If I was a Republican, what I would be upset about is Fox News. Not Romney.
They have spent a decade plus of doing nothing but selling fear and hate. They tell their viewers that Fox is the only network they can trust to get the News. People believe that, so that is why there is such a disconnect when a story like the New Black Panthers becomes such a HUGE story to that part of the population, all while the rest of the population laughs at them - knowing that the New Black Panthers consist of less than 10 guys who are no scarier than any other gang & have nothing, nothing to do with the Black Panthers of the 60s. But - oh - that image of scary black guys when there is a black guy in the Oval Office is priceless to their narrative.
It seems like their only purpose is to invoke fear into the people that watch. Fear of the black man, fear of the immigrant from Mexico (while never mentioning immigrants from our Northern Border); fear of Muslims; fear of healthcare; fear of everything except the white man and corporate power. They have fined tuned their message so perfectly that their viewers believe it all is true.
Their constant divisiveness and negativity has made it possible for people like Michelle Bachmann to become popular, Sarah Palin to become an icon, Joe Walsh and Todd Akin to be representatives in Congress.
They say it's okay to kill doctors that perform abortions EVEN tho they are LEGAL. Rage against birth control. It's even okay to say that there is a war on Christmas - hahaha...in August the stores were putting Christmas decorations up - some war! But the sad thing is that people believe it, people actually walk our streets and believe their is a war on Christmas - and these same people have the proper id needed to vote.
Fox news has steered the GOP so far to the right, so deep in fear & bs that the only candidate who actually could've made the President sweat was ignored - Jon Huntsman. Instead - the GOP went for the crazies. Donald Trump, 999 Pizzas, Santorum, and batshit crazy Bachmann ALL became exciting candidates to these people who have been brainwashed into believing that greed is good, a community organizer is bad and that it is more important for businesses to be profitable than to have clean drinking water and clean air to breathe. They were all orgasmic over Mitt picking Paul Ryan for his running mate - a man that worships Ayn Rand.
They have whipped up their viewers into a frenzy where common sense no longer prevails.
Until the GOP changes their message from who or what to be afraid of - and starts delivering a message of hope - stick a fork in them, they are done. This country wants to move forward in the real world.
If the polls stay where they are, the GOP is going to get their asses kicked in November. And they will blame Mitt.
It's not Mitt's fault. He is the symptom, not the problem. Calling 47% of Americans losers is nothing new. Turn on Bill O or Sean Hannity any nite and you will hear them preaching this absolute hatred and vitriol for anyone that votes for Democrats.
And it's a shame. Although the Republican party offers nothing to a die-hard liberal like myself, I do believe that this country needs *at the minimum* two political parties to debate the important issues that effect our lives - but that debate has to occur with rational people, which are lacking in DC today.
When this election is over, and the Republicans get their asses handed to them on a platter and they realize it is time to rebuild the party, the place they should start with is Faux news.
It just popped into my head.... wish I knew how to put it to the actual music...
Constructive criticism welcomed.
Republican Men (tune of American Women)
Republican Men Stay Away from Me. Republican Men why won't you let me be?
Don't be making laws about my vajay, in November women will be voting you away.
I don't want to hear your lies no more, your war on women is rotten to the core.
Republican Men get away from me. Republican men why won't you let me be?
Don't even think about messing with my rights. American Women aren't afraid to fight.
The Religious Right likes to reach, but they don't even practice the religion they preach
Now GOP - I said go away. Republican Men I mean what I say.
Republican Men I said get away, Republican men, listen to what I say.
Don't be taking away my right to choose.
You started a fight that you are going to lose.
I don't want your war no more.
In November, I'll be showing you the door.
Women fought hard to get where we are today, there's no way in hell you're taking it away
Now Republicans, Stay away from Me.
Republican Men, you better let me be
You've got to go away, got to go away
Now go go go
Voting you out, GOP (2x)
You're no good for me
You're no good for society
I hope you enjoy the unemployment line.
You are not taking away what is mine.
You know I'm gonna vote you out
You know you have to go
I'm gonna vote you out, GOP
It's time for you to leave, GOP
Goodbye Republican Men!
Here are some figures that came from the 2010 Census:
30.7 million women have a bachelor's degree or higher.
7.8 million women own their own business.
7.5 million women work for women owned businesses.
71.9 million women work outside the home while only 5 million are stay at home moms.
205,500 women are active in the military.
46.2% of women vote (I expect that number to be higher this year!)
157 million number of females in 2010 vs 151.8 males
We are successful. We earn our own money. We do most of the shopping for ourselves and our families - we have the power to decided where to shop. Women are found in all lines of work. And just ask Susan Komen if we are a force to be reckoned with.
And WE VOTE!
Why have women become so successful? Because unlike generations before us we are able to control our own bodies.
We are able to have 2.4 kids when we want them. IF we want them.
Women are able to work outside of the home, raise amazing kids, keep the house clean and enjoy sex with our significant others without the worry of pregnancy. There is no data to back this, but I believe that women are excellent planners and managers.
Women have worked hard to get to this place - inspite of constant fights from men:
edit to add this pic - I can't believe I forgot this one in the first place
and another edit to add:
A big FUCK YOU to anyone that thinks women will not continue to fight for our rights!!
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Census numbers came from [link:http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womencensus1.html|