Wednesday, October 31, 2012


“Unless we squarely face our challenges as Americans — together – we risk losing the priceless heritage bestowed on us by the sweat and the sacrifice of our forbearers. If we do not pull together, we could lose the America that has been an inspiration to the world.”

- Susan Eisenhower on why she endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and why she is endorsing President Obama in 2012.

Click to read her endorsement in its entirety.

Pulling No Punches

Writing in Esquire Magazine’s “The Political Blog”, Charlie Pierce is pulling no punches as he explains “Why I Am Voting To Re-Elect President Obama”.

Three quotes from the article:

“I am also going to vote for Barack Obama. Without enthusiasm. And without a sliver of a doubt in my mind.”

“It is vitally important that the Republican party be kept away from as much power as possible until the party regains its senses again.”

And writing about everyone Romney owes: “It is a fearsome bill to come due for any man, let alone one as mendaciously malleable as the Republican nominee. Obama owes the disgruntled. Romney owes the crazy. And that makes all the difference.”

The entire article, while not a quick read, is worth every moment of your time.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Oy! Listening to Romney I was once again left slackjawed. At last night's debate he described the need to search for qualified women when he became Governor of Massachusetts. Here’s the quote:

Now here is the absolute best response:

Via Christine Kaercher and Rachel Maddow’s Blog

Refuse To Go Back To The 1950s!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

So Much Malarkey

...and so little time to call it all out:

Ryan uses a soup kitchen as a photo opportunity and the soup kitchen is ticked off:
”It was the phoniest piece of baloney I’ve ever been associated with”
"I certainly wouldn’t have let him wash clean pans, & then take a picture"

Romney reverses direction so often he may well inspire an amusement park ride that comes with handy paper bags. Here is a summary, with links, of how he has changed/adjusted/obfuscated/lied on the issues of abortion and contraception:
Romney: Abortion is not 'part of my agenda.' Romney campaign: Oh yes it is.

Both Romney and Ryan are still having trouble with arithmetic:
Dear Folks Who Believe Mitt Romney Is Telling The Truth About His Tax Plan, Please Explain Why Bill Clinton Is Wrong

To be fair, maybe Romney’s problem isn’t with arithmetic but with the “new math”. For example, his 12 million jobs plan:
Mitt Romney’s ‘new math’ for jobs plan doesn’t add up. Oops.

And, on a well deserved lighter note, the DNC has a perfect illustration of all the pesky details of the Romney-Ryan tax plan. You must click as it only takes a second:
Romney-Ryan Tax Plan

Update: Sadly, no journalists have asked the submarine follow-up question of Romney:
Fly Me To The Moon - But Not With Mitt

psssst... Do Something!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mr. Rogers Knew What To Do With The Mad

On May 1, 1969, Fred McFeely Rogers spoke to the Senate Subcommittee on Communications. President Richard Nixon wanted to slash funding for PBS and CPB by 50%. Senator John O. Pastore was chairing the subcommittee. Mr. Rogers spoke from the heart. Rhode Island’s own, Senator Pastore, was clearly moved by what he heard. In the end, thanks to adults talking and listening to each other in a respectful manner, funding for PBS and CPB was not only restored but increased.

Many thanks to Upworthy for the reminder.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


This is a great video with very cool graphics.