Is it to be inequality or equal opportunity?
Under a headline “Obama Moves to the Right in a Partisan War of Words,” The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes notes Democratic operatives have been hitting back hard against the President or any other Democratic politician talking about income…
Inequality for ALL. #p2
If you are a woman & vote republican these days, something is really wrong somewhere in your life. I forgive you but can’t help but wonder why.
A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.
1. If you’re a woman married to a successful politician, and you are a successful politician, you only got there because of your man. Duh. Even if you were considered a rising political star before you married him. [Note: This doesn’t apply to Elizabeth Dole. OBVIOUSLY.]
2. If you’ve ever been a single mom and broke, scared and working several jobs to get through school, that part of your past doesn’t count in your life story if you marry a supportive nice guy later. As Disney has taught us, princes wipe the slate clean.
3. If a man leaves his wife in charge of the kids while he advances his career—basically every family man who’s ever been deployed in the military—he’s a hero. If a woman does it, she’s a criminally horrible mom.
We need another FDR to fight these new Economic Royalists of today.
Franklin Roosevelt loomed large in American popular culture. Elected to four terms as America’s president, he became a familiar presence on the radio and in newspapers, magazines, and newsreels. Inevitably, his well-known likeness appeared on products ranging from clocks and lamps, such as this one, to calendars, bookends, and jigsaw puzzles.
In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:
The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.
Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career