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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a-sulk-of-english-majors:

gaywrites:

Mississippi recently passed a law allowing businesses to deny LGBT people on religious grounds, but some business owners aren’t having it. Hundreds of businesses throughout the state are displaying these stickers in their windows to demonstrate their commitment to equality. It’s part of “If You’re Buying, We’re Selling,” a campaign by Equality Mississippi and 30 local businesses to combat harmful effects of the religious freedom bill. Yes, yes, yes. Mississippians, look for this when you shop. (via The Advocate)

"Mississippi recently passed a law allowing businesses to deny LGBT people on religious grounds."
Why is Mississippi the worst?  

a-sulk-of-english-majors:

gaywrites:

Mississippi recently passed a law allowing businesses to deny LGBT people on religious grounds, but some business owners aren’t having it. Hundreds of businesses throughout the state are displaying these stickers in their windows to demonstrate their commitment to equality. It’s part of “If You’re Buying, We’re Selling,” a campaign by Equality Mississippi and 30 local businesses to combat harmful effects of the religious freedom bill. Yes, yes, yes. Mississippians, look for this when you shop. (via The Advocate)

"Mississippi recently passed a law allowing businesses to deny LGBT people on religious grounds."

Why is Mississippi the worst?  

(via republicanidiots)

The waning anti-Social Security lobby will try to stop our progress, but the American people understand that boosting benefits is the right thing to do and now is the right time to do it, for millions of middle-class families and our nation’s economic recovery.

Max Richtman via Entitled to Know. (via ncpssm)

(via beingliberal)

Obamacare's Revenge: The ACA Powers Charlie Crist To a 7 Point Lead Over Rick Scott      

progressive-politics:

Excerpt from article:

Former governor Charlie Crist has been one of the few Democrats running on Obamacare, and it is paying off. Crist has built a seven point lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida.

A PPP poll of Florida found that Gov. Rick Scott’s refusal to expand Medicaid is hurting him with voters in the state. Democrat Charlie Crist has openly campaigned on the virtues of the ACA, and voters are responding positively. Crist leads Rick Scott 49%-42%.

Respondents were asked if they thought that Florida should have accepted the federal Obamacare funding to expand Medicaid and by a margin of 58%-33% they said that Scott should have taken the money. Those polled said that they were more likely to support Crist because he supports expanding Medicaid by a spread of 42%-33% with 24% saying that it made no difference to them. On the other hand, Scott’s refusal to expand Medicaid made 42% of those polled less likely to vote for him. Only 31% said Scott’s refusal of the ACA money made them more likely to vote for him.

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(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

thepoliticalfreakshow:

THURSDAY: 10th Circuit Court To Hear Oral Arguments On Oklahoma Marriage Equality Lawsuit
Freedom Oklahoma writes:

On Thursday, April 17 at 10am MT, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Bishop v. Smith, the landmark case that seeks the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Oklahoma. In January 2014, a federal judge struck down Oklahoma’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, and the state has appealed the ruling to the 10th Circuit. This case, which had been waiting for its day in court for nearly a decade, is historic — and it could very well be what brings the freedom to marry not just to Oklahoma but to every state in the 10th Circuit (including Colorado, Kansas, Utah and Wyoming) and possibly the nation, should it face consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

THURSDAY: 10th Circuit Court To Hear Oral Arguments On Oklahoma Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Freedom Oklahoma writes:

On Thursday, April 17 at 10am MT, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Bishop v. Smith, the landmark case that seeks the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Oklahoma. In January 2014, a federal judge struck down Oklahoma’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, and the state has appealed the ruling to the 10th Circuit. This case, which had been waiting for its day in court for nearly a decade, is historic — and it could very well be what brings the freedom to marry not just to Oklahoma but to every state in the 10th Circuit (including Colorado, Kansas, Utah and Wyoming) and possibly the nation, should it face consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Ban On Minimum Wage Increase

bspolitics:

What absolute bullshit. This is a preemptive strike against working Americans to make sure that they can’t advocate a higher minimum wage for themselves.

I’m just hoping that this will open more people’s eyes as to just who republicans in their state are working for, but it’s a very small hope, considering how much misinformation and straight out brainwashing there is out there concerning the minimum wage.