1. Prop 8: Unconstitutional

    The court system in California has ruled that Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriages in the state, is unconstitutional. However, the ruling was that revoking rights previously granted.

    Reading commentary on the ruling, I think that this decision will probably not go to the Supreme Court. The ruling was on the constitutionality of revoking rights. It says the proposition to appeal a proposition which gives a group new right is unconstitutional. Because of the limited nature of the ruling, a national precedent has not been set except in those states, such as Iowa, who have extended the right of marriage to all people. However, the ruling said nothing about the right of marriage for everyone. This ruling can be used a precedent in future cases in which states attempt to remove rights, but it cannot really be used by people arguing for the right to marry for everyone. It is still a landmark victory for the LGBT community, but not as significant as some believe.

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  2. Mitt Romney supports Bailouts … kinda

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-rush-freaks-20120112,0,16119.story

    Mitt Romney acknowledged the bailouts of the automotive industry were just like his time at Bain Capital. Romney thought the bailouts were wrong. So, by the transitive property, Mitt Romney believes Mitt Romney’s role at Bain was wrong.

    Republicans are trying to spin Romney’s role at Bain as a success of capitalism. However, by doing this, they are giving credence to the bailouts which they all rail against so loudly.

    Romney is a flip-flopping slime-ball who is only interested in election and he is the best that Republicans have in this election cycle.

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  4. shortformblog:

Peace out, Jon: Three reasons Huntsman’s quitting the race
Great for the general election. Not so great for the primaries. Jon Huntsman was long the odd man out in the 2012 election, the guy with just enough support in most polls to show up at most of the debates, but never enough to be the focus of them. While his politics found fans (particularly his early pro-science stance, which stood out from the rest of the GOP and he later flip-flopped on), he was attempting to be the un-cola in a year when every other candidate in the race was trying to prove exactly how conservative they were. Huntsman will end his campaign Monday (a day after winning an endorsement from The State, South Carolina’s largest newspaper) and will offer his support to Mitt Romney, a guy he didn’t hide his animosity towards. Here’s why:
one Huntsman never faced the kinds of controversy that faced Mitt Romney or Ron Paul did, he did face skepticism from the conservatives that he needed to impress during the season’s primaries. They skewed right; he skewed moderate.
two His most recent job was the U.S. ambassador to China, giving him three negative marks: One, he was a foreign affairs candidate in a campaign focused on the economy, he worked under Obama, and it gave some on the right xenophobic fodder.
three Perhaps the most damaging? He put all of his eggs in one basket — New Hampshire — in hopes he’d pull out a squeaker which he could build on. And his third-place showing was not enough to set that long-term momentum. source
(photo by Gage Skidmore)
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    Great for the general election. Not so great for the primaries. Jon Huntsman was long the odd man out in the 2012 election, the guy with just enough support in most polls to show up at most of the debates, but never enough to be the focus of them. While his politics found fans (particularly his early pro-science stance, which stood out from the rest of the GOP and he later flip-flopped on), he was attempting to be the un-cola in a year when every other candidate in the race was trying to prove exactly how conservative they were. Huntsman will end his campaign Monday (a day after winning an endorsement from The State, South Carolina’s largest newspaper) and will offer his support to Mitt Romney, a guy he didn’t hide his animosity towards. Here’s why:

    • one Huntsman never faced the kinds of controversy that faced Mitt Romney or Ron Paul did, he did face skepticism from the conservatives that he needed to impress during the season’s primaries. They skewed right; he skewed moderate.
    • two His most recent job was the U.S. ambassador to China, giving him three negative marks: One, he was a foreign affairs candidate in a campaign focused on the economy, he worked under Obama, and it gave some on the right xenophobic fodder.
    • three Perhaps the most damaging? He put all of his eggs in one basket — New Hampshire — in hopes he’d pull out a squeaker which he could build on. And his third-place showing was not enough to set that long-term momentum. source

    (photo by Gage Skidmore)

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  5. jon huntsman: goodbye. Why?

    former Utah governor Jon Huntsman has announced his withdrawal from the GOP race for nominee for the presidency. Following his disappointing third place finish in New Hamoshire, he did not receive his much needed bump in national polls. he is currently poling in single digits.

    Huntsman’s withdrawal will bolster front runner Mitt Romney’s poll numbers and may lead to a knock out blow in south Carolina on the 21st.

    Jon Huntsman was the only candidate on the republican side which I could possibly have voted for. While I disagree for the most part with his social stances, Huntsman has shown throughout his tenure in public service to work with both sides of the aisle. I will now, almost for certain, be voting for president Obama this November. I invite all of my readers to tell me why I should or should not do this.

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  6. theuncastshadow-deactivated2013 said: I wanted to answer your question properly, since the response limit is small. Like I said, I'm no Republican, but I'm into politics, and I can tell you that money is why he's not leading polls. Because, by all accounts, yes, he's a reasonable guy who puts country first and people should like that. They do, but they'll never know that because money determines who gets heard, and Romney's money speaks louder. It's not even just marketing; the GOP elite really chooses the candidate, not the vote.

    I very much agree. However, we live in a time of the internet. Ideas can be spread instantly across the country at any time. People have the ability to talk to each other anywhere and everywhere. A candidate should be able to get his/her message out to the people.

    This is another example of apathy on the part of the American people. We are lazy. We sit in front of a glowing screen waiting to be told what to think and how to act. The least we can do is sit in front of a glowing screen and search out how to think and act. :p 

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