“Let’s just keep going!” said America

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40 Responses to “Let’s just keep going!” said America

  1. Lulu says:

    How do we jump out of the car?

  2. DM says:

  3. DandyTiger says:

    Good one. Well, it won’t be boring. May be the stupidest thing the country could have done, but hey, did you want to have a country forever?

  4. cj says:

    Yay ! Keep Crawdad going too !

    I’m going to take a nap now & hope that I was just having the worst nightmare of my life.

  5. DM says:

    Tnx votermom for keeping this website going.

  6. yttik says:

    Somebody mentioned fraud. There has been fraud since day one, the fraud that comes from a lying media that now has complete power to shape people’s perceptions. For example, President Obama has funneled more taxpayer money into wall street and big banks then all other Presidents combined. Wall street loves the president. But what is people’s perception? Obama is against Wall Street and empathizes with the poor. A media with this kind of power now controls our elections.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/where-to-put-your-money-if-obama-wins-2012-11-06

    • votermom says:

      Completely agree with you yttik. The media won this election.
      I wish Breitbart were still alive.

      • Erica says:

        I do too. And that shows what a screwy world we are in. All I know now is we need as many people as possible willing to speak truth to power. Because the media sure as h$ll ain’t.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Just screwed up my first Open Thread test. Did a quickie via New Post in the toolbar…now off to see if it went to Stealth Magnolia or PoliNation. I’m such a blog challenged dork đŸ˜‰

  8. votermom says:

  9. tommy says:

    FTR, there aren’t any conservative women here so let me just say that I support the social conservatism of the GOP. And anti-religious views are the domain of the progs, not of the indies and whether you believe it or not, not of true liberals.

  10. trist says:

    One thing I did have to laugh at is when some in the media started saying O’s 5min photo op looking (not acting mind you) but looking presidential during Sandy is what convinced enough voters to stick with him. And I thought “Well, I’ll be damned, yet another chick had to save his sorry ass!” Lol!

    • tommy says:

      Lol. Very true, trist. In retrospect, Sandy gave Barry a 2 point hump, oh I mean bump in the polls. Sandy saved Barry. Thats almost poetic, don’t you think? Lol

  11. Constance says:

    Clearly this was a reaction to the brands of the parties. Many people I know who voted for Obama didn’t have any confidence in him but voted for the Democrat brand.

    Republicans need to stop spewing about “legitimate rape”, transvaginal ultrasound, and give up on the idea that birth control should not be covered by a health care plan. It appears we are going to be stuck with a very expensive health care plan. To take the one reason young healthy women seek health care, birth control, and make it not covered by a mandatory plan simply isn’t going to sell to women. Republicans can fash and faint and piss and moan about their religious freedom being violated. What it comes down to is if women are forced to pay for an expensive health care plan then it needs to cover services they think are relevant to their health. Republicans need to decide if they want to harp on the purity of their freedom from outside the realm of political power or if they would like to stop being losers because women don’t vote for them. All this hype about the Hispanic vote, women are the majority of all voters, figure out what you need to do to get their votes Republicans. Spewing about legitimate rape hasn’t worked for you and only stupid men would keep it up.

    • tommy says:

      Constance, I disagree with you, but I won’t quibble. Regarding “legitimate rape”, you act like this was the official position of the GOP. It wasn’t. It was that loon Akin, who the GOP ostracized immediately and begged him to step down. Why do you forget that? Why are you equating Akins stand with the entire GOP? On the other 2 issues, one I agree on, and the other I don’t. As I stated, lets not quibble cos we’re going through a mourning process.

      • Somebody says:

        Tommy I have to agree with you and disagree with Constance. I’ve had this conversation 3 flipping times already.

        1) Todd Akin is not nor has he ever been the head of the RNC. He was not involved in Romney’s campaign, he was not a spokesman for Romney’s campaign, nor was he a policy consultant.

        2) The entire thing was media driven (That is NOT to say that it wasn’t offensive)

        3) How come whenever a D says something utterly stupid and offensive others in their party are not held accountable for them? Why does that only happen to R’s……see number 2

        4) Contrary to the media driven narrative Romney and Akin were not twins separated at birth, which is apparently what some Obama voters I spoke to today seem to be convinced of……..see number 2

        5) The Romney campaign nor the Republican party is or has planned on taking away women’s health care or outlawing birth control. Where did that come from……..see number 2

        6) Speaking of women’s health care guess where the new guidelines for mammograms and pap smears came from…….Obamacare! Obviously most women don’t know that ……..see number 2

        As far as religious freedom and Obamacare that came rightfully from the Catholic church. They felt their freedoms were infringed upon by Obamacare and they have filed suit accordingly……..yet they still overwhelmingly voted for Obama so go figure.

        As for the republicans needing to reach out to women I agree, but women are not one homogeneous voting block. If they were then there would be far more women in power! Maybe if there were more women in power there would be no need for these types of discussions and the Todd Akin’s of the world would crawl back under the rocks from whence they came.

    • ME says:

      Sorry, I’m a woman and I think it’s sad that BC pills are seen as something that needs to be free. YES there are secondary uses for them but mostly they are not a mandatory women’s health need.

      On the issue of abortion we know this rape, incest, and life of the mother exception is not important to the left wing. What you all want is no restrictions on abortion up until even after viability. Which honestly I don’t care about just pay for it yourself. What I think would be fair is to offer men the option of a financial abortion since it is all about choice and forced parenthood, right?

      I do agree on the socons. They are loser issues and as a Christian it is unsettling for me to see preachers and ministers appear to anoint specific politicians as if they have been chosen by heaven. This shouldn’t happen on either side. Growing up the idea of non clergy stepping foot behind the pulpit was unheard of.

      Anyone who knows how traumatic rape and sexual assault are wouldn’t use them so flippantly in political debates. But I’m not naive. I know politics is a dirty game. The GOP did try to distance themselves but at some point the public should realize it’s just a gotcha gaffe game. Unfair but it’s the GOP’s fault for not being aware. Romney should never have made the 47% comment out loud. I’m too paranoid to be in politics, someone he thought he could trust betrayed him.

    • DM says:

      I agree with you Constance. The image of the Republicans is radioactive to many who don’t agree with the social conservative views.

  12. Constance says:

    Again I was listening to NPR at work and that guy named Warren Only was on talking about what the Republicans needed to change to succeed. Typical liberal that he is I only heard male voices talking. Not even a token female voice. And they had already set the next media narrative that the key to winning elections is not offending the illegal Hispanic population. Again, Women voters are the majority of voters. Liberals need to include us in political discussion and realize the term “lady parts” is just too quaint, Republicans need to take our health needs as seriously as they take republican men’s health needs. That is how you win attract the majority of votes.

    • trist says:

      The majority of the repubs with some notable exceptions were constantly saying women care about pocketbook issues not girly-parts, but at the end of the day, isn’t that exactly what women voted on? I mean both sides have been guilty of reducing women to nothing more than giant vajay-jay’s who’s only concern is what goes in and comes out. And outside of that, both sides want you to not be seen, let alone heard.
      Guess until most women stop voting on that as the #1 issue, it’ll never change.

  13. leslie says:

    I’ve been reading and commenting when I’ve had seconds here at work. I’m going out with my daughter tonight – the one who just moved back to IL from AZ. I am trying to get my head out of politics, corruption and cynical thinking for a night or two. (But here in Chicago how likely is that?)

    Hope to stop by this evening.

    Lola I’m going to try to catch the show on the recording as I have in the past. I’ll miss your program but hope you plan to stay with JWS.

  14. wyntre says:

    Typical. Repubs running around trying to solve the nonexistent problem of why don’t Americans like us while the dimothugs are plotting how to keep stealing selections for generations to come.

  15. trist says:

    Well I knew there was no hope for O’s supporters to show some amount of class, saw that “mitches” comment from Beyonce, and a few min ago tingles was forced to apologize for being glad 100’s died in the storm cause it helped his boy stay in. He blamed sleep deprivation, yeah, maybe oxygen deprivation. Something has to explain the lack of functioning brain cells!

    • Somebody says:

      Agreed on Tingles!!

      Isn’t it the truth about the bots, one by one they’ve called or sent me nasty, gloating texts.

      Funny if Romney had one I would just be happy for our country, but that in your face style is part of their success.

      • trist says:

        Yup! Another thing to fear out of this. The permanent joe cool candidate. Which if they were fairminded and capable of governing well I could get behind. Have no problem with the cool factor, big dawg for example. But the empty, inept, arrogant asshole brand of coolness, i.e. everything the younger generation embraces…sigh
        And remember that only works for male candidates. So grls who pride themselves on being badass bitches, unless you’re planning to grow a dick, stay out of politics.

        • Erica says:

          trist, I am so glad you showed up today. Had wondered where you were last night. Like your way with words!

    • Karma says:

      Of course, Beyonce will never be touched by Obama’s economy, but the black community will still be suffering with it. She is clueless.

      And Tingles should be forced to retire after a comment like that, MSNBC lost it’s humanity long ago.

  16. trist says:

    Just one day after reelection obama scores his second victory, the video guy who had nothing to do with the terrorist attack was sentenced to 1yr in prison! That’ll teach those sums abitches! Amiright? ^_^

  17. djmm says:

    Thank you for the post and the resulting smile!
    djmm

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