Elections 2012

Body Politic, You Are Always On My Mind

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Facebook always asks “what’s on your mind” in the Status Update box. But rather than answering that question on Facebook, I will reveal my thoughts for today here and then put the link on Facebook for people to read. That’s the way I roll. Like Willie Nelson…

Political Calculus: Making Sense of Inalienable Rights and the Inaugural Address

By Bill Moyer – Arc of Justice “Harmonize your expectations with your aspirations!” is what I wrote Monday morning, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the day of President Obama’s second Inaugural Address as our giant Backbone marched through DC streets with a primarily anti-drone, Inauguration day demonstration. We participated on the principle that the…

Karl Rove’s Deal With the Devil Could Be Coming Unraveled

Karl Rove at a book signing in Birmingham, 2010 – By Glynn Wilson – Political animal Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove’s deal with the devil could be coming unraveled. It just goes to show it never pays to trust the dark side. The independent Web-based investigative news outlet ProPublica has somehow obtained the tax-exempt application filed…

Republican Party Scrambles to Survive: Fox News Benches Karl Rove

Karl Rove at a book signing in Birmingham, 2010 – By Glynn Wilson – As we reported the day after the presidential election vote of Nov. 6, the lying, spinning career of political animal Karl Rove is on the way down the drain. Sources inside the crumbling Republican Party and its designated official news outlet…

Economic Confidence in the U.S. Hits the Best Level in Four Years

Economic confidence in the U.S. is clearly on the upswing, an indication that the economy is slowly recovering from the Bush “Great Recession” under the leadership of just reelected President Barack Obama, according to the latest Gallup Poll on the subject. Confidence has remained relatively stable even as the “fiscal cliff’s” major tax increases and…

A Majority of Americans Are Upbeat About the Next Four Years

By Glynn Wilson – A majority of Americans are upbeat about the future and believe the country will be better off four years from now, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Fifty-four percent express this optimistic view, especially Democrats, while 41 percent say we could be worse off in four years, mainly…

Sierra Club Reveals Plans for Fixing American Democracy

Bruce Hamilton, deputy director of the Sierra Club, talks about how to fix our democracy – By Glynn Wilson – CAMP BECKWITH, Ala. — The Sierra Club is working on a five point plan for the future and the national staff and political committee will be discussing it this weekend. But Sierra Club Deputy Director…

Environmentalists Take Heart at Election Victories in 2012

Bruce Hamilton, deputy director of the Sierra Club, talks about the successes of the election – By Glynn Wilson – CAMP BECKWITH, Ala. — It may come as something of a shock to conservatives in Alabama and liberals around the country to know that environmentalists won a major victory in the election of 2012 when…

The War Between the States is Finally Almost Over

Unfortunately Our Long Alabama Nightmare Continues – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — The so-called leaders of Alabama’s Republican party honestly remind me of the last Rebs at Gettysburg, still willing to charge up Big Roundtop hill one more time for “the cause” in the face of certain defeat…

Will Congress Heed the Peoples’ Call for Compromise?

By Glynn Wilson – The American people spoke on election day 2012. The question remains, however: Did Congress hear? Will the far right tea party Republicans in the House heed the people’s call to compromise with the president and the Senate on taxes and revenue? “Republicans are ‘willing to accept new revenue’ to tame the…

Karl Rove Called the Second Biggest Loser on Election Night

Bush’s Brain ‘Turd Blossom’ Suffers Meltdown on Fox News Over Ohio Vote – By Glynn Wilson – While President Barack Obama was clearly the biggest winner on election night and Massachusetts Mormon Mitt Romney was the biggest loser, some political pundits are now saying Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove was the second biggest loser for his…

Alabama Voters Approve Forever Wild, Vote Down Amendment 4

But Corporate Republicans Slip One In Against Unions on Amendment 7 – By Glynn Wilson – The same corporate Republican special interests who spent billions trying to elect Massachusetts Mormon Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama also failed to derail the popular and successful Forever Wild land conservation program in Alabama and to take away…

Election 2012 Should Be a ‘Wakeup Call’ for Republicans

On election day 2012, Americans embraced building a bright future for all, instead of for just a few, and rejected the ugly politics of division, according to a statement just issued by the Alabama Democratic Party. “It is a great victory not just for Democrats but for us all,” Mark Kennedy, chairman of the Alabama…

Obama Win Moves Nation on ‘Path of Sanity and Shared Prosperity’

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement on President Obama’s victory Wednesday saying the election results move the country forward toward a path of “sanity” and “shared prosperity.” But he said there is much work to do to get the Republican House onboard to help the president move the nation forward with pro-worker, pro-labor public…

News Organizations Call Election 2012 in President Obama’s Favor

By Glynn Wilson – News organizations across America are calling the Presidential Election of 2012 for President Barack Obama before midnight Eastern Time, in contrast to early in the night when they were saying it’s “too close to call” and it “may be a very long night.” As of 10:50 p.m. Eastern Time, former Massachusetts…

Alabama Republicans Adopt Famous Racist Slogan of George Wallace

Letter to the Editor: By Peggy Wallace Kennedy – When you spend you entire life in the world of politics, sometimes the longest walk home is from your mailbox to the kitchen table. Monday, October 29th, was one of those days. Mixed among a utility bill, a church bulletin and three advertisements was a large-sized,…