The sad part is that it would probably have had a better chance at winning than Mitt Romney had.
I was reading an article at NatGeo’s website titled Memorial Day: How It’s Changed, Why Some Oppose 3-Day Weekend which was partially about the history of the holiday, but also included a section on why some folks are pushing legislation to have the date moved back to the 30th of May.
It seems some folks, mostly Republicans, don’t feel people are observing the holiday with the level of solemnity they feel it deserves:
“The majority of Americans view Memorial Day as a time for relaxation and leisure recreation rather than as a solemn occasion and a time to reflect and pay tribute to the American servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of our Nation,” according to an American Legion resolution issued at the group’s 2010 National Convention.
Basically they’re upset that some folks aren’t spending the day the way that these people think it should be spent. How dare they take advantage of a three day weekend to have fun!
But they can fix that:
Instead of being part of a long weekend, the resolution asks that Congress “restore the official observance of Memorial Day to May 30 and that all American institutions toll their bells for one minute, beginning at 11:00, on that date in remembrance of those who died defending the Nation.”
Yes, I’m sure ruining a three-day weekend for everyone will suddenly make them more reverent about the sacrifices of service members.
Look, I appreciate the sacrifices that have been made by my fellow countrymen to secure the freedom we enjoy, but isn’t observing a holiday they way I feel like observing it part of that “freedom” thing they died for? For all their talk about Liberty and Freedom, the Republicans certainly seem keen to spell out how others should live their lives and if you’re not living it they way they think you should be then they’ll see if they can’t force you to do so.
I’m really sick of the false-patriotism of the flag-wavers in this country who think that they have a lock on what it means to be patriotic, but can’t be bothered to fulfill basic civil duties such as jury duty. You want to spend your Memorial Day visiting the graves of dead service members? Hey man, more power to you. I’ll raise a toast at the BBQ I’ll be attending instead.
Don’t think breaking a three day weekend will change that.
This man would require that rape victims carry their pregnancy to term regardless of what it does to the her, but when his own wife’s life was threatened by a pregnancy gone wrong he had her get an abortion. He’s fine with applying his morality to everyone else, but when it comes to his own family, well, “the situation is different”, as he has said in the past.
Should this asshole land the Republican nomination remember the fact that he doesn’t think his own rules apply to him or his family. #seb #politics #Rick_Santorum #Republicans #Abortion
Santorum: Sexual Assault Victims Should Accept Pregnancy, “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation”
Rick Santorum told Piers Morgan why he is against abortion, even if a rape victim would be traumatized by carrying a fetus to term.
SANTORUM : Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she w…
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Seriously, how can anyone even contemplate doing this let alone actually carrying it out. Especially as a political statement. This is terrorism plain and simple and the person who is responsible needs to be brought to justice. #seb #politics #terrorism #Republicans
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No words. Absolutely despicable.
Arkansas Democratic Campaign Manager Comes Home To Find Child’s Cat Murdered, ‘LIBERAL’ Written On Dead Body
The campaign manager of Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate Ken Aden arrived home last night to find his child’s pet cat murdered on the front porch with the word “LIBERAL” scrawled across its…
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Gingrich apparently things he's running for Dictator of the United States.
It'd be interesting to hear what legal basis he thinks he'd have for such an action. As I recall the idea that the President doesn't have to abide by Supreme Court decisions he doesn't like meme has been circulating among the Far Right for decades. It'd certainly force a Constitutional crisis if he tried to do it which could end up damaging the country in the end. #google+ #politics #laws #Republicans
Newt Gingrich told a South Carolina crowd he’d ignore Supreme decisions he doesn’t like as president.
The Republican contender told a forum of anti-abortion activists ahead of South Carolina’s primary election that as president he would ignore supreme court rulings he regards as legally flawed. He implied that would also extend to the 1973 decision, Roe vs Wade, legalising abortion.
“If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, the president can in fact ignore it,” said Gingrich to chee…
Only a Republican would try to pass patriotism laws dictating what is an isn’t unacceptable displays of patriotism. First up: How to properly sing the Star Spangled Banner. Next: Banning of dissent.
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Indiana Republican State Senator Vaneta Becker wants “performance standards” for the Star Spangled Banner.
Becker of Evansville calls for the Indiana Department of Education to implement specific “performance standards” for the way the anthem is sang and played at any event sponsored by public schools and state universities.
The bill seeks to fine individuals $25 if intentional changes are made to the song.
If you’re at a Colts game, warning: don’t ad-lib.
When she said she was a Family Values Republican she didn’t mean her OWN family.
That whole sanctity of marriage thing? That’s for everyone else. Especially those icky gays! #seb #politics #republicans #hypocrite
Amy Koch, Minnesota’s Senate Majority Leader, has quit that post after being confronted by fellow Republicans about an “inappropriate relationship” with a staff member. Koch was accused of being involved with a subordinate, although she neither confirmed nor denied it when confronted, but rather said,”I think I need to consider resigning.” (h/t Little Green Footballs)
Koch, 40, is married and has a teenage daughter. The day she resigned, she betrayed no hint of scandal. In an interview with t…
This pretty much boils it down to its real essence:
All the talk of Reagan is funny when you consider the man could never be elected in today’s political climate. He’d be too liberal for them. Hell, he raised taxes 11 times along with increasing the debt ceiling 18 times. And let’s not forget how he signed a bill that granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
They sure do like to hold him up like some sort of Conservative Saint, but they’d run his ass out of town on a rail if he were alive today and seeking the nomination.
Feel the Christian love: