It could have been a perfect storm for a failed presidency…

•April 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment

katrinataylor44:

Thank you The Fifth Column, for posting this poignant article. The media has spun a web of deceit around the phenomenal works of this president which can make it hard for average folk to remember the truth about him and the circumstances he was elected into. This article is spot on! The kind of support President Obama needs and deserves in order to keep doing the damn thing! Only fools would deny the indelible mark the President has already made on this nation and the world. This article is a reminder for all why two-term President Barack Obama is where he is and how fortunate we are to have him

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

This Facebook article was in my inbox yesterday evening..  When I read it I immediately knew I needed to share this with my TFC friends…(H/t: DB)

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I vehemently defend President Obama because he walked into the worst deal any president ever has. He is subjected to a level of disrespect, treachery and betrayal from within that no other president has ever experienced. He faces impossible and unprecedented challenges everyday but constantly finds ways to surmount the insurmountable, dodge the traps and achieve his goals, most of which are making peoples lives better.

Coming in the door he was burdened with the second largest financial collapse in the nation’s history, coupled with the single most obstructive Congress in history. It could have been a perfect storm for a failed presidency. The fact that it wasn’t gives testament to his political genius.

Fixing the second largest economic calamity in…

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Miami-Dade Blocks Voters Standing in Line from Using the Bathroom

•April 13, 2014 • 3 Comments

Republicans will never stop trying to take your vote! So we have to be more relentless. Image

Reminiscent of the elections of 2012, 2008, back years ad infinitum, the Republicans are once again trying to keep citizens from their constitutional right to vote. This latest tactic by the Florida GOP to, not only create long lines at polling places, but to close the restrooms to the voting public is about as dastardly as it gets. In response to disability rights lawyer, Marc Dubin’s question on whether restrooms were handicapped accessible, Republican legislators said that all restrooms would be closed on election day to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not treated unfairly”.

Such bullshit. But you know how “conservatives” do it. If you can’t win fairly, cheat! And they know they can’t win fairly because the people ain’t buying what they’re selling.

But The People do have a strong track record, particularly in recent years, of pushing back against such obvious attempts to disenfranchise them. It’s imperative to keep our eyes open and not let the greedy bastards pull the wool over them. The only power they have is to convince us they have it when in reality, it’s We, The People who are the true masters of our destiny. Even if it’s a slow trod, we are waking up.

This November, Republicans will fail once again to fool the majority but only if we stand up and exercise our right to cast our vote.


Miami-Dade Blocks Voters Standing in Line from Using the Bathroom

Daily Kos – 4/10/14

Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department quietly implemented a policy to close the bathrooms at all polling facilities, according to disability rights lawyer Marc Dubin. Dubin said the policy change was in “direct response” to an inquiry to the Elections Department about whether they had assessed accessibility of polling place bathrooms to those with disabilities.
“I was expecting them to say either yes we have or yes we will,” Dubin said.

Instead, he received a written response announcing that the county would close all restrooms at polling places “to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not treated unfairly,” a January email stated. “[T]he Department’s policy is not to permit access to restrooms at polling sites on election days,” Assistant County Attorney Shanika Graves said in a Feb. 14 email.

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“The Court has issued an invitation to oligarchy”

•April 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

 

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“Almost limitless political donations coupled with America’s dramatically widening inequality create a vicious cycle in which the wealthy buy votes that lower their taxes, give them bailouts and subsidies, and deregulate their businesses – thereby making them even wealthier and capable of buying even more votes. Corruption breeds more corruption.”
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Next Battle: The “NO”vember 4th, 2014 Mid-Term Elections.

•April 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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By Jueseppi B.

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The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election along with 38 state and territorial governorships, 46 state legislatures (except LouisianaMississippiNew Jersey and Virginia), four territorial legislatures and numerous state and local races.

2014 United States elections
Midterm elections
Election day November 4
Senate elections
Seats contested 33 seats of Class II
and various mid-term vacancies
English: 2014 Map

English: 2014 Map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of the 2014 Senate races
Light red: Retiring Republican
Dark red: Incumbent Republican
Light blue: Retiring Democrat
Dark blue: Incumbent Democrat
Gray: no election
House elections
Seats contested All 435 seats to the 114th Congress
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 38
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Zero U.S. Troops Died In Combat In March, The First Time In More Than A Decade

•April 3, 2014 • 6 Comments

BY HAYES BROWN ON MARCH 31, 2014 AT 4:50 PM

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March 2014 marked the first time in more than a decade that there were zero U.S. fatalities among American troops engaging in combat, according to numbers from the Department of Defense.

After a decade at war in the post-9/11 environment, with major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and smaller conflicts in the various other countries where the U.S. uses more covert methods to fight against terrorism, the lack of combat deaths in March 2014 marks a milestone. In Iraq, the death toll reached 4,474 before the last soldier fell in November 2011. For years after the war’s launch in 2003, no months passed where at least one American didn’t die in battle and then only towards the end of the conflict did the numbers taper off enough to have a month where the only fatalities were non-combat related.

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“There’s Genius in the White House”

•April 2, 2014 • 2 Comments

It’s hard to find ones way through the clouds of distortion that surround President Obama’s White House. I’m still amazed at the muddy water propaganda constantly hurled in his direction. It’s like a climb through sludge to get a positive word in edgewise.

But the truth underlying the corporate-owned hype is that President Obama is at the top of the list as far as American presidents go. His brilliant mind, compassionate heart and visionary spirit are often lost in the spin cycle but it doesn’t change the fact that this president has masterfully navigated unprecedented storms and brought us through many great challenges. All while deflecting racists and haters also of unprecedented numbers, many in positions of power they use relentlessly to try and bring him down. It is my view that with such ignorance they will ultimately do themselves in.

The sentiment stated here by Frank Shaeffer is the truth I feel that historians will note, in spite of the thick layer of bs being spread all around, bogged down in policy, lies and innuendo. The changes the President has already implemented on behalf of the American people may seem unsung yet “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” – MLK

We’re fortunate to have such a president during the trying times of today. The best we can do is to keep our wits about us and make every effort to not give in to the hype.

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•April 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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