The Race For the US Presidency 2012 - 2

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Caissa

Paul Ryan has pulled the plug on Twisted Sister's 1984 hit We’re Not Gonna Take It after the band's frontman denounced the Republican vice-presidential running mate, who used the song at a Pennsylvania rally.

Dee Snider asked that the rebellious rock anthem be disassociated from the political campaign, saying there is "almost nothing" Ryan stands for that he agrees with.

"I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song, We’re Not Gonna Take It, in any capacity," Snider said in a statement posted to the Talking Points Memo website.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/08/23/paul-ryan-twisted-sister-spat.html

NorthReport

Is Obama that naive to think that bi-partisanship had any chance whatsoever working with the Republicans? 

Think MLK

JFK

BK

The Party of No: New Details on the GOP Plot to Obstruct Obama
http://swampland.time.com/2012/08/23/the-party-of-no-new-details-on-the-...

 

 

 

 

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NorthReport

Welcome to Tampa Republicans! Laughing

alt

NorthReport

War on women

Romney's refusal to release his tax returns which are hiding what?

Birthers

Sarah Palin

Tea Party

Ron Paul

Todd Akin

The Party of No

Now this - duh!

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/08/rick-scott-to-cance...

And, as with Scott, there's the issue of optics. If Republican donors and delegates are seen whooping and partying it up as Floridians are left in the dark due to downed powerlines, it just might not look good. So don't be surprised if the first day of the convention is canceled Monday as well.

We'll know more at 6:45 p.m. when Mitt Romney consultant Russ Schriefer, who's handling RNC logistics, holds a conference call. Chances are, there are more cancellations coming.

 

 

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Ron Paul offered convention speaking role but refuses over conditions and subsequently stripped of delegates

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1247162--u-s-election-ron-paul...

NorthReport

GOP Convention's opening on Monday start cancelled due to the threat of tropical storm Isaac.

Will start on Tuesday instead. 

The shorter the better.

Fidel

2012 US Elections: Obamney vs. Rombama War, economic collapse and poverty await Americans no matter who they vote for

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The foreign policy of both Obama and Romney is written by the exact same corporate-financier funded think-tanks that have written the script for America's destiny for the last several decades.

Bush = Obama = Romney

The US Military regime has been clever about electing successive cosmetic leaders since WW II with swapping them out for new ones every two terms or so for appearance sake. In effect they are all the same corporate stooge.

 

Slumberjack

Both national leaders and prospective national leaders everywhere have to be acceptable and on good terms with the global financial rackets, or else they're swapped out by regime change or denied access to the brass ring.

NorthReport

Finally someone calls it like it is in the mainstream press!

 Chris Matthews Calls Out GOP: You Are Playing The ‘Race Card’ You Are Playing The ‘Race Card’

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/chris-matthews-gop-priebus-race-card-birther-welfare.php?ref=fpb 

NorthReport

Former Florida Republican Governor's bombshell on eve of GOP convention in Tampa.  Laughing

 

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/article1247631.ece

But an element of their party has pitched so far to the extreme right on issues important to women, immigrants, seniors and students that they've proven incapable of governing for the people. Look no further than the inclusion of the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion, even for rape victims.

The truth is that the party has failed to demonstrate the kind of leadership or seriousness voters deserve.

Brachina

To make things worse a Republican Judge has public suggested an Obama victory could cause a civil war. He thinks Obama plans on using UN troops to invade the USA. Worse he thinks Police Deputies could fight off such a force so he's preposing to raise sales taxes to pay for them. Crrrrazzzzzy.

Aristotleded24

[url=http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&... Colin Powell staffer Larry Wilkerson on the rise of Romney[/url]

[url=http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&... Jay on the revival of the GOP in 2010[/url]

NorthReport

Where's Bush - is the GOP trying to hide him?

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Holy fuck:   A Troubling Chant on the Convention Floor

Zoraida Fonalledas, the chairwoman of the Committee on Permanent Organization—took her turn at the main-stage lectern. As she began speaking in her accented English, some in the crowd started shouting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”

The chanting carried on for nearly a minute while most of the other delegates and the media stood by in stunned silence. The Puerto Rican correspondent turned to me and asked, “Is this happening?” I said I honestly didn’t know what was happening—it was astonishing to see all the brittle work of narrative construction that is a modern political convention suddenly crack before our eyes. None of us could quite believe what we were seeing: A sea of twentysomething bowties and cowboy hats morphing into frat bros apparently shrieking over (or at) a Latina. RNC chairman Reince Priebus quickly stepped up and asked for order and respect for the speaker, suggesting that, yeah, what we had just seen might well have been an ugly outburst of nativism.

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josh

For the, there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats crowd:

"The 2012 Republican platform is far more radical. For starters, it embodies the Ryan plan for Medicare. It would change the current system, which pays doctors and hospital bills, to a system in which seniors are given vouchers and told to go get their own insurance, if they can. It calls for English to become the country's official language, a plank the Democrats are sure to harp on in Spanish-language ads in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. The platform supports displaying the ten commandments in public places but it is more noteworthy for what it opposes. The items include big government, high taxes, same-sex marriage, limits on how many bullets a gun magazine can hold, and all abortions, including abortions for rape victims."

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Maps/Aug29.html#item-3

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Forget it Josh, that crowd is pretty much beyond help, good article though.

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josh wrote:
For the, there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats crowd: "The 2012 Republican platform is far more radical. For starters, it embodies the Ryan plan for Medicare. It would change the current system, which pays doctors and hospital bills, to a system in which seniors are given vouchers and told to go get their own insurance, if they can. It calls for English to become the country's official language, a plank the Democrats are sure to harp on in Spanish-language ads in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. The platform supports displaying the ten commandments in public places but it is more noteworthy for what it opposes. The items include big government, high taxes, same-sex marriage, limits on how many bullets a gun magazine can hold, and all abortions, including abortions for rape victims."
">http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Maps/Aug29.html#item-3

 

They must appear different for the 2-party hegemony to work properly. The Republicans are only calling for cuts to future spending increases and would not cut enough to get back to a budget surplus. That is why Ron Paul calls them fake conservatives. All the social legislation is what gets their base fired up and fires up the liberal base and judging from your posts it is working. But as we have seen, Obama has continued many of Bush's policies. He has done some socially progressive things like repealing Don't ask don't tell and supporting gay marriage, which is good. I mean he had to do something to show that he is still a democrat. But seriously, the Dems and Reps are run by the same people, the bankers.

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knownothing wrote:

josh wrote:
For the, there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats crowd: "The 2012 Republican platform is far more radical. For starters, it embodies the Ryan plan for Medicare. It would change the current system, which pays doctors and hospital bills, to a system in which seniors are given vouchers and told to go get their own insurance, if they can. It calls for English to become the country's official language, a plank the Democrats are sure to harp on in Spanish-language ads in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. The platform supports displaying the ten commandments in public places but it is more noteworthy for what it opposes. The items include big government, high taxes, same-sex marriage, limits on how many bullets a gun magazine can hold, and all abortions, including abortions for rape victims."
">http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Maps/Aug29.html#item-3

 

They must appear different for the 2-party hegemony to work properly. The Republicans are only calling for cuts to future spending increases and would not cut enough to get back to a budget surplus. That is why Ron Paul calls them fake conservatives. All the social legislation is what gets their base fired up and fires up the liberal base and judging from your posts it is working. But as we have seen, Obama has continued many of Bush's policies. He has done some socially progressive things like repealing Don't ask don't tell and supporting gay marriage, which is good. I mean he had to do something to show that he is still a democrat. But seriously, the Dems and Reps are run by the same people, the bankers.

Most "bankers" are Republicans.

(See what I mean...)