Charles Pierce. (via quickhits)
And THIS is why we need to stop trying to ”negotiate” with Republicans. We need to vote as many of them as possible out of office in 2014 and 2016. Register and VOTE!
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Obama 50% - Romney 47%
Obama Gains Edge in Campaign’s Final Days
Voter turnout, which may be lower than in 2008 and 2004, remains one of Romney’s strengths. Romney’s supporters continue to be more engaged in the election and interested in election news than Obama supporters, and are more committed to voting.
…Mark Clayton won the Democratic primary for a Tennessee Senate seat in August 2012, after competing in a field of seven other candidates.~Clayton, an anti-gay fringe conspiracy theorist who served a stint in the Army reserve and has worked a variety of odd jobs, won 26% of the vote despite raising no money. The Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed Clayton the day after the primary, but his name will remain on the ballot opposing GOP Sen. Bob Corker.~Clayton’s views align more closely with those of the John Birch Society, which once called President Dwight D. Eisenhower a Communist, than the Democratic Party — though some of his ideas might be a little much even for JBS. He believes the government is building concentration camps to imprison Americans and that elites in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to form a “North American Union” (NAU) merging the three nations — both conspiracy theories common in the antigovernment “Patriot” movement.~When he ran for a Senate seat in 2008, Clayton accused Google of censoring his campaign website on behalf of the Chinese government. That website, which has since been taken down, thanked supporters for helping defend Tennessee against the NAU, national ID cards and “radical homosexual lobbying groups who want to get in the Boy Scouts.”~Clayton also claimed that Austrian-born California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was planning to amend the Constitution so he could run for president and “fulfill Hitler’s superman scenario.” Clayton’s current site is tamer, though he wants to eliminate “secret national ID cards” from Tennessee drivers’ licenses and to stop the government from mandating that “transexual[s] and homosexuals” grab children in “stranger-danger zones” in airports.~If you live in Tennessee, please vote for Martin Pleasant of the Green Party for U.S. Senate.
MITT ROMNEY’S OWN WORDS:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it…..And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can stage a thousand phony photo-ops a day and it still won’t make up for how they REALLY feel. We know what Mitt Romney and the Republicans say when they are behind closed doors and they don’t think anyone is going to hear what they say.
Mitt Romney has contempt for the 47% and that kind of attitude makes him unfit for any public office.
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Karl Rove is upping the ante. According to Politico, the Rove-founded American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS are launching their biggest paid-media push of the election cycle Tuesday, with a $16 million one-week buy on TV and radio in multiple presidential swing states and Senate battlegrounds.
Of that $16 million, the super PAC American Crossroads will devote $11 million to defeating President Barack Obama, with a TV spot titled “Actually Happened” that compares the current 8.1 unemployment rate to a lower rate that the president projected earlier in his term. Viewers will see the ad in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.
Crossroads GPS, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, will spend $1 million on radio ads in those same states and an additional $4 million in Montana, North Dakota and Virginia.
We can’t beat their money so we have to beat them with boots on the ground. Have you volunteered?
I do not care if this is from a work of fiction. It is ingrained with more truth than I’ve seen in the vast majority of the mainstream, broadcast media over the last two years. This message needs to be delivered, loudly, repeatedly, on every available platform (yes, even Fox News), until it finally sinks in to the citizens of this country just how extreme, radical, and dangerous today’s “Republican Party” really is.
The next time someone calls The Newsroom too preachy or pretentious, the next time someone complains that this show lectures to them, ask yourself … maybe the show offends them because it’s right.
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