Nobody puts Barack in a corner Yesterday I wrote that the issue of same-sex marriage was coming to a crisis for the President, even though he’s running against an opponent who could not be worse on gay marriage — unless he were literally Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney has called himself “one of the nation’s leading advocates of traditional marriage” and […]Read more ›
Energizing. Engaging. Winning. Every year, Progress Michigan and a Who’s Who coalition of progressive organizations from around the state host an event called “The Michigan Summit”. (You can have a look at my liveblog of the 2011 Michigan Summit HERE.) This year, the event takes place THIS SATURDAY, May 12, 2012, starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Kellogg Center in […]Read more ›
The utter lametude of the Romney campaign’s (attempted) slam on President Obama’s first campaign rally
Seriously? That’s all you have?
On Saturday, Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams tweeted this:
The photo was clearly taken before President Obama’s first campaign rally got underway. The empty section you see on either side of the tunnel coming out onto the main floor was directly behind the media stand so nobody was seated there intentionally. You can see this in the panoramic image my wife, Anne C. Savage, took while she was there. Go fullscreen with the pano and zoom in on the section in question and
When that’s all you have, you are in BIG trouble.
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He’s the Las Vegas of anti-gay equality Here are the facts about the President’s record on gay rights: No President has hired more openly gay or lesbian Americans for high profile positions than Barack Obama. Ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was a historic achievement for equality. By refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the President makes the constitutional […]Read more ›
Fired up and ready to GO!
These are a few images from the first official campaign rally for Barack Obama for the 2012 election. It took place in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio State on Saturday, May 5. At the bottom is an interactive panoramic image from the Rally and along with a panoramic still that can be zoomed in so close you can actually find yourself if you were there. Enjoy!
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Here’s the newest ad from Obama for America and it’s a powerful one. Positive. Doesn’t mention his opponent. Forward.
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Detroit NAACP celebrates its 100-year anniversary with an impressive 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner
Restoring hope for Detroit’s future
It is hard to understate the immensity of this event. Upwards of 6,000 people attended this gala event at the Cobo Center in Detroit. There were five podiums set up, ringing the room, each with a long line of seats for dignitaries stretching out on both sides.
The press conference before the event was attended not only by the award winners but such dignitaries as…Read more ›
Everyday they Swiftboat this President There’s a lot of hubbub about a new ad featuring conservative Navy SEALs. These purported ex-soldiers claim that President Obama is taking too much credit for the historically brave decision he made to go after bin Laden in Pakistan last year. Think Progress has pointed out that this ad has much in common with the […]Read more ›
The next best thing to being on The Rachel Maddow Show is this…
I mean, why wouldn’tchya…?
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Wisconsin has our back! Yesterday’s kick-off rally for the second attempt to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was far more sparsely attended than was hoped but the quality of the speakers was fantastic. The event was emceed by progressive talk show radio host (and my personal friend) Tony Trupiano, shown there at the right. Tony hosts the First Shift morning […]Read more ›
We mix the Kool-Aid, you swallow it For anyone who remembers 2009 and 2010, The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine by David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America will trigger a bit of PTSD. As the nation was suffering the result of eight years of failed Republican governance, conservative forces came […]Read more ›