I think that Romney is a placeholder while the Repubbys figure out Plan “B.” He will self destruct completely by the time of the convention. Meanwhile Rove is attempting to amass $1,000,000,000 for his anti-Obama SuperPac, designed to sway the brainless Zombie couch potatoes to march in unison to vote to get rid of the Black man, and pave the way for four years of, “It’s not working so good because the Black man screwed it all up.”
The Repubbys and their followers want to see the Black man fly, Game of Thrones, for those who missed the reference, as in the mental age and behavior of Rove’s Legions.
1. I voted Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my German Shepherd.
2. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.
3. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
4. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
5. I voted Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
6. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius.
7. I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
8. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the social security from those who paid into it.
9. I voted Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
10. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
11. I voted Democrat because I think that it’s better to pay billions for their oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish.
12. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my ass, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.
That’s very interesting as I voted Republican because:
1. I voted Republican because you can blame problems on poor people instead of the rich ones who actually run things.
2. I voted Republican because firefighters and teachers are
scum-sucking leaches, but the oil companies raking in record profits
NEED those hundreds of millions in taxpayer subsidies.
3. I voted Republican because I believe companies like my cable TV
provider, insurance company and credit card company could do a better
job running the country than the government, no matter how much they
screw me over.
4. I voted Republican because I don’t trust the government, although
I favored the government spying on my health/financial records and
tapping my phone when Bush was in office to keep us safe from ‘terrorists.
5. I voted Republican because I don’t really care whether terrorists, murderers and drug dealers own guns or not.
6. I voted Republican because I believe climate change doesn’t
exist; if I can’t see it with my own two eyes, it doesn’t exist. Like
7. I voted Republican because I hate women having abortions, but
once the baby is born and dies from a preventable illness that’ okay.
8. I voted Republican because I believe in laying off workers to
boost profits; then I get to complain about lazy unemployed people.
9. I voted Republican because I understand capitalism. Demand
doesn’t increase jobs…ensuring corporations pay no taxes and cutting
healthcare and education does.
10. I voted Republican because I care about the deficit and support
cutting services that I really need. But extra tax cuts for the super
rich that actually caused the deficit should be extended indefinitely.
11. I voted Republican because I believe in never having to solve
any problems in the government because I insist government is the
12. I voted Republican because I hate activist judges, unless they
are conservative (Yes, corporations should get to spend unlimited money
13. I voted Republican because spite and fear is better than hope and change.
14. I voted republican because we have a Kenyan Muslim in our Presidents position, which should be held by some rich white guy who will allow “our kind” to keep those “darkies” where they belong!
I voted Republic because I like to sound uneducated, I think slurs and demonization by my political leaders against the opposition is good for society and I can’t think up my own half-clever lists so I appreciate the moronic lists that my angry tea party half-wits provide for me on the inter-tubes.
I voted Republican because I am SICK of the America where science guided decisions, where government had a role to play in lifting people up out of poverty and ignorance to become citizens and taxpayers, where our political system used compromise and collaboration as a means of gradually improving economic, social and political conditions, where religious tolerance meant accepting other people faith or lack of faith and not imposing mine on them, where the freedom of all to rise according to merit was possible, and where liberty meant the freedom to do good as I see fit without being labeled a traitor.
Gee Kathy, I used to be a registered Democrat and still vote for a candidate I believe can do the best job even if he/she is Democrat. I managed to do so without having my head up my ass. You should go back to where I was born and raised. There are lots of conservatives who have their name on the back of their belt just in case they need to pull their heads out to remember their names. The only point of view they have is stuck in that dark place along with their heads.
Yet on one of the info sources I receive each day, all off a sudden, Romney, in one poll–don’t know whose and I know it’s still early, but come Sept., Oct., the major polls are pretty much right on–is up 5%. As I totally agree with the ideas expressed in Idiot America, this doesn’t surprise me, but it does embarass me as an American.
Tom, if your post was meant for me, I can only say, I was wondering where that incomplete reply I was composing went. I hit the space bar, and it vanished into cyberspace. Things like that happen when I use my laptop, which I usually do, being in bed most of the time. Anyway, that post was meant for another topic and I’ve forgotten which one now . Sorry for the confusion Everybody.
And Kathy, I’d recommend reading Idiot America. It might open your eyes to the advantages of viewing and investigating in depth, positions from differerant vantage points. Think of it as taking photographs from different angles.
It is refreshing that most of the world see Obama for the master politician and diplomat that he is. Too bad the less than 50% in our country who can’t and won’t see that have such a big megaphone. If they didn’t dominate the media, we’d likely have a much more informed and realistic electorate who would never put such an amateur statesman such as Romney out there for all the world to laugh at.
As in 2010 where it worked, the right wing of America is hoping they can spoof their way to electoral victory in 2012 with a flood of Citizens United-enabled cash to push out an endless stream of putrid misinformation, demonization, reverse accusation and lie after lie after lie. No longer able to win any policy argument on the merits, they have been reduced to trashing the place so they can win. It is utterly disgusting.
Here a list for recognizing a particular political system. It has been in America for the last dozen years big time.
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
2. Create a gulag
3. Develop a thug caste
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
5. Harass citizens’ groups
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
7. Target key individuals
8. Control the press
9. Dissent equals treason
10. Suspend the rule of law
Think of the US version of brown/ black shirts. Loud/ aggressive groups that identify by wearing same uniform (colored shirt) that are independent of each other but exhibit the same behaviors. Possibly developed when a person of color took the reigns of the executive branch of our nation.
The article suggests the Brooks Bros riot in Miami but I really don’t think they meet the definition of fascist thugs unless they’re were capable of and guilty of violence. The obnoxious, loud, largely incorrect, hypocritical red-shirts that were emboldened by deceptive, rude and lawless Bush Administration behavior (an administration which they hypocritically disavowed) and flowered in racist opposition to Obama have the potential for thuggery but have not achieved it yet. I’d say they’re proto-thugs.
But when Obama gets his deserved second term, these Koch-funded “grassroots” groups might just lose it and get their chance to go pro. Only they will be representing a fascism that doesn’t have an Administration on their side meaning we might not get the expected result of having the full 10 on the list. Progressives will be the stopper that keeps Ameirca’s fascist underbelly at bay.
It’s actually Friendly Fascism, a much more finely-tuned version.
There a multitude of Brownshirt prospective recruits, with correct thinking, their own personal armories, a deep dislike–putting it mildly–of all liberals, progressives, people of color and not just the Aryan Nation types. And, of course, they will lecture you on the meanings of the various parts of the Constitution, and if you can bear to listen to them, you’ll know they haven’t a clue about what they are talking about. Again, they are the subjects of Idiot America, The Age of American Unreason, the ones who take every word of Beck and Limbaugh as irrefutable truth. Hey Libs, learn how to shoot!!!