Posts Tagged Obama

Shorter Romney advisors: Colonizer recognize colonizer

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy advisors told the press that part of what makes Mittens a better choice than Obama is that he has a stronger relationship and understanding of the shared history between the US and the UK. Why? Because he is anglo-saxon.

Via the Daily Telegraph,

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

Mr Romney on Wednesday embarks on an ...

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy advisors told the press that part of what makes Mittens a better choice than Obama is that he has a stronger relationship and understanding of the shared history between the US and the ...

Venn Diagrams on Mitt Romney’s Venn Diagram #Fails

Upworthy, the site which aggregates content with important messages, busted Mitt Romney’s failed attempt to go after Obama via Venn diagram via… some hilarious Venn diagrams going after Romney’s inability to make Venn diagrams.  Get it? Enjoy!

Upworthy has started a Mitt, Venn And Now Tumblr, with the mission of “HELPING OUT MITT ROMNEY, ONE VENN DIAGRAM AT A TIME.” You can help add some! My favorite one so far is below the jump. 

Upworthy, the site which aggregates content with important messages, busted Mitt Romney’s failed attempt to go after Obama via Venn diagram via… some hilarious Venn diagrams going after Romney’s inability to make Venn diagrams.  Get ...

Supreme Court: We heart racial profiling!

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. The good news is that it struck down key parts of the law, which is  why it is being hailed as a victory for the Obama Administration, which brought the case to the Supreme Court. The bad news is that it upheld the “show me your papers” part  that encourages racial profiling, which is why Governor Jan “Finger” Brewer is praising the ruling as a victory.

Leslie Berestein Rojas at Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) lays out what the ruling does:

Strikes down Section 3, which would make it a state crime for undocumented immigrants not to carry an alien registration document. Strikes down Section 5(C), which would make ...

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. The good news is that it struck down key parts of the law, which is  why it is being hailed as a victory for the ...

Obama announces new DHS immigration policy; right wingers sh*t themselves

As you’ve probably read, President Obama made what people are calling a surprise move on Friday by announcing that the Department of Homeland Security will relax immigration policy in efforts to halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants. Some DREAM activists say this announcement is merely a reinforcement of not-so-successful efforts announced year ago by the administration that they would halt the deportation of many DREAMers and other young undocumented youth. Friday’s announcement also came during the same week that DREAMers had begun to stage a number of actions at different Obama campaign offices across the country.

But administration officials identify the policy as an evolution of the former one made last year, indicating that the clearly defined specifics ...

As you’ve probably read, President Obama made what people are calling a surprise move on Friday by announcing that the Department of Homeland Security will relax immigration policy in efforts to halt the deportation of ...

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Newsweek cover: the first gay president


Newsweek
is excited about its cover this week, a “take THAT!” response to the sensationalistic breast-feeding cover which graced Time last week. The Newsweek cover features an image Barack Obama, with a rainbow halo above his head. The headline is as nuanced as the graphic and reads “The First Gay President.” Here is the article behind the cover, by Andrew Sullivan.

In other throwing-the-word-gay-around  news, while Rand Paul didn’t call Obama gay, he did state that he wasn’t sure the President’s position on marriage “could get any gayer.”  Oh, Rand. You crack us up, as usual! Rand’s undeniably hilarious comments drew criticism from people like Tony Perkins. It’s one thing ...


Newsweek
is excited about its cover this week, a “take THAT!” response to the sensationalistic breast-feeding cover which graced Time last week. The Newsweek cover features an image Barack Obama, with ...

What Would Happen If Obama Supported Gay Marriage?

While NC tries to ban gay marriage, yesterday Katie wrote about how Joe Biden is being pushed into the closet on gay marriage after expressing his full support on Meet The Press for same-sex marriage.

Within hours of the appearance, a Biden aid  felt the need to clarify the comments and senior Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod tweeted, “What VP said – that all married couples should have exactly the same legal rights – is precisely POTUS’s position,” a comment that Katie felt came off as “pathetic, desperate and spineless.”

Today, as the fallout continues and that political spin machine continues to churn out explanations, clarifications, and  rationalizations, TPM has a great piece exploring the question on every Obama-loving liberal’s ...

While NC tries to ban gay marriage, yesterday Katie wrote about how Joe Biden is being pushed into the closet on gay marriage after expressing his full support on Meet The Press for same-sex marriage.

Within ...

Michele Bachmann on women voters: mistaken or dishonest?

Michele Bachmann appeared on Face the Nation Sunday to share totally incorrect information about women voters.

“The myth is there is a Republican war on women. There’s not a Republican war on women…. That’s coming from the Obama reelection team…. Actually, if you look at the 2010 elections, women went Republican. They didn’t go Democrat, and they will this time as well, because women are more concerned about the economy and jobs for themselves, for their husbands, for their children, and that’s not happened because obama’s broken his promises. …

And it was women who overwhelmingly went Republican and threw out a woman speaker [Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)]. I think this time again what women want, Bob, is they want competence, and, unfortunately, ...

Michele Bachmann appeared on Face the Nation Sunday to share totally incorrect information about women voters.

“The myth is there is a Republican war on women. There’s not a Republican war on women…. That’s coming from ...

Obama campaign’s “Life of Julia” and GOP outrage further exposes why they’re losing women’s votes

In case you missed it, Obama’s presidential campaign released a new website yesterday, The Life of Julia, that draws comparisons between what an American middle class woman’s life would look like under a Romney administration compared to Obama. While on it’s head, the idea of using one (white, cisgender) fictional character to represent the many differently lived experiences of women in the U.S. may make some folks feel meh, but as Ana Marie points out, this tool was not about this imaginary character, but about exposing the real policies that would actually affect millions of women under a Romney administration.

Even so, conservative bloggers created a shitstorm of hatery on the interwebs over it, demonizing the campaign ...

In case you missed it, Obama’s presidential campaign released a new website yesterday, The Life of Julia, that draws comparisons between what an American middle class woman’s life would look like under a Romney ...

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