Y’all Can Miss Me With All This BS Condi Rice Praise

There were many speeches at the Republican National Convention this year, but one reigned supreme over the rest and it was Condoleezza Rice’s. She was passionate, eloquent, personable and even nationalistically sentimental without being over-the-top contrite. Her speech drew immense praise from Republicans and even some liberals, swayed by her candour and charm – but her and her speech get NO praise from me. No matter how poignant someone can be, it doesn’t erase their anti-intellectualism and downright IGNORANCE on what’s going on in the world.

For those of you who wanted to see her speech in full, click below:

First off, the reason I don’t give a damn about her personality and charisma is because it’s NOT new to me. As someone who REFUSES to pledge a lifelong allegiance to ANY political party, I am unencumbered by irrational hate, therefore allowing me to see people for who they TRULY are, regardless of their politics. Condi is incredibly smart, motivated, multi-talented [giving the Queen a piano recital] and has a great sense of humour:

From everything I’ve heard about Condoleezza, she is a great woman and I’m more than inclined to believe that she’s probably cool as hell - but seeing that her country is so embattled by such polarizing issues, aligning herself with the party that unapologetically hates and legislates everything she intrinsically is, makes her a coward.

Her tale about her parents growing up in the south and allowing her to believe she could one day be president of the U.S.A. was inspirational – but now she’s advocating a party that would have tried it’s DAMNEDEST to prevent HER parents from even being able to participate in an election. This push to suppress “Voter Fraud” is nothing more than an attempt by Republican politicians governing Republican states, to keep black voters [who statistics prove will be affected more by these new rules than anyone else and who typically vote Democrat] away from the polls – and it’s on schedule to work like a charm:

No amount of Condi’s charisma can get my applause for backing the party that is actively and openly promoting racist laws.

Condi actually went up on that podium and advocated people vote Republican just a week after Todd Akin’s freudian slip about “legitimate” rape, in the midst of conservatives ongoing war against women and their bodies. In regards to this massive gaffe, the greatest trick the Republicans ever pulled was convincing the public that Akin’s views were NOT shared by other members of the party, when that was clearly a LIE. Hell, the party’s nominee for Vice-President, Paul Ryan, had co-sponsored a bill with Akin regarding rape laws. As much as these issues are not necessarily new, the tone of these discussions about women and their choices around their bodies has recently turned particularly nasty from the Sandra Fluke is a “slut” debacle up until now – yet Condi FIRMLY throws her support behind them – which is abject cowardice.

Listen, Condoleezza Rice is NOT some idiot tea-bagger lacking the intellectual capacity to contain her emotional fervour over the president’s perceived kenyan-bred anti-Americanism. This is a woman who mastered the piano at age 3, entered college at 15, attained three degrees including a doctorate in political science and then went on to hold the highest position in a presidential cabinet that any Black woman has ever had. Not only is she incredibly smart, but she IS well versed on racial affairs. Her childhood friend, Denise McNair, was one of the four little girls murdered in the Birmingham Church bombing in 1963, famously documented by Spike Lee. She KNOWS better – and if she doesn’t begin to act better, she will become this:

Crazy-ass Mia Love

Meet Mia Love. She is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and the 2012 Republican Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives in Utah’s 4th congressional district – oh and she is also a Black, Female mormon, born in Brooklyn to Haitian immigrant parents [take a second to REALLY digest that sentence]. Everything she campaigns AGAINST [i.e. immigration assistance, eliminating student loan programs, and Black political organizations] embody MOST of what she ACTUALLY is. Although I’d argue she’s mostly an IDIOT.

Oh, and just in case you ever wondered what Mormon’s think of Black people and women:

Now explain how Condi is any better?

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.

50 Comments

  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    08/30/2012 at 4:11 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, What Are YOUR Thoughts On Condoleezza Rice, Her Speech And The RNC?!

  2. mena

    08/30/2012 at 4:29 AM

    She isn't a coward. I truly believe that she actually agrees with a lot of the policies her party holds whether they would discriminate against her or not. Also, I am a firm believer that you don't have to agree with everything your party embodies in order to vote for them.

    Calling her a horrible coward is false. She isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Also, she gains nothing or loses anything for standing beside the republican party. In fact, I would say that she is a strong individual to be her age and to stand up for what she believes in politically. Black people, today, get side eyes for being a republican. She's been a republican where at that time, "sell out" was painted on your house, car, office, etc.

    I just accept her for who she is: a republican who charteristically shouldn't be one but has decided, through her own experiences and choices, to be one.

    • GrandCentral

      08/30/2012 at 6:28 AM

      Condoleezza Rice was actually a Democrat until the mid 80's. Black People get a side now, because of what the Republican Party has turned into. Condoleezza is a coward. She opened her speech talking about 9/11, when on that very day she was in New York City shopping and taking in Broadway as the country was in peril. She lied for George W Bush and is still lying for him today. She told a bold face lie about the Bush Administrations role in the capturig a killing of Osama Bin Laden, citig that much of the work was done by them. This is false, they dismantled the unit in 03 and kept it moving. To me that makes her a coward. She did not have to come back and speak last night, but she did. For that she needs to be slapped.

      • mena

        08/30/2012 at 6:46 AM

        I just don't agree the every black person needs to be a democrat. And yet, your comment just proves the point that i made a few weeks back: that politically, we are one monothilitic group since when someone tries to be anything but a democrat, we bash them.

        As for 9/11, none of us know the full story and I do mean no one. Details are still coming out about that day. You say that she was shopping in NY. Was she supposed to know that we were going to be attacked that day?

        If you think she is a coward than that is fine. None of us know her or anyone else's motivations but I do know that she doesn't care about anyone of our opinions. She has done well and been successful.

        I will say this though and something that I hate about political discussions in general, I rarely find a republican OR democrat that can see the other side to an argument and actually hear that side out. No one party has a monopoly on ignorance or arrogance.

        • GrandCentral

          08/30/2012 at 9:34 AM

          I don't think that all black people should be Democrats. In fact let's exclude race from the equation – I believe that all people should vote for candidates and policy that closely align with their best interests. The issue we have today is that the parties are no longer incubators of multiple ideas and solutions. Especially the Republican Party. They've gone to a place that they have never gone before. Also, we can't be a nation where every man is out for themselves. As a country, we are only as strong as our weakest link. We can't sit back and say "I made it, i'm good," and not give a shit about our neighbors. This is the ideology that the Republican Party is strongly embracing. Did you listen to Paul Ryan's acceptance speech in Virginia? This is exactly what he said –

          "But America is more than just a place … it's an idea. It's the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes."

          Paul Ryan actually repeated some of this stuff in his acceptance speech last night. I'm sorry, we have to read between the lines on every word that comes out of the mouths of everyone. Any Black person that can hear that from a man who is seeking the 2nd highest position in the land, and is ok with that and supports the Republican Party, must be questioned. The same goes for Secretary Rice.

          Condoleezza was caught shopping and having a good time in New York City, well after the events of the morning. You are absolutely right, she doesn't care what we think. I actually like post Bush Administration Secretary Rice, she has given really great speeches that related to me as a young black woman, and she has spoken openly about the inequalities that exist for poor and minority children.

          I actually listen to both sides and can take pro and cons from both. However, when a party is similar to the cute boy you like, if he tells you repeatedly that you are ugly and he doesn't like you, he can't stand you and he spits on you in front of all your friends – there is something wrong if you keep running back to him or you still like him. That is the Republican Party with their regards for African-Americans and our votes. They don't like us, they don't want us and they don't need us. In the words of VP Biden – "this is not your granddaddy's Republican Party."

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/30/2012 at 12:45 PM

            Preach.

            Condi Rice was a Republican before the Tea-Party invaded them and co-opted their belief system with radical, fundamentalist bullshit. Condi even denounced birthers at the RNC, yet goes on stage and throws her full support behind candidates that don't embody one ounce of her moderate-republican beliefs.

            Imagine how young, idealist Condi must look at her grown self. She's become an advocate of everything she hates: Racism, classicism, sexism and xenophobia.

            SMH.

          • mena

            08/30/2012 at 8:20 PM

            "we promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes"

            If our educational system was equal across the board, I would actually like this quote.

  3. mena

    08/30/2012 at 4:31 AM

    Also, requiring an ID to vote is something that I actually agree with and have yet to understand why you wouldn't require an ID to vote though I recognize that in some states certain IDs are accepted over others.

    • @mdcunningham87

      08/30/2012 at 5:05 AM

      The idea itself is sound, which is why most people end up supporting it. But when you look at how they're trying to do it, you can clearly see the biases present. It's a play to suppress voters…the GOP has pretty much acknowledged it.

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        08/30/2012 at 12:46 PM

        Yup. They haven't even tried to be clandestine about this.

    • Smilez_920

      08/30/2012 at 7:15 AM

      Nobody is against voters showing ID, like @MC stated its how their doing it. Let's be honest the voter ID fraud issue is being overdone. Now, in some states their trying to say college ID is not enough of an ID, which is ridiculous. That law was not made to protect people, it was made to keep certain groups ( lower middle class, black and young people) out of the voting booth.

      • mena

        08/30/2012 at 9:13 AM

        But the law should be implemented eventually. In SC, the DOJ struck it down which was fair however, having an ID to vote makes logical sense. And I have yet to hear one reason why this shouldn't be required. I hope that after this election cycle (which is the reason why so many have a problem with the law which is fair and justified) that this gets cleared up. In 2016, I don't want to hear one democrat complain about this law once since they would have had 4 years to work out a solution.

        • Smilez_920

          08/30/2012 at 9:37 AM

          Again people have no problem with making ppl have ID to vote. This law is limiting the type of I'd that you can use which is unfair. College ID should be used with no problem,

          College ID, drivers liscence, non drivers liscence ID, ( for older ppl) Medicade cards with their photo on it .

          As far as I've known before this law you always had to have some form of ID to vote anyway. So to me what their trying to do is limit the type of legal ID you can use, to make it difficult for certain ppl to vote.

          Like someone stated below a lady had her state ID with her. They asked if she was married, she said yes , they requested that showed it to them. Last time I checked that didnt need to be a requirement.

          • mena

            08/30/2012 at 10:37 AM

            And this is what the democratic party should work on after the 2012 elections. They should work within their state legislatures to make sure that certain ID's can be used and some of them can't be used.

            It makes no sense that I have to use an ID to do so much in life but yet to vote for the leader of the free world, I don't need an ID but simply a card.

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/30/2012 at 12:51 PM

            And therein lies the point of the contention – creating an issue out of THIN AIR to make it seem like a huge problem that needs massive change.

            Voter fraud occurs at the alarming rate of 0.0004 percent of all voters, yet the laws put in place to stop this "problem" will disenfranchise close to 20% of all voters. That's not smart policy, that's juking the numbers in your favour.

          • mena

            08/30/2012 at 3:43 PM

            I think you are missing my point: the republicans have made an issue out of this and obviously, there are enough people who are on board with it. I know the historical context and understand where the democrats are coming from. What the dems need to do, so that this issue can be put to rest, is that by 2016, not only should people be registered to vote (something that they went all out for during the 2008 election cycle) BUT they need to make sure that people have the appropriate ID required by their state.

            And regardless if one person or 80,000 people commit voter fraud, fraud is fraud. We have seen how a few votes can win or lose a state (ie. 2000 election #florida).

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/30/2012 at 6:52 PM

            But don't you see a huge problem with the concept that it's the Democrats job to inform all citizens of voting laws? It's their job to get people to vote FOR THEM, and the fact that the onus is on them to correct the Republicans lies is scary.

            And the issue in Florida was not about the type of voter fraud they are trying to protect themselves from now with their legislation. That was election fraud.

          • mena

            08/30/2012 at 7:23 PM

            Should have been clear with Florida: I brought that point in to show how a few votes can determine an election.

            Jeez, you and GrandCentral have me on my toes today.

            Do I think it's a problem that the dems have to inform citizens of their rights? Yes. But they are the inclusive party and as such, them wanting to show how they are tolerant and work for the whole, is simply a task they must take on.

            This is what happens when you allow for the other team to always have you on defense.

    • GrandCentral

      08/30/2012 at 9:37 AM

      I respectfully disagree with you. We have a Voter Registration process for a reason. This country consistently had low voter turnout until 2008. Voting is a right, not a privilege and should not be subjected to such strict scrutiny. Voting should be made easier, not harder.

      • mena

        08/30/2012 at 10:34 AM

        Voting is indeed a right AND a privelage. If you are a felon, you can't vote. In some states, if you are a convicted felon, you can't vote.

        People are going too far with this whole, voting should be easier and not harder. Isn't it easy to just show a picture ID and vote.

        Also, in some states, as long as you have a voter registration card, w/o picture, you can still vote.

        For your point on the scrutiny of voting, it should be scrutinized in order to make sure that fraud DOESN'T happen.

        Again, I understand why people are upset but no one has yet to state why there shouldn't be a required ID. You use an ID for everything else.

        • GrandCentral

          08/30/2012 at 11:36 AM

          Sorry, I have to respectfully disagree with you again. Voting is not a privilege. Our right is bounded by the US Constitution. Purchasing alcohol is a privilege. Driving a car is a privilege. These are privileges that are rightly labeled so and rightly require ID. Voting is not everything else and shouldn't be subjected to such a comparison. A felon can get their voting rights reinstated, its just a lengthy and discouraging process which I whole heatedly disagree with. There is no Fraud in our voting process. The fraud that is being tied to all these legislative changes are not even viable to be considered fraud. Incidents took place accounting for less than 3%, which is what the legislatures are using as evidence of "fraud." Those incidents involved people who moved and didn't change their polling place or thought they did, but somehow the system counts them as voting twice (this has happened to me); the absentee ballot process could result in double votes, if the incorrect information is given at the polling station. These are simple errors, not massive conspiracy theorist attempts to fraud the voting system.

          You and I can agree to disagree, that's the beauty of a debate. However, I ask you think on this, small actions have the capability to grow into larger actions. There is always an agenda and ultimately a higher purpose. Today, we allow our right to be infringed upon by letting a legislature tell us that voting is a privilege and not a right, and requiring us to show an ID for no reason (treating it as a privilege), when there is a voter registration process, how will we combat the bigger threat when they tell us that we need to take an intelligence/literacy test or apply a hidden fee? What will we do then? We won't have voice then and it will be too late, all because we allowed them to convince us our right was a privilege, and allowed them to treat it as such.

          • mena

            08/30/2012 at 3:57 PM

            I think you are going to an extreme.

            First thing first, let's not forget Acorn. The group that probably started this entire mess and gave the republicans the fire that they needed. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB12418275064610243

            As for the agenda, I agree with you so why not beat them at their own game? Why not use resources to start getting people a photo ID for the 2012 election? Honestly, though the way the republican party is going about this is shady, what they are asking for makes logical sense.

            And yes, I do appreciate a good debate which you have given me.

          • mena

            08/30/2012 at 3:59 PM

            *meant the 2016 election*

        • J.Crawford

          08/30/2012 at 1:35 PM

          I'm saddened and pissed off that people are STILL on the whole "Felons Can't Vote" train; I believe deep in my soul that the General Public doesn't give a Flying f^#k about Accepting Punishment, SERVING Time, and Truly becoming Reformed and Productive Members of Society.This whole Felons Not being able to Vote is on the Long, Hypocritical List of basically Saying "You did a Crime and you will Never be Forgiven on Paper OR by Public Opinion, therefore When you Get Released, THIS WILL Happen to You:

          1. No Loans or Financial Aid to Attend School
          *2. Find a Job that Pays LESS than Minimum Wage because Good Jobs will Disqualify based on Criminal Record
          *2.1 If you DO get a Good Job, SOMEBODY (who Wants your Job or Doesn't believe in REdemption and Forgiveness) will Look Up your Record, Complain and you WILL get Fired
          3. Can't get Good Housing to Get Away from the Bad Neighborhood that Enabled Deviant Behavior because a Criminal Record Disqualifies
          4. Can't Vote becaus of Criminal Record
          5. Shot Credit Score for Eternity because of Criminal Record
          6. Etc"

          • J.Crawford

            08/30/2012 at 1:36 PM

            As somebody who has worked at a Halfway House and Community Correction facility to TRY and get Men, Women, and Teens who Have Paid their Debt to Society, all this talk about America being a Christian Nation is Bullshit, and both MLK and Jesus would be disgusted by all this

          • NurseJilly

            08/30/2012 at 2:07 PM

            Wow… I had no idea anyone with a criminal record was up against all that. How are people supposed to "rejoin" society? I agree with you Jesus would be disgusted by a lot of things going on in this world, that included.

          • GrandCentral

            08/30/2012 at 2:16 PM

            Yep! Just look at the Recidivism Rates across the US, it's an atrocity. I won't even jump on my soap box today about the prison systems and it's direct connection to the failing education system. That would blow your mind too.

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/30/2012 at 2:42 PM

            Speaking That Real. This Is Really Some Sad Stuff That These Obstacles Aren't Talked About.

          • mena

            08/30/2012 at 3:46 PM

            I agree that if you have paid your dues to society, you should be granted back your right to vote. However, I brought up that point to show that though every individual supposedly has the right to vote, it is still a privilege that can be taken away.

          • bornscorpion

            08/31/2012 at 1:19 AM

            Dues or no dues. Voting is an inalienable RIGHT that should not be taken away regardless as to wtf. Essentially, voting is simply submitting an opinion on a matter for mere acknowledgement and consideration — which is to be given for no more than the sheer fact that you exist. As a natural person you are to be rightfully acknowledged AND considered in matters that may affect your nature/life. Whenever a citizen's opinion is not even allowed much less considered, that citizen is being what? Alienated.

          • mena

            08/31/2012 at 8:31 AM

            Can't agree with this. If you are in prison, you shouldn't be allowed to vote. Your rights are taken away until you have served your time.

          • GrandCentral

            08/30/2012 at 2:20 PM

            You are spot on! I do not agree with ANYONE losing their right to vote. The net loss has not been fully assessed in this situation and the people in power refuse to see what a detriment it is to the country, to submit convicted felons to such unconscionable post -prison circumstances. It truly has a trickle down effect.

  4. DWilson

    08/30/2012 at 4:59 AM

    I'm not going to say she is a coward. She just believes in what she does because she made it. I'm not saying it's right or wrong but their are plenty of ppl like this. Ex: Some blacks were like "we made it" when Obama won the election others said "ok HE made it". She made her own way so she is not going to care about the ppl on the bottom..(she more than likely feels if I made it then so can you). She is looking out for self, just like everybody else. Now I will admit some of these rules to vote are dumb, I know for example a woman went to vote she had her drivers license (it was valid) but when she gave it to them they asked if she was married. She said yes and then they asked for a copy of her marriage license. Some states really are trying to find ways not to let some ppl vote.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/30/2012 at 12:57 PM

      That's really messed up for that woman being jerked around like that.

      In regards to Condi, my problem with her going up to speak in support of Ryan & Romney is the fact that she had zero ties to The Tea Party and she could have lived the rest of her life without acknowledging their existence. But the fact that she supports these guys in the face of their NEW intense war on women, their NEW attacks on fixing health care and their NEW attacks on racial equality should have kept her away.

      She may be rich, but women's rights and racial inequality will always affect her until the day she dies.

    • GrandCentral

      08/30/2012 at 2:23 PM

      That's bullshit! A scare tactic. I hope she reported this to the board of elections. They did not need her marriage license. Stuff like this upsets me to my core.

  5. Lady Ngo

    08/30/2012 at 5:50 AM

    IDK about Condi but there are def a lot of minorities (both women and POC) that are part of the republican party just to get some shine. Its easier to get noticed and get some airtime as a minority who cosigns (whether they really believe it or not) the republican bullshiggidy than it is as a democrat. Or at least this is the conclusion i've come to.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/30/2012 at 12:58 PM

      I hope that is what Ms. Mia Love is trying to do.

  6. Shaun

    08/30/2012 at 1:54 PM

    I don't get the ID card debate. Where I live, at 18 yrs; the legal voting age, the onus is on the citizen to get a picture national ID card. This also acts as automatic voter registration. On election day ALL voters going to the polls are REQUIRED to have that ID card, no substitutes allowed. No student ID, nothing. And this has been our system for years and it works. As for Condi, if she were a poor, undereducated black woman, she would be voting democrat. Enough said.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/30/2012 at 2:48 PM

      The problem is in the states, there are many people who don't need photo ID or weren't provided photo ID that their state now deems insufficient. Some older people who don't drive may not have photo ID and that's a LOT of people. Some younger people who haven't gotten their drivers license yet are now being told that their other forms of photo ID are not good enough.

      The problem is, none of this stuff was an issue during the LAST election, and to ask people to go through cumbersome bureaucracy just to get ID so they can vote is a HEADACHE most people don't want to go through.

      • Smilez_920

        08/30/2012 at 5:01 PM

        Even when they go through the process, this new made up sense of fear that millions of ppl are walking around commuting voting fraud, has some " unwanted ppl" taking policing the polls into their own hands.

        No one has a problem with ppl needing I'd to vote, but to limit what LEGAL ID you can use is crazy and is a tactic being used to stop certain groups of ppl from voting. Again any ID that I can use at the bank, give to a police officer etc.. As proff of ID , I should be able to use at the voting polls.

      • iluvwhoiluv

        08/31/2012 at 9:35 AM

        I just wrote a very long response to this topic but it is seeking "site approval". (giggles)…when did long winded equate cussing…

  7. iluvwhoiluv

    08/31/2012 at 9:33 AM

    "Again any ID that I can use at the bank, give to a police officer etc..I should be able to use at the voting polls…"

    I definitely agree. I, too, am not arguing that the ID isn't necessary, but why change it to a type of ID which will be hard for a lot of people to get in time for the election. Like the situation in Pennsylvania as it pertains to voting. How are they going to get all those people, especially the ones in Philadelphia, the right type of ID in time for the election? If the voter fraud thing was really such an issue, why wasn't it addressed back in the last election? It only seems to be an issue now when they are trying to get Obama out of office; if they can find ways to suppress places which would normally vote Democrat, then it will be easier for a Republican to get in office. If they felt like they could really win fair and square against Obama, why go through extremes to cheat?

    I'm just saddened that Condi, whose accomplishments and candor I have a lot of respect for, can back a party which has become so extreme they want to force women to carry children which have been the result of rape or incest, suppress voter rights, make Medicare a voucher program (which my grandmother heavily depends on), and lower taxes on the people who pay the least taxes.

    On the same token, I don't agree with the statement "if you are black, you have to vote Democrat." A person should sit down and listen to the debates, see who is in alignment with what you represent. In some cases, it may not be either person. The problem is that sometimes we are so blinded by political affiliation, when the party is talking out of their asses, no one wants to step up and say anything, in fear of being a "traitor."

    Like, there are probably Republicans who are not in agreement with the direction the party is going in, but if they say anything, they are accused of being "party traitors," rather than being real or speaking the truth. Same goes for Democrats.

    I'm not 100 percent happy with Obama, but I wasn't one of these people who expected him to turn around eight years of Bush damage in four, like some people did when he was voted in. I believed he should have put jobs and unemployment more at the forefront instead of the issue with health care, and once he did address the unemployment issue, he underestimated the amount of stimulus that was needed. There were a couple of times he should have just held his ground but ended up compromising; in some situations, a little too much for comfort.

    However, the stance of the Republican party and the people representing it are not in alignment with my beliefs and do not have my best interest at heart. That is the reason why I am going to give Obama another shot, not just because I'm black or because Obama is black. Because initially, I supported Hillary before Obama won the nomination.

    Just educate yourself. Listen to what the candidates are saying. Read between the lines. Just pay attention. There are so many people who go to the polls, vote for a candidate and have no idea what the person really stands for; I'm not just talking about on a national level but on a state and local level as well.

  8. iluvwhoiluv

    08/31/2012 at 9:34 AM

    Uh oh, I got a site admin approval message….that's a first.

  9. iluvwhoiluv

    08/31/2012 at 9:56 AM

    Oh dear, does that mean I have to type it out all over again….? I was going off the cusp. (sniffs….)

  10. iluvwhoiluv

    08/31/2012 at 12:11 PM

    "Again any ID that I can use at the bank, give to a police officer etc..I should be able to use at the voting polls…"

    This stance I can definitely agree on. I have no objection to people having to show ID when they vote. However, these new voter laws are making it very difficult, and some people (like the situation in Pennsylvania, particularly those in the Philadelphia area) may not get acceptable ID’s in time for this upcoming election. It is amazing this is an issue this year, when the Republicans are trying desperately to get any advantage they can to get Obama out of office, yet the election before, there was none. If the Republicans could truly win fair and square, they wouldn’t need to resort to these type of tactics. Seem kind of suspect to me.

    I admire Condi for her accomplishments and her candor. It is unfortunate she is on the wrong side of the issue. I don’t understand how she can support the Republican Party the way it is now. This is the party that supports not giving a rape or incest victim the choice to abort her baby, instead making her carry the child. People who are getting taxed the least will continue to get breaks while the ones paying the most will get none. Seniors will have to try and buy Medicare because Romney and Ryan want to put it on a voucher program. I don’t understand how she can advocate a party which is dead set on making it harder for senior citizens, women, immigrants, and middle and lower class families.

    Also, I don’t think people should just vote for a candidate because he is a Democrat or a Republican. Listen to what the candidates are saying; are the candidates in alignment with your issues and what you represent? I have no doubt there are a few Republicans who don’t agree with the direction the party is going in, yet if they try to speak up, they are silenced and accused of being traitors. Same for the other side.

    I’d rather hear the truth than see the drawn out process in trying to cover things up. Like the thing with Akin; no need for him to pretty it up; he was just expressing his true beliefs on the situation.

  11. iluvwhoiluv

    08/31/2012 at 12:20 PM

    I have no objection to people having to show ID when they vote. However, these new voter laws are making it very difficult, and some people (like the situation in Pennsylvania, particularly those in the Philadelphia area) may not get acceptable ID’s in time for this upcoming election. It is amazing this is an issue this year, when the Republicans are trying desperately to get any advantage they can to get Obama out of office, yet the election before, there was none. If the Republicans could truly win fair and square, they wouldn’t need to resort to these type of tactics. Seem kind of suspect to me.

    I admire Condi for her accomplishments and her candor. It is unfortunate she is on the wrong side of the issue. I don’t understand how she can support the Republican Party the way it is now. This is the party that supports not giving a rape or incest victim the choice to abort her baby, instead making her carry the child. People who are getting taxed the least will continue to get breaks while the ones paying the most will get none. Seniors will have to try and buy Medicare because Romney and Ryan want to put it on a voucher program. I don’t understand how she can advocate a party which is dead set on making it harder for senior citizens, women, immigrants, and middle and lower class families.

    Also, I don’t think people should just vote for a candidate because he is a Democrat or a Republican. Listen to what the candidates are saying; are the candidates in alignment with your issues and what you represent? I have no doubt there are a few Republicans who don’t agree with the direction the party is going in, yet if they try to speak up, they are silenced and accused of being traitors. Same for the other side. I’d rather hear the truth than see the drawn out process in trying to cover things up. Like the thing with Akin; no need for him to pretty it up; he was just expressing his true beliefs on the situation.

  12. iluvwhoiluv

    08/31/2012 at 12:50 PM

    I have no objection to people having to show ID when they vote. However, these new voter laws are making it very difficult, and some people (like the situation in Pennsylvania, particularly those in the Philadelphia area) may not get acceptable ID’s in time for this upcoming election. It is amazing this is an issue this year, when the Republicans are trying desperately to get any advantage they can to get Obama out of office, yet the election before, there was none. If the Republicans could truly win fair and square, they wouldn’t need to resort to these type of tactics. Seem kind of suspect to me.

  13. iluvwhoiluv

    08/31/2012 at 12:51 PM

    I admire Condi for her accomplishments and her candor. It is unfortunate she is on the wrong side of the issue. I don’t understand how she can support the Republican Party the way it is now. This is the party that supports not giving a rape or incest victim the choice to abort her baby, instead making her carry the child. People who are getting taxed the least will continue to get breaks while the ones paying the most will get none. Seniors will have to try and buy Medicare because Romney and Ryan want to put it on a voucher program. I don’t understand how she can advocate a party which is dead set on making it harder for senior citizens, women, immigrants, and middle and lower class families.

  14. Shaun

    09/05/2012 at 6:47 AM

    How long is the your ID card process? Damn! We have IDs from birth, after the child is registered, he/she receives their national registration number (ID number) and is issued with a non-picture ID to be used until 18. For a country so developed I have to wonder how the good old US can't work out a nationwide system?

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