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I think same-sex couples should be allowed to divorce the 2party system that preys on people’s fears to keep them devoted to a system of lie-based wars, poverty, and erosion of civil liberties.
If LGBTs can attain equality more and more so rapidly despite being such a small part of the population then clearly the people power exists to back and elect alternative party options who are pro-peace,
pro-American worker, and pro-civil liberties. Heck, we saw how fast people can mobilize over chicken.
But LGBT media and LGBT mega groups need you to be stuck in fear to keep reading their blogs and donating to their six-figure salary executive directors.
We LGBTs want the movable middle and our allies to be brave and support us. We want them to make hard choices about their faith and take the risk of being teased and alienated by LGBT-phobes.
But do we dare have the same bravery about backing any of the alternative parties who support LGBT equality and have from the get go as opposed to evolving Obama? NO. LGBTs could not even support the 100% equality Democrat candidates Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel back in 2008.
LGBTs have been reduced to cowardice by supporting Obama and his NDAA, continuation and expansion of wars, his horrific drone attacks, his allowing Monsanto to take over the FDA, his continuation of NSA total surveillance society, his support of no jury/no trail no fly lists, his support of the molesters at the TSA, his ignoring of the dangers of the radiation from Fukushima, his attacks on medical marijuana users, his cover up of Fast & Furious, his attacks on protestor’s rights, and on and on. You know, all the stuff LGBT media and LGBT mega groups ignore.
I know LGBT media trains you to think you’re deciding between the Koch Bros. and George Soros but you’re not. You’re voting for freedom vs. the Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, Bill Gates & his pals at Monsanto, the Walton’s, the Rockefeller’s and other globalist eugenicists who want to play God and enclave people.
Half the country is in poverty and die in poverty, most grads cannot find work, more and more jobs are shipped overseas, and unemployment is sky high. And your solution is to keep voting for the same 2party system over and over expecting different results.
Go ahead and fly that rainbow flag made in the country of the nation your pathetic leaders have indebted you to. When you’re in the unemployment line or being drafted for the next lie-based war just remember you voted for the guy who said he likes gay people.
Way to go LGBT media for brainwashing gays that drone attacks are cool so long as the President doing them supports equality. Hope you get a GLAAD award.
jeff4justice: You’re letting perfect be the enemy of good. Obama is not perfect, but he’s also not Romney. You speak of the ills of outsourcing and letting our students hang out to dry. I can’t remember the last time I heard a GOPer fight outsourcing or hold corporations accountable for their wrongs (let alone make their officers pay their fair share of taxes). You likewise speak of Obama’s wars, yet you should speak in the singular, as he got us out of Iraq.
You speak of third parties as though they were a panacea for the ills and corruption of our system, and I would argue that every party, every person invested with enough power and money will likely be corrupted – it is not unique to the major parties, and given a choice between them, imperfect as they both are, I (and many other LGBTers) choose the dems because they don’t feel the need to demonize us and those we love. The dems also tend to favor more equal bargaining power between labor and management. They also tend to favor more progressive taxes and more environmental accountability too. Need I go on?
In any event, most would not favor a third party because our system simply is not conducive to one. I would have supported Wes Clark or Kucinich, but given the expected value of a favorable return on my vote (which is to say its magnitude multiplied by the probability of its choice being vindicated on election day) weighed against the expected value of a GOP victory, I choose to support the imperfect on purely rational grounds: third parties don’t generally fare well at the voting booth.
Somewhere between 2004 and 2008 the Democrats stepped up their game.
The funny thing is that middle class America (at least upper middle class America) is not suffering. The vast majority of them kept their jobs. The vast majority of them keep earning record profits. It was the lower middle class (made up mostly of production line jobs) that suffered. As it should be.
The Upper Class and Upper Middle Class has quite a few people that were self-made because they worked hard all through school and then got jobs where they worked even harder to excel. While the lower middle class never really bothered to work hard and took jobs that were easy to find where the did not have to work hard.
As far as production jobs go, it is not even like those jobs dried up. Those jobs just have much more strict requirements now. A job I know of, which paid around $21 an hour was more than willing to hire someone. That person declined the job. Why? Because it meant that he would have to give up smoking because the company had a strict anti-smoking policy. Seriously, turn down $21 an hour because you can’t give up smoking then whine about how the government has failed to give you a job. IT IS NOT UP TO THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE JOBS TO PEOPLE.
America should not have to dumb itself down just so those that are not willing to put in the work to get ahead can get ahead easier. If that ever happens, you might as well just start a social welfare net (such as THREE years of unemployment) and wait for the country to go bankrupt or for the upper and upper middle classes to support everyone below them.
@jeff4justice: You are a waste of time and stuck on stupid. Go ahead and vote third party, but when that person gets less than 1% of the vote just laugh about it. If that 1% of the vote would have caused Obama to win and Romney wins instead then CRY about it.
@jwrappaport: If workers want more bargaining power as compared to management maybe they should work harder and get promoted or go to college and become managers. Its not a hard concept. Or, they could form their own companies and be their own boss if their skills truly bring something to the table.
Does the concept of more progressive taxes mean that those that work harder should get taxed more because that seems to be the presentation. The Democrats realistically want to tax those that make more than $250,000 (household) and $125,000 at a much higher rate than those that make $35,000 a year although most of those making $125,000 do so because they worked hard and were dedicated their ENTIRE life while those making $35,000 did not bother to apply themselves.
tdx3fan, I don’t know what level of upper middle class you’re talking about, but lots of white collar people were heavily affected by the breakdown, which was caused by failed economic policies, deregulation, and criminal greed without oversight.
I’m proud of our president and I am proud of the Democratic party for moving forward with an inclusive platform.
Michelle Obama: “..and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with whom they love..”
Julian Castro: “When it comes to letting people marry whomever they love, Mitt Romney says, “No.”
Deval Patrick: “And today in Massachusetts, you can also marry whomever you love…We believe that freedom means keeping government out of our most private affairs, including..everybody’s decision about whom to marry…This is the president who ended “don’t ask, don’t tell” so that love of country, not love of another, determines fitness for military service.”
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