Asked about federal disaster relief to tornado and flood victims Mitt Romney called the spending “immoral” and said disaster relief efforts should be privatized. - 6/13/11

This isn’t a one off. This is creed. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who’s OF COURSE accepting federal disaster relief money, thinks government is wasteful, tax cuts are good, and austerity fucking rules. Where do these people think the for profit companies will get money from? US! We will still be paying for the same thing. And what if the city is bankrupt? Why would they show up to already disenfranchised communities?!

At least three times, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have publicly demanded that the federal government only disburse disaster relief funding if Congress agreed to offsetting budget cuts elsewhere. This would hold desperately-needed disaster relief funding hostage.

And because of this austerity madness under Obama FEMA is set to loose $900 million because of the debt ceiling deal.

Liberals that have been disappointed by Obama —> “Stop pretending we care about eachother”! This 2ish min is HILARIOUS.

recall-all-republicans-2012:

“Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.” —Mitt Romney to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations as part of balancing the budget (August 2011)
“I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million. And that’s just the income we know about, since Mitt Romney won’t release his tax returns. Some say Romney may be worth as much as one billion dollars.
 

recall-all-republicans-2012:

“Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.” —Mitt Romney to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations as part of balancing the budget (August 2011)

“I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million. And that’s just the income we know about, since Mitt Romney won’t release his tax returns. Some say Romney may be worth as much as one billion dollars.

 

(Source: recall-all-republicans, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Is Koch PAC Non-Partisan, As They Claim?

Much has been written about the owners of Koch Industries, brothers David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch, trying to control the political process through hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to right-wing causes and candidates.

In a voter information packet the Koch Industries corporate leadership informed tens of thousands of employees at its subsidiary, Georgia Pacific, that their livelihood could depend on the 2012 election and that the company supports Mitt Romney for president.

The packet arrived in the mailboxes of all 45,000 Georgia Pacific employees earlier this month. The cover letter [PDF], by Koch Industries President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Robertson, read:

While we are typically told before each Presidential election that it is important and historic, I believe the upcoming election will determine what kind of America future generations will inherit.

If we elect candidates who want to spend hundreds of billions in borrowed money on costly new subsidies for a few favored cronies, put unprecedented regulatory burdens on businesses, prevent or delay important new construction projects, and excessively hinder free trade, then many of our more than 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences, including higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation, and other ills.

Enclosed with the letter was a flyer [PDF] listing Koch-endorsed candidates, beginning with Romney. Robertson’s letter explained: “At the request of many employees, we have also provided a list of candidates in your state that have been supported by Koch companies or by KOCHPAC, our employee political action committee.”

The packet also included an anti-Obama editorial by Charles Koch [PDF] and a pro-Romney editorial by David Koch [PDF]. The letter went on to say, “We believe any decision about which candidates to support is—as always—yours and yours alone, based on the factors that are most important to you. Second, we do not support candidates based on their political affiliation.”

In the flyer sent to Oregon employees, all 14 Koch-backed state candidates were Republicans.

In September, a number of unionized employees at Georgia Pacific’s Toledo, Ore. plant posed for a photo in front of their union hall with Democratic state Senate candidate Arnie Roblan. When the Koch Industries voter information packet arrived in the workers’ mailboxes a few weeks later, they saw that Roblan was not on the list of Koch-endorsed candidates in Oregon. Then the AWPPW Vice President Greg Pallesen started receiving phone calls from workers. The union workers in the photo were worried that they might be fired from their jobs if the image got out on the Internet, because in the backdrop of the photo, the Georgia Pacific plant could be seen.

Their fear comes not only from the mailing, but also from a new Georgia Pacific social media policy [PDF] implemented earlier this year that warns, “Even if your social media conduct is outside of the workplace and/or non-work related, it must not reflect negatively on GP’s reputation, its products, or its brands.” Given the policy, the workers were scared to appear next to a candidate the Kochs do not support with the plant in the background.

More —> 10 Shocking Facts on the Kochs.

In a Democracy Now interview Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh talk to George Farah. He explains how the contract was revealed by Time’s Mark Halperin who managed to get a copy of the contract and that it wasn’t by virtue of the commission operating with transparency.

George Farah was on DN before talking about the Commission on Presidential Debates and how we came to this point in electoral politics.

Mike McCurry, the former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, and a co-chairs of the Commission on Presidential Debates repeatedly denied the very existence of this contract. When confronted the executive director of the commission, Janet Brown, about the existence of a contract that’s dictating the terms of the debates, she said there is no such contract, the commission is not a party to it. Once some of the features of the contract started to come out, the commission said the contract is only about podium heights and temperatures in the auditoriums and whether the candidates can wear risers in their shoes, but denied that there was any substance.
Now that we’re actually seeing the contract, we’re seeing there are extraordinary restrictions preventing there from being more unpredictable questions. We’re seeing the exclusion of all third-party voices according to the candidate selection criteria. And we’re seeing the prohibition on additional debates…

barackobama:

Mitt Romney has been keeping the fact-checkers busy since last week’s debate.

deadcrackerstorage:

Perfect.

pridenotprejudice:

webreatheconstellations:

prochoicetruth:

Mitt Romney in 1994:

I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it. And I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice



Welp…. this is awkward


What happened? I’m legitimately confused.

Wait, what? Where did this guy go? How.. Why… Whaaaaat?

This probably helped him sleep while he profited from his profits from medical waste.

(Source: choosechoice, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States. It has the largest audience of Spanish-language television viewers according to Nielsen ratings.

"My campaign is about the 100 percent of Americans," Romney said, arguing that his record of accomplishments in Massachusetts - raising the unemployment rate and helping improve schools - proves his commitment to the whole nation.

"This is a campaign about helping people who need help," he said. "And right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. The people in the middle class need help because their incomes have gone down every year over the last four years."

—> This dude is a fucking liar.

Some of those 47% people are like me – old and eligible for Medicare. Some of those people are like my grandson – smart and taking out loans to get through college because his dad doesn’t have a company to give him right now. Some of those people are even military families just trying to make ends meet. But some of those people – those 47% who think they are victims and expect the government to take care of them – are Staples employees who work full-time and are just trying to put food on the table for their families. We call them the working poor. An entry level job at Staples pays between $7 and $9 an hour. If you do the math, that’s between $15,000 and $19,000 a year. The poverty level in America for a family of three is $18,530. As long as those hard-working Staples employees believe in birth control and don’t have any kids, they can stay just above the poverty level. Success! Vote Republican and wait for your tax cut to arrive in the mail. Of course, you’ll be waiting quite a bit longer for that tax cut than your boss, the CEO of Staples, who made $9 million dollars last year. I wonder who that guy is voting for?

Margaret and Helen (via azspot)

demnewswire:

It’s one thing to pander on domestic issues. When Romney takes every conceivable position on health-care reform, when he promises tax cuts for all and sacrifice for none, when he conjures millions of jobs out of thin air — such reckless promises are written off as campaign rhetoric, nothing more.

But international affairs are different. For one thing, there is general consensus that at times of crisis, the United States must speak with one voice. Most Republicans, even some of Obama’s most adamant foes, have respected this tradition. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) both issued measured statements recognizing that this is a moment for patriotism, not politics.

More important is the fact that words spoken in the heat of international crisis can have life-or-death impact. Romney’s ostensible complaint was that Obama should have spoken up more clearly for American values — presumably, in this case, freedom of speech.

The administration has made clear that of course it supports the right of anti-Muslim extremists to make and disseminate an amateurish video whose sole purpose is to insult and enrage believers in Islam. This is protected speech under the Constitution. But imagine the reaction if Obama’s first response had been not to try to quell the violence but to align the U.S. government with a piece of inflammatory garbage produced by twisted zealots. Religious tolerance is an American value, too.”

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

religiousragings:

azspot:

The Christian Left

Except that Elmer Fudd would be a much safer candidate than Romney.  You’re voting far more for Mr. Burns from the Simpsons, and the Obama you’re voting against doesn’t exist.

religiousragings:

azspot:

The Christian Left

Except that Elmer Fudd would be a much safer candidate than Romney.  You’re voting far more for Mr. Burns from the Simpsons, and the Obama you’re voting against doesn’t exist.

(via skepticalavenger)

recall-all-republicans-2012:

Plus some don’t stop w Draft Doger they also became a Tax Dodger!

Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Dick Cheaine (5x - details), Ted Nudgent (deadbead dad & dater of a 17 y/o), Rush Limbaugh (racist, drug addict, child molester, four rocky marriages), Bill O’Reilly (says -“Slick Willie Clinton the Draft Dodger.”)
So who DID serve in our great military? And a list of republican cowards, draft dodgers, and chickenhawks.
Mitt Romney, after dodging the Vietnam draft, is enjoying wide support from military veterans… Somehow.

destroythegop:

la-belle-laide:

Mitt Romney Accidentally Confronts A Gay Veteran; Awesomeness Ensues

HOLY SMACKDOWN, BATMAN. This guy is awesome, totally gives it to Romney. WHOOP!

This is a must see for all who are interested in Liberty and Justice for ALL. This Brave Patriot gives Draft-Dodging Romney an EPIC TAKEDOWN. Warms my heart to know that Romney himself convinced the guy that he is alarmingly unfit to be President of ALL the people.

And to think… Mitt the Cowardly Liar’s handlers probably thought this was a sweet opportunity to make it seem like the rat bastard actually gives a damn about veterans.

Yow! Instant Karma’s gonna get you, Mitt!

I like it when I see people mad. Stay angry people!

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)