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New ad features President Obama doing what he does best — connecting with YOU

New ad features President Obama doing what he does best — connecting with YOU

“Sometimes politics can seem very small. But the choice you face? It couldn’t be bigger.”

The Obama campaign has a new ad out that’s spectacular. Rather than presenting you with a lot of charts or facts, it features a calm, relaxed and confident President Obama looking straight at you. Light piano music plays in the background. He simply explains to essential differences between him and Mitt Romney.

It’s very effective. Have a look after the jump.

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It is a myth that most small businesses would be hurt by ending the Bush tax cuts

It is a myth that most small businesses would be hurt by ending the Bush tax cuts

A successful myth, of course, but a myth nonetheless

A study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released last week shows that the claim by Republicans that allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire on the wealthiest among would harm small businesses is a myth. In fact, only 2.5% of small business owners are in the top two tax rates and only 0.5% of them are millionaires.

Ammunition to fight back against these lies after the jump.

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Jase Bolger: “Nothing to see here, move along, we have unions to crush, women to deprive of reproductive rights”

Jase Bolger: “Nothing to see here, move along, we have unions to crush, women to deprive of reproductive rights”

I’m sorry we paused in our union-crushing, women’s rights ending crusade…

Late in the afternoon on Friday when most people were thinking more about their summer weekend ahead and not about state politics, Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger gave the apology version of the Friday afternoon “news dump”. In a piece published in the Detroit Free Press and put online at 2:56 p.m., he “apologized”.

More after the jump.

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Last day – Third quarter fundraiser – our server transition is complete

Last day – Third quarter fundraiser – our server transition is complete

The eagle has landed. I repeat, the eagle has landed

If you’re reading this, then all is well and the transfer to the new server has gone smoothly.

A big shoutout to my pal Charles Gaba at Brainwrap for his work on this. We’re happy to have found a new home that can accommodate our explosive growth.

Obviously, along with these growing pains come new expenses. While I don’t expect to make a living blogging any time soon (though, of course, that would be the Holy Grail), I’d at least like to break even.

You can help with that by making a contribution to Eclectablog. How? Two ways. Details after the jump.

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The Ryan/Romney Plan for Medicare is Crony Capitalism At Its Worst

The Ryan/Romney Plan for Medicare is Crony Capitalism At Its Worst

More welfare for Wall Street The fact that Mitt Romney’s so-called plan to balance the budget includes offering millionaires an average $390,000 tax break should be enough to end any policy debate. But add in the fact that he would pay for wasteful giveaways to the richest Americans is by gutting Medicare and you have to wonder how anyone who […]

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Day Six – Third Quarter fundraiser — Weekend edition!

Day Six – Third Quarter fundraiser — Weekend edition!

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Happy Saturday. We’re glad you stopped by this weekend because we have a request. Would you be willing to support what we do here with a small contribution?

It only takes a minute. You can use our easy-peasy Paypal link or mail us a check. Details are after the jump.

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Democratic Rep. Barb Byrum points out the GOPocrisy of Michigan Republicans

Democratic Rep. Barb Byrum points out the GOPocrisy of Michigan Republicans

GOPocrisy!

Michigan Democrat Rep. Barb Byrum who was banned from speaking last month by House Speaker Jase Bolger, called a “child” and described as having thrown a “temper tantrum” and disrupting the decorum of the House of Representatives, posted a great little piece on her Facebook page recently.

Check it out after the jump.

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Programming note: I’ll be on WKZO radio Saturday 7/21/12 – 7:45 a.m.

Programming note: I’ll be on WKZO radio Saturday 7/21/12 – 7:45 a.m.

See you on the radio I’ll be joining radio host Roger Taylor on WKZO AM 590 | FM96.5 tomorrow morning at 7:45 a.m. We’ll be talking about the travesty and embarrassment that is GOP House Speaker Jase Bolger (unless Roger changes the topic at the last minute like he did last time ;) You can listen live online HERE. Also, […]

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Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger should resign. NOW. – Updated

Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger should resign. NOW. – Updated

You call that “Leadership”? That’s not leadership, that’s corruption.

After the incredible revelation that House Speaker Jase Bolger conspired with Representative Roy Schmidt to commit blatant and disgusting election fraud in May, it’s now time for him to step down as the so-called “leader” of the House. No group can be called legitimate that has at its head someone so clearly corrupt and fraudulent as Jase Bolger has proven himself to be.

He doesn’t deny doing what he did. He simply says that it’s okay because it was legal.

Nobody else believes that.

Much more after the jump.

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Day Five: Third Quarter Fundraiser — We Need Your Support

Day Five: Third Quarter Fundraiser — We Need Your Support

Why does the 2012 election matter so much that I even find myself dreaming about the upcoming debates? I have a firm belief that we’re all in this together. By “we,” I mean all who choose to participate in this great American experiment. Every day I wonder: Will we lose incredible progress we’ve made in the last three years? Will […]

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Affordable Care Act facts vs. tea party lies — the gulf between

Affordable Care Act facts vs. tea party lies — the gulf between

Medical professionals’ knowledge vs. tea party hallucinations about Obamacare

I get an absolutely ridiculous amount of email every day and a goodly amount of it comes from folks recommending things for me to write about or from one of the various organizations that I subscribe to. I also subscribe to some right wing groups, just so I can get a pulse on what they are going on about at any given time.

This past week I received two emails that were essentially about the same thing. One pointed me to an amazing interview of two medical professionals by my dear friend Betsy de Parry. In it, they talk about the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) and what it really means to Americans.

The other was yet another freakout passel of lies and fabrications about the ACA from the Tea Party of West Michigan.

The two emails could not have been in starker contrast. More after the jump.

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