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Gov. Deval Patrick: Democrats need to get a backbone

In a speech Tuesday night at the Democratic convention, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick urged his fellow Democrats to get behind the president and to not back down from their ideals in the face of hardship. “If we want to win elections in November and keep our country moving forward, if…

In tribute video to Sen. Ted Kennedy, Dems blast Romney

In a tribute video to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, Democrats at the party’s presidential nominating convention spotlighted the progressive icon’s support for President Obama while also using old footage from Kennedy’s Senate race against Mitt Romney to bash the newly-minted GOP presidential nominee. The video opens with a nostalgic biography…

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien confronts Tea Party Express spokeswoman over ‘very odd comment’

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Tuesday questioned Tea Party Express spokeswoman Amy Kremer over why she accused President Barack Obama of not loving the United States. “Do you think that President Obama doesn’t love this country? What does that mean?” O’Brien asked. “I think that he is more about being a…

Sen. Durbin blasts Fox News: God is not a franchise of the Republican Party

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Tuesday blasted Fox News host Bret Baier for “harping” on the fact that the Democratic Party Platform of 2012 didn’t contain the word “god.” “Well, I can just basically tell you that if the narrative that is being presented on your station and through your…

Ryan: I wasn’t blaming Obama for Janesville plant closing

In an interview on The Today Show Tuesday morning, Republican vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said criticism about his anecdote about a plant that closed before Barack Obama became president has been misplaced, and that he wasn’t trying to blame Obama for the facility shutting down. “That is not…

Local UAW president: Obama saved our jobs

Ricky McDowell, President of United Auto Workers local 5285, said that organized labor supported President Barack Obama because he saved their jobs. “With the help of President Obama saving the Big Three, and if we had let Chrysler and Chevrolet and GM go down, there wouldn’t be a Big Three,…

RNC chair tells Soledad O’Brien: Obama ‘not your daddy’s Democrat’

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien sat down with Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, who claimed President Barack Obama wasn’t a “mainstream” Democrat like former President Bill Clinton. Perhaps taking a cue from the numerous media outlets that fact checked vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech, Priebus said they plan to “be…

Calif. Democratic Party chair: Paul Ryan is like Nazi Joseph Goebbels

The chairman of the California Democratic Party said Monday that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Republican National Convention (RNC) speech contained such a “big lie” that it seem to be ripped from the playbook of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” Calif.…

Chuck Norris threatens ’1,000 years of darkness’ if Obama wins

A video released this weekend by action movie hero Chuck Norris claims that America faces “1,000 years of darkness” if President Barack Obama is reelected. “If we look to history, our great country and freedom are under attack,” Norris warns, standing next to his wife. “We’re at a tipping point…

Democratic convention chair: ‘As a nation, we are better off’ than four years ago

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s appearance on CBS This Morning was part of a media blitz by Democratic Party officials to re-frame their response to the question of whether Americans are better off now than they were four years ago. “When you’re unemployed, you’re struggling,” said Villaraigosa, who will chair…

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