Yeah, and they love their Obama phones too, don’t they Mittens? Via.
Yeah, and they love their Obama phones too, don’t they Mittens? Via.
Andy Marquis – Reporter for RACE22.com– is our guest blogger of the day. He used to consider himself a Republican but not any more. He changed his voter registration to Independent in 2011 and says that’s how it will remain. Enjoy (bolding mine):
The “Party of Personal Reponsibility”
Copper Hill, VA (November 15, 2012) – Now, the Republican Party can’t accept that they lost the election. The “Party of Personal Responsibility” spent all of election night claiming that the results were wrong and that Governor Romney had, in fact, won the election. Then, the “Party of Personal Responsibility” claimed that one African-American in Philadelphia scared everyone in to voting for President Obama. Then, the “Party of Personal Responsibility” claimed there was widespread voter fraud. Now, the candidate of the “Party of Personal Responsibility” says he lost the election because President Obama gave young people, women, Hispanics and African-Americans “gifts”.
Okay, what the hell?
Too many Republicans still believe this is a nation of angry white men who tout pistols on them. As such, they’ve found themselves completely incapable of trying to connect with younger voters and minority voters.
The notion that minorities want “free stuff” and young people think they’re entitled to a college education on the taxpayers’ dime is extremely ludicrous – although putting students through college for free isn’t a terrible idea. After all, it was the day after Governor Romney’s loss that Rush Limbaugh, who really needs to exiled to his own private island away from all of mankind, snarked that the only way the Republican Party could win an election is to allow illegal immigrants to cross the border and to give free stuff to African-Americans.
But, you see, this is how the Republicans will try to deflect from the need for comprehensive immigration reform. This is how they will try to deflect from the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage, which passed in three states. You know, that DREAM Act thing, that was a Republican idea. Just like that “Obama Care” thing and the “individual mandate” was also a Republican idea. And the Republican Party nominated the grand architect of “Obama Care”, because he did such a good job of saying that Obama appeases and apologizes to terrorists.
Don’t expect Republicans to come to the table to discuss these issues anytime soon either. Now that they’ve lost, they’ll turn to the vile, spiteful, vindictive Congressman Darrell Issa in hopes that he’ll launch 843 investigations in to the Benghazi attack in hopes that they might actually be able to impeach the president.
Republicans don’t actually care about the four Americans killed. They care about bringing down the president.
I mean, if they really cared about the truth, they’d want more investigation in to the Iraq war instead of passively accepting President Bush’s “Weapons of Mass Destruction” malarkey. But if it’s impeachment proceedings they truly want, good luck.
But let’s talk about “free stuff”.
Perhaps the biggest example of the government handing out “free stuff” is the billions a year in subsidies that’s handed to the oil companies, which continue to record the highest profits in the history of mankind. And how is saying you’ll slash entitlement programs so you can give tax cuts to wealthy people not labeled as “free stuff”?
Here’s the “free stuff” these minority groups singled out by Governor Romney in his post-election sour grapes conference call want: their Constitutional rights.
For example, marriage is a government entity. Republicans can say it’s a religious ceremony, but that’s about all that’s religious. The government sanctions and regulates marriage and, for that reason, the Ninth and 14th Amendments apply. But, Republicans think religious law should trump that.
Sometimes I wonder if the only amendment they care about is the Second Amendment.
As for Latinos, if there is one demographic that would turn their noses away from government handouts, this would be that demographic. But don’t tell that to Republicans. Their warped reality involves throwing all immigrants out of the country, checking the immigration status of all Latinos and building a fence.
It’s a time for soul searching in the Republican Party. They will have to find a way to appeal to younger and minority demographics. This would involve kicking the Tea Party elements out of the party and disassociating themselves from the ilk of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
Or you can go the route the Republicans tried to go down – restrict certain people from being able to vote, demand IDs, cut early voting in Democratic areas and purge legal residents from the voter rolls. That also did not work.
The Republican Party will have to enter reality, or they will cease to exist as a party on the national level. Their fossilized way of thinking was repudiated last Tuesday by a voting populace that isn’t as white and as male as it has always been in the past.
It’s time for the “party of personal responsibility” to step up and accept responsibility for their loss on November 6, 2012.
PayMe McBlabFest is making one of her screeches at a fundraiser for the “faith-based” anti-choice group Heroic Media. And the press must pay admission in order to cover the event.
And who exactly is it who is intruding into the lives of U.S. citizens again? Oh, that’s right. The “lamestream media” aren’t really citizens unless they show their papers, so they have no freedoms. Only PayMe and her clan have them:
[I]n order to cover Palin’s speech, the Austin-American Statesman reports that journalists will have to make a contribution to Heroic Media:
Restrictions: Heroic Media will try to prohibit video and audio recordings of Palin’s appearance, and news organizations wishing to cover her speech must buy a ticket, the proceeds of which will go to Heroic Media.
[...] Earlier this year, after conservatives criticized Palin’s $100,000+ fee to speak at the Tea Party convention, she said she would donate the proceeds to “the cause.” Perhaps that’s what she is trying to get the media to do as well.
I posted about another event to be held on May 12th at which McBlabFest is charging the press:
The high-priced tickets for the May 12th event are still quite plentiful. For the rest of this week, WIND is just giving the tickets away. From 4:00pm-5:00pm, those looking for tickets need only show up at a given Merlin shop each day this week. The first 25 listeners to stop by the Merlin locations each day will receive a free pair of tickets to see Sarah Palin speak in Rosemont and a $30.00 gift certificate to be used towards service at a Merlin 200,000 Mile Shop. [...]
In a related note, by request of Sarah Palin’s people, no Chicago press or media members are being easily allowed into the event. Those media outlets who wish to be there, will have to buy the expensive tickets themselves.[
As you can see, at that event, they are giving seats away along with gift certificates. Maybe the media contributions, should there be any, will compensate for the losses. So much for “free press”.
If you recall, PayMe also pre-screens questions. I’m beginning to think she has a few control issues.
Meantime, who exactly are these “Heroic” types?
The group’s Internet strategy tries to direct Google users to an anti-choice website:
Heroic Media utilizes an online strategy to purchase top listings on search engines, such as google, so when teens “google” the word “abortion,”… “I think I’m pregnant,” … or “terminate pregnancy,” one of the top web sites they’ll see is our partner web site http://www.teenbreaks.com
Teenbreaks.com provides information about abortion, communicating with parents, adoption, cutting and more.
Oh, it gets worse. Follow the Think Progress link. And when you get there, they won’t even charge you.
First the Tea Patriot event ticket prices were cut in half, now they cost nothing. Zero. Zilch. Maybe OverPaid McFreebie needs a ghost speaker.
This may not come as a surprise to some, but the upcoming WIND-AM event with Sarah Palin speaking is not selling very well. The high-priced tickets for the May 12th event are still quite plentiful. For the rest of this week, WIND is just giving the tickets away. From 4:00pm-5:00pm, those looking for tickets need only show up at a given Merlin shop each day this week. The first 25 listeners to stop by the Merlin locations each day will receive a free pair of tickets to see Sarah Palin speak in Rosemont and a $30.00 gift certificate to be used towards service at a Merlin 200,000 Mile Shop. The special Merlin locations for the rest of this week are:
Tuesday: 8504 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL
Wednesday: 234 West Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL
Thursday: 400 Dundee Rd, Elgin, IL
Friday: 1911 S. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL
In a related note, by request of Sarah Palin’s people, no Chicago press or media members are being easily allowed into the event. Those media outlets who wish to be there, will have to buy the expensive tickets themselves.
The desperation is palpable. The media must pop for their own pricey tickets, and the audience has to be enticed with free seats and gift certificates. Gee, that’s not embarrassing at all.
As for giving away freebies, sounds a little like… socialism!
I’m willing to bet she still won’t be able to fill the house.
H/t: Windy City Watch
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