"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn. My God do you learn."
- C.S. Lewis
It confuses me when I see posts from young progressives about refusing to vote in 2012. Less than a year ago almost 80% of young people didn’t vote in the midterm elections. This is what happened. And this. And this. And this. Just look at what we have to show for that strategy.
Vote. Early and often.
Reblogged for commentary. Voting is your sacred duty in this country and your greatest political power. It’s beyond foolish not to.
(Source: wisconsinforward, via pantslessprogressive)
"William Jefferson Clinton has unimpeachable street cred. The United States’ economy created 23m jobs during the Clinton presidency. Total payroll employment grew 21.1%, far outstripping population growth of 8.9%. (For comparison, under Ronald Reagan, payroll employment grew 17.7%, with 7% population growth; under George W. Bush it grew a miserable 2.3%, well behind population growth of 7.7%.)"
— The Economist
"If it’s Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?"
New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the “smart states.” - RealClearPolitics (via brooklynmutt)
I can hear it now: “My opponent just received an endorsement from liberal rag The New York Times, whose columnists think that the people of the good state of TKTKTK are knuckle-dragging neanderthals — “middle places,” he called ‘em, if I remember right. These are the types of people Barack Obama calls his friends. Is that the kind of person who we want calling the shots for the next four years? I didn’t think so.”