American Political Sex Scandals: The Early Years

A Plea to My American Followers

butmyopinionisright:

If you are eligible to vote please, please do.
And please, vote for Obama.

Some of you may think this election has nothing to do with me. You would be wrong. What the USA does affects the entire world. Legislature passed in the US directly influences laws and attitudes in the rest of the western world.

And besides, I care about the people in the USA whose lives would be negatively affected if Mitt Romney were to be elected. For those who have somehow managed to miss the last few months of news this means:

Women
All members of the LGBTQ community
Anyone who cannot afford healthcare
Anyone who cannot afford a college education
African Americans and Latino Americans
Immigrants
Anyone who believes in the rights of these people
Basically anyone who is not a rich white male.

If you value the civil and human rights of your friends, your mothers and fathers, your sisters and brothers and yourself. If you believe society must move forward not back.
Please vote. And please vote for Obama.

I don’t want to find out what Mitt Romney’s America would look like.  

"My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people, not all of them, but most of them, who are still basing their decision on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that’s despicable."
- Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, just saying out loud what a whole lot of people on the Left are thinking.

(Source: tv.msnbc.com, via onwingslikeseagulls)

"Well, you’d have to ask Paul Ryan what that means to him. Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity – that that’s a pretty narrow vision. It’s not one that, I think, describes what’s best in America. Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a “you’re on your own” society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party."
"I’m begining to think that Romney might be a robot Democrats sent from the future to prevent anyone from ever voting Republican again. It’s the only thing that makes sense at this point."

"I guess I shouldn’t make such a big deal about turning thirty.

After all, when Mitt Romney was thirty the Mormon faith didn’t allow black people to become priests or enter the sacred temple because negro skin was the mark of Cain and all black people were cursed by god, and he was still young and silly enough to think that kind of blatant nonsensical racist bullshit was totally okay.

It’s probably only in your forties that you start to use your brain and stuff. I still have time.”