My AP English teacher once told me that I would get beaten up at least once in college for telling people I was a Republican. She made the comment in the middle of class, laughing as she said it. I don’t think it was necessarily meant as an insult, but the memory has stuck with me ever since.
It’s a bit funny to think about now. Not only have I never gotten into a brawl surrounding politics (that would be a low point in anyone’s life I think), but a majority of my good friends at Duke University are of the opposite political persuasion.
In fact, I haven’t just peacefully coexisted and debated the other side—I’ve actually experienced it. This past summer I worked for two organizations simultaneously. The first organization was the Romney campaign, where I acted as the student overseeing all of the Young Americans for Romney campus groups in North Carolina. The second organization, Friends of the Earth, I interned with for a short period of time in London. It’s as liberal as the name might lead you to believe. It was quite a dichotomous pairing. Read more
I have been going back and forth on this question. And now that Taegan Goddard, author and former policy advisor has published the above screen shot of Mitt Romney's Presidential Transition Website. I think Mitt and his entire campaign did think they were winning/going to win. Now I know what you are thinking, of course they thought they were winning. What campaign thinks they are going to lose. Well John McCain recently said on Morning Joe that they knew weeks/days before the election in 2008 that they were going to lose. So yes, candidates and there campaigns are aware of their fate before the actual election. Read more
Its official, like 2008 the Republicans are saying Colin Powell is endorsing Obama because he is black. I hope people understand how outrages this is, that a man like Colin Powell is treated in such a disrespectful matter. The implication is white people are able to make decisions independent of race, while black people are not. The Romney campaign feels We (Black People) will always be beholden to race.
Why didn't John Sununu just say that we (The Romney Campaign) didn't expect Colin Powell's endorsement since he (Colin Powell) endorsed Obama 4 years ago. Instead they specifically added race into the mix. The question is why?
Will the real Mitt Romney please take a step forward? We know the latest Mitt Romney is much more conservative than the old one, you know; the one he left back in Massachusetts as governor.
Of course, the new, more conservative Mitt Romney was what was needed to win the Republican nomination for president. Now that Mitt has it in the bag, all he needs to do now is shake, shake, shake, that political position’s etch-a-sketch and come out smelling like a moderate. He has to do this to pull in those independents that might not like the sucking-up-to-the-Tea-Party-crowd, “severely conservative” Romney.
Romney should be warned; the American people are not idiots so they’re not going to go for this quick switch. The upcoming debates should be a perfect opportunity for the debate moderators to ask Mitt the tough questions, such as: Read more
Those of us who support Barack Obama – 47 percent of Americans – are all just a bunch of freeloaders who sees ourselves as victims who all think we are entitled, and we take no personal responsibility for ourselves; at least this is what Mitt Romney thinks of us.
A video produced by Mother Jones shows Romney speaking at a fundraiser to a bunch of wealthy donors, disparaging Obama supporters. A piece of the clip shows Mitt responding to a question asked him: Read more
I for one do not believe that most Republican lawmakers really care about unborn children that much, if they did then they would not be spending so much effort into taking food out of poor children’s mouths.
What I do believe is, Republican legislators in both the United States Congress and in state houses across the country, really want is to control women’s bodies. This is just a speculation here but it seems there are still many men, who look upon women as though they are property, or at least should be.
Recently a certain lawmaker made the news because he inadvertently revealed his personal thoughts about rape, which really is the personal thoughts of many of the GOP, but his mistake was to reveal what he really thought, instead of what the GOP’s talking points are. Bad boy, out you Go! Read more
Continued from Part One
Then there is former governor and current Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney. Let’s start with all of the major positions he’s changed his core beliefs about since he first became known in politics while he was governor of Massachusetts. Governor Romney supported abortion rights, gay rights and mandated insurance health care during his term as governor in that liberal bastion called Massachusetts. Read more
Among the many promises from the GOP candidates, Gingrich’s “grandiose” promise to make gas $2.50 didn’t resonate with southern voters as a result of the Mississippi and Alabama–and Hawaii–primaries. Santorum took Alabama with xx percent and Romney took Mississippi with xx percent.
A third of Tea Party (a big deal!) voters went for Santorum and women voters faired the same. The unapologetic social conservative defied the Left who predicted his focus on reproductive health would turn women away. Read more