Looks like, for once, the Democrats aren’t laying down this election cycle.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 2, 2012
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An Obama ad that’s to the point.

No playing the patsy this year for the kinder, gentler Democrats?

Learn more: http://OFA.BO/AHWfiR

You work hard, stretch every penny, but chances are you pay a higher tax rate than him: Mitt Romney made $20 million dollars in 2010, but paid only 14% in taxes—probably less than you.

Now he has a plan that will give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle class families by up to $2000 dollars a year. Mitt Romney’s middle class tax increase: he pays less, you pay more.

Via Reddit:

“…They are to the point and really go after romney, something I feel like the Ds haven’t done in a long time.

When I first starting paying attention to politics it was during the carter administration and his campaign against Reagan. From that first moment of my political awakening till now, the Democrats were ALWAYS weak and on the defensive; always playing the victim while the Republicans hammered away at them whether true or not.

40 years later, for the first time, I am seeing Democrats starting to attack first and hammer the GOP for their nonsense while the GOP has started to play the victim, go on the defensive and flounder about like the Democrats had been doing for so long…”

To see how much in taxes you and your family would pay under Obama vs. Romney, click “Tax Calculator.”


“We’ll never know.”


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Looks like, for once, the Democrats aren’t laying down this election cycle.”

  1. […] Democratic coalition, at both its leadership and grassroots levels, has, at long last, assumed the strategy, tactics and philosophy of a mature political coalition. After decades of practicing the good-intentioned but naïve conciliatorism of the children of […]

  2. Cat Marcuri says:

    I have spent my life watching the Democrats play "I'm bigger than that" and refusing to call the GOP on its outrageous BS. Now, suddenly, they're realized that it's not enough to care about people, you have to actively try to stop those who DON'T care and prevent them from putting their callous policies into effect. It's so nice to see half of Congress suddenly realize that if it's something you care about, you have to–HAVE TO–fight to make it happen and keep it from being destroyed by the haters. They keep this up and I might actually build some respect for them.