Posts tagged Democrats
Posts tagged Democrats
Matt Bors hits it out of the park with his new piece, “Hey, Everyone Involved In This Syria Shit Show, You’re Terrible”. An excerpt:
Free Syrian Army — Saw you dudes on the front page of The New York Times last week lining up a bunch of shirtless, whip-marked prisoners for execution. Nice! Bet they were shitheads. Seemed a liiiiiittle sketch though. Had me thinking: You’re not gonna, like, massacre everyone in Damascus once you take it over, right? You’re going to have elections when this is over? Set up some public schools, run for county treasurer?
Because I’m starting to think the leftover weapons we gave you won’t be melted down to build swing sets.
Al Qaeda & Friends — Hi! You’re banning croissants and shit. That’s just trolling.
Y’all just rush your woman-hating asses into every shitstorm to make it worse, don’t you? Places liberated from Assad are supposed to be rolling out Jeffersonian Democracy and here you are setting up Sharia courts and chopping off hands for purse snatching. You get the memo on “international norms”? Because your 12th century assholery makes gassing people look futuristic.
John Kerry — A young man once asked, “”How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” He was you! So maybe stop asking people to die for yet another war that is bound to be a mistake. Oh, it’s not going to be a big deal, you say, just a couple of explosions here and there. No boots touching no ground. You know which conflict started out like that? THE VIETNAM ONE. Now you’re dragging your droopy face around, casting anyone who opposes this garbage idea as some pro-Iran Jew hater and comparing Assad to Hitler. You think you’re in the comments section of the internet, bro? Because this is not how you make arguments.
Oh, and look, there’s a photo from 2009 of you dining with the New Hitler. Yeah, have a seat, Donald Rumsfeld.
Barack Obama — Remember when you said “red line” out loud a year ago? Fortunately, [it] wasn’t a magic incantation that compels us to go to war. You can actually just not do this. You see Micronesia eager to bomb Syria? You see Chile ready to launch missiles on a country its citizens know nothing about? Okay, the main reason for that is they don’t spend a fuktrillion dollars a year on their military. But the other, closely related cousin of that reason, is they don’t see themselves as the Judge Dredd of Earth with a need to pepper the entire planet with military bases.
We’ve invaded, bombed, and/or occupied dozens of countries in just the last few decades all in the name of increasing our “national security interests.” Haiti, The Philippines, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan; none of them really turned out super great. America’s done enough wonders for the world, buddy. Let’s sit this one out.
Read the rest here.
Presidential debate bingo time! Here’s all the cards as an album:
The squares are not candidate-specific unless denoted as such. The debate will air on NBC, ABC, and CBS, along with C-SPAN. It will be live-streamed at C-SPAN’s site, and on The Nation, plus numerous other sources. If you’re having trouble finding a site, let me know.
We’re doing things a bit differently now!
This time around, win a swag bag packed with political stickers, buttons, a yard sign, and more! The most bingos across the most cards will win a swag bag with Obama buttons and stickers, plus additional fun political stuff I’ve picked up along the way.
To enter, submit your cards within one hour of the debate’s conclusion. And hey, if you don’t like Obama, there’s going to be other cool stuff in there and you can sell the Obama stuff to a fan.
The winner will be notified Friday — I’ll need your home address in order to ship you your bag o’ goodness, so if you submit from outside Tumblr, use a valid email! I will still give gifs for bingos, so submit the cards.
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GIF prizes for first submission and most bingos on one card!
Happy bingo, folks!
These are some conservatives’ tweets in response to Sandra Fluke’s speech at the Democratic National Convention alongside the first comment I came across on the Slate.com article
Like I said… keep talking.
Just awesomeness from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in response to whether or not Democrats in the U.S. Senate will force another vote on the DREAM Act to make Republicans “go on the record” about immigration. Here’s why it’s a clown question: The GOP has filibustered it twice already.
I think they’re on the record regarding immigration and the DREAM Act.
I interviewed Ari Berman, writer for The Nation magazine, at the Wyoming State Democratic Convention. We discussed how progressive politics can make a comeback in a red state, and how Wyoming is its own unique breed. Oh, and we mention boomsticks as a GOP talking point.
Because I love the readers of Cognitive Dissonance, you can listen to the interview before it airs this Friday on KOCA 93.5 FM in Laramie.
Berman has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span, and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010.
At the Albany County Democrats/OFA office in Laramie, Wyo. There’s nearly 40 people packed in here to watch the Obama campaign’s documentary, “The Road We’ve Traveled.”
I may criticize the Obama administration often, but it’s heartwarming to see a standing room only turnout in a red state – and on the first 60°F day of the year.
Dare I say it gives me hope?
I’m torn. I love Marcy Kaptur, except on reproductive rights. But she’s a champion on financial accountability.
And DENNIS KUCINICH. sniffle
Seriously, Kucinich was a goddamn progressive hero, and if he’s going to be defeated, I’d rather it be by someone like Kaptur.
Thank you, Rep. Kucinich, for your honorable service. I’m sure we have not heard the last of him.