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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
Gender: Female
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
Number of posts: 20,683

About Me

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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IOKIYAR

Not being at your job or not doing your job (obstruction) is o.k. if you're a Republican. The rest of us don't get paid (and don't usually get to keep our job) if we don't show up for work and/or do our job.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jan 10, 2012, 11:24 AM (0 replies)

He's entitled to his opinion

However, not all opinions are factual and his certainly isn't regarding this matter despite the uncritical acceptance of most right-wing BS memes. If people aren't able to see that we have a leader in the WH and would rather put people in power whom will undoubtedly "lead" this country off the cliff we're currently trying to get away from, well, we're lost as a country IMHO.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jan 10, 2012, 09:20 AM (1 replies)

He loves his country so much

that he can't allow Obama to keep making things better for everybody?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Jan 8, 2012, 11:55 AM (0 replies)

So, he believes in "science" when it comes to conception

but not when it comes to global warming. Alrighty then!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jan 7, 2012, 04:16 PM (1 replies)

What really kills me is not so much that they are talking out of their a***s when they make comments

like that but that they are NEVER expected to elaborate or prove what they say (and they know it). It is just enough for them and their supporters that they said something mean and ugly about President Obama, which is what they know their audience wants.

Another thing that has started irritating me is that they seem to believe that everytime Obama talks about some thing he wants to do to help people (i.e. college), you'd think- the way right-wingers talk- Obama was making something mandatory.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jan 7, 2012, 03:07 PM (0 replies)

I thought

That conservatives hate government "paying" people to have more children?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jan 7, 2012, 10:20 AM (1 replies)

Republicans can perpetrate some of the worst abuses of power without a fig leaf of remorse

including things like indefinite detention without charges/trial, torture, illegal wiretapping, etc. yet the instant a Democrat tries to implement health care reform or create a new consumer watchdog agency, the Republicans gasp and faint in outrage at the Democrats' "Chicago-style politics" and socialist tyranny!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:03 PM (0 replies)

I'm disappointed as well

though I suspect it has more to do with "politics" and less personal belief. It took a long time, of course, for (viable) Presidential candidates just to be able to publicly support Civil Unions. Hell, even gays in the military and repealing DADT used to be too hot to touch ever since Clinton got burned back in 1993. It will probably be a little while longer before major-party candidates for public office feel like they can openly support same-sex marriage and, yes, I do believe that it is somewhat cowardly not to be able and willing to stand up for it now, particularly at this point in time when more and more states are moving on from Civil Unions to full marriage equality for same-sex citizens despite ongoing pushback from the right but I believe it will eventually happen. One of the biggest problems for proponents of same-sex marriage is that same-sex marriage is (wrongly IMHO) viewed by the public more as "gay rights" than "human rights".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:05 PM (0 replies)

There's no rational basis for opposition to it IMHO

The only basis that anybody EVER puts forward about why same-sex marriage should be illegal/not allowed is always rooted in religious belief but since we are (theoretically) NOT a theocracy and people in our country are free to practice whatever religion they want (or none at all), religious beliefs are (theoretically) not supposed to form the basis of our public policies. I have yet to hear a sincere, rational reasons for why it would in our country's best interests to deny same-sex couples the right to marry, mostly because I suspect that there are none.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jan 6, 2012, 11:04 AM (1 replies)

I did too (initially)

I thought that his (P)residency would be a one-term blip and that we'd regroup and retake Congress and win the WH again in 2004 and I still tend to think that, absent 9/11, we just might have given his mediocrity and general laziness. Bush's first few months in office were pretty disastrous for him politically and, aside from getting his tax cut plan passed, most of his agenda was stymied by Congress and the Dems and the Dems had, in fact, been able to recapture the Senate briefly due to Jim Jeffords' defection. I don't think that, without 9/11, he would have ever been able to get the invasion/occupation of Iraq off the ground either. I also thought (or maybe hoped) that due to the divisiveness of the election caused by the recount and it being thrown into SCOTUS that he might govern in a more bipartisan fashion, which, of course, never happened, especially after 9/11 and especially after he and his party went on to smear Democrats running in the 2002 midterms. Once he was practically coronated as "the decider" or "commander-in-chief" following 9/11, I actually began wondering if our democratic form of government would even survive or if it would die "with thunderous applause".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:37 AM (0 replies)
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