Posts tagged: republicans
Trayvon Case Not Exactly Top Priority for Florida’s GOP Governor
From our Florida bureau:
Last Monday, Rick Scott—Florida’s beleaguered freshman tea party governor—made a powerful executive decision: He signed legislation to require drug tests of state employees. On Friday, he acted decisively and signed a controversial pro-school-prayer bill into law. His top cop, Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi, spent the week on one of her top priorities: promoting the state’s Supreme Court case against President Obama’s health care reforms. The state’s Republican Party this week also began airing a new pro-Scott ad, two years ahead of his next election, and Scott’s also taken to bragging about his recent legislative accomplishments.
Somewhere in there, the governor addressed Trayvon Martin’s killing…
Read the rest of the story on the Republican’s complicated relationship with minorities in Florida.
Santorum Takes Climate Change Denial To A Biblical Level
Climate change denial has become a litmus test for modern Republicans, but Rick Santorum, in his fondness for melding faith and government, has become one of the precious few to cite the Bible as evidence that the science-accepting crowd has it all wrong — and apparently the first to bring that thinking to the presidential stage.
“We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit,” Santorum told a Colorado crowd earlier this month.
He went on to call climate change “an absolute travesty of scientific research that was motivated by those who, in my opinion, saw this as an opportunity to create a panic and a crisis for government to be able to step in and even more greatly control your life.”
THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING THIS HAPPEN IN AMERICA! THE ENTIRE WORLD! Yes that was in all caps because I was yelling. I’m so embarrassed and I’m not the one saying this shit. But people will say, “Americans are stupid” not just Santorum and his ilk. I can’t not blog about politics because our politicians have turned into televangelists. Un-freaking-believable! ~ Kim
Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich SuperPAC chair, in one of the most blatant examples of GOP racism in recent memory. Apparently, African-American children had no role models until Red Tails. I could barely believe what I was watching.
Watch the video for yourself:
I thought Al Sharpton was going to lose his shit completely. I wouldn’t blame him.
I would have fully supported that bitch slap. For the record, military historical societies supported the “Red Tails” screenings across the branches. It was promoted as a kick off to Black History Month. It’s also a pretty good movie.
The black community has plenty of patriotic role models. I’m married to one. This is just ignorance to the 15th power. I’m so tired of the race-baiting.
I guess I need to tell Phylicia Rashad and Neil deGrasse Tyson that they can no longer be my role models. A white man said there were no positive Black role models before “Red Tails”, so it must be true. /sarcasm
So because somehow Newt was connected to a showing of a hollywood movie featuring black flyboys as the stars, FINALLY now African Americans have role models they can be proud of. And they, of course, owe it all to Newt Gingrich. What the fuck did I miss.
Oh, and apparently those demonic democrats are aborting the black community’s children.
Gingrich’s blanket condemnation of “really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods” is unbelievably disgusting. And it’s disrespectful of the overwhelming majority of those children and their families who live their lives with far more integrity and far less cash than Gingrich ever will.
This is absolutely disgusting, and what makes it even more disguising is that he’s using remarks like this to justify getting rid of child labor laws, he wants kids from “really poor neighborhoods” doing janitorial jobs and such at their schools (this was an actual example we used), and when he says “really poor kids from really poor neighborhoods” it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to know what demographic or race he’s talking about.
If he still has a chance in the candidacy bid then I want to fucking move. I can’t remember ever hearing anything good come from this asshole in all his years spent on capitol hill. His stance has always been “the rich need to be taken care of because they make our jobs, but when that fails the poor should clean up the mess because they provide no other monetary value.” There are very few people in this world I want to die more than Gingrich.
Why is it easier for you to believe that 150 million people are lazy and stupid than 400 people are greedy and malicious?
Remember kids: “Obamacare,” before it was “Romneycare,” was known as the “Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993” and was written by the Republican Party. Republicans were for the individual mandate before they were against it.
Andrew Breitbart, fantasizing about starting a civil war and killing liberals at a Boston Tea Party event.
I’d like to compare and contrast for a second. Conservatives got all riled up over Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa’s comments on Labor Day. At a rally in Detroit, he said, “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. And President Obama we want one thing: Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s what we’re going to tell him. He’s going to be - and when he sees what we’re doing here he will be inspired. But he needs help and you know what? Everybody here’s got to vote. If we go back and keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to America where we belong!”
So he’s talking about voting anti-union politicians out of office. Conservatives self-righteously condemned his remarks as “thuggery” and “hate speech.” Tea Party Express leader Amy Kremer said, “It is high time that elected leaders like President Obama were held accountable when their key supporters engage in harmful and divisive rhetoric.” Well, I think Breitbart’s quite clear, particularly when he says, “We outnumber them in this country and we have the guns…”
Penn Bullock at Towleroad writes, “On the face of it, Breitbart’s admission demands a congressional or criminal investigation. If he’s implying that military officials have pledged their armed support to him and the right-wing, those officials are guilty of treason. If Breitbart is lying, he’s diagnosable.” I’d agree. If (and that’s a big IF) he’s telling the truth, those “military officials” are supporting armed insurrection against the American government and its people. The military tends to frown on its members doing that.
Watch the video of Breitbart’s remarks here. So, how long before Breitbart gets on Fox News and whines about it being taken out of context? Hoffa’s comment was taken out of context. This isn’t. This is talking about bullets v. ballot boxes and the bullets winning.
That’s an intelligent way to respond to random death threats, threaten to kill liberals in a bloody war. This is a very clear and very direct threat unlike any I’ve ever seen. Conservatives love to make gun and violence based political statements but yeah for the most part it’s just to rally the base, this however is something else, this is “I can’t wait till I can shoot a liberal that called me names with the military behind me.”
I’m reblogging this because if this doesn’t frighten you then you aren’t paying attention.
It scares me to know that there are people who glorify the death of others based on their political ideology and it scares me that he is not the only one.