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A Bad Day for Republican Tyranny

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TomCat S (129)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:21 am
Yesterday’s elections included three measures that received national attention do to Republican attempts to cram their agenda down voters throats. They hoodwinked their way into office by promising jobs, and far too many Americans believed their lies. In Ohio, Republicans tried to destroy the power of unions. In Maine, Republicans tried to limit voter registration. In Mississippi, Republicans tried to give a fertilized egg all the rights of a person, making it murder for a doctor to end a pregnancy to save the life of a woman. Thankfully, it was a bad day for Republican Tyranny.

David C (29)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 1:20 am
Very true Tom

P A (117)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 3:46 am
God be thanked - some good news at last!

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:01 am

I think I will just reprint my comments about this:

That's one victory, let's hope it is a sign of the times. I think most people are focused on jobs, jobs and the economy in general. The party of "NO" is losing ground, not many want to support those who show little interest in the needs of the country and have but two agendas; stop any ideas from Obama and cater to the very rich. This country needs forward momentum, not just the uncompromising, unmovable ideologues. What has Congress done for this country lately? Passed a bill about "In god we trust"? Really - just how important is that to getting us on track for the 21st century? How does this "motto" getting us moving and competitive in the world markets? Just who was in ANY way contesting the 1956 motto of in god we trust? Oh yes, and they have spend a great deal of distraction time talking, talking and talking about women and abortion. Emotional but in reality empty issues. These guys have got to GO!

Once we were told about people starving in China or Africa - now we should be looking at those starving in the United States.

This is NOT about fiscal responsibility, it is about reality. If we can spend $800 million a day on wars and even more on troops on foreign soil, then why not bring them home and let them protect our own borders, no not just with Mexico. Because of war on terror? Just how does one have a war with an idea? I think some people have lost all sense of reason and logic.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:04 am
noted, thank you Tom

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:09 am

By the way, even if you do believe that President Obama is a Kenyan, Muslim, not born on US soil, that in no way is indicative of not having genuine, solid ideas for getting things moving. The republicans own the House, what the hell are they are doing for you? Not spending money? If you ran your personal life this way, you'd be in big trouble. As is this country under our current House and the immovable members of the Senate. Are these people too stupid or just ignorant of how to make compromises? The art of comprise is what the second branch of government is supposed to be about, we have seen President Obama attempt compromise, now where is the give from the republicans? None, zip, zero!

Patrick Donovan (344)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:11 am
Union! Union! Union!

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:13 am
Good news: I fell asleep after hearing AP called Ohio and Maine, so did not know until this morning about the Mississippi win for women’s rights. I'm proud of the Mississippi voters for standing for common sense. Got’a tell you I was worried for a while given their dismal track record in the voting booth. Good on ya Mississippi for putting the Dark Ages in the rearview mirror, at least on this issue, this time. It'll be back, count on it because “You can’t fix stupid” (George Carlin)

Mike S (86)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:27 am
Good news indeed. Noted, shared and thank you Tom.

Douglas S (1)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 7:18 am
Thank you for the update and noted.

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 8:19 am

Robert B (60)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 8:30 am
This is great new! Now we have to keep pushing these bullies back. We can't let up.

Obama 2012

See the documentary: "INSIDE JOB" -pass it on. Everyone needs to see this.

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 9:15 am
Dewin' my happy chair dance here! :) Yes, my pit bulls think I have lost it again.

I agree, Kit.

John, he's somewhat to half as much again better than any of the current sociopaths running for the Fascists...oh, excuse me...the GOP's side. What the hell do you think Drill Everywhere, Kill Um All, Frack Baby Frack, What Pollution?, I Don't Care If the Rich Don't Pay Taxes Perry would do if he were prez..... Or RomneyMan, or Herman I Ain't A Misogynist Pimp Daddy Cain, or Sanctimonious Santorum, or any of these absolutely corrupt to the core Reich wingers would do?

Until we can get someone who gives a shite about this country, its people, its wildlife and its environment, this is all we get.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 9:27 am
Noted, thank you!

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 9:45 am
We need to keep this momentum going past the 2012 elections.

We all need to tell friends, relatives what the gop pukes have been doing to this country
before the 2012 elections. We need to stop the party of NO (gop) and those pesky tea-baggers.

Ty, Tom.

Glenda J (158)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 10:47 am

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 11:15 am
The people are awakening, thank goodness. Now, lets stay awake to say absolutely no more wars either, and close the loopholes!

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 11:46 am

Actually John G... I have posted many times about the drilling. First, let's look at the facts, the EPA is a rubber stamp. The Bakken Oil fields were re-opened about 15 years ago and ramped up under Bush, these are not "dry" wells there is no such thing. With the advent of Schlumberger slant drilling and improved technology the drilling has become ever more profitable. Off shore drilling is not any better or worse under Obama. Is he strong on ecology? If so he is hiding that side.

Morris G. (18)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:06 pm
Conspiciously missing is the story on how the Ohio voters, in addition to overturning the public union collective bargaining restrictions, also passed a ballot measuring blocking the Obama federal health care insurance mandate in that state. This ballot initiative was strongly backed by the Ohio Tea Party and opposed by the Democrats.. So not quite the Democratic sweep in Ohio as advertised here.

Pamela K (13)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:36 pm

Helle H (21)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:37 pm
Let's hope more and more will learn what stupidity these folks stand for.

Serena Wittkopp (0)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:38 pm

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:45 pm
I am pleased with the three that I noted --- Mississippi, Ohio and Maine. In Arizona, isn't Pearce the Sheriff who tried to dilute the vote with a woman candidate who was really a shill, and got caught? And Wake County NC rejecting segregation --- finally a bit of sanity there! I'll bet that has the Kochs annoyed since they were behind it. It will be interesting to see what happens in 2012. The ball is rolling, but the work is really just beginning. If the Democrats are to keep the White House and take back the House and bring the Senate to a clear Democratic majority (60+) then there is still a lot of work that has to be done. The Republican/Teabaggers are going to take this as a wake up call and throw everything at 2012, legal, questionable, and maybe even illegal.

Rita Walpole A (10)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:45 pm
Morris G., could be that folks in Ohio, along with many others nationwide, have figured out that we still are the only advanced country in the world without healthcare for all. With no real healthcare for all (a human/humane right), but instead the phoney/baloney Obama version that puts more $$$ in the pockets of the 1% insurance villainaires, it could be that many progressives with the blinders taken off also cast votes to block Obamacare.

Time we all recognize that one year of our neverending, so profitable for the 1% warfare would fund ten years of healthcare for all. We need to wake up to how OhBombAh has failed us, and what the Cal. Nurses Assoc. has been trying to get through to us: HEALTHCARE NOT WARFARE!

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:56 pm
It is fun seeing the GOP get an *ss-whoopin'

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 12:59 pm
Noted this good news.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 1:09 pm
ye i woke up smiling today :)

thanks Tom.

Marianne C (168)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 1:52 pm
This is one case in which the words "sic semper tyrannis" actually have a positive ring.

Mark H (44)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 2:14 pm
Never let up.

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 2:56 pm
“We the People” have spoken!

Shirley A (96)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 3:18 pm
Bad Day for Republican Tyranny INDEED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a GOOD start and we've got to keep it moving and NEVER forget just exactly what their agenda is and how disgustingly corrupt they've become using any and all vile little tactics in their quest for dirty money and absolute power over the people at the expense and devastation of OUR Nation.

THANKS TOM for the post.

. (0)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 4:03 pm
When did three pieces of legislation that should have long been overturned put an end to "Republican Tyranny"?These issues have nothing to do with the economy, or the state of the environment. They are moral, and social issues.

Bonnie B (103)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 4:20 pm
Thanks, Tom! I've been smilin' all day because of this news! One small step for man (and woman) kind! We must continue to be vigilant and ACTIVE! Let's hope this is a warning shot across the Koch's prow and that it means they are spending a lot of money for nothing, that the real people have awakened.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 4:24 pm
In the 2012 election I hope everyone remembers what the Rebublicans have done and are doing to this country. Vote them out of office so this country can start moving forward.

Mary T (178)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 4:26 pm
I stay up and watched this and was so happy to see some common sense by these pieces of legislation voted the right way, A big win for us, Thanks Tom.

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 4:54 pm
You will notice that the Repugs couldn't possibly convince us with their propaganda without putting down their competition with lies and smears, which cost them a fortune, I am sure. They are, without a doubt, the sickest, most vicious coven of evil ever to go turncoat in American politics. Politics. The very word is poison. Hopefully, we'll get ourselves a President who doesn't CAVE to the big corporations and Repugs who toady after them, but don't hold your breath.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 5:55 pm
Being a Union member, I'm SO happy about Ohio's turn-around! Being a woman, I'm thrilled that even Mississippi knows when something is going too far!

David C (131)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:29 pm
a good day for humanity....and hopefully the future....

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 7:33 pm
No stars left Kit, sorry they should be yours in bunches.

To the troll above, Go F yourself U psychopathic brain dead dip stick and the Koch sucking sick horse you rode in on. If you have any question I can be contacted here on C2, Rass-how. Happy to help direct U to where U can get the Namenda medication you so desperately need.

TomCat S (129)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 9:47 pm
Thanks tpo all except the troll who desperately tried to change the subject.

Ancil S (175)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 12:53 am
YIPPEE! I'm proud to be from Mississippi ! (at least for now) I voted NO! to 26,maybe there's hope for my state after now!

Kit B (276)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 8:56 am

Poor ole Morris seeing the world from his Tea colored glasses again. Don't assume the voters are stupid, they may not wear goofy hats and hang tea bags from them, but they have shown that they [the voters] are paying attention. Or to quote the Republican governor of Ohio, "the people have spoken and we must pay attention..." As for health care, I think we need to drop this mess and go back to HR 676 - make it simple and complete and screw the insurance companies. Other countries have long since addressed this Human right, so too must the United States.

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 9:55 am
heh heh heh......I love ya, Hawkeye.

I agree with you, Kit. The Health Care debacle we have now needs to be scrapped amd go back to HR 676. All the HC Legslation did was put 30 million new victims at the tender mercy of the insurance corporations.

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 10:23 am
It's about time the American people get their eyes open for what the Republicans stand for! Vote for the Democrates and get some humanity into your country! Some people are so rich so it's ridiculous and some people are starving, it just can't be right!

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 3:58 pm
Thanks for this article.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 4:26 pm
Noted , thanks !

Connie R (2)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 5:27 pm
i am so happy to be (as rhe right-wingers would call me) a 63 y/o american "left-wing,bleeding heart liberal democrat"!! but i am even happier to see so many of us of ALL AGES are left!! yay for our side!!!!

Thursday November 10, 2011, 5:52 pm
These are the most brainless, and nutty republican-tea party politicians, that I have ever seen in my life! Every time I look at their big three, i can only see, Larry, Moe and Curly!

Anne Settanni (152)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 7:01 pm
noted . I am grateful for the good news but we are a long ways from 2012 election. We need to keep learning and sharing about what is going on in this country for the next year!

Susanne R (235)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 8:33 pm
I hope we can keep the momentum going! Although after last night's debates, the GOP could very well do all the work for us...

Friday November 11, 2011, 5:52 am
Good news! The inept far right-wing republican-tea party, seems to be imploding! They are all such absolutely horrible, politicians, lol! They are bending over big time trying to please their nutty extremist followers, and it is costing them!

The GOP gong show: The Republican presidential field boosts Obama
Published 10:27 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2011

"President Obama has moved back into the lead over Mitt Romney (six points) and Herman Cain (15 points) in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. He has gone from trailing by eight points to a tie when the Gallup Poll pits the 44th president against a "generic" Republican nominee."


Esther Z (94)
Friday November 11, 2011, 7:01 am
Noted. A bad day for Repug tyranny is a good day for America!

Holly Lawrence (430)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:27 am
Republicans - you LOST - YAY!
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