Archive for February 8th, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders is making an issue of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees from Goldman Sachs. That is fair game. She has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees from Goldman. Are folks holding Sec. Clinton to a higher or different standard? Commentary has been thinking about this for a few days. I really can’t think of a Dem nominee for president who made a bunch of money on the speaker circuit before they ran for president. Can you? Does it matter?

We all want young folks involved in politics. It is very disappointing to see legends like Secretary Madeline Albright and Gloria Steinem step in it because a bunch of young women are feeling the Bern. I am a fan of Albright and Steinem but they are a bit out of line. They need to be encouraging more young folks to get involved and not ridicule or lecture them.

It is also disappointing to hear Dem congressional leaders worry out loud that a Bernie led ticket will hurt U.S. Senate and House races in November. All I can say is Hillary Clinton has to up her game. Bernie Sanders has a message that is resonating with voters across the country. Here is part of the story on the Albright-Steinem diss on young women:

As Democrats consider Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the second time, women are wrestling with a difficult question: whether they have an obligation to get behind someone who is closer than anyone has ever been to becoming the first female president.

And with her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, outdrawing her in support among young women, Clinton’s candidacy has turned into a generational clash, one that erupted over the weekend when two feminist icons, Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, called on young women who supported Sanders to essentially grow up and get with the program.

While introducing Clinton at a rally in New Hampshire Saturday, Albright, 78, the first female secretary of state, talked about the importance of electing a woman to the country’s highest office. In a dig at the “revolution” that Sanders, 74, often speaks of, she said the first female commander in chief would be a true revolution. And she scolded any woman who felt otherwise.

“We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done. It’s not done,” Albright said of the broader fight for women’s equality. “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!” 

Clinton, 68, laughed, slowly clapped and took a large sip of her beverage.

In an attempt to explain Clinton’s struggles with female voters in New Hampshire, where the nation’s first primary will be held Tuesday, Albright said during an NBC interview Saturday that women could be judgmental toward one another and that they occasionally forgot how hard someone like Clinton had to work to get where she is.

Women were expected to help power Clinton to the Democratic nomination, but as she struggles to overcome a tough challenge from Sanders and trails him in New Hampshire polls, her support among them has been surprisingly shaky. Young women, in particular, have been drawn to the septuagenarian socialist from Vermont, and the dynamic has disappointed feminists who dreamed of Clinton’s election as a capstone to their long struggle for equality.

Steinem, 81, one of the most famous spokeswomen of the feminist movement, took the sentiment a step further Friday in an interview with talk show host Bill Maher. Explaining that women tend to become more active in politics as they become older, she suggested that younger women were backing Sanders just so they could meet young men.

Here is the entire story: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article59095428.html.

Speaking of number 18 from last night, who wore the number 18 from the ‘Stros from 1965-1971?

My favorite ads from last night:

Doritos ultrasound and undercover dogs.

Bud Light with Amy and Seth.

Skittles with Steve Tyler.

Prius car chase.

Honda truck and the singing sheep.

75 years of Jeep.

Super Bowl babies with Seal.

Heinz and the weenie dogs.

And Helen Mirren in the 4th quarter on drunk drivers.

I thought Lady Gaga killed it.

The halftime show was great and Beyonce nearly slipped.

I didn’t have a problem with Peyton giving a plug to Budweiser.

I don’t have a problem with Cam walking out of the news conference after being manhandled for sixty minutes. He probably wasn’t himself.

On a sad note, I learned during the game that we are in the final season of “The Good Wife.”

Joe Morgan of course wore the number 18 from 1965-1971.

Spring Training opens next week.


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