Archive for May 11, 2012

Ann Romney Thinks Michelle Obama is “Lovely?”

The clock is ticking for a Romney campaign flip-flop on this:

Ann Romney revealed Friday how her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis challenged her self-identity and how she and husband drew strength from the challenge.

“It was hard for Mitt,” she said in a two-part interview with Fox News. “I think it’s always harder sometimes for the person watching than the person going through it. But it was hard for me too. I will tell you because we have an identity. My identity was mother, accomplished, doing many things, taking care of everybody and all the sudden I couldn’t even take care of myself.”


She said her husband reminded her that he loved her for who she was, not what she did, including raising their five boys, and they would still have a full life.


Romney also said her faith and health struggles, including breast cancer, would influence her role as first lady should her husband win the presidential election.

“Every first lady brings her own personality to the White House,” she said. “It’s going to have something to do with things I care about, the things I love. Having had breast cancer I’m sure I’ll be involved in breast cancer awareness. Having had Multiple Sclerosis I’m sure … I’ll be trying to promote research.”

Romney said she has great respect for Michelle Obama and the previously [sic] first ladies, considering the difficulty of their role.

“I think (Michelle Obama) is lovely,” she said. “As everyone can appreciate it is a very difficult position to be in. … Your husband’s under enormous scrutiny all the time.”

I’ll keep you posted.

May 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM 2 comments

Obama Loves Gays

Next week’s New Yorker cover:

I like it.


May 11, 2012 at 7:21 PM 1 comment

Mr. Spineless Backs Away From Being “Fine” With Gay Adoption

I think it’s safe to say the Romney campaign has gotten an email or two from the Tea Party and the religious right over the last 24 hours and aieeee, they’re running scared:

Romney yesterday:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is “fine” with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama’s reversal on the issue, saying he would “respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has.”

In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News host Neil Cavuto, “I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That’s fine. But my preference is that we … continue to define marriage as the relationship between a man and a woman.”

Oops.  That didn’t sit well with the crazies Romney’s pandering to so this is Romney today:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by gay couples, saying that he simply “acknowledges” the legality of such adoptions in many states.


On Friday,he was asked, in an interview with CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte, N.C., how his opposition to gay marriage “squared” with his support for gay adoptions. Romney told anchor Paul Cameron, “Well, actually I think all states but one allow gay adoption, so that’s a position which has been decided by most of the state legislatures, including the one in my state some time ago. So I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one.”

I usually have compassion for people caught in the pressure cooker of media frenzies who have to think on their feet and who say things they regret or haven’t thought through, but Mitt has had years and years and years to think about these issues and to learn to think on his feet.  He should be ready and able to articulate his beliefs on stuff like this so again, calling him the Etch A Sketch candidate is so fitting.  That’s exactly what he is.  Whichever way the wind blows…


May 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM Leave a comment

Please Donate Food Tomorrow

Heads up everyone.  Tomorrow is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive.  This is the 20th year the Letter Carriers’ union has collected food to donate to food banks all around the country.  Such good people!

Leave a bag of food — or even a can or two — by your mailbox and your carrier will take it. In the end, it will feed someone who’s down and out in your community.

Please donate.  Food banks are really suffering these days.  I know.  I volunteer at one.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.



May 11, 2012 at 6:06 PM Leave a comment

Is J.P.MorganChase Afraid of a Run on the Bank?

This is a picture of J.P.MorganChase’s office on Park Avenue in NYC right now.  What are they afraid of?  A run on the bank?

(Photo via Andrew Golis on Twitter)


May 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM Leave a comment

Explainer Award of the Week

Ah, finally, the J.P.MorganChase fiasco in words even financial and economic dummies like me can understand.

In a nutshell, it’s more of the same ol’ tried and true business model of greed is good.  Read it via the link below.


JP Morgan’s Loss: The Explainer


May 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM Leave a comment

Mitt’s Going to Let His “Wild and Crazy” Self Out

Mitt told Neil Cavuto yesterday that he’s going to let his “wild and crazy” self out.

We’ll be watching Mitt.


May 11, 2012 at 8:04 AM 1 comment

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