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Republicans … say one thing and continute to do another on the floor of Congress


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just another rant …

The 113th Congress is gone and it should be noted that they were session fewer days than the people they seemed to keep voting against …some Republicans call lazy and yep the nonsense continued with the 114th Congress and now here we are with the 115th Congress.  We are being govern by a guy with no political experience true form has said a lot done little though the executive orders he once hated are coming at We the People hard and doing damage. This trifecta is now capable of slashing burning cutting holding secret deals lest we understand accept that talk is not only cheap … it is being manipulated and so is the truth oh wait … all this ish is already going on and we are only 40days into this … sigh

It should make Americans all wonder if $175K for members of Congress is just too much for about 126 days of work per year?

Yes, breathe in slowly then slowly release your breath … be still, then repeat the process when needed as insanity in the News, and Politics begins They certainly act like it every time they get a chance to be on cable TV.

Congress, led by republicans continue to say one thing while planning takedowns in secret rooms have tossed their title of Public Servant down the nearest sewer.  I wonder how we will ever pass VRA, immigration reform and other bills For Americans when a good faith effort is kept off the floor of Congress because of those added poison pill amendments.  Again, how childish and how tough is it to understand the Republican Party needs to be more inclusive, though trust, respect and future votes are not seasonal or easily earned nor should they be. It makes a voter wonder, can Republicans stop flip-flopping for just a minute so Congress can get the People’s business done.  Yet, the tantrums continue. Okay, stop and take a deep breath as the talking points meme disguised as debates, votes and amendments begin on the floor of Congress.

If you listen to Republicans, they act; remember (act) like they plan to be in bipartisan mode but they have shown themselves to be less than trustworthy less than bipartisan and their votes … proof of how they actually feel cannot be denied or overlooked.

Yes, Congress has taken the time to bring issues such as Student Loan Rates Gun Safety Immigration to the floor of Congress and all connected to jobs. It is important to call your member of Congress because the Republican tactic to stall or quietly throw poison pills in amendments is happening right this very moment. I ask you to please call your member of Congress and tell them to pass a Climate Change bill, respect reproductive rights, VRA, immigration reform and pass #theAmericansJOBsACT, as all Americans need a path toward Stability not Austerity, which is what Republicans seem to keep pushing.

I want America to wake up, push back, and demand all members of Congress do the People’s business

#MidtermsMatter

Republicans see themselves as stewards of the purse strings in the House of Representatives and they are, but it does not give them the right to toss #WeThePeople who as taxpayers give them a salary and great government healthcare out to fend for ourselves.

#Midterms will decide what kind of life we all want our next generation to navigate through … please take the time to understand who is causing America to decline  … The House holds the American #PurseStrings which is why the #FlintRescueAid, Infrastructure, Budget among a large list have been held hostage

They fought for our vote


NAACP
Just over 50 years ago, African-Americans made up 45% of Mississippi’s population, but fewer than 7% of  Mississippians were registered to vote.In June of 1964, civil rights groups came together to kick off Freedom Summer, a 10-week campaign to dramatically increase the number of registered black voters in the state. More than 1,000 volunteers of all races and colors, from all over the nation, traveled to Mississippi to do this important work.While there, youth volunteers and their black Mississippian supporters suffered unimaginable levels of vitriol and violence, but they did not stop fighting for what was right. In the end, Freedom Summer emerged as a defining moment in the civil rights movement, pushing our country one step closer to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.The best way we can honor the work, bravery, and sacrifice of the Freedom Summer volunteers is to exercise the right they fought for so diligently.Honor the mission of Freedom Summer by pledging to vote in this year’s midterm election.

Pledge to vote in November
The extremely low levels of black voter registration in the South were fueled by generations of discriminatory elections practices. States were legally able to hold whites-only primaries, collect poll taxes, and administer literacy tests. When legal barriers weren’t enough, lynchings and bombings—threats and fulfilled promises—kept even more African-Americans away from the polls.

Fifty years later, legislators are attempting to take us back toward 1964, weakening the VRA, making it ever harder for the poor and people of color to have their voices heard at the polls.

Don’t allow these lawmakers to roll back history. They can only win and keep their seats in office when people like you and I stay home during midterm elections.

Raise your voice against those who seek to violate civil rights and human rights. Make a pledge to vote this November:

http://action.naacp.org/My-Vote-2014

In solidarity,

Lorraine C. Miller
Interim President and CEO
NAACP

 

A Whiter Shade of Fail


By CAP Action War Room

The House GOP’s Epic Miscalculation

“A whiter shade of fail,” is how Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman described the latest efforts to deny the numerical and political reality that the GOP is in “a demographic death spiral,” as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) put it, unless the party gets behind comprehensive immigration reform in order to help get right by Asian and Latino voters.

It’s clear that some House Republicans are looking for an excuse, any excuse really, to get out of passing immigration reform with a pathway to earned citizenship. Some say they don’t have many Latinos in their gerrymandered conservative districts, so there’s no personal political benefit to them but there is potential political risk in the form of a primary from the right. Others, however, have seized on a recent analysis that purported to show that the GOP doesn’t actually need to improve its standing among minority voters if it simply manages to magically find and turn out “missing white voters.” And voila, there’s an excuse for the GOP to continue the status quo of alienating nearly every demographic segment outside of its increasingly old, increasingly white base.

Unfortunately for the GOP, this analysis was all wrong. In a post entitled, “No, Republicans, ‘Missing’ White Voters Won’t Save You,” Alan Abramowitz and Ruy Teixeira run through the numbers explaining just how wrong this “missing white voter” theory is. You should read the whole thing, but here’s their conclusion:

So: GOP phone home! Your missing white voters have been found, and it turns out they weren’t really missing. They were simply sitting out a relatively low turnout election along with a large number of their minority counterparts. They may be back next time if it’s a higher turnout election — but then again so will a lot of minority voters. Bottom line: your demographic dilemma remains the same. The mix of voters is changing fast to your disadvantage and there is no cavalry of white voters waiting in the wings to rescue you.

The New Republic’s Nate Cohn offers additional analysis underscoring that there is no easy way out of the GOP’s demographic dilemma. Indeed, he writes that since the GOP’s gains among white voters have been concentrated in the South and Appalachia, not battleground states, current trends among white voters actually “would cement the Democratic edge in the Electoral College.” Cohn concludes, “the GOP has a tough road ahead.”

Finally, a new round of polls out today shows that voters want immigration to be addressed this year and that several House Republicans in swing districts could face a serious voter backlash if immigration reform fails.

BOTTOM LINE: There’s no easy way out for the GOP. If House Republicans decide to kill immigration reform with a pathway to earned citizenship, their chances of staying a national party with the possibility of winning the White House are likely to die along with it.

Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed

No governing, only sabotage.

The GOP’s number on obstruction is about to be up.

Georgia is set to ignore the Constitution and execute an intellectually disabled man anyway.

State troopers forcibly remove Texas woman during epic testimony on anti-abortion bill.

Over 60 abortion rights activists arrested yesterday during North Carolina’s Moral Monday protest.

Company advertises bleeding shoot-a-gun-control-lobbyist target with photo of an actual gun massacre victim.

GOP governor: Pregnant women and breast cancer patients are free health care moochers.

Hedge funder writes op-ed accusing homeless shelter volunteers of being the real cause of homelessness.

The sequester is still hurting families and children across the country.

Is Your Kid More Important Than a Submarine?


By ThinkProgress War Room

How the Sequester Will Hit Women & Children

The damaging across the board cuts set to go into effect in just two days will harm the economy, kill 750,000 jobs, and cause pain to people in communities across the country. Worse yet, it will disproportionately impact women and children.

Take a look at this ThinkProgress infographic to see how much we’re going to have to cut from programs that benefit women.

Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed

President Clinton on the importance of the Voting Rights Act.

Republicans find one spending cut to be outraged about.

Elizabeth Warren is just getting started.

Behold the conservative movement’s information disadvantage, Chuck Hagel edition.

Justice Scalia’s shocking comments about voting rights.

Police chief embarrasses Lindsey Graham at gun hearing.

More on Ted Cruz’s misbegotten red scare.

A new year, a new unelectable GOP senate candidate?

The Arctic Ocean gets a temporary reprieve from dangerous drilling.

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We can’t have an energy strategy for the last century that traps us in the past. We need an energy strategy for the future — an all-of-the-above strategy for the 21st century that develops every source of American-made energy.” – President Barack Obama, March 15, 2012