July162014

mediamattersforamerica:

Gawker:

The glorious, patriotic message appeared on the side of a former Army Reserve warehouse in Westminster, Maryland that’s been named as a potential site for housing undocumented children.

If the phrase “undocumented Democrats” sounds familiar, Rush Limbaugh takes full credit that he “invented that term back in 2010.” 

This is exactly how right-wing media toxifies the immigration debate. Its dehumanizing messaging is being parroted by rabid anti-immigrant protesters around the country, even in the form of xenophobic vandalism. 

Image via Washington Post. 

June182014
June142014
June72014
demnewswire:

Supporters of voter ID motivated by racial bias, study suggests
State legislators who support voter ID laws are motivated in no small part by racial bias, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. The study finds strong evidence that “discriminatory intent underlies legislative support for voter identification laws.”

demnewswire:

Supporters of voter ID motivated by racial bias, study suggests

State legislators who support voter ID laws are motivated in no small part by racial bias, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. The study finds strong evidence that “discriminatory intent underlies legislative support for voter identification laws.”

(via eviltessmacher)

May282014
“Writ large, the [GOP’s] Southern strategy sought to drum up white resentment toward the “other” in American society, i.e., minorities, and present the Republican Party as the institution that was on the side of the resentful. We know the results: Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” myth, the launching of his 1980 presidential campaign with a speech on “states’ rights” just outside the Mississippi town where three civil rights volunteers had been martyred, an act that a Republican National Committee member from that state had urged Reagan to take in order to win over “George Wallace inclined voters.” And then, eight years later, George H.W. Bush and Lee Atwater gave us Willie Horton, a campaign tactic even Atwater recognized later on required a public apology. A wonderful way for the party that loves to wrap itself in the flag to build a strong sense of national community, right?” Ian Reifowitz, "The Republicans’ Southern Strategy Still Works.  Here’s How Liberals Can Counter It" (via holygoddamnshitballs)

(via oinonio)

May252014
republicandoorknob:

The color of conservative politics in America.
Via @occupydemocrats

republicandoorknob:

The color of conservative politics in America.

Via @occupydemocrats

3PM
assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day for May 24, 2014: John Boehner
By The Daily Edge
The arguments have been made. The economic benefits have been documented. And the polls have been taken.
Americans overwhelmingly support immigration reform, Prominent Republicans—even noted Tea Party leaders—have demanded action. Yet, almost a year after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill, Speaker John Boehner still refuses to bring the bill up for a vote in the House.
Even more shocking, when confronted by Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Boehner claimed that “no one has read” the Senate bill.
Boehner made a pathetic attempt to blame Obamacare for his inaction on immigration reform. But Ramos was having none of that: “What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?” he demanded.
Boehner, of course, was unable to offer a coherent response.
There is one man in America with the power to advance immigration reform this year. Speaker of the House John Boehner has a clear 6-week window in June-July to call a vote. Yet when told, “You can do it. And you really haven’t done it,” by the nation’s most prominent Hispanic journalist, Boehner feebly replied: “I appreciate your opinion,” then moved on to the next question.
For his shameful inaction on immigration reform, compounded by the lies he tells to deflect blame, Speaker John Boehner is Asshole of the Day.
It’s John Boehner’s 7th time as Asshole of the Day: http://assholeoftheday.us/tagged/john-boehner 
Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jorge-ramos-john-boehner-immigration

assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day for May 24, 2014: John Boehner

By The Daily Edge

The arguments have been made. The economic benefits have been documented. And the polls have been taken.

Americans overwhelmingly support immigration reform, Prominent Republicans—even noted Tea Party leaders—have demanded action. Yet, almost a year after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill, Speaker John Boehner still refuses to bring the bill up for a vote in the House.

Even more shocking, when confronted by Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday, Boehner claimed that “no one has read” the Senate bill.

Boehner made a pathetic attempt to blame Obamacare for his inaction on immigration reform. But Ramos was having none of that: “What does Obamacare have to do with immigration reform?” he demanded.

Boehner, of course, was unable to offer a coherent response.

There is one man in America with the power to advance immigration reform this year. Speaker of the House John Boehner has a clear 6-week window in June-July to call a vote. Yet when told, “You can do it. And you really haven’t done it,” by the nation’s most prominent Hispanic journalist, Boehner feebly replied: “I appreciate your opinion,” then moved on to the next question.

For his shameful inaction on immigration reform, compounded by the lies he tells to deflect blame, Speaker John Boehner is Asshole of the Day.

It’s John Boehner’s 7th time as Asshole of the Day: http://assholeoftheday.us/tagged/john-boehner 

Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jorge-ramos-john-boehner-immigration

(via silas216)

May242014
  • The Obama years: when Republicans went completely out of their way to remind black and brown people just how deeply racist the GOP truly is
May82014

Good Things Happen When You Leave The Racist Republican Party

liberalsarecool:

"Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Tuesday that a ‘big reason’ why he left the Republican Party was because many in the GOP were hostile to President Obama due to his race.

Crist, who is running for his old office against Gov. Rick Scott (R), said in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that he felt uncomfortable with his previous party affiliation. Republicans are perceived as ‘anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, [and] anti-gay,’ he said, and they refuse to compromise with Obama. The ex-governor said he feels, ‘liberated as a Democrat.’ …

[Crist] He holds a double-digit lead in at least one poll over Scott, who suffers from poor approval ratings.” 

Crist called the racism “intolerable” which is saying a lot for Florida.

(via recall-all-republicans)

May22014
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