There are three reasons some Republicans are trying to block the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: Gays, immigrants, and Native Americans.
missatralissa:

Oh no, quick call the wambulance there are upset and offended WHITE PEOPLE. 
So, apparently Robert De Niro made a joke at a fundraiser starring Michelle Obama. The joke was that “America isn’t ready for a white first lady.”
Now, Newt Gingrich is TERRIBLY offended and is demanding President Obama apologize him. 
Hey Newt, YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP! Do you know how many HORRIBLE racist things have been said about the President and his wife? How dare you act like you’ve been so offended and damaged by this joke. You have no idea what it’s like to have racist slurs slung at you or your wife; so sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up and enjoy your white male privileges, you gigantic asshat.
(via Robert DeNiro’s Joke ‘Inappropriate’, Says Obama Campaign)

missatralissa:

Oh no, quick call the wambulance there are upset and offended WHITE PEOPLE. 

So, apparently Robert De Niro made a joke at a fundraiser starring Michelle Obama. The joke was that “America isn’t ready for a white first lady.”

Now, Newt Gingrich is TERRIBLY offended and is demanding President Obama apologize him. 

Hey Newt, YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP! Do you know how many HORRIBLE racist things have been said about the President and his wife? How dare you act like you’ve been so offended and damaged by this joke. You have no idea what it’s like to have racist slurs slung at you or your wife; so sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up and enjoy your white male privileges, you gigantic asshat.

(via Robert DeNiro’s Joke ‘Inappropriate’, Says Obama Campaign)

underthemountainbunker:

“I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country… Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.” Eric Cantor, Teaparty House Leader, Oct. 7, 2011

Because the Teaparty has never, never — no, never evah pitted Americans against Americans! *clutching pearls*

Images from Buzzfeed: What teabaggers signs say vs. what they mean:

Message to Cantor and the Teaparty: There is nothing comparable to the Teaparty’s “pitting of Americans against Americans” in the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Not only do both sides NOT do it, but #99percent actually INCLUDES the dipshits with the signs above.

cornachio:

Occupy Wallstreet VS GOP Candidates

cornachio:

Occupy Wallstreet VS GOP Candidates

(Except elephants are awesome.)

(Except elephants are awesome.)

cognitivedissonance:

You want to know what supposedly pro-life conservatives are tweeting? I am shaking with anger and disgust. This is the party which cheers the executions of over 200 people in Texas, and the deaths of uninsured people.

Where is our humanity?

pantslessprogressive:

liberalsarecool:

“By the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over.”

— Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), in an interview on MSNBC, on why as a small business owner he can’t afford a tax increase.

Would $410,000 make it better? Paying your fair share…

Aw, only $400,000? Poor thing. I’d write a check, but my eyes are tearing up…

timetruthhumor:

kileyrae:

Do you really believe that?

Dear Republican Presidential Candidates, 

Should the uninsured really be left to suffer and die?

Sadly, we already know that many Republican voters feel this way. But what do the candidates have to say?

And I’d like a real answer. Not some hemming and hawing answer about the fair market value of health care or any kind of crap like that.

justother:

pantslessprogressive:

If I can give you only one reason why public transportation is awesome, it’s that you could converse for half an hour with a stranger about the soothing comedy of political memes (because talking about the weather gets boring after a while).

During our conversation this evening, we decided the only good way to understand memes is in the context of understanding how this circus functions.

Ahem. Huntsman is only moderate by comparison. He’s not really moderate. He’s still to the right of the last moderate Republican president, Richard Nixon. 

stfuconservatives:

motherjones:

The words “Pants on Fire” come up repeatedly.

I like that the only thing that was rated true was Romney saying that Perry said that Social Security was a failure.

-Joe

Republicans: keeping 15 million people out of work to get one black guy fired.
cultureofresistance:

 
The capitalist system sets up a false jobs vs. environment conflict, that serves the system on both sides. If people’s land wasn’t stolen and destroyed, they wouldn’t be able to be forced into a position of dependency and into the labor force in the first place.
Here’s an interesting article by a labor leader about why he opposes the Tar Sands pipeline. Though he’s very much part of the establishment unions, he seems to be honestly grappling with the false conflict between labor and the environment that has been set up by the ruling class. I don’t see things the same way he does (like his advocacy of “green jobs” within a continued framework of capitalism, or participating in a protest of orchestrated arrests that appeals to Obama), but he makes some good points and, I think, eloquently expresses the real anguish of the worker trapped in a bind — of balancing the immediate need to feed one’s family while realizing that the only options we’re offered for doing so are destroying their future.
http://www.truth-out.org/why-im-marching-bill-mckibben-protest-keystone-pipeline/1314112061
- Stephanie McMillan

cultureofresistance:

The capitalist system sets up a false jobs vs. environment conflict, that serves the system on both sides. If people’s land wasn’t stolen and destroyed, they wouldn’t be able to be forced into a position of dependency and into the labor force in the first place.

Here’s an interesting article by a labor leader about why he opposes the Tar Sands pipeline. Though he’s very much part of the establishment unions, he seems to be honestly grappling with the false conflict between labor and the environment that has been set up by the ruling class. I don’t see things the same way he does (like his advocacy of “green jobs” within a continued framework of capitalism, or participating in a protest of orchestrated arrests that appeals to Obama), but he makes some good points and, I think, eloquently expresses the real anguish of the worker trapped in a bind — of balancing the immediate need to feed one’s family while realizing that the only options we’re offered for doing so are destroying their future.

http://www.truth-out.org/why-im-marching-bill-mckibben-protest-keystone-pipeline/1314112061

- Stephanie McMillan

A poet once said, ‘life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line.’

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, at last night’s Republican debate, inadvertently quoting from the Donna Summer song “The Power of One” — better known as the theme song from Pokémon: The Movie 2000.

[nymag.]

(via thedailywhat)

That’s funny. 

(via fuckyeahchoice)

shortformblog:

Questionable phrase of the day: Mitt Romney, facing a tough crowd in Iowa, says the words “Corporations are people, my friend.” This will be used against him for the next year and a half, guys.