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- Outlawing the dollar.
- Striking the words ‘sea level rise.’
- Banning ‘Sharia Law.’
- Defining life as beginning before conception.
- Zeroing out foreign aid.
- Creationism in schools.
- Promoting discrimination on military bases.
- Allowing citizens to shoot at cops.
- “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” — Barack Obama
- “If we had 51% women in Congress, do you think we’d be debating access to contraception?” — Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY)
- “Maybe 23 cents doesn’t sound like a lot to someone with a Swiss bank account.” — Lilly Ledbetter on equal pay for equal work
- “Their number one priority was not to put America back to work, but to put the President out of work.” — Bill Clinton
- “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” — Mitt Romney on the 47%.
- “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” — Barack Obama
- “I want to say a little something that’s long overdue/ The disrespect to women has got to be through” — MCA, The Beastie Boys, rip May 4, 2012
- “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey” — VP Joe Biden
- “Is this the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better? — Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Karl Rove’s election night meltdown
- “You hit a reset button for the fall campaign; everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.” — Romney senior adviser.
- Last time North Carolina amended their constitution on marriage it was to ban interracial marriage.
- Women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, earn 10% of the income and own 1% of the property.
- It’s easier for Americans to access guns than mental health services.
- In Germany, police fired 85 bullets in all of 2011. In the US, police fired 90 shots at 1 unarmed man in Los Angeles.
- TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” got higher ratings the same night as the GOP convention on every cable and broadcast network.
- These five people saved health care for 32 million Americans
- Weeks of PAID maternity leave: Chile (18), Germany (14), Ireland (22), Norway (44), Japan (14), Kenya (8), U.S. (ZERO).
- Hostess pays $1.75 million in executive bonuses after blaming unions for bankruptcy.
- Obamacare is a major tax cut for middle class families.
- A family of 3 would have to remain on welfare for 328 years to receive as much government assistance as Mitt Romney.
- Voting lines are so long in Ohio because the Republican Secretary of State drastically reduced hours.
- Texas GOP says schools shouldn’t teach “critical thinking skills” because they challenge “student’s fixed beliefs.”
Here are the 12 most memorable images of 2012.
His standards have dropped just a little since.
- Romney got two degrees from Harvard, but says Obama “spent too much time” there.
- Romney wants to gut Medicare, but calls Obama responsible for massive Medicare cuts.
- Romney’s big houses are a sign of success; John Kerry’s big house shows he’s rich and out of touch.
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