Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama«

Stale Policies Must Go

December 18, 2014

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As the GOP goes utterly apeshit over President Obama’s decision to have full diplomatic relations with Cuba, with some casting it as appeasement to communist dictators, I have yet to hear one cogent, constructive argument as to why relations with the island nation shouldn’t be “normalized”. Let’s examine the arguments: Coddling, appeasing dictators. By normalizing […]

A Primer on Boehner’s “Plan B” and GOP spending cuts

December 20, 2012

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John Boehner’s desperate attempt to hold onto his House Speaker position by pandering to his Tea Party and Grover Norquist-loving members of the GOP House caucus, has led him to terminate discussions with the President and propose his alternative plan, dubbed “Plan B”.  Speaker Boehner intends on offering up a vote on the Plan in […]

The Weekly Ass Clown – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

December 1, 2012

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ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag This Week’s Ass Clown is Bat-Shit Crazy, Right Wing Nut Job (RWNJ), the guy who was just elected to his fifth term from Texas’s 1st Congressional District – the one and only – Louie Gohmert. Earlier this week […]

Stark Contrast of Leadership

November 9, 2012

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The difference in how President Obama (a must see) and Governor Romney (strands workers by cancelling campaign credit cards as soon as he stepped off stage conceding the election) treated their campaign workers is more than the difference of the actions of a winning campaign and a losing one. It is an example of a […]

Colbert and Rachel Maddow – Must Watch!

November 9, 2012

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An amazing segment… Whitesylvania and Gay People Cause Hurricanes

Taibbi’s Take on GOP’s ‘Outreach Strategy’

November 9, 2012

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ROLLING STONE Politics: Hey, Rush Limbaugh: ‘Starting an Abortion Industry’ Won’t Win You Female Voters BY MATT TAIBBI NOVEMBER 8, 2012 | 4:50PM EST Like a lot of people, I listened to Rush Limbaugh the day after the election. Pure Schadenfreude, I admit it; I just wanted to hear the reaction. I searched the right-wing […]

Pew Research – Election Data

November 7, 2012

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  Changing Face of America Helps Assure Obama Victory 11/7/2012 Barack Obama retained enough support from key elements of his base to win reelection, even as he lost ground nationally since 2008. In particular, Obama maintained wide advantages among young people, women, minorities, and both the less affluent and the well-educated. Overall, Obama benefited from […]

President Wins Popular Vote and Electoral Vote

November 7, 2012

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Barack Obama won a majority of the popular vote and a resounding electoral college victory Tuesday night. As of now (9:50 a.m. ET on 11/7) with 97% of the precincts reporting the President has an approximately 2.6 million vote lead in the popular vote (2.25%). Florida is still counting votes this morning and will almost […]

Exit Polls – Republicans are Nervous (6:30 ish)

November 6, 2012

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Exit Polls Here are exit polls being circulated by Republican staffers. They are based on waves one and two, except where noted. Provided for your enjoyment only. It’s probably best to ignore them. (Courtesy of politicalwire.com) 7:00 – Virginia – Tied 7:30 – North Carolina – Romney +1 7:30 – Ohio – Obama +4 8:00 […]

Pennsylvania Voting Machine Turns Obama Vote to Romney

November 6, 2012

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A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.  

The President’s Record

November 6, 2012

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Rachel Maddow had an excellent segment on the President’s record… President’s Record – Consequences (Maddow – 11/5)

Other Notable Predictions

November 5, 2012

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Here is a good round up of some pundits courtesy of Wonkblog. Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight: Obama 307, Romney 231. ”The model estimates that Mr. Romney would need to win the national popular vote by about one percentage point to avert a tossup, or a loss, in the Electoral College,” Silver writes. Sam Wang, Princeton Election Consortium: […]

My prediction is… Obama wins second term

November 4, 2012

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President Barack Obama will be re-elected to a second term by squeaking out a popular vote victory with a margin of 2.5%, while surging to an electoral college romp – 303 for Obama/Biden vs. 235 for Romney/Ryan. The Popular Vote: While the Romney camp has promoted Mittmentum ad nauseum, the national polls have not borne […]