Thanks to PL reader Elaine Garris Rupert for this graphic.
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This is what the continuous parsing and tweaking and rewording of the definition of rape adds up to. In November, you’ll get to decide who gets elected. And who doesn’t.
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In this election year, we are hearing much rhetoric from the right wing in support of abolishing “job-killing regulations.” Of course, there is a current example of what a completely “free” market looks like: Somalia, the ugliest, saddest, most unsafe place on Earth, where the people are at the complete mercy of the local thugs. Is that what we want America to look like?
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It’s good to see that Americans can see causes and effects, and we’re not the flatworms that Fox News and the Republican Party often take us for. A new poll by Quinnipiac University indicates that 54 percent of Americans think Bush is to blame for exploding the federal deficit and swelling unemployment, whereas just 27 percent believe it is President Obama’s fault.
Those figures are bad news for Republicans, who are hoping to use the nation’s poor economic state as a key issue in 2012.
GOP lawmaker Dan Webster saw his town hall meeting in Florida devolve into a series of shouting matches. It looks like Americans are starting to wake up to the implications of the Republican plan to “balance the budget” while further cutting taxes for the wealthiest. The more these stories and videos get out, the more awake and angry citizens we will see. As we’ve learned in North Africa, images of rebellion breed more rebellion.
As for the full “deer in the headlights,” this veteran politician gets so desperate he quotes Hilary Clinton to defend his position. (!) Big lollies there.
As the prophet Hosea says, “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.” U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan was feeling a bit of a breeze at this town hall meeting when some seniors showed up to discuss the topic of taxes and Medicare. Outside the town hall, several senior citizens with small paper signs stood near Mr. Ryan’s car. Congressman Ryan bravely ducked a TV interview so he could sneak out the back door and leave in a different car.
Here’s the second poster in our War on Women campaign. Click on the image to download a printer-friendly version. We also created a version that doesn’t include the word “Republican” for folks who would like to use this as a way to reach out to people who wouldn’t ordinarily identify themselves as liberal.
Ohio’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives is scared to pass SB 5, which ends collective bargaining rights, because of the people’s outcry and the fast-moving recall campaigns mounted in Wisconsin. DUH, WINNING!