January 17, 2013

thesmithian:

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” —Big Boi

Big Boi talks about being a black Libertarian in the age of Obama.

Ugh.

December 4, 2012
"A new Public Policy Polling survey shows finds that 49% of Republican voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama, as compared to 52% that thought ACORN stole the 2008 election, “a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore.”"

Taegan Goddard (via strangebloombergheadlines)

November 5, 2012
motherjones:

How much have the Koch Brothers spent in your state to sway tomorrow’s vote?

motherjones:

How much have the Koch Brothers spent in your state to sway tomorrow’s vote?

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August 30, 2012
motherjones:

This Single Chart Explains a Lot About the GOP Convention
(via NY Mag)

motherjones:

This Single Chart Explains a Lot About the GOP Convention

(via NY Mag)

(Source: Mother Jones)

June 5, 2012

tpmmedia:

TPM’s Sahil Kapur examines the precipitous decline in federal spending under President Obama despite accusations by his conservative critics that he has dramatically increased government spending.

The conventional wisdom that President Obama has overseen a dramatic surge in government spending has always been shaky. But it faces perhaps its starkest rebuttal in new figures that reveal the sharpest decline of the last half-century in real federal, state and local spending during this presidency.

For a longer-term historical perspective, the drop in overall government spending after Obama’s stimulus funds expired in 2010 has been the sharpest since the 1950s, when the United States was demobilizing after the Korean War. Read more…

Are deep cuts hurting the economic recovery?

May 24, 2012
yahoopolitics:

Polls: Cell phone users prefer Obama, landline users like Romney: 
Political pollsters have been under pressure to make sure their samples include Americans who rely solely on cell phones—and the latest NBC News/Marist polls of Florida, Ohio and Virginia exhibit why.
As NBC’s First Read flags, Romney narrowly pulls ahead in Florida among voters who were polled over landlines—48 percent to 45 percent. But among cell phone respondents only, Obama has a major lead: 57 percent to 34 percent.
In Virginia, the results are similar: Romney leads by 1 point among voters polled over landlines: 47 percent to 46 percent. Meanwhile, Obama has the advantage with cell phone respondents: 54 percent to 36 percent.
In Ohio, Obama does better among both landline respondents—44 percent to Romney’s 41 percent—and cell phone users—47 percent to Romney’s 37 percent.

Obvious analysis is obvious. Old people like Romney, young’uns don’t.

yahoopolitics:

Polls: Cell phone users prefer Obama, landline users like Romney

Political pollsters have been under pressure to make sure their samples include Americans who rely solely on cell phones—and the latest NBC News/Marist polls of Florida, Ohio and Virginia exhibit why.

As NBC’s First Read flags, Romney narrowly pulls ahead in Florida among voters who were polled over landlines—48 percent to 45 percent. But among cell phone respondents only, Obama has a major lead: 57 percent to 34 percent.

In Virginia, the results are similar: Romney leads by 1 point among voters polled over landlines: 47 percent to 46 percent. Meanwhile, Obama has the advantage with cell phone respondents: 54 percent to 36 percent.

In Ohio, Obama does better among both landline respondents—44 percent to Romney’s 41 percent—and cell phone users—47 percent to Romney’s 37 percent.

Obvious analysis is obvious. Old people like Romney, young’uns don’t.

May 21, 2012
thedailyfeed:

Go long! President Obama stopped by Soldier Field after the NATO working dinner in Chicago, Illinois, yesterday. 
Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza

Who’s got the better arm, Obama or Jay Cutler?

thedailyfeed:

Go long! President Obama stopped by Soldier Field after the NATO working dinner in Chicago, Illinois, yesterday. 

Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza

Who’s got the better arm, Obama or Jay Cutler?

(via thedailyfeed)

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May 11, 2012
washingtonpoststyle:

A public transit-esque map showing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s duel evolution on gay marriage. See the full graphic here.
By Vince Bzdek and Todd Lindeman (The Washington Post). Research by Lucy Shackelford and Madonna Lebling

washingtonpoststyle:

A public transit-esque map showing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s duel evolution on gay marriage. See the full graphic here.

By Vince Bzdek and Todd Lindeman (The Washington Post). Research by Lucy Shackelford and Madonna Lebling

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

May 10, 2012
"We all owe a great deal of gratitude to the civil rights workers of Arizona who have raised their crisis to the fore. Sheriff Arpaio is the best argument against the immigration status quo. His continued stay in office is warning to all of us facing the Arizonification of our towns and an urgent call for federal action. The President’s legacy on immigration thus far has been defined by DHS’s criminalizing immigrants instead of legalizing them. We hope his stance evolves."

A statement released by Pablo Alvardo, the executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. (via tpmmedia)

(via tpmmedia)

May 4, 2012
motherjones:

Note to right-wing money groups:
When you use our headlines in your anti-Obama ad, we’re going to look into your group.
And you probably don’t want us looking into your group.
Meet the Astroturfer Planning to Swift-Boat Obama
“Yes, it’s the swift boating of the president,” says the Koch-connected GOP founder of a dark-money group claiming to speak for ticked-off Navy SEALs.

motherjones:

Note to right-wing money groups:

When you use our headlines in your anti-Obama ad, we’re going to look into your group.

And you probably don’t want us looking into your group.

Meet the Astroturfer Planning to Swift-Boat Obama

“Yes, it’s the swift boating of the president,” says the Koch-connected GOP founder of a dark-money group claiming to speak for ticked-off Navy SEALs.