Category: Barack Obama

Here’s an antidote to today’s inauguration ceremony

Here’s an antidote to today’s inauguration ceremony

Anne and I were fortunate enough to attend President Obama’s first inauguration eight years ago today. Her photomosaic poster of Barack Obama, “Out of Many, We Are One”, had appeared in TIME magazine, had sold well and was being given out as a gift at the Michigan Ball. We also miraculously got tickets to the inauguration itself. Not only that, […]

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VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s final Weekly Address : (

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s final Weekly Address : (

Because I am on the White House Press email list, I get the embargoed Weekly Address every week on Friday, embargoed until 6 a.m. the next morning. I have posted a few of them over the years but, generally, I didn’t make too big a deal about them. But, oh, man. I didn’t anticipate how sad it would make me […]

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If the GOP guts Obamacare funding with tax breaks for the rich, it’s dead

If the GOP guts Obamacare funding with tax breaks for the rich, it’s dead

Any vote to repeal is a vote to uninsure millions and sentence America’s sick to untold misery Add America’s sick to the top of the list of those who will most be directly threatened by Donald Trump and the GOP. If the next Republican Congress guts the funding for the Affordable Care Act next month, which it almost all but […]

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Trump: The unfinished business of Goldwater & Rockefeller

Trump: The unfinished business of Goldwater & Rockefeller

Like Barry Goldwater’s campaign to “Save America” in 1964, Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign unearthed a marginally suppressed anger rooted in white supremacist racism, fear, and capitalism. Goldwater’s opposition to big government and civil rights had come at a time when the country was wounded and struggling to move forward. It came at a time after a presidential assassination, […]

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PHOTOS & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s last campaign stop – Ann Arbor LOVES President Obama & Secretary Clinton!

PHOTOS & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s last campaign stop – Ann Arbor LOVES President Obama & Secretary Clinton!

President Obama made his last campaign stop of the 2016 election season and we were fortunate to have that stop be in Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to the press pool report, the crowd was estimated to be in excess of 9,000: All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog Before President Obama spoke, we heard from a number for […]

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UPDATED: Sarah Palin to stump for Trump in two Michigan towns with a combined population of 15,083

UPDATED: Sarah Palin to stump for Trump in two Michigan towns with a combined population of 15,083

Sarah Palin must be freaking out that she’s not in the news this election cycle. According to Breitbart.com, she’s “going rogue in Michigan”. And, sure enough, she’s coming to Alpena (population 10,295) and Cheboygan (population 4,788) today. Former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is making a stop in Northern Michigan to campaign for Donald Trump. The Cheboygan County Republican’s announced […]

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Charles Kettles, heroic Vietnam veteran from Ypsilanti, Michigan, awarded the Medal of Honor

Charles Kettles, heroic Vietnam veteran from Ypsilanti, Michigan, awarded the Medal of Honor

The dashing young man in the photo above is Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Charles S. Kettles. LTC Kettles, who lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was awarded the Medal of Honor yesterday at a White House ceremony. His story is extraordinary. Here’s an excerpt from President Obama’s remarks: May 15, 1967, started as a hot Monday morning. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne were […]

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REMINDER: This election is also about whether millions gain health insurance or tens of millions will lose it

REMINDER: This election is also about whether millions gain health insurance or tens of millions will lose it

Medicaid expansion and the ending of discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions are the greatest victories for working Americans in generations Rejoice, fellow Americans who don’t enjoying seeing your fellow Americans die of indifference! More than 200,000 Louisianians will have health insurance on July 1 because the state elected a Democratic governor last year. And this could just be the […]

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The magic words every candidate should say: ‘We must study gun violence’

The magic words every candidate should say: ‘We must study gun violence’

The GOP is using the worst kind of ‘political correctness’ to keep us from doing anything to reduce gun deaths President Obama is sick of you pretending that we can crush ISIL by just employing the perfect slur. “What exactly would using this label accomplish?” he asked. “What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to kill […]

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Obama administration takes another step toward slowing climate change – tougher regulations for methane emissions

Obama administration takes another step toward slowing climate change – tougher regulations for methane emissions

As LOLGOP has been telling us for years (like HERE), President Obama has created a green energy revolution that is unparalleled in American history. Not only that, his administration has done more to curtail the emissions of greenhouse gases than anyone before him. Earlier this month, his administration took a huge step forward in limiting greenhouse gas emissions when they […]

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Paul Ryan is more dangerous than Donald Trump will ever be

Paul Ryan is more dangerous than Donald Trump will ever be

The election of Donald Trump would be a threat to the global economy on par with “the rising threat of jihadi terrorism,” according to The Economist‘s Global Forecasting Service. It’s easy to see why policy experts who value sober reasoning, conventionality and actually knowing things are terrified of Donald Trump, who doesn’t seem to even grasp the basics of, say, […]

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