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rainlillie

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Gender: Female
Hometown: New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Earth
Member since: Sun Aug 28, 2005, 03:59 PM
Number of posts: 902

About Me

I think a lot of people get stuck in a certain mindset, they won't allow themselves to think outside of their party affiliation. I try not to do that, I'm all about what's fair, what's right and what's just. Liberals have to make it known that we are not the "anything goes" crowd. Yes, we believe in family and some of us even believe in God. We also believe in common decency and human rights for all people. Some of us believe that parents should have a say in the lives of their underage children. The perception of liberals has been twisted and distorted for far too long. Which is why those on the right use the term "liberal" like it's a four letter word. My mother is the type of liberal I would like to be. A God loving, family values, Pro choice, Pro-America, liberal.

Journal Archives

"Enduring Faith"...

I really enjoyed this.


"I've dreamed many dreams that never came true,

I've seen them vanish at dawn,

But I've realized enough of my dreams, thank God,

To make me to want to dream on.

I've prayed many prayers when no answer came

Though I waited patient and long,

But answers have come to enough of my prayers

To make me keep praying on.

I've trusted many a friend that failed,

And left me to weep alone,

But I've found enough of my friends true blue,

To make me keep trusting on.

I've sown many a seed that fell by the way

For the birds to feed upon,

But I've held enough golden sheaves in my hands

To make me keep sowing on.

I've drained the cup of disappointment and pain

And gone many days without song,

But I've sipped enough nectar from the roses of life

To make me want to live on."

Making the case for the 44th President of the United States-Barack Obama...

I know I may have left out a ton of stuff, but here are a few things that came to mind.

Here are a few differences between President Obama and Romney.

Obama believes that women should have a right to choose.


Romney believes that the government should make that choice for you. His VP pick believes that if a woman is raped she should be forced to carry the fetus to term. Romney supported the "personhood amendment", where fertilized eggs will have rights.

He also supported the forced vaginal probes of women. He endorsed Mourdouck who said: "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." Romney also supports the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

President Obama believes that women should get paid, equal pay for equal work.. so much so, that the first bill he signed into law was the Lilly Leedbetter Fair Pay Act.

Romney was against The Fair Pay Act and his VP pick Paul Ryan voted against it.

President Obama believes that gays and lesbians should have a right to marry and serve openly in our military.

Romney doesn't believe in same sex marriage and has said he didn't agree with the repeal of don't ask don't tell.

President Obama believes that the economy grows from the bottom up, that middle class families are the backbone therefore they deserve tax cuts.

Romney believes that if you give huge tax cuts to the rich, it will trickle down.

President Obama got us out of the war in Iraq.

Romney said: “It is my view that the withdrawal of all of our troops from Iraq by the end of this year is an enormous mistake."

I7 of Romney's 24 foreign policy advisers who got us into the Iraq war, are now advising Romney on foreign policy.

President Obama believes in climate change and believes that the federal government agencies such as FEMA, should be there to help folks out when they're in need.


Romney doesn't believe in climate change and he said that it was: "immoral" for the federal government to unnecessarily spend money on disaster relief in the face of yawning deficits."


President Obama makes me believe that things can and will get better in this country. Unlike the doom and gloom guys on the other side. President Obama is the guy that makes me feel as though he is talking about an inclusive America. Unlike the other side, who seems to be talking to, and about an exclusive America; where you have to believe in a certain God, and be in love with someone from the opposite sex.

See, the difference between President Obama and his republican opponent is this: President Obama believes that America's best days are ahead of us, and Romney believes that America's best days are behind us. Which is why He'd like to take the country back.. back to the 1950's. We look back to learn from past mistakes, but in order to progress we must look FORWARD!!!



Mitt: "47 percent believe that they are entitled to health care, food, and housing"


Jesus Christ believed they're entitled to those things too, and so do I. I'm sure the President would also agree.

"Sununu Blames the Jews"...

I had no idea that Sununu had such a questionable record when it comes to Israel.


"Essay; Sununu Blames the Jews
By WILLIAM SAFIRE
Published: June 27, 1991

"I like to think I'm not hypersensitive; give a pop, take a pop, such is the nature of political conflict. But John Sununu's descent into the gutter of bigotry in seeking to impugn the motives of his critics should not go unremarked.

The Wall Street Journal last Friday ran an unsourced item on its front page: "Israel supporters quietly campaign against him , spreading their complaints about his ties to Arab-American groups." I wondered who was selling that story.

Then on Monday, I opened The Washington Post to find an astounding sentence in a column by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. Of the coalition against the White House chief of staff, they wrote, "Perhaps most important is Sununu's suspicion that attacks from sources that might be expected in his corner have come because he is a second-generation Lebanese-American who is not fully supportive of Israel's demands on the United States."

The words "Sununu's suspicion" are known in the trade as clear attribution; those words did not appear in the copy of the syndicated column that ran in Monday's New York Post and other newspapers. The Washington Post's editorial page editor properly believed that the gravity of the charge of bigoted motive rated an attribution, which the columnists supplied at her request.

Now, who do you suppose is "sources that might be expected in his corner"? Which conservative columnist -- who agrees with Mr. Sununu on quotas, global warming, etc. -- denounced him last week as a pompous ass whose unethical perks-grubbing and compulsive peripateticism demonstrate a judgment chasm that endangers the Bush Presidency?

I fit that description. My ulterior motive, according to the word Mr. Sununu passes to other journalists, is to bring down a nice Lebanese-American boy whose only transgression is to resist Israel's demands.

The final desperate bleat from this exposed royalist who cannot defend his ripoff of the taxpayers is to blame Israel's supporters, and this Jew in particular, for his troubles.

Following up the venomous suspicion attributed to Mr. Sununu in the Evans & Novak column, The Washington Post's Ann Devroy reported: "Two sources said Sununu had listed 'those who don't like my call for evenhandedness , the Jewish groups" as among those either working against him or egging on those working against him."

Mr. Sununu's scapegoating to save his neck is giving anti-Semitism a bad name. It caused Malcolm Hoenlein, executive director of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, to write to Mr. Sununu protesting that his reported views were "offensive and without foundation."

Having been identified as the source of these widely planted "suspicions" of racism or Israel support motivating his critics, Mr. Sununu yesterday called Mr. Hoenlein to insist: "I never said it. These things were never heard from me. I do not believe it or feel that way."

Somebody is lying; that somebody may be, in Daniel Schorr's phrase, a deadbeat from the Presidency. Evans and Novak, who were anti-Israel long before it became popular, are honorable reporters with top-level sources; in three decades, I have never known them deliberately to mislead readers or editors by practicing unsourced mind-reading.

Both the Sununu smearing and subsequent denial fall on barren ground because everybody knows he is irrelevant to foreign policy; Lebanese-Americans, for example, were dismayed at his unwillingness to utter a peep at Syria's unopposed takeover of Lebanon.

Thus does John Sununu depart, creating a supernova of bigoted resentment to make himself a household name at his President's expense. Spiro Agnew is alive and well and working near the Oval Office.

Nobody who recognizes his danger to the President is immune. Having been stabbed in the background by the Secretary of State, Mr. Sununu now peddles columnists the fantasy that James Baker sees him as a potential rival for the 1996 nomination.

Get ready, publishers, for "How I Tried to Be Evenhanded and Was Done In by the Jews, the Elitist Media and Jim Baker," by Honest John Sununu. The author will be available for an unending 30-city tour."

http://www.nytimes.com/1991/06/27/opinion/essay-sununu-blames-the-jews.html

Does anyone know someone who is "undecided?"

I certainly don't. This will be my first time voting as a Democrat, last election I voted as an Independent. I think NYS is pretty safe for the President. I'll also be supporting our local Democrats too. One more thing, anyone have any pointers on dealing with election stress? All of my friends are so stressed about this election.

They realize how important this is. I know we hear it every election cycle, but this really is the most important election I'll be voting in so far. I think about the make up of the Supreme Court, the repeal of the affordable care act.. and it's pretty scary stuff.

We've seen extreme measures by republicans across the county trying to make it harder for women to exercise their legal right to choose. The republicans are passing these laws without control of the White House and the Congress. Imagine how things will be if they gain control of both. Not to mention putting one or two more conservative Justices on the court.

LOL! John Kerry called Mitt's foreign policy, "Rosetta Stone" foreign policy..

When the President gets his second term I hope John gets a cabinet position. What a smart guy and he's not afraid to fight.

I'd like to give a warm welcome

to all of the folks who are new to the DU. You know the folks who have never posted anything on this site before. Yet their only contributions have been posts about how bad this poll or that poll looks for the President. How very odd and more importantly how very transparent. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!! Forward people!

Just a question..

How can two men who are opposed to equal pay for women and would support Roe v. Wade being overturned, have the support of women?

I get that some women are anti-choice, but I find it hard to believe that the majority of American women are against equal pay. This just blows my mind. I watched a clip of Ann Romney on the View and thought , I hope they don't ask her about abortion, I wanted them to ask her about equal pay. It's easy for anti-choice folks to hide behind religion, when talking about abortion, but they can't use religion to hide behind , for not supporting equal pay.

There is a disturbing pattern of secrecy, that surrounds Mitt Romney..


While Governor in Massachusetts before he left office "Romney aides purchased and erased their hard drives."
He refuses to release a reasonable amount of tax returns.
His records from his time at the Olympics are off-limits to the public.

There's no way in hell someone should be elected President if they refuse to disclose all of their financial ties and if they refuse to release at least ten years of their taxes. It's an issue of trust. We need to know that you won't pursue policies that are going to champion your interest, while not being beneficial to the American people.


It really is a credit to the Romney campaign and their allies and a discredit to MSM, that he has been able to get this far without answering tough questions about the issues raised above. I'd like the Obama campaign to put out an ad addressing this stuff and closing with: you may not always agree with the President, but at least you know where he stands. Can you say the same for Romney?

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mitt-romney-olympic-archive-off-limits/story?id=16811397

Foreign policy can be complicated for a lot of people ..

People who some call "low_information voters." One thing that will and can simplify things; is if the President reminds the American people that 17 of Mitt's 24 foreign policy advisers, had a hand in planning the Iraq war. The same people who sold the American people the Iraq war are not trying to sell them Mitt Romney. He should also throw in that Dick Cheney supports Mitt's stance on foreign policy.

The myth about Romney being a job creator while Governor..

Since Romney is seeking political office and not trying to get a job as the CEO of a company, his record in politics must be examined. We need to see how he will govern and we also need to know what shape his state was in when he left it. When you're going in for an interview, your employer needs to know your background, the American people.. Romney's potential employers would like to know his background.

We want to know who he really is, and what are his qualifications. So far it's been very difficult to get the answers to either question. Being an evasive flip-flopper doesn't help. We need the MSM to do their jobs and report the facts to us, not spin things the way the Romney's campaign would like them to. That's the only way voters will be able to make a wise informed decision this November.
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"A big number for Romney -- 47"


"The most important number is 47 — Massachusetts rank in job creation when he was governor. This is the number that most calls into question Romney’s own current job application.

No job is comparable to the presidency, but the closest thing to it is governor of a large state — an executive position in public office, where the welfare of millions of people is the charge. Unlike a corporate executive, whose overriding goal is to make profits for investors, the president and governors have the same central goal — improving the well-being of the entire population. The first priority, usually, is the overall economy.
Indeed, Romney won office in 2002, after shouldering aside Acting Governor Jane Swift, with a pledge to use his business experience and connections to bring jobs to Massachusetts. He failed, dreadfully.

The 47 figure is one Romney cannot escape. During his four years in office, Massachusetts ranked 47th in overall job growth — only 0.9 percent compared with 5.3 percent nationally. "
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/blogs/the_podium/2012/01/a_big_number_for_romney_--_47.html
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