In the Orwellian way, the “pro-lifers” are truly anti-life…
If you are terrified, envious and/or enraged at women (who are the bearers of children) and seek to enslave women with your laws, you are ensuring the eventual demise of the species. It is really that simple.
And apparently, although the faux Christian GOP use the Bible as their excuse to discriminate against women, gay people and others, they’ve never read the Ten Commandments nor The New Testament (what Jesus told them was MOST Important… Love Thy Neighbors, Feed His Sheep). Since most Jewish people think abortions and gay marriage are OK, then apparently they have not read the Old Testament (the Jewish bible) correctly either. (Leviticus and other so-called clobber verses against gay people and about marriage are in there).
Here is the bottomline logical conclusions scenario of the GOP’s adolescent wet dream policies/platform for America….(a nightmare for women, gay people, seniors, and minorities)… (no matter how much Ann Romney proclaims her supposed love of women. If she did indeed love women, Ann would convince her husband to STOP pandering to the far right and discriminating against women).
1. rich women will leave America
2. poor and middle class women will DIE from lack of health care, back alley abortions, forced pregnancies, drug overdose and suicide.
3. some women will go to funny farms and be labeled “crazy.”
4. ditto for gay people, seniors and minorities … those who can leave, will… others will be deported and/or die…
Here are the horrifying details of what they want to do to women, the poor, middle class Americans etc.
Women Wake UP
51% of white women are planning to vote for Mitt Romney. What are they thinking? Katha Pollitt has some theories on—and advice for—women who love Republicans who hate women.
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“Our collective debt is no ordinary problem: According to Mitt, it’s going to burn our children alive.
And this is where we get to the hypocrisy at the heart of Mitt Romney. Everyone knows that he is fantastically rich, having scored great success, the legend goes, as a “turnaround specialist,” a shrewd financial operator who revived moribund companies as a high-priced consultant for a storied Wall Street private equity firm. But what most voters don’t know is the way Mitt Romney actually made his fortune: by borrowing vast sums of money that other people were forced to pay back. This is the plain, stark reality that has somehow eluded America’s top political journalists for two consecutive presidential campaigns: Mitt Romney is one of the greatest and most irresponsible debt creators of all time. In the past few decades, in fact, Romney has piled more debt onto more unsuspecting companies, written more gigantic checks that other people have to cover, than perhaps all but a handful of people on planet Earth.
…”Four years ago, the Mitt Romneys of the world nearly destroyed the global economy with their greed, shortsightedness and – most notably – wildly irresponsible use of debt in pursuit of personal profit. The sight was so disgusting that people everywhere were ready to drop an H-bomb on Lower Manhattan and bayonet the survivors. But today that same insane greed ethos, that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions – it’s dusted itself off, it’s had a shave and a shoeshine, and it’s back out there running for president.
“Mitt Romney, it turns out, is the perfect frontman for Wall Street’s greed revolution.
…”Mitt Romney – a man whose own father built cars and nurtured communities, and was one of the old-school industrial anachronisms pushed aside by the new generation’s wealth grab – has emerged now to sell this make-nothing, take-everything, screw-everyone ethos to the world. He’s Gordon Gekko, but a new and improved version, with better PR – and a bigger goal. A takeover artist all his life, Romney is now trying to take over America itself. And if his own history is any guide, we’ll all end up paying for the acquisition.
“…Romney, who has compared the devilish federal debt to a “nightmare” home mortgage that is “adjustable, no-money down and assigned to our children,” took over Ampad with essentially no money down, saddled the firm with a nightmare debt and assigned the crushing interest payments not to Bain but to the children of Ampad’s workers, who would be left holding the note long after Romney fled the scene.”
The Republican Party just adopted Todd Akin’s ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape as part of its official platform. Ryan promises to restore our country’s “traditional values,” like denying same-sex couples the right to enter into marriage.
Thou Shalt Not Lie/Deceive
“Ryan then noted that Obama, while campaigning for president, promised that a GM plant in Wisconsin would not shut down. “That plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight,” Ryan said.
Except Obama didn’t promise that. And the plant closed in December 2008 — while George W. Bush was president.”
“According to Fox News columnist Sally Kohn, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday “was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”
Of course the GOP does not want to tell anyone their true plans but the cost of their Ozzie and Harriet redneck fantasy is DEATH from preventable illnesses, suicide and misery for the masses…
“”The Republicans simply don’t care.
“They don’t care that they lie. They don’t care that their lies are obvious. They don’t care that their lies wouldn’t fool an underpaid substitute Social Studies teacher in a public middle school, who would then probably go out one night and get yelled at by Chris Christie. (“They believe in teacher’s unions. We believe in teachers,” he said in his speech. Yeah, you just don’t believe in paying them.) They don’t care that their history is a lie and that, by spreading it, they devalue the actual history of the country, which is something that belongs to us.” –Charles Pierce
No one apparently gave the GOP the memo that our nation was built upon diversity, immigrants and the American DREAM which is based upon EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL… (not just Romney’s rich white Christian male friends)…
Fear of a Black President
“The irony of Barack Obama is this: he has become the most successful black politician in American history by avoiding the radioactive racial issues of yesteryear, by being “clean” (as Joe Biden once labeled him)—and yet his indelible blackness irradiates everything he touches. This irony is rooted in the greater ironies of the country he leads. For most of American history, our political system was premised on two conflicting facts—one, an oft-stated love of democracy; the other, an undemocratic white supremacy inscribed at every level of government. In warring against that paradox, African Americans have historically been restricted to the realm of protest and agitation. But when President Barack Obama pledged to “get to the bottom of exactly what happened,” he was not protesting or agitating. He was not appealing to federal power—he was employing it. The power was black—and, in certain quarters, was received as such.
…”The election of an African American to our highest political office was alleged to demonstrate a triumph of integration. But when President Obama addressed the tragedy of Trayvon Martin, he demonstrated integration’s great limitation—that acceptance depends not just on being twice as good but on being half as black. And even then, full acceptance is still withheld. The larger effects of this withholding constrict Obama’s presidential potential in areas affected tangentially—or seemingly not at all—by race. Meanwhile, across the country, the community in which Obama is rooted sees this fraudulent equality, and quietly seethes.
“Obama’s first term has coincided with a strategy of massive resistance on the part of his Republican opposition in the House, and a record number of filibuster threats in the Senate. It would be nice if this were merely a reaction to Obama’s politics or his policies—if this resistance truly were, as it is generally described, merely one more sign of our growing “polarization” as a nation. But the greatest abiding challenge to Obama’s national political standing has always rested on the existential fact that if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin. As a candidate, Barack Obama understood this.
…”Barack Obama governs a nation enlightened enough to send an African American to the White House, but not enlightened enough to accept a black man as its president.
…”Obama has been successful. Whole sections of America that we had assumed to be negrophobic turned out in support of him in 2008. Whatever Obama’s other triumphs, arguably his greatest has been an expansion of the black imagination to encompass this: the idea that a man can be culturally black and many other things also—biracial, Ivy League, intellectual, cosmopolitan, temperamentally conservative, presidential.
“It is often said that Obama’s presidency has given black parents the right to tell their kids with a straight face that they can do anything. This is a function not only of Obama’s election to the White House but of the way his presidency broadcasts an easy, almost mystic, blackness to the world. The Obama family represents our ideal imagining of ourselves—an ideal we so rarely see on any kind of national stage.
…”What black people are experiencing right now is a kind of privilege previously withheld—seeing our most sacred cultural practices and tropes validated in the world’s highest office. Throughout the whole of American history, this kind of cultural power was wielded solely by whites, and with such ubiquity that it was not even commented upon. The expansion of this cultural power beyond the private province of whites has been a tremendous advance for black America. Conversely, for those who’ve long treasured white exclusivity, the existence of a President Barack Obama is discombobulating, even terrifying. For as surely as the iconic picture of the young black boy reaching out to touch the president’s curly hair sends one message to black America, it sends another to those who have enjoyed the power of whiteness.
…”The idea that blacks should hold no place of consequence in the American political future has affected every sector of American society, transforming whiteness itself into a monopoly on American possibilities. White people like Byrd and Buckley were raised in a time when, by law, they were assured of never having to compete with black people for the best of anything. Blacks used inferior public pools and inferior washrooms, attended inferior schools. The nicest restaurants turned them away. In large swaths of the country, blacks paid taxes but could neither attend the best universities nor exercise the right to vote. The best jobs, the richest neighborhoods, were giant set-asides for whites—universal affirmative action, with no pretense of restitution.
“Slavery, Jim Crow, segregation: these bonded white people into a broad aristocracy united by the salient fact of unblackness. What Byrd saw in an integrated military was the crumbling of the ideal of whiteness, and thus the crumbling of an entire society built around it. Whatever the saintly nonviolent rhetoric used to herald it, racial integration was a brutal assault on whiteness. The American presidency, an unbroken streak of nonblack men, was, until 2008, the greatest symbol of that old order.
…”While Beck and Limbaugh have chosen direct racial assault, others choose simply to deny that a black president actually exists. One in four Americans (and more than half of all Republicans) believe Obama was not born in this country, and thus is an illegitimate president. More than a dozen state legislatures have introduced “birther bills” demanding proof of Obama’s citizenship as a condition for putting him on the 2012 ballot. Eighteen percent of Republicans believe Obama to be a Muslim. The goal of all this is to delegitimize Obama’s presidency. If Obama is not truly American, then America has still never had a black president.
“White resentment has not cooled as the Obama presidency has proceeded. Indeed, the GOP presidential-primary race featured candidates asserting that the black family was better off under slavery (Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum); claiming that Obama, as a black man, should oppose abortion (Santorum again); or denouncing Obama as a “food-stamp president” (Newt Gingrich).
…”Thus the myth of “twice as good” that makes Barack Obama possible also smothers him. It holds that African Americans—enslaved, tortured, raped, discriminated against, and subjected to the most lethal homegrown terrorist movement in American history—feel no anger toward their tormentors. Of course, very little in our history argues that those who seek to tell bold truths about race will be rewarded. But it was Obama himself, as a presidential candidate in 2008, who called for such truths to be spoken… And yet, since taking office, Obama has virtually ignored race.
“Whatever the political intelligence of this calculus, it has broad and deep consequences. The most obvious result is that it prevents Obama from directly addressing America’s racial history, or saying anything meaningful about present issues tinged by race, such as mass incarceration or the drug war.
…”Race is not simply a portion of the Obama story. It is the lens through which many Americans view all his politics.”
WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!
“Abolishing a woman’s right to abortion is one way to keep women from competing for the jobs and boardroom seats that have historically been occupied by men. Re-instituting a pro life society is code for, “Get these women out of my way — now and in the future.”
“They’re really not just women’s issues. They’re health issues, they’re economic issues, they’re family issues because they affect the rest of the family,” Fluke says. “It’s much bigger than ‘women’s issues,’ and I’m concerned that the label is a way of pushing them aside and saying ‘This is what a special interest group is concerned about’. We’re not a special interest group.”
Since Florida Republicans made it harder to register new voters, the state has seen a one-sided collapse in new registrations — for Democrats.
everything you need to make sure your voice is heard.
Given the Republican thrust to squelch Democratic votes in our country it is imperative that every citizen who is refused the right to vote on election day knows that they have the right to ask for an AFFIDAVIT BALLOT or PROVISIONAL BALLOT and legally they cannot be denied this in any state in the country. After the election each ballot will be examined by both a Democrat and a Republican to determine the validity of the vote.
If the Republicans insist on trying to win an election through lying, cheating and legal manipulations let us make sure we make it as hard as possible for their dishonesty to be successful.
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Tampa, Florida has more homeless people per capita than any city in America. Yet you won’t hear much — if any — talk from the podium on the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired convention set about America’s poverty crisis.
In 2000, 31 million Americans lived below the poverty line. In 2010, it was over 46 million — including 16.4 million children — a figure that is expected to rise when the new census figures are released this fall. This is the largest number of people living in poverty in over half a century.
The drug war numbers are similarly troubling: There are over 100,000 more arrests per year for possession of marijuana than there were in 2000 — yet over 6 million more Americans are using illicit drugs today. A quarter of all prisoners in U.S. jails are there because of a nonviolent drug offense. And while African Americans represent just 12 percent of all drug users, they make up 59 percent of those in state prison for a drug offense.