Posts tagged "election 2012"


November 27th, 2012

OMG, you just have to listen to this...

My favourite parts:  

She spent “HOURS” online fighting against Obama. 

She’s pissed at Sarah Palin for not stepping up to the plate and running… for President… of the United States.  She drank the kool-aid, thinking that Sara didn’t run because she “has small children”.

She’s pissed at people for not “sharing” her YouTube posts on Facebook, because YEAH.. that’s how you win elections… 

She’s getting drunk off Buttershots.  

She keeps saying she doesn’t give a shit how other people think of her, but yet… she’s a Rush Limbaugh wannabe posting rants on the Interwebs.  

The United States is “now a socialist country”. 

She made an Andrew Breitbart: Conservative Hero video, which was an hour and a half long. (How?)

Language is VERY, VERY NSFW, but her delusions are hilarious and her anger at the popular vote increasing for Obama is even more so.  

November 14th, 2012

The President’s campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift—so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars.

Mitt Romney says the only reason Obama won is because he gave “big gifts” to blacks and Latinos.

Read the rest of his outrageous claims.

(via think-progress)

Go ahead, GOP… continue on this hubris trail of eliminating women and minorities, all the while going more conservative… Go AHEAD… Please.  

(via think-progress)

November 9th, 2012

True facts: Because @mittromney took his sweet ass time in conceding, my Internet somehow cut out JUST AS the Obama family got up to the mic.  I missed this entire speech on Election Night, despite the fact that I was up for nearly 24 hours before it began and was waiting just for this moment to go to sleep… 

The level of frustration was palpable.  I haven’t had a chance to pull it up before now and no doubt it’s been passed around on Tumblr for days… but, I wanted it on my blog.  

Somehow I caught a number of strange things the talking heads were saying on ABC as the results were trickling in… and one of things they said was, “you can write down all the people you think it will be in 2016, but all of those names will be obsolete when it comes time for the primaries.” 

I remember shaking my head and thinking, “What the hell?”  Because packing up the Dem state headquarters in Ohio in 2004, at least their temporary headquarters, the team I was a part of then, knew that in 2008 it would be Barack Obama vs. Hillary Clinton.  We brought up John Edwards’s name, but even then, he was kind of marginalized.  I guarantee you the race for 2016 began on November 7th.  Just please, no more Mitt and, GOP?  Whatever you do, no more Rick Perry, either.  I beg of you, learn from this election, because this was not as close as you want to pretend it was… Elections are more fun when you “get it” and you simply haven’t for a number of years / decades.  I’m kind of satisfied that the American people are starting to see through the bullshit.  

October 27th, 2012

My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people, not all of them, but most of them, who are still basing their decision on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that’s despicable.

— Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff (via apsies)

(via apsies)

October 24th, 2012

McCaskill cancels campaign activity for the week

sarahlee310:

2012swingstates:

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has canceled her campaign schedule for the week to be with her critically ill 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, who was in a St. Louis Hospital Intensive care unit.

According to McCaskill campaign spokeswoman Caitlin Legacki the senator has canceled campaign stops in Mount Vernon, Butler and Clinton and all other stops through the rest of the week. 

I applaud her for having her priorities straight, while cringing at the timing - not that there is anything she could do about that.  I sincerely hope that Missouri voters can see how she is demonstrating real family values and do not penalize her for doing the right thing.

If that were me and my mom?  She’d cuss me out the moment I arrived to watch over her in the hospital and tell me to get my ass out on the campaign trail.  

True story: for 48 hours, my mom was in incredible pain, vomiting blood, etc.  One hospital near their country home told her that she was just experiencing another kidney stone.  They got back to Houston, neither the pain stopped nor the vomiting and my mom got so very weak - that my dad called an ambulance.  For my family, this is a huge deal.  He got to the hospital - and then, called me around 3 a.m. and I had been studying for a test all night, and had just taken Tylenol PM.  He asked me to come to the hospital, so I did, and I lived like five minutes from it.  When I arrived, she was incredibly weak and completely out of it, but she kept saying, to me, “Go home and go study.”   

She said this as we had to remove her jewelry for the MRI.  She said this as we waited for the MRI results, as we waited for the on-call weekend surgeon.  We were informed that she had to have emergency surgery to repair a perforated ulcer.  After surgery, before we could see her, my dad left to get some sleep… and when I could go into her room in the ICU, she STILL said, “Go home and go study.”  I got my book out of my car, and a blanket and studied in her ICU room, while she slept, while I waited for my sister to get there.   And anytime I asked her if she needed anything, she said, “Go home and go study.”    

If that were to happen today, my mom would say one of two things: “Go home and get some sleep for the campaign.” or “Get back to work to win this election.”  I’m not even kidding.  

As a mom, McCaskill should know that her own mother would want her daughter’s dreams to come first.  Is McCaskill a doctor?  A surgeon?  Is there anything she’s going to be able to do in the hospital other than wait around?  Is this honestly a great use of her time and resources? 

A man, in the same situation, would ensure his mother had the care she required from the best possible people, would check in as much as possible with the doctors and nursing staff, and then, head back out on the campaign trail.  I applaud family values, but not stupid ones.  This - right here - is the very example of what men say when they say women have no dedication.  I don’t agree with it when they say it, but, seriously?  In this instance, they kind of have a point.  What parent, really, would want their child to remain by their bed side when they were ill, when that child were in a campaign like this one?  

…and, if she wasn’t ahead in the polls would she still be taking a week off?  NOTHING is guaranteed in an election cycle.  It ALWAYS comes down to the person that wants it more.   Before Akin’s comments went viral, McCaskill was losing this election.  She still can.  

*****

However, Chris has just informed me that this could be a benefit to McCaskill’s race, since she has a history of being perceived as a cold bitch… So… maybe I’m wrong… 

(Source: The Huffington Post)

October 23rd, 2012

good:

“You Don’t Own Me” PSA Featuring Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Tavi Gevinson, Carrie Brownstein, and More

Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of color and undocumented women make less than white citizens…

…This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let’s get active. Let’s get out every vote we can. Let’s make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let’s take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours!

When women vote, women win.

Thanks, Alessandra