And I am completely disgusted. All of Obama’s gun reforms were watered down and bandied about and altered for gun-supporters for so long, I already knew this would fall into the same two-party pattern we’ve become accustomed to.
Democrats propose something. Republicans hate it. Democrats compromise. Republicans do not. Democrats compromise further. Republicans do not. Democrats give up. Everybody goes home to sit on their piles of money.
This looks like a press move and it only seems generous on the surface. Obama needs to either leave it alone or come up off the cash, because the only thing this stunt shows is that he has a ton of money and is totally not hurt by any sequester or furlough.
Rich people don’t care about jobs or a living wage. Rich people have access to politicians who shape policy. Therefore, politicians don’t care about jobs or a living wage.
And if you believe otherwise, you’re probably delusional. Or rich.
America’s super-rich are both more likely to be politically active and have access to lawmakers, a recent study from Benjamin Page and Jason Seawright, professors at Northwestern University, and Larry Bartels, a professor at Vanderbilt University. But those wealthy Americans tend to have political priorities more in line with those found oncable news networksthan in Americans homes, the study found.
Clearly the short person needs to just grow himself taller instead of expecting a hand-out. That’s what the tall person did. He wanted to be tall, so he is tall. Nothing to do with luck, chance, or circumstance at all. Just believe in yourself and you can be anything you want, including tall or rich!
Tell some lies, suppress some voter registrations, and buy voting machines. This is the strategy of the Republican party for this election.
Politics hasn’t been about the issues in a long time, but I think we can safely say that this election has clearly moved us so far out of the realm of substance that it’s not even about policy anymore.
A perfect election would look like this: This is what I believe and this is how I disagree with the opposition and if you agree with me, you should vote for me.
Our elections look like this: This is some of what I believe, fleshed out by some things that I might not totally believe but that sound good to this particular audience. This is how I disagree with the opposition, by calling him names and making him look bad and making you angry enough at him that you’ll have to vote for me.
And that’s both sides, Democrats and Republicans alike. But Republicans are going above and beyond our already dysfunctional campaign standard and pulling out tricks I never thought possible.
Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, and Michelle Obama. That massive sound you hear is the sound of panties collectively dropping all over the country. I missed every one of these speeches the first time because I was far too occupied with designing what my monogrammed towels would look like after our group marriage.
I thought I was into bears, but apparently all I need is a well-dressed politician-like figure with smooth skin and a hopeful speech. I might not even need to watch Obama’s speech because my heart might can’t take it.
They were all cheesy speeches though. And you can just call me macaroni because I am drinking every bit of this.