Bob Dylan - Only A Pawn In Their Game (by rgdoub)
Bruce Springsteen at Charlottesville Obama For America Rally (by BruceSpringsteen)
Foreign policy debate hindered by media insistance on McCain credibility (by adalrich00)
Noam Chomsky confronted by right wing twat (by odysseylifepath)
Rep Marcia Fudge defends UN Ambassador Susan Rice from attacks by Sen McCain (by CAPcongress)
Obama To GOP On Susan Rice: “If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me” (by Adalrich William)
Where Did the Debt Come From? (by seeprogress)
“Papa” John Schnatter, Papa John’s founder and CEO, is back in the headlines once more for his assertion that there’s no way on God’s green Earth he can afford to provide health care for a portion of his employees, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Now, Schnatter hasn’t been hurting for…
President Barack Obama was re-elected despite attempts by Republicans to paint him as an angry, socialist liberal, African-American infringing on religious rights.
For the first time in US history, gay marriage was legalised by popular vote in three states. And in another first for the country, two states legalised marijuana for recreational use.
It was also a good day for the political representation of women in the US as 20 - the highest ever number - were elected to the senate.
Similarly, the fact that so many Republicans this week think that all Hispanics care about is amnesty, all women want is abortions (and lots of them) and all teenagers want is to sit on their couches and smoke tons of weed legally, that tells you everything you need to know about the hopeless, anachronistic cluelessness of the modern Republican Party. A lot of these people, believe it or not, would respond positively, or at least with genuine curiosity, to the traditional conservative message of self-reliance and fiscal responsibility.
But modern Republicans will never be able to spread that message effectively, because they have so much of their own collective identity wrapped up in the belief that they’re surrounded by free-loading, job-averse parasites who not only want to smoke weed and have recreational abortions all day long, but want hardworking white Christians like them to pay the tab. Their whole belief system, which is really an endless effort at congratulating themselves for how hard they work compared to everyone else (by the way, the average “illegal,” as Rush calls them, does more real work in 24 hours than people like Rush and me do in a year), is inherently insulting to everyone outside the tent – and you can’t win votes when you’re calling people lazy, stoned moochers.
It’s hard to say whether it’s good or bad that the Rushes of the world are too clueless to realize that it’s their attitude, not their policies, that is screwing them most with minority voters. If they were self-aware at all, Mitt Romney would probably be president right now. So I guess we should be grateful that the light doesn’t look like it will ever go on. But wow, is their angst tough to listen to.
|—||Hey, Rush Limbaugh: ‘Starting an Abortion Industry’ Won’t Win You Female Voters | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone|
Rachel Maddow on Obama’s Re-election (by Tumwatl)