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President Obama on Meet the Press, Sunday, Sept. 7th

Posted by on Monday, September 8, 2014,


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Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted by on Thursday, August 29, 2013,



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Meet Scott Prouty, the 47 Percent Video Source

Posted by on Thursday, March 14, 2013,
In this series of video clips, we finally meet Scott Prouty, the man who secretly taped Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser. Be sure to watch all the clips, as the interview gets better as it goes along.  Prouty is an average, hardworking, thoughtful American who changed the course of an election.  Click next as each segment ends.  You will be glad you did.




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Amercia's Future is On The Line

Posted by on Monday, December 3, 2012,




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President Obama: Your Opening Bid

Posted by on Tuesday, November 13, 2012,
The following was written by Robert B Reich, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley:


I hope the President starts negotiations over a “grand bargain” for deficit reduction by aiming high. After all, he won the election. And if the past four years has proven anything it’s that the White House should not begin with a compromise.

Assuming the goal is $4 trillion of deficit reduction ...

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How Did We Go From Surplus to Deficit? Its Math!

Posted by on Monday, November 12, 2012,

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The 2012 Election Tsunami

Posted by on Friday, November 9, 2012,
As explained by Rachel Maddow:





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Yes, Republicans, President Obama Really DOES Have a Mandate!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News last night after Obama's win, “...this is not a mandate in the number [of electoral votes]...”

Fox News repeated the "no mandate" line several times throughout the night after the results came in.

Twitter was ablaze with comments from the right echoing the "he has no mandate" refrain.

Herman Caine tweeted that, "Obama won on Popularity", as if that were a bad thing. Apparently, Mr. Caine is unaware of how elections work.

This has ...

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GHH Member, Shariten, Introducing Michelle Obama in Orlando, FL on Nov. 5th!

Posted by on Tuesday, November 6, 2012,




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This is NOT a Test! Emergency Response System

Posted by on Monday, November 5, 2012,




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Back To The Future

Posted by on Sunday, November 4, 2012,
http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/6685/vote-hands.jpg

A reminder from prior to the 2010 mid-term elections:  CLICK



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Republican, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Endorses Obama

Posted by on Thursday, October 25, 2012,




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That was Flip-not-Mitt-Romney Who Showed Up At the Debate

Posted by on Thursday, October 4, 2012,



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Evangelical Blogger Compiles List of Mitt Romney's Lies

Posted by on Sunday, September 9, 2012,

Romnocchio?

Over the past 30 weeks, Mitt Romney has told lie after lie after lie, 533 lies in all.  This list, below, was compiled by Fred Clark, an evangelical blogger:

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX.

Click the links above. Read the lists. Clink the links within the articles.

Happy reading! (Warning: This could take a while.)



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A Ted Kennedy Tribute, Including His Fight for Health Care, Ted Kennedy vs. Mitt Romney Debate

Posted by on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,
This amazing tribute to Ted Kennedy aired Tuesday evening on the first night of the Democratic Convention.





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The President of Ireland tells off the Tea Party

Posted by on Saturday, August 25, 2012,
President Michael D. Higgins, of Ireland, is fed up with over-the-top Tea Party rhetoric, and he isn't afraid to show it. Listen to him call out radio host Michael Graham, from Newstalk 106-108fm, on everything from health care to foreign policy in this heated exchange from 2010. This one is too good to pass up.





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Republican VP Nominee Paul Ryan Argues FOR Stimulus Spending

Posted by on Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Long before he became one of the right’s most vocal critics of the idea that government spending could help boost the flagging economy, Mitt Romney's choice for his Republican Presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan offered a forceful, full-throated defense of stimulus spending — when then-President George W. Bush wanted it in 2002.

Ryan has denounced the 2009 Recovery Act signed by President Obama as “a wasteful spending spree” and “failed neo-Keynesian experiment,” an...
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A Brilliant & Humorous Musical Parody

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,



LYRICS

One Term More!

A time to celebrate democracy,
Repeal Republican hypocrisy.
This man who would unseat Barack's
A bleak choice at the ballot box.
One Term More!
A G.O.P. perdition-bound,
All sense of right & wrong eroded.
One Term More!
With laws that let 'em stand their ground,
Republicans are locked & loaded.

Contraception's now a sin,
Screwing G.M. in the clutch.
Incivility's a virtue,
Homophobic. Out of touch.
Filibusters. Budget scrums.
Ultrasounds & speculums.
To ...

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The Truth About Taxes

Posted by on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock" and “The Work of Nations." His latest is an e-book, “Beyond Outrage.”  I have posted several of his informative videos before.





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The Republican War Against Women's Health Care is Real

Posted by on Monday, July 30, 2012,




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You're So Bain: The Musical (Truth in Humor)

Posted by on Sunday, July 15, 2012,




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Test Your Knowledge of Obamacare

Posted by on Wednesday, July 11, 2012,

Take this short, 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, and then find out how you compare to the rest of the country, as represented by the findings of the Kaiser Family Foundation's monthly Health Tracking Poll.  You might actually learn something about it you didn't know before!

Go here for the quiz:  http://healthreform.kff.org/quizzes/health-reform-quiz/


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Conservative Thinker Speaks Out

Posted by on Saturday, July 7, 2012,
Judge Richard Posner, a prominent and highly respected conservative who was appointed by Ronald Reagan, didn't hold back after observing the conservative backlash over Supreme Court Justice Roberts’ opinion upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law.:

"Because if you put [yourself] in his [Robert's] position ... what's he supposed to think? That he finds his allies to be a bunch of crackpots? Does that help the conservative movement? I mean, what would you do if you were Rober...
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How The Middle Class Got Screwed

Posted by on Saturday, July 7, 2012,
Watch this explanation about happened to the American Middle Class...and why the American Dream has slipped so far out of reach for many families, and what we can do about it.  To learn more, visit RebuildTheDream.com





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The Private Sector Under Obama

Posted by on Sunday, June 10, 2012,
Democrats saved the Private Sector when it was collapsing and it has returned to—and exceeded—2008 levels of employment.

Republicans have been true to their word and are drowning Public Sector workers in the bathtub of their policies at the expense of our overall economic and job recovery.

The country cannot enjoy a robust economy if the predominance of the nation's wealth is being hoarded in bank accounts by the Private Sector and not put back into circulation into the economy that allowed...
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The Abandonment of the Middle Class...

Posted by on Saturday, June 9, 2012,
Party of the Rich
The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's balance sheet. Cloaking himself in the language of class warfare, he calls on a hostile Congress to end wasteful tax breaks for the rich.

"We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share," h...
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How Did Mitt Romney Make His Millions?

Posted by on Friday, June 8, 2012,
Mitt Romney likes to tout his business experience as a valuable asset that he could use in the Executive Office to get this economy "going again". The questions you must ask yourself are, "going where, going for whom, and is Romney's brand of expertise the kind of business experience that is going to help all Americans?"

Learn more about Venture Capitalism in this short video below and decide for yourself:





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The Republican Plan to Get the Economy Moving

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
What will the Republicans do to get the economy moving again?  Find out, in these two videos!

Welcome to "Trickle Down Tales",  where all your economic questions will be answered:




 Plus, Austerity & Neo-Nazis, Oh my!



Despite what conservatives would have you believe, the economy is not like an indebted family. Our economic debt is mostly money we owe to each other; even more important, our income mostly comes from selling things to each other. Your spending is my income, and my spending is yo...
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Republicans on Romney Economics

Posted by on Saturday, June 2, 2012,
By the time Mitt Romney left office as Governor of Massachusetts, the state had the highest state deficit (debt per person) of any state in the nation, and ranked 47th in job creation. Does anyone really believe he would do better as President?




Romney's Massachusetts Record: The Truth






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Deficits, Spending, Taxes and Gas Prices Are All On the Decline

Posted by on Wednesday, May 16, 2012,
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According to Michael Linden, Director for Tax and Budget Policy, Federal spending is lower now than it was when President Obama took office. Linden shared the following in a recent column:

In January 2009, before President Obama had even taken the oath of office, annual spending was set to total 24.9 percent of gross domestic product. Total spending this year, fiscal year 2012, is expected to top out at 23.4 percent of GDP.

Here’s another interesting fact. Taxes today are lower than th...

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DEAR MITT: NO MORE LIES

Posted by on Wednesday, May 9, 2012,
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan, calls Mitt Romney out on his taking credit for saving America's Auto Industry, and declares him unfit to be President of the United States.



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THE TRUTH ABOUT RISING GAS PRICES

Posted by on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
Though oil demand is at its lowest since 1997, oil prices (and gas prices along with them) are once again on the rise and the GOP wants even more handouts to Big Oil. 

Analysts project that gas prices will top $4 a gallon nationally and perhaps reach record highs later this year.  Despite relatively low demand and surging production levels in the U.S., prices are rising due to a variety of factors, including instability in the Middle East, but even more so, unregulated Wall Street speculation...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA's JOBS RECORD

Posted by on Sunday, February 5, 2012,
The chart below tracks job growth under President Obama. Use your cursor by hovering over the circles on the chart  to see each action that President Obama undertook that led directly to job creation in the private sector  Hover beneath the vertical bars to see exactly how many jobs were added when.  Obviously, we still have a long way to go, but the fact remains that Obama's initiatives have created an environment that is conducive to successful job growth.



On Friday, the new monthly jobs nu...
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"CLASS ENVY"

Posted by on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
If the video clip below doesn't illustrate just how out of touch Mitt Romney is with the anger and everyday struggles of middle class Americans and the working poor, I don't know what would. TheTwoHundredMillionDollarMan aka MrOnePercent just doesn't get it. 

The fact is, that the 1% profited off of the global financial collapse and recession brought on by their own irresponsibility-- with the help of the deregulation championed by the Republicans over the last thirty years-- handsomely.  In ...
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OUR NATIONAL DEBT: WHO-WHAT-WHEN

Posted by on Saturday, December 31, 2011,
Sometimes...a picture is worth a thousand words:




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OCCUPY MOVEMENT GARNERS MORE SUPPORT than the Tea Party

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,

According to a new Pew Research/Washington Post poll, nearly 40 percent of Americans support the
Occupy Wall Street movement. In contrast, only 32 percent of Americans support the Tea Party movement. Conversely, while 44 percent oppose the Tea Party movement, just 35 percent oppose the Occupy movement.

Politicians jockeying for the Independent vote in 2012 may want to take note that more Independents support the Occupy Wall Street movement than do not: 43% support the movement and 35% are oppo...
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