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Jennifer Granholm’s response to Mitt Romney’s birther remark is a doozy

Jennifer Granholm’s response to Mitt Romney’s birther remark is a doozy

Go, Jen!

Brilliant.

“Yes Mitt, we all know you were born in Michigan. What we don’t understand is why you knifed us in the back when Michigan was on its knees.”

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Aw, geez. Romney is a BIRTHER???!

Aw, geez. Romney is a BIRTHER???!

For the love of God…

Mitt Romney actually said this today in Commerce, Michigan:

“Now, I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.”

Red meat for the tea partiers of southeastern Michigan, that’s all that is.

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Wind makes a surprise appearance during Romney’s energy policy presentation

Wind makes a surprise appearance during Romney’s energy policy presentation

Hello, Mitt? God here. I have a message for you…

Mitt Romney unveiled his Drill Here, Drill Now fantasy of an “energy policy” yesterday and the wind made a surprise appeance. Not IN his presentation but nearly blowing DOWN his presentation.

“I have a chart that still, despite the wind, is still holding up up here,” Romney said, showing his giant chart. “These guys have held it up with about every piece of weight you can think of…”

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Romney advisor on immigration sues Obama administration on new immigration policies

Romney advisor on immigration sues Obama administration on new immigration policies

Oh, yeah, that’ll win ’em over, Mitt

I think it’s time Mitt Romney quit pretending that he’s going to get any sort of appreciable percentage of the Latino vote in November. On top of the already abysmal record on immigration issues that Republicans in general have, Mitt himself has yet to establish himself as a friend to Latinos in any way.

However, this week, a lawsuit being filed by one of his immigration advisors against the Obama administration should just about put the final nail in that particular coffin.

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Why phone banking & door knocking for Obama is vital: “We are microtargeting”

Why phone banking & door knocking for Obama is vital: “We are microtargeting”

No vote left behind

Last night, I attended a presentation sponsored by Women for Obama and given by Obama for America (OFA) national political director Katherine Archuleta. The last slide in her presentation was one that said “Days Until Election Day: 75”.

75 days. That’s how much time we have left. (Actually, now it’s 74.)

What we do with that time between now and the November 6th election is up to us. But, what I can tell you is that your highest “bang for your buck” volunteer time will be for OFA.

I’ll explain why after the jump and, yes, it explains what “microtargeting” is.

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Romney & Ryan campaign in Michigan FRIDAY. MoveOn.org will be there. Oh, will they ever…

Romney & Ryan campaign in Michigan FRIDAY. MoveOn.org will be there. Oh, will they ever…

Well, well. This should be fun

Let’s face it: for the most part, being in a swing state sucks. It’s much better to know your state will swing your way. That’s the way it has always been in Michigan. For as long as I have been voting, I never felt like I had to worry about Michigan being a solidly blue state.

Then, in 2008, we elected a black progressive liberal and all Hell broke loose. We woke a sleeping giant of racist, bigoted conservative idiocy and got our clocks cleaned in 2010. So, now we have to worry about Michigan.

However, there is one good thing about being a swing state: you get LOTS of attention. And tomorrow, Mitt Romney and his sidekick Paul (Ryan) will visit the Great Lakes State to sell their RomneyHood tax plan and promote the War on Women™.

MoveOn.org will be there to meet them and so should YOU. Details after the jump.

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Photos and quotes from Vice President Joe Biden’s speech in Detroit

Photos and quotes from Vice President Joe Biden’s speech in Detroit

Olympic Boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields, before introducing Vice President Joe Biden, spoke to a crowd of Obama/Biden supporters during a campaign stop at Renaissance High School in Detroit on Wednesday, showing her support for President Obama and Vice President Biden. After that, Vice President Biden gave a rousing speech.

Photos and quotes after the jump.

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AFL-CIO teams up with MoveOn.org for massive grassroots election effort

AFL-CIO teams up with MoveOn.org for massive grassroots election effort

Workers and progressives unite!

Worker’s rights group Workers’ Voice is spearheading a massive grassroots effort to defeat Republicans, teaming up with another progressive force of nature, MoveOn.org:

On the weekend before the Republican National Convention, working families will kick off the national 2012 grassroots canvasses across the country to talk to their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers about the radical Romney/Ryan agenda that will outsource jobs, end Medicare and raise taxes on middle class families to give tax cuts to millionaires…

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UPDATED: Dem leaders call for grand jury investigation of Bolger, GOP still support him

UPDATED: Dem leaders call for grand jury investigation of Bolger, GOP still support him

This is NOT going away…

Republican State House Speaker Jase Bolger may want the story of his involvement in the biggest election fraud in memory in our state to go away, but it’s not. This week, leaders in the Michigan Democratic Party are calling for a one-person grand jury investigation into possible criminal behavior by the beleaguered and corrupt Republican.

More about this and Michigan Republicans continued support of Bolger after the jump.

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Michigan tea partiers win, Gov. Snyder backs down from state health insurance exchange

Michigan tea partiers win, Gov. Snyder backs down from state health insurance exchange

Leadership? Not so much…

As I reported last month, tea partiers in Michigan have been working diligently against their own self-interest, trying to prevent a state-run health insurance exchange from being formed in Michigan. The exchange, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, would help up to a half million Michiganders obtain affordable health insurance.

If the state doesn’t create one of their own, the federal government will do it for them. And that, apparently, is exactly what is going to happen in Michigan because Governor Rick Snyder has backed down from his push for the Michigan-run exchange.

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1st female Olympic middleweight boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields on Biden & Obama

1st female Olympic middleweight boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields on Biden & Obama

Michiganproud

Enjoy.

“It’s pretty cool knowing when you represent your country, you’ve got a president and a vice president who represent you. We’ve had tough times in Michigan, but we never give up. We just get up and keep going. We keep fighting with the president and vice president who’ve got our backs.”

— Claressa Shields, 1st female Olympic middleweight boxing gold medalist

This needs to go viral. Share widely.

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