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Subject line: "Not One Dime Cut From Social Security" ("from," or at least signed by, Robert Borosage of Campaign for America's Future*).

Aside from the faux bluster of "not one dime," Borosage is all about "no cuts." But why not:

  1. Drop eligibility to 60
  2. Increase benefits
  3. Make benefits birth date-neutral

That's what the 12-Word Platform does.

NOTE * Double focus test winner: "America" and "Future"! "Campaign" is nice, too, implying as it does an endless campaign that doesn't actually win anything, but collects a lot of money along the way. Yay!

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Rangoon78's picture
Submitted by Rangoon78 on

Oprah's modest proposal:


While promoting ‘The Butler’ in the UK, Oprah Winfrey said that critics of Barack Obama are motivated by racism, and that ultimately, ‘demographic pruning’ would be needed to stamp out racism, the Huffington Post reported Friday.
“‘There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die,’ she told the BBC's Will Gompertz.”

Could one avoid the demographic pruning shears by proving he voted for Obama? I firmly believe many were loath to speak/vote against the mixed race candidate for rear of being dubbed a racist; then, once they'd made that choice, the piled on the holdouts of their demographic like me (old, white, male.)

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Submitted by hyperpolarizer on

As part of a mixed-race family I call bullshit on Oprah. I know, not hard to do.

People are against Obama because he's a sociopath and lousy president. He's the first person to run on a Democratic ticket for whom I did not vote-- and I cast my first presidential vote for McGovern in 1972.

Quite honestly, Tavis Smiley called it when he said (if I recall correctly) that Obama ain't black enough. My view is this: in most Afroamerican families in America, slavery was still a living memory for people born after mid-20th century, in that there would be a grandmother or an aunt or uncle who had known someone who knew actual slaves, or remembered stories, directly recalled, of slavery times. That is simply not true for Obama; whatever his skin-tone, he grew up outside that milieu.