Dear Mr. President,
We pounded the pavement, we made the calls, we sent the money. We had your back. You stabbed us in the back.
A senior citizen.
I heard that date rape quote last night. Imagine signing a pledge to such a
man. Had to look it up the quote today. Only a Republican could sign such
a pledge knowing death of the vulnerable would be the result.
"Bipartisanship is another name for date rape," & he wants to shrink the
size of government in half over the next 25 years "to get it down to the
size where we can drown it in the bathtub."-Grover Norquist
Why is he trying to block her nomination as Sec. of State? Yes, John Kerry would open a senate seat but there must be more and here it is. A "lowly woman" insulted the great war monger. McCain has never seen a war he didn't love and want to (Bomb, bomb Iran) enter or start. Libya, Syria, Iran. stay in Iraq for 100 years if necessary, Afghanistan war forever. His greatest nomination, Sarah Palin one heartbeat from the presidency. Hey Repubs we won-get over it. Instead of secession, impeachment, stupidity just try governing.
Susan Rice repeatedly criticized McCain as ‘dangerous’ and ‘reckless’ during 2008 campaign
Most of Sen John McCain’s opposition to the idea of Susan Rice as Secretary of State comes from her defense of the Obama administration’s response to the attacks in Benghazi. But Rice has criticized McCain repeatedly, especially while serving as Obama’s senior foreign-policy adviser for his 2008 campaign.
Rice, a Clinton administration veteran, became Obama’s senior foreign-policy adviser, after she chose him over Hillary Clinton early in the presidential race. That put Rice squarely in opposition of McCain, each time the war veteran tried to challenge the junior senator’s national security credentials.
“His tendency is to shoot first and ask first questions later, it is dangerous and we can’t afford four more years of this reckless foreign policy,” Susan Rice said to reporters about McCain in August 2008.
When McCain tried to paint Obama as someone who routinely shied away from tough decisions on Iraq, Rice was there to tear down his record.
“On critical, factual questions that are fundamental to understanding what is going on in Iraq and the region, Senator McCain has gotten it wrong and not just once but repeatedly,” said Rice in June 2008.
When McCain tried to go after Obama for his bland response to Russia’s aggressive moves in Georgia in August 2008, Rice again portrayed McCain a dangerous “shoot from the hip” leader.
“We were dealing with the facts as we knew them,” Rice said on MSNBC. “John McCain shot from the hip, very aggressive, belligerent statement. He may or may not have complicated the situation.”
Rice even got personal with McCain when Obama traveled overseas to visit the Middle East.
“I think he wants to get out and do as much as he can Rice said about Obama’s trip. “I don’t think he’ll be strolling around the market in a flak jacket.”
Rice was subtly referring to McCain’s trip to Iraq a year earlier, after he was mocked by liberals for wearing body armor while visiting what looked like a peaceful market in Baghdad.
Bill Moyer (CNN) had me in stitches when he said Fox News viewers are under the bubble. This is one of the best explanations of what Bill
meant. I was listening to Fox and laughing out loud Monday when Dick Morris said all polls were wrong and Romney would win 57%. That sadly, kept their viewers "under the bubble" including Romney himself who did not have a concession speech.
Even though the uncounted votes are from Cuyahoga county (Cleveland area) which is known to be mostly democratic......
Just why did Tagg Romney decide he just had to buy an interest in voting machines in Cleveland, OH. (Aug. 2011) The money the Dems put into lawyers all over OH probably paid off. They could not rig the election. Why else would anyone put money in voting machines when papa was running for prez? Too weird to be a coincidence.
What is Texas afraid of? Could it be the "True the Vote" Repubs they promise to have at every precinct in IA, TX and all swing states? They have promised Iowa 3 in every precinct to try to check ID, and work on TX brand of voter supression. I am welcoming the international voter monitoring group to my state. I hope TX finds out what we think of voter supression in Iowa. Gerrymandering is not a familiar word here. Our new districts were done by a computer.
‘Bring it’: Texas AG ramps up dispute with international group that wants to watch polls
2012 11:46 PM EDT
AP AUSTIN, Texas — Don’t mess with Texas elections. That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to international poll watchers who plan to come and observe voting on Election Day, tweeting “BRING IT” after the group took offense at being threatened with criminal charges from the state’s top prosecutor.
Abbott, a Republican with a tea party bent who has the “Don’t Tread on Me” logo on his Twitter page, drew a highly publicized line in the sand this week with a letter to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe.
International poll watchers meet with Polk County
Posted: Oct 29, 2012 6:42 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 6:42 PM CDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An international organization wants to observe voting on Nov. 6 in Iowa.
Members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe met Monday with Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald. They plan to visit other counties before deciding where to observe.
Fitzgerald says officials aren't obligated to let them watch, but he sees no problem with it.
In Texas, Attorney General Greg Abbott threatened to prosecute group members who approach the polls. Members of the organization include the United States and 55 countries in Europe and Central Asia.
In Iowa, Republican and Democratic party representatives also will watch voters.
Chad Olsen, the chief of staff for Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, says parties want to ensure nothing goes wrong in the battleground state.
A couple things.
1) Thank goodness we should all be Dems here with our huge tent and our respect for the opinions of others. If not go find an outlet at Fox or with Rush.
2) Sorry but history can tell you that birth control was used at the time of the Bible. Animal entrails/ coitus interruptus, etc. Folks will find a way.
What happened to all the small government stalwarts. Where is the Romney who said the church down the street can take careof disaster. Get rid of FEMA. Why it's a complete flip flop for Mittens.
Monday, Oct 29, 2012 10:13 AM CDT
Romney in 2011: Shut down FEMA, let the states handle it
During a primary debate, Romney suggested that states - or the private sector - should handle disaster relief
In June 2011, Mitt Romney said in a Republican primary debate that he “absolutely” thinks FEMA should be shut down, and disaster relief moved to the states.
Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post reported that Romney was asked by CNN’s John King if he thinks disaster relief would be better handled by the states. “Absolutely,” Romney said. “Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.”
“Including disaster relief, though?” King asked.
“We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids,” Romney said. “It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.”
Remember this??? I remember seeing the bodies floating and them sawing open
attics to get bodies out. I remember Austr., Cuba and third world countries
offering help, States can't be in charge of stuff like this and Romney
thinks all money should go to the states or better yet to churches and
Bush & Katrina
On 5 September 2005, Mrs. Bush and her husband, former president George
Bush, toured the Astrodome complex in Houston that is being used as
temporary lodging for thousands of displaced citizens from New Orleans and
visited with evacuees being housed there. On this walk-thru of the
make-shift quarters that amount to little more than a sea of cots in a wide
open room, they were accompanied by former president Bill Clinton and his
wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. The visit was intended as a bipartisan
show of support for victims and a as forum for announcing the creation of
the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, a charitable endeavor aimed at facilitating
short and long term relief efforts in the afflicted Gulf Coast states.
Later that day, Mrs. Bush was a guest on Marketplace, a show on public
radio. During that interview she made these remarks about her interactions
with the people quartered in the Astrodome:
Almost everyone I've talked to says, 'We're going to move to Houston.' What
I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas.
Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.
And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged
anyway, so this, this is working very well for them.
New Orleans residents housed in the various post-Katrina evacuation camps
(such as the Astrodome) lost to the hurricane and the subsequent flood their
loved ones, homes, jobs, pets, and their possessions. Their city sustained a
tremendous amount of damage that may take years to repair, and they may
never live there again. That they now have cots to sleep on, food, water,
medical care, and the protection of law and order probably isn't what most
of them would consider the book definition of events' "working very well for
Let's look at some facts. New Orleans was declared a disaster area on the
Saturday before the hurricane hit. The mayor of New Orleans messed up big
time by not seeing to the evacuation, the governor of the state of Louisiana
is totally to blame for not doing his job. Monday everyone thought they had
dodged the bullet until the levee broke and a major US city was under water.
Now no matter how much Bush and his cronies want to dismiss it is when the
federal government steps in. No state agencies or government is capable of
handling a disaster of this magnitude. Within hours every nearby state's
guard should have been on its way and every team of seals and on and on.
Yet, on Friday the federal government is still dithering. Meanwhile people
in nursing homes and hospitals and attics are dying. Many are not drowning
they are dying of heat stroke, and starvation and dehydration. Ten days
after the this catastrophe they are deciding to begin retreiving the bodies.
Please help me follow the reasoning of this author. Since New Orleans and
the state of Louisiana are noted for their corruption from the governor's
chair straight down to the New Orleans police department, therefore those
who are too poor or disabled or aged to leave the city under their own steam
deserved to die. Nice bit or reasonig there (compassionate conservatism, I
guess) Let's send our teflon coated prez a sign for his desk "the buck stops
here", unlike Prez H. S. Truman he can't seem to get a grip on that idea.
I never thought I could be embarrassed by our countries' actions toward it's
own but I am.
And Romney wants to do away with FEMA