If They Knew

June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“[Romney] was more specific during the primaries. He was for self-deportation: he was for making it so miserable for immigrants in this country that they would simply leave the country. But Mitt Romney’s problem with a lot of these issues is the Republican Party’s problem with these issues. They cant tell you what they’re really for because if you knew what they were really all about, nobody would vote for them. The Republican Party uses immigration as a wedge issue, for instance; but they know full well that if they were to actually deport all 12 million or so illegal immigrants in this country, that various industries like agriculture would simply collapse.”

  • Ron Reagan Jr. Son of President Ronald Reagan, June 26th, 2012
  • Source: HARDBALL with Chris Mathews (video)
  • Context: Ron Reagan was commenting on the current Republican Party’s stance on immigration. His fathers 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act made amnesty possible for three million illegal immigrants.
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Apology

June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“But this is absolutely a mandate, its absolutely forced, its absolutely police powers from the federal government, and its going to be be 5-4. And if I’m wrong I will come on and I will play your clip and I will apologize for being an idiot.”

  • Bill O’reilly, March 26th, 2012
  • Source: The O’reilly Factor (video, 4:20)
  • Context: O’reilly was referring to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 (also known as “ObamaCare” or “RomneyCare”) being struck down by the Supreme Court. On this show, he disagreed with his guest regarding the constitutionality of the individual mandate. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld PPACA in its entirety.

Disenfranchisement

June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“We are focused on making sure we meet our obligations that we’ve talked about for years. Pro Second Amendment…done. First pro life legislation, abortion facility regulations, in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”

  • Republican State Representative Mike Turzai Of Pennsylvania
  • Source: HARDBALL With Chris Mathews (video)
  • Context: Representative Turzai made this comment during a closed meeting of notable Republicans and their supporters. The crowd cheers after he declares that Voter ID, Republican legislation which will in effect disenfranchise many voters, will allow Governor Romney to win the state.

Dumbing Down Our Future

June 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”

  • Source: 2012 State (Texas) Republican Party Platform [PDF]
  • Context: The Texas Republican Party has been rewriting the curriculum for the entire state of Texas. The above excerpt is from the 2012 Platform of the Texas Republican Party, available on their website. They have faced a lot of criticism which include historical revisionism and political indoctrination. The publication of this document has now confirmed that criticism.

Scared

June 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

“You’re absolutely right. I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me. I’m like, ‘I’m on your side.'”

  • Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee (2009-2011), November 9, 2009
  • Source: Interview with TV One’s Roland Martin (video)
  • Context: Michael Steele response to Roland Martin’s comment that “white Republicans have been scared of black folks.”

Etch-A-Sketch

June 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again.”

  • Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney’s Senior Adviser, March 21st, 2012
  • Source: Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien (video)
  • Context: When asked in a CNN interview whether the former Massachusetts governor had been forced to adopt conservative positions in the rugged race that could hurt his standing with moderates in November’s general election.

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