January 27th, 2010
09:08 PM ET
11 years ago

Martin: Joe Wilson in the House

(CNN) - GOP Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina is in the chamber. I bet they have two Republicans sitting next to him saying, "You best not say a damn word!"

January 27th, 2010
09:03 PM ET
11 years ago

Martin: Does anyone really care about the deficit?

(CNN) - Everyone keeps saying the focus of the American people is on the deficit. Really? Who do you know that is actually discussing the deficit? If they are, they likely have a job, got money in the stock market, and really aren't hurting in this economy.

Broke ass folks or those struggling to pay their mortgage aren't focusing on the deficit. They are worried about how they will stay in their home! This is what happens with elites - Democrat or Republican. They don't truly care about the everyday man or woman.

June 13th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Fmr. senator finds son's decision not to endorse Obama ‘puzzling'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/10/art.boren.ap.jpg caption="Rep. Boren said earlier this week he will not be formally endorsing Obama."](CNN) - This year’s presidential campaign has been one pitting family members against one another.

Now, former Oklahoma Sen. David Boren is on opposite sides of his son, Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren, who announced earlier this week that he will not endorse Barack Obama for president. The younger Boren's reasoning is that his district is very conservative and he doesn’t agree with many of the Democratic nominee's positions.

Listen to Sen. Boren's comments to Roland Martin

The elder Boren, now president of the University of Oklahoma and a staunch supporter of Obama, said Friday on my radio program "The Roland S. Martin Show on WVON-AM in Chicago" that he’s “puzzled by his son’s announcement.

"We’ve grown up in a family where we were taught to think for ourselves, but I have to say I’m puzzled about how much thinking he put into that before he said it," Boren said. "I think he’ll probably be saying some other things."

“He did say he was going to vote for Barack Obama. He just made the puzzling statement he wasn’t gong to endorse him. Well, when you say publicly you’re voting for somebody I think that means you’re supporting them.”

The father later added: “We all learn from things and my hope is will be a learning experience for him because, as I say, this isn’t a matter of politics, this is a matter of the future of our country.”

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