True The Vote Targets Transgender Voters

By: Sunday November 4, 2012 5:55 pm

The transgender population is a small population, and to my knowledge until this election trans voters haven’t been systematically targeted for voter suppression. Well, this year trans people are being targeted for voter suppression by True The Vote. A graphic from True The Vote’s Virginia training materials shows what the organization thinks about trans citizens.

What Is The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time?

By: Friday November 2, 2012 4:06 pm

According to Vice President Joe Biden, transgender issues are “the civil rights issue of our time.” There is a reason Trans United For Obama exists. The Obama administration has been a pro-trans issue administration. This is in stark contrast to when Mitt Romney was the governor of Massachusetts when he was notably transphobic and biphobic, [...]

I’ve Voted Early Too By Absentee Ballot

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 8:10 pm

Pam wrote about voting early recently, and here in California I’ve followed her example by mailing in my absentee ballot today. I filled out my ballot last night — of course voting for President Obama’s reelection — and at 10:30 AM this morning the mail carrier took my ballot addressed to the registrar of voters. [...]

Cultivating the deranged vote: a look at a survey question from Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom coalition

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:34 am

Millions of dollars being funneled into the work of former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed’s fundie get-out-the-vote operation through his Faith and Freedom Coalition.

The wheels are coming off the Romney campaign…and he could still pull off a win

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 9:00 am

I’m reading and watching reactions to the hilarious tapes of Romney crapping on 47% of Americans in front of his rich supporters revealed in a Mother Jones piece. There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who [...]

A 47%-er

By: Monday September 17, 2012 10:56 pm

As I wrote just this past weekend in my piece Living On Government Largesse, according to Gary Bauer said about those receiving checks from the government: Bauer also told TPM that “there are a lot of people who will vote this November because they depend on government largesse,” meaning checks from Washington. He expects those [...]

Romney, Ryan and GOP luminaries kiss Tony Perkins’ ring at the hate group’s ‘Values Voter Summit’

By: Saturday September 15, 2012 1:29 pm

The blatant shucking and jiving to the extreme right continues as Mittens, Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum and other luminaries drop the masks to engage in outlandish theocratic pandering on social issues at a conference put on by a well-known Beltway hate group – the Family Research Council. My favorite headline generated from this bigot fest [...]

Listing The Reasons Trans People & Allies Should Vote For Obama

By: Friday September 7, 2012 4:00 pm

Helen Boyd — author of My Husband Betty and coordinator for Trans United For Obama — has recently spelled out why trans people should be voting to reelect President Barack Obama in her En|Gender post President Obama’s Accomplishments for Transgender Americans President Obama Took Pivotal Steps To Ensure That Transgender Americans Have Stronger Protections Against [...]

Crowdsourcing research oppo: Gawker releases 950 pages of Romney’s “Bain Files”

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 3:09 pm

There’s a lot to dive into so the people can see just what Mittens hasn’t wanted folks poking into. Maybe there’s something in there, but it could just be reams of nothing. (Gawker): Gawker has obtained a massive cache of confidential financial documents that shed a great deal of light on those finances, and on [...]

Former Senator Rick Santorum Wants Teleprompters For Presidential Candidates Outlawed

By: Sunday March 11, 2012 9:31 pm

From the “You just can’t make this sh** up” file, via CNN‘s Santorum’s War On Teleprompters: Republican Rick Santorum has for quite a while taken issue with candidates on the trail who use a teleprompter. It’s a dig on President Barack Obama, and more recently has been used to attack Mitt Romney – a man [...]

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