How Mitt’s constant falsehoods help make the “bully” label stick
For weeks Rachel Maddow, Steve Benen, Greg Sargent and various other people with ears have been wondering if Mitt Romney would ever pay a price for repeating lies that had been debunked, again and again.
It seems to finally have happened. But not the way anyone expected.
By focusing on repeating lies about President Obama, Mitt was clearly avoiding a more important subject: Mitt Romney.
Envelope, please...This post took way longer than I had hoped but I traveled for work last week, spent the day at the Michigan Summit on Saturday and planted a monster garden yesterday so I simply have not had the time. First, thanks to everyone who contributed to our 2nd Quarter fundraising drive. We are so appreciative and gratified by both the donations and the many very nice comments. Without further ado, here are our winners...
Energizing. Engaging. Winning.
I’m at the Michigan Summit in East Lansing today, soaking up a healthy dose of progressive energy, to connect with other progressives and to listen to some amazing activists share their wisdom about our path ahead together.
The organizational showcase is packed full of progressive organizations:
The day opens with a plenary session with introductions by Amanda Stitt and Art Reyes from Michigan Voice, Elaine Mejia from Public Works: the Center for the Public Sector, and panelists AFL-CIO president Karla Swift, Rick Carter from Flint Area Congregations Together (FACT), and Anika Fassia from Public Works.
Elaine Mejia talked about reframing how we talk about government and how we tell the story of Michigan.…
Ask not who the banks will screw; ask if this is still our country
And that’s what I thought would happen when in 2008—less than ten years after the repeal of the New Deal era law Glass-Steagall—we saw America’s big banks nearly take down the global economy.
Glass-Steagall had separated banking and investing in order to avoid the sort of crashes we saw in 1929 and again in 2008. Simply put: No tax, tariff or law will ever cost us more than the nine million American jobs and trillions in property and retirement savings we lost by setting Wall Street’s greed free to crash our economy.…
His hair wasn’t the right height
Yesterday, America took a trip to Mitt Romney’s adolescence and I think I’m the only one who doesn’t want to come back.
Around eight AM Thursday morning, news broke about a disturbing incident that took place at the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan while Mitt was a student there in the mid 1960s. Romney’s high school friend Matthew Friedmann told the Washington Post how Romney was incensed by a classmate’s bleached hair.
“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” Mitt reportedly said. Later Mitt and some friends tackled the boy and forcibly cut his hair.…
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 has the embarrassing credentials to back it up. He’s personally funded ads against gay marriage. He’s for a constitutional amendment that would write homophobia in our founding document. Mitt’s even against civil unions, putting him to the right of George W.…
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 East Lansing. If you are involved in progressive political action, activism or Democratic politics in any way, you won’t want to miss it.
This year’s theme is “Energizing. Engaging. Winning.” and it’s a perfect description of the intent of The Michigan Summit: to activate progressives across the state to achieve our goals in everything that we do.…
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LOLGOP on Twitter
- RT @NationalMemo: Clinton puts a pause on the immigration debate to remind everyone that Republicans really, really don't like immigrants. about 1 minute ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
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- RT @dbernstein: So Sanders says you need to compromise on gun laws, but not to pass the only hope of immigration reform in a generation. about 4 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Lincoln Chafee's answer for why he voted for Glass Steagall sounds like what you'd tell the TSA if they found a joint in your shaving kit. about 8 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Lincoln Chafee's answer for why he voter for Glass Steagall: Terrible. New tax bracket for millionaires: WONDERFUL. about 11 minutes ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite