Counter Regressive

"Conservatives" in the classic sense are a rare breed these days. The Republican party has been taken over by "regressives" who use their narrow interpretation of religion and the Constitution to serve their own needs. It is the duty of every progressive to speak up and stand against these regressives if we want our society to grow and our children to be successful.

And remember - "liberal" is not a dirty word. After all, the Founding Fathers were actually the liberals of their day.

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Georgia Secretary Of State Fears Democratic Efforts To Register Minority Voters

crooksandliars:

On Wednesday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that his office had subpoenaed the records of a voter registration group in Georgia actively working to register new voters before the deadline for the November midterms.

On its face, it seemed as though perhaps there was reason but as new information surfaces it appears there is a plan afoot to disenfranchise and suppress minorities’ votes in Georgia.

The audio above is a recording that Better Georgia claims is Brian Kemp speaking at a Republican event in Gwinnett County. Kemp expresses great concern that Democrats are registering minorities and that might cause them to win in November.

ThinkProgress:

In closing I just wanted to tell you real quick, after we get through this runoff, you know the Democrats are working hard, and all these stories about them, you know, registering all these minority voters that are out there and others that are sitting on the sidelines, if they can do that, they can win these elections in November. But we’ve got to do the exact same thing. I would encourage all of you, if you have an Android or an Apple device, to download that app, and maybe your goal is to register one new Republican voter.

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Republican Senators Filibuster Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

crooksandliars:

Republican Senators Filibuster Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

Of course Republicans are filibustering any effort to roll back the disaster that is Citizens United. Would we expect anything different? Politics is now a growth industry, fueling our economy. From cable advertising to Facebook ads, there’s an entire public relations machine supported entirely by corporate dollars looking to influence votes and buy politicians.

It was one thing to vote to open debate, which the Senate did by a vote of 78-18. But there’s no way Republicans will vote to close debate when they’re having so much fun making up “Citizens United Saturday Night Live Death Panels" like Ted Cruz did yesterday.

The vote to close debate (cloture) was 54-42, six votes short of the supermajority needed to move to a vote on the measure, which would certainly be politically difficult for those Republican masters of the universe. How could they possibly bite the hand that feeds them while pretending they’re all about populist causes, after all?

Ted Cruz couldn’t even be bothered to show up for the cloture vote, after his hour-long rant about Saturday Night Live and free speech.

Every time you hear Mitch McConnell whine about free speech, remember that he’s really whining about corporate billionaires having their way with all of us little people.

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Georgia GOPer Complains About Early Voting, Excessive Black Voting [TW: Racism, Voter Suppression, White Privilege, Ethnocentrism, Voter Intimidation]

justinspoliticalcorner:

h/t: Daniel Strauss at TPM

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poliscrutiny101:

BREAKING: Senate Republicans just voted to kill the Democracy for All amendment which would restrict corporations and billionaires from buying elections. At least we know who they really represent. Here is a list of their names, spread the…ir SHAME and LIKE our page US Uncut: Lamar Alexander, Tennessee  Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire John Barrasso, Wyoming  Roy Blunt, Missouri  John Boozman, Arkansas  Richard Burr, North Carolina  Saxby Chambliss, Georgia  Daniel Coats, Indiana  Tom Coburn, Oklahoma  Thad Cochran, Mississippi  Susan Collins, Maine  Bob Corker, Tennessee  John Cornyn, Texas  Mike Crapo, Idaho 1 Ted Cruz, Texas Mike Enzi, Wyoming  Deb Fischer, Nebraska  Jeff Flake, Arizona  Lindsey Graham, South Carolina  Chuck Grassley, Iowa  Orrin Hatch, Utah  Dean Heller, Nevada John Hoeven, North Dakota  James Inhofe, Oklahoma Johnny Isakson,  Mike Johanns, Nebraska  Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Mark Kirk, Illinois Mike Lee, Utah  Mitch McConnell, Kentucky  Jerry Moran, Kansas Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Rand Paul, Kentucky  Rob Portman, Ohio  Jim Risch, Idaho Pat Roberts, Kansas  Marco Rubio, Florida Tim Scott, South Carolina  Jeff Sessions, Alabama Richard Shelby, Alabama  John Thune, South Dakota Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania  David Vitter, Louisiana #getmoneyout
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poliscrutiny101:

BREAKING: Senate Republicans just voted to kill the Democracy for All amendment which would restrict corporations and billionaires from buying elections. At least we know who they really represent.

Here is a list of their names, spread their SHAME and LIKE our page US Uncut:

Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
John Barrasso, Wyoming
Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Saxby Chambliss, Georgia
Daniel Coats, Indiana
Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
Thad Cochran, Mississippi
Susan Collins, Maine
Bob Corker, Tennessee
John Cornyn, Texas
Mike Crapo, Idaho 1
Ted Cruz, Texas
Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Deb Fischer, Nebraska
Jeff Flake, Arizona
Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Dean Heller, Nevada
John Hoeven, North Dakota
James Inhofe, Oklahoma
Johnny Isakson,
Mike Johanns, Nebraska
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
Mark Kirk, Illinois
Mike Lee, Utah
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
Jerry Moran, Kansas
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Rob Portman, Ohio
Jim Risch, Idaho
Pat Roberts, Kansas
Marco Rubio, Florida
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Jeff Sessions, Alabama
Richard Shelby, Alabama
John Thune, South Dakota
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
David Vitter, Louisiana 
#getmoneyout

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Senate Republicans defend billionaires by keeping Citizens United alive

justinspoliticalcorner:

h/t: Paul Hogarth at Daily Kos

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