What’s happened since the Supreme Court rolled back the Voting Rights Act in June? States have enacted new restrictive measures — requiring photo ID, limiting early voting, eliminating same-day registration, and purging voter rolls. http://propub.ca/Hwd8Z3
Darker red = more restrictive voting policy
Back in September, Republicans released a list of their ransom demands for raising the debt ceiling and releasing the American economy. The Rachel Maddow show went back to see how they did. And this chart doesn’t even show everything the Republicans lost in the deal…
Republicans asked for…
- Repeal Obamacare
- Defund Obamacare
- Delay Obamacare
- Delay Individual Mandate
- Deny Coverage to the President
- Deny Coverage to the Cabinet
- Deny Coverage to Congressional Staffers
- Deny Birth Control Coverage
- Approve Keystone Pipeline
- Means Testing for Medicare
- Change Federal Employee Pensions
- Expand Oil Drilling
- Block Net Neutrality
- Tort Reform
- Weaken Regulations for Coal-Fired Plants
- Tax Code Changes
- Thwart EPA Coal-ash Regulations
- Repeal Medical Device Tax
- Change Rules on Debt Ceiling
This planned Republican
stunttantrum cost millions of working people (Federal employees, medium and small sized gov’t contractors, secondary service businesses, family farmers, etc) an interruption of steady income, prevented cancer patients from receiving medical treatments, suspended monitoring of disease outbreaks, delayed assistance to military veterans and their families, negatively impacted important scientific research and cost the American economy an estimated $24 billion at least…two words that do *not* come to mind are “fiscally responsible"
“An exclusive Esquire-NBC News survey shows us that everything we are told about politics in America today… is wrong. The data, compiled by the Benenson Strategy Group (pollster for Obama for America ‘08 and ‘12) and Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies (lead pollster for Romney for President), show us there is a large group of American voters—even a majority—who make up a New American Center that is passionate, persuadable, and very real. They are merely waiting for Washington to find them.”
This is what a disaster looks like.
And this is why I hate Christopher Columbus.
Christopher Columbus was a terrorist, murderer, human trafficker, and all around awful person, but unsurprisingly this will be the first time many hear this information because the history we were fed was bleached and America’s “discoverer” was glorified as a worthy entrepreneur. Shameful.