He’s like Reagan, if Reagan were about to lose California by 20%. If you’re wondering what kind of governor Mitt Romney was, just look at the polls in Massachusetts, the only place he has ever held elected office. The President leads Romney by an average of 18.5%. These are the voters who know Mitt best. Steve Benen examined Mitt’s unpopular […]Read more ›
My, my, how you’ve grown!
Hello, again. A very big and heartfelt thanks to those of you that have already called in your pledge — wait. Sorry.
This is Eclectablog. We don’t have open phone lines.
We have this:
We also have a LOT of readers. Seriously. Look at this: […]Read more ›
BREAKING: Sufficient signatures validated to put Michigan Emergency Manager law on ballot – and on HOLD! — UPDATED
I’m going to let the Stand Up for Democracy press release speak for itself:
Citizens in the Stand Up for Democracy Coalition are announcing they have received notice from the Secretary of the Board of State Canvassers reporting the group has collected 203,238 valid voter signatures needed to place the repeal of Public Act 4 (aka the Emergency Manager Law) on the November 2012 general election ballot. According to the report, the group exceeded the 161,305 valid signatures needed by more than 40,000.
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You’re not fooling anyone, Mitt. Remember: we have the internet.
It’s not just Latinos that Mitt Romney is pandering to lately. His latest pander target is young people. Namely students.
During a news conference this week with Marco Rubio (his first since mid-March, by the way), Romney had to jump back in after it was nearly over when he remembered to throw in the fact that he suddenly agreed with President Obama on extending low interest rates on student loans, something that Republicans seem ready NOT to do…Read more ›
What’s more pathetic? That he says these things or that people believe them?
Last night, Mitt Romney assumed the mantle of Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election. Newt Gingrich thinks that’s insulting (to voters, he says) and Ron Paul thinks… well, who knows what Ron Paul thinks?
What came out of Mitt Romney’s mouth was a string of lies as long as the plane trip between here and the last job he outsourced.
Let’s take a look…Read more ›
Piss off a Republican. Support bold progressives. Before I started writing for Eclectablog, I contributed a little cash to the effort. Why? Even though we are in an election season where a variety of local, state and national candidates need our support, I see what Eclectablog as an essential progressive voice for three reasons: 1. Chris Savage has gills that […]Read more ›
I find your quaint city constitutions mildly amusing… At a speech criticizing Michigan’s Emergency Manager law yesterday, former Pontiac Emergency Manager Michael Stampfler was talked about the importance of investing in capital infrastructure and something he called civic capital — engagement of the local citizens in the process of governing. Then he suggested that city charters were just “interesting reading”. […]Read more ›
Compassion is an American value
There’s a humanitarian crisis going on in the Horn of Africa right now. A drought in 2011 was the worst in six decades. A quarter million people in Somalia face famine and death.
International donors have pledged nearly $4 billion to help avert this tragedy.
The Obama administration is on it. From their press release today: [more after the jump]Read more ›
“Romney” is Wealthese for “foot in mouth”
Holy crap. I thought Mitt Romney was the failmouth of the Romney family but it appears that he married the right woman. Ann Romney is as completely out of touch and unaware as her husband.
Giving the keynote at the Connecticut Republican Party’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner in Stamford, she said this (and I still cannot believe it):Read more ›
Being a pander monkey is NOT going to help you, Mitt
Facing a crushing defeat by President Obama with the Latino community, Mitt Romney has been found in the presence of one of the most conservative Latinos in the country this past week: Marco Rubio.
But Marco Rubio is not well liked among a number of folks. You might be surprised who.
What took you so long?
Anybody with two brain cells to bang together knows that Ted Nugent is an idiot. This traitor to America and Mitt Romney surrogate honors his country by calling the president and his administration “vile”, “evil”, and “America-hating”.
The Army, whose boss is the Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, just told Ted Nugent to go eff himself.Read more ›