Posts tagged ‘2012’
For the right, protecting life is solely about abortion. There’s no interest in providing pre-natal care or medical care. And the moment the birth is announced, they don’t give a shit about the kid – especially if it isn’t white. Not only do they spend a large percentage of time railing about cutting back on assisting the poor (another real “WWJD” leadership moment from the Christian Republicans), but these cuts are always associated with black people on welfare. Yet the race who who receives the largest percentage of food stamps is white. And if it’s not black, it’s about how hispanics are destroying the economy because they get so many food stamps. The “other immigrant status” of recipients accounts for 3% of total distribution. 3% isn’t changing the world. It would be better if it were 2% or 1%, sure. But 3% is hardly bringing America too it’s knees nor is it ruining the entire system – and it’s certainly not a widespread problem.
Catholics Warn Gingrich, Santorum On Race Baiting
The signers of the open letter, which was released Friday (Jan. 20), cited Gingrich’s repeated criticisms of Barack Obama as a “food stamp president” who encourages government dependency for the poor, especially for African-Americans.
They also criticized Santorum’s statement that he does not want “to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”
“Some presidential candidates now courting ‘values voters’ seem to have forgotten that defending human life and dignity does not stop with protecting the unborn,” the authors write.
“We remind Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Santorum that Catholic bishops describe racism as an ‘intrinsic evil’ and consistently defend vital government programs such as food stamps and unemployment benefits that help struggling Americans.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, [over] one-third of food-stamp recipients are white, while 22 percent are African-American and 16 percent Hispanic. Some 41 percent of all recipients live in households where family members are employed. Surveys show that strong majorities of Americans say they do not want food stamp programs cut.
Food Stamp Participants: http://www.fns.usda.gov/ora/MENU/Published/snap/FILES/Participation/2010Characteristics.pdf
Oh stop…it’s too funny. These “leading candidates for the Republican nomination” are just one hysterical idiot after another. I can’t believe this moron has been in charge of Texas for the past 12 years. Can’t….stop…laughing…
On the less-funny front: People are really supporting these people.
Back to the enjoyment:
Rick Perry “Strong” Ad Is Most Unpopular YouTube Video
What an…..ID DEEE YUTT. Libya???? REALLY?? Friggin’ LIBYA is a big stumbling block for you?? My God, even Sarah Palin can (probably) answer a question about Libya!!! You can hardly find a news outlet that has not covered Libya in the past few weeks. It’s literally….EVERYWHERE.
How can you possibly be both a presidential candidate AND be unprepared to talk about Libya???
How can you possibly have to clarify “which Libya” we’re talking about?? What the hell? Herman Cain….what an idiot. That is approaching the idiocy of Palin not being able to answer where she reads about current events (reading stuff….hell, reading words and such is for fancy elitist Democrats).
Unlike some of the accusations, this dumbfulness (already TM this word) I can see with my own eyes. Watch him looking at the ceiling (no, Jesus ain’t gonna help you run your damn head or help you make up crap) and watch him jumping around in his chair.
I thought for sure this was the end of Rick Perry. But he knew – it wasn’t the end. His handlers looked around at the other evolution-denying idiots he’s running with and (accurately) said “these other GOP candidates are just as stupid as this one. We’re fine”. And they’re RIGHT. This kind of shit would be a killer for any Democrat, because the bar is MUCH higher. Hell Howard Dean was killed by the Dems for far (far) less. It’s nutso.
Here’s what I thought was the end of Rick. How can a serious presidential candidate say he would get rid of the department of EDUCATION. It’s….I’m (almost) speechless:
If not maybe this one. If you show this to someone who doesn’t know who Rick Perry is, that person will bet 10:1 that this person is totally hammered.
“How you beat Obama? Beat him with a Cain!”
There is no way a presidential candidate said this.
This is just a golden delivery by Perry. It’s a complete ender, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Howard Dean’s scream.
Thanks to Gordon for posting: http://gordonkeith.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/was-rick-perry-drunk-on-friday-night/
If a 400-pound person says “Dang, you eat a lot of food”, then you really eat a lot of food.
If Darth Vader says you’re really a control freak, then you are really a…you get the idea.
So if Republicans are calling you an inconsistent flip-flopper…well, there’s not much doubt – you are really a flip-floppin’ hypocrite. And if they’re calling you these things even though you are the GOP front-runner…ouch. And throw in a reference to you being like Dukakis? Wow!
Conservative mainstay George Will isn’t exactly jumping on the Mitt Romney bandwagon.
Writing in Sunday’s Washington Post, he bashes the GOP contender for failing to take consistent positions on many key issues. “A straddle is not a political philosophy; it is what you do when you do not have one,” Will writes.
Will calls Romney’s subtly shifting positions on ethanol subsidies, for example, “a policy pretzel.”
He also takes aim at Romney’s failure to express a clear opinion last week about an Ohio ballot initiative that would affect collective bargaining rights in the state.
Romney, Will continues, “is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable; he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate…Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis.”
This is hardly the first time Mitt Romney has been accused of inconsistency, of course. His changing positions on healthcare, immigration, climate change, and more have made for frequent charges of hypocrisy from his GOP rivals, not to mention liberal critics like Jon Stewart.
Stewart shows clips of a couple of Romney flip-flops, including the Ohio debacle:
But then Steward proceeds to say why Romney can do this in a look at the competition: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-october-27-2011/indecision-2012—scared-mittless