Coffee Rhetoric: 47 percent
Showing posts with label 47 percent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 47 percent. Show all posts

September 24, 2012

Intersection of Madness & Reality- Black People & Voter Suppression

I am exploring a new feature here on Coffee Rhetoric. As I still consider this a personal blog platform where I'm the sole writer and contributor and hadn't really entertained the prospect of featuring other work, this election year is stretched tighter than an aging Hollywood actress’s face. As aware as I fancy myself to be, I’m not well-versed in the art of writing about political issues… at least not with enough insight and snark as I insert into other ramblings. Writing about the social impact of popular-culture, the arts, film, etc. is more my speed. So I “stay in my lane” as it were, with little to no regret. However, one of my favorite online platforms features a lot of interesting content and is predominantly political in its approach. I can't think of a better blog to cross-posts from. Going forth, I will be re-publishing excerpts from Intersection of Madness & Reality’s more highly-charged posts on politics, political figures, and related content, on a frequent basis, starting now…

Voter Suppression: We Survived the Slave Ships; Those Voter ID Laws Ain’t Shit to Black Folks

By Rippa; Orig. published Sept. 22, 2012

Listen; in 2016 it could very well be nearly impossible to cast a vote if you’re African-American. Given the way things are playing out right now, Barack Obama winning in November could be the end of the black vote. If you think his 2008 victory pissed off the GOP, wait till you see what happens once he secures a second term. If you think they made it harder for “certain people” to vote this year, you ain’t seen nothing yet. White Supremacy will be so mad that Obama kicked its ass twice in a row that they’ll make it even harder for us to vote. Yep, Jim Crow will be back like a mu’fugga.

September 18, 2012

Mitt Romney Is Not Here For 47% of You

Mitt(ens) Romney aspires to be at the helm of the highest U.S. government office. However, I'm not sure how he can reconcile being the President of the United States with his disdain for the working-class and the poor and his perpetuation of class-division. Anything less than wealthy is nothing more than sheer, unadulterated laziness as far as he and his ilk are concerned. 

Proving just how out-of-touch and misinformed he is, Romney was secretly recorded making several incendiary statements about Obama supporters while in the company of people of his fellow millionaires, during a [$50,000 a plate] fundraiser at the home of private-equity manager [and sex-party aficianado] Marc Leder, on May 17. One of the most notable comments he spewed...
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it, that… that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. These are people who pay no income tax.”