Posts Tagged ‘democrats

07
Jan
16

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous

The above is a real tweet by GOP frontrunner and favorite Donald J. Trump.

Il Douche seems to have a problem with geography. First, his first major campaign ad substituted Morocco for Mexico. And now he thinks that Germany’s occupation of France from World War II is still in effect.

On the one hand this is farcical. Il Douche is trying to prove the aphorism that eventually Americans will elect a President as stupid as they are. But, of course, in this case farce can easily transmute into tragedy.

Barack Obama has been the most significant president in American history. He has not only saved the economy, brought healthcare to millions, restored US prestige across the globe, and solved several intractable diplomatic issues, but, by the mere fact of being black, has undone the opposition party. Although the GOP hates the Clintons as well, I don’t think President Hillary Clinton elected and re-elected in 2008 and 2012 would have made the GOP go as apeshit as Barack Hussein Obama.

For example, this is what Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had to say in 2013 as a just-failed vice presidential candidate:

“I think we need to find out how to close these loopholes and do it in such a way that we don’t infringe upon people’s Second Amendment rights,” he said in an interview with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

“We had this issue, 2001, 1999 I think … when I first got into Congress,” Ryan continued. “At the time I remember thinking, ‘You know, there is a loophole here. We should address that.'”

Continue reading ‘Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous’

24
Oct
15

Tweet Of The Day

23
Oct
15

Grumpy Cat: The President Obama Version

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30
Sep
15

The President’s Day

President Barack Obama speaks to a groups of state legislators in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama speaks to a group of state legislators in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House

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President Barack Obama holds a coin given to him by Hawaii State Senator Will Espero, right, as he meets with state legislators in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in part of the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama holds a coin given to him by Hawaii State Senator Will Espero

President Barack Obama speaks to a group of state legislators in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in part of the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama talks with Illinois Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmonas he meets with state legislators in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in part of the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama hugs Illinois Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmonas he meets with state legislators in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in part of the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama hugs Illinois Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmonas he meets with state legislators in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

07
Aug
15

The incredible cowardice of Senator Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer, senior Senator from New York, last night came out in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the five permanent Security Council members and the EU, a deal which takes an Iranian nuclear weapon off the table.

The fact that he released his statement when followers of politics had their eyes fixed on the GOP beauty pageant is telling. It was the equivalent of a Friday afternoon news dump.

Of course, he wasn’t counting that those of us who are Obama supporters and supporters of peace can do more than one thing at a time. The reaction was instant and furious. I’ve tried calling Sen. Schumer’s office, and no one is answering the phone.

His Medium piece is one roiling paranoid fantasy that Iranians can never be trusted, ever, on a par with Binyamin Netanyahu’s belief that Iran wants to conquer the world.

Continue reading ‘The incredible cowardice of Senator Chuck Schumer’

31
Jul
15

#IranDeal: Make Your Voices Heard

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Using Open Congress, you can find out who your congressional representatives are and make your voices heard about the Iran deal. When you find out who they are and also want to tweet them, you can simply google for example: “Mitch McConnell Twitter” and it will give you all the twitter handles he uses. Let’s make our voices heard for the best deal we have that leads to a safer world for us and future generations

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30
Jul
15

#IranDeal: The President’s Call To Action

Thanks, Meta!

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19
Jul
15

A Well Earned Thank You

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Dick Meyer: Mr. President, On Behalf Of An Ungrateful Nation, Thank You

I’ve never written a column like this. Readers rarely believe it, but I am not on any political team. Generosity toward the high and mighty isn’t among my few virtues. But this needs to be said: Americans are lucky to have Barack Obama as president and we should wake up and appreciate it while we can. President Obama will go down in history as an extraordinary president, probably a great one. He will have done this in era that doesn’t aggrandize leaders and presidents, but shrinks them. All presidents have had profound opposition, vicious enemies and colossal failures. A few were beloved and others deeply respected in their day, but none in the modern era and certainly not Obama.

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One can hate Democrats, disagree with Obama on big issues, dislike his style or be disappointed the excitement of his election didn’t last. But his accomplishments, ambitious goals, dignity and honesty under tough circumstances demand admiration and appreciation. 1. The Iran deal: Time will reveal if the deal worked, not today’s talking/tweeting heads. What cannot be in dispute is this was a momentous initiative, a gutsy political risk, a diplomatic success and, potentially, a giant step in defusing a long-ticking time bomb. 2. Obamacare: In the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression, Obama delivered one of the most important domestic programs since the New Deal. Only LBJ’s Great Society laws compare. Obamacare has survived two challenges in the Supreme Court and constant, kabuki-style congressional votes to repeal. It’s now off life support. Key goals are being met. It will evolve and improve. One day it will be taken for granted and people will say, “Keep the government out of my Obamacare.”

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10
Jul
15

They Try To Mimic President Obama, But They Fail Every Time

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17
Jun
15

The Dreaded Picnic…..

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President Barack Obama attends a picnic for members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House. The annual summer event was revived this year after being pushed back and then canceled last summer

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President Barack Obama arrives for a picnic for Members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a picnic for members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

17
Jun
15

On chasing the “Archie Bunker voter”

In case it hasn’t been made painfully clear, the Democrats seeking to succeed Barack Obama as president have no time for his coalition.

First, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, urges the President to “take advice” from Nancy Pelosi on the TPP trade deal. You know, just like her husband did when he was in charge. Oh, except, Mr. Clinton didn’t. Call me confused, but I thought that, aside from sheer incompetence or malfeasance, the members of a president’s party were supposed to take leadership from him, not nip at his heels over every initiative.

Then, of course, we had Senator Bernie Sanders opining yesterday that black Americans needed to stop voting based on race. The sheer audacity of this statement is mind-boggling. There would have been no Democratic wave of 2006, or two Obama landslides, without the African American vote. And these same African Americans, before the arrival of Barack Obama, voted in almost lock-step for every tired-ass white Democratic candidate which made it through the primary meat grinder. Were blacks voting based on race when they voted for Al Gore or John Kerry?

That was insulting enough. But that was just the shot. Here’s the chaser. Sen. Sanders then went on to say that Democrats had to regain the “working class vote”.

Let that sink in. A sitting United States senator, caucusing with Democrats, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, an avowed socialist, made a distinction between black votes and working class votes. In his mind, the two are mutually exclusive, not overlapping in a Venn diagram. Blacks over there, working class over here.

President Obama showed Democrats how to win. And it wasn’t by slavishly pining after the “working class vote”.

Let’s call that vote for what it is: white voters who left the Democratic coalition in droves after the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, and have stayed away ever since then, generation after generation giving its allegiance to the GOP.

Continue reading ‘On chasing the “Archie Bunker voter”’

24
Apr
15

After All This, Has He Earned Nothing?

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“I take this personally.”

Those were President Barack Obama’s words yesterday at an Organizing for America meeting as he fought back against his critics over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The criticism from supposed “allies” like Elizabeth Warren, Allan Grayson, and the labor movement has increased in vitriol and volume.

“Show us the bill!”

“Why is it secret!?”

“This is NAFTA 2!!”

Everyone agrees that no one has seen anything of the deal aside from the summary. And, in perusing the summary, I don’t see anything which approaches an excuse for the Gotterdammerung levels of hysteria.

“It’s being negotiated in secret! It must be bad!”

Name me one treaty which has been negotiated live on C-SPAN.

“NAFTA was awful, so all trade pacts are awful!”

This is a very parochial view. Without growing trade, the economy won’t grow. And NAFTA provides lessons in how not to forge a trade pact, which Pres. Obama is following.

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“There are no wage/labor/environmental protections!”

That’s just false. The summary shows this. You can only believe this if you, without evidence, assume the summary is false propaganda.

And that last point leads into the meat of the essay.

Continue reading ‘After All This, Has He Earned Nothing?’

23
Apr
15

President Barack Obama: A Phenomenal President That History Will Remember Well

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President Barack Obama addresses an Organizing for Action (OFA) summit in Washington

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A powerful speech full of facts. Shame on the Democrats fundraising against President Obama. That includes you, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He has proven himself over and over and over again. He brought us back from the brink of a depression and saved the economy; which has been creating jobs month after month. Over 16 million people have comprehensive and affordable insurance thanks to him. He saved the auto industry. He has been a champion for the environment. He put two women on the Supreme Court. He nominated Loretta Lynch; who is the first Black female Attorney General. He fought for credit card and Wall Street Reform. The first bill he signed was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. He cut taxes for over 98% of middle and working class families. He is proposing free community college.

He increased Pell Grants for millions of students. He reformed the student loan program. He righted the wrong of the crack cocaine and powder cocaine sentencing laws. He created an effective and comprehensive task force to curb the surge of police violence against citizens. He has put money into job training so that millions can have a better future. He has made sure Native Americans have a seat at the table and have a hand in creating policies that protect and make sure their communities flourish. He has been fighting for economic fairness and against income inequality years before these so called Democrats considered it an issue. He has fought for LGBT rights. What more must he do to prove that he is ALWAYS and has ALWAYS been on the side of working, middle class, and marginalized folks?

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Shame on any Democrat who distances himself or herself from President Barack Obama. Shame on any Democrat saying this trade agreement would destroy America. That includes you, Sen. Warren. He campaigned hard for her. That he has to defend himself like this is abhorrent. Shame on them. They are not fit to shine his shoes. He has been a phenomenal president and history will remember him well.

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A supporter holds up a sign for President Barack Obama to see after he addressed an Organizing for Action (OFA) summit in Washington

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29
Jan
15

A Tweet Or Two

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One more reason why everyone should be watching a Shonda Rhimes show. She has GREAT shows that include diverse faces, voices, and stories front and center. TGIT is back tonight!

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