Monday, May 19, 2008

More On-Your-Ownership: John McCain's Stealth Attack on Those Who Already Have Health Insurance

The point of gaining universal coverage is to expand coverage, or the covered, not take coverage away. But John McShame doesn't get it. He has an eye on your employer-provided coverage. He wants to end the tax benefits afforded companies for providing it, and thus eliminate employer-provided coverage altogether. This is a shameful and destructive provision in the McCain plan.

Here's an article at It's one more reason why one should never trust a Republican to solve our problems.

What the GOP (and Hillary) Want You to Forget About 2000.

[Hat-tip and kudos to Madfloridian at DU (article here]

The photo in Madfloridian's post is of the supposed Floridians trying to stop the recount in Florida. In fact, they were Republi-thugs, dispatched by the GOP in Washington DC to halt the audit and recount on the vote in Florida. Remember this tactic. Consider that Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters have tried to pull such a maneuver in a rally at the DNC in Washington recently. They want you to believe they are innocent folks in FL., “denied” their vote. In reality, the were part of the Clinton conspiracy to defraud Democrats and Barack Obama with her now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t agreement (in writing) that she’d follow the rules. They seek to both throw out all caucus votes and to give ALL (i.e., Obama would get zero) of Florida and Michigan votes to her, when she signed an agreement not to run or campaign in either state.

Hillary’s myth that “she is ahead in the popular vote” is a lie. It could only be so if she gets all of MI and FL and Obama gets nothing AND if the results of four caucus states are thrown out. And yet she pumps up her supporters to believe they (and not we Obama supporters) have been ripped off. She signed an agreement, then pulled a fast one on Obama, Edwards and the whole party. And now she feins lack of “fairness” and engenders animosity on the part of her supporters toward the rest of us. Enough is enough.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Real John McCain: No "Straight Talk Express" There

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama

Tonight John Edwards gave the coveted endorsement to Barack Obama. As Obama's lead in Oregon increases to about 20%, the race draws to its inescapable conclusion. Barack Obama will be the nominee of the Democratic nomination.

It's the math. And it's the best candidate! Onward!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Great Job, Georgie: 82% Say America is on the Wrong Track

George W. Bush is doing a bang-up job! Eighty-two percent of respondents to an ABC-Washington Post Poll say America is on the wrong track.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Please Steal This Post: Barack Obama and What You Should Know

Courtesy of phriendlyjamie an over at West of Shockoe.

Subject: The Real Truth About Barack Obama!

As enthusiastic volunteers in the Barack Obama campaign for the Presidency, we have put together a list of facts about Barack so that you will know the truth about him. Please follow the links we have included for documentation of these facts. If you value the truth as we do, please spread this information via email, blog, or any other means, to everyone you know.

1. Did you know that Barack Obama is a devout Christian? He has been a member of the same United Church of Christ congregation for 20 years, and was married there to his wife Michelle in 1992.

2. Did you know that Barack Obama often leads the US Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance?

3. Did you know that Barack Obama is a strong friend of Israel and has spoken out strongly against anti-Semitism?

4. Did you know his grandparents from Kansas were part of the "Greatest Generation?. His grandfather served with Patton's Army during World War II, and his grandmother, a real "Rosy the Riveter", worked in a bomber assembly plant back home.

5. Did you know that Barack Obama was opposed to the war in Iraq from day one, before we invaded, even while he was running for the Senate, and knowing his opposition might be politically unpopular?

"I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world and strengthen the recruitment arm of al Qaeda. I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." --Barack Obama, 2002

6. Did you know Obama favors transparency over secrecy in our government? Did you know that Obama worked with Republican Senator Tom Coburn to pass one of the strongest government transparency bills since the freedom of information act? He's calling it Google for Government and you can see the results at Sen. Obama has also released his own tax returns for public review.

7. Did you know that after graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, Barack practiced civil rights law and also taught Constitutional Law for 10 years at the University of Chicago, one of the nation's best law schools, where he was consistentl y rated by his students as one of their best instructors? Did you also know that he was the first African-American elected president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review?

8. Did you know that Barack Obama is an outspoken advocate for women's rights and has been a principled defender of the civil rights of women?

9. Did you know that despite the grueling schedule of running for President, Senator Obama remains a devoted family man, making time to do things like pick out a Christmas tree with his wife and two young daughters, or hurrying home to spend Valentine's Day with them? Did you know he hasn't missed a single parent-teacher conference while running for President?

10. Did you know that Barack Obama has a stellar environmental record, including having the highest rating from the League of Conservation Voters (96%) of any Presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican?

11. Did you know that Barack Obama has been an elected legislator longer than Senator Clinton?

12. Did you know that Barack is a member of all of these Senate Committees: Foreign Relations; Veteran's Affairs; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Homeland Security and Government Affairs?

13. Did you know that Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become law, and has introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted since he joined the Senate in 2005?

14. Did you know that Senator Obama sponsored legislation working together with Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar, to keep Americans safe by keeping dangerous weapons out of terrorist hands? The two senators also visited the former Soviet Union to inspect the decommissioning of nuclear weapons. Sen. Lugar said of Sen. Obama, "He does have a sense of idealism and principled leadership, a vision of the future."

15. Did you know that Barack Obama is the only candidate running for president who voted against using cluster bombs in Iraq and the only candidate who supports banning the use of landmines?

16. Did you know that, as an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama succeeded in passing legislation requiring the videotaping of police interrogations, gaining the respect and support not only of fellow legislators but that of the police, who had initially opposed the legislation?

17. Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton were all younger when they took office than Barack Obama will be?

During election season many emails are circulated about the candidates. Some are true, some aren't. It's often difficult to determine the truth. We encourage you to visit the following non-partisan sites that do a good job of fact checking the candidates.

Source for HTML version (and the history of this project): The Obama Viral Email Project

Additionally, if you receive an email smear about Barack Obama, the Obama campaign wants you to forward it to:

They are keeping tabs; please forward it on if you get one.

posted by Phriendly Jaime at 2:26 PM
Saturday, March 08, 2008

Note: A few bad links were omitted from this version. Pages had been moved

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