Finance limits are “true radicalism”?
Ass meet hole.
Finance limits are “true radicalism”?
Ass meet hole.
Patriarchy has a thing against women.
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.
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.
This would be an interesting concept…
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.
I agree with everything Iain Banks said. I just hate the (*) in fucking… when you use swear words a sentence enhancements use them proudly.
The news was flagged by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In a longwinded email state Sen. Frank Millar (pictured) rants that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal “appointee Interim CEO Lee May has disappointed those of us that hoped he could help bring the county together.”
Millar goes on to note that DeKalb county happens to include a number of African American mega churches.
"Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election," Millar wrote in the email. "Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb."
Millar’s vow comes in response to news that DeKalb plans to reserve Oct. 26 for early voting. He ends the email saying he’s spoken with other lawmakers.
"I have spoken with Representative Jacobs and we will try to eliminate this election law loophole in January. Galloway summed it up, ‘Democrats are showing their hand on how they might boost their numbers.’ For this to be called a ‘non-partisan opportunity’ by Interim CEO is an insult!"
(H/t: Rick Hasen)
So he should go to jail.
John Crawford is dead because ONE paranoid white man and his wife decided he was a threat to public safety and called 911. The story he originally gave police is falling apart because — SURPRISE! —- there are…
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
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
Thanks to tomstiglich.com
By a straight party-line vote of 54-42, the U.S. Senate defeated a constitutional amendment today that would have overruled the awful Citizens United decision.
All five Senate Democrats whose support was unknown ended up voting “yes,” whereas even Republican Susan Collins voted “no.”
This was one of the last votes the Senate will take, before they adjourn for the election season—where the Koch brothers will pour millions of dollars into attack ads to fool voters.
In other words, the fact that every Democrat sided with the people—and every Republican sided with the rich and powerful—will make this a potent campaign issue in November.
Senators Mary Landrieu, Kay Hagan, Mark Pryor and Mark Begich all voted to take back our democracy: now they will be on the receiving end of attack ads made possible by Citizens United.
Mitch McConnell led the fight to defeat this amendment, and now he’ll have to answer the Kentucky voters. While he gets a little help from his billionaire friends.
In the past few months, over 500,000 Daily Kos members signed a petition to repeal Citizens United—which has been one of our most successful issues to mobilize our readers. As part of a wider coalition that includes other organizations, over 3 million people have taken action.
Our community is engaged and energized on this issue, and I could not be more proud of all the great work you have done. Now, we must channel our efforts into making sure Senate Republicans pay the price in November.
Watch Tucker Carlson make a fool of himself, claiming that poor people in the United States are fat due to an abundance of healthy food.
Thanks to Plante from the Tulsa World