Category: President Obama

The inauguration of Barack Obama in pictures and music

The inauguration of Barack Obama in pictures and music

My wife and I were fortunate enough to attend President Obama’s inauguration two years ago today. Her photomosaic poster of Barack Obama, “Out of Many, We Are One” that appeared in TIME magazine had sold well and was being given out as a gift at the Michigan Ball held at the Museum of American Heritage. We also miraculously got tickets […]

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A liberal converted

I generally won’t have anything at all to do with the Democratic Underground. I consider that site to be the liberal equivalent to the Free Republic in terms of its overall integrity. I’m not saying there isn’t anything good at DU — there is. Lots of good stuff. It’s just way overshadowed by too much really over the top rhetoric, […]

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More bad news for President Obama

He’s crushing all the leading Republican contenders for president in the McClatchy/Marist latest poll. Today Obama would beat Republican Mitt Romney by 51 to 38 percent, the poll showed. In a December McClatchy-Marist poll, he trailed the former Massachusetts governor by 46-44 percent. Obama would defeat Republican Mike Huckabee by a similar margin, 50-38 percent. In December, the president led […]

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While the left urges civility, the right finds excuses

I have found the national political response to the shootings in Arizona a fascinating study this past week. As I blogged earlier this week , when Democrats held out an olive branch to Republicans last year, asking for a mutual statement urging civility in political discourse, they were firmly rebuffed by RNC leadership. I had expected this recent tragedy to […]

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Politico blames Obama for national incivility

Politico blames Obama for national incivility

Politico has a piece up today that opens with this absolutely ridiculous bit of asshattery: Of all the unfulfilled campaign promises President Barack Obama made in 2008, the one that bothers the president most isn’t any squandered policy priority – it’s his failure to re-civilize what he views as an increasingly savage partisan climate. Wait. The lack of civility in […]

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GOPocrisy in plain view

Maybe the Republicans think we’ll just get numb and desensitized to their rampant GOPocrisy and start pretending it doesn’t exist. Check this out. They aren’t the least bit subtle about it. After spending two years preventing literally hundreds of President Obama’s nominations to key administration and judicial posts from being filled, we get this: Republicans, after two years of criticism […]

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Another lame duck victory you probably missed

In the flurry of activity of the 111th Congress lame duck session, a nice piece of progressive legislation passed with little notice or fanfare. But it’s a BFD for renewable energy. As part of the tax cut deal negotiated by President Obama with the Republicans, a key section of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Section 1603, was extended. […]

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Health insurance reform measures that kicked in yesterday

You know that health insurance reform bill that got passed last year? The one that so many on the right claim is a “Big Government takeover of health care” and so many on the left said was completely worthless? Below are the dozen provisions that kicked in yesterday (from the Kaiser Family Foundation). Minimum Medical Loss Ratio for InsurersRequires health […]

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Last day to order Obama mosaic poster for $5

Last day to order Obama mosaic poster for $5

Just a reminder for all our Obama-supporter friends that today is the last day to order one of Anne’s amazing photomosaic posters of our President for only $5 (they are usually $20) plus shipping. Details are HERE. Happy New Year, everyone! I’m just sayin’…

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Merle Haggard on President Obama

Still wrapping my head around the fact that country music legend Merle Haggard said this It’s really almost criminal what they do with our president. There seems to be no shame or anything. They call him all kinds of names all day long, saying he’s doing certain things that he’s not. It’s just a big old political game that I […]

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Out of many, we are one — A gift to our Obama-supporting friends

Out of many, we are one — A gift to our Obama-supporting friends

[Bumped as a reminder for all our Obama-supporting friends who may have missed it the first time.] Yesterday during the speech he gave before signing the bill repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell into law, President Obama said this: That is why I say to all Americans, gay or straight, who want nothing more than to defend this country in uniform: […]

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