Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Last night I watched the movie Lincoln and couldn't help but think how the roles of Democrats and Republicans have changed. Lincoln's Republican Party passed the 13th Amendment to the Consitution:The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted after the American Civil War.President Lincoln and other Republicans were concerned that the Emancipation Proclamation, which in 1863 declared the freedom of slaves in ten Confederate states then in rebellion, would be seen as a temporary war measure, since it was based solely on Lincoln's war powers. The Proclamation did not free any slaves in the border states nor did it abolish slavery. Because of this, Lincoln and other supporters believed that an amendment to the Constitution was needed.We now have our first African-American President who belongs to the Democratic Party and the bigoted, racist, conservative, RWNJ teabagger Republicans who disrespect and try to stonewall the President when he tries to move our country forward. My have times changed...I'm proud to call myself a Democrat!
interesting and well written! piqued my interest in the Reconstruction period. I am a proud Democrat also....
The NRA’s new ad is beyond anything we’ve seen, in political propaganda terms, in the modern history of this country. The text goes as follows: Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. Let’s start with the ad’s broken logic. A, the Obama family has Secret Service protection; B, other American families do not; C, because of this, Obama is an elitist and a hypocrite. It’s pretty ludicrous. Malia and Sasha Obama get lots of things because their father won the presidency. They also have a chauffeur; get to ride on a big fancy airplane free of charge and don’t have to endure any TSA-related indignities; live in a beautiful big house rent-free; and so on. By the ad’s logic, all of these are instances of hypocrisy. And yet, for pretty much all of modern history until this ad was unveiled yesterday, I don’t remember anyone begrudging presidential children their right to the perquisites that come with being the president’s children. People on the right made fun of Amy Carter’s and Chelsea Clinton’s physical appearance in tasteless ways. People on the left made fun of the Bush girls’ zest for margaritas and what have you. But this is a step, or three, beyond that. It’s designed to make people who despise the president despise him even more; and it’s designed to make them despise his children, 14 and 11 years old, because they live a cosseted life that you and your kids don’t; they are ergo elitist hypocrites just like their father. It’s not even the logic, though, that’s most disturbing. The main thing here is what’s between the lines; the hot buttons in the pro-gun amygdala the ad is designed to push. Just mentioning the president’s daughters in an ad full of violent imagery and sounds—silhouettes of assault rifles, profiles of heavily armed soldiers, martial music—is an invitation to certain viewers to make certain mental connections. I’ll stop there. But it’s really a shocking thing.more...http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/16/the-nra-s-stunning-new-ad.html
So as the sway of Teabaggers wane, how does the establishment party right itself when it still doesn't want a big tent?
Robert Gibbs: NRA No Match For Obama Campaign Apparatus (VIDEO)Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said the leftover campaign apparatus from President Barack Obama's re-election bid is more than capable of overpowering the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. Gibbs said the president may have to return to campaign mode in order to push for new gun policies, suggesting that Obama should barnstorm the country to promote the proposals that the White House will unveil on Wednesday. "He's got to get out of the White House and travel the country," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "He's got to make his case directly to the people." Gibbs said Obama's ultra-sophisticated campaign operation could serve as a vital asset in making that case, arguing that the grassroots infrastructure that secured the president two terms can trump any effort by the NRA â€” despite the pro-gun lobby's claims of a spike in membership since last month's massacre in Newtown, Conn. Vice President Joe Biden reportedly told House Democrats earlier this week that the White House intended to deploy campaign resources to ramp up support for its gun control proposals.Â "The president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. It's time to turn that loose," Gibbs said. "It's time to turn that loose for something more than just an election. If the NRA's got a list, then Obama for America has a bigger list." Watch:http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/robert-gibbs-nra-no-match-for-obama-campaign
Unmasking the NRA's Inner Circle "The NRA's shadowy leaders include the CEO who sells Bushmaster assault rifles and a top director who lives in Newtown."http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/nra-board-newtown-bushmaster
O/T from VP nominee to soap opera magazine cover/interviewhttp://abc.soapsindepth.com/on-sale-now/Her Soapy SecretIt's about Sarah's love of the soap opera "All My Children" and how she came up with the name Bianca (Willow Bianca Faye) and didn't tell Todd her "secret" about the name choice.
Terrific ad for Sarah. She is just like so many American women. They can all identify with her.
10:45 This American woman is an engineer and doesn't spend time with soap operas, sitcoms or any of that other TV junk (although she confesses a weakness for Lawrence O'Donnell and Rachel Maddow).
freakin freaky freak she is
Maybe someday the people involved with Sarah's PAC will talk as well. Postage, anyone?http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/michele_bachmann_campaign_finance_short.php?m=1
...and Louie Gohmert, and Dick Cheney, and John Bolton, and Paul Ryan, and Rand Paul, and Alan West, and Herman Cain, and Jan Brewer, and Bobby Jindal, etc. etc.
Sarah Palin's bro to the rescue. He will lead the new Butthurt Party.
Creepy Chuckie Jr. will lead the Philanderer'sParty of Deadbeat Dads. Chuckie Jr. is trying to help keep the Palin/Heath GRAVY TRAIN on the tracks. Without Sarahpac donations, all of those GRIFTERS will either have to go to work, or join Tawd's Sex Trafficking Ring. Being paid for 'POSTAGE' is coming to an end. The TAXMAN is coming for ya. BWAHAHAHAHA.
I couldn't be more pleased than with the move to exalt Creepy Chucky Jr. into a position of moral and political leadership. Good move, you will keep the gravy flowing from OPM. Just like all the books the family has on the best seller lists. If Sister Sarah can't rebirth from her present crypt there is no one better suited for the new Party leadership. I am looking forward to the most recent Bride of Chucky to step into her position and write her books of family values. What will her favored cause be? Teachers for Grade School illicit affairs and raw sex for young gals and old dudes? Is Bride of Chucky contributing her knowledge for the clans HEALTH AND DISCIPLINE book?
Sarah and Bristol are quoting scripture. A question for Alaska readers. When is the last time that you have seen Sarah and/or Bristol in church? Which church do they go to? What is with this sudden burst of bible thumping and scripture quoting? Is that all that they have left?
Why would Queen Ester and her Golden Child go to church? They are holy shit to be worshiped by the fleeced.
According to people in Wasilla, the Palin clan hasn't been in church for years...there was a photo published w/Todd going years ago that I recall. Remember, that family is hardly 'christian' - look at all their past words, deeds, racism and fraudulent ways.
Ha!Ha! Sarah Palin's Fox replacement is actually.... Dennis Kucinich http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-newest-paid-contributor-is-dennis-kucinich/ O pleauze, Gret, prove that wrong. Give Sarah an hour or two to catch up on all she's missed and get up to date with her screeches. The least you can do is bring brother Chucks on down for some porch talk.
The comparison of the photos is outstanding. The Republican party is a mess!!
I haven't studied American history since High School, many moons ago. I know what each of the Republican presidents accomplished and they were great things. I especially remember that Lincoln renewed the Union without slavery, Theodore Roosevelt was the Trust Buster, and Eisenhower warned us of the Military Industrial Complex.Bachman, Boner, Palin? The founding fathers are rolling in their graves, I am sure of that. The shame on the Republican Party is a stain that will never go away. I hope they don't take OUR country with them.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.