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romney will replace cuts to defense with cuts to food stamps (ryan spills the beans)

If Mitt Romney wins in November, he and a Republican Congress will fast track legislation early next year to replace across the board defense cuts with cuts to food stamps and other programs for needy Americans.

“In January our intention is that if we don’t fix it in the lame duck is to fix it retroactively once a new session of Congress takes place,” Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, told a crowd in North Carolina Thursday, “We have procedural way in the Senate to advance that legislation very quickly and get it to the next President of the United States who I believe is going to be Mitt Romney, to pass that into law and retroactively prevent that sequester from taking place in January.”

Ryan was referring to legislation House Republicans passed earlier this year to avert sequestration — the penalty Congress imposed on itself, on a bipartisan basis, for not reaching an agreement on more targeted legislation to reduce the deficit. Sequestration will cause deep, abrupt cuts to both defense and non-defense programs starting early next year, and for the next 10 years, unless Congress overturns it or replaces it with other savings.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/paul-ryan-mitt-romney-defense-sequestration.php
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:14 PM (20 replies)

Cops Strip Search Mom, "Forcibly" Pull Tampon Out of Her for Maybe Rolling Through Stop Sign

A passing cop pulled a u-turn, flashed the lights, and rolled up behind her. Tarantino claims that the cop immediately drew his weapon, pulled her from the car, and refused to explain why he pulled her over. Tarantino's two young children watched all of this unfold from inside her car.

The cop then placed Tarantino in the back of the squad car, where she allegedly sat for two hours. When backup arrived, Tarantino was strip searched on the side of the road, where passing motorists could see everything.

Then, in a gruesome twist, a female officer "forcibly removed" a tampon from Tarantino. Presumably, the cops were looking for drugs, but the lawsuit notes that a drug-sniffing dog was never called in, and cops never found any contraband or anything illegal.

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/08/cops_strip_search_mom_pull_tam.php
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Aug 19, 2012, 03:28 PM (22 replies)

the choices could not be more clear, the differences in the parties/candidates more stark

and it is not a choice between progressivism and conservatism. It is a choice between progressivism and radical reactionary randian social Darwinism. Once upon a time progressives proposed plans to eliminate social ills. Conservatives then expressed their desire to address these social ills and would then propose a watered down version of their own. Sometimes the conservative input might be be a good idea. A perfect example would be the earned income tax credit. Mainstream conservative European parties, for the most part, still operate this way.

But today's Republican politicians are of a different nature. They see any tax whatsoever as theft. The tea baggers would actually like to repeal the 14th amendment which would not only prevent American born children of immigrants from having citizenship but would actually empower the states to return to Jim Crow.

When William f. Buckley founded the modern Conservative movement and launched the national review, one of his first and most important battles was against the john birch society, knowing conservatism would never become a legit. political/intellectual movement if it was associated with crazy, conspiratorial racists.

Now those same people (or their ideological descendants) ARE the GOP.

We have to win.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Aug 12, 2012, 03:12 PM (10 replies)

"Our campaign would be helped immensely...?"

He is screwed beyond help. The fact he is appealing to the Obama campaign and Democrats to do something and prefaces it with that speaks volumes about not only the political lethality of the Democratic attack but The completely naive and unearned sense of entitlement Romney has.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Aug 10, 2012, 06:07 PM (0 replies)

Corporations are People but I'm Not a Business! Romney for President 2012

This political ad paid for by the truely clueless and ultimately doomed to defeat and humiliation.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Aug 10, 2012, 05:53 PM (0 replies)

democrats should lay off the tax thing because its a rove plot so devious that

CNN poll shows Obama expands lead to 7 points, independents cool on Romney.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/cnn-poll-obama-expands-lead.php?m=1
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Aug 9, 2012, 11:44 PM (27 replies)

Sleeper cell trolls?

I have noticed a few instances of people with post counts of like 25 who post some pretty suspicious stuff then i look at their profile and the have had an account for years. they also have 40 percent chance of servinf on a jury - so that explains a lot too. maybe it is nothing but seems suspicious. i don't want to post who it is because im afraid to get in trouble for calling out another member in a forum.

on second thought, edited to say here is a prime example. i haven't had a post deleted since january or feb. so i can take the hit if i am out of line:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=184329
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:47 PM (33 replies)

So does Ann Romney actually ride Rafalca for therapy

or is the only connection that she rode horses for therapy and Rafalca is a horse?
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:40 PM (15 replies)

Dear Mr. Cathey: here is every single thing Jesus said about gay people and homosexuality

Posted by arely staircase | Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:31 AM (70 replies)

right wing death match!

Frank Gaffney Plotting To Take Down Grover Norquist With Muslim Brotherhood Accusations

WASHINGTON -- If Frank Gaffney gets his way, Grover Norquist won't be at a high-profile conservative gathering known as the Conservative Political Action Conference in October. Not only that, but the anti-tax crusader and his allies will be totally discredited and branded as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/frank-gaffney-grover-norquist-muslim-brotherhood_n_1699604.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:19 PM (5 replies)
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