Archive for September 22nd, 2012

22
Sep
12

A message to Mitt Romney

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Thank you Squarepeg

22
Sep
12

Milwaukee

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You can see President Obama’s speech at C-SPAN

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18,000 were there – 18,000!!!

And then there was the overflow….

@markknoller haz a sad

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Yup, a rainbow appeared 😎

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22
Sep
12

Heads Up: Michelle Obama addresses the CBC

The 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner

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7:30 ET: Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

C-SPAN * cbcfalc2012 * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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The speech:

22
Sep
12

Heads Up: President Obama in Milwaukee

6:20: President Obama delivers remarks at a rally at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee

C-SPAN * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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Next:

7:30: Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

C-SPAN * cbcfalc2012

22
Sep
12

‘Mitt Romney: The Worst Week in Washington’

Thank you Donna

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Next week:

Monday: The President will travel to New York City to participate in the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). While in New York City, the President and First Lady will also tape an appearance on “The View.”

Tuesday: The President will deliver remarks to the UN General Assembly; the First Lady will attend the event. The President will then speak at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. He will return to the White House in the evening.

Wednesday: The President will travel to Bowling Green and Kent, Ohio for campaign events.

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22
Sep
12

Coming Up

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Today (all times ET):

1:30 Vice President Biden and Jill Biden deliver remarks at a rally in Merrimack, New Hampshire

CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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6:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a rally at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee

C-SPAN * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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7:30: Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

C-SPAN * cbcfalc2012

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President Obama leaves the White House en route Milwaukee, Sept 22

22
Sep
12

Rise and Shine

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NYT Editorial: This is how voter intimidation worked in 1966: White teenagers in Americus, Ga., harassed black citizens in line to vote, and the police refused to intervene. Black plantation workers in Mississippi had to vote in plantation stores, overseen by their bosses. Black voters in Choctaw County, Ala., had to hand their ballots directly to white election officials for inspection.

This is how it works today: In an ostensible hunt for voter fraud, a Tea Party group, True the Vote, descends on a largely minority precinct and combs the registration records for the slightest misspelling or address error. It uses this information to challenge voters at the polls, and though almost every challenge is baseless, the arguments and delays frustrate those in line and reduce turnout.

The thing that’s different from the days of overt discrimination is the phony pretext of combating voter fraud. Voter identity fraud is all but nonexistent, but the assertion that it might exist is used as an excuse to reduce the political rights of minorities, the poor, students, older Americans and other groups that tend to vote Democratic.

More here

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Michael Tomasky: The release of the Romney tax returns is so amateurish that it almost offends me…..

Romney had pledged, in that ABC interview in Israel, that he’d never paid less than 13 percent to the feds. But to make that true for tax year 2011, the campaign admits that he artificially refused to take some deductions so that the rate would stay above the magic number.

But wait a second. Isn’t this the same Mitt Romney who said back in January: “I don’t think you want someone as the candidate for president who pays more taxes than he owes.”

In fact, it is. So he just released returns that, when stacked against his earlier statement, disqualify him for the presidency by his own lights. Amazing…..

More here

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@BarackObama

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Demonstrators hold up signs as Mitt Romney’s motorcade passes enroute to a campaign fundraiser in Hillsborough, California, September 21

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Washington Post editorial: Going with the best-defense-is-a-good-offense approach, the Romney campaign is accusing President Obama of being a — gasp! — redistributionist. In a rather pale replay of 2008’s Joe the Plumber spread-the-wealth debate, the GOP dredged up a 14-year-old video.

…. The campaign apparently thinks that voters will find “redistribution” a scary word. But does Mr. Romney really disagree with the belief that part of government’s role is, in Mr. Obama’s words, to help “make sure that everybody’s got a shot”? To tax is to redistribute. To govern is to redistribute….

…. It’s indisputable that Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama have diverging views about the danger posed by increasing income inequality and the degree of redistribution in which government should engage. But the Romney campaign’s desperate, clownish portrayal of Mr. Obama does this important debate a serious disservice.

Full editorial here

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Thank you DesertFlower!

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Greenville, September 19 (Christopher Dilts for Obama for America)

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1:30 Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill campaign at a rally in Merrimack, New Hampshire

6:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee (I need to check that time, CNN’s live streaming schedule has a habit of getting these things wrong)

7:30 ET: Michelle Obama will address the Congressional Black Caucus – live on C-SPAN

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Morning everyone 😉




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