Political Summer Reruns, With No New Programs In Sight

Another devastating, fatal, senseless shooting.
Another self-deceiving reply: "Who could have predicted?!"
Another set of excuses not to talk about sensible gun laws.

 

Real-World Divisions vs Olympic-Sized Visions

Some competitors are caught doping, some are expelled for throwing matches, but at least none are going after each other with drone attacks or car bombs.

 

Facing Violence With More Than Silence

Politicians avoid talking gun control
and get away with it when it's not an issue.
Then a terrible act occurs, guns are an issue,
and pols say it's the wrong time to talk about it.

 

Batman Fights Bane, Mitt-Man is Bain

In the movies, a military contractor turns to peace and Iron Man ends up leading the Avengers. In the real world, military contractors stick to war and end up funding the conservative agenda. When his uncle was killed by gun violence, Peter Parker fought for justice as Spiderman.

 

It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity

As our nation faces a scorching heatwave
in the midst of the hottest year on record,
climate change deniers simply blame "summer."

 

VIDEO: Rep. Keith Ellison Speaks to DL Minneapolis About Photo Voter ID

From DL Minneapolis' Steve Timmer:

Congressman Ellison has some strong views about what is really afoot in the efforts around the country to adopt photo voter ID requirements, and he doesn’t like it. He explained why when he came to Drinking Liberally on Thursday July 5, 2012.

 

Mitt Romney: No Declarations, Less Independence

Romney declared the health mandate wasn't a tax,
fearful he'd seem a tax-increasing Governor;
then sided with the Court declaring it is a tax,
hopeful to make Obama a tax-increasing President.

 

From Courtly Demeanor to Courting Disaster

The Supreme Court used to respect precedent,
but in refusing Montana's Citizens United challenge,
a body of nine non-elected Justices ruled in favor
of major change to our election law of the last century.

 

For Mitt's Every Action, An Equal and Opposite Retraction

Romney forcefully disagrees with the President
over support of undocumented immigrant youth,
but then back pedals from clarifying
whether as President he'd repeal the policy.

 

The Right-Wing Urge To Purge

Florida plans a purge of its voter rolls,
disenfranchising many of its own citizens
...because the most secure democracy
is the one where the fewest participate.

 

When We Don't Remember, We Don't Recall

When we don't remember it was organized labor
that brought us weekends, wages & work safety,
it becomes easier to vote for a Governor
who stands against unions' interests & our own.

 

Romney: At Last, In Last, Just Plain Last

At last, Romney won the race
by being the last one in the race.
He did outlast the outcast cast
but did he come in first, or hang out last?

 

It's Hip To Be Critical, Not Hypocritical

Every Memorial Day, we remember our war dead, we pray to end wars & promise to lessen such loss -- while we leave a force in Afghanistan, threaten Iran and accept the the casualties caused by drone strikes.

 

It's Hip To Be Critical, Not Hypocritical

Every Memorial Day, we remember our war dead,
we pray to end wars & promise to lessen such loss
-- while we leave a force in Afghanistan, threaten Iran
and accept the the casualties caused by drone strikes.

 

Unclassy Lessons for the Class of 2012

As students celebrate graduation around the country,
they learn you can become a Presidential candidate
if you showed leadership bullying a peer in high school.

 

Biding Time or BIDEN TIME?

Was President Obama still "evolving" on equality,
was it just his strategy that was metamorphosing,
-- or did the Vice President's off-the-cuff comments
jumpstart a sudden survival-of-the-fittest sprint?

 

A Big Week for Living Liberally

Every week is big for Living Liberally. With 250+ chapters, no week goes by without guest speakers, candidates and advocates, without special events and new promotions.

But this is a particularly big week -- not only because of what we're doing but who we're doing it with.

 

Mitt's Way vs May Day. Newt's Day? No Way...

Workers rallied & picketed & marched
to celebrate & defend their rights
while the man who opposed child labor laws
ended his own job hunt for the White House.

 

The Romney Rule: Dislike Unto Others As They Dislike Unto You

All Romney had to do was take stands against
women seeking healthcare, Hispanics seeking respect,
African-Americans seeking justice & gays seeking equality
...and it worked: he finally beat Newt Gingrich.

 

The Romney Rule: Dislike Unto Others As They Dislike Unto You

All Romney had to do was take stands against
women seeking healthcare, Hispanics seeking respect,
African-Americans seeking justice & gays seeking equality
...and it worked: he finally beat Newt Gingrich.