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This Time It's Romney [Oct. 11th, 2011|11:55 pm]
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So Mitt Romney says he could work with "good" Democrats.  How very nice of him.

As far as I know, I've been a good Democrat for quite some time now, so let's see if he could "work with" me as a representative good Democrat.  Is he going to support reproductive choice, gay marriage,  Social Security, Medicare + a solid medical care program for everyone,  investment in infrastructure, investment in job creation, appropriate regulation of the financial industry, enforcing environmental regulations on industry thus protecting the national resources of air, water, and soil, taxing the individuals and corporations not now paying income tax at their assigned rate through loopholes (if corporations want to have the rights of individuals--which the Supreme Court gave them--they can damn well pay taxes like individuals), investment in education (especially to free quality public education for all with science and not religion in charge), commitment to long-term sustainable environmental habits...etc...???  

Oh.  Surprise.  He's not, actually, as centrist as he claims.   By "good" Democrats he means the most conservative Democrats he can drag up and those passive, beaten-down Democrats who don't dare raise their voices.. 

Well, I could work with "good" Republicans (and there used to be good Republicans.  I even voted for some of them back down the line.)  But you see, Romney does not meet my definition of a good Republican any more than I meet his definition of a good Democrat.  

Ritual disclaimer.  Yes, Virginia, there are worse Republicans than Romney.  Perry, for instance.   That does not make Romney "good." 


[User Picture]From: nagasvoice
2011-10-12 05:28 am (UTC)
Don't know if you've seen this piece of outrage already, it's starting to roll out across my flist--but Mississippi looks like it's trying to pass 26, which is a really, really bad piece of law, and folks of our sorts of opinions will want to share the warnings about it.
and myself, linkspam

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-12 12:56 pm (UTC)
Ye gods! I had NOT heard about that. Thanks for linking here.

Granting "personhood" to fertilized eggs (don't they have ANY idea how many of those never make it to embryo, let alone to fetus, let alone to birth?) is downright stupid along with viciously immoral in my books, just another attack on women.

It's not like Mississippi takes great care of children after they're born, or poor mothers, either.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-12 01:16 pm (UTC)
And drat, that they chose PayPal for their donations handler. I work with PayPal about as well as Romney would work with me. Have written asking for mailing address.
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[User Picture]From: nagasvoice
2011-10-12 02:02 pm (UTC)
Agreed on all points, and thank you. I don't how this stayed under the internet radar so long.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-12 02:40 pm (UTC)
I've now written another LJ post about it, and also Tweeted.

See http://e-moon60.livejournal.com/427735.html
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[User Picture]From: nagasvoice
2011-10-13 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you *very* much--that's a terrific post, and I hope you don't mind if I link back to it in a reminder comment to get folks to speak up, things like email the Democrats, *something*.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-10-13 04:16 am (UTC)
Link away. I'm not sure the DNC will pay any attention, and my so-called representatives are Republicans I didn't vote for--useless, in other words, when it comes to women's issues. But we have to try.
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[User Picture]From: nagasvoice
2011-10-13 04:33 am (UTC)
I've sent off an email to the Dem link, FWIW.
There's also a video campaign now, Vote No on Prop 26.
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