration in DC during the inauguration. also other demonstations will be held
    my hope is at 12:02 pm he gets arrested for tax evasion No one deserves it more

  15. mothy67 says:

    Last night walking home from tae kwon do twerp and I stopped into a convenience store. There was a black woman with two kids on her cell dropping f bombs left and right. She was quite vocal and everything seemed to reference whitey. Older clerk laid into her. Her response fuck you. Her face was covered in tatoos and had been bedazzled. She had a very nice SVU and she and the kids were dressed well so it ostensibly was not a poverty thing. I felt sorry for her kids. I truthfully do not recall ever seeing anything like it. Such a pointless display of bile.
    She did me a favor though– there is no hiding colorful language from children today. I got to ask baby girl as we continued home how she thought her choice of words made the woman look. Response– ugly. I got to talk about self respect, respecting others. The fact that crass words are just a few symbols arranged together and should hold no power over her, but her own choice in language will reflect her.
    As the woman’s tirade was racially charged I had to broach that. I didn’t need to make it clear that crazy woman did not reflect black people. She can spot unbalanced. Thinking perhaps that because the generation after what is in college now has been bombarded with PC culture that they are numb to the lefts histrionics. Saturated. They delight in making sport of it all. Imagine how foolish the teacher was to ban Pepe. The boys are forbidden to draw Pepe. We were in the grocery store and a boy from class saw her and yelled Pepe. He was asian. Trump, much to the teachers chagrin, won all the mock elections after they did their best with help of Time magazine’s in school stuff to paint him a racist.
    The thought of what must run through convenience store mom’s son’s heads as she rants is saddening. No worse feeling than shame. Leads to anger. Awful that every opposition to obama was called racism the media has enabled, encouraged that behavior. They get ratings, but at what cost?

  16. helenk3 says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/jerry_browns_bullet_train_fiasco_and_trump.html

    you all know I am pro train travel. this bullet train mess is just dumb. There is existing track between LA and SF. it is owned by a freight railroad. buy the track upgrade it and create hubs at different locations along the track in a few cities were local commuters could connect with it. a lot cheaper and better .

    • CiscoKid says:

      Well on time and under budget is just about any project the Government is involved in.

      • CiscoKid says:

        Dammit.
        On time and under budget is never the result of any project the government is involved in.

    • Jadzia says:

      How fast can a train go if the existing track is upgraded?

      So I thought of you yesterday as my train was going SUPER FAST under the English Channel. The Eurostar is a modern marvel!

      • lateblum says:

        I hope your birthday celebration was WONDERFUL!!!
        Happy birthday, a little late….💕💕💕

      • helenk3 says:

        a man I worked with helped build that train system.

        on the NE corridor the acela trains can go up to 120 miles an hour on existing track. but that is the only track that Amtrak owns. all other of their trains run over freight railroad owned tracks.

        If necessary they could put new track upgraded to what ever speed they wanted and keep it separate from the freight track. The Amtrak Coast Starlight runs from LA to Seattle everyday. but it runs on the freight railroad track. It is mostly a tourist train not a businessman’s train.
        The plan they are using now, is not really a good one. I can not see businessmen from LA traveling to San Bernadino to board a train that goes through the boondocks. A straight run from LA to SF is more productive and really would benifit more.

        • Jadzia says:

          You’re absolutely right. IMHO the major benefit of train travel is the ability to go from city center (or at least really close) to city center without having to take a long trip to the airport.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Brown’s Folly! Love it! Jeff Denham is spot on. Brown has taken on DJT and will end up losing…..everything!

  17. CiscoKid says:

    “Since the Obamas are moving in down the street, a taxi should be enough.”
    LOL!

    • lateblum says:

      Perhaps, when it’s time to vote he’ll be absent due to some “family emergency”, or he’ll pull an obama and vote “present”, thinking that’ll get him on the 2024 short list.

      • DeniseVB says:

        If Trump-Pence does awesome, gets re-elected and gets awesomer, there is no politician alive today who would beat Pence in 2024. He’ll still only be about 67 then too. Let the whiny GOPe crybabies suck that binky for awhile. I’m so sick of the kabuki theater and posturing for their next jobs. Get to work and unite us aholes!

        • mothy67 says:

          Just think had the progs not demanded we want it all now they could have let hills win in 2008with VP o. She could have been palatably(word?) progressive and then o after her. Everything would have been gradual. They could be entering socialist Utopia. A WJC term 2 might have prevented incredible losses across the board for dims.

    • mothy67 says:

      I think he has terrible political instincts. I loathe o but can see why others were enraptured. Still think if hills had come off as the straight up bitch she is rumored to be she could have nipped teh one in the bud early in 08. They try too much packaging. Not buying cereal. That purchase has insignificant consequences. We are talking president of USA. Aware that a political contest involves some marketing but there has to be a there there. Had Trump taken the suggestions of the ad pros and not been Trump I don’t think he’d have one.
      His coarse nature was what appealed to me coupled with his platform.
      Hillary allowed herself to be run over. Waffled too early and didn’t go for the jugular before o won Iowa. She took it as a given. Repeated same mistakes in 16. o had no chance Trump had no shot at Michigan.
      I think rub e o thinks himself a star thinks the media hyping hollywood reflects the populace. He was trying to play against Trump. He in my opinion wants to challenge Trump in 20/20 now he is between Scylla and Charybdis. Way too soon to go against newly elected not yet President. Timing is everything. Piss poor instincts.

  18. jeffhas says:

    https://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/strumpets-revisted/#comments

    This is actually tragically sad.

    She doesn’t even understand what kind of person she has become, one that would shun another human on an elevator because they have a difference of opinion or thought or experience.

    The tolerance irony is vast.

    Then see the same woman and imagines the woman is embarrassed by her Trump vote. Yeah, that’s it… she’s not embarrassed because YOU’RE an intolerant, judgemental A**HOLE who tried to make her feel bad.

    I just don’t understand people who cannot somehow look at their own behavior and self-evaluate themselves and re-evaluate for the future.

    It’s schocking. But rather then shun them as they would me, I would only be too happy to try and (humorously) pull them back to being and looking at themselves and how we are all allowed to be different in more ways then just our gender, race or religion, that we are allowed to have to have diversity of thought, opinion, humor as well (I get so much out of learning what other people think and experience)…. and that we can be friends and have a laugh together about those differences. You only get one go’round at life! – try to make it fun and memorable for everyone you get a chance to touch.

    What a terrible shame.

    Her loss is more terrible then she knows.

    • Lulu says:

      The “other” woman would not look at her because she is crazy not because she is embarrassed by who she voted for in November. People don’t know how to act around delusional loons without a lot of practice. She purposely made another “woman” uncomfortable because she did not get her whiny-assed way in an election. If she keeps that shit up she is going to get a complaint filed against her with her employer. THAT is not acceptable nor how adults with all of their faculties act. How dare she call other women who don’t agree with her warped shit STRUMPETS. ” I just wanted to go home and catch up on rest from the last four days of GOTV efforts and having hundreds of volunteers passing through my house and trying to make people feel comfortable and upbeat and hydrated.” WTF is this shit? She gave them water and wants approval? Good grief.

    • “Oh god, there’s that crazy Hillary freak again! Don’t make eye contact and hope she goes away!”

  19. CiscoKid says:

    From The Daily Caller. Trump hits back.
    “Georgia Rep. John Lewis said he did not see him as “a legitimate president.”

    President-elect Donald Trump answers journalists’ questions during a press conference on January 11, 2017 in New York. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    In a series of tweets Saturday, the president-elect said Lewis should focus on his “crime-infested district” instead.

    “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/14/trump-strikes-back-after-house-dem-says-hes-not-a-legitimate-president/#
    👊

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Poor Stupid Lewis. 😀

      • jeffhas says:

        Yep! Thought he could diss Donald and be protected by his ‘vaunted racial record’ – a lesson to all, Donald doesn’t give a sh*t about your ‘story’, he still wants to see results. It’s like if you build a building, everyone will be able to see what you actually accomplished… because your name is on the damn building! So go clean up your neighborhood Mr. Lewis, because your name is all over that failure right now.

        • lateblum says:

          He could say the same to many of the Dem Congressreps from Chicago. It’s a travesty to see what some of the inner-city districts are like. And the people who live in them are too poor to leave there. One of my clients, whose family home was in one of the worst, finally moved her family out of their home to a “safer” district. Within a year, the same thing happened there. Violence, murder, gang bangers are now rampant. Chicago is truly a city for the ages. Sad.

  20. helenk3 says:

    http://www.city-journal.org:8080/html/trump-and-american-divide-14944.html

    Trump and the American divide.
    Victor Davis Hanson always seems to get it right

  21. helenk3 says:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/314336-lawmakers-blast-trump-for-attack-on-john-lewis

    OH OH YOUR PICKING ON HIM.
    if you are going to dish it out, be prepared to have it given right back to you

    • CiscoKid says:

      The only response to an attack is a counter-attack.
      Swift and unexpectedly.

    • mothy67 says:

      I find it troubling that Lewis allows himself to be used. I pre 2008 thought the man a hero. He if I am not mistaken was with hills then he switched then the lies about Tea Party spitting on him and names. He was legend and now his is tool. I feel he betrays every black youth by inventing racism where none exists. Most of my prog friends go to therapy. Everything in life is subject to how they feel along with happy pills.
      Toss off. Stop expecting things to be great. They never are. Government does not control well being. Yes, we have a vile history when it comes to slavery. What good does it do to live there.
      I stepped in shit with a little girl. We do not host pity parties. I can never fix the fact that she was screwed at birth. What am I to do? Whine and say its not fair that her mom cuts herself and her dad can’t stay out of prison. Leave her with that. Fuck no. I am powerless that it is January 14 and no gift from her mom for Christmas. Do I pity? Sure that will help her. No you look forward. Allow the pain but strive for more without blind anger.
      If all we do as a society is focus on the past we become as pathetic as a spoiled rich kid going to therapy 2x a week crying about daddy/mommy neglect while the nanny watches the children. Lord help us.
      Cancer is what is not fair. Not my child, will get all I have to give, but I pray to God for real she doesn’t ever want to cast blame on external world.
      I BELIEVE in her. Her life is not pathetic because of bad parents she works.
      Latest shit from DOJ, Education, blah blah blah is you are minority all things white man’s fault. No move forward. Are they saying adult parents are too dumb to nurture??????
      So sick of the concept that government should raise your kids. It is absurd.

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