Posts tagged election 2012.

George Will Exposes GOP’s Weak Response To Fluke Outrage

- showing the power conservative media has over the Republican party

reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

azspot:

Joe Heller

As usual, President Obama is the only one making sense.

liberalsarecool:

Pro-life is OFFICALLY over. The meaningless political stance [who isn’t pro-life?] is now a front for pro-suffering and pro-indifference, matched by their previous pro-torture policies.

The GOP, the supposed party of life, cheers affirmative when countered, “should society let this man die” after being asked who hypothetically should help an uninsured man with cancer.

A for-profit health care system championed by the Republicans is the worst case of hypocrisy you can imagine. Every life is precious? My ass. If you don’t have money, then you’re on your own.

Ron Paul, a doctor, says “freedom is your own risk?” What a vacuous shitty thing to say about a very specific situation. His sage medical wisdom and years of public service comes down to “sucks to be you”.

Countries on our level like Japan, Germany, France, England, and even Iraq take care of their own through socialized health care, regardless of money.

America is the ONLY country in the world where you go bankrupt due to medical costs.

The GOP/Tea Party/Libertarian fish rotted from the head down. Last night, we got a whiff of the smell.

Even Rick Perry was shocked: “I was a bit taken aback by that myself. We’re the party of life. We ought to be coming up with ways to save lives.”

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Is Barack Obama responsible for our current economic problems? ›

Is Barack Obama responsible for our current economic problems? Should Gov. Rick Perry of Texas get credit for his state’s relative prosperity through the Great Recession? Investor’s Business Daily thinks the answers are clear: “By almost every measure, Texas has done far better over the past two and a half years under Perry’s stewardship than the nation as a whole has done under Obama’s.” Specifically, says I.B.D., since Obama’s term begin in 2009, Texas has surpassed the United States as a whole in adding jobs, lowering unemployment and increasing economic growth and wages.

If we really want to look at it, There’s one constant -  George W. Bush.  He essentially put in place the mechanisms that would lead to a boom for the Texas state economy (having served as Governor from 1995-2000), then destroyed the national economy by boosting and supporting the two leading economies of the state, energy and defense (high oil prices/conflict).

Huntsman on the Hunt…


Sunday morning talking heads mash up…

leftish:

Hatched from out of Bush’s Brain??  Oh, dear…

Palestinian refugees flee Latakia, Syria during a four-day assault by government forces; France and Germany hold economic talks; and President Obama and Gov. Rick Perry of Texas campaign in Iowa.

Rick Perry's Army of God - The Texas Observer ›

Just in time for Gov. Perry to enter the race….

robot-heart-politics:

On September 28, 2009, at 1:40 p.m., God’s messengers visited Rick Perry.

On this day, the Lord’s messengers arrived in the form of two Texas pastors, Tom Schlueter of Arlington and Bob Long of San Marcos, who called on Perry in the governor’s office inside the state Capitol. Schlueter and Long both oversee small congregations, but they are more than just pastors. They consider themselves modern-day apostles and prophets, blessed with the same gifts as Old Testament prophets or New Testament apostles.

The pastors told Perry of God’s grand plan for Texas. A chain of powerful prophecies had proclaimed that Texas was “The Prophet State,” anointed by God to lead the United States into revival and Godly government. And the governor would have a special role.

The day before the meeting, Schlueter had received a prophetic message from Chuck Pierce, an influential prophet from Denton, Texas. God had apparently commanded Schlueter—through Pierce—to “pray by lifting the hand of the one I show you that is in the place of civil rule.”

Gov. Perry, it seemed.

Schlueter had prayed before his congregation: “Lord Jesus I bring to you today Gov. Perry. … I am just bringing you his hand and I pray Lord that he will grasp ahold of it. For if he does you will use him mightily.”

And grasp ahold the governor did. At the end of their meeting, Perry asked the two pastors to pray over him. As the pastors would later recount, the Lord spoke prophetically as Schlueter laid his hands on Perry, their heads bowed before a painting of the Battle of the Alamo. Schlueter “declared over [Perry] that there was a leadership role beyond Texas and that Texas had a role beyond what people understand,” Long later told his congregation.

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The movement’s top prophets and apostles believe they have a direct line to God. Through them, they say, He communicates specific instructions and warnings. When mankind fails to heed the prophecies, the results can be catastrophic: earthquakes in Japan, terrorist attacks in New York, and economic collapse. On the other hand, they believe their God-given decrees have ended mad cow disease in Germany and produced rain in drought-stricken Texas.

Their beliefs can tend toward the bizarre. Some consider Freemasonry a “demonic stronghold” tantamount to witchcraft. The Democratic Party, one prominent member believes, is controlled by Jezebel and three lesser demons. Some prophets even claim to have seen demons at public meetings. They’ve taken biblical literalism to an extreme. In Texas, they engage in elaborate ceremonies involving branding irons, plumb lines and stakes inscribed with biblical passages driven into the earth of every Texas county.

If they simply professed unusual beliefs, movement leaders wouldn’t be remarkable. But what makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and government. The new prophets and apostles believe Christians—certain Christians—are destined to not just take “dominion” over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the “Seven Mountains” of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. They believe they’re intended to lord over it all. As a first step, they’re leading an “army of God” to commandeer civilian government.

In Rick Perry, they may have found their vessel. And the interest appears to be mutual.

It sounds like The Onion, but it’s not. It’s really, really not.

Obama Signs Debt-Limit Plan to Avoid Default at Deadline ›

fertilizermarkets:

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama signed a debt- limit compromise that prevents a U.S. default on the day the Treasury had warned the nation’s borrowing authority would expire, ending a months-long debate that reinforced partisan divisions over federal spending.

The Senate voted 74-26 for the measure, which raises the nation’s debt ceiling until 2013 and threatens automatic spending cuts to enforce $2.4 trillion in spending reductions over the next 10 years. It won backing from 45 Democrats, 28 Republicans and one independent. The House passed the plan yesterday.

Obama said approval of the measure is a “first step” on a path that must include increased revenue and spending cuts.

“We can’t balance the budget on the backs of the very people who have borne the brunt of this recession,” the president said in the White House Rose Garden.

Islamophobic Conspiracy Theorist Frank Gaffney Advising Michele Bachmann On Foreign Policy ›

cognitivedissonance:

It’s safe to assume that Bachmann is getting a regular dose of Gaffney’s crazy anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. Gaffney’s Islamophobia is well-documented. Last year he released a report purporting to document the threat posed by Islamic law in the U.S. (no Muslims actually contributed to the report). Among the report’s wild accusations, one was that members of the Obama administration are part of the “Iran lobby.” Gaffney thinks the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to infiltrate the American conservative movement. Before her confirmation to the Supreme Court, Gaffney claimed Elana Kagan would impose Sharia law on America. He even accused Gen. David Petraeus of “submission” to Sharia and thinks the president is secretly Muslim.

Um…