Memo to Mitt Romney: President of the United States isn’t really a job you can do by halves.
In working on my book, I went to Rwanda in 2004 to interview women who had borne children of rape conceived during the genocide. …At the end of my final interview, I asked the woman I was interviewing whether she had any questions. She paused shyly for a moment. “Well,” she said, a little hesitantly. “You work in this field of psychology.” I nodded. She took a deep breath. “Can you tell me how to love my daughter more?” she asked. “I want to love her so much, and I try my best, but when I look at her I see what happened to me and it interferes.” A tear rolled down her cheek, but her tone turned almost fierce, challenging. “Can you tell me how to love my daughter more?” she repeated.
Perhaps Todd Akin has an answer for her.
I actually know this person. I hate to say it but I feel like this election season is going to cost me a lot of friendships, and I’m ok with that because I don’t want to associate myself with people who think its ok to bash anyone… black, white, latina, gay, straight, old, young.
This kind of discourse in our country is frightening, and sad.
Despite all the challenges that we face in this new century, what they offered over those three days was more often than not an agenda that was better suited for the last century. It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV.
If you didn’t DVR it, let me recap it for you. Everything is bad, it’s Obama’s fault—and Governor Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. That was the pitch. There was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody ever actually bothered to tell you what they were.
—President Obama this morning on the Republican National Convention (via barackobama)
Because I know people who will post things like this on my facebook wall:
"I would rather have a job, stop gay marriage, and make women give their babies to orphanages than be jobless and violate biblical principles."
As a woman I am terrified of the extreme conservative, bible banging, hypocritical bigots that exist in our nation. It’s people like the person who made the statement above that will vote for Mitt Romney, that’s SCARY. I know that Obama believes in finding a way to bolster the economy, have equality for my friends, and give women the rights to their own bodies. I know Obama can be a man of faith and embody what that should be without violating the rights of any man or woman. That’s the kind of man I want leading my country.