DEMOCRATS – AMERICA’S ONLY CHOICE IN NOVEMBER 2012!
President Obama is running for re-election with a campaign to restore the middle-class after thirty years of high profits for the TOP 1% and a severe decline in wages for the people who do the real work in this country—the 99%! We were promised that theory of trickle-down economics would solve our problems. Nothing has trickled down in decades. The so-called “job creators” are enjoying their low tax rates given to them to create jobs while they refuse to invest in the domestic economy and hire the 14 millions of Americans who have no jobs. Through their surrogates an ALL-REPUBLICAN, anti-Obama war is being waged to prevent the passage of the American Jobs Act which the CBO calculates would create millions of jobs. Only one candidate, Sen. Ron Paul, spoke of the dire consequences we experience because of income inequality. It is clear that the other candidates are enslaved to the welfare and fortunes of the rich—the TOP 1%! Our future can only be secured my across-the-board Democratic wins in November 2012! Democrats. We work for the common man.
TWO Debunks Fake ‘Religious Freedom’ Lie With Groundbreaking Full-Page Ad
Ad Is In Response To New York Marriage Clerk Who Refused To Marry Lesbian Couple Under the Guise of ‘Religious Freedom’
Burlington, Vt. – Truth Wins Out announced today that it would place a groundbreaking full-page ad in the Ithaca Journal on Saturday that debunks the Religious Right‘s latest strategy of claiming they are victims of religious discrimination when asked to follow the same laws as other citizens. TWO’s hard-hitting ad is headlined “Special Rights Masquerading as Religious Freedom” and signals that this fraudulent argument, increasingly used by anti-gay activists, will be vigorously challenged and exposed as a lie.
TWO’s ad is in response to the unethical actions of Ledyard, NY town clerk Rose Marie Belforti, who refused to marry a lesbian couple who asked for a marriage license. Belforti disobeyed the law and then justified refusing to do her job by claiming she was a victim of religious discrimination.
“The private religious beliefs of public workers should be respected,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen. “However, agents of the state are not entitled to pick and choose which members of the public they serve or which laws they obey. Refusing to serve entire classes of people based on religious objections will lead to chaos. It creates a slippery slope where self-appointed moral scolds serve as the gatekeepers to our freedom.”
Until recently, anti-gay activists argued that LGBT people were not entitled to equality because it was contrary to the will of the people. As recent polls show a sea change in support for marriage equality, particularly among younger demographics, the extreme right has switched its strategy. They now try to pose as martyrs whose beliefs give them the special right to discriminate and ignore the law.
“Belforti’s twisted version of ‘religious freedom’ comes at the expense of liberty for everyone else,” said TWO Communications Director John Becker. “It creates a balkanized nation that divides people based on sectarian differences. We must reject the unfair notion that some people have a special right to discriminate based on religious beliefs.”
TWO’s ad points out that allowing fundamentalists to follow their own rules would create chaos and undermine societal cohesion. The ad gives several examples of where this false notion of “religious freedom” might lead:
This latest effort is part of TWO’s Center Against Radical Extremism (TWOCARE), which debunks right wing propaganda and misinformation campaigns. TWOCARE also monitors and reports on extremist organizations and launches campaigns to spotlight their dangerous views.
Truth Wins Out is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.
(This ad costs $2,500. If you like it, please kindly consider a tax-deductible contribution to help us pay for it.)
P.S. I got married today!
One of the key stories of the day — perhaps the one that will have the greatest long term political impact — has to be that Mitt Romney has now fully embraced Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.
After previously hedging on the Ryan plan, Romney is now fully declaring his support for it, as a way to wound the surging Newt Gingrich among conservative voters. Newt, you’ll recall, famously referred to the Ryan plan as “right wing social engineering,” and Romney, in a post on his Web site, has revived this Newt quote, and is suggesting he’d sign it into law as president, in order to portray himself as the only true conservative in the race.
“With friends like Newt, who needs the left?” the Romney Web site now blares.
The reason this matters: It will give Dems a weapon in the general election against Romney. “In order to make this attack, Mitt Romney has now given himself ownership of the Ryan plan,” Jed Lewison writes. “Let me say that again: Mitt Romney is now one hundred percent committed to Paul Ryan’s proposal to end Medicare and replace it with vouchers.”
Have you a recently returned from the Iraq War or are you fighting the war in Afghanistan while your family struggles financially stateside? Today, your Commander-in-Chief tried to get your family protections as American consumers. His choice for the director of these protections was blocked. Republican leaders in the Congress dissed you and your service to our country by voting “No” to confirmation.
Yet, these Republicans swear they have a lock on patriotism. You in our armed services are our greatest patriots. While Democrats have secured a consumer protection agency, Republicans continue to fight against funding these protections for your spouse as well as all low-income Americans and victims of our sometimes unfair financial system. How this must weigh on your mind as you trod through the fields of battle to protect us back at home. You ask yourself, “How is wife managing with the rent this month? Is there enough food for my kids?” Please know that the Democratic Party has your back and is working to restore the middle-class and continue to advocate for Americans who have fallen on hard times.Your best interests are dear to your Commander-in-Chief.
Although you are thousands of miles away, you are aware of the political circus going on in the Republican Party as they seek to secure the Whitehouse. If they succeed, it will not be good for you in the military or us at home. Republicans are somehow enslaved to the welfare of the top 1% of our population–the rich! For thirty years the rich have been growing their wealth by selling off our industries, sending our jobs to foreign lands and working to suppress the rights of ordinary Americans who work for a living. They are firing our teachers, firemen and policemen. They refuse to pass legislation that would create millions of jobs when we have 14 million unemployed. They want to cut federal programs which help Americans who identify with the “99%” of voters who have lost the “American Dream” and have had their voices taken away by lobbyists, like Grover Norquist. (Perhaps you have heard of this man.) This is the country you are fighting for, my brother! You can help us get our country back from the insane agenda of the Republicans. IN NOVEMBER OF 2012 VOTE TO RE-ELECT BARACK OBAMA AND VOTE A STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET!
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WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s newest television ad criticizing the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was created over the objections of at least one top staff member, sources in the Perry campaign tell The Huffington Post.
The spot, which began airing in Iowa on Wednesday, features the governor questioning why soldiers can serve openly in the military while children “can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.” Coming a day after Perry criticized the Obama administration for using foreign aid to defend gay rights abroad, the ad was one more note in a fairly overt dog whistle aimed at the Hawkeye State’s influential evangelical voting block. [Quote & More: Sam Stein, HuffingtonPost]
President Obama laid out an approach to rebuilding the economy that will inform every discussion we have with undecided voters over the next year. So we put together a highlight reel you can share with anyone you think needs to hear this message.
This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class.
Our country is still recovering from the greatest economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression. And the President believes that Americans should be able to earn enough to raise a family, send their kids to school, own a home, and secure their retirement.
Here’s how he put it: “This country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, and when everyone plays by the same rules. These aren’t Democratic values or Republican values. These aren’t 1 percent values or 99 percent values. They’re American values. And we have to reclaim them.”
Those are the values we’re fighting for in this election. And no matter who our opponent is, he or she won’t share them — the other side’s candidates all want to let Wall Street write its own rules and give more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.
We’ve seen how that kind of economic plan plays out. As President Obama said yesterday: “It doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression … And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade.”
That’s the message we’ll need to drive home in our communities over the next several months. Watch the video we put together — and pass it along:
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