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Posts tagged Republican
Rep. Allen West, (R-Fla.) in a recent interview with NPR. He’s also compared himself to Harriet Tubman in the past, saying, “I’m here as the modern day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”
You are not Abraham Lincoln or Harriet Tubman.
And God did not open the door. The voters of Florida did. It’s labeled “Exit”
Easy. In Virginia, first Governor Bob McDonnell signs a law that says abortion clinics will be subject to the same regulations as hospitals. (Not outpatient clinics that do things like plastic surgery or oral surgery, mind you, just abortion clinics.)
Then you pass a bunch of regulations for new hospital construction (like minimum hallway widths and specific ventilation systems), and remove the clause that exempts existing hospitals.
Voila! All 20 abortion providers in Virginia will have to make costly renovations, endangering their ability to continue operating.
The Virginia Board of Health didn’t want to do it. When they passed the regulations in June, they grandfathered in the existing clinics. But Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli threatened the Board with legal and financial consequences if they failed to remove the exemption, and for good measure, Governor McDonnell appointed a new Board member - Dr. John Seeds, vice chairman of the anti-abortion group OBGYNS for Life. Lo and behold, they got what they wanted.
Google ‘Virginia’ ‘Cuccinelli’ ‘abortion’ to learn more.
See also Mississippi, Utah, and Arizona.
In a long floor statement Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) excoriated Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on government dependency, again suggesting that the Republican presidential candidate himself may have dodged taxes.
Romney, he said, “only wants to be president of half the United States of America” — a response to Romney’s remark that 47 percent of Americans are “victims” who cannot be shaken from their dependence on government.
Reid said that Romney was disparaging toward — and hoping to raise taxes on — the elderly, the disabled, young students and members of the military.
“The 47 percent are ordinary, hard-working Americans who deserve respect – especially from a man who wants to be their president,” Reid said. “They’re not avoiding their tax bills using Cayman Island tax shelters or Swiss bank accounts, like Mitt Romney.”
Mitt Romney’s plan to “replace” President Obama’s new immigration policy would only allow immigrants to avoid deportation if they served in the military, according to Talking Points Memo.
Romney outlined what he called a “civil but resolute” approach to undocumented immigration in a speech before the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Orlando, where he also vowed to give spouses and young children priority in the green-card allocation process.
Last week, the Obama administration issued an order preventing the deportation of 800,000 immigrants who had been brought into the country before the age of 16. Under Obama’s plan, immigrants would be eligible if they were under 30 and had lived in the country for five years while earning a high school diploma or GED, or enlisting in the military. It would not be a path to citizenship, as proposed by the DREAM Act, but would grant them a two-year period in which to apply for a work permit.
But if you’re a draft-dodging Mormon (like Mitt Romney) and you still want to be a citizen, is there another way? It sure is a good thing that draft-dodging Mitt Romney didn’t have to adhere to his own rule. Ahhh…Double-standards…the hallmark of the Republican Party.
“Quit distorting my words. If I see it, it’s bullshit.”
— Sick Rantorum to NY Times Reporter Jeff Zeleny
The beauty part? The Rmoney camp is forced to side with the librul media, speaking the truth for once:
“What we saw today was an epic temper tantrum from a desperate and flailing candidate.”
— Ryan Williams, Rmoney Spokesmodel
ALASKA LAWMAKER WOULD ONLY ALLOW WOMEN ABORTIONS WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR IMPREGNATORS (Yes, He’s a Republican.)
He stated, “If I thought that the man’s signature was required… required, in order for a woman to have an abortion, I’d have a little more peace about it…” He didn’t say whether a rapist would be able to send his signature by fax from prison, or not. But he’ll have “peace” and women will require a permission slip for their own bodies.
There’s nothing more patriotic than shrieking “USA! USA!” at two men who kissed in front of you:
Rick Santorum was well into his speech during a campaign rally in Arlington Heights, Ill., on Friday when two men in the crowd embraced in a rather passionate kiss, prompting a “mic check” and two guards to escort them from the rally.
The crowd reacted with audible screams, gasps and wagging fingers. Another man jumped up and followed the pair out as the audience began chanting “U-S-A” until they left the gym at Christian Liberty Academy where Santorum was speaking.
Kirsten Boyd Johnson brings the snark over at Wonkette:
What’s this, two men interrupting Rick Santorum’s banal rambling to lock lips in a simple act of protest against homophobia? ACTION TEAM FORCE PATRIOTISM TO THE RESCUE. Watch the excitable wingnuts spring into action and holler “U-S-A” over and over in a heroic attempt to ward off decency and tolerance from their midst. How about some finger pointing, would finger pointing help, too?
This lady is on it, oh boy is she:
Dear God no! Look at those men! Look at what they’re doing! It’s so, so, SINFUL!
I watched Fox News today (yes, I hate myself) and listened to commentators defending various radically restrictive anti-abortion laws, including Texas’ new law. The biggest line of defense seems to be, “Well, we just want women to have all the information. We want to make sure they have the right information before they make such a life-altering choice that can cause mental disorders or cancer.”
And the war on women rolls on…
A few things:
adorableenraging you think people take a decision like abortion so cavalierly that the state must step in.
- People with uteri also have agency and can ask for information. We’re not stupid.
- There’s many folks out there who do not regret getting abortions and often report relief. Nor is abortion linked to mental illness or cancer. From the Guttmacher Institute: “Mandatory counseling laws in a number of states require women seeking an abortion to receive information, purportedly medically accurate, that has no basis in fact. Among other things, mandatory counseling can require that a woman be told that having an abortion increases her risk of breast cancer, infertility and mental illness. In reality, none of these claims are medically accurate. These laws not only represent a gross intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship, they serve to propagate misinformation, intentionally misinforming the patient on important medical matters.”
- Because when I’m looking for health information, the first place I look is the STATE LEGISLATURE. Totally better than my doctor, right? Shit, I’d prefer Wikipedia versus the state legislature.
And by the way, conservatives cannot logically claim any longer their opposition to the Affordable Health Care Act stems from the government coming between patient and provider. Allowing my physician to keep possible life-saving information from me, mandating said physician perform unnecessary tests or give false information — regardless of the physician’s own judgement, etc…. that’s all a lot of government coming between my doctor and me.
Note to Republicans: The book pictured below is not an instruction manual.
Bold added for emphasis
Last week, at a rally at a Christian college in Michigan, Rick Santorum called the president “particularly weak” on religious freedom. He insisted that “freedom of religion” is much more than “freedom of worship” confined within a church’s four walls, which even “tyrants” support. “When you have the president of the United States referring to freedom of religion and you have the secretary of state referring to the freedom of religion, not as the freedom of religion but the freedom of worship, you should get very, very nervous,” he warned.
When conservatives cry “freedom of religion” and insist they mean something more than “freedom of worship,” this is what they mean: religious freedom is not just the freedom to gather in a room and pray one morning a week. It is the freedom to impose one’s own religious values on others. Free expression of religion entails the right to reason from religious principles in the public square and — with sufficient electoral support — to enshrine those principles in law and social institutions. If Obama does not support this view, they argue, then he is hardly a true American.
Over the course of American history, “religious freedom” has been a shape-shifter invoked just as often in the name of prejudice (in 19th-century Protestant campaigns against Catholic schools; in fundamentalist colleges’ racial discrimination a hundred years later) as on behalf of liberty. It is a code phrase alternately benign and sinister, much like that other clever cloak for bigotry, “states’ rights.” In the context of the 2012 race, the charge that Obama subverts religious freedom is a code meant to label the president as an impostor, a blasphemer of the American gospel who adheres to another religion entirely.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s Republican opponent for Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District is Joe the Plumber.
This is gonna be good. A hardcore, well-loved progressive with labor support versus Joe the Plumber?
It sort of makes me want to move to Toledo.
You’re right, Anderson Cooper. That’s a ridiculous idea. Almost as ridiculous as JOE THE FUCKING PLUMBER being a serious contender for Congress. Bravo, Ohio Republicans.
Sarah Palin trolled us from 2008, y’all.
Should be interesting to say the least.
So, Republicans have spent the last year whipping people up into a frenzy about (so-called) widespread voter fraud, which we know from Bush’s term cannot be proven to exist, right? Many states have passed voter restriction bills that are blatantly unconstitutional and likely to draw the fire of the Dept. of Justice and the Federal Government.
But, these same scumbag Republicans can’t seem to run their own caucuses and primaries and actually determine who won.
They’re committing voter fraud to prove the existence of voter fraud.
Mitt Romney, at Wednesday’s CNN debate in Arizona.
Hey, you know what prevents unwanted pregnancy? This.
Love the insinuation that poverty IS child abuse. And the racism. That throwaway remark is quite possibly one of the worst things to come out of last night’s debate.
I could say more, but Elon James White said it much better than I ever could:
I salute you, sir.
They say that President Obama is a Muslim, but if he isn’t, he’s a secularist who is waging war on religion. On some days he’s a Nazi, but on most others he’s merely a socialist. His especially creative opponents see him as having a “Kenyan anti-colonial worldview,” while the less adventurous say that he’s an elitist who spent too much time in Cambridge, Hyde Park and other excessively academic precincts.
Whatever our president is, he is never allowed to be a garden-variety American who plays basketball and golf, has a remarkably old-fashioned family life and, in the manner we regularly recommend to our kids, got ahead by getting a good education.