November 15, 2012
Alan West, the king of useful idiots in the newly hobbled and crippled Republican party was offered support and safe haven by Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia GOP, (Huffington Post 11/14/12) “I would be glad to have him come back to Georgia and at some point run here,” Everhart told the Journal-Constitution. “I would certainly try to help him because he has done his job. The way he ran his race didn’t in any way interfere with the job he did. He ran as a Republican, a conservative Republican.”
Well If she really wants to help Mr.West (no longer Representative West) she could convince him to concede his campaign for Congress and join the rest us that live on this planet, in this America and not a conservative fantasy world.
But when I really start to think of it. Who better to carry the standard of the GOP then a man who not only creates but lives in his own reality. Like a punch drunk fighter that has hung on too long. Mr West refuses not only to accept a re-count of votes but also the will of the people of Florida. This is not only comical and outrageous but completely Un-American and a violation of his Congressional oath.
I do understand the Right’s love affair with West. An African American, Tea Party loving, race baiting Republican is hard to come by. It’s hard to find someone that will sell out their own citizens and do it with a stylish stupidity that would make Sarah Palin blush. Every racist needs a Black friend. Without someone like West racist GOP members couldn’t utter the age old gem of “I’m not racist but…” In the unblinking, unapologetic manner that you can find any hour of the day on Fox News.
So Alan West serves a really useful purpose. I hope he doesn’t win any more elections anywhere in America but I really wish him well. And I’m hopeful he will take up Sue Everhart’s offer and take his show to Georgia to provide me with more comedy. But this time he will be the butt of the joke and not our democracy. Any port in a storm I guess.
November 7, 2012
This is from a face book fight I had and I thought my response to being called a “fucking liberal” was good enough to share.
I’m a liberal. No a proud liberal and here is why. If you don’t like the president for policy reasons then fine. But if you call your self a Republican or Right leaning then look at the state of the party. Its been overrun by racists, misogynists, and gay hating clowns. If these are the flag bearers of conservatism and you think that they we’re going to convince more than half of the US to vote for them then you’re living in a dream world. Run those people out and then get back to me if you ever want my vote. Whatever sane message the Right has is drowned out by this noise. but it’s not the noise I’m worried about it’s the policies that affect everyone’s life negatively. That’s what the “U” in United States stands for everyone. To have empathy for people and push for policies that are the right thing to do even when it doesn’t affect me directly. That’s what being a Liberal is all about. No matter what you might hear Rush say or Fox say Liberal is not a dirty word.
UPDATE. So my facebook neo-con and I came to terms and made up and I think we found some common ground. Here was my reply after he agreed with my on the state of the Republican Party.
We can come together on some things. I don’t want people to be penalized for being rich but I don’t want people to use their wealth to exploit people. Mitt Romney is a perfect example of this. He made a lot of money with Bain capital but he is not this great business man that people make him out to be. He made his money by taking advantage of struggling companies and made money no matter if they failed or succeeded. In a classic mafia like bust out scheme. So himself and people like him make money from money and never created one job or had any skin in the game like a real entrepreneur. This is as Un-American as it gets. So how do we separate real entrepreneurs who should be rewarded by the government for innovation and providing opportunity to Americans from people who just engage in rampant usury.
So I think this is a really valid question. How do we separate the future Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the world form the future Mitt Romney’s?
November 7, 2012
Thank you Mitt for showing us one last time how much of a prick you are by not conceding Ohio. You’re a jerk and also bad at math. at this point the President does not need Ohio or Florida to get to 270. If Romney could pick up Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Alaska that only puts him at 266. What an idiot.
November 6, 2012
Ill be watching this fine liberal lady on The Young Turks election night coverage. http://www.youtube.com/user/tytlive?feature=g-all-lsb# and I suggest you do too.
November 6, 2012
So I got a little more clarification on what is going on today. Some Ohio voters were sent absentee ballots by the state without ever requesting them. The program director for AM 1230 Jeri Tolliver has said over the last couple of months that she was one of the recipients of an unsolicited absentee ballot. When you receive an absentee ballot your name goes on the roll as you already voted so your only recourse is to cast a provisional. This is why early voting was so important. At this point with a little over two hours left until to polls close can someone tell me why I shouldn’t feel depressed and dejected? Seriously I need it.
November 6, 2012
So I’m back home charging my phone and got information on three polling places in the Cincinnati area that there have been reports that’s Romney lawyers have been running over and intimidating poll workers and voters into casting a provisional ballot. 4761 Madison Road at the Madisonville Rec center, The Winton Terrace community Hall at 4848 Winneste Ave and The Bond hill Rec center on 1501 Elizabeth place. If you are anyone else have had trouble voting there are anywhere else in America please call 1-855-VOTE-199. If I get anything solid or comments from people on the ground you will be sure to hear about it. GET IN LINE BEFORE 7:30 IN OHIO. DON’T LEAVE. IF YOU ARE ON THE ROLL DON’T ACCEPT A PROVISIONAL BALLOT
November 6, 2012
When you cant win an election just steal it. There is going to be some….how did Joe Biden put it. Oh yes malarkey tomorrow. We can not be moved. Stay in that line. DO NOT accept a provisional ballet and VOTE. It your birthright as an American.