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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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It just means more "freedom" of course

freedom to get less wages, benefits, and protections- you know because we Americans ask for (and have always been getting) way more than what we deserve.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:50 PM (0 replies)

I listened to a Diane Rehm show about this very topic

The people she had on her show seemed skeptical that Israel would do something like this during an election year here in the US but, of course, anything is possible. If something happens, it is much more likely that Israel would instigate it, not us. Obama has projected a much more slow, cautious, and, dare I say, conservative approach towards possible military action against Iran. He says that nothing is off the table (is anything ever really, though?) but I don't get the sense that he is itching to start up an armed conflict with Iran absent a clear act of aggression by Iran against us or another nation (i.e. Israel) and I'm pretty certain (or at least hopeful) that Israel is factoring that into whatever calculations they're making about possibly striking Iran. If Republicans win the WH next year, however, all bets are certainly off as they very clearly ARE itching to kick up some dust with Iran.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:41 AM (1 replies)

I hope not (not this year or ever)

Even just bombing suspected sites is going to make Iran as mad as hornets and is only going to increase tensions between them and the rest of the world not to mention threaten some kind of retaliation against us and/or Israel and if we are wrong and they are not really building nuclear weapons, then we've just honked them off for no reason and then they are DEFINITELY going to build nuclear weapons. It's a no-win scenario. Absent actual aggression from them towards another country, we shouldn't even be talking about bombing, much less invading them.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:33 AM (0 replies)

The out and out disrespect that some people have shown towards this President

including elected officials whom should know better has been nothing short of appalling.

Please refresh my memory: As much as many out and out hated how Bush wound up (P)resident, as well as his policies and how he conducted himself as POTUS, was there this level of hatred and venom spewed against him. Were Democratic office-holders this disrespectful towards Bush?

Thankfully, President Obama probably anticipated all of this and is pretty thick-skinned. I'm not sure I could handle it.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:14 AM (1 replies)

People from Right-To-Work (for less) States: What's it like?

Coming from Indiana, where RTW just got approved by our Republican-controlled House and Senate and is set for final passage, I'm just curious what we Hoosiers might expect? Republicans here are "excited" by its passage. Are we Democrats, Unions, et al. just being killjoys and purposely missing out on some kind of "excitement"? Should we be rejoicing? Dancing in the streets?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:11 AM (18 replies)

To this I say just this:

I hope all of the Republicans get soaked in the bitter Tea they've been brewing since 2008-2009 in the November elections.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:05 AM (0 replies)

Well there are a few things that could hurt (or help) him.

1. Right-to-Work (for less) just passed and he plans to sign it despite having galvanized a lot of opposition from Unions and even Republicans were divided over it. Daniels said he was opposed to RTW 6 years ago.
2. Response to last night's SOTU "response": http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/25/mitch-daniels/mitch-daniels-says-nearly-half-all-persons-under-3/
3. Daniels signed (possibly illegal) law defunding Planned Parenthood last year though has previously called for a "truce" on social issues (which angered social conservatives).
4. Is socially moderate and signed executive order prohibiting discrimination on basis of gender/sexual orientation, which honked off social conservatives.
5. He was OMB director in George W. Bush's (mis-)Administration during his first term.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:06 PM (0 replies)

Of course

What is it that say about hammers and nails? It applies perfectly to Republican "solutions".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:45 PM (0 replies)

The government tells us which light bulbs to use?

Since when?

The right doesn't seem to understand that just because government says that something is a good idea it doesn't necessarily mean that they just made it a law.

I can't wait until we change all of the dim ones we have here in Indiana........
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:04 PM (0 replies)


If the Republicans decide to nominate/draft Daniels, I hope the Dems make sure to mention this day, as well as the day, six years ago, that he promised unions (probably trolling for votes for re-election) that he wouldn't support "right-to-work" (for less) laws here in Indiana.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:01 PM (0 replies)
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