Cases like Republican Rob Portman coming out for gay marriage only AFTER finding out his son is gay is the perfect example of the Conservative mindset and their inability to show empathy for anything that isn’t directly happening to them..
The campaign for Texas to secede from the union has collected roughly 90,000 signatures so far, well more than the 25,000 required for a response from the Obama administration as part of the Obama administration’s We the People program.
The average person who’s signed the petition is a far right-wing conservative who wants to live in a country that’s pro-business and Christian, hostile towards homosexuals and immigrants, with low federal income taxes and no provisions for mandatory health insurance.
That sounds a lot like another place with big open spaces and lots of oil and natural gas: Russia! Since a state cannot unilaterally secede from the union — remember the Civil War — maybe these Texans should consider moving to Russia. Their fellow Texans would probably be happy to see these extreme right-wingers go.
Texas can, however, divide itself into five different states, as stipulated in the 1845 Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas. Maybe the Valley and the state’s large metro areas should declare their independence from Texas.
In this extremely contentious election cycle, President Obama and Mitt Romney spent a majority of their time and money in a handful of battleground states. John Samples of the Center for Representative Government and Saul Anuzis, senior adviser at National Popular Vote, stop by The Fold set to debate whether the electoral college is unfairly giving some votes more meaning than others.
Abortion has resurfaced as a fighting word in this year’s election campaign — no more so than in Virginia, where controversy over new abortion restrictions may have backfired against Republican leaders, giving Barack Obama and his Democrats a boost.
New York Federal Court ruled that a huge chunk of mass arrests issued by the NYPD were unconstitutional. The arrests in question took place at the Republican National Convention in 2004, and the police actions there resulted in 1,800 detained – the most ever during a political convention in the US.
“Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer defended his remarks on Mitt Romney‘s Mormon heritage, saying his comment that Romney’s father had grown up on a “polygamy commune” was taken the wrong way…”
Marion Barry was D.C.‘s mayor for sixteen years (1979-91 and 1995-99), and currently he’s a city council member representing Ward 8, a section of D.C. that’s overwhelmingly African-American. Barry, who popularized the phrase “Bitch set me up!” during an FBI sting operation that sent him to prison, is back in the news for declaring that Asian business owners in his district should be driven out. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” he said at an April 3rd campaign event. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now.” Reason.tv Correspondent Kennedy caught up with Barry at D.C.’s City Hall to discuss his comments.
“An Arizona bill that creates a high school course for public and charter school students that teaches the Bible and its role in Western culture is headed to the Republican Gov. Jan Brewer‘s desk for approval…”.*
The three amigos, Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham have been building up the rhetoric when it comes to the US going to war with Iran. But when you take a closer look, these same characters have a history of befriending dictators before the US overthrows them. It is easy to confuse pro-war with pro-democracy lately and Ben Barber, journalist and photographer for McClatchy Newspapers, helps take a closer looker at differentiating the two.
Cenk talks to Andrew Breitbart about a video that captures him yelling “stop raping people!” at Occupy protesters outside the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (video below)