- 65% of voters believe that President Obama has a mandate to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans after being reelected last month. That includes 45 percent of the Republicans surveyed as well.
- 64% of voters believe that President Obama also has a mandate to protect programs like Medicare and Social Security during his next term. Considering Senate Republicans are now relying on filibusters of their own proposals related to the “fiscal cliff,” something tells us that Speaker Boehner was probably correct in telling House Republicans not to make holiday plans this year. source
So according to Limbaugh, if you’re a man supporting Romney, you’re just a man supporting Romney—but a man supporting Obama is apparently gay.
Stay classy, Limbaugh.
You’ve got to love how Limbaugh (and by extension, his listeners) will smear the living fuck out of anything that doesn’t fit squarely into the GOP message.
For example, a republican governor having praise for a democrat president because they pulled together in the face of a disaster. The GOP has turned into a bunch of fucking children.
President Barack Obama
Apparently this is a controversial statement? Even though it’s true? (via annaetc)
I tried but failed to find (lol logic) what is controversial about it. Never mind the notion that no human being is an island, there’s still the pesky truth about roads, law enforcement, municipal services, and schools. Unless you were spontaneously born with some magically affixed bootstraps in a bubble in the vacuum of space, and arrive on earth fully formed without the assistance of NASA, you did not become whoever you are without other human beings.
There is literally no one in the Republican party I don’t hate right now.
That’s exactly it. It flies in the face of their narrative that the only reason anyone is unsuccessful in life or in a poor financial situation is because they didn’t work hard enough or that they are lazy or stupid.
Their narrative says that anyone can be successful if they just “pull themselves up by their bootstraps.” without any outside help.
The fact of the matter is, no one in the U.S. does this on their own, and every time someone says so in public, the people who have an interest in keeping the meme that successful people are successful simply because they work harder (or are smarter) than everyone else shout it down.
This is exactly what the controversy is about. It’s created to make people doubt the line of thinking that perhaps no one does it on their own.
Obviously I support President Obama and his campaign for reelection in November. I’ve posted many times before about why and how I think overall this administration has brought to an extent the ‘change’ promised despite the pundits and disenchanted supporters. My support however is not a free pass and increasingly I’ve been alarmed by the way certain things have been handled despite overwhelming opposition by the very people who put this administration in office.
Transparency and greater involvement with the everyday Americans that government often overlooks, the poor, the middle class, minorities and so on, were a large part of the ‘change’ that was promised in 2008. Yet in 2012 our voices only seem to be heard when ‘change’ matches ‘gain.’ There’s no denying that President Obama has done many great things for women, for the LGBTQ community, for students and young people, for tax payers, for home owners, for the military, for our country. We have moved forward, but we’ve also taken huge steps back. We’ve been conditioned to believe that everything is black and white, that Democrat and Republican is what defines us not compromise, not progress, not innovation. You’re either for us or against us and any sort of criticism casts you as extreme. This is not the ‘change’ I supported in 2008, but a watered down, mainstream, nicely wrapped excuse for the change that we are capable of.
I completely agree! Thank you for putting it into words.