Category Archives: Barack Obama

Words matter

Wanted to revisit a rather important moment for me this past May.

Tweet of the day: Obama

Obama’s timely Tweet to Clint Eastwood at the RNC Obama TweetAs posted on JMG.

Obama campaign hits Romney hard

Obama’s latest campaign commercial has conservatives howling “unfair”.  It also happens to be very effective. The out-of-tune singing of Gov. Romney creates a powerful not so subliminal message painting the former governor as out of tune and step.  Will it work? The quick and harsh response from the candidate speaks for itself.  Curious to see how Romney counter-punches and if it has the same sting as this advert.

CNN Headline: Affordable Care Act constitutional

ACA RulingThere are nuances and changes in particular with regards to Medicaid as I understand it but conservative Chief Justice Roberts surprised everyone by ruling with the court’s more liberal justices in a 5-4 split court decision.

Free LGBT for Obama bumpersticker

LGBT I wonder if I should request a bumper sticker and affix it to my ass since I rarely drive.  Probably a bad idea… However, if you want one the Obama – Biden re-election campaign would love to send you a bumper sticker. You can request one by linking here.

Obama’s endorsement unites black and gay communities

marriage equality Earlier, I wrote about the impact President Obama’s support for legalizing same sex marriage had in Maryland – a state that recently past legislation that would legalize same sex marriages starting in 2013 in my post, Maryland public opinion shifts in favor of same sex marriage.  The 12-point shift was attributed to African American voters change in opinion following the President’s endorsement.

Now a Washington Post-ABC survey finds that opinions of same sex marriage in the African American community may be shifting even faster than the Maryland survey would lead people to believe.  This survey finds that nationally there has been an 18-point shift with 59% of blacks now saying they are in favor of same sex marriage.

These latest polls show Obama’s announcement may have been shrewd politics as it has united two important bases for the Democratic Party.

Maryland public opinion shifts in favor of same sex marriage

According to an article published by The Huffington Post, a recent poll by Marylanders for Equality shows a significant shift in public opinion supporting same sex marriage.

This is significant because Maryland recently passed a gay marriage law that goes into effect January 1, 2013 which opponents are trying to have overturned in a referendum vote later this year.

The poll shows a 12-point shift in favor of same sex marriage with 57% now saying they would vote to uphold the Maryland law.  According to the report “The shift can be explained ‘almost entirely’ by a change in black voters’ attitudes.”

The reason for that shift in attitude in my opinion may be summed up in one word, “Obama”.