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'There she was, thrown to the pavement by a Republican in a checkered shirt. Another Republican thrusts his foot in between her legs and presses down with all his weight to pin her to the curb. Then a Republican leader comes over and viciously stomps on her head with his foot.' Michael Moore, Michael Moore's Blog


A Boot to the Head ... From Michael Moore

By Michael Moore, Michael Moore's Blog

28 October 10



here she was, thrown to the pavement by a Republican in a checkered shirt. Another Republican thrusts his foot in between her legs and presses down with all his weight to pin her to the curb. Then a Republican leader comes over and viciously stomps on her head with his foot. You hear her glasses crunch under the pressure. Holding her head down with his foot, he applies more force so she can't move. Her skull and brain are now suffering a concussion.

The young woman's name is Lauren Valle, but she is really all of us. For come this Tuesday, the right wing - and the wealthy who back them - plan to take their collective boot and bring it down hard on not just the head of Barack Obama but on the heads of everyone they simply don't like.

Teachers union? The boot!

Muslim-looking people? The boot!

Thinking of retiring soon? The boot!

Living in a house you can no longer afford? The boot!

Doing a bit better with your minimum wage? The boot!

Stem cell research, the bullet train, reversing global warming? Ha! The boot for all of you!

What? You like your kids being covered by your health plan 'til they're 26? The boot for them and the boot for you!

In love with someone of your own gender? A double boot up the ass for every single one of you sick SOBs!

Hoping there's a few jobs left here in the U.S. when you graduate? How 'bout just a nice boot to your head instead?

And most importantly, the last boot is saved for the black man who probably wasn't born here, definitely isn't a Christian and possibly might be the Antichrist sent here to oversee the destruction of our very way of life. A boot to your head, Obama-devil!

Yes, one big boot is poised to stomp out whatever hopey-changey thing we might have had two years ago and secure this country in the hands of the oligarchs and the culture police.

And if they win on Tuesday, they plan to show no mercy. They will not speak of bipartisanship or olive branches or tolerate any filibuster threats. They will come in and do the job with a mandate they'll perceive the electorate will have given them. They will not fart around for two years like the Democrats did. They will not "search for compromise" or "find middle ground." They will not meet you halfway on the playing field. They know that touchdowns aren't scored at the 50-yard line. Unlike our guys, they're not stupid or spineless.

Make no mistake about it, my friends. A perfect storm has gathered of racists, homophobes, corporatists and born agains and they are on fire. Two years of a black man who secretly holds socialist beliefs being the boss of them is more than they can stomach. They've been sick to death since the night of 11/04/08 and they are ready to purge. They won't need a rope and tree this time to effect the change they seek (why bother when a nice shoe on another's skull will do just fine, thank you).

They simply need to get their base to the polls (done), convince enough people Obama is responsible for the fact they don't have a job or a secure home (done), and then hope enough of us Obama-voters are so frustrated, disappointed and downright mad at the Dems (done) that we'll either stay home Tuesday or, if we vote, we won't be carpooling with 10 others to the polls.

Done? Or not?

These Republicans mean business. Their boots are all shined and ready. But they've got one huge problem:

The majority of Americans don't agree with them.

The majority want the troops home. The majority want true universal health coverage. The majority want the thievery on Wall Street to be stopped. The majority believe that global warming is happening, that social security shouldn't be privatized and that unions are a good thing.

Too bad the majority party has done precious little to bring about the change for which the majority voted. Yes, change takes time. But try telling that to someone who hasn't worked in two years. Or who hears the knock of the foreclosure sheriff at the door. The booted-up minority knows how to make hay in a situation like this. All they need is us, the disappointed, dismayed, disgusted us.

What say you? Stay home and punish the weak-kneed, sell-out Democrats? Or spend every free moment you have between now and Tuesday trying to protect what little progress has been made so we can live to fight another day (even if it is with "allies" like a Democratic Party that will more than likely still not get the message of what they need to do - and has, in fact, spent much of the past two years giving progressives the boot)? Perhaps our job, post-election, is to provide a gentle but swift boot in the bee-hind of the party whose mascot is an ass.

Right now, we've got 112 hours. Seems like enough.

Yours,
Michael Moore
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+74 # Activista 2010-10-28 17:08
these "conservative" fanatics border on criminal. Why US does not treat them as domestic terrorist - raid houses of their associates - put on news their names and whom they vote for. I see more than 6 people beating her - intent is the same. How many were charged? One ...

Several Paul supporters ... why they were not charged ... FBI does not have evidence??
 
 
+26 # proud_lemming 2010-10-29 05:29
Anyone alive and politically sentient in the mid-1960s will understand what is going on. Anyone not will have to watch "Mississippi Burning" or maybe read a book.

In those days, even the cross-dressing professional ant-communist and "N-word_ hater FBI Czar J. Edgar Hoover could occasionally be embarrassed into solving a crime ... even when the perpetrators were the local cops.

Today? Not so much ...
 
 
+18 # Charles1950 2010-10-29 09:06
Anyone alive in the 60's? You could go just a little further and say "anyone alive in Munich in the 20's." Sieg Heil, Tea Party!
 
 
+6 # DaveW. 2010-10-30 16:34
Sieg Heil is about it. Watch the video of this event and ask yourself "Is this what we defeated Fascism for?"
 
 
+9 # Activista 2010-10-29 14:16
Several Paul supporters ... why they were not charged ... FBI does not have evidence??

And who is supporting these right wing domestic terrorists? Where money comes from? Are their bank accounts closed?

Send pair of children shoes to Gaza - your account is closed - you are on the terrorist list (thousands in USA are).
 
 
-9 # John Henry 2010-10-31 14:37
Let's put a bit of balance on the story if you please. No one should ever kick anyone when he or she is down. Settled. Still the story is not told rightly without more of the video to inspect.
Attack on Rand Paul’s car:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfNZNZYScLY&

Moveon funded by George Soros:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

News analysis and video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoSfEKxllls
 
 
+1 # Percy 2010-11-06 02:19
I am confused, that woman was carrying a Rand Paul sign, right??? Go back and look and tell me if I am wrong?

If she was then she was a republican and the NEOCON republicans were who were beating on her, we should make that distinction.

Like neocons on the left, they are different from regular left/progressiv es. You know who I mean, like the Clintons are neolibs, that is why they are always kissing up to the bushes. Haven't you noticed that?

So its even worse than we think. The neocons controlling the banking industry in this country and their minions are who the problem is.

One last thing, there is a video there and she can demand charges be pressed and if the locals refuse to do it, then she can skip right up to the state criminal division of justice and file against the local law enforcement and against the guy that did that to her and she should just to stop this nazi behavior.
 
 
+73 # JCM 2010-10-28 22:07
25 Oct. 2010

Mitch McConnell, the Republican senate minority leader, said today, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

There’s the real Republican ideology! To hell with the economy, to hell with unemployment, to hell with the deficit, to hell with the middle class, to hell with the country, the most important thing we want is to win!

Are we only pawns to them in their quest for power? Do they care more about politics and winning than restoring our country? Do we really want these unpatriotic bastards back in control?

The Real Republican Ideology
 
 
+17 # Victor Cresskill 2010-10-29 07:27
Well said!
 
 
-11 # JWG 2010-10-29 10:50
Unfortunately, it also is the real Democratic Party ideology, as well.
 
 
+12 # Mike K 2010-10-29 12:12
Not so much, almost anything bad you can say about Democrats goes double or triple for republicans.
 
 
+19 # DaveW. 2010-10-29 16:53
Mike K, How about quadruple Mike! The "stomping" of a girl by a gang of thugs is part of the GOP playbook now. It was this type of intimidation and scare tactic that they used in 2ooo when vote counters in Florida encountered "angry mobs" when they were trying to do their jobs. It's the same mentality that possesses the knuckle draggers who "insist" on displaying their second amendment rights by bringing firearms to rally's. It's the same "Farcical Fascism" embodied by Sharron Angle and other Tea sippers when they spout out "second amendment remedies are still on the table." What's ironic is that these people and those who share their warped, twisted ideology are not "Americans", not in a real sense. Americans would not condone the public physical assault of a young girl by a bunch of much larger men. "Real American men" would have stepped in and knocked the shit out of a couple of dudes. Men, in particular, don't need to hide behind the sights of a gun if the power of logic is at their disposal. The use of violence is all that's left to many on the right. Tiller murdered. Abortion clinics bombed. Girls kicked in the head. But these are the same folks singing God Bless America.
 
 
+12 # genierae 2010-10-30 09:30
I agree completely. It was a horrifying spectacle to see these huge men assaulting a young girl who was offering no resistance. And no one came to her aid. If these people regain power, America is in for some dark days indeed. It may come to civil war, because people on the left are not going to submit to this kind of jackboot mentality. Since Obama took office, the violent tendencies on the right have increased tenfold. It is fueled by white supremacism, and it is kindling the racism that is latent in so many across this country. They are on the verge of losing their white majority, and they are scared to death. One thing I'm sure of, its going to get worse before it gets better.
 
 
+5 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 14:14
Quoting JWG:
Unfortunately, it also is the real Democratic Party ideology, as well.


I try so hard to avoid name calling. I feel almost helpless here. I'm trying to avoid labeling the person when I declare that a sentiment is just plain stupid. JWG, specify what Democratic Party ideology you are referring to. Maybe I'm missing something that would help make your comment more understandable. Heck, I may way off in my understandings. Please explain. Thanks.
 
 
+5 # Andrew Osbloon 2010-10-29 20:01
JWG, people like you who can't see the difference between Republicans and Democrats are part of the reason Republicans stay in power.

So congrats! Enjoy complaining forever, rather than the slow, hard, unglamorous work of actually changing things. (As Obama said on Jon Stewart, unrealistic liberals bitched about social security and civil rights, too, while the Democrats were actually making those hugely unpopular at the time programs happen.
 
 
+27 # Vauban 2010-10-28 22:20
I am dead serious in saything that if that happened to someone with me there would be more than just a women going to the hospital.
 
 
+54 # GeorgeNJ 2010-10-28 22:22
Michael Moore is right. Those of us (progressives, liberals) who are striving to eventually give our country a government that is a democracy (of, by and for the PEOPLE) must suck it up and vote for the Democrats this election. Then we must work from within the Democratic Party to make it better (serve the PEOPLE better}. It would be impossible to work within the Republican Party to get what we want. For 10 years now they have proven they are all people-hating fascists.
 
 
-22 # eljosco 2010-10-29 08:06
bs
 
 
+5 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 16:30
Quoting eljosco:
bs

How enlightening.
 
 
+9 # Activista 2010-10-29 14:22
I agree - for the sake of environment and our children - Obama administration acomplished/sav ed a lot of nature.

And one greedy republican law - and all is gone ...

More drilling in Alaska wilderness - this is why Palin is getting all the $$
 
 
-56 # Karlek 2010-10-28 22:26
I'm not voting for the Dems, they had their chance to stop funding the war, and do something about the environment, and they chose not to. Maybe they finally figure it out, if they lose, that they should be different from Republicans.
 
 
+62 # Helen 2010-10-28 23:51
Kariek, if you don't vote for the Dems, you are just helping the Republicans who will NEVER stop funding war and who will NEVER do anything about the environment. I used to be a Green but then I realized that I was throwing my vote away. We have a two party system and have to vote for the lesser of two evils. A third party would be great if it could become a major factor. We can work for that AFTER this election. Please vote.
 
 
-17 # Beaujames 2010-10-29 00:35
Sympathies with both of you. Fortunately, here in Oregon, the Democrats ARE concerned about the war and the environment. But if you vote for Harry Reid instead of Sharron Angle, you're still almost throwing your vote away. What we learned in 2008 was voting for the good guys did NOT get us anything except the boot from them. Maybe the boot should be preceded with a jack, because that's where we are headed.
 
 
+20 # jrb64 2010-10-29 09:03
Helen, you are so right. I am holding my nose and voting Dem, not because I think they will do so much better but because the Repubs will undo what little has been accomplished. I think it is a two pronged attack that is needed. Vote Democratic and then get involved in an active way for the next two years as Michael said on Maddow last night.
 
 
+30 # Pat Williams 2010-10-29 09:28
Quoting Karlek:
I'm not voting for the Dems, they had their chance to stop funding the war, and do something about the environment, and they chose not to. Maybe they finally figure it out, if they lose, that they should be different from Republicans.

Hmmm. Have you been paying attention to what's been going on? The economy was on the brink of collapse. The turnaround has been phenomenal considering what the Republicorp and the Bush administration did to us over an eight year period. Several million jobs have been created. There are some new start ups. Most of the US auto industry was saved. The framework for health care is finally in place after a century of attempts. Lives will be saved this year. By 2014, over 30 million more Americans will have health care. The House passed more than 400 bills that have been blocked by a minority of Republicans in the Senate. But a change in rules at the beginning of the session in January, if the Democrats are in charge, could make a huge difference IF the House is still able to do the work. Use your head.
 
 
+14 # kdinoh 2010-10-29 11:19
I felt the same until the Republicans and their Teaparty fringe began their Nazi rants. My only complaint about the Dems is that they have not arrested and charged Republican/Teap arty seditionists. Teaparty types are terrorists and should be rounded up and sent to Gitmo.
 
 
-9 # Mike K 2010-10-29 12:13
Actauly that just tells the Dems that if they want to win elections they need to be MORE like the Republicans.
 
 
+7 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 16:32
Quoting Mike K:
Actauly that just tells the Dems that if they want to win elections they need to be MORE like the Republicans.


No, that's just telling the Dems to enforce the law. Now THAT is definitely quite unlike the Republicans. If the Dems were like the Reps they'd also torture these fools. No Dem would advocate that, now would they?!
 
 
+48 # Ellen Cantarow 2010-10-28 22:26
These are the brown shirts who were the thugs for Hitler when he was on the rise. Fortunately for the US, there is no charismatic figure like Hitler -- yet. But the brownshirts? We have them in our faces. Unfortunately we have to hold our gag reflexes and vote Democratic.
 
 
+14 # genierae 2010-10-29 08:26
"no charismatic figure", What about Sarah Palin? Yes, I know that it seems moronic to even think that she might be president, but I'm seeing a pattern here. I think that rich Repubs are backing her, she would make a great figure-head for the Republicans, making a mockery of serious female candidates such as Hillary Clinton, they would love that. They would be the real actors behind the scenes, which is just the way they like it. I also saw on Hardball last night, that Chris Matthews is making her case for her, he has a huge crush on Palin, and he can't seem to help himself. I will not watch that program again. We need to take the specter of Sarah Palin seriously, if we do not, then we might find ourselves with an incompetent as our president once again.
 
 
0 # Danzel Brendemuehl 2010-11-30 17:31
Quoting Ellen Cantarow:
These are the brown shirts who were the thugs for Hitler when he was on the rise. Fortunately for the US, there is no charismatic figure like Hitler -- yet. But the brownshirts? We have them in our faces. Unfortunately we have to hold our gag reflexes and vote Democratic.

I think you were mistaken the republicans are grooming the Palin creature to be their charismatic leader. She scares the crap out of me.
 
 
+64 # JayMagoo 2010-10-28 23:01
Kind of reminds me of old films of the Nazi "brown shirts" breaking up rallies in the 1920s so Hitler could come to power. The same elements were there, the Nazi party a pack of violent, excitable street thugs, backed by a bunch of shady millionaire industrialists, and a fanatical out-of-control right wing press like Fox News. This isn't gin rummy, folks. These people mean business.
 
 
+46 # earlymusicus 2010-10-28 23:34
Anyone who will vote Republican is as vicious, thuggish, crooked, and ignorant as the people in that video! If you support the Repubicans' and tea-baggers' Hitler/Nazi/SS behavior, then you are evil, plain and simple. That's the only word for people who would vote such people into office.
 
 
+30 # ER444 2010-10-29 01:46
Hi early. I am afraid you are missing something here. My father will definately vote Republican and he is not vicious, thuggish or crooked. In fact he is a great guy. What he is is brain washed. He only watches Fox on TV and listens to Limbaugh in the car. I have given up talking politics with him, at 84 he is an as unflexible as it gets. There are a millions of Americans like him who are consumimg fast food politics ala "right wing". The Demnocrats are doing a TERRIBLE job at getting thier message out and countering the massive propaganda campaign being carried out by deep pocketed right winged extremists. Our only chance is to talk to our neighbours and convince them to vote for the Democrats on Tuesday to prevent giving the Republicans a "mandate" to undo the few good things Obama managed to get through a spineless Congress. The direction we are going is right albeit slow. If the Reps take over control they will do an about face and we are doomed. As George NJ said, "suck it up" and vote Democratic. Talk to your neighbors !!!
 
 
+21 # genierae 2010-10-29 08:33
My mother is 87 and she is the same way. Her family has voted for Republicans for generations, and they don't even question why. Its called willful ignorance, and though they are not vicious or thuggish, they are just as responsible for the consequences.
 
 
+20 # Brian 2010-10-29 08:47
You got it right, ER. Most Republican voters are more stupid and ignorant than evil. Although they are usually very greedy and there is nothing they love more than war and destroying the environment and taking away peoples' rights (except the right to own guns). On every issue other than abortion, they are anti-life. Hmmm, on second thought, they are ignorant, stupid, and evil.
 
 
+3 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 16:39
Quoting Brian:
You got it right, ER. Most Republican voters are more stupid and ignorant than evil. Although they are usually very greedy and there is nothing they love more than war and destroying the environment and taking away peoples' rights (except the right to own guns). On every issue other than abortion, they are anti-life. Hmmm, on second thought, they are ignorant, stupid, and evil.


And YOU, my friend, have said a mouthful. I'm sick and tired of excusing the generations of lock step and stupid Republican voters that I know and having to simply write them off as ill informed, ignorant...anyt hing but vicious, thuggish and evil. Well what the hell else is viciousness, thuggishness and evil than a willful casting of a blind eye toward those who act out viciously, thuggishly and evilly? This free ride I've given to those who just can't seem to help themselves as though they were genetically Republican no longer washes with me. We are known for the company we keep. ALL Republicans including those who vote for them or stand by and hand elections over to them are vicious thugs and completely evil. No more free rides from me.
 
 
+4 # DaveW. 2010-10-30 10:23
Daniel, I understand your anger and frustration with "lock step and stupid Republicans" but have to cringe slightly when you start using the word ALL. I agree we can't continue to excuse boorish and bigoted behavior because "that's just how those folks were raised" mentalities. But I do believe a lot of older Americans have simply been brainwashed by incendiary rhetoric for years and are merely voting out of a fear placed in their heads by disingenuous and "evil" people. When Grandma is mugged or raped by guys with tattoos covering their bodies and pants hitched around their knees and then listens to Rush, O'Reilly, Coulter, Palin, Savage, Hannity,etc talk about "getting the country back," they understandably become afraid, and by proxy, enablers of a corporate cabal that cares nothing for them individually but is more than willing to "use" them for political gain. Like you,I went back to college in my late forties and am trying to educate myself for the difficult road ahead. Also, what do we do with "lifetime" friends that vote Republican, perhaps out of ignorance, perhaps out of malice,perhaps because they, justifiably in some cases, feel left out of the Democratic party?
 
 
0 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-30 11:02
Okay. I mis-spoke. Indeed, one cannot ethically use "ALL" in reference to such matters. I'll revise myself to say this: "ALL Republicans including those who vote for them or stand by and hand elections over to them are either acting out of an impairment caused by fear or ignorance, are foolishly reacting to their feelings of being left out of the Democratic party, justifiable feelings for some to have, these being weak and crippling excuses in both cases, or are malicious and are directly or by proxy thugs plain and simple. No more free rides from me."
 
 
+3 # genierae 2010-10-31 07:53
As to inherited political affiliation, I think it was Emerson who said that "you can't reason people out of what they weren't reasoned into in the first place". Its just like trying to get people to question the church that their family has been a member of for generations. Its family tradition and its almost impossible to break through. You always meet hostility, with violence just under the surface and ready to come out.
 
 
-17 # JWG 2010-10-29 10:54
Quoting earlymusicus:
Anyone who will vote Republican is as vicious, thuggish, crooked, and ignorant as the people in that video! If you support the Repubicans' and tea-baggers' Hitler/Nazi/SS behavior, then you are evil, plain and simple. That's the only word for people who would vote such people into office.

But, alas, so is anybody who voted for the genocidal Democratic Party.
 
 
+2 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 16:41
Quoting JWG:
Quoting earlymusicus:
Anyone who will vote Republican is as vicious, thuggish, crooked, and ignorant as the people in that video! If you support the Repubicans' and tea-baggers' Hitler/Nazi/SS behavior, then you are evil, plain and simple. That's the only word for people who would vote such people into office.

But, alas, so is anybody who voted for the genocidal Democratic Party.


Oh really? When was the last time you saw a Democrat stomping on someone's head and holding them to the ground with their foot on their crotch? Maybe you have. Please inform us so we can retaliate against them too.
 
 
+46 # giraffe 2010-10-28 23:41
Rich and poor - those who are voting these people into power are to blame. I listen to people quote statements off FOX news or "mantra heard on Senate/House floow" which says "Dems did this to us - bad Health Care -- whatever." Educated, uneducated, working, unemployed, etc. believe the illogical sentences such as "cut spending and cut taxes" (omission of we are at war). Or "regulation caused the housing bubble to pop" (heard that one today)

When did American go brain dead?

CNN said we are 22nd in world on corruption ---- aha we will hit bottom within a year.
 
 
+45 # angelfish 2010-10-28 23:46
Outrageous! Do not be taken in by these thugs! They may call themselves the "Tea Party" but, in reality, they are NAZIs! If you do not "Goose-step" in line with their idea of what is right in the World then you are labeled, libeled and scape-goated. The Bully who stepped on this young woman's head thinks that SHE owes him and apology! He is psychotic as well as a thug and Bully. "dubya" tried to say "Fool me once? Shame on YOU!. Fool me twice? Shame on ME"! Do not be taken in by these criminals. If they get in, ALL our heads will be under their Boots! Vote Democratic on November 2nd!
 
 
-6 # JWG 2010-10-29 10:58
Quoting angelfish:
Outrageous! Do not be taken in by these thugs! They may call themselves the "Tea Party" but, in reality, they are NAZIs! If you do not "Goose-step" in line with their idea of what is right in the World then you are labeled, libeled and scape-goated. The Bully who stepped on this young woman's head thinks that SHE owes him and apology! He is psychotic as well as a thug and Bully. "dubya" tried to say "Fool me once? Shame on YOU!. Fool me twice? Shame on ME"! Do not be taken in by these criminals. If they get in, ALL our heads will be under their Boots! Vote Democratic on November 2nd!

Yes, the Republicans are goose-stepping Nazi thugs, but so are the Democrats. Ask any of the people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Palestine, Iraq, or Yemen. Mass murder is not morally preferrable to head stomping.
 
 
+4 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 16:44
How utterly convenient JWG. We can dismiss the Democrats for being spineless and not doing what they should have done...namely spitting in the faces of every Republican who promoted the lies of Bush, and then brand them as being just like the Republicans. Hmmm...democrat ic spinelessness is the same as republican viciousness and lies. Uh...wasn't Bush a Republican? I rest my case.
 
 
+57 # Hors-D-whores 2010-10-29 00:05
Tim Profitt, the man who fully put his foot on Lauren Valle's shoulder, neck and head, and the man who held her down should have both been handcuffed and taken to jail on the spot. WHY DID THE POLICE NOT DO THEIR JOB and ARREST THEM ? We cannot accept this kind of vigilantism, because if we do, more will come.

Make a fuss, make a big fuss. Valle was exercising her first amendment rights, the goons that STOMPED her, were anti-Constituti onal and criminal.
 
 
+25 # DaveM 2010-10-29 00:42
"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--forever." --George Orwell, 1984.
 
 
+20 # brenda 2010-10-29 00:52
Ya know. I'm sick to my stomach seeing all these idiots who are enjoying their retirement on their Social Security pension, enjoying the Medicare benefits, who have no regard for their rights (or anyone else’s it seems), who are so damn stupid that they believe everything the frigging Republicans tell them on TV.
I'm scared to see what's next on the Republican agenda if they win. But what really makes me sick is these G-- D--- F---ing A-- H--- Blue dog Democrats and Teabaggers who have their heads up the *#@&%*&%XQT%$# Republican party's A-- H---.
 
 
+24 # moby doug 2010-10-29 02:18
Tim "The Boot" Profitt could have easily fit in Hitler's thuggish Brown Shirts or America's own Ku Klux Klan. It's not an accident he's a kapo working for Rand Paul, whose family has a disgraceful white supremacist tradition (check Ron Paul's biography). Nor is it suprising that Rand Paul failed to adequately condemn Profitt's monstrous behavior. He knows he needs the hate vote to win his place in the Senate.
 
 
+3 # cfab 2010-10-31 22:32
Moby doug-

You seem to have it figured out the best amongst all. The "hate vote" is a very good way to put it. Rand Paul's early "mistake" of questioning the equal access outcomes of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was no accident. I am here in KY, and I can say easily, it is a very racist state. Paul was looking for votes, and not trying to make a libertarian statement.
 
 
+15 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 05:04
As if, of course there wasn't plenty of obvious evidence to conclude that the Republicans are bastards, we now have it in living color. The same sentiment holds for those who won't vote because they're upset with the apparently inept Democratic Party. I've been a fence sitter but this does it and now I'm ashamed for every having thought about not voting. There is a crystal clear boundry that delineates the civil from the animals among human beings in America, the bastards from the rest of us. I trust you can imagine which side the Republicans and non-voters will be on in the elections coming up.
 
 
0 # Rebel 2010-10-29 05:28
Love Michael Moore but can't agree with his chronic posture that the Dems are weak, spineless, indecisive. The Republicans are the most authentic thing out there - they are who they are and they either flaunt it or barely disguise it. The Dems in Congress on the otherhand are corporate wolves in sheeps clothing - the elite "light." They too want to keep insurance companies afloat, keep wall street happy, etc. We need politician finance/ fund-raising reform. Dems won't want that either. We also need media reform. Americans who are working 2 jobs to stay afloat don't have time to dig into the issues - they just watch FOX, CNN, etc., and let them tell them what to think. What have the Dems done about media reform, too?
 
 
+12 # genierae 2010-10-29 08:43
There's plenty of blame to go around here. American workers, for the most part, have refused unions entry into their workplace, and so they must put up with bad working conditions. They haven't the courage to join together to form unions, but they have the nerve to blame Dems and Obama for their predicament.

I think that our only hope of a real movement must come from the young people. If they get angry about the dismal future that Repubs are leaving them, we might just see something happen.
 
 
+8 # Pat Williams 2010-10-29 09:55
Because our government is failing to protect the employees, those who support the unions lose their jobs. In this global economy with our government promoting outsourcing it is a corporate employers' market.
 
 
+5 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 16:57
Quoting Pat Williams:
Because our government is failing to protect the employees, those who support the unions lose their jobs. In this global economy with our government promoting outsourcing it is a corporate employers' market.


That is true. And....? Where is the outrage over outsourcing? Trust that the problem does not lie with the unions...it lies with a passive public that watches their economic bedrock being shipped out to the lowest bidders, and doing absolutely nothing about it. Union or no union...the corporations don't need to retaliate when most of the world is poor and our own laws will not constrain their destruction of our economic foundation.
 
 
+2 # genierae 2010-10-30 09:49
Government has always failed to protect employees. But in the past workers were heroic, and they didn't just lose their jobs, many lost their lives. The labor laws we have today are a direct result of their courage to risk everything. Today's workers will risk nothing, and so they get nothing.
 
 
+2 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 16:54
I agree...in a way genierae. The problem that I'm seeing on the university campus is that the young seem to have simply given up and are going into their high tech majors or out getting their MBA's. The quality of academic life has declined noticeably in my time. They seem more accommodating than angry and, having never tasted what life was like when there was a strong middle class 40-50 years ago, don't really know what they're missing. I don't think we can afford to count on the young so much, but more on the ideologists out there of all ages that are taking the time and effort to deeply study the nature of mass movement. Trust me, the liberal arts and social science programs, specifically those that study social injustice, are in a decline that dates back quite awhile ago. I've seen scores of people applying for extremely limited seats in such programs and the few that get placed...the cream of the crop...are, for the most part, a really sad bunch. I can't even imagine why most of them are there. There is hope though, but movement politics from a group that has never, ever seen movement politics, as most college students have not? Older folks will need to step up and lead first.
 
 
+2 # genierae 2010-10-30 09:57
Daniel, I haven't been on a campus for many years, but I have heard that things have changed there. Yet, I think that it depends on the student. Poor, working-class kids are not so spoiled, and they haven't been taken in by materialism, mainly because they couldn't afford it. This is a plus for them, even if they can't see it. I think that this group is much more apt to be idealistic and far-seeing. They are out there, believe me, and by God's grace, someday we will hear their voice. Yes, they will need us to guide them, but they are fast learners, and they must carry the torch into the future.
 
 
+15 # Brian 2010-10-29 08:54
Although I agree most Democrats nowadays are corporatist pigs, the Republicans are even less authentic. They call themselves "pro-life" yet are anti-life in all ways except when it comes to aborting fetuses. They pretend to be for the common man, yet they serve ONLY the rich and large corporations. They claim to be for small government, yet never fail to enlarge the incredibly-bloa ted military budget, the "intelligence" budget, and the corporate welfare budget. Yes, they do flaunt their anti-gay, anti-non-white, and anti-anything-b ut-Christian tendencies. But they are not authentic about anything else.
 
 
+11 # Lakshmi 2010-10-29 10:02
If you really look at it closely, even their "pro-life" stance on abortion is simply a superficial play on words. Most abortions are sought because the mother is making the determination that she is not capable of providing a life for that child at that moment in time. It could be economic, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual...sin gularly, in combination, or all of these factors at once, for all of these things come into play when taking on the huge responsibility of bringing a child into the world. To call interfering with a mother's decision regarding whether she has enough resources (of all the kind listed above) to bring a child into the world (and RAISE IT for AT LEAST the next 18 years) being "pro-life," and in the same breath proclaim their dedication to eliminating "entitlement" programs is hypocrisy of the first order. It is disgusting and despicable.
 
 
+10 # ER444 2010-10-29 11:27
Most "pro-lifers" are also for the death penalty. Go figure !!??
 
 
+3 # genierae 2010-10-30 10:41
Lakshmi: Republicans pro-life stance also doesn't keep them from sending young men and women to die in illegal, immoral wars, another hypocrisy. They and their corporate war-profiteer owners make tons of money off the blood of poor kids who can't afford college, and join the military to get an education or job training. Republicans also are indifferent to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghanis and they led the cheering for Bush's wars. "Oh ye hypocrites and liars, how long must (we) endure ye."
 
 
+1 # Mike K 2010-10-29 12:21
Yes and one of the things Republicans are is two faced lieing hypocrates as well as Jeseus shouting sons of whores with space for rent tatooted to there foreheads.
 
 
+17 # Rothie 2010-10-29 05:52
These so called tea baggers and Repubs. are all thugs.Pallidino , Look and listen to what he said, that witch from Deleware snaped her fingers to bring her body guard becauase some one had the nerve to ask her a question she couldn't answer. I am so shocked at people who let this go on. what has happened to America? God only help us if that Sarah air head runs for president.
 
 
+14 # Cybernaught 2010-10-29 06:08
Welcome the brownshirts to America. They came with Bush and Cheney and the Democrats kneel trembling before their New Fuhrer, Rupert Murdoch of News Corp.
 
 
+13 # purple haze 2010-10-29 06:14
The Republican party and the Tea Baggers are quite simply neo-nazi racists. Their political tactics are instilling fear in the American people. They simply can't handle the fact that a black man was elected to be President of this country. You can bet your ass that were he a white man, there would not be all this fear and hate mongering. His demise is more important to these Republican and Tea bagger idiots than the Democracy of this country. These people are not patriotic, they are nothing more than neo-nazi thugs who will use any means necessary to make sure that their agenda becomes the way of the land. They are financially backed by the mega rich who want their elitist ways protected by law. It's all about big money and greed and corrupting power, and these "tea baggers" are being duped into believing that the Republicans and the mega rich care about them. God help us if the Republicans take power. Actually I don't believe even God could help us. They would stomp on his head also, to get their way. Vote Democratic, or live to regret your decision.
 
 
+13 # Lady H 2010-10-29 06:36
I have a pit in my stomach....I can only see the days of yesterday. Haven't we been down this road before with the Republicans fights and the Tea Party types. There is evil behind this act. Our own Supreme Court (the right wingers) is carrying the banner for this type of behavior and moving forth their agenda. When will it all stop? Is it the fact that we have a smart and bright African American President who is doing his job without much help and getting things done frightening to these psychotics? Vote for the Dems or watch the rich get rich and the poor get poorer... OH yes, and the we, the middle class, will be NO more.
 
 
+13 # wfalco 2010-10-29 07:09
It is understandable to be disappointed in the Dems for not coming through as expected. They are, by nature, a bit soft when it comes to promoting a progressive agenda. But isn't this "softness" a result of fear. Primarily fear of their agenda being portrayed as "socialism" on Fox-which is the only "news" station watched by the many working/lower-m iddle folks who are voting against their best interests.
Michael may be right that most want universal healthcare,troo ps home, and coninuation of a public pension system. However-Mike is too nice to admit this-the majority working class are too ignorant to realize and/or comprehend what is truly best for them in this sound bite nation. Until the President and the Dems can master the art of "the message" the Republicans will continue to gain with their faux populist message. It's "the message stupid."
 
 
+8 # saltmarch 2010-10-29 07:43
About 1937. Germany.
You can figure out the rest.
 
 
+2 # cfab 2010-10-31 23:04
Actually, it was after the 1934 election when the Nazis took power. They only had a plurality (less than 50 percent), yet the elites thought they could control Hitler and co-opt the Nazis, much like the GOP thinks they can with the racists within the tea-bagger minions of today. Hitler only became chancellor through the installation by Hindenburg, who was president at the time. Therefore, scream and holler folks! You are the only thing keeping us from zyclon-b for liberals. Trust me, they wouldn't mind us all silenced- forever. The boot of Tim Profitt is only the beginning.
 
 
+9 # Nancy Forrester 2010-10-29 07:50
All this "CRAPPY HOT POLITICS" is an insane diversionary tactic.
Cool down! Get real! Run away climate change is nearing!
Florida and Manhatten are in the process of disappearing under water.
I am voting my one ballot fervently to stop man made climate change and to avert extinction of all life on Earth. I am on my hands and knees scrubbing floors with vinegar, baking soda, salt and lemon so Republicans might get to live some more. Life or death rests in my bloody hands and yours. Choose life. Give Obama time to create jobs with clean energy programs.
 
 
+6 # Brian 2010-10-29 08:58
I can't agree with you more. No other issue is as important as this. It's just too bad Obama and the other Democrats don't take it seriously enough. Stopping global warming should be their top priority. Nothing else will matter if we don't stop it in time. They really don't understand how serious and especially how urgent the situation is.
 
 
+9 # Glen 2010-10-29 07:57
Still another reason to fight for more than two parties. Sure, decent folks who want to prevent more violence and repressive measures will vote Democrat, but that will not stop the overall discord and divisive rhetoric, which, I expect will increase whether the Repubs win or lose.

The object of checks and balances was to prevent dominance by one or another of the legislative branches. That is breaking down right along with voting rights and respectful discourse, thanks to allowing for only two parties. Anyone remember a time when additional parties were allowed to speak out? I certainly do.

There is no balance - only chaos.
 
 
+5 # SGL 2010-10-29 08:47
While watching it you think this takes place in Somalia or Zimbabwe...
on a second thought looked like a teenage argument!
Where's Democracy as we know it?
Where's the Human Rights??
 
 
+9 # lock1347 2010-10-29 08:54
Mike I would like to know why no one has Identified the brave lady in the video , who pushed the one "Brown Shirt" off the young lady while "Policemen" and other men stood around. I would like to know who this brave lady is!
 
 
+9 # Lola 2010-10-29 08:57
There is one ray of sunshine on the horizon. I have spoken to several people that were so against Obama 2 yrs ago and at this time, they still aren't enchanted with him, but they have actually opened their eyes to the greed of the republicans. What I hear a lot is that they 'just aren't going to vote at all'. Now, that being said, keeping them away from the poles is just like a vote for the Dems!!! Stay hopeful and VOTE!
 
 
+10 # John McAlpin 2010-10-29 09:10
Yes, they look like the Nazis. Or the Zionists booting Palestinians around. Or Blackwater criminals. Or the KKK. They look like the evil that can be called upon by greedy empty souled types with money to create and support anti-human regimes.
Some idiots call these bullies tough. What a stupid thing to do; they are the worst sort of cowards, represent a sickness in the nation's spirit.
 
 
+14 # Darlene 2010-10-29 09:17
I just want you to know that not all elders have minds that have been brainwashed or stuck in cement. I am 85 years old and write a blog on politics. I am proud to be a liberal and fear for our country like I never have before. These whackos that may end up in Congress scare me to death. The most frightening thing is the ignorance of the voter. The lemmings are so easily led.
 
 
+5 # Lew 2010-10-29 09:31
Does anyone know of a Dem who has supported Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) which will allow us to first vote our hearts and then allow our vote to go to our next choice?

I don't know of any!

Take a look at an animated explanation of IRV:
http://www.chrisgates.net/irv/
 
 
+4 # Day 2010-10-29 13:01
Thank you Lew.

As others here and elsewhere have pointed out, manmade climate change is no doubt the number one issue facing humanity, but our current political system (fascist kleptocracy) is not the right tool for addressing it. This makes electoral reform of primary importance, because we cannot effectively address other issues before we address *how* we as a people make decisions.

On (or before) November 2nd, please vote! Vote as hopefully or as pragmatically as your conscience dictates...but then on Nov 3rd, we must all step up immediately and push to:

1. Implement Preference Voting (IRV)
2. Establish Proportional Parliamentary Representation and Abolish the 'House of Lords' (Senate)
3. Demand a real Popular Vote and Abolish the Electoral College
 
 
+4 # Day 2010-10-29 13:01
Other good ideas that we might need to prioritize lower just to keep our goals well-focused:

* An outright ban of corporate money in political campaigns
* Revoke the charters of anti-democratic propaganda conglomerates
* Take back the public airwaves for public use
 
 
+3 # Day 2010-10-29 13:02
Finally, vote Dem if you feel you must, but please, for the love of God, register with a political party whose platform actually reflects your values.
 
 
+5 # Shea Brown 2010-10-29 09:38
Just perhaps this is where the real fight will be held.
Say the Republicans do get their wins. Well,, Obama is still the President,, and he can order our troops back immediately. There are many things he can do as president,, and just perhaps the real fight will begin after this election. I had hoped and voted for an Obama who I believed was just a little angry at the Bush Empire. I don't think any of us have seen the "angry" Obama yet.
This is still the Obama I want to see,, the president who has just had enough,, and then makes a few really smart moves.
Somehow I know there is a lot of fight left in this man. I have not lost my hope for him. He has many greedy enemies who live off the fat of government dollars. I pray for his safety every day.
 
 
+1 # Uppity Woman 2010-11-02 10:49
Shea, your comment resonates with me. I believe that Obama still has a trick or two up his sleeve. Some have characterized him as just another corporate politician, but I have to wonder about that. If he is so corporate, why are all the MSM outlets trying so hard to paint him in a bad light? I think he scares the living daylights out of the corporate powers because he was so broadly supported.
Obama has already done a lot of good, but our MSM will not give him any praise, and tends to use negatively coded words when speaking about him. Some blame Democrats for their sloppy message, but in reality, they could have the best message in the world and our corporate media would not report it.
One positive note is that their massive effort to upend the Democrats belies a great nervousness on the part of the corporate class. We are the change we can believe in, and we are here, and we are waking up more and more every day. We will not be controlled against our interests forever, or maybe even much longer. Be of good cheer and strong heart my friend!
 
 
+6 # Glen 2010-10-29 10:06
This is not the first bit of modern day violence, nor will it be the last.

Comes to mind the sixties in which both police and citizens were beating each other to a pulp. How about integration efforts and race riots, baiting blacks, and turning dogs on folks. How about union busting and back street murder.

Citizens have always been manipulated and convinced they have the right to attack fellow citizens for many reasons. It is difficult to stop. Cops will allow it unless someone turns on them, at which time they will proceed to beat everyone mercilessly.

Violence is the American way, and there are cheerleaders out there encouraging it. Rush Limbaugh is at the top of the list but many prominent "leaders" either implicitly or explicitly are urging everyone on.

Check out post civil war and see which party carried out the worst crimes against blacks. Things do flip flop.
 
 
+8 # Foxttrottango 2010-10-29 10:24
the intended incident only proves the GOP, the Republican Pary, the TEA Party, the Conservative Christian Right are nothing but big, fat, lazy ugly dumb white male cowards! These ugly man-beasts is the spawn of what America has become. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration and the entire rank and file democratic are hiding behind most likely apologizing to the Republicans. I just wonder how these coward white male thugs would react on picking a big Mexican, Latino or Black males instead of tiny minority women. Is this the party and the people who want to govern America for the next two years? If they do, I see a confrontation coming up in the future and an ugly one at that.

I have utterly contempt for everything the GOP and it brain-dead right wing conservatives thugs stand for. It's time to declare that we will protect our women and children from these beasts. Our children and women must come first!
 
 
+3 # Foxttrottango 2010-10-29 11:38
LB Johnson was the reason why the Democratic Party went Republican during his tenure. He is the one courage enough to declare racism was predominate in the South and made it illegal. But it was the northern billionaires that has made racism active in the 21st century. Racism was made active in the entire US surface from these coporate crooks and liars. They have betrayed everything America stands for and they must pay for it in one way or another. We must not let them and their gathering of racist fools take over what was once a democracy.

The answer is get rid of the entire Supreme Courts Justice and imprison all those judges that are known to be racists. Make it illegal to be a racist in the USA and perhaps this virus will be contained.
 
 
+8 # Yakpsyche 2010-10-29 10:32
And don't forget, not only do they want to give you the boot, on top of that they WANT YOU TO APOLOGIZE TO THEM for making them do it to you.

Poor babies.
 
 
+7 # MsJ 2010-10-29 11:18
Had to let you folks know that not every Senior Citizen is a Republican nor a follower of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party!
I voted absentee several weeks ago, 100% Democrat. Also, in 2008 I volunteered for the Obama campaign and walked door to door and worked the telephones.
I'm 77 years old. There are plenty more of us who still think for ourselves and never watch Fox.
 
 
+6 # jen 2010-10-29 12:06
The GOP hypocrisy is astounding. Imagine if a black man had done this at an Obama rally. Fox News would have it on a constant loop.

They are the destroyers of America.
 
 
+2 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-29 17:07
Quoting jen:
The GOP hypocrisy is astounding. Imagine if a black man had done this at an Obama rally. Fox News would have it on a constant loop.

They are the destroyers of America.


I'm just hoping that someday, a Rethuglican or Teabagger puts his boot on my face. I lust for the opportunity to respond.
 
 
+1 # Foxtrottango 2010-10-29 18:18
Totally agree. There are many thing not worth going to jail for, but kicking the shit out of one of these tea-bag cowards is one that's worth it!

But the thing about this is, those angry white brute male cowards only gang up on lone little women and children.
 
 
+3 # Victor 2010-10-29 12:33
I think we need to use our imaginations to see how well the democrats have done. Imagine if McCain & Palin were elected. Now the democrats don't look so bad.
I think Mitch McDonnell should be arrested for subvertion
 
 
+2 # fredboy 2010-10-29 13:09
As I said earlier, the tea party is simply the reincarnation of the KKK. White. Hateful. And scared to death.
You will notice it draws lots of shouters and fanatics, and also draws lots of wimps. Like the Rand Paul twit who kicked the woman, already tackled and pinned.
I met so many like that along the way. Flagrant bullies until we squared off.
The tea party is a cast of losers, white failures seeking one last gasp of power over others.
If they want to party, let's party.
 
 
+4 # brenda 2010-10-29 18:01
Quoting ER444:
Most "pro-lifers" are also for the death penalty. Go figure !!??


And it's also known that although they're pro-life, they aren't pro-entitlement s for the moms so they can raise their kids in a healthy environment. So when some of those kids who don't get raised in a healthy environment look to crime for their salvation, the pro-lifers can let them get them killed without any regret.
 
 
+2 # BobHG 2010-10-29 21:25
Looks to me like fascism is alive and well but this time serving the plutocracy, rather than ideology. Interestingly, the phrase "We fight them over there so that we don't have to fight them over here" was first used by the Waffen SS. Is this off-topic? No, it's the war-mongering that feeds the plutocracy. Ask yourself how many schools would just one drone at 10.5 million dollars buy?
 
 
+3 # Muriel Stubbs 2010-10-29 23:13
Some of us are old enough to remember the brown shirts and jackboots that we saw on Germans and Italians in magazines like Life. Republicans can say what they will about Democrats being fascists,but they are the ones who bring back those terrible memories. The sight of Rand Paul's goons holding that child down and stomping her brought back to me the sound of glass breaking in the street on Kristallnacht and brown-shirted thugs singing the Horst Wessel song, even if I didn't personally see/hear those things but saw newsreels and read about them. I didn't even know I remembered those words until I saw that street scene in Kentucky. Our parents said in those days, "Thank God that will never happen here." I wonder what they would say now.
 
 
+2 # mark 2010-10-30 08:29
Bring real change and vote independent!
 
 
+1 # genierae 2010-10-30 13:46
mark: I don't know what you mean. I'm an independent voter, but I vote Democrat, because they are the party that cares most about the common good, and also has any chance of winning. Voting for Nader took away votes from Gore that might have put him enough ahead that they wouldn't have needed to count votes.
 
 
+2 # genierae 2010-10-30 13:55
I think this incident is just a sign of what's to come if Republicans regain power. If that happens, we will face much worse, and it will be interesting to see who goes along to get along, among the Dems. This will be a test that Americans haven't seen for a long time. It will show our character as it really is.
 
 
0 # Eugene Ruyle 2010-10-30 11:09
Of course, the Republicans suck. But the solution is not voting for Democrats. The solution is to abolish the two-party system. Here in California, we are fortunate in having a working class, socialist, and feminist party on the ballot.

The corporations have two parties to protect their interests, the Democrats and Republicans. Working class people need their own party, one that stands for meeting their needs and the preservation of the earth. The Peace and Freedom Party, founded in 1967, is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism, and racial equality. For information see:
http://peaceandfreedom.org/

Also, I am running for Congress in California's Sixth District. Check out my campaign at:
http://www.ruyleforcongress.net/
 
 
+3 # heraldmage 2010-10-30 14:54
It should be remembered that the poll that have given the GOP/Tea Party confidence is the opinion of less than 1000 people whose demographic suggested their respond would fit sponsors desired outcome.

Polls are not the opinion of the nation only the opinions of the respondents. But they are meant to convince you that you are going to loose, & are on the wrong side. Therefore, you will either not vote or change your vote so you can be with the winner.

The election is not over, Democrats can still win but they will have to stop being gutless, spineless, whiners who stand idly by while a persons is attacked over a difference of opinion. Its time to make sure the 1st Amendment applies to everyone. Get out the vote, call your friends & neighbors spread your outrage & passion. Getting the vote out now is as important as it was in 2008. The grassroots can do it again. There is more at stake than the Congress there is the redistricting as well. We in TX know what happens when the GOP is in charge of the map they work magic with the marked moving lines to assure GOP majority in every district. These district will be in place for 10 yrs. We must stop them now!!
 
 
+4 # jimbo 2010-10-30 20:56
To sum up, they are Brownshirts....
 
 
-1 # john williams 2010-10-31 00:21
Vote Independent! Neither the Demicans or republicrats support the American people!
 
 
-2 # Jeff Millard 2010-10-31 11:11
I agree, vote independent!! Both parties are corrupt!! For anyone to say, Republicans are (fill in the blank), is just crazy! Everyone is an individual. If someone says blacks are.... or latinos are....you get upset, they are all...., look at each person as an individual with his or her own ideas, & try not to lump people into a group and say they are all this or that.
 
 
0 # Tyler 2010-10-31 11:41
What will it take for America to realize that it is time to abolish the Party system. Nobody these days is a complete conservative or liberal about everything and, once in office, nobody ever follows their party plank--its ridiculous!

Abolish the Parties, free people from their party prison, and allow candidates to run on their own merit
 
 
+2 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-10-31 13:51
Quoting Tyler:
What will it take for America to realize that it is time to abolish the Party system. Nobody these days is a complete conservative or liberal about everything and, once in office, nobody ever follows their party plank--its ridiculous!

Abolish the Parties, free people from their party prison, and allow candidates to run on their own merit


Well this is a novel idea, but...replacing partys with further glorification of celebrity over substance...whi ch is what your proposal would result in...uh, I don't think so. The cult of the celebrity already overly permeates our culture.
 
 
+3 # Emma Lou Diemer 2010-10-31 14:18
Vote for every Democrat! The Tea Partiers, the Rand Pauls, the Republicans (sorry to say, because at one time there were some good Republicans) need to be verbally stomped on and thrown out of every office. Where is our system of justice to allow big-footed men to attack at will? We are waiting for arrests and retribution.
 
 
+3 # Joan 2010-10-31 15:05
Republican operatives have gone from the illusion of being the gentile "country club set" to nothing more than thugs. Racists, white supremacist thugs. For me that realization began during the farcical assault of "the people's demonstration" banging on the doors of the Florida chad counters. This kind of stuff went on during President Cheney's, I mean Bush's 8 years as well. "
 
 
+2 # AngryMan 2010-10-31 23:27
What will it take to make Dems actually begin to do what they were elected to do in 2006 and 2008? They do not understand just how pissed off people are. Patience is pretty much gone. Yeah, I will hold my nose and vote for Dems in a couple of days. If they fail to accomplish anything over the next two years I am done voting ... period. I shall then focus on getting my ass out of this country. As demonstrated on a South Park episode, a choice between a douche bag and a turd is no choice at all. You cannot "reform" either to your liking.

Today, life in this country is little more than moving between stressors, with little hope of resolving anything. I am tired of being lied to and I am tired of being jacked around. I want real change for the better or I am gone. Tuesday is the last chance that I will give and I really think I am wasting my time.

I am through being fucked with. Get it? I have had quite enough.

Why do I even write? The people who should listen, don't. The people who do listen are not able to force the changes needed. Shit.
 
 
0 # Daniel Fletcher 2010-11-02 04:14
AngryMan, I hear you loud and clear brother. I figure the last thing you want to do is waste your time reading my blather any more but gee, I just gotta' say that your anger is so-o-o-o damn righteous. I'm trying not to see this nation as one big cluster f**k but it's getting pretty hard not to.
 
 
+1 # chicago 2010-11-02 13:59
TEABAGGERS HAVE SHOWN THEIR TRUE COLORS,WHEN THEY THREW A WOMAN DOWN AND STOMPED HER.THEY ARE NOT MEN,FOR SURE.THEY ARE THE SAME,AS THE COWARDS THAT DRAGGED THAT POOR MAN IN TEXAS TO HIS DEATH.IF THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR A WOMAN ALONE,I WONDER HOW THEY WOULD FEEL IF IT HAPPENED TO THEIR WIFE OR DAUGHTERS.MAYBE THEY DON'T FEEL ANYTHING EXCEPT FEAR.
 
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