Nancy Pelosi wishes John Boehner would man up

John Boehner is having a very hard time with the idea of not automatically putting his political party and the super rich first:

MSNBC: “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have much sympathy for her successor’s predicament. “Figure it out,” she scolded Speaker John Boehner about dealing with the fiscal cliff.

“Pelosi cited her own experience dealing with President George W. Bush’s request to fund the unpopular war in Iraq. A fierce opponent of the war, Pelosi still wanted to ensure that the troops weren’t left high and dry. Her strategy: hold multiple votes. Democrats could go on record as opposing the war, but could still vote to fund it.

“Do you know what it was like for me to bring a bill to the floor to fund the war in Iraq?” Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday afternoon. “It’s tough, but you have to do it if you don’t want to put your members on the spot. Figure it out. We did.” [...]

“Working on the same principle, Pelosi urged Boehner to bring up a bill extending middle-class tax rates under a suspension of the rules, which would require a two-thirds majority to pass—something she thinks is possible. Tax rates for the wealthiest Americans would then automatically go up at year’s end. “It’s painful, but it’s the job he signed up for,” said Pelosi.

“Democrats say they won’t accept a solution unless it includes tax rate increases for America’s wealthiest. Closing loopholes and capping tax deductions for the wealthy—as some Republicans have suggested—is not enough, say the Dems.”

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2012 Election Map: just a little reminder for Mitt Romney and Stuart Stevens

The part of this day that Romney “carried” was exactly 206 to Obama’s 332. I believe the GOP would have called that an ass-whooping, had the numbers been reversed…



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It’s just what we suspected all along: homophobia is likely repressed homosexual attraction

This should surprise absolutely no one:

Study: Homophobic people likely repressing homosexual attraction – A research team from the University of Rochester, the University of Essex, England, and the University of California in Santa Barbara found that “[h]omophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires.” “Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves,” the study’s lead author, Netta Weinstein, explained.

Also, too, people who say homosexuality is a choice. I don’t recall choosing to be heterosexual. Or people who think others can be influenced by or changed into homosexuals, somehow, by seeing gay couples or being ‘exposed’ to ‘the lifestyle.’

Most of us can see that people who are so threatened by gays and marriage equality and homosexuality in general might actually be afraid of their own feelings and reactions.