Will we see a new ‘Southern Strategy’ — break up the 2012 minority vote coalition by doling out privilege?

By: Monday November 19, 2012 4:07 pm

In one of the many post-election assessments of how the GOP failed to see the demographic shift as a significant factor this time around, a Reuters piece by Andrea Shalal-Esa brings up an interesting proposition that crossed my mind some time ago — what if the Republicans, a group that thinks an inch deep on [...]

If for no other reason, this is why you need to vote.

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 1:32 pm

This is why people need to get off of their @sses and vote…because she is: As I posted this it’s up to 944 re-Tweets. God. Bless. America. My guess is that she’s voting for “the white guy,” huh? It makes me sad to see stuff like blind-rage stuff like this. Obama’s been President for 4 [...]

Touch-screen voting shenanigans again? Pennsylvania voter tapes screen selecting Romney when Obama chosen (updated)

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 12:30 pm

Good lord, where else is this occurring? (H/t The New Civil Rights Movement). Journalist David Pakman is covering this. The voter shot video from his phone of what occurred — he selected Obama, and it highlighted Romney. But he went further…and left this commentary at YouTube: I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I [...]

Mittens smoked in second debate by fact-checking, being held to the rules and his own foot-in-mouth

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 12:11 am

NOTE: You can read my USA Today debate reaction opinion piece here. That was one weird town hall for Mitt Romney (transcript), as this one is was an easy win for Barack Obama. Mittens gave some really poor answers to some of the questions – try the epic #FAIL on gender pay equity — he [...]

Paul Ryan to American women: All Your Ladyparts Are Belong To Us.

By: Friday October 12, 2012 12:06 am

There is plenty of post-veep debate around the Web to digest, but what stood out for me was the incontrovertible evidence that a Romney/Ryan administration is hell-bent on womb control, despite desperate maneuvers by Mittens to play all sides on an issue where there is precious little middle ground. I’m glad that Paul Ryan made it [...]

So, should President Obama be concerned about black voters staying home on election day?

By: Monday September 17, 2012 10:54 am

I guess it depends on who the reporter is and the interviewees. When the President came out in support of marriage equality there was the predicted flurry of articles about the impact of his statement (which still indicated his support of leaving the decision to discriminate up to the states). It was expected that some [...]

Democratic Party Platform – light years ahead of the GOP’s hot mess

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 1:01 pm

While there are plenty or reasons why some folks might be unhappy with Obama — on the left or the right — there is no way that you can say the parties are “the same” or one is the lesser of two evils. OK, I’m sure there are a number of people on the left [...]

New web site, campaign harnesses NC’s post-Amendment One anger – it’s payback time for anti-gay pols

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 9:51 am

It’s painful to think about the May outcome of the Amendment One fight here in NC — discrimination passed because the Republicans in the legislature (the first time they were in power since Reconstruction), made it a priority to put it on the ballot. And there were Democrats who joined to put it there as [...]

Out candidate Trevor Thomas loses bid to represent Michigan’s 3rd congressional district

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 9:44 am

He fought the good fight. Pro-choice, pro-equality candidate (and friend of the Blend) Trevor Thomas, a Michigan native who made his  stamp on the equality movement in his work at  the Human Rights Campaign and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network was defeated last night by Steve Pestka in the open Dem primary. He was outspent mightily by his [...]

Video: civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis on the struggle to protect voting rights in U.S.

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 11:56 am

The term “civil rights” covers all social justice issues, and Rep. John Lewis, an ally to the LGBT community, has literally taken body blows for equality. Today it is almost unthinkable that we’re talking about the basic right to vote and the incessant attacks on the right to disenfranchise voters they believe will not cast [...]

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