Barack Obama today signed his first piece of legislation: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. This bill makes it easier for women and others who are being discriminated against to file complaints. Rather than discussing the details of the bill, which are readily available, I’d like to note the symbolism. During the primary, I […]
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Posted in Barack Obama on Jan 15th, 2009
Since the election I’ve been so excited by the general prospect of an intelligent, rational, reasonable, and progressive president that I haven’t spent much time thinking about the details of exactly what a Barack Obama presidency will mean. As his inauguration is now only five days away, here, in no particular order, are ten great […]
In this clip from the Daily Show, Jon Stewart nails the current Republican hypocrisy in a way no one else can.
John McCain calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time. That’s not a maverick. That’s a sidekick.
–Senator Bob Casey
No way, no how, no McCain.
Well, John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn’t think 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain […]
So Barack Obama has selected a running mate. Recent news has played up the chances of Joe Biden, Evan Bayh, and Tim Kaine. No offense to the three of them, but hope it’s someone else. Obama doesn’t need to play it safe by selecting a respected white male (boring) politician. He’s not the “safe” candidate; […]
This clip from The Daily Show is simultaneously hilarious and right on the mark. How did we reach a point where a comedy news show is a better purveyor of the news then the news stations themselves?
A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll indicates that 17% of Clinton supporters will vote for McCain if Obama doesn’t select her as his running mate. And an additional 22% would refuse to vote for Obama.
I don’t get it.
I understand the vehement support for Clinton and the desire to see her in the White House. I […]
It looks like Michigan’s and Florida’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be seated after all, but with ½ a vote each.
There are several problems with this compromise. First, because Barack Obama wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan, they’ve basically had to guess how many delegates to assign to him. Second, the candidates […]
I voted for Hillary Clinton in my caucus in February, represented her as a delegate to the El Paso county convention in March, and represented her again as a delegate to the Colorado State convention last weekend. But now I think it’s time for her to drop out of the race and let Barack Obama […]
I lost my internet connection at the convention, so I’ll post a few more photos now that I’m back home.
Janet Napolitano, governor of Arizona, represented the Obama campaign, giving a rousing speech that worked the crowd well. I wonder if she’s angling for a VP spot.
Here’s another view of the crowd filling the World Arena: