I can't help but notice on what side the vast majority of the Republican Supreme Court appointments voted on major Civil Rights rulings. If it were up to the Republican appointees gays would still not have the right to vote. It was also the Republicans on the Supreme Court that gutted the Civil Rights act and signaled to the GOP that it's open season on stealing minority voter's rights.
Of course it was the Republican appointments on the Supreme Court that ruled corporations are people and that our politicians should have the right to sell themselves to the highest bidder (which the GOP has taken full advantage up to the tune of nearly a billion dollars.
So don't anyone EVER dare to lie to my face and tell me there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans.
President Obama has done what you expect to have done in a negotiation. He made a proposal with increased income by letting the tax rate for the wealthy go to the level it was at back during the Clinton boon years and he looks for savings from last year's budget cuts, reductions in medicare spending and savings from the end of the wars.
In traditional negotiations the ball would be in the Republican's court. They now should be making a detailed counter offer so that negotiations could move forward. Only the GOP has not done that. Instead of they have done is ridicule the President's plans and offered up platitudes about closing special interest tax loop holes and reduce spending.
There is a good reason the GOP doesn't want to make a detailed counter proposal. The reason is that the American people would hate what the GOP wants. The GOP owes the billionaires and big corporations who spent over half a billion to get them into office or keep them in office big time. So what the GOP wants is to make their wealthy benefactors happy. That means they don't want to raise taxes on the wealthy Now they claim elimination of deductions, but financially that's about as effective as spitting on a five alarm fire. The truth is the increase in tax rates will raise tens of billions of dollars a year while the loop hole closing would be lucky to raise a billion and that is if you harm the nation by eliminating things like tax deductions for charities (which would cripple not for profits and churches).
The third debate was brutal to Romney in so many ways. Perhaps the most interesting was the Nixon like flop sweat
remember the infamous Nixon 5 O'clock shadow and flow sweat debate?
Romney getting caught telling employers to strong arm their employees into voting for him. I can't see voters being thrilled that Romney is telling their bosses to strong arm them into voting against their own interests.
Mitt Romney wants your vote. And if you're a small business owner, he wants your employees' votes as well and insists that there's nothing wrong with giving them a little guidance this election cycle. On June 6, Romney led a conference call with support from the über-conservative National Federation of Independent Business and -- to cut to the chase -- urged the bosses on the call to persuade their employees to vote for him in the upcoming election.
"I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections," said Romney in a recording obtained by In These Times. "Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well."
The good economic news keeps on rolling in. Showing that Mitt's bullshit talks while President Obama's actions walk
The federal budget deficit dipped to $1.1 trillion in fiscal 2012, the 12 month period that ended Sept. 30, according to a report released Friday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The figure was $200 billion less than the deficit recorded the previous year. This time, outlays dropped 1.6 percent last year, while receipts were up slightly. Here's some of the report:
"The 2012 deficit was equal to 7.0 percent of gross domestic product, CBO estimates, down from 8.7 percent in 2011, 9.0 percent in 2010, and 10.1 percent in 2009, but greater than in any other year since 1947. CBO’s deficit estimate is based on data from the Daily Treasury Statements; the Treasury Department will report the actual deficit for fiscal year 2012 later this month.
there have been many so called experts that have faulted President Obama for not having brought up Mitt's 47% remarks. What they failed to realize is that the President was debating a serial liar. If President Obama had brought up the issue during the national debate, he would have given Mitt a free pass to refute those remarks to the American public. So instead the President avoided the issue. That forced Mitt to call on FAUX news after the debate and refute his comment to the old angry white men that watch FAUX news. That doesn't get the air play or have the reach of the debate. So many of the debate watchers who had heard about the remark didn't come away with anything that would indicate Mitt didn't have contempt for those 47% of Americans in the moocher class.
The media and pundits are playing checkers while the President is playing chess.
Presidential debates are a two part game. There is the short term issue where pundits declare winners and then there is a the term goals. One of the major things that come from the debate is people get to see how each candidate conducts themselves. What they are most looking for is the ability to carry one's self like a President.
In that regard Mitt came up short, very short. Mitt came across to the American people like a used care salesman. All that was missing was the gold chains and a cheap suit. Mitt did not have the bearing of a President. People expect Presidents to be open, honest and calm. They expect that they will carry themselves not a member of the cast of the New Jersey House Wives.
Mitt evasiveness on details has the same "I am being conned" feel that one gets when you ask the used car salesman if there are any mechanical problems with the car and the salesman ignores your question and points out how fast the car can drive.
Beyond the smarmy I am trying to put one over on you bearing, Mitt managed to throw in that rich elitist attitude. Mitt dismissed the moderator like he was Mitt's private butler. That sort of contemptuous attitude toward people in a lower position does not play well in America.
Mitt Romney with Evangelical Pat Robertson said the following:
“The pledge says ‘under God.’ I will not take God out of the name of our platform. I will not take God off our coins and I will not take God out of my heart,” Romney said to loud cheers. “We’re a nation that’s bestowed by God.”
With Mitt's Mormon Church having Baptized the Presidents dead mother right before President Obama took office...
With the Mormon religion having descriminated against blacks until 1978 meaning Mitt was heavily involved in the discrimination ...
With Mormons baptizing Jews that were killed in the Holocaust....
With Mormons claiming to be the only true religion and all other religions being corrupt....
With the Mormon church financing extreme right wing campaigns through out the nation....
With Mormons considering lying OK as long as it's for what they consider a good cause, commonly known as "lying for the Lord"...
Does Mitt really want open up the religion can of worms?
4 years ago I had just lost half my retirement savings thanks to the GOP letting the economy run wild and crash
4 years ago I was wondering sort of horrible terror attack OBL had planned to inflict on us
4 years ago I was wondering if my money in the bank would be worth anything as our economy was about to collapse and banks were ready to go under
4 years ago I wondered if there were be any American car companies left in the world
4 years ago gays couldn't serve openly in the military
4 years ago we were in a great depression and there were millions of jobs lost every month.
4 years ago I feared for my job and if I could ever find another one
So when the GOP asks if I am better off now then I was under their George Bush I say HELL YES!
Well like Akins betray the GOP's anti-women agenda, a Texas judge betrays the GOP's anti-American agenda. Image destroying our nation because you lost an election. These people are as dangerous to our freedoms and way of life as Al Qaeda is:
Judge Tom Head was on a local TV news show
"He's going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens?," Head asked.
"I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.
"Now what's going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He's going to send in U.N. troops. I don't want 'em in Lubbock County. OK. So I'm going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say 'you're not coming in here'.
"And the sheriff, I've already asked him, I said 'you gonna back me' he said, 'yeah, I'll back you'. Well, I don't want a bunch of rookies back there. I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me."
The basis of human intelligence is that people examine facts and consider experiences and then form an opinion based on those experiences and facts. Rush Limbaugh accidentally admits conservatives do things ass backwards. According to Rush Limbaugh conservatives start with an opinion they like and then look for facts to support their opinion and if that fails they simply make up their own "facts". Here is what Rush said:
And this whole business of a woman’s body shuts down in rape, there’s no evidence for that. But this is the kind of thing that people who do nothing but talk amongst themselves will conjure up, a belief system like that, and they’ll grab on to anything they can to support what their empirical belief is because their ultimate aim is to save life.
1) The American people doesn't need to know how his wealth allowed him to avoid paying taxes because the deficit that avoidance caused is the what's important
2) America doesn't need to know that Mitt got rich putting people out of work by sucking companies dry and shipping jobs overseas because the unemployment that caused is what's important.
Simply put Romney is claiming he can fix the problems he caused.
That's perhaps the wildest campaign position in American history.