Why So Negative? Aren’t We Supposed to be Above This, Democrats?
Jan19

Why So Negative? Aren’t We Supposed to be Above This, Democrats?

I love Bernie Sanders. I do not hate Hillary – I just do not trust her to do the right thing about certain issues at this point in time. My lack of trust based on her donor list is not a personal attack – it’s a political reality. Anyone’s donor list is fair game when running for office. Embed from Getty Images What I am hating is the sudden Bernie fan hate. Yes, some of his supporters are sexist jerks. I do...

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First Lady Michelle Obama Breaks It Down For You
Sep16

First Lady Michelle Obama Breaks It Down For You

Are you doing everything you can to bring in those 5-35 votes for Obama-Biden? Michelle Obama: “In Florida in 2008, we won by 250,000 some votes. Now that may sound like a lot, but that breaks down to about 35 votes in each precinct of the state. Ohio, which we won by a narrower margin in 2008 — about 14,000 votes — works out to about 5 votes per precinct.”

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DNC – Day 2: Clinton and Warren SCORE
Sep06

DNC – Day 2: Clinton and Warren SCORE

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention got higher ratings than last week’s gathering of the Republicans in Tampa. Last night, the Democrats doubled down on their smackdown of the GOP-Romney-Ryan Path to Economic Destruction. Obama campaign aide Erica Sackin gave this message her “tweet of the day” award: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/AriMelber/statuses/243549418782089217″] Here...

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Michelle Obama Wants You to Know: “Barack is Always Focused on Making Lives Better”
Sep04

Michelle Obama Wants You to Know: “Barack is Always Focused on Making Lives Better”

I admit it: While I am delighted that we again have a MOMocrats contingency at the Democratic National Convention — I’ve been somewhat whiny about the fact that this time around, I didn’t get to go. While my colleagues are in Charlotte attending caucus meetings and meeting delegates and legislators, I am holding down the fort – managing this blog, our newsletters and our podcast. And I’m trying really,...

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Mothers Need Solutions Not Soundbites: DNC 2012
Sep03

Mothers Need Solutions Not Soundbites: DNC 2012

From a distance she looked awfully young. As I pulled closer I noticed that her hair was long and dirty blond, but clean and well cared for. Her clothes were dated but the faded knee length jean skirt and light pink t-shirt were clean and neat. She fiddled with the gold necklace at her throat and nervously folded and unfolded her sign. Finally she smoothed down her hair with resolve and unfolded the sign, holding it to the oncoming...

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