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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: 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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This is not one of the things that I tend to get instantly outraged over

Things like torture (in our name and by our people), yes, but (legally authorized) surveillance.........meh. Not saying that we shouldn't revisit all this now that the "war on terror" seems to have cooled down a bit with the death of OBL and the diminished capabilities of AQ, as well as the questionable effectiveness of such programs in the first place but what "grinds my gears" may not be exactly what upsets somebody else but I do question the hysterics and sheer insanity unleashed by all of these "scandals" being ground out by the corporate media since President Obama's re-election. I think that there is a zone to exist where we can be concerned about some things without freaking out and calling for somebody's head over it. Right?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 10, 2013, 03:59 PM (0 replies)

It seems like being "anti-Obama" for whatever real or imagined slight is considered "street cred"

for some people. For Republicans, they practically have to be to keep the teabaggers and Rush Limbaugh from going crazy ON them. Some progressives seem to oppose President Obama just so that they can tell themselves (and others) that they've not "sold out" their principles or that they are not being cheerleading "Obamabots". I fail to see what this person who heckled Michelle Obama thought that she might get out it. Well, I guess that she DID get some publicity and a newspaper column out of it but it's not going to really change anything in regards to advancing LGBT equality. Getting people out to the polls and getting a bunch of pro-LGBT equality candidates elected OTOH will and we DO have an election coming up next year that she could be working on. Going after people whom are already on your side just seems like a dumb strategy. Going after and getting rid of opponents is a much much better one IMHO.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Jun 9, 2013, 07:08 PM (0 replies)

It sounds like they are setting up the IRS and the Obama/Democratic "Culture of Intimidation"

to win votes in 2014. I'm beginning to hear conservatives/teabaggers increasingly using the IRS as the "whipping post" for their woes. I'm sure that they will run (once again) against ACA. Whether or not these things turn out to be a potent political topic for most people remains to be seen. I don't see it gaining that much traction, particularly as more and more information comes out about the IRS concerns. Frankly, I don't think that it actually reflects that well on the teabaggers as I suspect that far fewer of their groups actually qualify for tax-exempt status than what the IRS has already approved.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Jun 9, 2013, 02:57 PM (0 replies)

I can't help but feel that she is heckling the wrong people over LGBT equality

Heckling John Boehner or Mitch McConnell and other Republicans about not pushing ENDA and/or getting a long-term filibuster-prood Democratic majority together would probably be a more productive effort. Democrats and President Obama are on board with LGBT equality but executive orders are not always the best vehicle for long term change IMHO
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jun 8, 2013, 12:58 PM (4 replies)

Consider the source

Wingnuts are just using this as another fraudulent line of attack on ACA. The rule in question has been around for awhile and a GWB appointed Judge and the right wing are trying to carve out an exemption for this young girl for seemingly political reasons (ie attacking Obama, Sebelius, and, of course, their favourite whipping post, Obamacare)
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jun 6, 2013, 10:33 AM (0 replies)

You see, here's how it goes:

Republicans LIKE big government- provided that it serves and benefits THEM, their donors, their "base", their future electoral prospects.

They HATE big government when it serves and benefits anybody OTHER than them, their donors, their "base", their future electoral prospects, etc.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jun 5, 2013, 05:52 PM (0 replies)

It's interesting (or maybe not so much given what I know of most Republicans)

that John McCain, Lindsey Graham, et. al easily and eagerly overlooked her (Condi's) abject incompetence as NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR in preventing (or even attempting to prevent) 9/11 and her role in garnering support for invading Iraq based on flimsy- or abjectly false- "evidence" and helped elevate her to the SOS position in W's second (first) term and they absolutely CRUCIFIED Susan Rice over "talking points" (for which she was not responsible) regarding the Benghazi "scandal" and helped dissuade her and/or President Obama from consideration for SOS in Obama's second term in office to succeed Hillary Clinton. It's things like this that make it impossible for me to take Republicans seriously most of the time. *ugh*

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jun 5, 2013, 05:48 PM (1 replies)

Exactly TEA=Taxed Enough Already!

Where do they think that the money for roads that they drive on comes from? Where do they think that money for the police and fire departments come from? It would be nice if they could do a thought experiment sometime about what a world without taxes would actually look like. I'm not sure that, if they thought about it hard enough, they would like it much IMHO but then again, they don't *think* much either.........
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jun 5, 2013, 04:53 PM (0 replies)

Kind of makes me wonder

why they think that they should be put in complete charge of the country (again) if they get "intimidated" so easily..........

I would have to start worrying about them becoming "intimidated" by foreign leaders and terrorists
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jun 5, 2013, 03:29 PM (0 replies)

Where in the Constitution

does it say that people have a "right" to tax-exempt status anyway? in their made-up one perhaps?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jun 5, 2013, 07:46 AM (2 replies)
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