Why Did Obama Care So Little About Child Sex Trafficking?

He talked about how much he cared about people but over and over again the actual results of his presidency told a far different story. From tens of millions more enslaved by welfare, to drone bombings of civilians, most of them women and children in the Middle East, to worsening race relations and putting targets on the backs of law enforcement, to a further widening between the haves and have-nots, Barack Obama decimated innocent lives both here at home and abroad.

His record of largely ignoring the plague that is human sex trafficking, much of it involving children, might very well be the most troubling aspect of his many failings:


 

REPORT: Roseanne Ratings Even Higher Than Initial Estimates As Pro-Trump America Embraces Comedy Comeback

Just how good were the ratings for the Roseanne reboot. Good. Very-very good.

In fact almost 22 million good. Those are numbers that place the show as one of the biggest network television premiers of all time.

Via Breitbart:

In fact, Barr was amused to note that the ratings for Roseanne were even better than the anti-Trump 60 Minutes interview with porn star Stormy Daniels.

“Wow! Final ratings show that our show beat Stormi Daniels after all!! thank you, peeps!!” Barr Tweeted.

With only two episodes of the new season aired, ABC announced on Friday that the network would renew Roseanne for a second season.

“We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said according to Deadline. “The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the ‘Roseanne’ team has in store for next year.”

Is Roseanne Reboot Poised To Be A Big Hit With Trump Supporters?

The character of Roseanne Connor is said to be a vocal Trump supporter. The real-life Roseanne Barr apparently holds similar pro-Trump leanings. Tonight the show that was a cultural phenomenon twenty years ago is back on ABC.

Will millions of Trump supporters tune in?

Via Politico:

“…Barr herself is a vocal Trump supporter, and has talked about how meaningful it felt to place one of TV’s quintessential working-class families in Year Two of the Trump administration. So I asked Helford, who also worked on the original show, about the producers’ intention. Was it to appeal to Trump voters, who might finally see themselves in sympathetic TV characters? To explain the Trump-voter mind-set to coastal elites? To bridge the gap between two sides?

Helford responded by talking about conversations. As ever-present as politics might be in people’s lives today, he notes, we often avoid tough discussions, in real life, with people on the opposite side.

“There are lots of families that are divided. It’s like a civil war,” Helford says, recounting some of his own family gatherings, where people steered away from political topics because they knew things would get too heated or cruel. “What’s really important to ‘Roseanne,’ and for all of us, is to put the whole discourse out in the open,” he says. “We’re hoping we can bring a kind of dialogue back.”

…But “Roseanne” isn’t just trying to explain the Conners’ perspective to outsiders. It’s also one of few TV series that has focused on the working-class white experience, allowing a demographic that’s psychologically distant from Hollywood to see itself in a positive, nonjudgmental light. “There’s something really important about visibility and representation, and we know that because we’ve heard it from minority groups for years,” Young says. At a time when viewership is fractured and even NFL football gets swept up into the partisan divide, this feels like a rare opportunity: a show that people of different perspectives might actually watch together.”

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Therein lies the true appeal of the Connor family. It represents in so many ways the white working class in this country – those millions and millions of people who really do keep the entire American Machine running.

Will such a show still find an audience in 2018? Will the powers-that-be actually let it?

We’re about to find out.