Romney literally stays silent when asked about climate change. This is really awkward…
Is there a more perfect distillation of the American electorate than this clip?
Man yells “what about climate change?”
Man is drowned out by chants of “USA! USA!”
I mean, yeah, sure… why deal with reasonable debate, knowledgable candidates, legitimate differences in the way we might approach these problems… nah, let’s just wave our fucking flags higher and higher.
This might be one of the grossest videos to recently come out and it’s really emblematic of American arrogance. The fault lies with our leaders, corporations, and the mainstream media for the overwhelming denial of global warming prevalent within our country but it’s pretty disgusting to hear chants of “USA!” silence a legitimate and incredibly important challenge (although it was an interruption) to Romney’s denial of a scientific reality while those in the developing world, who contributed very little to the problem, are feeling the brunt of the effects of global warming and stand to lose the most because of our industrialized mass consumption.
Ugh. Disgusted by this…
DATELINE: Sesame Street, 2014 — Two years into President Romney’s first term, hard times have fallen on this once vibrant and diverse section of Fort Greene* formerly known as Sesame Street, since renamed BQE Truck Alternate Route 2. Since President Romney cut funding for the Street on day 1 of his presidency, Big Bird and the rest of the community have been coping with a new free-market economy that has dramatically reshaped their livelihoods and forced many to seek out new professions.
We checked in to find out how these formerly beloved children’s characters have been coping since they’ve been forced to take personal responsibility for themselves for the first time since 1969.
-Thanks to increased demand, Oscar has begun teaching Dumpster diving Skillshare classes.
-Kermit the reporter resigned after being slandered by Fox News for pushing liberal pro-green agenda; now aggregates slideshows for The Muppington Post.
-Since cookie addiction considered pre-existing condition and medicine is a “sometimes food” under RomneyCare; Cookie Monster has developed monster diabetes.
-All sponsorship deals with the number 47 terminated.
-Bert and Ernie have been happily married in New York State for three years, actually are Log Cabin Republicans, as it turns out; raking in dividends thanks to easing of the Capital Letter Gains tax.
-Mr. Hooper was forced out as big box retailer takes over the corner.
-In a culture unsympathetic to performance art, Gonzo was forced to become a greeter at said big box store.
-Gordon and Maria priced out after accused of only getting housing on the desirable Sesame Street because of section 8.
Local Muppet community organizers were arrested after accused of forming illegal Super Grover PAC.
-Yip Yip Yip monsters have self-deported back to space after “press 2 for ‘yip’ ” options outlawed.
-Former puppeteers now moonlighting as proctologists to make ends meet.
-Due to budget cuts and evolution no longer existing, Snuffleupagus forced to become imaginary again, replaced with Josiah The Raptor-Riding Caveman.
-Guy Smiley has been promoted to debate moderator (just the lifeless puppet, not the guy who operates it).
-Count von Count was brought onto the Romney team as Auto Czar. “One, two, THREE CLOSED AMERICAN AUTO FACTORIES. Ha ha ha”
I believe he made a speech addressing racism during the ‘08 primaries.
Here’s the thing, if he made a speech or statement today talking about race and racism he’d get his ass handed to him. White republicans would come out the damn woodwork talking about he was “playing the race card” and being “divisive.” White liberals would still hold their “he’s not talking about me,” “I’m not racist because I’m a liberal” views. Everyone else would talk about how he’s “complaining” and how they wish he would talk about something “more important.”
In short, he wouldn’t change a damn thing. He may be president, but he’s still a black man. White people don’t listen to black people when they talk about race.
(Rebloggable by request)
^ Remember when Obama dared to make an emphatic and empathetic comment regarding Trayvon Martin’s death and the Republicans instantly turned his comment and the ENTIRE tragic event into some politicized racial wanking cuntfest
Precisely. If he were to talk too much about race, he’d be seen as too “radical” by plenty of racist conservatives, which is pretty damn upsetting. Hell, if he were to talk back to Romney the way Romney was talking at him during the debates, you KNOW people would be calling him a “thug.”
Racism isn’t over, and the fact that the president can’t even REALLY talk about racism is a sure sign of that.
Samuel L. Jackson: ‘Wake the Fuck Up’ (by newsInworld)
OH SWEET JESUS!
THIS IS THE BEST POLITICAL AD EVER!!!
WATCH THIS SHIT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh. my. god.
Well here’s a headline you don’t see every day…
If you’re skeptical, hear him say it for himself.
It just gets worse and worse as you read it and LISTEN to him. Holy crap. Spread this, I mean it, to every American able to vote LISTEN.
I agree that everyone should listen to what he said. Not just read, but listen.
HOWEVER. We really, really need to be careful about encouraging the notion that the election’s in the bag. Because the more we say that, the more we run the risk of people deciding they don’t need to get out the vote, and the more we put our future at risk.
There is still work to be done to ensure that Mitt Romney stays far away from the presidency. And we need to make sure that people know that, and don’t all decide that their effort is no longer needed.
Agreed 100%. There’s also the issue that people who listen to that shit and agree with him may not recognize or think he’s talking about THEM. So just because he’s said some terrible things about a large chunk of the country doesn’t mean people who plan to vote for him are going to change their mind over it.
The 2012 GOP platform • Laying out the party’s official position on abortion rights, which RNC chairman Reince Priebus sought to distance from the Romney campaign last week. As had been reported in the days leading up to the platform’s release, it includes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, but this was the first glimpse of specific language – claiming a protection of the “dignity of women,” and referencing health risks from abortion, albeit in an entirely non-specific manner (to be sure, any medical procedure has some degree of risk involved, but scientifically unfounded claims about abortion and breast cancer have been common for years). source (via • follow)
“The dignity of women”
Let’s also not forget that this claim that abortion endangers the health and well-being of people is a flat out LIE.
AND not to mention, but abortions still happen when they’re illegal… they’re just way less safe due to lack of access to safer abortion procedures. Screw the GOP.
There is no doubt Obama is pro-choice. He has said so many times. There is also no doubt Romney is running on what he calls a pro-life platform. But any honest analysis of the facts shows the situation is much more complicated than that.
For example, Obama’s Affordable Care Act does not pay for abortions. In Massachusetts, Romney’s health care law does. Obama favors, and included in the Affordable Care Act, $250 million of support for vulnerable pregnant women and alternatives to abortion. This support will make abortions much less likely, since most abortions are economic. Romney, on the other hand, has endorsed Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan’s budget, which will cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of the federal plans that support poor women. The undoubted effect: The number of abortions in the United States will increase. On these facts, Obama is much more pro-life than Romney.
Nicholas P. Cafardi, for the National Catholic Reporter - Which presidential candidate is truly pro-life?
This is great.
Sounds like this guy agrees with the nuns (Leadership Conference of Women Religious), who insist that pro-life doesn’t equal pro-fetus, and that access to contraception is key to presevring the quality and sanctity of life. And, you know, with reality and its liberal bias.
Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a “method of conception.”
Wow, right? Talk about a benign euphemism. Rape —RAPE! — is now a “method of conception.” You know, like love-making, just without the love.
There could be no greater testament to the utter abdication of responsibility by what passes for a “news” media in America in 2012 than that, despite the grotesquerie of this cavalierly callous comment, chances are better than good that this is the first you’re hearing of it.
Here, watch it — and try to figure out why this has gotten NO MAINSTREAM MEDIA play (not even here at the Huffington Post) despite it being, to my mind, a far more offensive remark than Todd Akin’s imbecilic blurt of last weekend. What, are we tired of stupid remarks about rape now, so Ryan gets a free pass?
Given the demands for Akin’s resignation from a mere Senate race when his musings on “legitimate rape” were publicized, what do you imagine the reaction would be if people were as familiar with VP wannabe Ryan’s stunning statement? Might there be a cacophony of outrage? Might there be calls for his resignation from the ticket? Might there be a focus on how fundamentally oblivious these people who would make our laws are to not just women’s but humans’ rights and dignity? Sure, there might, but then of course people would have to have heard about it.
According to the man who would be the proverbial heartbeat away from the White House, and who in any event would — given Romney’s utter hollowness — have an inordinate influence on the judicial appointments that will determine how much freedom our children get to live under, RAPE = “METHOD OF CONCEPTION.” And yet, unless you’re a frequenter of one of a dozen or so lefty blogs — or my friend on Facebook — you probably knew nothing about it.
I truly despair for the country my 14-year-old daughter is inheriting. That a remark this intensely revealing of the danger posed by this ticket can go basically unreported is as nauseating to me as the quote itself.
YOU awesome readers heard about, because I love you enough to keep you in the loop. I don’t know what the rest of the media is doing with their time.
this deserves ten million notes.
Dr Willke, a prominent anti-abortion campaigner, claims to be an authority on the theory espoused by Mr Akin that victims of what the Republican congressman called “legitimate rape” do not become pregnant because their bodies “shut down” due to the trauma. …
Dr Willke told The Daily Telegraph that he did meet Mr Romney during a presidential primary campaign stop in the doctor’s home city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in October last year. Local news reports at the time noted that the candidate held “private meetings” during the visit.
Read: The Telegraph
Hi, we really can’t afford to let a Romney presidency happen.
As great as this is, I’m once again reminded of the sad truth that Jon Stewart — a comedian — is doing the media’s job better than the media itself.
The Young Turks did a thing on this too. Americans are OVERWHELMINGLY in favor of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act; it’s just that Fox News and a $235 million attack ad campaign from the GOP have made people think Obamacare is scary and bad.
Why is it so hard for mainstream media companies to criticize Romney? And every lying Republican who says stupid untrue shit? Ugh. Journalism rage.
if you are not monumentally concerned with ensuring that people do not have to choose between eating and getting medical care, that people do not go bankrupt trying to stay healthy and alive, that insurance companies are prevented from exploiting and ruining the sick & needy and lining their pockets with our life savings, that people do not QUITE LITERALLY DIE because of poverty & inequality
you are a monster
I’m leaving Erica’s beautiful tags below as is.
Take your pick.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the GOP.
This photoset makes my head hurt. And my heart.
…these people frighten me.