Mitt Romney Triumphs in Maine!


Mitt Romney

Former Gov. Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney wins the Maine GOP caucuses, with 39% of the vote, beating Ron Paul into second place with 36%.

The former Massachusetts governor comes off an embarrassing trio of losses Tuesday, but he was already ahead in the delegate race. Before the Maine results CNN estimated he had 115 out of 1,144 needed to win the nomination to challenge President Barack Obama.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not actively compete in the state’s caucuses.

The caucuses were mostly held between February 4 and 11; at stake were 21 delegates, to be committed proportionally. The results were compiled by the Maine Republican Party and kept secret until tonight. [CNN]

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ROMNEY      39%

PAUL            36%

SANTORUM 18%

GINGRICH    6%

Ron Paul

Ron Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ron Paul spoke and said that his campaign is about “freedom and liberty.” By that he means every individual is free to live himself and maintain the fruits of their labor and makes an emphasis on property rights, as in deciding who can and cannot enter your Woolworths and sit at the counter and be served. How can Ron and Rand deny that those newsletters under Ron Paul’s name, MUST HAVE BEEN RACIST AS CHARGED! I wonder if supporters of Ron Paul know what he REALLY stands for.  Do they really want to reverse time and take the country back to the 1700s or 1800s?  Personally, I’ll die before I’ll be a slave…and then you can bury me in my grave!

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STOP THE PRESSES! CPAC STRAW POLL RESULTS ARE IN! 1


Mitt Romney wins CPAC straw poll with 38% of the votes, according to the Washington Times; Rick Santorum is second with 31%.

The straw poll is the climax of the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, which is considered to be the most influential gathering of conservative leaders and activists. It will close Saturday with an address by former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Santorum addressed the conference on Friday. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was invited but was instead campaigning in Maine, which will announce the results of its caucuses later Saturday. [CNN]

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Yesterday, Mitt Romney used the word “conservative” over 20 times and said that as a governor, he was a “severe conservative!”  🙂

ROMNEY      38%

SANTORUM   31%

GINGRICH     15%

PAUL              12%

WHITEHOUSE: Extending the Payroll Tax Cut for the Middle Class 2


Weekly Address: Extending the Payroll Tax Cut for the Middle Class

President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut to prevent a tax hike on 160 million hardworking Americans. Back in December, Congress faced this exact same predicament. People all over the country tweeted, emailed and wrote to explain how losing $40 each check would affect them. Ultimately, thanks to your stories, Congress did the right thing and passed a two-month tax cut extension. It’s more important than ever that you make sure your story is part of the debate here in Washington.

Watch the weekly address and tell us what $40 means to you and your family.

The Weekly Address

President Barack Obama tapes the weekly address in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 10, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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PRESIDENT OBAMA PRODUCES A BUDGET!


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You have heard the Republicans criticizing President Obama for giving them a budget.  Well, he will do so on Monday!

February 10, 2012

Obama to unveil budget with higher taxes, more deficits

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President Obama Instituted Some of the Banking Reforms We Asked For. Let’s Give Him Continuing Small Donations and Give to His SuperPac, If You Can :)


DID YOU KNOW THAT OUR DO-NOTHING CONGRESS HAS AN APPROVAL RATING OF ONLY “10 PERCENT?”

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Republicans are using the social footballs they always campaign with: Religion, women’s health, abortion, contraception, LBGT civil rights, etc.  For decades we called for laws to reform our banking and financial systems.  The President has instituted some of these reforms.  This means that banks and Wallstreet will now have to earn their huge profits “the old-fashioned way:  They have to earn it!”  These reforms have caused this source of campaign donations to dry up.  Let’s keeping making those small donations:  $5 or $10 here or there when you can, or better. AND, IF YOU HAVE ACHIEVED FINANCIAL SUCCESS AND CAN AFFORD LARGE DONATIONS, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOW ACCEPTING SUPERPAC DONATIONS!   Let us all participate and re-elect the true candidate who cares for the poor, “the very poor.” and the middle-class.  Some Republican candidates may mention the middle-class to you. Don’t believe them. Shut your door on them.  THEY DO NOT CARE FOR YOU. Their mission has one focus:

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOOGLE IS UP TO? 1


Google is sponsoring a conference this week that features white supremacists, anti-gay activists, and one group classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “White Nationalist hate group.”

One panel at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC is called “The Failure of Multiculturalism,” and it features the founder of a website that’s claimed:

  • Black Americans have lower IQs than whites,
  • Jews are partly to blame for “weakening America’s historic white majority,” and
  • Multiculturalism is a “disease that is killing us.”

So why is Google spending at least $20,000 to co-sponsor this event?

Aimee Castenell lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and she knows what it’s like to be the target of hate speech. Her parents grew up in the Jim Crow-era South, and they were terrorized by fear, hate, and racism in every part of their lives. Aimee’s also a big fan of Google, and she couldn’t believe that Google would sponsor an event that tolerates white supremacy and hate speech.

Aimee started a petition on Change.org calling on Google to denounce the white supremacist hate speech featured at CPAC, and for the company to donate $20,000 – the sum it donated to CPAC – to causes that advance tolerance and equality.

Click here to sign Aimee’s petition to Google now.

When asked why it was sponsoring an event like this, Google replied that it wanted to reach “young people who are savvy about technology,” according to Bloomberg News. But some of those young people attending CPAC have also advanced white supremacist ideas. One group, called “Youth for Western Civilization,” has even claimed that white people were the victims of apartheid in South Africa.

Aimee wants Google to quickly distance itself from the white supremacists that are attending CPAC. The last thing a major company like Google wants is to be associated with this kind of hate speech — if enough people sign Aimee’s petition, the company will feel the pressure and take action to correct its error in sponsoring this conference.

Click here to sign Aimee’s petition asking Google to condemn CPAC’s hate speech and donate its sponsorship fee to promote tolerance and equality.

Thanks for being a change-maker,

– Jess and the Change.org team

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Calling Out Eric Cantor! 1


This is incredible: We’ve reached 140,023 signatures on our petition calling out Eric Cantor for caving to special interests and softening the STOCK Act, a bill intended to ban insider trading and crack down on corruption.

Hours after a watered down STOCK Act passed the House, news broke that powerful Republican Spencer Bachus, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee will face an ethics investigation over possible insider trading allegations. Bachus is being investigated about whether he received secret briefings on the imminent collapse of the economy in 2008 and then made trades to profit off the economic crisis.

If you haven’t signed our petition it’s not too late. House and Senate negotiators will be meeting to hammer out a final STOCK Act bill. Make your voice heard and send an unmistakable message to Eric Cantor and Speaker Boehner to demand the toughest ethics reforms and that that people’s interests come before the special interests.

Sign the petition right now. If you’ve already signed the petition, share it on Facebook and Twitter.

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HEY! WE DID IT ONCE. WE CAN DO IT AGAIN! [Isn’t Barack Obama cool?] 2


Five years ago today, a few thousand of us gathered in Springfield, Illinois, to launch an improbable campaign for president.The task was to build a grassroots movement capable of making the kind of change we believe in.

You’ve got to see this video about that journey — it will make you smile:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Springfield

From the very start this has been an experiment in our political process, testing whether ordinary people really can still come together to change this country.

We proved that it’s possible. But we’ve also learned that entrenched interests adapt and claw back even harder, which means this election will be even more of a challenge.

I can’t wait to see what you can do.

Barack

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Did You Watch “Rachel Maddow” Last Night?


GoodOleWoody:

Yesterday, we all learned that Wall Street banks will pay $25 billion for their illegal activity — with the money going mostly to housing victims. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told Rachel Maddow that this is just a “down payment” and vowed to keep fighting.

As co-chair of the new federal investigation of Wall Street, he promised that “the big payday is still to come” and “every possible criminal case is still on the table.”

Click here to watch Schneiderman on MSNBC last night — and write him a note with your thoughts on this announcement, which we’ll personally deliver.

Eric Schneiderman on Rachel Maddow

Eric Schneiderman was the lone public voice against a broad immunity deal for Wall Street until the grassroots rallied against it.

Last night, he thanked the grassroots.

You and over 160,000 other Progressive Change Campaign Committee members signed petitions, called Congress, called state Attorneys General, and attended local events. Other grassroots groups fought by our side.

This activism ultimately led to yesterday’s news — and forced the president to open a new Wall Street investigation and appoint Schneiderman to lead it.

Eric Schneiderman said last night, “What we’ve seen is a swing toward progressive populism in this country.” We hope other public leaders got the memo.

Click here to send Eric Schneiderman your thoughts on yesterday’s announcement, and we’ll deliver it to him.

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

— Kristiane Skolmen, Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, Jason Rosenbaum, Conor Kennedy, and the PCCC team