June282012
“You start out in 1954 by saying “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968, you can’t say “nigger” — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like “forced busing,” “states’ rights,” and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now that you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things, and a byproduct of them is that blacks get hurt worse than whites.”

Lee Atwater, a head republican strategist, in an anonymous interview in 1981. He is admitting that republicans use coded-language to appeal to the racists in their base. Because, as he always said, “people vote their fears.”

Lee, who would eventually become the head of the Republican National Committee, helped Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush win their Presidential elections by teaching them to use overtly-racist tactics.

When the N-word became taboo, Republicans began referring to black people in less-direct ways, with terms like “welfare queens.” They learned how to say the N-word, without saying the N-word.

Sadly, this still continues today. As seen in Newt Gingrich’s claim that Obama is a “food stamp President” and Rick Santorum’s assertion that he doesn’t “want to make black people’s lives better by giving them someone else’s money.”

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May82012

The primary campaign certainly made it clear that Governor Romney and I have some differences. But there are many significant areas in which we agree: the need for lower taxes, smaller government, and a reduction in out-of-control spending. We certainly agree that abortion is wrong and marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am also comfortable with Governor Romney on foreign policy matters, and we share the belief that we can never allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons. And while I had concerns about Governor Romney making a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare, I have no doubt if elected he will work with a Republican Congress to repeal it and replace it with a bottom up, patient, not government, driven system.


Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Governor Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime.

Santorum endorses Romney: ‘All hands on deck’ (via Politico)

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April252012
destroythegop:

randomactsofchaos:

Drew Sheneman (04/18/2012)

2012: Year of the Women VOTER

destroythegop:

randomactsofchaos:

Drew Sheneman (04/18/2012)

2012: Year of the Women VOTER

April242012
April42012
“Don’t run any more negative ads against Santorum, and let it be okay for him to win his home state and possibly save face.”

— Some advice for Romney (via nationaljournal)

So far, the main super PAC supporting Romney, Restore Our Future, has spent more than $153,000 against Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania. 

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I can’t really see that happening. It would mean that Mitt Romney would have to have humility, compassion and grace in his personality. I haven’t seen any evidence to that at all. I mean, the guy tied his dog to the top of the car for a long road-trip. If you treat a family member like that, how will you treat an acquaintance or stranger?

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March302012
Click the source link to see the video clip of Republican Rick Santorum being a racist.

Click the source link to see the video clip of Republican Rick Santorum being a racist.

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March262012
March252012
March212012
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Endorsed Mitt Romney For President

"Now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall," Bush said in a statement.

Oh, please.
Let’s start with that lie about fiscal conservatism.  That’s all it is…a lie. The facts show that Republicans are good at running up the debt….Borrow & spend and lower taxes on the wealthy is all they know. None of those things counts as fiscal conservatism.
And what about those jobs?
When given the chance to talk about the economy & jobs, the Republicans choose to talk about birth control, gay marriage, pornography, abortion, Iran, repealing health care reform…etc. 
If they do happen to mention jobs, it will be to tell the lie that cutting taxes on the wealthy will create jobs. We know this is a lie, because George W. Bush cut taxes on the wealthy and caused the mess we are in now.
If you’re unemployed, here is what the Republican Party thinks of you:

“We need a candidate who’s going to be a fighter for freedom…. I don’t care what the unemployment rate’s going to be. Doesn’t matter to me. My campaign doesn’t hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates.”—
Rick Santorum

 

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Endorsed Mitt Romney For President

"Now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall," Bush said in a statement.

Oh, please.

Let’s start with that lie about fiscal conservatism.  That’s all it is…a lie. The facts show that Republicans are good at running up the debt….Borrow & spend and lower taxes on the wealthy is all they know. None of those things counts as fiscal conservatism.

And what about those jobs?

When given the chance to talk about the economy & jobs, the Republicans choose to talk about birth control, gay marriage, pornography, abortion, Iran, repealing health care reform…etc.

If they do happen to mention jobs, it will be to tell the lie that cutting taxes on the wealthy will create jobs. We know this is a lie, because George W. Bush cut taxes on the wealthy and caused the mess we are in now.

If you’re unemployed, here is what the Republican Party thinks of you:

We need a candidate who’s going to be a fighter for freedom…. I don’t care what the unemployment rate’s going to be. Doesn’t matter to me. My campaign doesn’t hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates.”—

Rick Santorum

 

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