What does “post-racial America” look like to YOU?

Post-VRA America

Post-VRA Voting RulesJune 25th, 2013 was a historic day in America: it was the day the Supreme Court decided that there is officially NO SUCH THING AS RACISM in America!  We can all rejoice.

Now, with the Voting Rights Act effectively killed, every single state in the union is allowed to make any changes they want to their voting rules, policies and procedures without any kind of regulation or review.  Any changes they want.

“What kinds of changes?” you say. Well, it’s funny that you ask. I turned to Twitter with my suggestions, using the hashtag #postVRAvotinglaws, and found that a lot of people had suggestions of their own.

ADD YOUR OWN IDEAS: Make sure to tweet your own suggestions using #postVRAvotinglaws, and the best ones will be added here!

TOP #postVRAvotinglaws TWEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Supreme Court’s Big Gay Decision

Tea Party Cat Predictions!

Tea Party Cat Predictions!Everybody is expecting the Supreme Court to rule on Marriage Equality within the next week. Nobody knows what they will decide… but at least I can tell you what our Republican leaders will be thinking.

If the Supreme Court rules to support same-sex marriage, even in part, we know what Republicans will think…

 


Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson
“God will be upset with America, and no doubt there will be tornadoes in Oklahoma and hurricanes in the Gulf as punishment.”
Alex Jones
Alex Jones
“This is totally bogus! A man can marry another man, but I still can’t marry my gun!”
NRA
NRA
“We have instructed ALEC to create a Stand Your Ground so you can shoot a guy you thought was gonna try to gay marry you.
You’re welcome.”
Bryan Fischer
Bryan Fischer
“Maybe gay marriage isn’t in the Constitution, but you just go to Leviticus. That’s what Thomas Jefferson would do.”
Louie Gohmert
Louie Gohmert
“The way my dog explained this to me is that now he and I have to get married. I warned you people this would happen.”
Steve King
Steve King
“None of the Founders were gay married, so no one should be able to get gay married now.”
Scalia
Scalia
“I’m sick of decisions upholding Obama’s agenda. The Founders didn’t let women vote, so why they allowed on my Supreme Court?”
Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin
“All that legal mumbo jumbo to justify what we know is wrong. The Founding Fathers weren’t lawyers, so why are lawyers in charge now?!”
Lindsey Graham
Ms. Lindsey Graham
“WHY ARE YOU ALL LOOKING AT ME???”

Of course, it is always possible that the decision will go the other way, and that DOMA and Proposition 8 will both be upheld. In that case, it is also clear what our Republican leaders will be thinking…


Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum
“I’m sure relieved the 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to gays!”
Bryan Fischer
Bryan Fischer
“This is a great day. Our 1st Amendment right to have a Christian theocracy has been upheld.”
Rick Perry
Rick Perry
“I hope the Boy Scouts see this and go back to banning gay scouts, because only straight boys deserve to get life lessons.”
Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee
“Great news! Let’s all go to Chick-fil-A!”
Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann
“This gives me great hope that God will also get the Senate and Obama to overturn Obamacare too.”
Lindsey Graham
Ms. Lindsey Graham
“WHY ARE YOU ALL LOOKING AT ME???”

 

Related Post: The Tea Party Cat explains the 2012 election aftermath

Tea Party Valentines: this love is totally right

The Binder: A love story
The Binder: A love story
Photo Credit: Citizen Schwartz (www.citizenschwartz.com)

 

We turned to Twitter to help us come up with Valentine’s Day messages that reach to the heart of the Tea Party message, and are guaranteed to be free from liberal bias.

Using the hashtag #TeaPartyValentines we were able to collect a great list Valentine’s Day slogans that you can use when targeting your conservative loved ones today.

Awards for most outstanding Tea Party Valentines tweets go to the always funny and insightful: @FoxxiLiberal and @ScottLinnen.

TOP #TeaPartyValentines TWEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Finally, always remember that you can meet your perfect gun-toting Tea Party partner at TeaPartyHarmony Dot Com (audio courtesy of @RockyMntnMike)

Top 10 Awkward Moments of 2012 campaign

Awkward Romney

In the wake of President Obama’s electoral college blowout over Mitt Romney, conservatives have done a lot of soul searching to figure out what went wrong. Was it the fault of conservative ideology, policies, or rhetoric? Was it their unwillingness to compromise?

Awkward Romney
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

Or was Mitt just an awful candidate?

It’s my opinion that conservatives aren’t the problem: Mitt Romney was. To make my case, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 awkward moments of the 2012 campaign. As you will plainly see, Mitt and his team are behind most of them.

10. That awkward moment when Mitt Romney is explaining outsourcing versus off-shoring and it’s all just layoffs to voters.

In order to defend himself from the charge of “Outsourcer-In-Chief”, the Romney campaign defended him by saying:

“This is a fundamentally flawed story that does not differentiate between domestic outsourcing versus off-shoring nor versus work done overseas to support U.S. exports,” said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. [WaPo, 6/22]

Has he met the undecided voters?

Hell, if you went to a Tea Party rally, you couldn’t find two people who could explain this, besides of course the guys NOT RUNNING IT who were on the Heritage Foundation payroll..

ROMNEY'S  FAULTRomney knew his business history, so not having a better answer is definitely:
ROMNEY’S FAULT.

 

9. That awkward moment when Mitt Romney is saying that the election is all about the economy and jobs and Todd Akin starts talking about rape.

Romney called Akin’s comments “inexcusable” in an attempt to distance himself from the latest in what Democrats called the “War On Women”.

Was that enough? Probably not. A month later he refused to condemn Richard Mourdock for the same thing, and kept running ads endorsing Mourdock.

Of course, to his credit, he did condemn Rush Limbaugh’s multi-day meltdown about Sandra Fluke being such a slut. It was a strong condemnation: he said “those aren’t the words I’d use.”

Romney can’t control what other Republicans says. He does, however, control how he responds.

HALF ROMNEY'S FAULTSo when it comes to losing with women by double digits, this situation is:
HALF ROMNEY’S FAULT.

 

8. That awkward moment when people notice @MittRomney has been buying followers.

In the hours following the Aurora shooting, @MittRomney started getting followers. Lots and lots and lots of them, all at once. So people asked questions. It looked bad.

As a staunch conservative, of course, I don’t really mind him buying anything, unless he gets a bad ROI. However, I was disappointed that the Romney campaign didn’t use the defense I suggested:

TeapartyCat Tweet

ROMNEY'S FAULTSo just because of the bad PR it got him, unless some rogue 3rd party was buying him followers, this one is also :
ROMNEY’S FAULT
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7. That awkward moment when Mitt Romney cites a book or study as proof of his claims and then the author tells him “you know nothing of my work!”

Repeatedly during the campaign, Mitt would cite someone to prove his point. Then, that person would take to the New York Times to say he got it wrong. Jared Diamond, Chrysler, and so on, and so on…

Romney would later try to correct this by assembling collections of sources that did agree with him. Unfortunately, the credentials he found were a bit weak.

TeapartyCat Tweet

Let’s face it: there are plenty of conservative think-tanks ready to produce any study you want to reinforce our ideology. Reading bestsellers from liberals was always a losing strategy.

ROMNEY'S FAULTSo that makes this one all:
ROMNEY’S FAULT.

 

6. That awkward moment when Mitt Romney asks GOP governors in Ohio and Florida to stop saying the economy is improving.

The economy was improving in Florida, and Governor Scott wanted to take all the credit. Of course, Governor Scott certainly deserved credit: how could jobs not be created after he started asking welfare recipients for clean pee?!

But that didn’t fit with Mitt’s message that Obama had failed, so couldn’t Scott just shut the hell up?

NOT ROMNEY'S FAULTThis is NOT ROMNEY’S FAULT.

This is on Gov. Scott: if he feels the need to brag when it contradicts the party’s candidate, then he needs to learn to do it like Rick Perry: make sure it sounds like it’s happening despite Obama.

 

5. That awkward moment when the Romney-Ryan campaign is asked to stop using a song at rallies by the band that recorded it.

The producers of Friday Night Lights told Mitt to stop using their slogan. And Thin Lizzy’s mom telling him to stop using “The Boys Are Back In Town”. But for pure embarrassment, nothing beat Paul Ryan saying Rage Against The Machine is his favorite band, and then the band called him “a jackass” and “stupid” and said “Paul Ryan is the embodiment of the machine our music rages against”.

ROMNEY'S FAULTThis is all on Romney and Ryan. By now conservatives should know to stick to Kid Rock, Dave Mustaine, and of course the always reliable Ted Nugent.

TOTALLY ROMNEY’S FAULT.

 

4. That awkward moment when Mitt is campaigning on the idea that government shouldn’t do anything and a hurricane reminds people they need FEMA.

Poor Mitt! Such bad luck that America couldn’t go a whole campaign season without needing their government! First there was a hurricane during the Republican convention, and then another one a week before the election. And more than that, Gov. Christie says Obama and the government did a good job!

NOT ROMNEY'S FAULTNOT ROMNEY’S FAULT.

Conservative ideology is right: the weather just didn’t cooperate. In the future, Republicans should push for elections to not be held during hurricane season.

 

3. That awkward moment when Rep. Darryl Issa holds a hearing on contraception and doesn’t invite any women.

Yes, contraception is a matter of religious freedom, protected under the First Amendment, and it makes perfect sense to only call on old male clergy to discuss it.  But Rep. Issa is a committee chairman, so he should know better than to hold a hearing that won’t play well in the press, especially with voters Mitt is courting.

This is just another case where the ideology is right—clergymen should make decisions about women’s bodies—but since women get to vote, conservatives just need to remember their codewords and not do things that inflame the weaker sex.

NOT ROMNEY'S FAULTNOT ROMNEY’S FAULT.

Not even a little. And besides, we all know Mitt is married to a nice woman, so he can’t be sexist. That’s impossible!

 

2. That awkward moment when Mitt Romney is fact-checked to his face by Candy Crowley.

This was so unfair—Mitt was merely repeating what Fox News told him to be true, when all of a sudden Obama please-proceed-governor-ed him, and then Crowley humiliated him.

NOT ROMNEY'S FAULTNOT ROMNEY’S FAULT.

Jim Lehrer had led Mitt to believe he could say whatever he wanted and it would go unchallenged.

 

1. That awkward moment when Republicans spend a billion dollars and destroy the economy and the black guy wins anyway.

NOT ROMNEY'S FAULTNOT ROMNEY’S FAULT.

Destroying the economy wasn’t Mitt’s strategy… it was McConnell’s and Ryan’s.

 


 

The jury is in! Most of the problems with this campaign were clearly Mitt’s fault.

Obviously, the problem is not the conservative ideology.

So in 2016 we can continue to push the same policies in the same way and expect different results… because we’ll have a candidate who can better communicate our message. In fact we should push for more extreme policies, because America will definitely love our policies more if they are pure!

Onward, patriots!