Vice President Biden is laughing... are you? At the 2012 Vice Presidential debate, Vice President Biden spent 90 minutes laughing and rolling his eyes to try and distract from his inability to defend the last four years and provide a vision for the next four.
What say you -- was the veep's laughter as inappropriate as the RNC claims?
Even the GOP understands the need to appeal to minority voters, so in October 2011, it launched RNClatinos.com, a Spanish-language site where "Republican National Committee can connect with Hispanic voters, and Hispanic voters can hear Hispanic Republican leaders."
Problem is, the top left corner of the site featured a stock photo of Asian children. (The photo was taken down earlier today after U.S. News & World Report'sWashington Whispers blog got wind of it.)
Whatever -- photo or not, Obama still maintains a 43-point lead among Latinos.
Normally, something akin to what Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in South Carolina would cause an uproar -- and it still has time to -- but his comments were typical Republican blame game stuff; all that people can do at this point is chuckle. What exactly did Rubio say?
For all the policy disagreements that we have with our president, it is hard to understate how much he inspired people across this country four years ago.
We have not seen such a divisive figure in modern American history as we have over the last three and a half years.
Far be it to point out all the Republican policy blocks over President Obama's tenure (and there are way too many to simply link). This is a notion that Brad Woodhouse of the Democratic National Committee acknowledged with the ol' side-eyed rebuttal:
No one has tried harder to reach across the aisle on everything from jobs and trade to a plan to get our fiscal house in order than has President Obama and every step of the way Republican leaders have either buckled to the far right wing of their party or decided to put politics ahead of moving our country forward.
A few days ago, the GOP-led House
passed a military budget with a hefty $642 billion price tag -- $8 billion more than what President Obama and the Pentagon had agreed on with Congress. With the defense budget skyrocketing, cuts are coming from other programs, most notably government-subsidized food stamps.
Chat Allen, a mother of three who works only part-time, offered this insight:
They have so much money that maybe they can tighten their belts and not live as luxuriously as they live. They've earned it, but there are people who are hungry and who dig in the trash every day just to get something to eat.
This certainly isn't polishing the GOP's image. The budget has been met with less-than-enthusiastic responses in the Democrat-led Senate, which likely will try to reallocate those funds back to public works.