Archive for January, 2012

So why is it that at a time of extreme hardships for the majority of Americans – with 49 million people in poverty and half of all Americans belonging to the working poor – it’s the super rich who think they’re the ones under attack? It’s the super rich – with multimillionaire lobbyists like Grover Norquist – who want to impeach the President over a tiny tax increase. It’s the super rich that yell “socialism” when the President calls for an end to oil subsidies – or more regulations on Wall Street. We seem to be living in a bizarre alternate universe – where the super rich – with the help of the Republican Party – and some Democrats – have become the “true victims” of the Great Bush Depression. So how did this come to be?

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You asked the questions, and today President Obama will answer. The first-ever completely virtual interview from the White House.

Representative Keith Ellison described the court-led return to the “gilded age” and drew parallels to today’s progressive movement, concluding that a constitutional amendment is both possible and necessary to ensure that our government serves the people, not corporate special interests.

Senator Tom Udall described the necessity of bipartisan support on the path toward ratifying a constitutional amendment, noting that past campaign-finance reform efforts have enjoyed bipartisan support. Senator Udall acknowledged that when the people make their voices heard and build momentum, a constitutional amendment can become inevitable.

 

The applause breaks during the State of the Union tell us a lot about what people think of what the President is saying. But were there any surprises last night when it came to who did and didn’t applaud?

Fox News hosts and contributors including Gretchen Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Eric Bolling don’t want viewers to care about 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney‘s tax returns.

So much for Republican Family values.  It seems that some of the most sexually uptight members of the GOP usually end up having a super freaky closet life, that would embarass Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt.   The “Do as I Say , Not as I Do” concept of living is ripe within Conservative circles,  and there has been no shortage of scandal in the 2012 GOP  election season. There’s been Herman Cain, the serial adulterer, and his BFF and protege’ Newt Gingrich, the “serial husband/adulterer”, and now, just as Newt Gingrich has retaken the lead in the South Carolina primary poll from Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, yet another bombshell regarding Gingrich has hit regarding his lurid past.  Marianna Gingrich, Newts 2nd Wife, has spilled the beans on the activities between Her, Newt and Calista.  Looks like Newt and his best friend Herman Cain have far more in common that we ever thought….. I wonder if they ever partied together?

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The President thanks volunteers for honoring Dr. King‘s legacy by participating in a service event. January 16, 2012.

The Obama administration says it’s warning Iran through public and private channels against any action that threatens the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the US has to make sure it’s ready for any situation and has all options on the table.

Leon Panetta, US Defense Secretary said “We have to keep all options on the table. Clearly there are areas that are red lines to us. Number one we can’t allow them to develop nucleawr weapons Number two we can’t tolerate Iran to block the Strait of Holmuz, That’s a red line.”

How do feelings about ideology and economic inequality affect a person’s happiness? As part of his reporting of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the connection and asks some liberals at Occupy DC and conservatives at the American Enterprise Institute to grade their own happiness.

WTF?  How can a person who is not an American citizen (Orly Taitz) challenge a persons eligibility who is (Barack Obama)?

A court hearing is scheduled for January 2012 in Fulton County, Georgia to determine if President Obama is eligible to appear on the state ballot in November. The case(s) are being brought by Orly Taitz and a sitting state lawmaker, Republican Mark Hatfield .

The Democratic Response

Republicans Attempt to Remove President Obama from Georgia Ballot

by  on DECEMBER 21, 2011 · in UNCATEGORIZED

Republicans are attempting to remove Barack Obama from Georgia’s Presidential Ballot in 2012.

Five separate lawsuits have been filed to PREVENT President Obama from being on the 2012 ballot. While their arguments are foolish, it still requires a vigorous defense in the Georgia judicial system.

If successful, Georgia would be the ONLY state to *not* have the President on the November ballot.

Democrats can’t allow our state to be America’s laughing stock. We have to fight these lawsuits, two of which are being represented by a sitting state legislator in the State Capitol.

We are putting together the finest legal team in the state to stop these political tricks.We must defend the President against these attacks that could remove him from the Presidential ballot in November.

We need your help. These lawsuits divert precious resources from our goal of turning Georgia blue in 2012.

Here’s what you can do.

  • If you are financially able, please make a $20 donation to fight to keep President Obama on Georgia’s ballot. This money will be used towards the best legal defense in the state to fight these serious Republican charges.
  • If you are financially able, donate $20 for yourself and $20 for a person unable to donate– a $40 total donation to fight these charges against our President. Your generous donation will cover the cost of someone unemployed or in foreclosure this holiday season.
  • If you are *not* financially able, please send an email of support toattorney@georgiademocrat.org to show how much we appreciate our legal team’s efforts to fight against these serious threats.

Georgia Republicans are pulling their biggest scam yet. In the midst of the holidays, Republicans are conducting a sneak attack on our President and threatening to remove him from the ballot in November.

We can’t let that happen. Will you help our President?