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Selma 1965. Blood Sunday. (Warning graphic violence)



C.T. Vivian, who makes a passionate case, was mentioned this last Friday by Obama. Listen to what Vivian said. There is a lot of history in this video.

Selma 1965. Bloody Sunday (Warning: Graphic Violence)



C.T. Vivian, who makes a passionate case, was mentioned this last Friday by Obama. Listen to what Vivian said. There is a lot of history in this video.

FDR said similar things:

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

A Democratic majority would not have gone the route that the GOP has. The smears against the Democrats for wanting voting to be easier and more inclusive shows the GOP despises our people and democracy. It's their philosophy.

For them, government should be the agent of the few, and most of all, they resist government that will rule them. They feel they are entitled to make all the rules.

Anything else is tyranny!

Let us not be afraid to help each other - let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and
Congressmen and Government officials but the voters of this country.


~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

This is the reason there is so much disinformation and outrage peddled to get people to quit voting. But the same voices still encourage rightwingers to vote, why is that?

Because they get what they want from both kinds of voters, using different methods. For Democrats only, they employ what has been called Dirty Tricks.

A form of that has been used since the start of the USA when it was called slander, but not with the money and methodical nature it has been since Tricky Dick. Plus they have the media to drive in their deceptions, and create an echo people often repeat with no clue of the purpose behind the words.

I've been asked to make an OP about the method, which if one knows the authors of it, can easily be found out.

It has been used to drive Democratic voters from the polls for 40 years.


Baldwin was a man of character and intelligence and unafraid to take the next step.

As he explained to William Buckley:

“It is a terrible thing for an entire people to surrender to the notion that one-ninth of its population is beneath them. Until the moment comes when we, the Americans, are able to accept the fact that my ancestors are both black and white, that on that continent we are trying to forge a new identity, that we need each other, that I am not a ward of America, I am not an object of missionary charity, I am one of the people who built the country—until this moment comes there is scarcely any hope for the American dream. If the people are denied participation in it, by their very presence they will wreck it. And if that happens it is a very grave moment for the West.”


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025512166#post12

FULL VIDEO with entire transcript at link.

Why not favor Warren or Sanders? I have not problem with them, but I do with those who claim...

they support them, but don't post as much 'pro' for them as 'anti' Clinton.

That doesn't pass the smell test for me. They need to define their candidate in positive terms instead of berating HRC. A lot of what is flung daily at Obama and HRC are identical slurs coming from rightwing misinformation sources.

They are tailored to bring in the 'left' and people who don't research more than slogans, don't get the end result of supporting their sources' intentions.

Such as Infowars, which is Libertarian, and others that are clearly against democratic government, favoring instead tribalism or theocracy, but since it's 'alternative' thus 'new' they swallow the entire line, hook and sinker and never think about how they are not Democrats.

They can 'pull my other finger.' Gratuitous pic. Yes, it's Darth Cheney:



My ideal outcome in 2017: Any Democrat. If HRC gets the nod, I will take extreme pleasure...

In watching this guy's head finally explode. It will show a generation of hate radio was defeated:



When Limbaugh Compared 12-Year Old Chelsea Clinton To A Dog

Bill Clinton had been president-elect for just a few days when, on November 6, 1992, Limbaugh launched one of the nastiest attacks of his career against an innocent target: 12-year old Chelsea Clinton.

Complete video of that day's program does not appear to be available online, but a portion of Limbaugh's attack was aired in a 1995 documentary about Limbaugh by PBS' Frontline. Also, a transcript of the program is posted in the Nexis database.

Limbaugh began the segment by noting that the New York Daily News' David Hinckley published a list of who's entering and leaving the White House. Limbaugh stated: "He says, In: A cute kid in the White House. Out: Cute dog in the White House.' Could -- could we see the cute kid? Let's take a look at -- see who is the cute kid in the White House."

The program then put up a picture of Millie, the Bush family's dog. Limbaugh responded, in mock confusion, "No, no, no, no. That's not the kid." The program then puts up a picture of Chelsea Clinton, with Rush saying, "that's the kid."


Watch a portion of this exchange from Frontline, this part of a series. Rush has had the rest pulled off the net, but this Media Matters article goes into what Rush was always about as well as linking to the NPR videos:



A full-blown racist and misogynst, who said daily HRC's UHC plan would implement Death Panels. A precursor to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party goons who attacked Democrats at Town Hall meetings that dared to suggest the ACA would change health care, and it even has a UHC provision if a state wanted to have it. In states where UHC was not adopted, Medicaid expansion under the ACA acts as UHC for those who qualify for it.

All that hatred, due to Hillary's support of health care reform, the rights of the poor, women and children seems to have been forgotten. This is about attacking those groups, no one should be confused about that.

Limbaugh got voters to put Newt Gingrich in and was the beginning of Tom DeLay's 'permanent Republican majority.' So much evil was spouted by this demagogue and he's still there and will be for a long time, barring the total defeat of his world view by HRC and the rest of the Democrats.

The GOP are forever beholden to him for the victory he gave to them through propaganda. He has no shame and is not dependent upon revenue by advertisers. Dick Armey revealed as he left one of the Koch front groups that they'd been paying Rush. His father funded his network when other networks ran him off for racist rants.

It would be so sweet to see Rush go away. But from what I'm hearing in my area, he's still getting converts. And it's working on a very personal level, his disdain is adopted by people who mistreat their family members because of learned heartlessness and selfishness from this thoroughly evil man.

HRC's victory would not be about her, but more for us who believe in liberal causes and progressive legislation. Yes, she will be seen as polarizing. The right will continue to hate her and ALL Democrats, but are we afraid when they call Obama a 'fringe left-winger'?

Why should we cede the ground to such who want us destroyed as Limbaugh and the Tea Party do, when it's really not about anything HRC has done?

Most of what is said about her is RW misinformation, and they can use it on the left, they just frame it differently to cause us to fight amongst ourselves. And it's really our politics they object to, not HRC. Limbaugh also called for 'hunting down liberals with dogs.' I'm not going to keep company with those who will avoid HRC because of fear of Rush.

People should understand why his first target was HRC, and it was NOT because of the slurs we see her being assailed with people who purport to be Democrats but may not be, who say 'both parties are the same.' They are telling the truth, if they are Libertarian or Communist, whose ideology says Democrats and Republicans are a failure, so don't vote for them because it's not what they want.

We are better known by our enemies than our fair weather friends.

Wallace started out as a good guy, then took a bad path to get power, then returned to the light:

George Wallace



...Back in Montgomery, Wallace obtained a job as assistant attorney general. Just three months later he launched his political career with a bid for a seat in the state legislature. He was elected in 1947 and earned a reputation as a "dangerous liberal" at the capitol. In 1953 Wallace won election to a circuit judgeship that he held for six years. The same year Wallace began managing part of Governor "Big Jim" Folsom's re-election campaign. Folsom, a largely colorblind progressive, was to become Wallace's political mentor. However, times would change, and what had worked for Folsom would fail Wallace.

In 1958 Wallace entered the race for governor. Wallace thought he could remain a "moderate" on segregation and win. His opponent in the Democratic primary, Attorney General John Patterson, promoted segregation and anti-African-American policies and received the support of the Ku Klux Klan, while Wallace received the endorsement of the NAACP. Patterson defeated Wallace in a landslide...

Thanks to the passage of an Alabama Constitutional amendment, Wallace was re-elected to the governorship in 1974. During these consecutive administrations Wallace made a record educational appropriation; doubled health-care spending; increased old age pensions, unemployment compensation and workmen's compensation; and, as he had in his first term, worked to attract capital investment to the state.

In the years after the assassination attempt, Wallace's attitude toward racial issues underwent a dramatic change. The man who had once vowed "segregation forever" asked forgiveness of many people with whom he had clashed. Wallace was elected in 1982 to his last term as governor with strong support from African-American voters...


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wallace/peopleevents/pande05.html


'You're a woman...' Yeah, dumbass, show some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. already!

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir... mighty scarce.

~ Mark Twain

Shut up, my ass! GTFO!

Otherwise, that was simply hysterical!

The suspension of the law of gravity until the fall off the cliff was noticed was my favorite part:

Wile E. Coyote’s Guide to Navigating Cliffs

By Brian Lee - January 2, 2013



...One thing people always forget about falling off cliffs is that you don’t actually fall down until you realize that you’ve already run past the cliff. A good strategy to cope with cliffs is to deny that you’ve ran past them: let the delusion keep you afloat. So pretend that this whole fiscal cliff deal is not real. Repeat to yourself that America is still the greatest nation with a totally functional budgetary process. Until you’re tired of lying to yourself, you should be fine.

You may feel a strong urge to rely on giant corporations to fix problems for you. While private corporations such as ACME have provided jobs and innovative products, they have also frequently shown that consumer interest is far behind profit in their priorities. We must keep in mind that a part of the mess we are in right now came from catastrophic failures of corporations behaving irresponsibly.

The odds are likely that once you’ve run past the cliff, the fall will happen eventually. The fall itself is harmless; in fact, I find the sensation of zero-gravity rather entertaining. What really hurts is the crash. You might find yourself at the bottom of a small crater. You might be unconscious. But regardless of how awful that crash was, come next week’s show, you’ll still be the same coyote you were before the crash. So keep your chin up. Before you know it, it will be next fiscal year.

Wile E. Coyote, Nemesis ridiculii, is a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton, a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is the author of The Wiley One: My Life and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bird...

Denial is the most comforting of the stages of grief and a wonderful drug.

Voting in Texas: A Handgun License is OK, a Student ID is Not

By Taegan Goddard - Oct. 20, 2014

Rebecca Leber: Texans casting a ballot on Monday, when early voting begins, will need to show one of seven forms of photo ID. A concealed handgun license is okay, but a student ID isn’t. The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to go forward with this controversial voter ID.”

As Ian Millhiser argued at ThinkProgress: “If a confused voter brings an ID to the polls that they do not need to have, they will still get to cast a ballot. But if the same voter mistakenly forgets their ID (or fails to obtain one) because they were confused and believed that their state’s voter ID law was not in effect, then they will be disenfranchised.”

“Actual voter fraud, which is the problem that Republican legislation supposedly addresses, is difficult to find… The consequences of voter ID laws, on the other hand, are much easier to track… Existing ID requirements reduced turnout in some states during the last presidential election, particularly among young and black voters. Now, imagine the impact is even larger, because it is spread over the 33 states that now require some form of photo ID to vote. (And) costs of acquiring the needed ID ranged between $14.50 to $58.50 for 17 of the states.”


http://wonkwire.rollcall.com/2014/10/20/voting-texas-handgun-license-ok-student-id/

The DOJ kept fighting this in TX in 2014 after going after them in 2013:

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-statement-federal-court-ruling-against-texas-voter-identification-law

And it was a day to day struggle. Pardon me for some of the links:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/texas-voter-id/

May the students and youth prevail. It is their future being voted upon.

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