Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Political Tidbits

Michelle Bachmann is now a Swiss citizen. Or half. How do they count it when you hold two countries' citizenships? What's really intriguing to me is the idea of her fitting into such a progressive, classically European country. Abortion. Healthcare. Gay unions.  Run down the list. So anti- Bachmann. So ironic.

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I'm proud of our President today. It's the first time I can really remember being proud of a President, though it may have happened before and I just can't pull up the memory. But today Obama declared publicly that he believes gay couples have as much right to marry as the rest of us.

It took courage, coming the day after North Carolina enshrined their brand of poisonous anti-gay venom in their constitution. It won't earn him points - or votes - with nearly half of the country. But it's a stand I applaud. It's the right thing to do, and the right time to do it - unless you want to quibble it's a bit late in coming - but far righter now than next month or next year.

Today he increased my pride as an American, and my dignity as a human being.

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Mendacious Mitt, of course, piped right up and declared he opposed both gay marriage and civil unions. Given a choice it seems pandering will win out. No surprise there. It's what he is.

Mendacious Mitt talks about how good his state's economy was when he was Governor. What a load of crap! His state ranked 47th from the top under his reign. If that's not bad enough for you, understand that the three states which ranked lower were all recovering from Hurricane  Katrina. His state just had to put up with Hurricane Mitt.

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