Tag Archives: Obama

Post-election thoughts: Or, what a difference 8 years makes

Last night was a HUGE night for Democrats, and I would argue, a significant night for human rights.  Obama was reelected for another term, which means the infamous ‘Obamacare’ isn’t going away any time soon — so people who are in need of assistance with health care can still count on that (and now that […]

4 more years.

It’s the most wonderful (political) season of the year

Watch: I’m fascinated. And, horrified. I would like to think that if someone were to put a camera in my face and ask me these questions regarding the candidate that I support, I would have an actual answer for them. The cynic in my keeps thinking that the main reason why these people are so […]

Failing the midterms

So last night was a bit of a bomb for the Democratic party (and, I’d argue, the well-being of the entire country).   The GOP (read: Tea Party Party) took over control of the House of Representatives, though thankfully didn’t take over control of the Senate.  Also, thankfully, Harry Reid didn’t lose to Sharrrrrrron Angle in […]

Enough of the Hitler referencing.

Oy, if I hear someone else break out ye ol reductio ad Hitlerum argument one more time, I’m going to scream.  An old Mediaite post reminded me of this soundbite from Robert Gibbs (who I still haven’t forgiven for the “professional left” remark): You hear — in this [healthcare] debate you hear analogies, you hear […]

It gets better

Adding his voice to Dan Savage’s campaign of “It Gets Better,” here’s President Obama: My frustrations are pretty clear in the post below this one — but I think Rachel Maddow summed up the significance of the video well: Americans who care about the rights of sexual minorities have plenty of reasons to be frustrated […]

What she said:

The ostensibly principled position these folks are taking is that they want smaller government.  They want government to do less.  And just because so many of them are retired Medicare and Social Security recipients who get to their protests in national parks via public mass transit, don‘t let that get in the way of their […]