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15

Jul

musaafer:

Israeli Ambassador at the White House Iftar, y’all. Why he’s even there in the first place is beyond me. (Would they invite a representative of the Palestinian people to a White House Shabbat and then have Obama tell people that Palestinians have a very clear right to defend themselves?)
I wonder what all those people opposed to a boycott of this Iftar did. They finally got their “chance,” their “seat at the table,” their “opportunity to “speak to policy makers and influence policy,” their “foot in the door,” their “engagement with the government,” their “chance to speak truth.” 
Did they? Did they speak truth to power, did they call out Obama, did they call out this dude who literally thinks Islam is inherently violent? Did they stand up for what was right or quietly sip their water as genocide continues? Did they talk “about these issues on behalf of our community” “precisely because the people adversely affected by these policies cannot be present,” as Keith Ellison boasted? Was this enough to get up and walk out? Or was a seat at the table more important than values?
Oh wait, I forget - MPAC endorses the two-state solution and rejects BDS, so it was the perfect crowd (albeit not all MPAC folks) to preach this kind of stuff to. 
Shame, shame. 

musaafer:

Israeli Ambassador at the White House Iftar, y’all. Why he’s even there in the first place is beyond me. (Would they invite a representative of the Palestinian people to a White House Shabbat and then have Obama tell people that Palestinians have a very clear right to defend themselves?)

I wonder what all those people opposed to a boycott of this Iftar did. They finally got their “chance,” their “seat at the table,” their “opportunity to “speak to policy makers and influence policy,” their “foot in the door,” their “engagement with the government,” their “chance to speak truth.” 

Did they? Did they speak truth to power, did they call out Obama, did they call out this dude who literally thinks Islam is inherently violent? Did they stand up for what was right or quietly sip their water as genocide continues? Did they talk “about these issues on behalf of our community” “precisely because the people adversely affected by these policies cannot be present,” as Keith Ellison boasted? Was this enough to get up and walk out? Or was a seat at the table more important than values?

Oh wait, I forget - MPAC endorses the two-state solution and rejects BDS, so it was the perfect crowd (albeit not all MPAC folks) to preach this kind of stuff to. 

Shame, shame. 

(Source: redphilistine)

14

Jul


As the president approached, Webb threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically. “Equal rights for gay people!”
"Are you gay?" the president asked.
"Only when I have sex."
"That’s when he laughed and said, ‘Bump me,’" Webb says.

As the president approached, Webb threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically. “Equal rights for gay people!”

"Are you gay?" the president asked.

"Only when I have sex."

"That’s when he laughed and said, ‘Bump me,’" Webb says.

(Source: talkingpointsmemo.com)

11

Jul

whitehouse:

President Obama’s doing his job to fight for middle-class families. It’s time for the GOP in Congress to do theirs.

whitehouse:

President Obama’s doing his job to fight for middle-class families. It’s time for the GOP in Congress to do theirs.

10

Jul

This isn’t theater. This is a problem. I’m not interested in photo-ops. I’m interested in solving a problem. Those who say I should visit the border, when you ask them what should we be doing, they’re giving us solutions that are embodied in legislation that I’ve already sent to Congress.
The only disagreement I had with Governor Perry was, is that he wanted me to go ahead and do it without Congress having to do anything. We’ll do what we can administratively. I think the useful question not simply for the Governor, but for John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and the other members of the Texas delegation is why wouldn’t you go ahead and pass a bill to give us additional resources to solve the very problem that you say is urgent?
This picture forever. For everything. via TDP

This picture forever. For everything. via TDP

28

Jun

The suit is a stunt, but what I’ve told Speaker Boehner directly is, ‘If you’re really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don’t you try getting something done through Congress?’

President Barack Obama (x)

TALK THAT SHIT B!

(via theluxuryaddict)

26

Jun

Where was your rage when Democrats — when Democrats were going after President [George W.] Bush on the same use of executive orders? Because I think you knew then that was a waste of time then, and I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now… by the way Rome’s burning.
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto to Rep. Michelle Bachmann concerning Speaker John Boehner’s decision to pursue filing a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s use of executive action.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

25

Jun

I think Bill’s advice, and it would be my advice as well, if I were a Democrat running for reelection in 2014, I would be posing a very stark choice to the voters of my district, or my state: If you want us to go back to the time when your sister with diabetes, or your husband with his heart condition, couldn’t get insurance at an affordable rate, then don’t vote for me, because I think it’s great that your sister and your husband now have insurance.
Hillary Clinton (via @blakehounshell)

(Source: The Huffington Post)

24

Jun

Still waiting on @BarackObama.

Still waiting on @BarackObama.