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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
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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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My question

is why anybody not already inclined to vote Republican would suddenly vote for them over this single "issue". "Yeah, the Republican Party sucks donkey balls in all other areas but I'm going to vote for them so that Obama doesn't make non-profit Catholic organizations cover birth control! Really?

Any Democrat whom thinks like this and would suddenly vote for the Republican Party over this (THIS!) is a "fair weather" Democrat to begin with. Not to even mention the fact that if they vote Republican in the Presidential Election over this in November, they'll (likely) be voting for a guy who enacted the SAME policy in Massachusetts when he was governor!


Higher ups in the Catholic Church seem to be trying to manufacture a controversy over this new regulation where none should even exist- if the facts were properly presented that is.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 8, 2012, 06:21 PM (0 replies)

I can't wrap my head around it either

My only conclusion is that they've got to do a certain number of negative Obama/Democrat pieces to "balance" what I'm sure is a potential tsunami of negative GOP pieces and, while I'm sure the neither side has their hands completely clean when it comes to telling the unvarnished and absolute truth, it feels like they have to s--t--r--e--t--c-h, contort, and twist a lot of things to arrive at a negative ruling for Obama/Democrats. The fact of the matter is that Democrats just don't say as much dumb/false stuff as Republicans IMHO (or at least they keep it to themselves and don't actually say it out loud where the media circus could pick up on it).
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 8, 2012, 10:29 AM (0 replies)

Politifact strikes again!

They've rated Marco Rubio's claim that Obama ran more negative ads during the 2008 Election "Mostly True".

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/feb/06/marco-rubio/marco-rubio-no-candidate-has-run-more-negative-ads/

*ugh*
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 8, 2012, 10:10 AM (8 replies)

I've long believed (and I stand by this)

that all the major oil execs meet in the bowels of a smoke-filled room somewhere every morning and come to a mutual agreement on a daily "excuse" for having to hike gas prices that they immediately hammer out and deliver to all major media outlets.

either that or they just randomly spin a "wheel of excuses" to get their talking points for the day. I still haven't worked out how price drops factor into it though they're probably smart enough to realize that they can't keep prices sky-high forever. Either that or they're just doing it to mess with our minds.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:34 PM (1 replies)

I don't think that you make your states richer

by making workers poorer, less safe, less protected. Republicans don't believe that the two can co-exist peacefully. Just like they apparently think that despoiling the environment is required for a strong economy.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Feb 6, 2012, 12:08 PM (0 replies)

Question: Did Virginia take Obama's stimulus money?

Oops. O'Donnell sure did! So, will O'Donnell credit Obama's stimulus that all of them roundly smeared (but many still pocketed) for helping? They didn't do it all on their own. Plus, O'Donnell appeared went Enron/Arthur Anderson and used a bunch of accounting tricks to make things look better.
http://mediamatters.org/research/201108250024

I wonder how many other Republican governors accepted Obama's stimulus money and/or resorted to accounting tricks to make things look better?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Feb 6, 2012, 09:31 AM (2 replies)

But the economy was improving back at the beginning of 2011

simply b/c the GOP would be back in control of the House!



Of course, the GOP arguably helped put the economy back into a slump over the months following them taking the House culminating in a first-ever (?) downgrade of our credit worthiness by consciously taking the debt ceiling fight to the eleventh hour.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Feb 3, 2012, 10:01 PM (0 replies)

I'm already busy spreading the word

Most people I talk to are upset about this. It was an incredibly boneheaded move. Depriving Planned Parenthood of 100% of its funding for services such as......um.....breast cancer screening simply because 3% of the services it provides are "objectionable" to somebody is just boneheaded, particularly coming from an organization that was founded to help prevent, treat, and hopefully, find a cure for breast cancer!!! And then to claim that the reason they are withdrawing funding is because Planned Parenthood is being "treated" to a politically motivated GOP witch hunt (has it even turned up any evidence of wrongdoing yet?) is just more stupidity.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:41 PM (0 replies)

I think that the shock of losing to Obama in 2008 is mostly what sent them over the edge

That and the Palin hate rallies during the campaign. Their seeming inability to completely crush the guy before and after the election despite their scorched earth tactics, hostage-taking, and endless smearing of Obama as "Barack X" has driven them completely insane. Them deciding to embrace the "Tea Party" and their fanaticism and allowing them to influence the direction of the party as a means of regaining some semblance of control last year has also contributed to their disintegration, mental and otherwise.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:37 PM (0 replies)

Did I hear this correctly?

Komen withdrew their grant to Planned Parenthood because they are "under investigation" by the House GOP?



So now, all the GOP has to do is to start a politically motivated "investigation" of any and all recipients of Komen money and that immediately disqualifies them from funding.................or did they just happen to decide to pull the plug on Planned Parenthood and then came up with this convenient excuse?

Boy, this just keeps getting better and better. Komen is going to live to regret this IMHO.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:17 PM (3 replies)
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