You’re the reason why an outstanding soldier won’t be kicked out of our military just because of who he loves. You’re the reason why families all across this country can welcome home loved ones who served us so bravely, give them that hug, know they’re back and safe. You’re the reason. That’s how change happened.
Now, yesterday, I made this same point at a town hall in Florida. I said, one thing I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington just from the inside. You change it from the outside. You change it because people are mobilized. You change it with the help of ordinary Americans who are willing to make their voices heard because of the decency and the goodness and the common sense of Americans. That’s what moves the country forward.
Now, for some reason my opponent got really excited. He rewrote his speech real quick. He stood up at a rally, proudly declared, ‘I’ll get the job done from the inside.’ What kind of inside job is he talking about? Is it the job of rubberstamping the top-down, you’re-on-your-own agenda of this Republican Congress? Because if it is, we don’t want it. If it’s the job of letting oil companies run our energy policy, we don’t want it. If it’s the job of letting politicians decide who you can marry, or control the health care choices that women should be able to make for themselves, we’ll take a pass.
We don’t want an inside job in Washington. We want change in Washington. And from the day we began this campaign, we’ve always said that change takes more than one term or even one President, and it certainly takes more than one party. It can’t happen if you write off half the nation before you even took office.
In 2008, 47 percent of the country didn’t vote for me. But on the night of the election, I said to all those Americans, ‘I may not have won your vote but I hear you voices, I need your help, and I will be your President.’ And for everybody who is watching, or anybody here who is still undecided, I don’t know how many people are going to vote for me this time around, but I’m telling the American people I will be fighting for you no matter what. I will be your President no matter what.
“West Wing” Cast Reunites To Campaign For Michigan Court Candidate
Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget Mary McCormack (“West Wing” actress Mary McCormack’s sister) gets a boost from Jed Bartlet and staff. Walk and talk the vote…
This is AMAZING. And everyone looks pretty much exactly the same. Except Josh. And Sheen’s hair. =D
NO WOMEN IN COMBAT. The platform condemns “social experimentation” in the military, which covers everything from the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to allowing officers to wear their uniforms in gay pride events to letting women serve on the front lines.
LOLWUT? “Social experimentation”? Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME? Know what else was “social experimentation” at one point in history? ANYONE OF COLOR IN THE MILITARY. Surprised there’s nothing in there about banning those pesky black/hispanic/native american people. FUCK YOU GOP.
The researchers at Pew Social & Demographic Trends aren’t holding back in their new report on the middle class. It calls the last 11 years, “the lost decade” for the country’s middle class. The highlight from the report issued today is that the middle class is poorer, earning less and shrinking.
How do you attack a president who prevented a Great Depression? A president who saved the auto industry and passed student loan, credit card and health care reform while securing trillions in deficit cuts? How do you bring down a president who oversaw the capture of Osama bin Laden and the destruction of most of the leadership of al Qaeda? A president who ended one war and convinced the nation to responsibly end another?
If you’re a former John McCain adviser with a huge crush on Paul Ryan, you simply make up a different president to attack.
Historian and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson has done just that in his screed featured on the cover of this week’s Newsweek. What amounts to a a free Romney campaign ad was clearly intended to balance Michael Tomasky’s factually accurate lashing of Mitt Romney published by Newsweek last month. Ferguson’s article is a tour de force of the same tired bromides that have been used to bash the president since the day he took office, along with a cavalcade of falsehoods.
One of the most empowering sets of images I’ve come across this summer. And of course, Hill is on a phone.
That gorgeous woman in the red dress surrounded by papers in her lovely apartment? THAT is Huma Abedin, who Michele Bachmann wants investigated for imaginary terrorist ties.
Perhaps the cruelest cut of all is that Republican women buy into it. In an interview with the New York Observer, Ann Coulter said, “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democratic president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women. It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it as the party of women and “We’ll pay for health care and tuition and daycare—and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?
In 2009, President Jimmy Carter severed ties with his former church due to his philosophical disapproval of their teachings. He has also supported same-sex marriage and science while managing to still be a devoted Christian, proving that tolerance and rationality are not incompatible with spirituality.
And also proving that not all old white guys are the enemy. Jimmy Carter for World President.
Jimmy Carter is one of my favorite people. He’s so committed to ensuring human rights are respected all over the world, and to helping those in need.
Jimmy Carter was the first President I was really aware of as more than a joke as a child. Bear in mind: Nixon was sworn in for a second term two days before I was born, Ford was a visual joke, (my impression was largely made up of Chevy Chase parodying him on SNL when I was very little,) but President Carter was the first person I knew was President. My father, in one of his disturbing quirks, encouraged me to call him Mr. Peanut.
His work with Habitat for Humanity, The Elders, and his quest for peace and justice have always made me very happy to have known that this man was in office in my lifetime.