Lawrence O'Donnell Responds to NRA - WOW

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell addresses the NRA press conference on several levels.

First, he points out that other organizations, with many times more members, would never get live coverage of a press conference, let alone from three networks.  While correct, the media was not just covering a newsworthy event.  They were also chronicling the beginning of the end for a very powerful group in America politics.  The NRA's response to the Sandy Hook shooting was its chance to redeem itself in the eyes of Americans who blame it for our recent mass shootings.  They failed. The media wanted to be there to watch it.

The link to Lawrence O'Donnell's comments is here.

Eloquent, thorough and powerful.


Prayer Vigil for the Children of the Connecticut Shooting

My husband and I will be in front of the White House tonight at 7:00 p.m. to light a 100 hour candle in memory of the innocents lost in Connecticut yesterday.

We will be reciting prayers from many faiths and non-faiths.

Join us in spirit and thought if you cannot join us in person.

Peace be with you.


More Spam from the President


Haven't we had enough pleas for money?  Enough already.  Stop flooding my inbox with your stupid mailing list spams.  

Isn't there a way that I can request to be taken off of this mailing list?  Somebody, please tell me, quickly!

Obama - Biden

This week, thousands of Americans picked up the phone to help the President prevent a tax hike on middle-class families.

We can't stop now. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives is still refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would prevent 98 percent of American families from paying higher taxes next year.

If your taxes go up by more than $2,000 in a couple weeks, there's only one reason: because a few dozen Republican representatives refuse to ask the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to pay their fair share.

Your representative has already signed the petition -- but there are dozens more who still need to step up. Log on to the call tool today and ask fellow supporters who live in Republican districts to call their representatives now:


Voters have already made their voices heard on this issue. As the President said at his first press conference after the election:
"If there was one thing that everybody understood was a big difference between myself and Mr. Romney, it was, when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, I argued for a balanced, responsible approach, and part of that included making sure that the wealthiest Americans pay a little bit more.

"I think every voter out there understood that that was an important debate, and the majority of voters agreed with me ... by the way, more voters agreed with me on this issue than voted for me."
Yet a handful of Republicans in the House of Representatives are still fighting for the same top-down approach that's been tried -- and has failed.

Whether you voted for the President or not, he's fighting to keep taxes low for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses, because he believes we need to grow the economy from the middle out.

He's fighting for you. He's got your back.

We've got to get his, too. Make a few calls right now. One person reaching out to another is how we re-elected Barack Obama. It's how we'll win this fight, too. Just a few minutes of your time will make a difference.

Thanks for doing your part. More soon.


Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


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