"Boston is a resilient town; so are its people. …We’re still in the investigative stage at this point, but I want to assure you that we’ll find out who did this, and hold them accountable."
"A country reeling from one disaster has dodged another. While President Obama’s re-election inspires varying degrees of hope among progressives, it has evoked one common sentiment: relief. Democracy may not be reborn, but a living symbol of plutocracy was defeated by the voters on November 6 … This right-wing coalition was defeated at the polls by a “rising American electorate,” a coalition of women, African-Americans, Latinos, the young and unionized blue-collar workers in Midwestern battleground states."
Politics of Gabe: More problems for Mitt →
First and foremost, I’m not a policy expert and will not claim to be one. The good news is that you don’t have to be one to see how bad the Romney campaign is going. I’m only going to voice my opinion on Romney’s statement that 47% of Americans don’t pay income taxes. First of all, saying that…
46 percent of Americans don’t pay income taxes. However, it is not because they are “government-dependent victims…who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it.” According to the Tax Policy Center, 8 out of the 10 people who don’t pay income taxes are working poor, the elderly, or in school. If you make less than $20,000, there is a tax exemption. And, if someone works full-time at minimum wage, they are only making $15,000 a year. Oh, and its funny, because the majority of the states where these “good-for-nothing” people live are red states. The bigger joke is the video he posted in response to his comments he makes.
Mitt, I didn’t pay my state taxes in 2011 because I made less than $10,000, and I am voting for the President “no matter what.” Not because I want these government handouts he’s supposedly giving out. I’m voting for President Obama because you are an ignorant, racist, homophobic, sexist asshole who would be completely incapable of running this country.
"I want all these young people to be getting a higher education, and I don’t want them loaded up with tens of thousands of dollars of debt just to get an education. That’s how we make America great.
Of course, that means all of you all have got to hit the books. I’m just saying. Don’t cheer and then you didn’t do your homework.
Because that’s part of the bargain, that’s part of the bargain—America says we will give you opportunity, but you’ve got to earn your success.
You’re competing against young people in Beijing and Bangalore. They’re not hanging out. They’re not playing video games. They’re not watching “Real Housewives.” I’m just saying. It’s a two-way street. You’ve got to earn success.
That wasn’t in my prepared remarks. But I’m just saying."
U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured during a heavy rain storm at a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Virginia, July 14. Obama traveled to Virginia on Saturday for campaign events. Rain drops on the front of the lens produced octagonal shapes in the image. Jason Reed / Reuters (via)
Can we all take a moment to appreciate how fucking hot POTUS is out there in the rain.
My body is ready!
It rains, Obama rolls with it. Romney gets thrown off message by a doughnut.