The Power of Premiums
Personal Disclaimer: I donated some money to the Barack Obama campaign in 2008 and voted for him.
Frankly I couldn't bear the possibility that John McCain—a cancer survivor in his eighth decade—might assume room temperature, thus installing Sarah Palin in the Oval Office to run the country and the world.
That does not mean I am a misogynist. I would vote for Hillary Clinton in a heartbeat.
I do not write this column in support of Barack Obama. I have not made up my mind about the 2012 election.
I write it because I am unalterably opposed to the un-American and destructive Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United that allows any person or organization—from billionaire conservatives to our enemies in Iran, Pakistan and Al Qaeda—to anonymously spend unlimited amounts of money using any and all media to trash the President of the United States and influence American elections.
This was a very wrong-headed decision and very dangerous.
The Obama campaign is in a life-and-death struggle with GOP SuperPACs that are planning a $1 billion anti-Obama advertising blitz.
The movers and shakers: Karl Rove, Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson, Houston home builder Bob Terry, billionaire Texas Banker Harold Simmons, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and the brothers Koch, David H. and Charles G., among others.
Obama Premiums: The Birther Mug
On Saturday, Nov. 11, 2011, I received the following email from the 2012 BarackObama.com campaign. I found it witty and amusing:
It's no surprise that professional conspiracy theorists are still on the birth-certificate warpath—but now elected officials are getting their backs.
Yesterday, four Republicans in the New Hampshire State House supported a hearing requested by a group of birthers who want President Obama officially removed from the state's primary ballot.