October 26th, 2012


Spanish-speaking Latinos Could Undermine Mitt's Victory.

Sure, If Mitt Romney was Mexican, Maybe Latinos Would Vote for Him, Not!

Are the Polls Undercounting Latino Obama Backers?
Evidence from the 2010 elections suggests pollsters may be ignoring Spanish-speaking Latinos—potentially making Colorado and Nevada safer bets for Obama than they appear.

If President Barack Obama loses big Eastern states like Florida and Ohio on November 6, Western swing states like Colorado and Nevada could help him hold on to the White House. Polls in Colorado and Nevada make the states look like anything but sure bets for the president, but there's good news for Obama: By undercounting Democratic-leaning Latinos, those polls could be dead wrong.

It's happened before.
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We need a "Latino" tag or "Latino Voters"

Romney rejected new birth certificates for gay parents

As governor, he ordered review for each child

It seemed like a minor adjustment. To comply with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in 2003, the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics said it needed to revise its birth certificate forms for babies born to same-sex couples. The box for “father” would be relabeled "father or second parent," reflecting the new law.

But to then-Governor Mitt Romney, who opposed child-rearing by gay couples, the proposal symbolized unacceptable changes in traditional family structures.

He rejected the Registry of Vital Records plan and insisted that his top legal staff individually review the circumstances of every birth to same-sex parents. Only after winning approval from Romney’s lawyers could hospital officials and town clerks across the state be permitted to cross out by hand the word "father" on individual birth certificates, and then write in "second parent," in ink.

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Michelle Obama on Kimmel: Reveals Her Disguise, Plan To Get People To Vote

courtesy of the mothership:

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Michelle Obama says her life isn't that unusual.

The First Lady insisted on Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live that she is still able to sneak out in public unnoticed and that her daughters with President Barack Obama -- Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11 -- are able to lead normal lives.

"There are times when I do kind of disguise it up, you know?" she said. "It's a little harder because I'm so tall. You know, so you see people just kind of looking at me because I’m tall. And then it’s like… [gasps] 'Oh, it’s you!'

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Katy Perry isn't insufferable for once, has awesome dress

If you are voting for Barack Obama then Katy Perry makes perfect fashion sense.

Wearing a white latex frock made to look like a ballot with Obama/Biden marked off, Katy performed at a rally for the President in Nevada on Wednesday night.

Katy -- who turns 28 today -- has voiced her support for Obama in the past.

Looks like Bill Clinton isn't the only prez that can leave his mark on a dress ugh, gross TMZ

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/25/katy-perry-ballot-dress-obama-photo/#ixzz2AQcDcAeG

I'd rock it, tbh.

Actually...Poor People Aren't Taken Care Of

What's up folks! I don't know if you guys had heard about a campaign called "Actually..." where celebs call shenanigans on some of the B.S. that's been coming out of the Romney campaign. Well, Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead and I came up with the idea + it was produced by the folks who brought you The Great Schlep and Wake the EFF Up! Its been really cool to have folks like Sarah Silverman and Rosie Perez weigh in and drop some Actually videos too!  But today was MY TURN. So of course I took it old school and dropped it like it was an episode of This Week in Blackness. Check out my entry in the #1 Political Ad Campaign last week (according to the Wall Street Journal!) And for the love of all things holy, tweet, facebook, tumble, SHARE THE  HOLY CRAP OUT OF IT. 

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Chick-fil-A officially a case study in how there's no such thing as bad publicity

Despite the anti-gay controversy, Chick-fil-A exceeded last year's numbers in both consumer use and market share.

Efforts to negatively impact Chick-fil-A's business in the aftermath of anti-gay comments made by the company's president appear to have backfired rather tremendously in favor of the fast food chain as it managed to exceed last year's third-quarter numbers in both consumer use and market share.

According to a report by research specialist Sandelman & Associates, the extra attention heaped on Chick-fil-A following Dan Cathy's acknowledgement that his company was "guilty as charged" in its opposition to same-sex marriage helped increase consumer use by 2.2% over the same time last year, with the customer base expanding in 28 of the top 35 media markets.

Ad awareness rose a remarkable 6.5% over LY, as both opponents and proponents of the chain shared their feelings on various social networks.

"There was a lot of talk that this would hurt Chick-fil-A, but it actually helped the brand," said Sandelman president Jeff Davis.

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Damn. Sarah Jessica Parker slays Billy Bush; Stumps for Obama

Sarah Jessica Parker was on Access Hollywood today and pretty much hit it out of the park like the baller she is. Is that a mixed metaphor? No matter, SJP can be smart enough for the both of us!

She's interviewed by Billy Bush's interrupting-ass and Kit Hoover, who can't get a goddamned word in with these two Chatty Cathies. Let me just take a minute to say that Billy Bush is the worst. He tries to tell SJP that Romney is a Mormon and DER, SHE KNOWS ROMNEY IS MORMON, you dolt. He also tries to inform her that Romney's closing the gap with women and she hops right in and is like, "and more white men are voting for Obama." BURN. Then he says something about a picture of her with Alfre Woodard, Valerie Jarrett, and calls them GIRLS and SJP just starts awesomely shouting over him about women. Man, she is so great in this, she's en fuego!

She sounds off on: Irish groceries (I never knew this was a thing!), Romney's flip-flopping, almost accidentally shows her home address on National TV because she's JUST LIKE US, acknowledges that she would be better off financially with Romney as president but she's concerned about equality and women's rights, she won't move to Canada if Romney wins because she will not give up on this country, she is all about women voting, WOMEN VOTE DAMMIT OR SHE WILL COME AFTER YOU.


Wayne Rooney Endorses Barack Obama Following Debates.

Could this be the defining moment for Barack Obama's re-election campaign?

The president has won the backing of none other than Wayne Rooney.

The Manchester United and England striker, not previously known for his political interventions, said that having watched the three debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, he thought the president should be given four more years.

No wonder Man U are not winning the league, their star player keeps staying up until 3.30am to watch C-SPAN.

With the polls narrowing and the election result on a knife edge Obama can probably do with as much support as he can get.

Although it is not clear how many of Rooney's 5,249,345 followers are actually able to vote in American elections, the Democrats may well be hoping at least a few of them live in Ohio.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/24/wayne-rooney-endorses-barack-obama_n_2008350.html

OP: Our politicians don't seem to be saying who they prefer so this is probably about as good as it gets from this side of the pond.


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NEW HAMPSHIRE (from The Borowitz Report)—With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, there is a deep divide among Republican leaders over whether to emphasize misogyny or racism as the campaign’s closing theme.

In one camp is the Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who says that his view that God is sometimes O.K. with rape is “gaining real traction with a key demographic: men who don’t like women very much.”

“I can’t tell you how many misogynists have come up to me at my rallies and said, ‘Thank you for saying what you said,’ ” he told reporters today. “I think they’re like, finally, someone’s taking a more nuanced position on rape.”

But in the other camp is the former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, who worries that the Republican Party’s emphasis on misogyny is threatening to drown out its “winning message of racism.”

“I understand the appeal of Mourdock’s anti-woman theme, but I worry that it’s going to overshadow our core value of racism, which is still our best shot at winning this thing,” he said. “In politics, you’ve got to dance with the one who brung you.”

Hoping to heal a possible rift with so little time left until Election Day, the R.N.C. chairman Reince Priebus said today that there is room for both views in today’s Republican Party: “Our ‘big tent’ message to voters should be this: come for the misogyny, stay for the racism.”