This thread is becoming a popular one and gives me a wealth of stupidity from which I can write and inform.
As usual the mouth from the past has once again showing his racism as well as his ignorance…that person is Rick Santorum…….
Native Americans aren’t the only people angry at Rick Santorum over remarks belittling their contribution to American culture—and their very existence before the arrival of European settlers. The former Republican senator told a conservative youth group Friday that in contrast to countries like Italy or China, American culture had started with a “blank slate.” “We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here,” he told the Young America’s Foundation group, per Business Insider. “I mean, yes we have Native Americans but candidly there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture.” America, he said, is unique because it was “born of the people who came here pursuing religious liberty to practice their faith.”
Critics denounced Santorum’s comments and urged CNN to fire him from his role as a senior political commentator, reports the Hill. Santorum’s critics included fellow conservative Meghan McCain, Deadline reports. “You should really educate yourself Rick—go visit the incredible Navajo nation in Arizona,” the View co-host tweeted. “You also owe every Native American in this country a sincere apology for this garbage.” There has been no comment yet from CNN or from Santorum’s Patriot Voices organization.
Holding true Repub ideals….he keeps the crap flowing and feeds the racism that has taken over the GOP in the past years.
Santorum is an idiot….as soon as CNN realize it the sooner we can be rid of this lying d/bag.
Interesting the more racist an organization the more ‘patriotic’ the name sounds…..
The news these days is of course Covid and then voter suppression being attempted by many states.
The GOP in the states have been buying into the “Big Lie” of voter fraud for decades…..now that they control so many state legislatures they have set about voter suppression under the guise of eliminating voter fraud (a unsubstantiated claim)….but the elimination of voter fraud (if we ever prove the claim) is easy to stop …….
Republicans care a whole lot about election security these days. Fueled in part by the “Big Lie,” the baseless claim that there was widespread fraud in last year’s election, Republican lawmakers around the country have made an aggressive push to pass new laws to prevent what they saw as a nightmare scenario from happening again. While the motivation to improve election security is spurious, the ostensible goal isn’t — everyone would agree that a secure election is important for democracy. Experts say there’s one very effective way for state legislatures to make the voting process more secure: pass legislation to update voting machines. But instead of prioritizing this effort, many Republicans are instead focused on limiting voter access.
“It would be terrific to see the focus on election security lead to more investments in better, more trustworthy systems,” said Mark Lindeman, co-director of Verified Voting, a nonpartisan election security organization.
The gold standard for voting security is hand-marked paper ballots, according to security experts. That’s because a paper ballot eliminates the risk of technical difficulties or certain kinds of malicious acts (think hacking) that could change or destroy your vote, and any concerns can be addressed with a recount. Because of that, most states currently use hand-marked paper ballots or have voting machines that generate paper records for verification.
Joe Biden has been in office at his job for 100 days….IST would like to take a look at those first days…..
I did not vote for Biden but I will say that so far I approve of his attempts….but that does not mean these policies will become the law of the land.
What has Biden been doing for these first days of his administration….
Biden approval rating via Fox poll: 95% Democrats 86% Black 72% Hispanic 67% under 35 yrs 63% suburban women 59% women 54% all voters 52% White college 48% men 46% White 46% over 65 yrs 42% independents 41% White non-college 34% White rural 33% White evangelicals 14%
Great numbers for his first 100 days….
Let’s take a look at the Biden agenda….
end the pandemic and ensure the success of the vaccination program–this is progressing nicely over 250 million pokes have been administered….and the nation is coming out of their masks slowly but securely.
full recovery and jobs growth for the economy…the economy is doing well and job growth is slow but steady7.
racial justice and voting rights….this is in progress but I am not optimistic whatsoever.
climate change and green energy job creation….a work in progress but another policy that I fear will not go anywhere.
completing Obamacare and ensuring access to a “public option” for health insurance coverage…this does little but make the health industry make obscene profits at the expense of Americans.
immigration reform and a path to citizenship for the “Dreamers”….slow progress but the border is a mess that needs a solution.
“Build back better” America’s infrastructure: roads, bridges, railroads, airports, electricity grids, water supplies….a great idea but has push back from Repubs and Manchin and Sinema both Dems…..so this will be little help for our aging infrastructure.
gun control……minor teaks is the best he will do from this day forward.
Biden has called for “unity”….this is laughable at best…..not one Repub has signed on the assistance to Americans instead they hold with voter fraud, voter suppression, gender stuff and all around silliness that does NOTHING for the nation.
After 100 days what can the GOP claiming as successes?
Long Pause……distinct sound of crickets….
The only thing the GOP can claim is that they are obstructing the democratic process….they are voting for NOTHING…they offer no compromise for needed legislation….
So how did Biden do in his first 100 days?
I give him an “A” for the efforts he is attempting……I will also give him an “A” on style……however so far I give him a “C+” to accomplishment….
Now that I have given Biden his props let me say that he needs to do so much more…..my thought is “Go Big Or Go Home”.
Biden made his speech to the joint session and then we had the GOP’s response given by Sen. Scott of South Carolina…and now there is a “progressive’ response to the Biden speech given by Jamaal Bowman of New York…..
And his response went something like this…..
Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman of New York responded to President Joe Biden’s address Wednesday night with a rousing call for transformational change, arguing that the path the president charted during his speech and first 100 days in office is not sufficiently bold to tackle the immediate and long-term emergencies of climate change, soaring wealth inequality, and racial injustice.
“The crises we’re facing go well beyond the Covid-19 pandemic,” Bowman said in an address delivered on behalf of the Working Families Party. “While the richest billionaires got one trillion dollars richer during the pandemic, more than ten million families are behind on rent today, and there are eight million fewer jobs than a year ago. The climate crisis continues to ravage our communities, and scientists tell us we’re running out of time to act.”
“Every week,” Bowman continued, “we see an unconscionable new video of police violence against Black and brown men, women, and even children.”
While applauding Biden’s recent infrastructure, green jobs, and safety-net proposals as “important steps,” Bowman argued the president’s plans “don’t go as big as we’d truly need in order to solve the crises of jobs, climate and care. We need to think bigger.”
I do not go as far as to call Bowman a progressive but he does have the ear of a massive population….and the DNC was afraid to use a true progressive because of the blow back they fear would bite them min the ass at election time.
I like some of the ideas…but I feel they are not big enough….and as I keep saying to ALL Dems….”Go Big Or Go Home”