Tag: Barack Obama

Trump’s dismantling of the EPA continues apace, Scott Pruitt ready to outlaw critical science in the name of “transparency”

Trump’s dismantling of the EPA continues apace, Scott Pruitt ready to outlaw critical science in the name of “transparency”

After eight years of an anti-science Bush administration, science got a bit of a boost with the election of Barack Obama. Political cartoonist Tom Toles from The Washington Post commemorated the event with this spot-on comic: However, Republicans continued to push their anti-science ways, working to thwart the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change at every turn. Again, Tom […]

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Trump Supporters Are the Ones Living in a Bubble in Michigan

Trump Supporters Are the Ones Living in a Bubble in Michigan

After Donald Trump’s surprise victory last year, it became almost gospel with beltway pundits that liberals were living in a bubble. That’s been followed by a never-ending stream of profiles of Trump supporters (aka Real Americans) who — wouldn’t ya know it? — vowed to stick with him no matter what. Now given the fact that Trump’s win shocked most […]

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Happy birthday, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Happy birthday, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Seven years ago today, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Hussein Obama: Thank you to President Obama, every Democrat who voted for it, every organization that advocated for it, and, most importantly, every grassroots organizer and activist that worked to get it passed. Meanwhile, sorry this dick move didn’t work out for […]

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Former conservative voter has an ‘eye-opening experience’ with Obamacare

Former conservative voter has an ‘eye-opening experience’ with Obamacare

The way the Affordable Care Act helped her family transformed her attitude — and led to a touching interaction with former President Obama. Annette was not always a fan of President Barack Obama. In fact, in 2009 she went to a Tea Party rally protesting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. She and her entire family were conservative Republican […]

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Here’s an antidote to today’s inauguration ceremony

Here’s an antidote to today’s inauguration ceremony

Anne and I were fortunate enough to attend President Obama’s first inauguration eight years ago today. Her photomosaic poster of Barack Obama, “Out of Many, We Are One”, had appeared in TIME magazine, had sold well and was being given out as a gift at the Michigan Ball. We also miraculously got tickets to the inauguration itself. Not only that, […]

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VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s final Weekly Address : (

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s final Weekly Address : (

Because I am on the White House Press email list, I get the embargoed Weekly Address every week on Friday, embargoed until 6 a.m. the next morning. I have posted a few of them over the years but, generally, I didn’t make too big a deal about them. But, oh, man. I didn’t anticipate how sad it would make me […]

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Help Eclectablog sustain the Obama legacy through education and action

Help Eclectablog sustain the Obama legacy through education and action

As some of you know, my active involvement in issue advocacy and politics was ignited by one man more than any other: Barack Obama. He inspired me to be the change I wish to see in the world. After working to get him re-elected in 2012, both as a neighborhood team leader and Michigan Deputy Digital Director, I realized that […]

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PHOTOS & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s last campaign stop – Ann Arbor LOVES President Obama & Secretary Clinton!

PHOTOS & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s last campaign stop – Ann Arbor LOVES President Obama & Secretary Clinton!

President Obama made his last campaign stop of the 2016 election season and we were fortunate to have that stop be in Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to the press pool report, the crowd was estimated to be in excess of 9,000: All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog Before President Obama spoke, we heard from a number for […]

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UPDATED: Sarah Palin to stump for Trump in two Michigan towns with a combined population of 15,083

UPDATED: Sarah Palin to stump for Trump in two Michigan towns with a combined population of 15,083

Sarah Palin must be freaking out that she’s not in the news this election cycle. According to Breitbart.com, she’s “going rogue in Michigan”. And, sure enough, she’s coming to Alpena (population 10,295) and Cheboygan (population 4,788) today. Former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is making a stop in Northern Michigan to campaign for Donald Trump. The Cheboygan County Republican’s announced […]

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Charles Kettles, heroic Vietnam veteran from Ypsilanti, Michigan, awarded the Medal of Honor

Charles Kettles, heroic Vietnam veteran from Ypsilanti, Michigan, awarded the Medal of Honor

The dashing young man in the photo above is Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Charles S. Kettles. LTC Kettles, who lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was awarded the Medal of Honor yesterday at a White House ceremony. His story is extraordinary. Here’s an excerpt from President Obama’s remarks: May 15, 1967, started as a hot Monday morning. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne were […]

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Obama administration takes another step toward slowing climate change – tougher regulations for methane emissions

Obama administration takes another step toward slowing climate change – tougher regulations for methane emissions

As LOLGOP has been telling us for years (like HERE), President Obama has created a green energy revolution that is unparalleled in American history. Not only that, his administration has done more to curtail the emissions of greenhouse gases than anyone before him. Earlier this month, his administration took a huge step forward in limiting greenhouse gas emissions when they […]

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