Steve and I went to Magic Mountain today and had such a great time. It's so fun-- steve pretends to be scared, and I comfort…
Steve and Jesus are: Having Problems. I think He's Cheating! Oh, Father, where art thou
Come on, Ms Halbert and Mr Ford, jump on board!
Victor, I am already here and I'm fine with everyone but you
It appears to me that President Obama's one great weakness, in spite of his MANY laudable, honorable and admirable characteristics, is that he really did (does?) believe that he can change the way things operate in Washington and, if he just continues to act decent towards them, he seems to think Republicans will "come around" and start acting in the best interest of those they are elected to govern rather than in the best interest of themselves and their special interests. It's too bad that President Obama does not have LBJ's killer political instincts. Personally, I wish he'd taken it to the goddamn republicans, hard, the first two years of his term and told 'em flat out, "the people voted for me and change and I'm gonna give it to 'em regardless of whether you fuckups like it or not." He didn't want to do that. He thought if he treated them decently and honorably they would be honorable. He didn't understand how serious the republicans were when they said, like rush limbaugh, they want to see him fail. They did not, and do not, care if they destroy america so long as President Obama was not allowed to clean up the mess they left him.
I think the President now realizes this. I hope we can give him a second term with Democratic majorities in both houses and that, this time, he does with those majorities what we elected him to do....change things.
I believe a quote from author Kirk Eichenwald best answers your question, OTP.
Mr. Eichenwald wrote, "Lying has become so ingrained into the conservatives dialogue that they are now dangerously demagogic or, worse, severely unhinged."
I really can't tell whether they know they're lying, or if they have, indeed, become so unhinged they actually believe the things they say.
The entire article is worth reading, perhaps most especially for Republicans who wish to save their party, assuming any still exist.
Here's a link: http://kurteichenwald.com/2012/09/the-five…
Computerwhiz, all the Poles I know are voting for Obama. My cousin married one, so I know a good many. Also, I believe there are many Poles in Chicago, Obama's hometown, and most of them are voting for him, as well. They think it's offensive when republicans don't capitalize Poles, you know.
Would would've thought that the Commercial Appeal putting up a paywall would ruin the Flyer's comment section?
I've paid attention to the Republican party's actions since I came of voting age during the Age of Reagan and as a result have become an angry white male. I've become angry about how the Republican's attempt to take from the poor, and the middle class, and give to the rich. I've become angry about how the Republicans seek to gain power by creating divisions between people based on class, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and wealth. I've become angry about how Republicans lie without shame in an attempt further their goals. I've become angry about how Republicans seek to destroy our constitutional freedoms by creating fear. The more angry I become, the more resolved I am to help put that party out of "business," as Ms Graham says.
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