Reagan - 7.5; 8.5; an increase of 1.0%
... GHWB - 5.4; 7.0; an increase of 1.6%
Clinton - 7.3; 5.6; a decrease of -1.7%
Bush Jr - 4.2; 5.8; an increase of 1.6%
Obama - 7.8; 8.6; an increase of 0.8%
This goes beyond "blame the victim" to shame the victim for having the audacity of claiming Herman Cain would even be interested in them in the first place.
At this point, the Cain campaign isn't so much denying the accusations as they are basically saying "Yeah, but they're bitches anyway!"
Ironically, the stock-photo of women giving the thumbs-up to Herman Cain has been removed from the website.
If even stock-women won't support you, how can you expect real women to?###
But this act of Congress is even more dangerous than we first thought. Included in the bill is Amendment 1068 which was offered by Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. This part of the bill undermines President Obama's executive order that bans torture and overrides the list of permissible interrogation techniques in the US Army Field Manual. In other words, the US military could arrest ordinary American citizens without reading them their Miranda Rights, put them in a cell at Gitmo without the benefit of an attorney, a trial, or charges of any kind, and then torture them during interrogation. A secret list of torture techniques would be created without public knowledge.
Thank you, President Obama! As of yesterday, a provision in the evil "Obamacare" took effect which requires health insurance companies to spend 80% of the consumers' premium dollars they collect—85% for large group insurers—on actual medical care rather than overhead, marketing expenses and profit. Failure on the part of insurers to meet this requirement will result in the insurers having to send their customers a rebate check representing the amount in which they underspend on actual medical care.
Those opposing Obamacare need not participate. In fact, I wish they would be prevented from doing so.
The high price of a quick buck.
Scott Walker's First Amendment
"Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, so long as they pay $50 per hour per police officer required to keep a watchful eye on them."
Jurasicpork: First They Laugh at You...
Dear American Jews: Thank You For Your Money and Support, But Don't You Dare Marry Our Kids! Fondly, Bibi
The ads were produced by a right-wing thug, an Israeli Ann Coulter, who is angry that American Jews would see her ads as insulting.
I suspect that the ads are exactly in line with the thinking of the Netanyahu government: That American Jews are not "real" Jews to them. "Thank you for your money and for persuading your government to send us foreign aid and military equipment, you filthy pseudo-Jews in the the Diaspora." For, as Dana Goldstein pointed out, this isn't the first time that Netanyahu's government has trotted out this line of crap. You can see this type of attitude in past debates, were even mild critiques of Israel by American Jews results in them being blasted for being "self-hating Jews".
A basic rule of persuasion: You don't deepen relationships with friends and relatives by insulting them. If someone has a disagreement with you, such tactics can turn a mild dissenter into an enemy. So if Netanyahu wants to turn American Jews into people who will be more and more willing to criticize him and his country, he is doing exactly what he should be doing.
Disgusting bastards. The Republicans actually voted to raise taxes on working Americans by filibustering an extension on the president's payroll tax cut.
The cloture vote was 51-49 with two Democrats (Tester and Manchin) joining the Republican filibuster.
So everyone earning a paycheck just received a tax hike — by the Republicans of all people, who claim to hate tax hikes (they clearly don't).
Of course, the filibuster occurred on the same day when anti-tax godfather Grover Norquist gave the Republicans his blessing to raise taxes.
Oh, and the Republicans have their own payroll tax cut plan. It's a peach.
The Republicans have offered an alternative plan, sponsored by Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), which would extend the payroll tax cuts for one year, paid for by a freeze in federal workers' pay together with weeding out more federal jobs.
Yep, the only way they'll do it is to fire more American workers and freeze the salaries of everyone who isn't fired. When unemployment is nine percent, they want to fire more Americans who have mortgages and debt and kids. Disgusting bastards.
This is almost as bad as her Newsweek cover: