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Michelle Obama’s 2012 DNC speech with photos and transcript

Michelle Obama’s 2012 DNC speech with photos and transcript

Michelle 2016!

After the jump are photos of Michelle Obama during her magnificent speech last night. It was emotional and evocative and inspirational and she brought the house down.

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More Democratic National Convention PHOTOS from Days 1 & 2 + LIVESTREAM

More Democratic National Convention PHOTOS from Days 1 & 2 + LIVESTREAM

Fired up AND ready to go!

Click through for more photos from last night and today. We’ll have a separate post up about Michelle Obama’s incredible speech shortly.

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Welcome Back, Clinton

Welcome Back, Clinton

As President Clinton prepares to make his triumphal return to the Democratic National Convention, let’s remind ourselves of one thing: If what Mitt Romney is proposing worked, George W. Bush would have been the keynote speaker at the Republican Convention. But the fact is George W. Bush’s policies on taxes and deregulation, his foreign policy advisers and his key strategist […]

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Democratic National Convention PHOTOS: Day 1 – Democrats get their convention on!

Democratic National Convention PHOTOS: Day 1 – Democrats get their convention on!

Charlotte rain can’t dampen Democrats enthusiasm

It’s been a raucous day in Charlotte, NC as the Democratic National Convention gets underway. Here are some photos, good ones by Anne, crappy ones by me, that give you a little taste of the scene here.

After the jump for all the photo goodness.

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Convention report: Day 1 – Watch the livestream here

Convention report: Day 1 – Watch the livestream here

The Eclectateam has landed

Anne and I have arrived at the Charlotte Convention Center and are attending an Obama campaign blogger briefing and we now have tonight’s schedule. Charlotte is a riot of activity and excitement. In addition to me being a delegate, Anne and I have DNC media credentials and have also gotten credentials to The PPL, a netroots-focused space. More information on that HERE.

In order to get our media credentials, we had to wait in line, get pre-credentials, wait in line again and the go through security then wait in line again and THEN we got our credentials.

My lanyard collection is getting silly:

If you’d like to watch to convention this evening online, you can do so after the jump and see highlights of this evening’s schedule, as well.

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The People Built This

The People Built This

When the GOP says ‘we,’ you know they mean ‘me, me, me’ One of the reasons it’s so easy to forgive the Founders who embraced the prejudice of their time and even wrote it into our founding documents is because of how the first line of the Constitution begins: We the People… In a time when only white males who […]

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The Eclectateam heads to Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

The Eclectateam heads to Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

Forward (and south)

Anne and I are heading out this morning for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina I am an alternate delegate for the Michigan caucus and we are both credentialed media for Eclectablog.

The list of speakers is impressive. Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Jimmy Carter (via video) and Bill Clinton are the ones I’m most excited about.

On Wednesday, I have been invited to a roundtable discussion with Governor Howard Dean and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten with 10-12 other…

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NEW GRAPHIC: Believe in Obama. (Hey, Clint Eastwood did…)

NEW GRAPHIC: Believe in Obama. (Hey, Clint Eastwood did…)

Three CHAIRS…err…cheers for Obama!

From the über-talented Anne C. Savage:

Large version suitable for sharing and pinning after the jump.

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Paul Ryan proves he will lie about ANYTHING, lies about his best marathon time

Paul Ryan proves he will lie about ANYTHING, lies about his best marathon time

Are you kidding me???

This is unbelievable. These guys will lie about ANYTHING!

After claiming he ran a marathon in under three hours, Paul Ryan has been found out to be, once again, a big fat liar.

Details after the jump.

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Freudian slip: Romney calls America “this company”

Freudian slip: Romney calls America “this company”

Oops

With all the lying that Mitt Romney does, you knew that, eventually, Mr. “Corporations are people, too” was going to slip up and show us how he really feels. He did that this week.

“It’s not that he wasn’t trying in my view. It’s that he’s pulling in the wrong direction. He didn’t know what it takes to actually make the economy work. Paul Ryan and I understand how the economy works. We understand how Washington works. We will reach across the aisle and find good people who like us, want to make sure this company deals with its challenges. We’ll get America on track again.

Video after the jump.

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Obama breaks new ground in social media with Reddit “AMA”, broke record & almost broke Reddit

Obama breaks new ground in social media with Reddit “AMA”, broke record & almost broke Reddit

Ask me anything…

Reddit is a force of nature. The biggest traffic days on Eclectablog are directly attributable to us hitting the front page of Reddit and doing that actually shut the site down at one point because we overloaded our host’s servers.

On Reddit, people post links, photos or commentary for others to look at. There are subreddits which are categories. For example, links to stuff at Eclectablog typically end up in the Politics reddit. Links that get popular enough in a specific reddit get promoted to Reddit’s front page and that’s where the traffic really gets heavy.

There’s a specific type of post on Reddit called an “AMA” which stands for “Ask me anything”. Some of them are “IAMA” which means “I am a … ask me anything”. They are very popular and numerous celebrities, business owners and other folks have done them. You can read more about AMAs at Reddit’s blog HERE. Last week, President Obama did an IAMA titled “I am Barack Obama, President of the United States — AMA”.

He almost broke the internet. Details after the jump.

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