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tyleroakley:

OH. MY. GOD.

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salon:

Caught in Spider-Man’s web!

salon:

Caught in Spider-Man’s web!

"Secret Service says President Barack Obama Is the Most Threatened President In History" | Daily Kos ›

socialismartnature:

Indication of how much racism exists in the depths of this country’s psyche (and this includes among supposed upholders of “law-and-order” such as police, judges, etc.) …

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President Barack Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats a day and is being protected by an increasingly over-stretched Secret Service. He is the most threatened President in history.

Since the President took office in 2008, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400% cent. Some threats to the President have been publicized, including the well known alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history.

 … America is a post-racial society in name and desire only.  Attitudes toward racial integration have warmed, but in our homes and communities, we’re as segregated as ever; attitudes toward interracial dating have also warmed, but dating patterns remain mostly unchanged, with only 1% of all American marriages taking place between a black and a white person.  Yet the historic election of President Obama temporarily halted the cloud of racial pessimism that has hovered over our society since the 1600s and followed us through succeeding eras of hard-earned, if altogether underwhelming, progress:

We have 44 African-American Congresspersons (out of 435, or 10%, near-parity), zero black Senators (out of 100), 1 black governor (out of 56), and just 250-500 black mayors (out of 19,000 cities, or 2.6%).

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famousbeyoncefans:

Someone said “put a ring on it” and the President couldn’t help himself!

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Dear Republicans

thesoapboxist:

You faced a president presiding over a struggling economy, high unemployment rates, and national frustration.

But you chose a field of candidates including a pizza mogul who quotes Pokemon in speeches, a curmudgeonly old man who believes poor children should work as janitors, and a homophobe who thinks The Lion King is gay propaganda, and amongst the madness, you reluctantly pick Mitt Romney, the Etch-or-Sketch candidate with no message, no political position except for whatever is advantageous for him at the moment. 

You spend the entire election season characterizing your party as the anti-contraception, anti-gay, anti-minority, pro-rape apology one-percenters. Then you have the opportunity to rebrand the campaign with the National Convention, but you end it with an old man yelling at a chair. 

And now you’re wondering, on the morning after Election Day, what went wrong? 

alsoknownasdaisy:

I just got word from my boss at Obama headquarters that there is a MAJOR problem with young voters taking pictures of their votes while in the booth and posting them to various social media sites. THIS IS ILLEGAL, disqualifies votes, and could be seriously detrimental to the Obama campaign! I know of all you are smart enough to know that taking pictures in the booth is a bad idea, but we can not afford to lose any votes or have problems that can be so easily avoided! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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Friendly reminder that just because Romney is the devil incarnate doesn’t mean that criticism of Obama is invalid

bittergrapes:

There’s no point in having a president if we’re just going to blindly follow everything he says and does. Obama has done some pretty shitty things during his presidency, like drone strikes, and that doesn’t all go away just because the other option is a white bread monster. 

Obama isn’t perfect. His presidency hasn’t been perfect. And silencing those who oppose some of his actions because of Romney Scare isn’t acceptable.

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obamafamily:

President Barack Obama holds House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s granddaughter, following the Democratic National Committee dinner at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 15, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

ambelle:

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rox712:

Please go and vote!

im fucking crying wth

Vote America!

OMG feels everywhere

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I support that entirely, and feel the president was right to up the usage of that technology, and believe that we should continue to use it, to continue to go after the people that represent a threat to this nation and to our friends.

bedbugsbiting:

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thoughts-of-an-x-factor:

ilovecharts:

If The World Picked U.S. President, Election Would Be A Blowout

via Brian Confrey

So, basically, the majority of the countries the USA has strategic and diplomatic alliances with, hate Romney. That should say a lot right there…


Even China hates Romney.

What amazes me is that watching some of the commentary after the debate, the fact that Romney just abandoned almost every position he has taken on foreign policy and agreed with the president’s moderate conservatism was taken as a smart move. Not a blatant, outrageous, cynical series of bald-faced lies.

Andrew Sullivan is mystified how Romney has completely flipped on his foreign policy positions. (via newsweek)

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theatlantic:

Romney Doesn’t Like to be Interrupted. 

“I’m speaking,” Romney says. Obama tries to play it cool.

fearfullymade-locs:

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relright:

envyadams:

“Tonight’s not about the disagreements Governor Romney and I may have. It’s about what we have in common, beginning with our unusual names.”

Barack Obama speaking at the Al Smith dinner, 10/18/12

that’s some islamophobia/xenophobia for you

damn …

oh shit… 

MMMM-hmmm!!!

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