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Posts tagged election
Wisconsin has been allowed to demand voter ID of 300,000 residents who don’t currently have it for an election that is less than 7 weeks away.
The GOP is working desperately to deny the right to vote to citizens it doesn’t like. You know, poor people, black people, Hispanic people, old people, female people, especially people it believes are inclined to vote for Democrats.
Republican politicians have hatched a multitude of schemes in states across the country to accomplish this gambit, passing laws demanding specific voter identification at polling places, eliminating early voting days and purging voters from registration rolls.
The right wing GOP corporate super whores on the U.S. Supreme Court last year gave Republicans a hand in this effort by striking down key protections in the Voting Rights Act. Joining them this month were three Republican judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
When their hands are pressed on a Bible in court, Republican experts admit they’ve got no evidence of the in-person voter fraud that the GOP claims these laws are intended to prevent. What they’re really intended to prevent is voting by people Republicans detest, the derided “47 percent” that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spit on. Republicans are robbing citizens of the fundamental right to vote. It’s criminal. It’s fraud that subverts America’s cherished democracy.
GOP is SHIT
Texas’ Rick Perry is the latest to join this elite club.
"One…two…three…uh…what comes after three…?"
Do all Churches try to use government to enforce their beliefs? I don’t know nor is this the issue. I left the evangelical sect I was a member of in the 1960s when it became crystal clear that …
Just when you think the Republican Party couldn’t get any more rotten something like this comes along.
Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for DemocratsHow can these deceptive web sites be even remotely legal?
By Daniel Rothberg
If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo, but that design belies its true agenda
Is there anything these sneaky lying Republicans won’t stoop to?The National Republican Congressional Committee bought up hundreds of URLs ahead of the 2014 election cycle and has created nearly 20 websites appearing to support Democratic candidates in all but the small print, a spokesman for the campaign confirmed Thursday.
The websites include donation forms that accept credit cards and encourage viewers to contribute up to $500, but instead of money going to the Democratic candidates, it goes to the NRCC.
Be very careful this election year when you donate money to Democrats over the internet. If you’re not careful your money may go to a bunch of Republican Rat Bastards instead of Democratic Candidates who need your help.
We all lie. It is not that you lie, it is that you lie as a plan, that you sit down and discuss the lies that you tell with other liars, it is that your only means to achieving your goals is based on an institution of lying, it is that you lie so resolutely and indefatigably that you no longer have a clue or even a remote interest in the truth or that truth might exist. If you lie like this, likely you are republican and also consider yourself blessed to be…white.
America can afford to feed its people.
Via We Leave No One Behind.
“Enough is enough,” says Jason R. Thigpen – formerly a Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District. “After discussing it with my wife and family, I’ve decided to run as a Democrat rather than a Republican. I simply cannot stand with a Party where its most extreme element promote hate and division amongst people.
Thigpen further explains, “I didn’t go to war to defend the liberties and freedoms of one Party, race, sex, or one income class of Americans. Whether white, black, Hispanic, Asian, man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, rich, or poor – we fought together as equals, side-by-side for the benefit of every American in the same. So, to come home from serving our country and see North Carolina legislators using their super-majority status to gerrymander districts and pass a law to deliberately suppress and oppress the voting rights of Democrats but more specifically minorities and college students, is absolutely deplorable. This same group of spineless legislators piggybacked a motorcycle safety bill with legislation intentionally geared to shut down women’s health clinics because of their ‘right righteous’ beliefs on abortion, while then cutting funding to the programs which help feed and provide healthcare to the babies they invariably forced the same women to have. Sounds like the Christian thing to do, huh? These legislators, acting under the guise of the religious right and morality believe themselves to be the divine judge but according to the Bible, there is only one judge. They say they’re for a smaller government and individual rights while pushing legislation for more government intervention and regulation usurping our right to choose for ourselves. They take money away from the public school system so they can call it broken, only to give the money to their charter schools that are really private schools, just so our kids don’t go to the same school as theirs all the while giving some great speech trying to convince us it isn’t segregation. Right. But all along, they seemingly want you to believe that you have a choice – like ‘cake or death.’
Vote Republican - It’s Better Than Climate Change!
Louie Gohmert, Sarah Palin, Todd Akin, Michelle Bachmann, Stacey Campbell, Ted Cruz, Eric Cantor…what more could an inbred, consumeristic, imbecilic, masochistic, self destructive society of misinformed temporarily indisposed millionaires ask for? Duh?
If Republicans Were Dog Poop, Americans Would Like Them Better
Are Republicans any more than a stale regressive lot who cherish ignorance, race supremacy and superstition in the hope that their hatred and fear of all that is new will turn back the hands of time, alter reality and undo the laws of nature?
I always thought that defending Social Security and Medicare was a good thing. But apparently, the corporate media doesn’t agree with me. So the corporate media has dumped all over Congressional candidate Carl Sciortino - for defending Social Security and Medicare.
Earlier this year, as you may recall, there was a lot of nattering about cutting Social Security benefits by messing with the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). I didn’t like that. My philosophy is simple: If it ain’t broke, don’t break it. So I authored the Grayson-Takano letter, pledging to vote against any and every cut in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Almost 50 of my House colleagues joined me. We posted the same pledge at No-Cuts.com, and that helped us to deliver almost 3,000,000 petition signatures to the White House and to the House Speaker against earned benefit cuts.
Call me naïve, but I think that it’s very important to let the voters know where every candidate stands. So I have encouraged Congressional candidates across the country to take the pledge, and promise to vote against earned benefit cuts.
Carl Sciortino is running to replace now-Senator Ed Markey in the U.S. House of Representatives. He did just that. Carl Sciortino promised to protect Social Security and Medicare from benefit cuts.
That pledge should have earned Sciortino applause. Instead, it earned him a nasty smack from the Boston Globe. By way of background, the Boston Globe is now owned by a Wall Street commodities and futures trader (but then again, what isn’t?). Needless to say, Wall Street wants to privatize Social Security, and voucherize Medicare. So this week, the Boston Globe condemned Sciortino’s staunch support for Social Security and Medicare, citing it as evidence that Sciortino lacks “maturity.” (Excuse me, but isn’t it precisely the “mature” ones among us who are most dependent on Social Security and Medicare?)
The Boston Globe chose to endorse a different candidate in Carl’s race, on the theory that her stated willingness to cut Social Security and Medicare supposedly marked her as the “mature” candidate, even though this might be “disappointing to liberals.” (Irony alert: the other candidate actually had pledged to a liberal group that she would not cut Social Security and Medicare, just before pledging to the Boston Globe that she would. So it appears that pandering and prevarication are the best marks of “maturity.”)
The good voters of Massachusetts are about to choose between Carl Sciortino, a fierce defender of Social Security and Medicare, and another candidate who stands for I-don’t-know-what. Shortly, one of these two candidates will be serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, and voting on our Social Security and our Medicare.
I think that we had better support Carl Sciortino. Right now. Because our future is at stake.
Last call. Tuesday is Election Day in Carl’s district.
These maggots who have created the government shutdown are fundamentalist racist Koch pawns who mouth big government and with small minds and hearts believe America and god like white people best. What is it that the GOP brings to the table? What? They obviously steadfastly worship the wealthy, gerrymander to get the vote and suppress voting by the old, the young and people of color. Their party is owned by the likes of the Koch brothers, but most of all the GOP is an insane group of cowards that promotes “whiteness” and encourages the escalation of income inequality. The GOP is Shit!
The GOP is a cancer. It is time to kill this tumor, which is the GOP before it grows larger than the patient. This quintessence of incompetence, greed and racism needs to be buried in a pile of dung now and forever, otherwise America is dead, and I would say better dead than to continue, hijacked by what has come to be known as the American Taliban.
Death to the GOP.
Open Season on Republican Legislators - No Bag Limit - 2016
Here’s Elizabeth Warren’s whole speech against Republican obstructionism, by the way, right before the Senate rejected the House’s ransom note for the second time today and the third time total. Yeah, it’s awesome.
A Rutgers University student who found himself being cited by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as a cautionary tale told MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Friday that Cruz distorted his story for the purposes of arguing against the Affordable Care Act.
“It’s kind of shameful for him to act as if he is acting in the best interest of young folks, while pushing for his own agenda,” John Connelly said of Cruz.
Connelly told Schultz he has never met nor spoken to Cruz or his staff. But during a 21-hour speech earlier this week, Cruz argued Connelly — who was quoted in a Sept. 14 Wall Street Journal article about unemployment among Americans under the age of 25 — was a victim of the new law.
“John Connelly thought he was on the right track in life. The son of a New Jersey auto mechanic, he was the first in his family to go to college when he enrolled in Rutgers in 2009,” Cruz said on the Senate floor. “Four years later, the 22-year-old found himself $21,000 in debt, without a permanent job and sleeping on friends’ couches in New Jersey and Brooklyn.”
But as Connelly said to Schultz, those problems weren’t caused by the new law, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.”
“It seems kind of bizarre that he’s blaming a law that was passed in 2010 on trends that go back well past 2007,” Connelly explained, adding that little more than half of Americans in his age bracket have full-time jobs, while battling dwindling pay and rising housing and tuition debt.
“It was almost as if he told his office to go out and find the worst example of the point he was trying to quote,” Connelly said, adding that not only has he benefitted personally from the law, but that it allows his younger sister to seek medical treatment despite having pre-existing conditions, something that a “free market dystopia” Cruz seeks would not have permitted.
Watch Connelly describe being a political anecdote, as aired by MSNBC on Friday, below.
GOP is a corpse that is starting to stink.