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"He is going nowhere," Schmidt said.

I couldn't have said it better myself!  :D

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The slaveholders are afraid of fascists. (That's rich!)

So Newt Gingrich, the spokesperson for pious corporate racists (aka GOP) spouts off on O'Reilly about how advocates of Gay Rights are 'radicals' intent on Facism.

Gingrich: "[T]here is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us"

Thanks to Media Matters

(Cross posted at The National Gadfly)

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Why do some religions hate Gay Marriage?

Religions claim to be the authority for how we live our lives.  They claim this authority from God.  Most religious organizations depend on donations from their faithful believers in order to stay in business.  There are all sorts of religions, claiming to speak for / to God.  Their business model consists of being paid to tell people what to do in life.  Their revenue stream is tied directly to their credibility as a source of right-living advice.  If people allowed to make up their own minds about their sexuality, then they are likely make up their own minds about a whole lot of things.  This is what scares gay-bashing religions most of all.

(Cross posted at The National Gadfly)

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Business as Usual My Ass

Ok, yeah, I am glad that the politics of hate were defeated and we are now on the cusp of a new political age, but I really hope that once the confetti has been swept up and the tears have dried, we as a nation can revisit the fact that McCain purposefully whipped up hatred and fear solely in a cynical attempt to win a campaign at all cost, even if it meant ripping scabs off old wounds.

Here are a couple quotes from the Newsweek teaser released yesterday:

On the Sunday night before the last debate, McCain's core group of advisers--Steve Schmidt, Rick Davis, adman Fred Davis, strategist Greg Strimple, pollster Bill McInturff and strategy director Sarah Simmons--met to decide whether to tell McCain that the race was effectively over, that he no longer had a chance to win. The consensus in the room was no, not yet, not while he still had "a pulse."

The Obama campaign was provided with reports from the Secret Service showing a sharp and disturbing increase in threats to Obama in September and early October, at the same time that many crowds at Palin rallies became more frenzied. Michelle Obama was shaken by the vituperative crowds and the hot rhetoric from the GOP candidates. "Why would they try to make people hate us?" Michelle asked a top campaign aide.

So, if the McCain campaign knew the race was over effectively after the first debate, then why in the hell would they go down the road they went down whipping up hatred and fear against Obama? Why would they risk Obama's life, the safety and well being of his wife and kids? The safety and well being of innocent people of color? I get the sense that we were more lucky than anything else that a major hate crime didn't happen. Maybe we have Ashley Todd to thank for that.

Even if you can argue that any tactic was worth a try, then once it was clear the hate road was not going anywhere why not pull all the way back and go the Bob Dole route the last few weeks and focus on downticket races and leave the attacks on Obama's "associations" alone?

Looking at this post at DKos tells me that McCain doesn't think very highly of American citizens. The fact he was only trying to turn out the brain-stemmiest of the mouth breathers says that he didn't even try to appeal to anyone's better side.

So when I hear praise for his concession speech and some even calling him the new lion of the senate, I say ENOUGH!

It looks like McCain is up for re-election in 2010. I hope he decides to retire, but if he decides to make another go of it, lets be prepared to post a strong and viable candidate and let that candidate get our full financial backing and support.

As for Miss Sarah Palin, I suspect the next few weeks will effectively end her national political career as all this hot mess gets laid at her feet. How sweet will that taste?

Congratulations America, we done good!

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Who should fear President Obama and why?

Big Oil, Defense Contractors, Wall St. Speculators and Lobbyists.

They should be afraid because they will no longer have 'one of their own' in the White House.  Barack Obama is not one of them.  He is not the grandchild or child of one.  He didn't take their money to fund his campaign or his career in the US Senate.  Although he may have met their children in Harvard, but he did not go to work for them.

(Cross posted at The National Gadfly

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