lizdexia:

jamieali:

A lovely story about Romney/Ryan.

This is the best, most concise explanation of the past four years ever.

2 years ago on 14 August 2012 @ 9:05pm 325,360 notes
You start out in 1954 by saying “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968, you can’t say “nigger” — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like “forced busing,” “states’ rights,” and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now that you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things, and a byproduct of them is that blacks get hurt worse than whites.
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Lee Atwater, a head republican strategist, in an anonymous interview in 1981. He is admitting that republicans use coded-language to appeal to the racists in their base. Because, as he always said, “people vote their fears.”

Lee, who would eventually become the head of the Republican National Committee, helped Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush win their Presidential elections by teaching them to use overtly-racist tactics.

When the N-word became taboo, Republicans began referring to black people in less-direct ways, with terms like “welfare queens.” They learned how to say the N-word, without saying the N-word.

Sadly, this still continues today. As seen in Newt Gingrich’s claim that Obama is a “food stamp President” and Rick Santorum’s assertion that he doesn’t “want to make black people’s lives better by giving them someone else’s money.”

(via thesoapboxschtick)

2 years ago on 23 May 2012 @ 8:49pm 3,463 notes
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2 years ago on 4 March 2012 @ 8:25pm 11 notes

Pro-Tip: If you don’t have a uterus, you have no right or reason to try to police people who do.

Actually, no one has a right to police, shame, or otherwise dictate the actions of others… ESPECIALLY not coming from some religious high-horse, hypocritical morality code.

I’m not even going to say that you can’t think ill of people who use contraception. That’s your prerogative. It makes you look like a prehistoric asshole, but so long as you aren’t out there trying to keep other people from receiving and using contraception (or anything else for that matter), that’s your business.

Here’s the thing though: all of this political bullshitting over contraception and college being snobbish and a marriage between two people of the same gender or sex being tantamount to bestiality has NOTHING to do with the mountain of debt we’re suffocating under, thanks in no small part to the eight years of hell the country suffered under the asinine ‘leadership’ of George Dubya.

The economy is the issue. The thing we need to be talking about is how the cost of living is so incredibly disproportionate to what people are actually making that people are having to choose between feeding, clothing, and sheltering themselves. Let’s talk about employment. Let’s talk about education reform. Let’s talk about healthcare. Let’s talk about shit that actually has to do with making life livable for people.

A person’s body is their own. What they do with it is their own business. No, you don’t get to throw in that bullshit about “but what about the baby’s life”, because you know your monkeyass ain’t adopting or doing SHIT for the innumerable unloved and unwanted kids born into the world. You cannot shame someone into giving birth to a child they don’t want… especially if it is counterproductive to their mental or physical health. Every pro-lifer should be made to adopt and so help me if I hear another pro-lifer who’s for the death penalty or thinks we need to be bombing MORE people. Like, seriously, what is your damage? Are people really that obtuse?

Answer: Yes. Yes they are.

I just… This shit always happens during election time. Who the fuck told Republicans they dictate the morality of everyone? Who told them to talk shit about women’s reproductive rights? Who told them to tell me and my ilk that we are sick and ‘in bondage’ because of who we’re attracted to?

Shut the fuck up and get the fuck out with that bullshit.

Rush Limbaugh, you disgusting greasy fuck… You don’t have a uterus. You don’t get to say what goes on in one.

Rick Santorum, you sack of shit, nobody asked you about your opinion of JFK, college, or gay people. You don’t like gay people? Don’t hang around them… but you really can’t expect to spew bigoted bullshit and not get called to the carpet for it.

Mitt Romney, you thinly veiled racist and classist, take your lily white ass and get the fuck out. You ain’t created a goddamn job NOWHERE. You’ve fired thousands of people and ENJOYED it. You’re a fucking caricature of a capitalist crackpot. Just… go the fuck away and take your ignorance and unappealing awkwardness with you. 

The entire GOP is a fucking JOKE. Every single one of them. It’s like… there’s no other word for it: they’re insane.

2 years ago on 4 March 2012 @ 8:04pm 7 notes

mohandasgandhi:

thisheartwontdie:

theconjecturer:

Why yes, that is Rick Santorum’s face made out of gay porn.

Oh. My. God.

Sometimes, I have great hope for this world.

May I just revel in this for a moment, please…

2 years ago on 23 February 2012 @ 2:10pm 64,392 notes

supersoygrrrl:

bulletinaweave:

anticapitalist:

Ron Paul sucks

(h/t)

A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for “I don’t really understand politics or policy.”

A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for “I value my rights as a white person being able to smoke weed over everything else. And I may not really even know what that ‘everything else’ may be.”

Pretty fucking much.

2 years ago on 17 February 2012 @ 10:31pm 1,793 notes

Lisa Chan, Actress In Pete Hoekstra China Ad, Apologizes: 'It Was Absolutely A Mistake'

Lisa Chan, the actress who appeared in a political ad that was widely criticized for furthering negative stereotypes of Asian-Americans, has apologized, calling her participation “a mistake.”

2 years ago on 16 February 2012 @ 12:30am 1 note

thedailywhat:

Smear Campaign of the Day: GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who has been battling a certain “Google Problem” for nearly a decade, apparently thought it wise to have his latest political ad feature a Mitt Romney lookalike firing a brown, frothy substance at a cardboard cutout of his image.

Then again, considering Santorum is now tied for first place with Romney, maybe it was? After all, everyone loves a good poop joke.

In related news, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine — AKA the “guy who got kicked out of Metallica for snorting too much cocaine” — has official endorsed Rick Santorum for President.

“You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities,” he told MusicRadar.com, “and I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House… and that it’s Rick Santorum.”

[wonkette / politico / @elibraden.]

2 years ago on 15 February 2012 @ 2:39pm 171 notes

randomactsofchaos:

Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press (02/08/2012)

2 years ago on 10 February 2012 @ 8:38am 43 notes