The United States House of Representatives — one-half of the national legislature, which is one third-of the national government, if you’re keeping score in civics class — exists now solely to gin up enthusiasm in, and to raise money from, the increasingly demented political base of the Republican party.
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The Hill reports that about 28% of people surveyed by Gallup said they would rather pay the fine for not enrolling in Obamacare.
Ideology can be dangerous when it is directly opposed to one’s own self-interests.
The quote is John F. Kennedy’s, I found it in a great post by Joe Conason at The National Memo:
What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?”…[I]f by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”
– John F. Kennedy, September 14, 1960.
Saw this post at Alternet about Jon Stewart ripping into Fox News, again:
“Yes, the president has been somewhat dishonest about the promise of his health care program. But here’s the weird part: his opponents have been lying like motherf*ckers about its effects,”
This is important. This bill would mean comprehensive, national protections against discrimination towards LGBT in the workplace. \
The bill, S. 815, would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Democrats and gay rights groups say ENDA is needed because not every state has approved such protections.
Senate advances gay rights bill | TheHill.