Governor Pat McCrory (R) just signed into law “legal” means for voter suppression in North Carolina. It was backlash from Barack Obama’s winning the state in the Presidential Election. In this clip we see how dangerous the route can be – a misery – to vote in North Carolina. U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder is aware of the situation there. It is hoped he will swiftly sue the state in federal court.,, like he just did in Texas.
I was so disappointed in the November election because so many voters returned Tea Party legislators to Congress after they showed how little they regard real-world problems and real solutions for America as the nexus of the world. They should have been punished for their crazy behavior in Congress that cost us our “AAA” rating with Standard and Poors. Yesterday, the Fitch rating agency warned that if we don’t settle our current fiscal crisis and gridlock in our government, they will lower our credit rating with them. Do the crazies in Congress care? No! They think that their gumming up the works of government is a holy mission. The Tea Party does not see how wrong they are as a caucus. They are a small group in the House, I am told. But, they exercise power over Speaker Boehner. Mr. Boehner, your words about what the American people think, want, need are hollow. The people back Barack Obama. (Check the polls!) Why don’t you try negotiating with President Obama and create a bipartisan team that the people will rally around. My heart tells me it would work.
I watch the news all day. I listen to the talking heads detail how the Republican Party has infected our government at all levels. They control local and state governments, but, what good have they done? What is their mission? To build…or to destroy? They are bereft of ideas and, lacking relevance, they stir the pot with attacks on women, abortion, Planned Parenthood, contraception and gun ownership. WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR NEED FOR JOBS? How many jobs have Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader McConnell created? Why were Sandy Hook victims not treated the same as they treated victims of Katrina? Crazies. Crazies at every turn! Like stubborn children they refuse to do what they were sent to Washington to do: TO NEGOTIATE AND MAKE LAWS TO BETTER THE NATION. They have forgotten their oaths and America’s place in the world. They are only roadblocks to a brighter future. Who has the courage to fix our broken Congress? Will we keep doing the same things over and over hoping for a different result?
I am a Democrat marooned in a “red state.” I write to the Republicans who represent my state. I try to appeal to their better nature, patriotism and love for state and country. The responses they give me are polite but these Republicans cannot be dissuaded.
After the last four years, I see that many Americans are still hung up on having a black president who has been successful even though the Republican Party conducted a war on him. There is so little work going on in the House that it has become a part-time job with 3 or 4 days of real work. Why? Are they so caught up in racism that they will make President Obama’s second term a battle to keep an “uppity black man,” (Read n*gger.) down? How close to zero will the public’s opinion of Congress fall?
White Americans: People of color have made more babies than you. Accept that America is destined to be more diverse. Our fore-fathers gave us “E Pluribus Unum. Day-by-day it is becoming more and more real. For over 200 years we have subscribed to high-sounding words of patriotism. Today it is time to accept the reality of equality for all Americans. Now when one says, “I am an American,” the listener does not automatically conjure up a picture of a white man. Stopping the functioning of our government will not change reality. Barack Obama won the election and won more popular votes than any presidential candidate in history. Republicans, Tea Party, Independents and Democrats: Accept the truth and let’s work together –black,white and brown–to solve our deficit problems, gun control issues, jobs crisis, etc. Truly, we are one people!
The crazies are talking about guns, secession, killing neighbors, etc. Is America dissolving into anarchy? Christ told us to look for signs of his second coming. Is Revelation (in the Bible) being played out before our very eyes? Are we actors in our own destruction? Hold on to your guns and read those Bibles you cling to. Jesus is coming…and soon! —GoodOleWoody
Racists are a serious problem
So what can we do to try to stop them?
For all those people
Who slag another culture
To see their face starting to sculpture
Into a face of rage and madness
It fills me up with a horrible sadness.
If we let this go any more
The feelings of those slagged
Will feel very sore.
I don’t know why they just won’t stop,
What do they want, a lollipop?
They have nothing better
to do with their time,
But be racist which is like a crime!
Little do they know, they are just plain dumb,
Slagging people and chewing their gum.
If you are one of those
Slagged by the insane,
Dont be afraid to tell teacher
those bullies don’t care how you feel,
Because they just want you to squeal.
The right-wing hate machine seems to be revving up its engines.
Host Chris Matthews pointed to John Sununu arguing Colin Powell endorsed Obama because they were both black, Sarah Palin using the phrase “shuck and jive” about the commander-in-chief, and Donald Trump demanding Obama release more documents and calling the jobs numbers “a lot of monkey business.”
“If the Romney campaign is really winning you have to ask, then you wouldn’t think they’d be acting like this,” said host Chris Matthews.
Reid argued the brouhahas were all strategic. “This is about over and over again tweaking the Archie Bunker crowd,” said Reid, referring to the 1970s television sitcom blue-collar character criticized for being racist.
By NBC’s Ali Weinberg
RICHMOND, VA — President Barack Obama touted the endorsement of former Secretary of State and retired Gen. Colin Powell’s endorsement, suggesting it was a nod of support to his record on foreign policy and defense.
Addressing a crowd of 15,000 here at a public park, Obama said, “I was proud to learn that we have Colin Powell’s support in this campaign.”
“I’m grateful to him for his lifetime of service to his country both as a soldier and a diplomat. And every brave American who wears this uniform of this country should know that as long as I am your Commander in Chief, we will sustain the strongest military this world has ever known.
“We will be relentless in pursuit of our enemies. Those are promises I’ve kept.”
Military spending is a key issue in swing state Virginia, home to several bases as well as many civilian defense employees, who live primarily in Northern Virginia.
“President Obama says that ‘trust matters,’ but Virginians already know that he cannot be trusted to protect our military or our economy. Under President Obama, our military stands to be cut by nearly $1 trillion and he has no plan whatsoever to save the 136,000 Virginia jobs that could be eliminated because of his cuts,” said Curt Cashour, Romney’s spokesman for Virginia. “To make matters worse, the president’s liberal policies are killing jobs in Virginia as we speak.”
After his speech, the president was headed to Chicago where he would become the first sitting president to vote early in person.