Category: Barack Obama

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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This is why Republicans hate Obama — and this is why he doesn’t mind

This is why Republicans hate Obama — and this is why he doesn’t mind

Republicans are very upset that President Obama continued on with his trip in Cuba after the disgusting terror attacks in Brussels today. They are also upset that he’s in Cuba, that he is president and that he exists. Of course, the majority of Republicans will prefer Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s immediate gut reaction, which is to abandon the Constitution […]

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On World Water Day, Obama announces new investments in infrastructure while Snyder administration still drags its feet

On World Water Day, Obama announces new investments in infrastructure while Snyder administration still drags its feet

Coinciding with World Water Day, the Obama administration released details of massive investments in water resource conservation, water system infrastructure upgrades, and heightened awareness of water resources in general. You can read the full report HERE. Of particular interest to Michigan in light of the Flint water crisis, the report outlines a number of corporate responses to the White House […]

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UPDATED: Obama is totes trolling the GOP with the SCOTUS nomination of Merrick Garland

UPDATED: Obama is totes trolling the GOP with the SCOTUS nomination of Merrick Garland

President Obama’s nomination of the moderate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is, perhaps, his most blatant trolling of Republicans during his entire presidency. Make no mistake, Garland is eminently qualified. Not only that, he’s liked by Democrats and Republicans alike. NPR’s SCOTUS-watcher Nina Totenberg described Garland as a “gentle individual” and pointed out that Republican […]

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Far more than twice as many private sector jobs created under Carter, Clinton and Obama than Reagan, Bush and Bush

Far more than twice as many private sector jobs created under Carter, Clinton and Obama than Reagan, Bush and Bush

Presidents generally get too much or too little credit for job creation. “In general, presidents and their policies matter much less for the economy’s performance than most people imagine,” Paul Krugman recently wrote then noted: The point, however, is that politicians and pundits, especially on the right, constantly insist that presidential policies matter a lot. And Mr. Obama, in particular, […]

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