Archive for November 2nd, 2010

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Nov
10

;-)

Halloween pumpkins to support the President and Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold.

From Rachel Maddow’s blog

02
Nov
10

what the **** has he done so far?

Sweet ūüėČ

02
Nov
10

pressing all the right buttons

A woman casts her vote for midterm general elections at a polling station in Silver Spring, Maryland, on November 2

02
Nov
10

on air

02
Nov
10

i remember

02
Nov
10

truth

Race and the Tea Party’s Ire

By Eugene Robinson

The first African-American president takes office, and almost immediately we see the birth of a big, passionate national movement‚ÄĒoverwhelmingly white and lavishly funded‚ÄĒthat tries its best to delegitimize that president, seeks to thwart his every initiative, and manages to bring the discredited and moribund opposition party roaring back to life. Coincidence?

…..I have to wonder what it is about Obama that provokes and sustains all this tea party ire. I wonder how he can be seen as ‚Äúelitist,‚ÄĚ when he grew up in modest circumstances‚ÄĒhis mother was on food stamps for a time‚ÄĒand paid for his fancy-pants education with student loans. I wonder how people who genuinely cherish the American dream can look at a man who lived that dream and feel no connection, no empathy.

I ask myself what‚Äôs so different about Obama, and the answer is pretty obvious: He‚Äôs black. For whatever reason, I think this makes some people unsettled, anxious, even suspicious‚ÄĒwitness the willingness of so many to believe absurd conspiracy theories about Obama‚Äôs birthplace, his religion, and even his absent father‚Äôs supposed Svengali-like influence from the grave.

Obama has made mistakes that rightly cost him political support. But I can‚Äôt help believing that the tea party‚Äôs rise was partly due to circumstances beyond his control‚ÄĒthat he‚Äôs different from other presidents, and that the difference is his race.

Full article here

02
Nov
10

vote!

02
Nov
10

yep

02
Nov
10

bumper to bumper

02
Nov
10

draw ahead

An Indian schoolboy makes a sketch of President Barack Obama at the Holy Name school in Mumbai, India, Nov 2. Students of this school are gearing up to celebrate Diwali festival with President Obama during his visit later this week




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