Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stepping on the Middle Class


A message from MoveOn.org:  Our efforts to define Mitt Romney as the candidate for the 1% are working. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans think Romney will look out for the rich more than the middle class if he becomes president.1
But Romney just pulled ahead of President Obama in the latest national poll, and he's gaining ground in some key swing states.2 At the Republican Convention in Tampa this week, Romney's going to try to do what all the experts say he has to—make us believe that he actually cares about the middle class, even though all the evidence shows otherwise.
That's why it's so important to remind voters that Romney and Ryan will step on cash-strapped seniors by dismantling Medicare and walk over the struggling middle class with more taxes to pay for steep tax cuts for the rich.3 And we have a video that LITERALLY shows just that.
Stepping on the
middle class

Thanks for all you do.
–Lenore, Tate, Emily, Robin, and the rest of the MoveOn team 

P.S. Tune in soon for the hilarious mockumentary about how Mitt Romney survived his hardscrabble childhood 'burbs of Bloomfield Hills to become the man he is today. It's aptly named The Man from Bloomfield Hills, and it's coming out just in time for Romney's acceptance speech!
Sources:
1. "Poll: Obama, Romney neck-and-neck ahead of party conventions," The Washington Post, August 27, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=279437&id=&t=5&id=49894-18623853-qggcFox&t=4 
2. Ibid.
"Despite Medicare plan, Romney gains in swing states," The Boston Globe, August 23, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=279459&id=49894-18623853-qggcFox&t=5 
3. "Study: Romney tax plan would result in cuts for rich, higher burden for others," The Washington Post, August 1, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=278241&id=49894-18623853-qggcFox&t=6

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