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In my print column this week, I argue that it’s time for the Democrats to abandon identity politics.

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jmt13
jmt13

Answer me this:  If the Republican party is an inclusive party, why did they not caption the convention?  There are 46 million Americans with hearing loss who depend on captioning to get information.

The party of President Obama has consistently captioned videos in his three and a half years.  The video on the White House website is consistently captioned.  The DNC will be captioned.

Why are the Republicans overlooking a fairly large number of Americans(and their families)?  Something as easy as providing captioning is winning the Democratic party some grateful and diehard fans.

ahandout
ahandout

Now that the media has looked at Romney's taxes, and every other detail of his life, can we ask Obama why he sealed his records?  What is Barry hiding?  His name?  His grades?  Who paid his way through college?  What?  His writings?  

53underscore3
53underscore3

GOP in unexplored negative territory, following Ryan and the convention.

Looks like GOP gold is turning into poo:

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.n...

paulejb
paulejb

53_3,

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 44% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided."

R 48% O 44%

http://www.rasmussenreports.co... 

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 

Thanks, Clint "“Do you just—you know—I know—people were wondering—you

don’t—handle that OK" Eastwood! 

You and Romney have given the White

House to Obama for 4 more years!!!!  Phonydrearljr1/georgiamd is having cramps!!!

Real Academy Award-worthy performance!!!  Must have been your opening

scene for your new movie,  OLD AND

MINDLESS !!!  How do you spell “senile”?

 

GOBAMA 2012!!!

politathiest
politathiest

C aring .... If it doesn't cost a tax hike

O ut of touch with real workers

N o you can't have any, its all mine

S ervicing Americans......that count

E veryman for himself, (see "N")

R ighteous......in their own minds

V iolent, angry, war mongers

A rogant

T ax cheats

I rrational

V itriolic

E (see first "E" , it warrents saying it again)

cin
cin

Wow, the right-wingers are in a total froth here. I can't get through the first page of posts without imagining the spittle flying and the fists clenched in rage. OFF! MY! LAWN!

outsider2011
outsider2011

 I was thinking the same thing; like they're trying very very hard to convince everyone - there's an awful lot of posts here saying nothing - well, stories that say nothing.

I am not sure i see spittle, so much as children jumping up and down with their hands raised, screaming, i'm here, i'm here.

cin
cin

I really should try harder to have more patience with them. We are in a historic moment in history, I think. Times are changing. Things have to change in order for humanity to survive and thrive. Society can change peacefully, or there can be a lot of blood involved. I hope that we are intelligent enough as a species to move forward with minimal damage. People--especially older folks who can't envision a future so different from the past they've lived through--are afraid. And people in fear lash out. It's understandable, and a more honorable person than I would talk softly to them and try to convince them to think and grow and just enjoy the ride to the future.

But eff that. It's just so much more fun to poke them instead.

politathiest
politathiest

Paulebj has been spoutting about an article about how new jobs are lower wages trying to imply this is Obama's fault . here's part of that article he conveniently left out .

Since 2001, employment has grown 8.7 percent in lower-wage occupations and 6.6 percent in high-wage ones. Over that period, midwage occupation employment has fallen by 7.3 percent.

first thing you should know this is it says "since 2001" . that means it was since bush took office . second thing to know it is that the higher wage jobs have increased as well as the bottom wage jobs . this explains perfectly the income disparity and why middle class wages have been stagnant FOR TWO DECADES! . what we've lost is the middle class . what paulebj has inadvertently done is prove MY POINT THAT I'VE POSTED MANY TIMES! the top percentages are having their wages increase while the poor are loosing wages and this income disparity is wiping out the middle class . please everyone here feel free to spread this around the block and with a heartfelt thanks to Paulebj for helping make our case for us .

cin
cin

 I assume when paul spouts this stuff that it means that he plans to join OWS. How can you complain about stagnant working-class wages without noting that the accounts of those in the top 1% are getting fatter and fatter? Why, it's just intellectually bankrupt to note the one point but not the other.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

Spambot is a moron.

He is simply not capable of anything more than spouting the propaganda written for the willfully ignorant.

~

politathiest
politathiest

Azera has a really good idea that the Democrats can use at their convention . take that same debt clock that they had up and start taking off the amount that is not Obama's fault . as he points out that include how much of that that that has come just from the economy being down which is do mostly to the banking fiasco the GOP wanted all along by deregulating . and even though the Republicans don't like us giving them blame a large part of that is because our economy stalled do to Bush's war and high fuel prices at cetera . the graph that he gives that will be listed below shows how much also out debt is accumulating because of the unfunded war an d mostly Bush tax cuts . basically 80 plus percent of the deficit clock attributable to democratic Administration would be gone. any Obama organizer should consider starting with the current debt and start dropping off the amounts that are attributable to Republican policies. then have the sign flash alternately between Republican percentage and Democrat percentage .

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

cin
cin

 In picture form, show the debt clock with Boehner, Ryan, et al beneath it, with the words "We built this."

politathiest
politathiest

Perfect! So who has convention connections? A popular comedian to narate amounts atributed to debt by GOP would prob be best. Ryan will be campaign so he's out. No forget, that, someone like Morgan freeman (clints movie bud) and he can end saying, "there GOP that's your "Trillion dollar baby".

paulejb
paulejb

53_3,

1. "Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds"

We have an economy.  Did you notice?  We have an economy because of TARP I and II. 53_3 -- 1, paulejb --

02. You lost that one, by default.  You didn't even deny the GOP held the US hostage.  My oh my...

53_3 -- 2, paulejb --

03.  For younger workers, I'm not surprised.  They will have to pay for insurance. But for the rest of us, no way. You're oh-fer:

53_3 -- 3, paulejb -- 0[victory dance]

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Sad really,

1. TARP was a GWB initiative.

2. Incoherent reply to this: http://www.american.com/graphi...

3. Typically Democrat - Who cares who's paying, I've got mine!

53underscore3
53underscore3

1. TARP I was a Democratic initiative that GWB didn't want to sign until the political pressure became too powerful to resist, and was shared with Obama.  TARP II was Obama all the way.

53_3 -- 4, paulejb 0

2. I wasn't talking about where the taxes came from.  I was talking about Obama trying to balance the budget and getting stymied by the GOP each time.  They held the country hostage over taxes for the super rich.

53_3 -- 5, paulejb 0

3. Young people need to have skins in this game, too. Young people get hurt too so making them get medical insurance lightens the burden on hospitals because they don't have medically indigent young people to care for.

53_3 -- 6, paulejb 0

You're not doing very good, even when you do endthread....

paulejb
paulejb

53_3,

1. TARP was a GWB and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson production. Democrats, including backbencher Barack Obama, merely signed on to it.

2. Budget? What budget? Obama's last two budgets couldn't get even one vote in the Congress. Not even socialist Bernie Sanders could stomach what Obama was serving up. And the Democrats in the Congress haven't come up with a budget in three years.

3. Young people have been stuck with a no job economy, endless payments for entitlements from which they are unlikely to benefit and $16 trillion in debt. All young people have left is the faded posters.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/...

paulejb
paulejb

"And now for the Democrats."

"Partisan TrendsNumber of Republicans in America Reaches Record High"

"During August, 37.6% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 34.9% in July  and 35.4% in June. It’s also the largest number of Republicans ever recorded by Rasmussen Report since monthly tracking began in November 2002." 

http://www.rasmussenreports.co... 

Is there anybody left to show up in Charlotte?

politathiest
politathiest

Rassmussen..... Baa haa haa. give it up . you guys better work hard at going back in getting the libertarian back in order because they're credibly passed off and going to Gary Johnson

paulejb
paulejb

"And now for the Democrats."

"Party Crasher!… US Debt Expected to Top $16 Trillion During DNC Convention"

http://www.thegatewaypundit.co... 

http://thegatewaypundit.com/wp...

cin
cin

 I wish I knew your real name, paul. Because one of these times when I donate to Obama, I'd love to donate in your name.

La_Randy
La_Randy

Paul Bianco cin. You can find him at 'thesenewtimes' blog.

He cannot generate any comments there so he shows up here to spread his ignorance.

paulejb
paulejb

cin,

You should donate to Barry. He deserves a grand going away party.

paulejb
paulejb

"And now the Democrats."

"Chicago Teachers Union authorizes strike as Rahm heads to DNC"

http://legalinsurrection.com/2... 

Wonder why Rahm isn't staying home to do his job?

ahandout
ahandout

There's only so much swearing you can do...is Rahm going to speak?

I think we should start a chant for Reverend Wright to come to the podium, Reverend Wright, Reverend Wright...

It's TIME Barry opened up.

paulejb
paulejb

"And now the Democrats."

'Biden to table of Greek men: “I’m Joe Bidenopoulos” '

http://hotair.com/archives/201... 

Hey! Even imbeciles need a role model.

cin
cin

 You seem a little agitated, paul. Want to talk about it? Here, get comfy on this couch, and just let it all out....

paulejb
paulejb

cin,

Most tempting invitation I've had all day, but I must decline, cin.

paulejb
paulejb

"And now the Democrats."

"Behold the Self-Hating White Person"

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012... 

Considering the lot that will be assembling in Charlotte, the self-hatred will be justified.

paulejb
paulejb

"And now the Democrats."

"President Barack Obama announced Friday that he’s heading to Louisiana, but he’ll arrive after Mitt Romney has toured the storm-damaged state in company with the state’s popular Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal…"

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08... 

You can always count on Barry to be "leading from behind."

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

http://www.gallup.com/poll/156...

The poll that hasn't moved much at all for the past few years.  A poll that in my opinion predicts the eventual outcome of this race.

"Swing State Voters Say They Are No Better Off Than in 2008"

56% - Not better off

40% - Yes, better off

Bye bye Barry!!  Nice to have known ya, but we need new leadership in Washington.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

http://nation.foxnews.com/jon-...

For those who enjoy art.  A picture that really does say a 1,000 words.  

http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/a...

By clicking on the various symbols and hovering your mouse you can click on for example Obama with his out reaching arm and find LOTS of interesting information as well as the artist's description of the meaning behind why he painted what he did.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

What are Joe Klein's thoughts on this?

Think Barry Hussein Soetoro-Obama is on Israel's side?  Think again...

"Exclusive: U.S. Scales-Back Military Exercise with Israel, Affecting Potential Iran Strike

Seven months ago, Israel and the United States postponed a massive joint military exercise that was originally set to go forward just as concerns were brimming that Israel would launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The exercise was rescheduled for late October, and appears likely to go forward on the cusp of the U.S. presidential election. But it won’t be nearly the same exercise. Well-placed sources in both countries have told TIME that Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation, slashing by more than two-thirds the number of American troops going to Israel and reducing both the number and potency of missile interception systems at the core of the joint exercise.

“Basically what the Americans (Obama) are saying is, ‘We don’t trust you,’” a senior Israeli military official tells TIME.

The reductions are striking. Instead of the approximately 5,000 U.S. troops originally trumpeted for Austere Challenge 12, as the annual exercise is called, the Pentagon will send only 1,500 service members, and perhaps as few as 1,200.  Patriot anti-missile systems will arrive in Israel as planned, but the crews to operate them will not.  Instead of two Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense warships being dispatched to Israeli waters, the new plan is to send one, though even the remaining vessel is listed as a “maybe,” according to officials in both militaries.

U.S. commanders privately revealed the scaling back to their Israeli counterparts more than two months ago.  The official explanation was budget restrictions.  But the American retreat coincided with growing tensions between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations on Israel’s persistent threats to launch an airstrike on Iran. The Islamic Republic would be expected to retaliate by missile strikes, either through its own intermediate range arsenal or through its proxy, the Hizballah militia, which has more than 40,000 missiles aimed at Israel from neighboring Lebanon.

Read more: http://world.time.com/2012/08/...

paulejb
paulejb

"And now the Democrats"

Democrats have their work cut out for them in Charlotte.

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided."

http://www.rasmussenreports.co... 

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Wonder what Joe Klein has to say about this..

Think Barry Hussein Soetoro-Obama is on Israel's side?  Think again...

"Exclusive: U.S. Scales-Back Military Exercise with Israel, Affecting Potential Iran Strike

Seven months ago, Israel and the United States postponed a massive joint military exercise that was originally set to go forward just as concerns were brimming that Israel would launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The exercise was rescheduled for late October, and appears likely to go forward on the cusp of the U.S. presidential election. But it won’t be nearly the same exercise. Well-placed sources in both countries have told TIME that Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation, slashing by more than two-thirds the number of American troops going to Israel and reducing both the number and potency of missile interception systems at the core of the joint exercise.

“Basically what the Americans (Obama) are saying is, ‘We don’t trust you,’” a senior Israeli military official tells TIME.

The reductions are striking. Instead of the approximately 5,000 U.S. troops originally trumpeted for Austere Challenge 12, as the annual exercise is called, the Pentagon will send only 1,500 service members, and perhaps as few as 1,200.  Patriot anti-missile systems will arrive in Israel as planned, but the crews to operate them will not.  Instead of two Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense warships being dispatched to Israeli waters, the new plan is to send one, though even the remaining vessel is listed as a “maybe,” according to officials in both militaries.

U.S. commanders privately revealed the scaling back to their Israeli counterparts more than two months ago.  The official explanation was budget restrictions.  But the American retreat coincided with growing tensions between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations on Israel’s persistent threats to launch an airstrike on Iran. The Islamic Republic would be expected to retaliate by missile strikes, either through its own intermediate range arsenal or through its proxy, the Hizballah militia, which has more than 40,000 missiles aimed at Israel from neighboring Lebanon.

Read more: http://world.time.com/2012/08/...

paulejb
paulejb

"And now the Democrats."

"Woman, 82, Suspected Of Burglary; Rap Sheet Dates Back To 1955"

'According to the newspaper, she reportedly told detectives at her sentencing that she “wouldn’t do all this nonsense if the government gave us more money.” '

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com... 

Another disappointed supporter of Barack Hussein Obama.