January 2nd, 2013
Inspired by Rev. Al’s closing statement tonight. The hint of a rhyme inspired me to develop a new proposed GOP motto: “ive and let ive” (that’s the GOP version of “live and let live”).
“With a New Year comes a new beginning, a time to reassess, to renew, to make resolutions. But in politics with the GOP, we’re seeing it’s the same-old-same-old. They continue to push a repressive agenda, an agenda like on the issue of voter suppression… The War on Women exploded in 2012. Republicans pushed through 43 new restrictions on abortion, and they’re promising to make more this year. This is why we must continue to fight, and this year for the first time since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act is gone, blocked by an extreme Republican Congress who let it die without a vote. And this year, the Billionaire Boys Club stands ready once again to try and buy elections. The Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson spent hundreds of millions of dollars and in this new year they’re already pledging more. This is why the fight continues. We didn’t fight last year just over an election, we fought for a direction: a direction of fairness, a direction of democracy. The fight continues. Happy New Year. Keep prepared to come to the battlefield.” – Rev. Al’s closing statement tonight
Here’s Rev. Al’s stirring closing statement tonight (the quote is at the beginning).
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