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Democrat Candidate for Maryland Governor Asked Question About Socialism And He Explodes

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Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP and the current Democratic candidate for governor in the state of Maryland was recently asked a question about socialism by a reporter. Apparently, this was a really big no-no and Jealous — what an ironic name for a politician — exploded all over the guy.

Unfortunately for him, the whole incident was caught on tape and is now working its way around the Internet. Guess he might want to consider signing up for a few anger management classes to get a hold of that temper.

Jealous was taking questions from the media when Washington Post reporter Erin Cox asked him to comment on the statement from his Republican competitor, incumbent Larry Hogan, calling him a socialist.

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“Governor Hogan and the RGA have made a significant amount of effort and investment in trying to paint you as a socialist, they’ve actually called you a socialist,” Cox asked. “What is your response to first the term socialist, whether you embrace and identify to any degree, and secondly the charge about whether the state can afford you?”

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“Him calling me a far-left socialist, that’s what the Tea Party called President Obama, it’s what Barry Goldwater called Martin Luther King,” Jealous responded to the reporter. “And when you see conservatives like Hogan name-calling, you realize that they’re scared.”

“That they’re frankly afraid of the change now all of our families need – we need a more inclusive and robust economy.”

After a long statement from Jealous defending himself as a venture capitalist, the reporter reiterated her question.

“Not to put too fine a point on it, but do you identify with the term socialist?” she asked.

“Are you f***ing kidding me?!” exclaimed Jealous. “Is that a finer point?”

Here’s the full video of Jealous going off the deep end:

Jealous, in full damage control mode, later issued a full apology for his inappropriate behavior via a post on Twitter:

At this point in the race, Jealous has a 14 point lead over his opponent, so things are still looking good for the guy despite his nasty blow up.

Politics is a stressful game and if you don’t possess oodles of self-control, it might be a wise idea to try and create the change you want to see in the country another way. As we’ve seen lately, the words you speak carelessly now can come back to haunt you later.

Then again, leftists have never been known for having outstanding emotional control.

Source: TheBlaze

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Putin Puffs Out His Chest: Crossing ‘Red Lines’ Will Prompt ‘Asymmetrical’ Response

Putin has been extremely antsy as of late.

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It appears that US President Joe Biden is really getting under the skin of Russian President Dictator Vladimir Putin. These leaders of the world two preeminent superpowers have been trading barbs for weeks now, and on a range of subjects.  The latest focus of their fury has to do with the Kremlin’s continued aggression against Ukraine, where Russian military forces are lining just over the border, with “invasion stripes” painted on their vehicles to prevent friendly fire. This is a tacit admission that there will be fire, and Biden isn’t going to stand for it. The US first sent warships in the direction of the Black Sea in an attempt to deter Putin from poking the bear.  The Russian government responded by blocking the entrance to the area and warning that America’s maneuvers were “adversarial”. Biden responded by sanctioning Russia over a major hacking attack that took place months ago. Now, just ahead of what is believed to be an inevitable Russian invasion of Ukraine, Putin is once again puffing out his chest. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual State of the Nation speech, warned on Wednesday against provoking his country, promising a swift retaliation against anyone who crossed “red lines.“ Moscow will respond “harshly,” “quickly” and “asymmetrically” to foreign provocations, Putin told an audience of Russia’s top officials and lawmakers, adding that he “hoped” no foreign actor would cross Russia’s “red lines,” according to a Reuters translation. Russia is also facing international condemnation for their treatment of journalist Alexei Navalny, who is believed to be at death’s door at a Russian prison hospital.  Joe Biden has said that Russia would “pay a price” if Navalny were to perish in custody of the government.

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DOJ Opens Investigation into Minneapolis Police Department

The investigation will feature the department’s civil rights division.

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On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on the neck of Floyd for nearly 9 minutes as the restrained man slowly suffocated, in a moment that has haunted our nation for a year. Now that Chauvin is off to prison, and a likely, lengthy appeals process, the Department of Justice is now hoping to find out exactly what went wrong in Minneapolis, and whether or not there is some systemic issue with the police department itself. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department will be conducting an investigation of law enforcement in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. The announcement comes one day after a Hennepin County jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second degree murder for killing Floyd. “Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis,” Garland said during a press conference. Garland said the probe will be a “fully comprehensive review” that will look into whether the Minneapolis Police Department has a “pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing.” He specificed that this includes “using excessive force, including during protests,” as well as “discriminatory conduct and whether its treatment of those with behavioral health disabilities is unlawful.” The DOJ will utilize their civil rights division in the investigation, and the Attorney General said that the move could protect “good cops” from their not-so-pristine peers in the precinct. “I strongly believe that good officers do not want to work in systems that allow bad practices,” Garland said. “Good officers welcome accountability because accountability is an essential part of building trust with the community and public safety requires public trust.” Chauvin was moved to prison on Wednesday, and promptly…

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