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Barack Obama

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    November 9, 2012

    What To Do When Someone Makes A Racist Remark?

    I was recently at a gathering in the boroughs when I commented to someone I'd just met that I felt Obama would probably win the election. "Yeah," she replied, "because all the boogies are gonna come out and vote." I was so stunned I couldn't even summon the moxie to tell her off. I simply pretend ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Which Bitter Has-Been Decried Obama's Base Of "Pimps, Whores, and Welfare Brats"?

    Here's what the crabapple spoilsport tweeted in the face of Obama's stunning victory: "Pimps whores & welfare brats & their soulless supporters hav a president to destroy America "So Obama still demands the hardest workers provide for the nonwotkers. "Shared opportunities my ass. "What subhuman ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    It's Time To End The Electoral College

    That's the theme of this editorial in The Nation, and I have to agree that a change in the system would be most welcome. It's kind of bizarre to know that a candidate won after getting a certain number of electoral votes, and not even have to ask if they got a majority of the popular votes. In 200 ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Gay Marriage Wins In Four States!

    That's four out of the four where it was on the ballot! And Obama mentioned gays in his acceptance speech.

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    November 6, 2012

    The First Election Day Ballots were Counted at Midnight, and Someone got Blown Out

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney completed their final full day of what will go down as one of the most incessant, important, negative and, yes, divisive presidential races in the history of the United States. The two candidates spent their last 24 hour ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Remember To Vote For You Know Who!

    Today's the day you can get off your high horse and make a move that will actually affect your future. Get off your Facebook, de-tweet your Twitter, stop texting for a goddamned minute, and get your ass out to the voting booth to pull the level that will determine whether you'll live the next four ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    UPDATE: The Pennsylvania Decision

    Fox News has just called Pennsylvania, with 20 electoral votes, to Barack Obama. With eight percent of ballotss counted, Obama so far is up 68-30 on Mitt Romney. In the race to 270, Romney currently leads the electoral college 154-143. Though Pennsylvania was not largely thought of as a battlegroun ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    SWING STATE UPDATE: The Wisconsin Decision

    NBC has just called Wisconsin, with a total of 10 electoral votes, for Barack Obama. Wisconsin is the first contested swing state to be called. Obama now leads electoral votes 158-153.

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    November 6, 2012

    SWING STATE UPDATE: The New Hampshire Decision

    MSNBC has just called New Hampshire's four electoral votes for Obama. He's now up in the electoral college 162-153. The president is now 108 electoral votes away from reelection.

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    November 6, 2012

    President Barack Obama Just Won the 2012 Presidential Election

    MSNBC just called the state of Ohio, with 18 electoral votes, for incumbent president Barack Obama. That gives him 274 votes in the 2012 presidential election. He needed 270 to get re-elected. That's all, New York. Let's go drink.

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    November 6, 2012

    SWING STATE UPDATE: The Iowa Decision

    MSNBC has just called Iowa, with a total of six electoral votes, for Barack Obama. The incumbent is now 14 electoral votes away from winning the 2012 presidential election, up on Romney 256-203.

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    November 5, 2012

    Presidential Race: Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

    It's a virtual tie between Obama and Romney as we enter the final stretch of the reality show known as the Presidential election, and I'm getting scared. At least that's according to a poll that the Wall Street Journal had something to do with (along with NBC). Bear in mind, that paper is a Murdoc ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Ben Gibbard Supports Gay Marriage, Is Terrified of Bush

    "Nah, we're not going anywhere," says Ben Gibbard over the phone in his most reassuring voice, responding to concern from his loyal flock that with the release of his first proper solo album, Former Lives, a few weeks ago, he's walking away from Death Cab for Cutie. Well, whew! After 15 years togeth ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    No Matter What We Do, the Election Has to Leak Into Hurricane Sandy

    Serious conviction: Most of New York's media folk are stuck indoors, looking for something to write about to fill blogs with content. Guilty as charged myself. However, while social media collapses with updates of Sandy's destruction, there have been flares of America's severe electoral illness ... More >>

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    October 28, 2012

    Priorities: On Eve of Election, Rightbloggers Rage at Slightly Sexy Obama Ad

    With less than two weeks till Election Day, rightbloggers have rolled out what they perceive to be the Heavy Cannon for their assaults on President Obama. For example: When Obama operative Jen Psaki appeared on an MSNBC show and joked to the host that "the good news for you is I showered this mornin ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Don't Get On An Obama Email Feed!

    It's not that I don't want to hear all the great news about his superior views. It's just that I don't want to be bombarded with them all the livelong day. Between two sources ("Obama For America Press" and Barackobama.com), I seem to get most of my email these days. They are relentless--and when ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Barack Obama Opened Three New Campaign Offices In New York. But Why?

    In the 2008 presidential election, President Barack Obama mopped the floor with Senator John McCain in New York, beating the GOP challenger by more than two million votes.In fact, a Republican presidential candidate hasn't won the Empire State in nearly 30 years, when President Ronald Reagan absolut ... More >>

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    October 21, 2012

    Rightbloggers Say Romney Won 2nd Debate, And If He Didn't No Fair Because Liberal Media Bias

    Don't look now, but the Presidential race seems to be neck-in-neck with just 16 days to go. Nervous? Think how they feel. Both Romney's and Obama's campaigns undoubtedly spent last week gearing up for the final push with phone banks, GOTV, last-minute ad blitzes, election fraud monitor training, etc ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Outside Last Night's Presidential Debate, Protest, Police, A Penguin

    While Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were getting ready to take the stage at Hofstra University last night for the second presidential debate, the streets outside the campus were lined with anarchist banners, tricorn hats, "don't tread on me" flags, and papier-mache Reaper drones. "We're here to voic ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Fact-Checking The Debate: Who's The Bigger Liar?

    Both candidates got in some, let's say, misrepresentations, but judging by the clarifications made in this diary-like account, Romney seems to be the bigger liar. And pundits are saying that Obama had a lot more fire in him tonight than in the first debate, where he came off like a nice Uncle who w ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Jazz for Obama 2012 - Symphony Space - 10/9/2012

    Better than: The debates. The pianist Aaron Goldberg has been organizing jazz benefit concerts for every presidential election since 2004 to raise money for the Democratic side. I'm the kind of person to shy away from partisan events in general, where, I've found, sanctimony can hang heavy in the a ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Barack Obama Depicted As A Witch Doctor In Is It Racist?

    A business owner in New Jersey is catching a lot of shit lately over a display in front of his store that depicts President Barack Obama as a witch doctor.The Display -- in front of the Skuby & Co. Lifestyle Clothing company in Spring Lake --  shows the president's face superimposed on the ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Clint Eastwood Talked To A Seat Before!

    Before he made a spectacle of himself by talking to an empty chair that symbolized Obama at the Republican National Convention, screen legend Clint Eastwood had already filmed a similar scene. A dry run, as it were. A friend of mine from WBAI tells me that in the new film Trouble With The Curve, C ... More >>

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    October 7, 2012

    Rightbloggers Revel in Romney Rout, But Good Job Numbers Put Them Back in Tinfoil

    Rightbloggers had one of their best weeks of the campaign. First their candidate, Mitt Romney, bested President Obama in a debate, and then the Labor Department posted a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate. Both events convinced them of impending electoral victory, as the first proved that the Presid ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Why The Ryan/Biden Debate Will Be Inherently More Entertaining

    America is still letting out an exhausted sigh from the debate two nights ago in Denver. At this point, who knows who won and who actually cares? The best/worst part of it all, as my colleague James King pointed out, is that Donald Trump was mentioned two times in 90 minutes; that's two times more t ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    7-Eleven Predicts President Obama Will Defeat Mitt Romney

    It may be utterly unscientific, but it hasn't been wrong yet. 7-Eleven's "7-Election Presidential Coffee Cup Poll" invites customers to vote by selecting specially marked coffee cups. Blue cups are for President Barack Obama and red ones are for former Governor Mitt Romney.

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    September 30, 2012

    Rightbloggers Make ObamaPhone Lady Their New Welfare Queen

    After the panic over Mitt Romney's characterization of 47% of his fellow citizens as moochers, rightbloggers flailed for a way to make the maker-and-taker philosophy of the modern conservative movement sound less repulsive to normal people. What they seem to be clustering on now is the idea that, ... More >>

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    September 23, 2012

    As Romney Goes Down, Rightbloggers Double Down on Liberal Media Bias B.S.

    By now you've heard about the Romney 47% video and the lousy poll numbers he's been getting. Were you aware that it's all the fault of the liberal media? Yeah, we know, you've been hearing conservatives talking about liberal media bias forever. It's their version of the Bowery Boys' Routine 11. But ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Arctic Expert Predicts Final Collapse Of Sea Ice Within Four Years!

    Around the same time that Obama's second term will be coming to an end, the world will become wetter than Axl Rose's arm pits during a reunion tour. What a ghastly moment that will be! And this isn't just hearsay. A noted expert swears that a global disaster is in the making, and the sea ice is a ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Too Much Makeup For Romney?

    Or maybe it's spray tan. Or a real tan.

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    September 18, 2012

    Obama Back in New York To Hobnob With Jay-Z; GOP Pissy (Redux)

    President Barack Obama will be back in the Big Apple to hobnob with celebrities, and -- per usual -- the state's Republicans are pissy about it.The "fundraiser in chief" will be in Manhattan tonight, where he will party with Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a $40,000-a-person fundraiser at the rappers 40/40 Cl ... More >>

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    September 16, 2012

    Rightbloggers Turn Benghazi Truthers, Spin Egypt, Libya Riots As Obama Treason

    Last week, upon learning that an anti-Islamic film existed, extremists in several Arab cities rampaged, and in Benghazi killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton denounced both the violence and the film, and Libyan authorities apprehended so ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Obama's NDAA Law Allowing Indefinite Military Detention of Citizens Ruled Unconstitutional

    The Obama administration's efforts to enshrine sweeping 9/11-era rollbacks of civil liberties and constitutional rights as federal law hit a serious roadblock yesterday, as a federal judge struck down clauses of the National Defense Authorization Act as unconstitutional. The offending section of th ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Obama Is Gay, Says Chicago Gossip Columnist

    "Not heterosexual. Not bisexual. He is homosexual." That's the contention of a Chicago writer who says that when Barack Obama was a community organizer in Chicago, he frequented the local gay establishments, including bars and bath houses!

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    September 11, 2012

    Obama, Romney Promise No Political Scumbaggery On 9/11

    It's somewhat discouraging that it takes the anniversary of the most somber day in American history for the two men running for president to act somewhat civil towards each other -- but we'll take what we can get.Today, on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Barack ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Rightbloggers Declare Democratic Convention a Failure -- Which May Be Why It Succeeded

    A week after the party of Kang had their national convention, the party of Kodoshad theirs in Charlotte, NC. It was a lively affair, with a floor fight strong-armed by party bosses, and big speeches by Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, and some guy running a crap economy who nonetheless no ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The Ultimate TV Watching Dilemma

    Tonight is an important, landmark event in American culture. It's a night that will sway minds and change history. It's a crucial evening of essential viewing which no serious American can afford to miss.

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    September 5, 2012

    Michelle Obama Is Our Mom In Chief!

    She even likes the title, as she mentioned in her convention speech last night, which is getting raves. Michelle talked about her husband as "a man you can trust." She spoke about the long-term process that growth is, and how we have to hang in there and keep working at it. Also remarkable was wh ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Three Celebs Come Out Swinging Against Obama

    A faded action star, a washed up country singer, and a rapper who whored out for Madonna are stepping up and denouncing Obama as the world goes "Zzzz." Hank Williams Jr. just told his concert audience, "We've got a Muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farmi ... More >>

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    September 2, 2012

    Obama: I Am A Huge Clint Eastwood Fan

    He likes Clint's work as an actor, even more so as a director. But how about the piece of work the Oscar winner turned into at the Republican convention the other night, weirdly conversing with a chair to while trying to score points about the President's supposedly inept leadership. Well, Obama t ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    For The Record: Here's What Obama Has Done

    2016: Obama's America is a conservative glimpse at the alleged horror of the Obama Presidency, looking ahead to what shambles America will supposedly be in if he's reelected. And people are lining up to see it! The film made over six million last week--practically the same amount as the Joseph Gor ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Mr. President, We Demand You Release Your White House Beer Recipe

    Chug, chug, chug, chug! [See More: Dr. Seuss Loves Beer: Let's Sing a Song About It | Brooklyn Pour Announces First Round of Brewers] Well, it's no surprise that the guy with the most stressful job in the world likes to drink beer. We just want to be able to drink it with him. Some clever beer e ... More >>

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    August 19, 2012

    We All Hate Obama -- Hank Williams, Jr., Just Had to Remind Us

    After today's news that Paul Ryan is a huge Rage Against the Machine fan, we are continuing into the weird vortex of politics and music. And what a strange place it always tends to be.Yesterday was the Iowa State Fair and, headlining the Midwestern fun of the Buckeye State, Hank Williams, Jr., was o ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Even Fox News Thinks Obama Is Winning

    The fair and balanced channel just polled a random sampling of voters, and the results seem fair and balanced! In fact, Obama got 49% of the votes, as opposed to only 40% for Mitt Romney. This is the President's biggest lead over Romney since the latter became his opponent, and it's easy to see wh ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    New York Republicans Continue To Whine About Barack Obama Running For President. In Related News, The Sun Came Up Today

    President Barack Obama will be in town tonight to attend a fundraising event to raise money for his ongoing presidential campaign -- because, well...he's running for president, and attending fundraisers is what people running for president do. Obama's doing what everyone who's ever run for president ... More >>

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    July 29, 2012

    Hey Idahoans, That Obama/Holmes Billboard is Extremely Offensive

    On Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho, this little sign above exists. Even though it really bears no repeating, here's what it says.On the left is a picture Aurora shooting suspect, James Holmes - the man behind the largest mass shooting in American history - and a count of the n ... More >>

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    July 28, 2012

    A Contraceptive Calamity in Colorado

    Next Wednesday, against the Obama administration's will, a political firestorm will be unleashed: the provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that forces businesses to pay for employees' contraceptives without a co-pay goes into effect. You may remember this little ticking time b ... More >>

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    July 22, 2012

    Obama, Romney and the Political Silence of Gun Control

    On Friday, America witnessed true terror on the television - in Aurora, Colorado, over 70 people were shot by a madman at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. James Eagan Holmes, the suspect now in custody, had been planning the attack for months and, inside of his apartment yesterday, poli ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh: Dark Knight Rises Villain's Name Is A Dis On Romney

    Oh, yes, he went there. Radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh said that by using a villain named Bane, Dark Knight Rises is trying to make a negative association with Mitt Romney, whose former employer is Bain Capital. He's certain that whenever there's mention of the creepy man with the steel mask and the ... More >>

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