Republicans like Guy Who Killed Black Kid more than they do First Black President

It may sound shocking that Republican voters have a more favorable opinion of a guy known best for killing an unarmed teenager than the president of the United States, but it sort of makes sense once you realize that that killer is George Zimmerman and that that president is Barack Obama.

According to a new Fox News poll, Republican voters are two-and-a-half times more likely to have a favorable opinion of Zimmerman than Obama, Marc Caputo points out. Just 18 percent of Republicans have a favorable opinion of the man elected twice to lead the most powerful country in the world, while 79 have an unfavorable opinion of him. When it comes to Zimmerman, who was acquitted recently for killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin, 45 percent of GOP voters have a favorable opinion, compared to 27 percent who have a negative one.


via Poll: Republicans like Zimmerman more than they do President Obama –

Turns out the the only thing they hate more than being called racist is our President.

Republicans vs Americans on what is wrong with America

And while 56 percent of Americans say they think congressional Republicans are too rigid in their dealings with the president, a plurality of GOP respondents say congressional Republicans are too quick to give in to Obama.

“In their mind, Republicans have been too quick to give in to Obama,” says McInturff, the GOP pollster, about the views of self-identified Republicans in the poll. “For the average Republican House member, he or she is more likely to be concerned about a primary than general election.”

And there’s the problem….the problem is obvious to everyone who is not the problem, but  those who are the problem are mostly worried about losing their jobs and try to keep their jobs by not fixing problems with the President.  Instead they loudly shout that he’s the reason they can’t solve problems, which OMG!!, the GOP base loves to hear.

When did Corporations get Free Speech rights?

onflict mineral rule survives legal test
A federal judge in the District of Columbia upheld a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires the Securities and Exchange Commission to impose disclosure requirements for companies that acquire “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The law was challenged as an infringement of corporate Free Speech rights by three trade associations—National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable—whose members acquire diamonds and other minerals from the Congo. Public Citizen and Amnesty International said the rule will provide critical information to investors and consumers.

I was reading my normal news and saw the bolded section above.  The context of the argument should give you pause, if not bring you to a full stop.