Imagine what the political climate of our country would be if a 269-269 tie occurs -- especially if the House chooses the candidate who lost the popular vote to become president. According to Rachel Maddow, we could end up with the Senate choosing VP Joe Biden as VP again....(that's not so bad)....but the House of Representatives could choose Romeny or House Speaker John Boehner as President (Oyeh veh!)!!! How would that work?!!!
Emotions are running high...Err on the side of safety...
DENVER — Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office.
Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the office when the shooting happened Friday afternoon, but no one was injured. A large panel of glass was left shattered at the office on West Ninth Avenue near Acoma Street.
Lopez says investigators are looking at surveillance video but have not yet confirmed a description of a vehicle that might be linked to the shooting. Police didn't immediately release other details while detectives pursue leads.
Lopez says she isn't aware of any previous threats against the campaign office.
The Secret Service referred questions about the incident to Denver police.
An Obama campaign spokeswoman declined to comment.
Check out DROPPED--a new video from Carbon County Democrats for Change, a progressive Democratic Club in Carbon County, PA. Getting the message across with a hoot that will leave you smiling! Starring Linda and Roy Christman. Written by Rene Calvo, Linda and Roy Christman. Directed by Rene Calvo.
Women will remember in November Romney's position on a Woman's Right to Choose... Etch-a-Sketch, Multiple Choice Mitt once again forces his staff to clarify and reverse his statement that he does not intend to pursue legislation to restrict abortion. AKRON, Ohio
Won’t Get Fooled Again: Mitch Grosky is a Massachusetts resident who explains what a disaster Mitt Romney was for Massachusetts and why he regretted his vote for him almost immediately. (Sorry, but the 11 min. video plays only on laptop or
desktop computers; it does not play on mobile devices but is terrific.) Share with friends.
October 17, 2012 A MESSAGE FROM BRUCE Dear Friends: The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. I’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes.
This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support.
Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry and so many of the American jobs that go with it, protecting and enhancing the rights of women, and bringing us closer to full acceptance of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.
In foreign affairs, that record includes following through on the removal of troops from the misguided and deceptive war in Iraq, and vigorously pursuing our real foreign enemies, especially the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Right now the opposition’s resort to voter suppression in so many states is not receiving as much attention as it deserves. I believe that all of us, of whatever views, should be opposing these anti-voter, anti-citizen efforts.
Right now, for the President to be effective in his next term he needs our increased support and he needs support in the Congress, where some sterling candidates, such as current Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, and so many others, are fighting to make their constructive voices heard.
Right now, there is an ever increasing division of wealth in this country, with the benefits going more and more to the 1 percent. For me, President Obama is our best choice to begin to reverse this harmful development.
Right now, there is a fight going on to help make this a fairer and more equitable nation. For me, President Obama is our best choice to get us and keep us moving in the right direction.
Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military.
Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and I’m happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. We’re still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country “…where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone.”
That’s why I plan to be in Ohio and Iowa supporting the re-election of President Obama to lead our country for the next four years.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney went head-to-head with President Barack Obama at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Tuesday for the second, town hall–style presidential debate. Here are some of their most memorable lines:ROMNEY:1.
"Yesterday over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “DUMP CITIZENS UNITED!” With election day looming, this protest was just the latest, and possibly most spectacular yet, in a wave of popular anger at the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates to secretive and unlimited corporate political contributions." I love my fellow Americans!!!--from the other 98% page...
If you think that suggesting some rapes are more "legitimate" than others and believing the earth was created 9,000 years ago in, literally, 6 days sounds a little crazy, you haven't heard anything yet.
Online yesterday, President Obama spoke in favor of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decisions, which legalized super PACs and undermined our democracy.
This is an exciting moment.
It represents a new chapter in the movement to get big money out of politics. Passing a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United will require a nation-wide mobilization effort that bridges party lines. Show Obama that we support his statement, and urge him to make money in politics a central part of the campaign debate.
There are many paths that our nation could take when it comes to passing a constitutional amendement, and they all require millions of people to get behind this issue. Given the gridlock in Washington, We the People cannot simply rely on our elected officials to move this an amendment forward. We must force the issue.
Follow this link to urge President Obama to discuss this issue at the Democratic National Convention next week.
Follow this link to join the Texans United to Amend effort to pass local resolutions asking Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overtun Citizens United.
Mitt Romney has made a bankrupt solar power company the symbol of President Obama’s inability to jumpstart the economy - but he has a similar failure on his resume, according to a report--one that he helped get $20M in government grants...