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New Anti-Romney Campaign Sees Activists Warning “Mitt Gets Worse”

“Mitt Gets Worse,” a new campaign attacking GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, sees LGBT activists sharing their personal stories of confronting the former governor’s extreme anti-gay rhetoric.

Launched yesterday, it’s the combined effort of the Courage Campaign Super PAC and American Bridge 21st Century, which publicizes Republican candidates’ records when their words don’t match their deeds. (So, like, all the time.)

The idea, a twist on Dan Savage’s It Gets Better campaign, is to have activists and leaders share how Romney’s political agenda has steamrolled over LGBT equality.

Above, Julie Goodridge— a plaintiff in the lawsuit that led to marriage equality in Massachusetts—recalls meeting the Mormon politico: “I looked him in the eye as we were leaving the meeting and I said in exasperation, ‘Governor Romney, tell me, what would you suggest I say to my 8-year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma can’t get married? Because you, the governor of her state, is going to block our marriage.’ ”

“He kind of looked over my shoulder with this blank stare and said, ‘I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter,'” Goodridge recalls. “‘Why don’t you just tell her what you’ve been telling her for the last eight years?'”

The Romney campaign likes to act its all about the economy but, Goodridge says, dismantling LGBT rights would actually “become a core focus of a Romney presidency.” Ugh, don’t let the Republican base hear that—they’ll start pulling out their checkbooks.

Below, the Family Equality Council’s Jennifer Chrisler recalls going toe-to-toe with then-Gov. Romney.

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    • the other Greg

      “When the MITT hits the fan.” Romney would attempt to dismantle EVERY improvement in gay rights of the past twenty years. Also he would completely ruin the economy by a war with Iran — a demand of certain of his major donors. Of course his “ideas” about the economy consist of: 1) cutting taxes for the job “cremators” (off-shorers), 2) cutting taxes again for the job “cremators” and 3) cutting taxes yet again for the job “cremators.” This is all that Republican economic “policy” ever consists of, so there’s no reason to suppose it would be any different this time.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      @the other Greg: Cutting taxes for the Job Cremators, great line!

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      I am an X Mormonite. The lie and hate that bloody Christian cult have to others unquestionable come from Christianity. They even got it, so good that the Israeli, government let the bastard build a center in Jerusalem, shame on you Israel :-( (but I still support you) I urge the Israelis, to stop Christian entering Israel. Israel is for Jews, not bloody Christian.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      PS: The USA is not bloody Christian, country!!.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      Romney will haul us off to the FEMA camps built while Obama has been President. Since Obama thinks NDAA and the right for a President to kill anyone he wants Romney will indeed make things worse right?

      You know who else it gets worse for?

      -Obama’s drone attack victims (far more than the number of LGBT bullies)

      -the troops in needless wars committing suicide (far more than the number of LGBT bullies)

      -The tortured prisoners (including teens) in Guantanamo Bay

      -the medical marijuana users shut down by the Justice Department

      -the drug war Fast & Furious victims

      -the prison industrial complex victims

      -the unemployed, the 50% of Americans in poverty, the majority of grads unable to find employment

      -the future victims of the effects of GMO foods after Obama appoints Monsanto heads to the FDA

      -the future cancer victims after Obama’s EPA raises acceptable radiation standards after the Japanese nuclear meltdown


      Or should I say the corporate 1party system 2party system charade?

      Woman’s rights, racial equality, LGBT equality have all been uphill battles that appeared impossible at the start.

      If we can spur an Occupy and Tea Party movement then we can spur an alternative party movement to:
      1) Combat unfair election laws
      2) Combat media bias/media blackout
      3) Educate voters of alternative party options

      How lowly of a single issue voter must you be to buy into this fear-based BS from the LGBT mega groups and LGBT media?

      If you do not have the power to contribute to enabling alternative political parties to topple the 2party system then what makes you think you can attain equality? You DO have the power for both!

      Just as we work to change the minds of anti-equality people, we need to work to change the minds of people who are stuck with the 2-party system blinders on and show them how evil it is to contribute to the 2party system charade…. How evil is it to justify Obama and his acting as GWBs third term.

      Remember: Obama awarded Bush senior a medal, Pelosi said impeachment and investigation of Bush was off the table, and there are still anti-equality Democrats. They’re all cronies working for the 1%.


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      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Buggsy

      @the other Greg: Dude, your predictions are as nutty as when people said Sarah Palin would start WWIII if she was elected VP. Stop believing all the scare tactics the liberal media throws at you, because it only lessens your intelligence when you repeat such absurdities.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg

      @Buggsy: Actually I expect we’d have TWO major, unfunded wars in a Romney administration since Mitt is so sure that Russia is our “No. 1 geopolitical foe,” and his acolytes say that Obama has failed to protect “Czechoslovakia” (which hasn’t existed since 1993) and are sure the “Soviets” are trying to take over Arctic resources. So it’s quite possible we’ll be going to war against a country that hasn’t existed since 1991. You’d think that going to war against a non-existent country might at least be CHEAP, but I’m guessing not. We will probably need more tax cuts to pay for it, like Bush did.

      But I see on the news right now, the Romney folks promise he will balance the budget by 2020!

      Plus, Romney will do all this and bring back DADT too! It’s not like the military is short-handed or anything with all these endless wars, so he can just throw all those pesky, openly gay people out of there.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck

      Romney is wacko, and voting him into office will be worse than voting Bush into office. Obama is the best president we’ve had in decades, and he is the only choice. =] Obama 2012

      Jul 19, 2012 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez

      @the other Greg: Blaming the “job cremators” because they are trying to make a profit is a little extreme. Here is an idea, if you want a job how about you train for an available position. There are many positions available in this country. Hell, many of them are even in the manufacturing section; however, people lack the training for them, and people are to stubborn to retrain or take a job they feel is beneath them.

      It is not the job of the government, or the people that actually work hard for what they have (sometimes upwards of 60-80 hours a week by some “professional” positions) to support those that knocked up their baby mama a 16 and want to live on welfare until their child turns 18.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez

      @jeff4justice: I’m sorry, but I fail to see how Obama should be blamed for drone attacks that killed KNOWN traitors from this country that were in bed with terrorist regimes. The very fact that the ACLU is taking this case is reprehensible. Next they will be back to defending NAMBLA members.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Barefoot Accountant

      I have become very disenchanted with President Barack Obama even though I voted for him in 2008. Obama has failed progressives.

      1. He did not even propose the public option healthcare system: he had campaigned on that system, promising to propose it. (Wikipedia: ”President Barack Obama promoted the idea of the public option while running for election.[3] After becoming President, Obama downplayed the need for a public health insurance option including calling it a “sliver” of health care reform,[4] but had not given up pursuing the idea before the health care reform was passed.[5] The preceding statement is disputed by evidence that the Obama administration had agreed to drop the public option from the final plan in the summer of 2009[6] in a back room deal with representatives of the for-profit hospital lobby[7]“)

      2. He has appointed countless Wall Streeters to his top economic team, failing to appoint labor voices like Robert Reich.

      3. He has bailed out Wall Street instead of Main Street: remember TARP? And then the banks dispensed $6 billion in bonuses in that year to its executives.

      4. He failed to attack the mortgage crisis, leaving an elephant still in our “room”, with one-third of home mortgages now underwater.

      5. He failed to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, doing away with habeous corpus, allowing the government to arrest and detain indefinitely without a trial or hearing.

      6. He agreed to an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich, and on top of that, he agreed to an egregious reduction of the estate taxes on the rich, exempting as much as $10 million from any estate taxes and lowering the estate tax rate down to a ridiculous rate of 35%, when our country has a $15 trillion debt. That alone saved the Walton heirs $17 billion in taxes.

      7. He has failed to indict and imprison any of those banksters involved in all of that fraud on Wall Street from the subprime mortgage, including robo-signing, and selling shit-backed mortgage securities known to be worthless.

      8. He appointed Jeffrey Immelt to head his Jobs Council when GE has been saying “China, China, China,” and shipping all jobs overseas while closing plants here in the US.

      9. President Obama is now considering and proposing to lower the corporate tax rate to 26%, when corporations are not only at a low-time rate of paying taxes but getting billions in tax subsidies from our government and opening up offices on the 19th floor of one building on the Cayman Islands to avoid taxes altogether.

      10. President Obama spoke in favor of PIPA and SOPA, when the internet is the last vestige of free speech and the availability of free information to the general public.

      11. There were no indictments by President Obama of all the contractor fraud reported on by Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul in a Congressional Report released over a year ago. Whenever the rich and big corporations are caught in fraud, Eric Holder adopts a policy of “looking forward”, instead of holding them accountable.

      12. President Obama agreed to the “grand bargain” (thank, God, Boehner did not accept it) to cut over $2 trillion in spending, including social security, medicare, medicaid, and other social safety-net programs merely in return for hypothetical “revenue increases” of $800 billion relying on “dynamic scoring”.

      13. President Obama has done nothing to level the trade treaties, where corporations are shipping labor to Cambodia (22.5 cents per hour), China, Philippines, etc., where labor is paid 25 cents per hour. This is exporting slavery to other countries. Where is the level playing field for Americans?

      14. President Obama in 2009 only proposed $140 billion in infrastructure spending when Paul Krugman and other economists predicted that $1.5 trillion was needed for our economy to recover. And last year only proposed a paltry $108 billion in infrastructure spending.

      15. President Obama praised the recent JOBS Act, which allows corporations to go public and raise capital without audited financial information in their public presentations for the first five years, allowing them to present fictitious numbers and defraud investors?

      16. President Obama has failed to propose the return of Glass-Steagall, separating commercial and investment banking, which will soon plunge us back into another mega-bailout of Wall Street.

      17. President Obama has failed to propose the break up of the big banks and corporations. What ever happened to the Sherman Anti-Trust Act?

      18. President Obama touted a $25 billion robo-signing settlement when a trillion dollars of our pension and retirement funds were stolen.

      19. While campaigning, President Obama promised to put on his walking shoes for labor, but failed to even show up in Wisconsin and walk the picket line against Governor Walker.

      20. President Obama has not declared war on the Supreme Court, as President Roosevelt did, to oppose the corporate/rich posture of Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, and Roberts. Why not take them on?

      21. President Obama has arrested and raided more marijuana users in less than four years than George Bush did in eight years. Why is President Obama proposing cuts to social security, medicare, and medicaid while spending more on marijuana arrests and raids, especially when a majority of Americans are for legalization of pot and for the open sale of marijuana for medical use?

      Time and time again President Obama did not fight the good fight for working Americans, who are losing their jobs, health insurance, homes, dignity, etc.

      I am tired of the lame excuse of how we must vote for Obama because of the Supreme Court. How can anyone believe that Obama would not disappoint progressives on that issue after he failed to undertake a recess appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a position to which she was more entitled to direct than any other American?

      I am done with President Obama.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Barefoot Accountant

      For a more complete list, see Hugh’s list at http://obamascandalslist.blogspot.com/2009/10/table-of-contents.html:

      1. Reneged on pledge to filibuster FISA Amendments Act (July 2008)
      2. Lobbied for $700 billion Paulson TARP bank bailout
      3. Pushed for no sanctions against Lieberman despite his support for John McCain
      4. Nominated healthcare company lobbyist Tom Daschle as Secretary of HHS
      5. Had neoliberal Robert Rubin as his chief economics adviser
      6. Then had the equally neoliberal Larry Summers assume this role
      7. Chose the failing upwards Timothy Geithner to head Treasury
      8. AIG bonuses and money to Goldman under Obama
      9. Doubling down in Afghanistan
      10. Delay and reduction of withdrawal from Iraq
      11. Moving Guantanamo activities to Bagram
      12. Military commissions for some detainees
      13. Support for indefinite detention
      14. Refusal to release torture photos under FOIA
      15. Refusal to investigate and prosecute Bush era criminality
      16. Geithner’s DOA economic rescue programs: the PPIP and TALF
      17. Minimal help for homeowners and no cramdowns
      18. Treatment of Chrysler and GM with bankrupcy compared to bank no fail “stress tests”
      19. Kabuki of TARP repayment by banks while still dependent on government credit lines
      20. Extra-Constitutional use of the Fed by the Executive for fiscal policy
      21. Credit Card bill without usury caps and with 9 month delay for other reforms
      22. Business friendly Mary Schapiro named to head SEC
      23. Gary Gensler who helped deregulate derivatives named to head CFTC
      24. $787 billion stimulus: too little, too late, poorly structured
      25. Use of financial crisis to attack Social Security and Medicare
      26. The great healthcare non-debate
      27. Continued use of state secrets argument in ongoing Bush era cases
      28. Use of signing statements, including one to punish whistleblowers
      29. Vetting process problems, especially tax related ones
      30. Leaving Dawn Johnsen’s nomination to head OLC twisting in the wind
      31. Eric Holder, failure to reform DOJ, not removing worst of Bush USAs
      32. Failure to move against new oil bubble
      33. Retention of Bush Defense team: Gates, Patraeus, and Odierno
      34. Continued missile strikes inside Pakistan
      35. Keeping Bush’s domestic spying programs and adding a new one, cybersecurity
      36. Choice of Elena Kagan who favors expansive Presidential powers as Sollicitor General, her subsequent nomination to the Supreme Court
      37. Leaving EFCA (to help counter anti-union companies) to wither in Congress
      38. Welcoming Arlen Specter who brings nothing to the Democrats into the party
      39. Weak ineffective proposals for financial reform
      40. Obama wanted John Brennan at CIA but settled for making him his counter- terrorism adviser
      41. Chas Freeman with broader Mideast perspective done in by AIPAC
      42. Dennis Blair made DNI; failed to act to stop atrocities in East Timor
      43. Choice of McChrystal involved in torture in Iraq to head Afghanistan command
      44. Obama threat to suspend intelligence cooperation with UK over Binyam Mohamed case
      45. Efforts to keep Bush and Obama White House logs secret
      46. Playing games with “Don’t ask, don’t tell”
      47. Filing a brief to overturn Jackson (access to lawyer) in the Montejo case
      48. Not withdrawing Bush brief in Osborne DNA case
      49. Egregious brief in challenge to Defense of Marriage Act
      50. The Supplemental which made Iraq and Afghanistan Democratic wars
      51. Choice of Rahm Emanuel as the President’s Chief of Staff
      52. Choice of Dennis Ross as Iran envoy and then his move to the White House
      53. Politically embarrassing processes to fill Obama and Clinton’s Senate seats
      54. Choice of Bill Richardson, then Judd Gregg to head Commerce Department
      55. Reneging on pledge to re-negotiate NAFTA
      56. Obama’s throwing his pastor Jeremiah Wright to the curb, then reaching out to religious conservative Rick Warren
      57. Continued challenges to habeas corpus petitions over indefinite detention, the Janko case
      58. The Obama White House website
      59. Continuing an ineffective program that Iran can exploit politically
      60. Going slow on climate change when there is no time to
      61. Not withdrawing a Bush-era amicus brief in the Ricci v. DeStefano reverse discrimination case and supporting a rollback of Title VII
      62. Appointment of a CIA General Counsel who doesn’t know if waterboarding is torture
      63. Appointment of a DNI General Counsel who doesn’t know if waterboarding is torture
      64. CIA delay in a FOIA request concerning torture
      65. The influence of Goldman Sachs in the Obama Administration
      66. Attempt to keep secret the Cheney interview on the Plame affair
      67. Mountaintop removal under Obama
      68. Attempt to restrict Congressional notification on intelligence matters
      69. Opposition to a second stimulus
      70. Another egregious attempt to fight a habeas corpus petition in the Jawad case
      71. Continuing charter schools and standardized tests
      72. Holder’s decision to support a weak, narrow review of torture
      73. Re-appointment of Ben Bernanke as Fed Chairman
      74. Continuing renditions
      75. Politically dubious company was used to vet reporters in Afghanistan
      76. Judge vetoes a too weak SEC plea bargain with Bank of America
      77. Justice’s argument for making Bagram a new Guantanamo, the al Maqaleh case
      78. Defense to turn over databases to poorly controlled fusion centers
      79. Obama changes but keeps Bush’s Star Wars program
      80. Failure to win an Israeli freeze on settlements
      81. White House refuses to back its own staffer environmentalist Van Jones
      82. Politicized US Attorney in the Siegelman case cleared by Office of Special Counsel
      83. Criticism of Iranian nuclear program; support of Israeli nuclear weapons
      84. Support for a weakened reporter’s shield law
      85. Use of the Zazi case to retain broad Patriot Act surveillance provisions
      86. Wilner v. NSA, continuing the coverup of warrantless surveillance of communications between attorneys and detainees
      87. Attempt to spike the Goldstone report on Israeli-Hamas war crimes in Gaza
      88. Slowness in filling federal judgeships
      89. Inadequate aid to overwhelmed state budgets
      90. Attempting to dodge the Supreme Court deciding whether innocent Guantanamo detainees can be resettled in the US
      91. Allowing drilling in the waters off the north coast of Alaska
      92. Keeping detainee accounts of CIA torture secret
      93. Current FBI manual allows for widespread domestic spying
      94. Securitization invalidates most foreclosures
      95. Geithner wanting unlimited powers to save large banks
      96. Another state secrets defense to conceal domestic spying
      97. Circuit Court dismissal of Maher Arar suit
      98. Weakening Sarbanes-Oxley and calling it financial reform
      99. Unemployment
      100. Inspector General for Fannie and Freddie ousted for investigating fraud
      101. Gaming courts to convict Guantanamo detainees
      102. White House counsel removed for his principled stands on torture and Guantanamo
      103. US seizes mosques claiming Iranian connection
      104. Howard Dean removed as head of the DNC
      105. Scientist with close ties to Monsanto put in charge of all governmental agricultural research
      106. Pesticide lobbyist nominated as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for trade
      107. Effort to let some government contractors avoid paying taxes
      108. A bad US Attorney nomination for Northern Iowa
      109. Hunger in America
      110. The breast cancer recommendations fiasco
      111. Ongoing confusion and disorganization in the military commissions process
      112. Phillip Carter another official in closing Guantanamo resigns
      113. Refusal to sign anti-land mine treaty
      114. The Ghizzawi case and the legal limbo of “cleared for release”
      115. Black prisons at Balad and Bagram
      116. Delay in declassifying historic documents
      117. Max Baucus’ conflicts of interest in healthcare and with his girlfriend
      118. Major security breach at a White House party and a ridiculous assertion of “executive privilege”
      119. Dana “Pig Missile” Perino nominated to the Broadcasting Board of Governors
      120. Cass Sunstein, an anti-regulator in a regulatory position
      121. Warrantless for profit electronic surveillance by telecoms and search engines
      122. The government sides with torture lawyer John Yoo and attacks Bevins actions again
      123. The TSA publishes its security manual online
      124. Toxic legal arguments in al Zahrani v. Rumsfeld, yet another Bevins action
      125. The Nobel Peace Prize and a neocon acceptance speech
      126. Blackwater’s involvement in military and CIA assassination and drone programs
      127. Congressional Research Service censorship in the firing of Morris Davis
      128. AIG writes off $25 billion in debt and sticks taxpayers with the bill
      129. The Administration plays hardball to kill an amendment that would lower drug costs
      130. A poorly considered blank check to Fannie and Freddie
      131. Continuing a Bush botch in the Nisoor Square massacre case
      132. Jonathan Gruber, a major defender of Obamacare was also a paid consultant for it
      133. A Geithner related cover up of the AIG at par payments on swaps
      134. Adoption of stealth signing statements
      135. al Bihani, more bad legal reasoning in another Guantanamo habeas case
      136. Cutting Medicare and Social Security by deficit commission proposed
      137. A 3 year non-freeze budget freeze proposed
      138. NASA flights privatized
      139. OPR report on Yoo and Bybee watered down and its relation to the Padilla case
      140. Government targeting of US citizens for assassination
      141. Abuse of informants by ICE agents
      142. Obama leaves Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board empty
      143. Obama backs firing of teachers in Rhode Island
      144. Irish human rights advocate Edward Horgan has US visa pulled
      145. Threatened veto of 2010 Intelligence Authorization Act over Congressional notifications
      146. Obama Administration intimidation of whistleblowing site: wikileaks
      147. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to ignore science on endangered species
      148. Senate vacation more important than jobless benefits
      149. Government seeks to compel turnover of emails without a warrant
      150. Obama goes after an NSA whistleblower: the Thomas Drake case
      151. Obama goes after a CIA whistleblower: the James Risen case
      152. Weakening Miranda rights in national security cases
      153. Advocating the privatizing of public housing
      154. Another step in making Bagram the new Guantanamo, the al Maqaleh case, the appeals court edition
      155. Massey mining disaster, 29 die because of corporate greed and poor regulation
      156. Obama proposal for a line item veto
      157. A military commander allowed to use military forces for intelligence operations without Presidential approval
      158. Political pandering in sending 1200 National Guardsmen to the Southwest border
      159. A sad record on resisting Guantanamo habeas petitions
      160. Israel attacks an aid convoy for Gaza; Obama punts
      161. A further erosion of Miranda: Berghius v. Thompkins
      162. Naming James Clapper, a Bush appointee, to be the next DNI
      163. DOJ seeks to protect Vatican in sex abuse scandal
      164. Yahya Wehelie, an American exiled without charge
      165. Failure to replace National Labor Relations Board members means hundreds of decisions must be reviewed
      166. SCOTUS opts for overly broad definition of material support to terrorist groups
      167. Speaker Pelosi backstabs Social Security
      168. Complaints by government scientists of political interference at Bush era levels
      169. Flip flop on free trade agreement with Colombia
      170. SEC declares major victory but lets Goldman off easy
      171. Private contracting of intelligence continues under Obama
      172. Two Guantanamo prisoners to be deported back to Algeria against their will
      173. The Shirley Sherrod affair: trumped up charges of racism and a bungled response 174. Whitewash report on Bush era US Attorney firings
      175. Despite its record, Blackwater still gets big US government contracts
      176. Wikileaks releases government files showing Pakistan involvement with Taliban and admission that things are going poorly in Afghanistan
      177. Obama seeks to get access to everyone’s web histories without a court order
      178. Teacher funding sacrificed to keep Education Secretary Arne Duncan happy
      179. State’s top Iran hand resigns over Obama’s Iran policy
      180. Citizens United: validation of unlimited corporate political funding
      181. Push to expand US arms sales around the world
      182. Project Vigilant, Infragard and “volunteer” corporate spying for the government
      183. Obama’s approval hits Bush levels in Arab world
      184. Effort to pre-empt state environmental lawsuits involving green house gases
      185. Justice’s Anti-trust division asleep at the wheel
      186. Kagan’s recusals render her even more ineffective on the Supreme Court
      187. Poverty level highest since 1994
      188. Courts run interference for corporate violators of international law
      189. Warren named to set up but not to run Consumer Financial Protection Board
      190. Chief economic adviser Larry Summers leaves; Obama looks for someone even more pro-business to replace him
      191. DOJ IG report goes soft on Bush era surveillance against peace groups and other activists; meanwhile the Obama Administration conducts raids against similar groups
      192. Move to put backdoors in the internet to facilitate spying and more requirements on banks on international money transfers of any size
      193. HHS Secretary Sebelius delays for at least two years required insurance coverage for contraception
      194. Americans on Medicaid increased to 48.5 million in 2009
      195. Big home lenders suspend foreclosures as their documentation gets challenged in court
      196. HR 3808, a bill passed by Congress, to facilitate the acceptance of false documentation by banks in foreclosure proceedings
      197. ICE raids and deportations increase under Obama
      198. Social Security COLA frozen for second straight year; no action taken
      199. Waivers for military aid to countries with child soldiers
      200. Big and deserved losses in the 2010 elections
      201. 42 million Americans on food stamps at the end of FY 2010
      202. No indictments for those involved in the CIA destruction of the torture tapes
      203. The Bowles-Simpson Cat Food Commission proposals
      204. $3 billion in aid for Israel for a 90 day settlement freeze
      205. No change in Democratic Congressional leadership after 2010 election disaster
      206. Forced proselytizing still prevalent at US Air Force Academy
      207. TSA harassment and violation of the 4th Amendment
      208. More TSA idiocy: full body scans and invasive pat downs
      209. The response to the 2009 coup in Honduras
      210. Use of diplomatic personnel to spy at the UN
      211. Fed proposes rule change to Truth in Lending Act to protect bank fraud
      212. FCC head Genachowski takes an axe to net neutrality
      213. Lieberman and Amazon.com seek to censor wikileaks
      214. Pressuring the Spanish government into dropping torture prosecutions against 6 high level Bush officials
      215. Neoliberal free trade deal with South Korea at a time of high unemployment
      216. Hamfisted banning access to wikileaks by government departments
      217. Massive screwup in printing $100 bills
      218. Extending tax cuts for the rich in a poor compromise on jobless benefits
      219. Dancing boys of Afghanistan paid for by US contractor Dyncorp
      220. EPA backtracks on smog standards
      221. Former OMB director Peter Orszag goes to Citigroup
      222. Obama breaks the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to supply Israel with nuclear fuel
      223. DREAM Act for children of illegal immigrants done in by Senate Democrats
      224. DOJ drops investigations of corrupt members of Congress
      225. The FBI’s Guardian database, another useless, intrusive surveillance program
      226. Pentagon weakens rules on contractor conflicts of interest
      227. Investigation by state Attorney Generals into foreclosuregate: no criminal charges
      228. Obama names Mr. NAFTA Bill Daley as his new Chief of Staff
      229. Obama names neoliberal free trader Gene Sperling to replace Larry Summers
      230. Executive Order to make regulations more business-friendly
      231. Gulet Mohamed: Detention and torture of US citizens by proxy
      232. Nelson v. NASA: government can demand intrusive, unnecessary information about its employees
      233. Choice of GE’s outsourcing CEO Jeffrey Immelt as Obama’s Jobs Czar
      234. Failure to weaken or eliminate the filibuster
      235. Corporate targeting of Wikileaks and liberal organizations
      236. Reaction to the popular revolution in Egypt
      237. HHS Secretary Sebelius helps states cut Medicaid rolls and funding
      238. Petraeus accuses parents not US attacks for burns to children in Afghanistan
      239. US general in Afghanistan sets up illegal propaganda program targeting Americans
      240. Obama plans to devastate small block grants program for the poor
      241. Silence on the Wisconsin labor protests
      242. Former Senator Christopher Dodd quickly becomes lobbyist after promising not to
      243. Obama reinstitutes sham review tribunals at Guantanamo
      244. DOJ colludes with Bush era official Scott Bloch to keep him out of jail
      245. The treatment of Bradley Manning
      246. State Department spokesman PJ Crowley forced to resign over Manning comments
      247. Massive conflicts of interest in David Stevens at HUD and soon to be head of main lobbying group for the mortgage industry
      248. Mild reaction to bloody anti-democratic repression in Bahrain and Yemen
      249. Torture psychologist appointed to White House task force
      250. FBI program which allows them to investigate anyone doesn’t work (surprise)
      251. In his Libya war, Obama has completed the unconstitutional process of Presidents’ usurpation of Congress’ power to make war
      252. Obama accepts award for transparency in secret
      253. Democrats create PACs to receive unlimited contributions from anonymous donors 254. 2011 government shutdown threat as Shock Doctrine
      254. The 2011 “great” biprtisan budget deal
      255. The OCC deal to cover for banks in foreclosuregate
      256. Reshuffling neocons at DOD and the CIA
      257. Leak of Detainee Assessments shines light on the weakness of cases against many Guantanamo inmates
      258. Geithner shields foreign exchange derivatives from Dodd-Frank regulation
      259. Crazy new application for some US passports
      260. DOJ wants SCOTUS to allow for GPS tracking without a warrant
      261. An industry stacked panel to study fracking
      262. SCOTUS attacks small claim class actions
      263. SCOTUS okays fraud in financial presentations
      264. SCOTUS attacks large class actions and Title VII
      265. DOJ’s non-investigation of torture produces few results
      266. Department of State threatens participants of Gaza flotilla with terrorism charges
      267. Detainees now held on ships to avoid judicial scrutiny
      268. CIA operating a black site prison in Somalia
      269. SCOTUS and DC Appeals Court torpedoing detainee habeas petitions
      270. SCOTUS greatly expands warrantless searches; Obama DOJ approves
      271. Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after the 2011 spike in gasoline prices
      272. Christine Varney, head of DOJ Anti-Trust Division, goes to law firm that had case before her
      273. Senseless 2011 debt ceiling crisis, budget cutting, and attacks on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
      274. TSA closes US airspace to Mexican human rights activist
      275. DHS guts its unit monitoring right wing terrorism in US
      276. “Recovery” benefited corporations, not workers
      277. Harassment of a government scientist Charles Monett because his work clashes with drilling in the Arctic
      278. African Americans and Hispanic wealth took hardest hit from financial crises
      279. Cass Sunstein sitting on labor rules to protect child workers
      280. Oil leasing in Gulf resumes
      281. Administration pressures NY AG Schneiderman to go along with bogus mortgage settlement
      282. DOJ dumps responsibility for its bungled gun running sting on handy US Attorney
      283. US ranks 41st in the world in infant mortality
      284. White House engages in selective prosecution of Dan Choi over DADT protest
      285. COBRA extension ditched
      286. Obama spikes EPA ozone limits
      287. 2011 Obama fictional jobs plan
      288. Contractors cost twice as much as unionized federal workers doing the same work
      289. New EPA greenhouse gas limits also being drawn out
      290. CFTC proposes ineffectual limits on commodity speculation
      291. State Department targets career officer Peter Van Buren for writing critical book
      292. Secret Law and the OLC legal justification for killing a US citizen abroad
      293. US incomes fall more after recession than during it
      294. Another Afghanistan fail: torture rampant in Afghan prisons
      295. Bank of America dumps derivative exposure on to the FDIC with Fed approval
      296. New rule to legitimize government lying in response to FOIA requests
      297. Cronyism and the Keystone XL pipeline
      298. Despite pledge, Obama still taking money from lobbyists
      299. Secure Communities and deportation as a business
      300. The Occupy movement and the attacks upon it
      301. DOJ prosecuting financial fraud at the lowest rate in 20 years
      302. US stops funding of UNESCO
      303. 42% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck
      304. The Post Office facing cuts because of unnecessary prefunding mandates
      305. Arab Spring and allowing Orthrodox Islam to take power in Egypt.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      Jeff4Justice and Barefoot Accountant are the same person. Just sayin.’ He freeps all political Queerty stories with cut and pasting of nonsense.

      Vote 3rd party, Roseanne has a chance, yeah!

      Jul 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @Barefoot Accountant: Stop cutting and pasting, you loon.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vic

      I’m just waiting for the 3rd alias, “GOProudest” to tell us why devolving by Mitt is really better for LGBTs than Obama’s evolving. DADT repeal, Matthew Shepherd Act, & support for Marriage Equality and ENDA actually isn’t as good as wanting a Constitutional Amendment against us. These people are Michele Bachman level cray cray. LOL.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Daez: Known traitors? BS!! Tons of innocent people have been killed in the drone attacks including children.

      They can do targeted assassination as show in the movie with real Navy Seals “Act of Valor.”

      I’m supposed to believe that the threat of imminent catastrophe has happened hundreds of times to justify drone attacks?

      Also, you’re cool with no jury, no trial when US citizens are killed? Insane.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Truth Wins: I guess you and I are also the same person too since by your account we’re on the same stories.

      We are not the same person but if we were the truth would still be the truth.

      The truth loses when people like you are in willful derail.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vic

      @jeff4justice: Ok, your first point was incoherent. Anyhoo, I’m with ya man. Everybody should send money to Bernie Sanders, the only third party candidate in national office today!

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Vic: And why is Obama better than Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson or Gary Johnson?

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck

      We might as well consider this a dead link. Jeff4Justice/Barefoot Accountant/GOProudest will attack anyone who disagrees with it and cut and paste a bunch of nonsense. I particularly enjoyed the personal attach about a dildo the last time he/she/it did this. How can so much hate be in one person? Who cares, but we shouldn’t take them seriously.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Barefoot Accountant: Thanks for reminding them.

      Sadly many people like to conform, be popular, be willfully ignorant and be politically lazy rather than do the right thing.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vic

      @jeff4justice: Gary Johnson dropped out. The others aren’t on the ballot in my state. Send money to Roseanne and Bernie Sanders today!

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @jeff4justice: Talking to yourself is the first sign of insanity.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      I wonder if all the hate in Jeff4Justice/Barefoot Accountant/GOProudest is equal to the hate in Marsha Blackburn and Jean Schmidt. Well, if we can hot 150 comments again, then we know it is!

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      Before any conservative or crazy person like Jeff4Justice/Barefoot Accountant/GOProudest says anything, shout out loud, “It’s the end of freedom!” Either they’ll live up to their own insanity or they will fall short in which case they will prove to themselves that they are not a true American. Anybody want your taxes done by Barefoot Accountant? I hear he moves his lips when he reads.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck

      We haven’t had any long, incoherent lists cut and pasted as if they were comments in awhile, I’m sure Jeff4Justice/Barefoot Accountant/GOProudest will remedy that in a moment. Anxiously awaiting :)

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @jeff4justice: Whoah. I’m the same person as me because I call you on your sad, pathetic freeping/list pasting. Well, yes I am the same Truth Wins that called you out on the other thread. Wow, does that pass for thought in your redneck exurb?

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Well Healed Accountant

      Barefoot Accountant is not an accountant. We had to fire her for cutting and posting long, incoherent lists about a 3rd party or something. FYI, Orly Tates thinks she’s insane.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101

      Gotta love the 3rd party promoters. Anytime you ask a 3rd party promoter to name a viable candidate that can win an election all they do is go off on how bad Obama and the two party system has been bad for America. Quite a funny bunch.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @tjr101: Exactly. It’s almost as if they know the GOP is so bad on every LGBT issue and the Dems are sponsors of every pro-LGBT issue so they are trying to diminish the impact of our vote or something. Kinda like what they’re doing to blacks and Hispanics in Florida. One might think that one of their aliases is GOProud. Oh, that’s right. It is.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck

      Since either a Republican or a Democrat will be the next president, if your only idea to improve the economy is: “Do what George W. Bush did” then go with the other guy.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      We must end Medicare to provide more tax cuts for billionaires so that said billionaires can afford their dancing horses. -GOP

      Jul 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Truth Wins: Aw sticks and stones.

      When you have no way to justify your Obama worship and 2party system intelligence I can understated how you have to resort to petty name calling. And if I am insane why are you spending time engaging with me?

      I know if must hurt you to know you support an illusion of democracy. I know it must hurt to know how Obama has acted as GWBs third term in so many ways.

      You love you some NDAA? You love you some war? You love you some attack on internet freedom from both parties? You love you some kids being blown apart by drone attacks? You love you some Monsanto? Love you some Japanese radiation? Love you some drug war victims?

      What a humanitarian.

      Oh well. At least my vote will cancel yours out.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @jeff4justice: Your vote would only cancel mine out if you are not voting 3rd party as you pretend to be but vote for Romney. Thanks for reveling your true self again. Fool.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      Once again, you resort to petty name calling and diversion becuase you cannot defend the 2party system you blindly follow.

      Thanks for revealing how you willfully ignore Obama’s killing US citizens including a Coronado teen with no trial no jury, his unconstitutional wars in places like Libya, his keeping Tantamount Bay open where teens are tortured, his Justice Departments attack on medial marijuana users, his EPA’s raising of acceptable radiation limits after the Japanese nuclear meltdown, his appointing Monsanto heads to the FDA, the bipartisan attack on internet freedom, the spike in troops committing suicide, the 50% in Americans in poverty.

      God bless the USA. God bless the LGBT media and mega groups that ignore Obama’s evils and willfully ignore the alternative party options the same way the ignored Democrats Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich.

      What has been your proudest 2party system moment:

      Nancy Pelosi saying Bush impeachment was off the table?
      Obama refusing to investigate the Bush war crimes?
      Obama giving a Presidential medal to Bush senior?
      Dennis Kucinich being thrown under the bus by the Dems after he tried to impeach Obama?

      Jul 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @jeff4justice: Pardon me. Guantanamo Bay.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @jeff4justice: Take off the tin had and breath. Just breath. You’re not helping your argument with crazy conspiracy posts like that. Better you should just go back to posting inane lists under ‘Barefoot Accountant’ handle.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @jeff4justice: I agree with you that Bush should have been prosecuted and Poppi Bush did not deserve a medal. But don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @jeff4justice: Yeah you know the 2party system is wrong.

      Bushs’ crimes are bad but you refer to calling out Obama’s evils out as a tin hat conspiracy.

      Again: You love you some NDAA? You love you some war? You love you some attack on internet freedom from both parties? You love you some kids being blown apart by drone attacks? You love you some Monsanto? Love you some Japanese radiation? Love you some drug war victims?

      But I know, to your lazy ass these are conspiracies even though this is mainstream news.


      I dedicate this song to you:

      Got up this morning things weren’t working right
      I said i wanna make a change I said I wanna fight
      Obama walked up and said yes we can
      I said i wanna ride your nuts cause I think your the man

      Now I’m dick riding.
      Obama Obama.
      Now I’m dick riding.
      Obama Obama
      Now I’m dick riding.
      Obama Obama

      Dick riding for tomorrow
      Dick riding for today
      Dick riding for the straight
      Dick riding for the gay
      Dick riding for America
      Dick riding for Iraq
      It’s ok to ride that dick just as long as it’s Baracks
      And now were dick riding dick riding


      Jul 20, 2012 at 1:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      @jeff4justice: Replying to yourself? Come on dude. Quit proving my points.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 1:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patsy Stoned

      Truth Wins is right – every Romney story brings out the whacko morons. Why don’t these “third party” people start at lower levels of government? Representatives, Governors, Senators even. No, they jump right to Presidential elections. Might be because they are all Romney shills. Two party system isn’t ideal, but a Romney presidency is unthinkable. And these “alternate party” types have NEVER been able to parlay that into anything other than a waste of a vote.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 1:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Patsy Stoned: By the standards of Truth Wins you’re the same person.

      Notice as usual people like you have no defense of Obama’s evils other than Romney is bad + anti-LGBT.

      So by this standard you must love Dick Cheney since he’s ok with gay marriage too. Maybe Obama can give him a medal too.

      What makes you think alternative party candidate do not try to win local elections? They do run local candidates. I know the 1party system corporately controlled media does not explain to people like you that the 2party system charade creates unfair election laws hindering alternative party ballot access, the media often only refers to alternatives in a derogatory context (the same way the treated Democrats Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich when they ran), and most voters are too stupid and lazy to know who they are since the media blacks out alternative party candidates.

      Thinking there is no way better than the 2party system is as moronic as people who think marriage = 1 man, 1 woman since that’s the way it’s always been.

      What to you to to help get out of the 2party system tyranny?

      Gay Democrats who defend Obama’s evils are no better than Log Cabin Republicans who justify their party’s evils. How you’re so self righteous in thinking you’re better by voting for a gay friendly warmonger is amazing.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hassia

      @jeff4justice: you need a hug.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 2:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @hassia: Love is a basic human need ; )

      Noam Chomsky – The Political 1party system in the USA

      The United States Has Essentially a One-Party System

      Jul 20, 2012 at 3:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Truth Wins

      The reason we know that Jeff4Justice/Barefoot Accountant/GOProudest are the same person is because after a thread had been dead for a week, each of those aliases replied in neat, 2 minutes of each other, all making the same points and attacking anyone who disagreed with he/she/it.

      Jul 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      I am calling to the Israeli, govenment to stop the IDIOT Romney, intering Israel. The state of Israel, is for Jews, not fucking Christian.

      Jul 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      @Barefoot Accountant: Man don`t worry about a thing! we will exterminate you in concentration camp ASAP:

      Jul 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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