The latest "incident" in the life and actions of Governor Scott Walker revolves around his promotion of a gift to a non-profit organization that is a supporter of his political opinions. Problem is, that organization was not officially a non-profit at all. Surprised? I am not surprised one bit. What is happening in the Governor's Mansion in Madison is a disgrace. When will we wake up?
Perhaps it is true that Obama wants the support of Congress in order to take military action against Syria. Perhaps. I think something else is playing out that in part has influenced his decision to delay action.
The 50th celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. speech on the Washington Mall has me feeling very, very old. I knew Martin Luther King, Sr., the man called "Daddy King." Of course I was moved and impressed by the "I have a dream" speech. Have we come a long way in race relations, bigotry, helping the underserved, and advancing freedom? Frankly, I don't think so, but our racism and bigotry has shifted gears and is now more camouflaged.
It probably began with Barry Goldwater, but he lacked the charisma needed to attract the national popular vote. In stepped The Gipper to take the puppet position as President of big money, greed, and self-interest. Ronald Reagan was a perfect choice for right-wing scheming. He lacked intellect, he lacked principles, he was willing to do just about anything to be "popular." Reagan's life is a perfect example of what right-wingers say, and what right-wingers do.