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NAZI symbol painted on Obama campaign office

According to various news reports, in another act of racism, a NAZI swastika was painted on the window of President Barack Obama’s campaign office in the Denver suburb of Conifer, CO late Thursday night, and the vandalism was discovered the next morning by building owners. This latest incident comes a week after a shot was fired into a window of Obama’s Denver campaign office.

In 2009 during a Tea Party rally held to oppose the stimulus package on the day Obama signed the bill, a participant waved a sign bearing a swastika in the “O” of Obama’s name. The sign holder had a picture taken with conservative anchor-baby Michelle Malkin and was reportedly on stage when then-state Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry (R-Grand Junction) spoke.

It’s sad that in America in the 21st century there are still individuals who think this is acceptable political speech; however, it appears to be the way ever more increasing numbers of the new Republican Tea Party (GOTP) think and express themselves. Vandalism, threats, signs along road ways with nooses, it’s all part of the party today; this must be part of what they mean when they say they want to “take the country back”, they just mean they want to take it back a hundred years or more, that’s all.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Supreme Court declines GOTP ploy to block Ohio early voting

The United States Supreme Court decided to side with “We the People”, refusing to block early voting in the battleground state of Ohio, a ploy developed by the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) there in an effort to restrict voting.

The court refused the GOTP request to become involved in the dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day, something that’s always been allowed in the past, but which the GOTP decided needed to curtailed during this presidential election year.

President Obama’s campaign along with Ohio Democrats sued the state over changes in Ohio law designed to take away the three days of voting for most people saying nearly 100,000 people voted in the three days before the election in 2008. But hey, what’s a mere 100,000 votes amongst friends? Well, in a state where only 262,000 votes separated the President from John McCain in 2008 that’s a sizeable chunk of votes being potentially disenfranchised.

In a time when the Supreme Court has given disastrous rulings regarding election spending – aka Citizen’s United – this is a fresh breeze of liberty blowing into the current election cycle.

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in 2012 Election, Supreme Court

 

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President Obama challenges Willard Mitt Romney on Tax Returns?

According to the Associated Press (AP) President Obama’s keeping the pressure on Republican Tea Party (GOTP) rival Willard Mitt Romney on two fronts, launching a new TV ad defending his record on Medicare while continuing to challenge Willard to release at least five years of his tax returns.

Jim Messina, the President’s campaign manager, made the tax-disclosure offer to Willard’s top dog, Matt Rhoades saying he was taking the step because Romney “apparently fears the more he offers, the more our campaign will demand that he provide.”Romney’s wife, Ann, has repeatedly stated that concern in interviews, arguing that the more the couple releases, the more questions are asked, and so from her point of view the logical thing is to hide everything and let everyone’s imaginations run wild?

Willard has released part of his 2010 taxes – they’re incomplete – he’s pledged to release his 2011 returns, sometime later, and Messina’s offer said the President wants Romney to provide three more years of returns, and that’s all; so in total they’re asking for five years of returns.

While Democratic Senate Majority Leader, and fellow Latter-day Saint, Harry Reid has raised the question of whether there are years when Willard paid no taxes. Willard continues to mew he’s has paid at least 13 percent of his income in federal taxes every year for the past decade; that’s right folks a whole 13%, but of course we’ll have to trust him on this and simply take his word.

“I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent,” Willard’s told reporters. “I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that. So I paid taxes every single year.”

And we have to believe him because there’s no proof being offered except what Mitt claims; as has always been the case, Willard can stop this story by simply releasing his taxes. To not do so implies there’s something to hide, something so potentially disastrous to his campaign he’d rather spend weeks if not the entire campaign dealing with this one issue, which in the long run will hurt him amongst the moderate voters, the ones he has to swing his way in order to win.

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Romney claims Vice President’s remarks a “new low”?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney’s accusing President Barack Obama’s campaign of reaching a new low, according to press accounts, following Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks to supporters saying GOTP presidential candidates and GOTP lawmakers would put them “back in chains.”

It’s clear the Vice President was talking about the risks of letting Wall Street operate without strong oversight when he was addressing a rally crowd in Danville, Va.

He said Romney wants to get rid of new Wall Street regulations Obama signed into law after the financial collapse of 2008, “Unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

Willard’s spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, mewed that the Vice President’s comments are, quote, “not acceptable in our political discourse” and a, quote, “new low.”

At a later campaign stop in Wytheville, Va., Vice President Biden clarified his remarks, noting his “chains” comment was a nod to an earlier comment made by Paul Ryan that “a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy.”

It was a nice try by the Romney Campaign to try to turn the Vice President’s comment into something it wasn’t, but in the fashion we’ve all come to recognize, they mishandled this one too. If your new running mate has been talking about “unshackling the banks and Wall Street” for the better part of a year or more, you better know that before you stick your neck out and criticize the comments made by your opponents; it’s just one more case of not being ready for the big time.

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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