They’re raising millions of dollars in New York City and New Jersey. They sent Gov. Christie around the country raising millions of dollars for them. I’m saying , anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to the Republican congressional campaign committee should have their head examined. I would not give one penny to these people after what they did to us last night.
This is the sound of the GOP imploding.
Peter King maybe blew up a little this morning.
I think the Republican strategy in doing this so quickly is that they don’t want what Wisconsin had, dragging on for so many days. This is a blitzkrieg, and Republicans hope it’s going to be over and done with tomorrow.
Liberal schadenfreude is about to reach overdose levels. Just when you thought the dead horse of Mitt Romney’s campaign had been beaten more than enough — and most savagely by members of his own party — Dave Wasserman at Cook Political Report projects that the final count of the popular vote, which is still ongoing, will show Romney winning 47 percent of the electorate.
Oh god guys I found another bottle of Republican Tears with a really good vintage. And just in time for Thanksgiving!
Regulation is critical.
At which the Republican Party ticked off another talking point that Mitt Romney has strayed from.
Petulant, childish fucks.
If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family, and God’s love, this world would be a far more gentle and better place.
Unless that child was born into poverty and couldn’t get adequate healthcare, or food to eat, or have a roof over their head. Those children can fuck right off.
In North Michigan Park, a predominantly black middle-class neighborhood in the District, hundreds of residents gathered Saturday for a community reunion picnic. It had plenty of food and music and lots of hugs and laughter. Then I started asking people how they felt about the Republican campaign to defeat President Obama.
Talk about a mood killer.
“The whole slant of the Republican campaign is an outright lie and overtly racist,” said Billy Hudson, a retired D.C. firefighter, seething as he spoke.
Sharon Goines, a retired Verizon employee, said: “These new voter ID laws are nothing but a scam to suppress the black vote. It feels like people are trying to send us back to the days before we could vote.”
Ola Borders, a retired employee for the Internal Revenue Service, added, “Better hope and pray that they get some honest election officials, or else Obama might find himself cheated out of a job.”
I attended the festivities near Fort Totten in Northeast to see if black people could really be having much fun at a time like this, when Obama’s opponents are trying to tag him as “food stamp president” and “welfare king” and a “foreigner,” all part of a campaign to stir up white resentment — not just toward the president but black people in general.
North Michigan Park is part of the backbone of black Washington, where residents earn respect through hard work, sacrifice and fiscal responsibility. It is not a place where black residents walk around with racial chips on their shoulders. If only their eyes could gloss over a racial code word or their ears deafen to racist “dog whistles.”
But as wearisome as it is to be on constant guard against racial threats, relief through denial is a luxury that the black survival instinct simply won’t allow.
“The Republicans are saying that Obama wants to take Medicare away from whites and give food stamps to blacks,” Hudson huffed. “Incredible. Baldfaced lies. And they are getting away with it.”
Courtland Milloy writing in The Washington Post, “At Black Middle Class Picnic in Washington D.C., Racism in Election Campaign Hardly Goes Unnoticed.”
“It’s all in your paranoid heads, but it’s okay since you’re not voting for us anyway, LOL!” said The Republican Party.
That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization’— ‘He’s not like us.’ I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is niggerization. You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.
And the idea of locating anger around Barack Obama just doesn’t fit with who he is, and who he has trained himself to be! …They’re talking to people who are trained to hate him, who want to hate him.
I didn’t call anybody racist, right, because I don’t want to deal with that, it’s a bit too much… The GOP has been working with racial codes going back to Reagan, and perhaps before. I mean, going back to Nixon with the ‘war on drugs,’ Reagan with the ‘welfare queens.’ The first Bush with Willie Horton. I mean this is typical Lee Atwater politics, Karl Rove politics. This is typical Republican playbook.
…This is not a revolutionary comment. This is a constituency all-white party that rejects the black vote.
And now cue a whole bunch of white conservative commentators to charge a black man with playing the race card!
For example, these guys, who think African-Americans shouldn’t be considered experts on racism! Because white people should always tell black people who they are and what the Hell they should think.
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