September 16, 2015

Scott Walker, College Dropout

By walterhpdx
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In talking about how we really don’t need a minimum wage tonight, Scott Walker said that people should get paid more for the higher technically challenging jobs that they do.  And they can qualify for those jobs by getting additional education – like from college.

Scott Walker, college dropout, wants the most prestigious, hardest job in the world.

And did I mention he’s a college dropout?

July 14, 2015

Jeb Bush Has His 47% Moment

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Hillary Clinton
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So everyone remembers when Mitt “Corporations are people, my friend” Romney’s campaign started to go down in flames when the infamous 47% discussion – that was supposed to be private – went public.  That really was the beginning of the end for Mitt’s chances at the Presidency.

Well turns out Jeb Bush just had his 47% moment, or as the Washington Post so eloquently put it, “Jeb Bush suffers from Foot in Mitt Disease“.  Jeb, though in public to the New Hampshire Union Leader and not to a private meeting, said of American workers:

people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families.

So in other words, American workers are slackers.  If they’d just do their job, they’ll be okay.

Hillary Clinton knocked it out of the park when she countered with this quote:

Well, he must not have met very many American workers.  Let him tell that to the nurse who stands on her feet all day, or the teacher who is in that classroom, or the trucker who drives all night. Let him tell that to the fast-food workers marching in the streets for better pay. They don’t need a lecture. They need a raise.

These two quotes show you which candidate is more on the 1% side, and which candidate is with the 99%.

June 15, 2015

Ben Carson – Wrong About Gay People!

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It’s clear that Doctor Ben Carson doesn’t know anything about gay people.  It wasn’t enough that he said being gay is a choice – for which he caught a ton of slack.  But now he’s pushing on, saying that gay rights aren’t civil rights.  Why?

Because gay people never got segregated to a separate water fountain.

I’m sorry, Doctor Carson – have you forgotten “You’re gay so you can’t get married. How about a domestic partnership?”  Because domestic partnerships are the moral equivalent of “colored only” water fountains.  But Ben Carson doesn’t believe gay people have had to endure hardships – so it doesn’t count.

June 15, 2015

Carly Fiorina Sounds Like…A Liberal?

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Women's Health

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In a party where women are shuttered to the background, Carly Fiorina is speaking out.  Indeed, there’s an interesting writeup on her in the Washington Post that talks about Fiorina trying to take back the term “feminism” – from the Left.  But it’s quite ironic with what her message is.  Take for example, this quote from the article/from Fiorina:

Fiorina’s definition of a feminist is “a woman who lives the life she chooses.”

So…  In other words, a woman that is in charge of her destiny.  So Fiorina just made the case that people who are pro-choice make; a woman has the right to choose.  Whereas Fiorina has stated she would like to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision.

If Fiorina really wants to take back the feminist argument from the Left, maybe she should start with people of her own party, like Mark Kirk, Republican Senator from Illinois who refers to women as “Ho’s”.  Or Rush Limbaugh who calls these same women, “feminazis”.

June 15, 2015

Religious Confusion

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Do not get me wrong – religion can be a beautiful, wonderful thing.  It’s something that is very personal to every single person, and can be an awesome source of good.

But some candidates use religion more as a weapon against others.  Just look at how religion was used by Christians in the 1900s to keep interracial couples from getting married, and up until just recently to keep LGBT couples from getting married.  Or look at Islamic extremists that kill anyone who doesn’t follow their chosen religion in the Middle East.

A bunch of elected officials here in the United States, including Senator and Candidate Ted Cruz, have pushed to get 1,000 preachers to run for office here in the United States, and Cruz is even speaking at the event.  Why the push?  Because they want elected officials to push for a Christian evangelical dogma when it comes to shaping our nation’s laws.  Laws like Indiana’s Religious Freedom law that was designed to use religion against LGBT people’s rights.  Or the new law in North Carolina that allows civil magistrates to not only turn away LGBT people from marriage, but “any union they object to” – which can include a divorcee, an interracial couple, or an atheist couple, just to name a few examples.

Meanwhile, Rick Santorum is calling Iran a country run by “religious theocrats that can’t be trusted.”  This is probably the most ironic thing out of Santorum’s mouth, since he would like nothing more than to establish the United States as a theocracy.

June 10, 2015

Scott Walker is Bad For Wisconsin

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Teabagger darling Scott Walker is literally taking money away from kids to give to millionaires and billionaires.  Don’t believe me?  Check this article out.

Basically he’s taking $250Million in public funding from the University of Wisconsin so that he can give it to the millionaires and billionaires that want a new stadium built.  What’s worse, he has pledged to go after those that have unpaid debts to the state so that he can throw that money into the pot.

Scott Walker may be good for the 0.1% of Wisconsinites, but he’s bad for the other 99.9% of the population.

June 9, 2015

Marco Rubio – BAD With Money

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There’s an excellent piece by the New York Times that everyone should read if they’re interested in Marco Rubio.  It talks about how he has, time after time, been so bad with money that he’s caused things like a house to be foreclosed.

And this man wants to try and run the country?

June 3, 2015

Rick Santorum’s Solution To Battered Women? Just Get Married!

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In a stunning display of ignorance, Rick Santorum equated the fact that women who are on welfare are being abused, and that abuse stops when they get married.

Seriously.

To a group in South Carolina, Santorum said:

We create a barrier to marriage, which creates an unstable home, which leads to, over time, domestic violence.

Does Santorum even understand what women on welfare go through?  Or that the majority of women that are being abused are actually married to their abusers, 98% of which use financial abuse to keep the woman from leaving?

Rick Santorum doesn’t understand women, much less domestic violence.

June 2, 2015

All You Need To Know About Lindsey Graham

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Lindsey Graham is an opportunistic obfuscater.  What do I mean by this?

He’s a liar.

Graham has said multiple times that he is a US Military Veteran of the Gulf War.  And while he did serve in the Air National Guard, his service never took him out of South Carolina.

What is wrong with a man that he feels the need to lie about his past like this?

June 2, 2015

Mike Huckabee Reduces Transgender People to a Masturbatorial Fantasy

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You know, it’s really sad when people don’t understand another group of people.  There are examples everywhere, like radical Islamic followers who don’t understand people of the West.  Or Christians who push hate instead of love towards gays and lesbians.

But Mike Huckabee brings transphobia to a whole new level.

Not only does Huckabee not understand people who are transgendered, but he’s gone off on a rant against them.  Worse yet, he basically let them boil down to a masturbatorial fantasy, saying about when he was in school:

“I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said: ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’”

Huckabee is as tasteless as he is clueless.