Here’s a video President Obama made to encourage voters to get out and vote on November 2nd. Today, people across the country are organizing house parties to get people to the polls, Obama said. You can find a house party near you here.
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As the auto industry and financial markets begin to stabilize, the President says the government’s emergency interventions can now wind down. He pledges that real reform, particularly on Wall Street, must now begin.
Whether like it or not, Sarah Palin gets to say whatever she wants, and the mainstream media will simply regurgitate it. The Associated Press ran a story on Sunday about how Sarah Palin was taken aback by President Obama’s comment regarding the US as a superpower. What she said was a total misrepresentation of the… Read more »
White House press conference on Mar. 31, 2010. The video and complete transcript were provided by WhiteHouse.gov on Apr. 2, 2010 at 9:06 p.m. eastern. Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, 3/31/2010 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:38 P.M. EDT MR. BURTON: Hi, guys. So we’re just going to go ahead and… Read more »
The Tea Partiers will fail because for them to succeed we would need to shred the US Constitution and start over. That would require a revolution, and that’s not going to happen. You just have to examine what they stand for. They claim to be strict constitutionalists, but they can’t stop screaming that what Democrats… Read more »
What’s so gut-busting laugh-out-loud funny is that conservatives keep trying to portray President Obama as a left-wing weirdo sitting around smoking hash and lathering himself up with patchouli oil. If you look at his policies — yes, even health care reform — it’s pretty clear that Obama is marginally left-of-center. Take for instance his plan… Read more »
Despite what right-wing fringers like Bill Kristol and Glenn Beck say, the White House hasn’t raised taxes and they even show you have to take advantage of new tax cuts. From the White House: “Did you know that there are more than a dozen Recovery Act tax cuts working families can take advantage of this… Read more »
Huffington Post’s Paul Abrams is a “professional iconoclast” and co-founder breakupthebigbanks.com and had this to say about this historic week of Democracy in America. While President Obama and Congress wrestled health care reform to a successful conclusion and tacked on Student Loan Reform, Secretary of State Clinton concluded a deal with Russia to reduce nuclear… Read more »
The consensus among the talking heads, political wonks, hacks and bloviators is that Democrats will lose big in November’s elections. The logic is that the party in the White House always gets their ass handed to them in the first election after the president takes office. That’s what happened in 1994 after Clinton beat Bush… Read more »
I know many Americans hate progress, change, liberals, equality and workers, but it still surprises me when I see so many regular folks fight so hard to protect wealthy executives and corporations.
I wonder if CEOs for big pharma and health insurance companies sit around drinking scotch and laughing their asses off watching YouTube videos of all the boobs rallying to protect their positions of power.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck disagreed with a nun who said that Jesus would support the recently passed health care reform bill.
As is often the case with Beck’s radio show – it got racial and ignorant.
Too many Americans either don’t know or don’t like to think critically. It’s much more comfortable to just know what you know and that’s that. But critical thinking isn’t an optional component of living in a civilized society – it’s vital.
That’s why you need to read Frances Moore Lappé’s story “Let’s Drop the Good Guys vs. Bad Guys Talk, We Need to Grow Up as a Species.”
Here’s a video round-up of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) from The Rachel Maddow Show explaining Stupak’s Stupak Amendment.
The consensus is that President Obama is losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the American people.
Regardless of what happens with health care reform, Obama has failed to create a rally cry for America. His campaign message of hope and change played well for candidate Obama, but this is the real world now. Now is the time for leadership not campaign speeches.
Once again Obama uses his Weekly Address to talk about health care reform. Here’s the video, but there is no transcript available yet.
The Washington Independent has a story explaining the politics behind Obama’s wavering over the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The problem for Obama is that no amount of political maneuvering is going to get a substantial number of Republicans, if any, to support any meaningful policy he puts forward. It isn’t going to happen, so why does he keep trying?
Watching the conservative echo chamber in action is a frightening experience that most people don’t have to stomach on a daily basis.
The latest misinformation parroted by the rightwing machinery is that President Obama is buying votes on health care with judicial nominations.
Politico broke a scary story today. They’ve un-earthed a PowerPoint slideshow detailing the GOP strategy to use fear and mockery to stop Obama’s “socialist” agenda.
The Republican National Committee plans to raise money this election cycle through an aggressive campaign capitalizing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and a promise to “save the country from trending toward socialism.”
President Obama announced today that it’s time to get health care reform done. He didn’t mention reconciliation directly, but that’s what Obama wants.
Here’s the complete transcript and video of Obama’s speech today. The video and transcript were provided by the White House.
President Obama appears to have finally realized that Republicans will never support any effort to reform health care. On Wed., Obama is expected to release a plan to pass health care reform. According to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the president would like Republicans to not filibuster the bill in the Senate and allow a simple up-or-down vote, but that’s not going to happen.