This may seem farfetched at this time in our history but I assure you, America will someday have an out-of-the-closet and into your hearts, gay president.
As a gay man, I found it exciting when Barack Obama — the first black president — became the first president to endorse gay marriage. Some even say that he is the first gay president, similar to how Bill Clinton was the first black president. Obama’s wife Michelle of course, would disagree with that idea entirely, I am certain, accept in only the honorary title in which it would be intended.
Even though we gay people have found our way into many American hearts, we still have a way to go to win our way into the White House. I am confident that when that day does come, that gay or lesbian president will serve their country with its interests with their whole heart. Read more
For Gay Americans like me, the last couple of years have been good ones for us. We have seen the end of DODT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) so that our gay brothers and sisters cannot only serve, but serve honestly and openly about their sexuality.
We have also seen the very first American president make a statement saying that he supports gay marriage. Along with that, we have several states, which have legalized same-sex marriage across America. Gay people are now accepted by a majority of Americans as friends and good neighbors, along with our right to marry. Many of us can still remember a time when being gay could cause you the loss of a job or housing, or even arrest. For someone like me, I am amazed at the speed that approval for gay rights has grown in the last few years in this country Read more
I must confess: I have not liked the New Jersey governor because of his consistent rudeness. However, he has just moved up the scale as a politician and especially as a Republican politician, thanks to his remarks made over the networks and cable TV, giving President Barack Obama praise for his response to emergency assistance after Hurricane Sandy’s destruction in New Jersey.
The governor told NBC “Today” that, “The president has been outstanding in this. The folks at FEMA … have been excellent.”
Gov. Christie later at a news conference said, “I don’t give a damn about Election Day. It doesn’t matter a lick to me at the moment,” adding “I’ve got bigger fish to fry.” Read more
I for one am glad that debate season is over and we can move on to the Election. We partisans, from both sides were hoping for a big win for our candidate but neither side got what they wanted. I am sure that some of my fellow Democrats will say otherwise, but former Governor Mitt Romney I think did fairly well. Still, he did that by riding the coattails of President Obama on several issues, such as our exit timeline in Afghanistan and dealing with Iran, as far as that country obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Mitt Romney repeated what has been a Republican talking point for a while now that President Obama went on an apology tour, shortly after taking office. This is not true in the least since the president never said he was sorry nor did he apologize. President Obama cleared that up when he said: Read more
The supporters of Barack Obama and most members of the Democratic Party want our president to lay Mitt Romney out — not literally speaking of course. Most of us I am sure agree that his last performance was a little lackadaisical, even us die-hard Obama fans thought so, which I am.
I would simply like to see this debate be more about character, so viewers can understand what really is behind that smile and that look of concern on Romney’s face. It is a shame that so many voters seem not to understand who Mitt Romney really is, but this debate will give President Obama a chance to do just that.
As far as the president’s character, we all have witnessed that over the last four years and we all can make our own assessment about that at the polls. Mitt Romney on the other hand, people are just now really getting to know him and they have only seen what was well prepared beforehand. Now it is time to reveal the real Mitt Romney. Read more
Patience; this is what I have been recommending all along. The economy has been improving for a while now, the stock market has recovered and making money, and now Americans are going back to work.
It was just reported, unemployment fell for September to its lowest number since January 2009. There were 114,000 jobs added in September, and 86,000 more jobs were added in July and August than originally reported.
This is of course, good news for the Obama Campaign and it should turn the election even more in his favor. Mitt Romney’s job to convince Americans that Obama does not know what he’s doing when it comes to the economy, just got a lot more difficult. Read more
Will the real Mitt Romney please take a step forward? We know the latest Mitt Romney is much more conservative than the old one, you know; the one he left back in Massachusetts as governor.
Of course, the new, more conservative Mitt Romney was what was needed to win the Republican nomination for president. Now that Mitt has it in the bag, all he needs to do now is shake, shake, shake, that political position’s etch-a-sketch and come out smelling like a moderate. He has to do this to pull in those independents that might not like the sucking-up-to-the-Tea-Party-crowd, “severely conservative” Romney.
Romney should be warned; the American people are not idiots so they’re not going to go for this quick switch. The upcoming debates should be a perfect opportunity for the debate moderators to ask Mitt the tough questions, such as: Read more
The Obama campaign has its third variation of campaign spots about Mitt Romney's 47 percent comments, in a spot that wasn't announced but uses the entire audio from the fundraiser. And that's all for the words spoken.
President Obama’s Support for Gay Marriage Should Not Give Black Religious Leaders Reason to Abandon the First African-American President
Being a gay man and a firm supporter of our president, Barack Obama, I have a strong opinion concerning same-sex marriage. Though will never marry, I certainly support my younger gay brothers and sisters in their pursuit of the same happiness everyone else is entitled. Read more
Those of us who support Barack Obama – 47 percent of Americans – are all just a bunch of freeloaders who sees ourselves as victims who all think we are entitled, and we take no personal responsibility for ourselves; at least this is what Mitt Romney thinks of us.
A video produced by Mother Jones shows Romney speaking at a fundraiser to a bunch of wealthy donors, disparaging Obama supporters. A piece of the clip shows Mitt responding to a question asked him: Read more
I’d never seen Lilly Ledbetter, the woman for whom the Fair Pay Act was named; but on Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to watch her on TV, speaking at the Democratic Convention. My first thought was, “Oh, she’s just like me.” The first piece of legislation Pres. Obama signed after he was sworn in was for me, and every woman and girl in this country. Ladies first, he showed us, ladies first.
Women are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. At our local headquarters, I see it. On the street, when I bump into volunteers registering people to vote, I see it. When I meet with directors and organizers in the campaign, I see it. In the Democratic Party, women have a voice….we are heard. Pres. Obama, as leader of our party as well as our nation, hears us.
It was fitting the first night of the Convention focused like a laser on qualities every decent woman knows well: love, contribution, respect, and family first. Read more
After The United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, Facebook, Twitter and thousands of websites across the Internet were overwhelmed with comments. Many of those comments were about outrage and showed a great deal of anger from many Americans who think the bill is a government takeover of the health care system. They’re all wrong; it is anything but a government takeover. Read more
Well, he did it, gangers. He managed it. We now have universal health care, sort of, counrtesy of our President.
I’ll tell you, folks: this is not what I expected, and I think that we should all e-mail Chief Justice Roberts and tell him “THANK YOU” for his following the law. I’ll admit it, I did not think that he would have the courage to defy his masters, but he did, and I’m glad. He went out of his way to find a way to keep the individual mandate by putting it under the taxing authority of Congress, rather than the Commerce Clause, which basically confounded just about everybody. Read more