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Posted by rainlillie in General Discussion
Tue Jun 28th 2011, 03:57 PM
Bachmann has a very poor voting record when it comes to women's issues and issues that will benefit the poor and children:


* Bachmann voted against "The Fair Pay for Women Act"
* Voted against legislation to stop employment discrimination.
* Voted to stop funding of Planned Parenthood.
* Voted against the expansion of Children's health insurance.


She is anti-choice and has said that "wives must be submissive" to their husbands.”


It's odd to me that men, mainly Democrats have fought for and value the rights of women more so than the females within the republican party. President Obama has definitely done more to support causes that are beneficial to women than Bachmann has.


She has also voted against foreclosure relief legislatio­n. Although her district had the highest number of foreclosures in Minnesota and the highest rate of foreclosur­es. We need to make the MSM focus on her record, not on the whacked out things she has said, although, that stuff is entertaining. We need to remember that those flubs just makes her more endearing to her base, and she can pull the old "liberal media card" when they call her out for silly statements.


http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.p...


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Posted by rainlillie in Editorials & Other Articles
Thu May 26th 2011, 08:36 AM
"Israel's daily Maariv published a poll showing about 57 percent of voters believe Netanyahu should have supported Obama's initiative, rather than opposing the president."

Read the complete article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/25/...
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Posted by rainlillie in General Discussion
Thu Jan 20th 2011, 08:19 AM
It seems the GOP and the rest of the right wing parrots, didn't get the memo; the majority of the American people chose hope over fear. Instead of working with the new administration to find solution's to the enormous challenges that we're facing; Republicans and their mouth pieces have been planting all kinds of hateful seeds of doubt, into the minds of those who are close to the edge. These folks on the edge are gullible, paranoid and ignorant. They also have access to firearms which makes them extremely dangerous. I do believe that ultimately individuals are responsible for their own actions; that said, people with access to any form of media should be held accountable for whatever vile, hateful things they say. I really wish the Democrats and decent Republicans would take a stand against the insane things that Michelle Bachmann and other elected officials within the republican party have said. Here are a few famous Bachmann quotes :

* "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax."

* "Bachmann has also claimed that "Barack Obama and his wife Michelle held anti-American views and couldn't be trusted in the White House."

* "What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America? I think the American people would love to see an expose like that.”

Here a few more quotes from republicans fanning the flames..

* Glen Beck claims that : "Obama is not leading the world to socialism, but instead the president is marching the nation towards a happy faced fascism."

* Sarah Palin said: "Obama is palling around with terrorists."

* ''Obama's plans are "one big down payment on a new American socialist experiment," asserts House minority leader John Boehner.
* He's "the world's best salesman of socialism," says Republican Senator Jim DeMint.
* "Lenin and Stalin would love this stuff," declares Mike Huckabee.
* Sean Hannity derides his agenda as "socialism you can believe in."
* "Obama is "a radical communist," warns Alan Keyes."

The end result of spreading fear and hate is this: "After the election, one of the only segments of the retail economy that did well was in guns: "Weapons dealers in much of the United States are reporting sharply higher sales since Barack Obama won the presidency a week ago. Buyers and sellers attribute the surge to worries that Obama and a Democratic controlled Congress will move to restrict firearm ownership."


That seems to be a theory that the killer of three police officers over the weekend, Richard Poplawski bought into. Richard was "convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry." The right-wing parrots have put the word out that FEMA camps created under Bush, will be used by the Obama administration to imprison folks who disagree with his policies. I get e-mail from these nuts all the time.


The level of paranoia and rage is very frightening. We should fear terrorist like Bin Laden, but we should also fear the home grown terrorist right here in our own backyards. Unfortunately I think we are going to see more of these violent outburst. Yes, people should be able to speak freely, but they should also speak responsibly....Especially elected officials. Other cases that may have been influenced by right wing hate..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25872864/ns/us... /


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Posted by rainlillie in General Discussion
Wed Jan 12th 2011, 05:49 AM
Yes words matter! Which is what I said a few months ago when some folks on here were calling TSA workers child molesters. I said then: People really should be careful with their language. Calling TSA workers child molesters isn't cool. Just as Palin's chart was it was in bad taste, irresponsible and inflammatory, so was labeling a whole group of people molesters.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discu...
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