Tag Archive | "2012 election"

Nancy Pelosi Smack Down!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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A good photo opp is worth a thousand words.  And that’s what we got as Nancy Pelosi announced she will stay in her leadership role in the Democratic Party, after speculation that she might step aside once President Obama …

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“Poopy Heads” Decide Elections: Sore Losers 2012 Style

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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There are always hurt feelings after big elections.  People on both sides are invested in their views and candidates, especially in our world of 24/7 media that whips us all into a frenzy so that we can hardly see straight …

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Election Pins and Needles: What’s Been Keeping You Awake?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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I’m too distracted to write anything coherent or pithy, but so many thoughts are running around in my head about the outcome of today’s election, so I thought I’d share: 1. My parents live in Pennsylvania — one of  the …

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High Anxiety on the Election Front

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Predictions are always a dangerous thing, especially in an election that has been as contentious as the one between President Obama and Mitt Romney. While there is a feeling in the air that we are in a “perfect storm” set-up …

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Political Mothers: The Key to Winning the White House

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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  I’ve gotten used to being scoffed at when it comes to my political bona fides. Because the word “mom” is in the name of my site, I’m often dismissed as someone who isn’t focused on current events, our political …

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Ten Ways to Win Women’s Votes

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Ten ways to win women’s votes? Thanks, Ellen Bravo!

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Your Voice, Your Vote: “Binders Full of Women” Will Make the Difference on Election Day

Friday, October 19, 2012

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“Binders full of women” have been the hot political topic of the week! Some observers have lamented that there are many more important things to be talking about –like job reports, unemployment, Libya. But when it comes to winning elections, …

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Ann Romney Wears the Political Pants

Friday, September 14, 2012

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  On the cover of TIME Magazine’s online convention daily coverage, Ann Romney was pictured in a lovely plum-colored blouse and a pair of jeans. Or, should I say, she’s wearing the pants. How apt. I’m convinced that Ann Romney

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“Cult of Mom” Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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  Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz each have two things in common. They were featured speakers at the Democratic National Convention and they’re moms. I’m not bringing up their motherhood status because I think it’s important. They …

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Five Reasons I Liked President Obama’s DNC Speech

Saturday, September 8, 2012

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  For a Democrat like me, it was hard not to like President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the DNC. Since it was coming on the heels of Mitt Romney’s speech in Tampa for the RNC, I knew he’d be …

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Democratic Spirits Not Dampened by Rain or Change in Plans

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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When I asked some of the volunteers at the Democratic National Convention about Barack Obama’s acceptance speech being moved from the outdoor Bank of America Stadium to the more weather-friendly Charlotte Convention Center, I could see the disappointment on their …

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DNC Jobs Panel: Will STEM Jobs & Community Colleges Be the Answer?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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The 2012 election is about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs. And the economy. That’s what everyone says, and that’s what many convention speeches are about. But what jobs? For which segments of the population? Working parents? Kids just out of college? …

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