posted by [identity profile] antheia.livejournal.com at 01:51pm on 20/09/2012
Basically, I just want Romney to talk off the cuff for the rest of his campaign. Anytime he flies without carefully prepared speeches, he reveals himself to be the totally horrifying out of touch rich white imperialist that the left already knew he was. Especially when he pulls his "I'm just like you, really...." shit. It's amazing.

Also, a friend I met at a tech girls meetup is part of team that created a completely rad online voting tool thingie: TurboVote (https://turbovote.org/register). I am in love -- I'm already registered (natch), so I don't know how that functions, but I did sign up for their reminders and shit, and it is ON POINT. And NationBuilder lets you claim your voter record (https://elections.nationbuilder.com/), which is fucking cool and also run by lady nerds.

All of this is keeping me distracted from the one Republican I work with -- who is a Puerto Rican dude with daughters. Three of us actually asked him the other day how he supports a party that DOESN'T LIKE HIM OR HIS CHILDREN. Ugh.
 
posted by [identity profile] ethrosdemon.livejournal.com at 07:53pm on 20/09/2012
The voting against your own interest issue is one I'm confronted with daily where I am. The Right's rhetoric has really gotten through to the elderly and many Reagan democrats who voted for Obama. It's the old if you're going to tell a lie, tell a big lie thing--and it's worked!

I hope that the left growing a spine isn't a too little too late situation (obviously).

Mittens is a lizard person.
 
posted by [identity profile] antheia.livejournal.com at 07:56pm on 20/09/2012
It's baffling to me. Every single person who's examined his plans has noted that the elderly will be fucked. And yet.

We'll see. You're right about Mittens.

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