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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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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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The Republicans can't make a deal and keep it

If they cared so much about these cuts, they either shouldn't have voted for the deal in the first place or they should have worked harder to cut a reasonable deal during the "Super Committee" deliberations that ultimately went down in flames. President Obama is, even now, willing to work out a deal to avoid cuts but that's never going to happen because, of course, the Republicans are still pledging their allegiance to anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist. Hopefully, President Obama and his campaign are quick to point these things out.

Edit to add: The Republicans, by arguing against these cuts, are, in fact, arguing that government spending DOES affect . Hope this gets at least a passing mention as well.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jul 13, 2012, 11:38 AM (0 replies)

His "coronation" gave him a bit of a bump (at first)

Other than that, I can't think of anything exceedingly "positive" that has happened for his campaign (so far). He'll get a lot of press coverage when he picks a VP and, depending on who that ends up being, may (or may not) give his campaign a bit of a boost, as will the RNC. I'm not quite sure exactly what will give Romney a little momentum. His strategy seems to mainly to chip away at President Obama's support among his key demographics- enough to slide into the WH. I doubt that it will be enough to do the trick. If any African-Americans might have been enticed to vote for Romney, his *performance* at the NAACP was hopefully enough to ruin those hopes, President Obama's mini-Dream immigration policy change seems to have undone his hopes at bringing down Hispanic support for President Obama. His campaign seems to be going after women now but IMHO he's going to have to give them more of a reason not to support President Obama other than the economy sucks (and most people remember who's to blame for that and it's not President Obama).

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:07 PM (1 replies)


Like somebody else said earlier, they're not likely to replace him and even if they did, that wouldn't make them look very good (plus the Obama campaign would have a field day with it too). I say that we keep hitting 'em where it hurts. We need to fight fair (and with the truth as our ally) but fight tough. I can't believe that, after years and years of getting the stuffing kicked out of candidates and this country by the GOP that anybody would seriously counsel going soft on them, particularly since we're going to have to fight twice as hard this year to make sure enough of OUR people get out to vote to counter voter suppression/disenfranchisement efforts IMHO.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jul 12, 2012, 12:09 PM (0 replies)

Karl Rove's Crossroads blames "War on Women" on President Obama


The message seems to be that the real "War on Women" is NOT the gazillions of Republican-sponsored and Republican-signed (in the states) anti-choice laws, transvaginal ultrasound laws, or attacks on funding for Planned Parenthood. No, it's President Obama and the Democrats whom are waging the real war on women because the economy- that President Obama inherited from Karl's boss, George W. Bush and the Republicans whom controlled Congress for 75% of his eight-year term term in office- sucks and is still being fixed by President Obama and the Democratic Party (with no help from the Republicans BTW).

Try again, Karl!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jul 11, 2012, 11:05 AM (5 replies)

President Obama has a lot of "paths" to victory this time around

He will undoubtedly lose some red-leaning states (i.e. Indiana) that he won last time but Romney has to basically "run the tables" in a lot of states in order to win. Odds are he won't be able to do that. As always, turnout is key. Romney will have to pick up a significant amount of momentum or "enthusiasm" to win against President Obama. The bigger worry for me are the downticket races but if we get a lot of people to the polls for President Obama, odds are good that they'll vote Dem in the downticket races too, so we need to keep the heat turned up in those races as well!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jul 11, 2012, 10:21 AM (1 replies)

Romney on "Romneycare": Massachusetts Democrats made me do it!


Good luck with that, Mitt!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Jul 11, 2012, 09:20 AM (5 replies)

cut taxes IN THE HOPES OF bolstering their local economies?

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:15 PM (1 replies)

I would ask why they are afraid of him

but I suspect that I already know the answer. I don't know why we should fuss so much over cowards like these so-called "job creators"?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:19 PM (0 replies)


I have to keep myself from laughing (and crying) every time I hear Republicans start suggesting that accessing health care services should be like shopping for a new Blu-Ray player (or computer, or TV).

It burns!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:29 AM (0 replies)

Hearing the Repubs push the lie that ACA is killing jobs

makes me want to pull my hair out. The argument used to be that the "uncertainty" about the law being implemented due to the pending SCOTUS decision was restraining businesses but now that that's been resolved, the constitutionality of the law shouldn't be an issue anymore (unless, of course, you're Rand Paul). Of course, now the Republicans are trying to keep things "uncertain" by vowing to repeal law as soon as they have the ability to do so and their plans for what to "replace" it with are, well, rather "uncertain" as well. The law itself is being used by the Republicans and their Tea Party as a scapegoat IMHO for why the economy isn't improving as fast as it needs but it really is a "red herring" as far as the economy is concerned.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jul 9, 2012, 12:29 PM (0 replies)
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