Wednesday, 4/11/12, Public Square


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11 responses to “Wednesday, 4/11/12, Public Square

  1. prairie pond

    Very well said. And it goes for all humans. TPTB are desperate to hang on to what they have stolen from the “little people.” And that includes basic human equality, not just money.

  2. Basic human equality is one of the issues I see playing a larger part in the upcoming elections. If you compare the economic and social policies you see easily how republicans favor rich people and screw everyone else. When it comes to rights the more money you have the more rights you deserve and can buy in a republican world. There’s not a generous idea among them. I think it comes from their lack of community, their every man for himself philosophy.

    Add that to what I think will be a lack of enthusiasm (read turnout) among moderates and it’s an uphill climb for republicans. Their base of ‘Obama haters’ will turnout if Donald Duck is the candidate, but saner people won’t.

  3. Every Candidate Endorsed by God Has Now Lost to Mitt Romney

    It is unclear at this point whether God will even bother to offer anyone his apparently useless endorsement in the general election.

  4. Here are Santorum’s top 10 hits on Romney:

    1. LIAR: “If [Romney’s health care] policy is bad, the policy is bad. And a bad policy is one thing. But lying to the American people is something else.” [National Journal]

    2. “ULTIMATE FLIP-FLOPPER”: “He glosses over and doesn’t even tell the truth. … Here is a guy who is the ultimate flip-flopper running for president, and he’s attacking me for not being principled? That doesn’t wash.” [Examiner]

    3. ETCH A SKETCH CANDIDATE: “One of Governor Romney’s aides today on television said that Governor Romney, after he wins the primaries, will be like an [Etch A Sketch] — you take whatever he said and you can shake it up and it will be gone, and he’s going to draw a whole new picture for the general election.” [Washington Post]

    4. MIGHT AS WELL RE-ELECT OBAMA: “You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.” [AP]

    5. OBAMACARE: “He created the blueprint for Obamacare and advocated for exactly what Obamacare is, which is a mandated health insurance program…it is exactly the Massachusetts health care plan. …He is uniquely disqualified.” [MSNBC]

    6. “WORST REPUBLICAN IN THE COUNTRY”: “Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” [NBC]

    7. “WEAK CANDIDATE”: “We can’t nominate such a weak candidate. I’d love to be able to get one-on-one with Gov. Romney and expose the record that would be the weakest record we could possibly put up against Barack Obama.” [Huffington Post]

    8. “WALL STREET FINANCIER”: “I heard Governor Romney here called me an economic lightweight because I wasn’t a Wall Street financier like he was. Do you really believe this country wants to elect a Wall Street financier as the president of the United States? Do you think that’s the experience that we need? Someone who’s going to take and look after as he did his friends on Wall Street and bail them out at the expense of Main Street America.” [ABC]

    9. BUSINESS EXPERIENCE DOESN’T MATTER: “Running a business is not the same as being president of the United States.” [CNN]

    10. BAILOUT HYPOCRISY: “Governor Romney supported the bailout of Wall Street and decided not to support the bailout of Detroit. [AP]

  5. Ryan takes us back to the years of Bush2 with his budget plan. As if we didn’t remember that it didn’t work then and there’s nothing that has changed that would indicate it will work this time.

    Santorum led republicans took us back to the 60s when they began talking of limiting reliable contraception.

    Now we’re back in the 50s if we listen to Allen West

    Allen West: I’ve ‘Heard’ 80 House Democrats Are Communist Party Members

    At a town hall meeting in Jensen Beach, located in the district in which Congressman Allen West will be running for re-election in a new seat (FL-18), West states that, when asked how many members of the Democratic Party are card-carrying Marxist Socialists, that he believes that they are 78-81 members (in Congress) of the Democratic Party who belong to the Communist Party.

    • wicked

      Maybe West should learn the difference between Communism and Socialism. They’re not interchangeable. Totally different animals, but using them makes a person sound like they know something. They don’t. And why didn’t someone in the audience ask him which one he was? I fear his answer would have been, “I’m American!”

      • indypendent

        But yet West and other Republicans like those billionaire brothers whose family fortune was made off …..Communists. Then Daddy decided he did not like Communists so then he was said to worship Mussolini. Do some research……Mr. West…..and then report back to class.

  6. The most important thing to remember when you listen to Romney is that he takes whatever stance he thinks you want to hear. We could fill pages with his flip flops. He has no convictions stronger than his own eagerness to be president and continue to give more and more to those who have the most.

    Now when you remember that, and you hear him sound supportive of women, then remember that republicans don’t talk about what they do once they are elected. And, they don’t do what they talk about during the campaign.

    Just go back to the run-up to the 2010 mid-terms and remember they talked about jobs to get elected. Once elected they attacked women.

    Then remember who is the next most likely Supreme Court Justice to retire.

    That’s all you need to know!

  7. I suppose you’ve all heard Romney’s pitiful attempt to blame President Obama for waging War On Women. He trotted out two republican congresswomen — Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) — who made statements supporting Romney and in opposition of Obama.

    Yep! Both those congresswomen voted against the landmark Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 — which empowers women to seek restitution for pay discrimination — and both voted against the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have made it easier for women to fight pay inequality.

    This tactic proves to me how little Romney understands or respects women. Just because they have lady parts it doesn’t mean they have the sense God gave a goose. We know there are women who vote against their own best interests, but they don’t have any influence on women who pay attention and possess critical thinking skills. Remember Palin? Uh huh, her lady parts didn’t impress us either.

    Has he recently taken back his support of the Blunt Amendment which would have allowed employers to control decisions about women’s health care?

    Has he taken back his support of the ‘Personhood’ amendments which criminalize hormonal birth control?

    What about his plan to “get rid of Planned Parenthood”?

    Does he still need to ask Ann what women are talking about?

    And he’ll need to get back to you on that tricky question about whether he supports equal pay for women!