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So if you are reading this after the November 6, 2012 election the you probably are like me and have a warm feeling in the cockles of your heart or even in the sub-cockle area. Or maybe you’re a conservative masochist and if so. Welcome! But it might come as a surprise but I’m really not here to flay you. (Well maybe a tiny bit, but if you’re here then you are obviously into to that kind of kink.)

After Tuesday’s election results the Republican bubble was penetrated by a truth that us liberals have known for quite sometime now. The Republican party has lost touch with, African-Americans, Latinos, women, young Americans, and a good contingent of blue-collar White workers in the Midwest. Pretty much everyone that is not old, White, male and super-rich. The myth of trickle down economics have been put down by a majority of Americans and the GOP doesn’t really have a back up plan beyond the tired carrot and stick of “vote against your own interests and you too can one day be rich like me.”

In my fantasy America this would mean that Democrats would now have the freedom to press their advantage and become more progressive and the Republican party now shell-shocked by election math would now have to appeal to the demographics of the current and future United States. Because I don’t want the GOP do die. I want it to meet Americans needs in exchange for votes. In a perfect union that’s how it would work. But alas, as I listen to and watch the Republican party tear it self apart, I don’t hear anyone calling for a fundamental change in policy or ideas in line with how the majority of Americans think or more importantly vote. I hear things like. “We need to find away to convey our message better to minorities” In English that means. “We need to find a more effective way to lie to people” Have they learned nothing? And this really saddens me. I believe in an America where the more voices in the conversation the better for the American people. The two major political parties should be falling over themselves to better serve the American people in exchange for votes. But as of this post that does not look like the direction of political discourse in the United States.

You know your party is in trouble when Rush Limbaugh is making the most sense of all your spin doctors.

But like clockwork he is back to his old self.

Because Rush, Black and Brown people are not stupid. They can smell a useful idiot a mile away and they stink to high heaven.

So either move to the center or step aside and never win another major election again. I’m pulling for you GOP but I’m sure you’ll disappoint. You have never failed in failing America.


So I’m back home charging my phone and got information on three polling places in the Cincinnati area that there have been reports that’s Romney lawyers have been running over and intimidating poll workers and voters into casting a provisional ballot. 4761 Madison Road at the Madisonville Rec center,  The Winton Terrace community Hall at 4848 Winneste Ave and The Bond hill Rec center on 1501 Elizabeth place.  If you are anyone else have had trouble voting there are anywhere else in America please call 1-855-VOTE-199. If I get anything solid or comments from people on the ground you will be sure to hear about it.  GET IN LINE BEFORE 7:30 IN OHIO. DON’T LEAVE. IF YOU ARE ON THE ROLL DON’T ACCEPT A PROVISIONAL BALLOT


Its already happening. I live in Hamilton county Ohio (Cincinnati) and AM 1230 is already reporting people are being forced to take provisional ballots even though they are on the voter rolls. (Click the link and take a listen.) http://thebuzzcincy.com/  I left work early to do what I could do. Ill be going to polling place after polling place today taking pictures and getting video of what the hell is going on down here. Cincinnati is the linchpin of this election. This is breaking my heart but not unexpected.  Please follow me at http://lunchpailleft.com/ for breaking updates.  AND DO NOT FOR ANY REASON NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS TAKE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT IF YOUR NAME IS ON THE ROLL.


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I have heard a lot lately about what God thinks or wants. And it has really made me wonder. Is this a new phenomena or has this always been a part of American politics? I think it’s a combination of two major flaws that are crippling our society as a whole. The first being appearance over substance. Or how to say and do anything you want in America as long as you are wearing a suit while doing it. And the other being an argument from authority. Or how with even just minor celebrity and a microphone you can say anything in America and people will listen to you.

No matter what side of the political or religious spectrum you fall under if someone talks about with certainty about what God wants and if this said person has influence over peoples lives your first action should be to immediately excuse yourself and run for the nearest exit. What happened to the good old day when people who proclaimed to talk to God and God would TALK BACK would be considered schizophrenics and not considered for a job as an elected official. And now without further ado a collection of “People who know what God thinks” greatest hits. If these are really God’s representatives then what he needs is a good public relations person not another prophet.



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