HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Mira » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 ... 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ... 131 Next »


Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Member since: Thu Oct 21, 2004, 06:06 PM
Number of posts: 19,751

Journal Archives

These two T-shirt images encourage me to vote.

Bernie will win big in California. In June. 781 delegates. Watch here:

Reminder: Visual of the Moment President Obama “chose” to appoint a SCOTUS justice if necessary

Have we seen what Steven Spielberg did? Obama playing Daniel Day Lewis playing Obama!


Doonesbury Today! Am I really the first one to post this? It's about you, Donald. Enjoy!

Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump ——NY Times today

The scenario Karl Rove outlined was bleak.

Addressing a luncheon of Republican governors and donors in Washington on Feb. 19, he warned that Donald J. Trump’s increasingly likely nomination would be catastrophic, dooming the party in November. But Mr. Rove, the master strategist of George W. Bush’s campaigns, insisted it was not too late for them to stop Mr. Trump, according to three people present.

At a meeting of Republican governors the next morning, Paul R. LePage of Maine called for action. Seated at a long boardroom table at the Willard Hotel, he erupted in frustration over the state of the 2016 race, saying Mr. Trump’s nomination would deeply wound the Republican Party. Mr. LePage urged the governors to draft an open letter “to the people,” disavowing Mr. Trump and his divisive brand of politics.


Behind the scenes, a desperate mission to save the party sputtered and stalled at every turn.

Efforts to unite warring candidates behind one failed spectacularly: An overture from Senator Marco Rubio to Mr. Christie angered and insulted the governor. An unsubtle appeal from Mitt Romney to John Kasich, about the party’s need to consolidate behind one rival to Mr. Trump, fell on deaf ears. At least two campaigns have drafted plans to overtake Mr. Trump in a brokered convention, and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has laid out a plan that would have lawmakers break with Mr. Trump explicitly in a general election.

“We want voters to imagine Donald Trump in the Big Chair in the Oval Office, with responsibilities for worldwide confrontation at his fingertips,” they wrote in the previously unreported memo. Mr. Castellanos even produced ads portraying Mr. Trump as unfit for the presidency, according to people who saw them and who, along with many of those interviewed, insisted on anonymity to discuss private conversations.

The two strategists, who declined to comment, proposed to attack Mr. Trump in New Hampshire over his business failures and past liberal positions, and emphasized the extreme urgency of their project. A Trump nomination would not only cause Republicans to lose the presidency, they wrote, “but we also lose the Senate, competitive gubernatorial elections and moderate House Republicans.”

No major donors committed to the project, and it was abandoned. No other sustained Stop Trump effort sprang up in its place.

Resistance to Mr. Trump still runs deep. The party’s biggest benefactors remain totally opposed to him. At a recent presentation hosted by the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch, the country’s most prolific conservative donors, their political advisers characterized Mr. Trump’s record as utterly unacceptable, and highlighted his support for government-funded business subsidies and government-backed health care, according to people who attended.

read all of it here:


Note to Detractors: Black Presidents matter. Tina Dupuy / Cagle Cartoons


President Obama is a radical socialist ... as evidenced by none of his policies or anything he’s ever said. He’s a radical because his opponents call him a radical. They dubbed his signature market-based health-care law a government takeover of health care. It’s not. It’s RomneyCare, the most milquetoast of all the Cares. Still, Congress has voted to repeal it more than 60 times.

According to Obama’s detractors, everything he does is either unprecedented, weak or disrespectful. Early in his first term, the president was photographed putting his feet on his desk in the Oval Office. The reaction was apoplectic. The forward your granny sent you asked, “Does this photo taken in the Oval Office convey anything to you about attitude and arrogance?” Then the slideshow of every president in the history of the republic putting his feet on his desk surfaced. Sure, he was the first black president to put his feet on the desk. It was different. No one could quite put their finger on exactly why. It just was.



Imagine if Bernie Sanders were a black man. Bernie’s policies are actually radical. He also gets to be angry and it’s not seen as threatening whatsoever. Bernie really does want a government takeover of health care. He really does want to give people “free stuff.” He actually refers to himself as a democratic socialist. Imagine the terror it’d evoke if he said all this while also having black skin. Bernie gets to be a radical and still considered a contender for the White House because he’s a white dude.

Imagine if Trump were black. If he was off the rails and saying whatever he wanted: using profanity, insulting other nations, calling Megyn Kelly a bimbo, being publicly lustful and saying America is no longer great. (See: Rev. Wright’s “god damn America.”) If white people were getting beat up at his rallies — if a black Trump were calling for torturing detainees, banning religious minorities from entering the country and retweeting black supremacists, he’d be a goner. His fascistic rants would be dubbed a national security threat. He’d be ostracized and marginalized. We’d stop hearing about him.

White men get to misbehave, have extreme views and put their feet on their own desk without question.


To those incensed Obama is going to pick another Supreme Court justice, that he’s not just going to serve three-fifths of his term, those still lamenting that he’s so arrogant/uppity/radical and yet still president, I will quote the late Justice Scalia when he was asked about Bush v. Gore: “Get over it!”


Facts checked at Door. Admitted to Republican Debates only when misrepresented (or misspelled)'toon

Visual for Posterity and our Memory Books: The Republican Debates 2016

The birthing of the teaparty and the incompetence of the RNC let it come to this.
Self destruction is a terrible thing to watch.

While I have this nice picture of Bernie on ctl/c let me show it

I'm learning how to upload with imgur, have not yet caught on to how to make the picture small (for my sig line) and don't want this to go to waste
Go to Page: « Prev 1 ... 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ... 131 Next »