“The Republican leadership in our state needs to wake up and smell the coffee,” says New Hampshire resident Mark MacKenzie. Unfortunately, the New Hampshire GOP seems merely to have been sipping the brew of the right wing Tea Party.
This year, with the Democratic presidential nomination all wrapped up by Barack Obama, the Republicans are getting all the attention in New Hampshire. That attention is wildly inappropriate, given that the policies of the Republican Party are not at all similar to the values of the people of New Hampshire.
The people of New Hampshire are civil, so we’re not suggesting that you get in a shouting match about political misrepresentation. Do something more subtle. Calmly sit down each morning and have a cup of coffee – just make sure that your cup of coffee is bearing this message: New Hampshire Against the Republican Party.
Jill Stein is running for President with the Green Party. Rocky Anderson is running for President with the Justice Party.
They’re both great candidates – real liberals who won’t offer the warmed over Bush policies that Obama has foisted onto us. But, how could a person ever vote for both Rocky Anderson and Jill Stein?
Think about this. What if there was a unified ticket with both Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson on it?
This campaign button presents that possibility, which all of a sudden seems a lot more likely, given that Jill Stein admitted last week that her campaign has been talking with Rocky Anderson about cooperating for some time now.
The Green Party plus the Justice Party… would equal Green Justice.
Imagine Jill Stein as President and Rocky Anderson as Vice President. The image brings new energy to the 2012 presidential contest, doesn’t it?
You know a political movement is real when you can put a pin in it – when people care enough to design and distribute metal buttons promoting the movement, literally attaching themselves its values.
Today, at 2:00 PM in Washington D.C., former mayor of Salt Lake City Rocky Anderson will announce the official founding of the Justice Party.
Already, Irregular Times, a liberal web site that’s been online since 1995, has a small collection of Justice Party campaign buttons. Each button features the ancient symbol of justice – a blindfolded woman, holding a sword in one hand, and the scales of justice in another.
Newt Gingrich, when he heard that peaceful Occupation Movement protesters were getting pepper sprayed by police officers across the country, didn’t seem to think it was a problem. He shouted out at the protesters, “Take a bath and get a job!”
Of course, Gingrich was ignoring the fact that tens of millions of working age Americans are out of a job because of the very same policies of economic inequality that Gingrich himself promotes.
But, even more important than that, there’s the question lingering in America’s mind: When was the last time that Newt Gingrich had a job? Gingrich hasn’t had a job in years! He’s been making himself rich by using the contacts he made back when he was in the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s been working with corporate lobbyists as a “consultant”… a power broker for the financial elites, the 1 Percent, helping the rich to get richer while everyone else gets screwed.
Newt Gingrich is the one who needs to take a bath. He was involved in the worst kind of dirty politics when he was Speaker of the House of Representatives back in the 1990s, peddling sleaze against his opponents, even while he was piling up so many ethics violations himself that Gingrich is the only Speaker of the House ever to receive a formal rebuke for unethical behavior.
It’s disgusting that Newt Gingrich can angrily shout and scream at out-of-work Americans, when he has so many problems himself. This button design counters Gingrich’s shrill attack against the unemployed, with the slogan, Hey Gingrich! Take a bath and get a job!
Newt Gingrich has built his political career on a foundation of anger, lashing out against anyone who deviates from his strict path of righteousness, and blasting those citizens who rise up in protest against injustice. Gingrich seems to regard compassion as a character defect, rather than a virtue.
Liberals have different values. We know that it’s not wrong to help our neighbors. We know that it’s a good thing to come together, as communities, and as a nation, to work on projects we could not complete on our own. We don’t believe in judging people simply because they live in ways that are not familiar to us.
It’s time, for the sake of the decent character of our nation, for compassionate Americans to come together in opposition to the 2012 presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich. This tshirt helps you start the rallying cry for simple kindness… and it’s made in the USA, because it’s cruel to buy cheap t-shirts made in overseas sweatshops with child labor.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Oklahoma this week, and pandered to the crowd: “You saw something that I don’t think the rest of the country saw,” Romney said.
Romney was right, in one respect. Oklahoma saw an even worse economic downturn than the rest of the country, because it followed the path suggested by Mitt Romney: Giving special breaks to millionaires while increasing the economic burden on ordinary families. How many people in Oklahoma are millionaires, really?
The plain fact is that the policies promoted by Mitt Romney are the same old policies that got Oklahoma into trouble in the first place. Join Oklahoma Against Mitt Romney to start undoing the damage.
In two days, the biggest protest of the occupation movement so far will begin. On Thursday, October 6, 2011, thousands of Americans from all across the country will converge on Freedom Plaza, just two blocks to the east of the White House, and begin a new level of occupation protest unlike anything seen in the U.S.A. ever before.
Perhaps you don’t want to wait until, Thursday, though. Good for you! There’s an opportunity for you to take part in an Occupy D.C. protest right now. Occupation DC protesters are standing firm in MacPherson Square, just to the north of LaFayette Park, and just two blocks north of the White House, every day, rain or shine.
What’s it all about? Good question. These occupation protests are about giving a voice to the 99 percent – the people who don’t make half a million dollars per year, the people who can’t afford lobbyists, the people who work hard, and don’t hide their income in offshore tax shelters. You’re part of the 99 percent, the majority of Americans who are sick of corporate greed, and who oppose efforts to slash our social safety net while giving special tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.
If you’re one of the 99 percent, then come join the Occupy D.C. protest, and finally let your voice be heard!
Mitt Romney seems to think he’s got the Maryland vote all wrapped up. “It is an honor to have the support of so many in Maryland,” Romney said at a press conference. Romney didn’t mention that all his supporters in Maryland are Republican Party insiders. What do they expect?
In the real Maryland, working families don’t much appreciate Mitt Romney’s defense of corporate greed at the expense of human need. Mitt Romney sits on his wealth of hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it inherited, and claims to be “middle class”.
Mitt Romney has no idea what life is like these days for the real middle class. That’s just one of the reasons that Maryland is against Romney in 2012.