President Barack Obama openly weeping as he talks to his campaign volunteers [x]
Look what came today! Can’t wait to show off my Obama AND my Ohio pride around town! (Did I mention that I just moved to Florida? ;D!) <3
Best $26 I’ve spent all year!
It’s gonna be fun wearing my Ohioans for Obama shirt around town… seeing as I live in Florida. HA! Only been here two weeks, my vote still counts for Ohio! (And I’ll always be an Ohio girl at heart!) <3
And many times throughout the month - five bucks there, three dollars here. And I’ve purchased a few bumper stickers, and am finally buying my “Ohioans for Obama” shirt (to proudly wear in my new home state of Florida, lol) next week.
It’s not a lot, but the thing is, if every supporter were to give even a fraction of what I’ve given, this campaign could move mountains. We’ve already proven that WE THE PEOPLE are behind this man, that we will support him and we will raise more than the corporations with money to spare.
Our budgets are tight. But we know that by digging out that spare change, by bagging our lunch for a week and giving that ten or twenty bucks we would have spent to this campaign, we are helping to improve this country and our individual lives.
I believe in Barack Obama and what he stands for. If you do, too, donate today. Get involved. Make phone calls or help register people to vote. This is our time, and this world will only get better if we work to get it there.
Since my ‘Ravenclaws for Obama’ button was such a hit… let me share the other one I snagged at LeakyCon! “Timelords for Obama”!
What’s Gallifreyan for “Yes we can”? (via purplebubblepanda)
Obama is so cool.
Ask and you shall receive!
(i have the ‘ravenclaws for obama’ button, too. thank you leakycon!)
President Barack Obama
As someone who has been there, who had to tearfully turn down her dream school because it was too expensive and we didn’t qualify for low-interest loans, this means the world to me. Add in this man’s understand of social justice and it shouldn’t surprise anyone know knows me that I’m voting for Obama.
I have one message burned into my memory for everyone who cares about the outcome of this year’s presidential election:
Respond quickly and powerfully to attacks from the other side.
What makes 2012 different from when I ran for president in 2004 is that the other side doesn’t have to wait for an outside group to come along with false attacks.
Consider this: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth spent about $23 million on smear ads against me in 2004.
This year, the Romney campaign and super PACs have promised to spend more than $1 billion.
Barack Obama has been a tremendous leader who has moved our country forward in more ways than we even probably now realize. He needs another four years to get the job done.
If you tune in to the convention, you’ll see that Mitt Romney and his allies have no qualms about misleading voters if it means defeating President Obama.
But their attacks won’t work if enough people step up to protect the President’s record.
Don’t let them get away with it.
John Kerry (via BarackObama.com Mailing List)
Jim Messina (BarackObama.com)
Obama’s Keynote Address supporting Kerry 2004: He spoke of American values, of what makes America great and how Kerry/Edwards would help to continue moving America into the future. Bush was barely mentioned (I don’t actually remember him even saying his name, and I watched it yesterday.)
Ryan’s Keynote Address supporting himself & Romney 2012: Obama didn’t do this, Obama didn’t do that. Obama should have, shouldn’t have. God. Obama. Romney has bad music taste. Obama Obama Obama. Our rights come from God, not government. We’ll be better I swear, but I won’t give examples of why. Obama. God.
Unfortunately it’s just not possible for me this year, but I’ve known that for a while.
I’m currently unemployed (by choice, but it still means no income) because I am getting ready to move out of my parents’ home for the first time, all the way from Northeast Ohio (Cleveland Area) to Central Floria. I can’t afford a U-haul or anything like that so I’m stuffing as much as I can into my little Pontiac Vibe (that I bought with mostly my own money earlier this year) and heading down in two weeks time.
I’m out of school because after graduating from Lorain County Community College (which has hosted Obama twice now, much to my excitement and pride!) with my Associate of Arts on a scholarship that covered about 75% of the expenses for two years, I couldn’t afford to transfer to any of the schools I loved because most of them are private schools or simply expensive (Champlain, NYU) and even in-state schools’ tuition is just too far beyond my reach. My parents can’t co-sign my loans because of financial problems the past few years, and so I was going to be buried in literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of student loans for just two years to finish out my Bachelor’s degree. [On a positive note - I recently decided ‘screw it’, next year I’m going back. I don’t care about the debt - I have faith we’ll fix the system and that my own talent will pay off int he end. But, that’s still at least a year away.]
I’m twenty-two years old, living the life so many others my age are living. We are trying to figure out who we are, how to make a name for ourselves, how to merely get by in this world that promised us so much but has so far delivered so little.
I still have so much faith, though. I love America. I love it’s people and it’s promise. I believe in President Barack Obama and the progress he has made. I believe that four more years of an America under his leadership is the absolute best thing that could happen to this country and to people like me, who have so much to offer but just need help showing it.
My family has been going through tough times, dealing with financial and medical dilemmas and struggling to find a way to put two kids through college (with another headed there in a few years). We have been deeply troubled by debate concerning women’s health issues (not just my mother and I, but my father and two brothers as well) and LGBT equality (an issue we all support, myself especially). My ‘adopted brother’, a friend who has been living with us for two years, is in the National Guard and being deployed next year, bringing the issues of the war in Afghanistan closer to home than any of us would like. There are so many problems facing this country, many of which personally affect us. One of the things that gives me hope, that gives my family hope, is Barack Obama, and the policies he’s put into action (some of which have directly improved our lives) and the policies he believes in and plans to make a reality. We have hope because of his administration and his leadership, and hope is a powerful thing.
Ever since I was fourteen years old and I watch Barack Obama give the keynote address at that year’s DNC, I knew he was someone to watch for, someone you could look up to and put your faith in. Four years later I made phone calls, handed out flyers and canvased by city, encouraging others to participate the way I finally could. (I even received cards from family members and friends, congratulating me on being old enough to finally vote!) I knew he would change our lives, and he has. I wish I could be there, to add my voice to the crowd’s and to let him know just how much I appreciate all he has done for me, for my family, and for our country.
It’s alright, though. Just like millions of Americans, I’ll be proudly sitting at home, watching with excitement and conviction as the DNC unfolds, cheering wildly in the privacy of my living room, and proudly sporting my Obama 2012 pins and bumper stickers when I have to leave the house.
This is our year. This is our time. My generation showed the world what they are capable of four years ago, and I believe we can do it again. Barack Obama is worth it. Our nation is worth it. We are worth it.
Safe travels to all making their way to North Carolina!
Basically I posted a quote from the other day where Obama said (not a direct quote) that he believes that politicians, which are mostly men, should not be making health decisions for women.
My friend commented saying “Too bad he already has.”
I finally got her to ‘explain’ what she meant, and she sent me this article (x).
I’ve agreed in the past that there is still a lot to be worked on to improve ‘Obama Care’ (much of which isn’t being improved thanks to party politics rather than a lack of good ideas), but that still doesn’t show how Obama is trying to control what women can and cannot do when it comes to their health. The article you provided points out a flaw in the overall health care system, which affects both men and women. The commonality between those affected is where they stand financially, not if they are a man or woman. Obama has fought to keep Rowe v Wade intact, he is fighting to get insurance companies to include birth control, and he opposes the regulations that many conservative groups are putting into affect in many states requiring investigations if a woman miscarries or vaginal probing for those requesting an abortion, or making the regulations for doctors who perform abortions so ridiculous that it is practically impossible for ANYONE in to perform them in their state, etc.
Romney and other conservatives want to outlaw abortion, support the legislation requiring invasive probing and that treat women who miscarry like criminals. Many not only want to keep insurance companies from covering birth control for women, but they want to make it ever harder to get even without insurance. While Obama and especially Joe Biden have supported women’s equality in the workplace and in terms of pay and have supported the Violence Against Women Act, conservatives have opposed many of these bills and kept them from getting through congress.
There may be flaws in Obama’s plan, something he has readily admitted to and that many agree was inevitable to just get the damn thing passed, but his administration and those who support the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (‘Obama Care’) have made it clear that they intend to continue working to improve this health care system and to make it work for our country the way similar programs work so well in other countries around the world. This is the first step, and to expect perfection is naive. Most conservatives know this, but they attack him for it anyway because they know that people will buy it.
When you look Romney/Ryan versus Obama/Biden, the record speaks for itself. Romney and Ryan have both voted against women’s health and equality legislation, while Obama and Biden have championed for it. Biden specifically has voted in favor of nearly every single women’s health and equality bill. Their record for civil rights including LGBTQ (which is also a Women’s Rights issue when you think about it because women are being told they do not have the same rights as a man - to marry a woman. [And vice versa]) is impeccable, while Romney/Ryan are very openly against LGBTQ rights and have even suggested that they would support legislation that basically annuls all standing and LEGAL same-sex marriages.
When it comes to my health, the health of my family members and my future children, I do not trust them in the hands of Romney/Ryan. And when it comes to over all equality, I trust those I love in the hands of Romney/Ryan even less. I want to help create a world that I would be proud to let me kids grow up in, that I feel they would be allowed to grow and strive and be accepted for who they are no matter who they are, and that they will always be safe, both from crime and when it comes to their health. I honestly believe that world will not exist in my life time if Romney is elected and he is allowed to take us backwards instead of forward. I DO believe that President Obama is the best man at this time to take is into that world I imagine. His policies are not perfect and he has definitely made mistakes, but he is human, and sometimes I think people forget that. He may not get everything right, but he gets the important things right and he is willing to grow and gain acceptance and understanding toward people (such as his evolving views on LGBTQ) and he continues to show me that he truly has the best interest of every single American citizen, and not just those he agrees with or finds ‘important’ or ‘right’, at heart. I just don’t feel that way about Romney. Not at all.
So yeah. Agree, disagree. You’re allowed to do either. That’s kind of the beauty of this country - freedom. And I’m fighting to make sure we all keep those freedoms.