Saturday, September 8, 2012

DNC Convention Highlights: Marc Anthony sings the National Anthem

DNC Convention Highlights: Foo Fighters Perform

DNC Convention Highlights: Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood

DNC Convention Highlights: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, IL

DNC Convention Highlights: Stacy Linh on the Affordable Care Act and how it is saving her daughter's life

This is a powerful message, description of why we need this healthcare act to stay in tact.

DNC Convention Highlights: Sister Simone Campbell (Nuns on the Bus)

DNC Convention Highlights: Caroline Kennedy

Mitt Romney ENDORSES Congressman Steve King (IA), a man with EXTREME VIEWS on everything

DNC Convention Highlights: Benita Veliz, Undocumented Dreamer

President Obama Weekly Address: Coming Together to Remember September 11th

DNC Convention Highlights: Rep Luis Gutierrez (IL)

Friday, September 7, 2012

DNC Convention Highlights: Governor Brian Schweitzer (MT)

DNC Convention Highlights: Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (AZ) Leads the Pledge of Allegiance

This moved me to tears. A woman with such strength.

DNC Convention Highlights: Scarlett Johansson

DNC Convention Highlights: Kerry Washington

DNC Convention Highlights: James Taylor Performance

DNC Convention Highlights: Rep. Barney Frank (MA)

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: President Barack Obama

President Obama accepts the nomination and rocked the house....

Full text of speech, here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DNC Convention Highlights: Vice President Joe Biden

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Zach Wahls talks about his mothers (MUST SEE SPEECH)

DNC Convention Highlights: Former Governor Charlie Crist (R-FL)

Charlie Crist was not NICE to the extreme party that is called Republican, worth a view.

DNC Convention Highlights: Senator John Kerry (MA)

Senator John Kerry, "Where were you in 2004? Because tonight was a total take down of Mitt Romney's judgment in foreign policy". A BARN BURNER.

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Eva Longoria

DNC Convention Highlights: Dr. Jill Biden

Text of her speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Former Governor Jennifer Granholm (MI)


Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Mary J. Blige Performs


DNC Convention Highlights: Rep. John Lewis (GA), A Civil Rights Legend


DNC Convention Highlights: Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston, MA

Mitt Romney spends a lot of time in this campaign talking about his business experience and about how, if elected, he will create "lots of jobs." I've been thinking, this pitch sounds familiar. And you know why? Because it's the same thing he said when he ran for governor of my state. He promised to bring business to the state, but when he was in office, Massachusetts was 47th out of all 50 states in job creation. There's a reason for that: Governor Romney cut education, he cut workforce training, he disguised his tax hikes as "fees," and he still exploded our long term debt by $2.6 billion. Mitt likes business-speak. Think of me as a reference check. In Massachusetts, Mitt Romney had the one job in his life that's closest to being president, and he wasn't all that good at it.

Full text of speech, here.

Bill Maher DESTROYS Dinesh D'Souza's propaganda Obama 2016 movie

Dinesh D'Souza is a PIECE OF SHIT. Straight up. His logical thinking in putting this Obama 2016 movie together vears from basic logic. Bill Maher tore him a NEW ONE when he categorically destroyed his premise for this movie.

And the AP Factchecking states: "Anti-colonial" Obama not plausible"

Seriously, there is so much bullshit out here that is incorrect, you seriously got to dig through it to find the truth, IF YOU CAN.

DNC Convention Highlights: Governor Lincoln Chafee (I-RI)

Governor Chafee is a former Senator from Rhode Island. He left the Republican Party because of their extreme views, this is a speech worth listening too.

Read the full text of his speech, here.

Romney ceding Ohio (4 now)

Mitt Romney? Nothing. Obama’s Republican challenger has spent much of the summer racing around the country gathering campaign donations to pay for advertising. And the legal restraints that kept him from spending money raised for the general election were lifted a week ago, when the party officially nominated him for president. Yet for reasons that his advisors declined to discuss, Romney has ceded the advertising airwaves to Obama over the last week in Ohio and other battleground states. The sudden cease-fire offered a surprising lull in what for months had been a guns-blazing advertising war waged in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and New Hampshire — on one side, Romney and his allies; on the other, the president and his.
Look, we all know what is going on here. Romney categorically eliminated his primary opponents by blistering, negative ads. He did not have a ground game and will not have one this fall. His whole premise will be the AIR WAR. He may cease now, but he and his super pac(s) will come out blazing with some of the most negative and racially tinged ads this country will see during a presidential election. Just hold your hats and get ready for the fight. Full article, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: President Bill Clinton

NOTE: Clinton ad-libbed half of his speech, so part of the text will not match the video. He made the case to re-elect, Barack Obama.

Full text of the speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Elizabeth Warren

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Sandra Fluke

Her speech was short, powerful and on point. WOMEN HEARD HER.

Full text of her speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: House Minority Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA)

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO)

One of the most powerful speeches at this convention, he was on fire. He starts speaking at 5:50 mark.

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid

Money Quote: "We must stop the Tea Party before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise, who don't recognize common ground even when they're standing on it."

Read the full text, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Tammy Duckworth

Full text of this speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: First Lady Michelle Obama

This whole speech was outstanding. A full take down of the Romney/Ryan ticket without even stating their names. Michelle Obama has elevated what speech making is for any future First Lady of the United States of America.

Full text of her speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Mayor Julián Castro, San Antonio, TX (Keynote Speaker)

This stuck with me: "In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. My grandmother never owned a house. She cleaned other people's houses so she could afford to rent her own. But she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college. And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone."

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Mayor Corey Booker (New Jersey)

Full Text of Speech, Here.

DNC Convention Highlights : Governor Deval Patrick (MA)

This whole speech was EXCEPTIONAL from start to finish. But this stayed with me:

"This is the president who delivered the security of affordable health care to every single American after 90 years of trying. This is the president who brought Osama bin Laden to justice, who ended the war in Iraq and is ending the war in Afghanistan. This is the president who ended "don't ask, don't tell" so that love of country, not love of another, determines fitness for military service. Who made equal pay for equal work the law of the land. This is the president who saved the American auto industry from extinction, the American financial industry from self-destruction, and the American economy from depression. Who added over 4.5 million private sector jobs in the last two-plus years, more jobs than George W. Bush added in eight.

The list of accomplishments is long, impressive and barely told—even more so when you consider that congressional Republicans have made obstruction itself the centerpiece of their governing strategy. With a record and a vision like that, I will not stand by and let him be bullied out of office and neither should you."

Full text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Former Gov. Ted Strickland (OH)

Money Quote: "If Mitt was Santa Claus, he'd fire the reindeer and outsource the elves."

Full Text of speech, here.

DNC Convention Highlights: Lily Ledbetter

The Money Quote: "Maybe 23 cents doesn't sound like a lot to someone with a Swiss bank account, Cayman Island Investments and an IRA worth tens of millions of dollars. But Governor Romney, when we lose 23 cents every hour, every day, every paycheck, every job, over our entire lives, what we lose can't just be measured in dollars."

Full Text of speech, here.