Veterans for Obama Rally - October 2008 0 comments



Get the facts and get out the vote.

Pro-Life, Pro-Obama 0 comments

Worth taking a look: http://prolifeproobama.com/

Can you be Pro-Life, and Pro-Obama - YES

Here is a bit of the welcome letter but please take a look at the website too


"As Ronald Reagan's legal counsel and as a dean and professor at Catholic University and Notre Dame, I have worked to put the law on the side of life where it belongs.

I believe we are all called to build a culture of life - but there's more to it than just hoping that the next Supreme Court justice somehow deals with Roe v. Wade. A bad economy is threatening to human life. Women facing the moral tragedy of abortion - are facing it, now, today - and they need a supportive community and tangible help, not condemnation.

But after 35 years, a new approach is needed. Senator Barack Obama's strengthening of support for prenatal care, health care, maternity leave, and adoption will make help drastically reduce the numbers of abortions. Studies confirm it..."

Former Reagan adviser endorses Obama 0 comments

CNN) — Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein told CNN's Fareed Zakaria this week he intends to vote for Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Duberstein said he was influenced by another prominent Reagan official - Colin Powell - in his decision.

"Well let's put it this way - I think Colin Powell's decision is in fact the good housekeeping seal of approval on Barack Obama."

Powell served as national security advisor to Reagan during Duberstein's tenure as chief of staff.

Duberstein spoke with Zakaria about his final days in the Reagan White House. The Reagan official, along with Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, also discussed the transition process to a new administration.

Watch the full discussion on the next administration this Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fareed Zakaria GPS.

Christopher Hitchens Endorses Obama 0 comments



I just find it sad that people have to get attacked over their endorsement choices.

Another installment of 30 Reasons/30 Days 0 comments

#13 The World



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Sarah Jessica Parker Works Phones For Barack Obama 0 comments


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This election is not a done deal. The negative ads are out now in full force. Some of them quite disgusting but sadly there are a few people believing them. It is important to speak out now. NOW.
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#14 This Dude



Sadly during this election people have been really getting in touch with their inner bigotry. Sad. I too hope that an Obama win will serve as a backhand to all of the ignorant, racist, and hateful rhetoric and actions that have become all to common in this election.

30 Days/30 Reasons Series 0 comments

#15 Hope



We don't have many days left. Share your reasons with friends and GO VOTE - TODAY IF POSSIBLE

Dennis Ross Supports Barack Obama 0 comments

courtesy of The Jewish Journal
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October 9, 2008
Why I support Barack Obama

By Dennis Ross

It is highly unusual for me to be speaking out politically.

I have worked for Republican and Democratic presidents alike. I was a political appointee during the Reagan administration, serving on the National Security Council staff in the White House. I held a senior position in the

State Department during George H. W. Bush's presidency. And, I was Bill Clinton's Middle East peace negotiator -- also a senior appointee position.

I have been largely nonpartisan, living the ideal that politics stopped at the water's edge, and foreign policy should somehow be above politics. So why am I now speaking out and calling on others to support Sen. Barack Obama?

Put simply, because the stakes are so high. For one thing, the financial meltdown has huge implications for our place in the world. We cannot be strong internationally if we are weak at home, with an economy in crisis. Our next president must understand the global economy and financial markets -- and be able to inspire confidence at home and abroad. But he must do so at a time when our standing in the world has, at least in my memory, never been lower.

While we must never rely on anyone else to do for us what we must do for ourselves in national security, there are multiple threats today that we cannot resolve without the cooperation of others. In fact, when it comes to preventing the worst weapons from falling into the worst hands or defeating apocalyptic terror groups or coping with global health challenges or stopping global warming or avoiding an international depression, we cannot do everything on our own. We need others internationally to accept our objectives and be prepared to join their means to ours.

When I was with Obama in Berlin and more than 200,000 people turned out in the heart of Europe to wave American flags, this was an extraordinary development. It reminded us that an American leader who is admired can lead not only our country but also make it easier for others to follow our lead. And, when I look at the Middle East -- where we face our greatest threats today -- we need others to follow our lead in stopping Iran from going nuclear and discrediting radical Islamists.

Today, we are in trouble in the Middle East. Everywhere we look -- whether in the Gulf, Iraq, Lebanon or Gaza and the West Bank -- we see Iran challenging American interests and allies. Iran uses coercion and intimidation -- using groups like Hezbollah and Hamas -- to weaken existing regimes and to employ terror. It is Iran that arms these groups and threatens Israel on a daily basis.

Consider what has happened to Israel's strategic position during the course of the Bush administration. In 2001, Iran was not a nuclear power, but it is today. It could not enrich uranium then but it does so now and has already stockpiled several-hundred kilos of low-enriched uranium -- about half of what it would need for its first nuclear bomb. The Bush policy on Iran has failed, and unless the next president can change Iranian behavior, Israel will face an existential threat. It already faces a dramatically different threat from what it faced seven years ago from both Hezbollah and Hamas.

Hezbollah now has a veto power over any decision the Lebanese government can make and possesses 40,000 rockets -- and those rockets are not only three times as many as it had only two years ago but are more accurate and have longer range than the ones that hit Israel in the summer of 2006. Hamas has taken over Gaza, creating a miniterror state there and today has over 2,000 rockets.

Israel cannot afford four more years of seeing the threats grow against it. It cannot afford four more years of U.S. policies that are tough rhetorically but soft practically. It cannot afford four more years of America being on the sidelines diplomatically.

When I was in Israel a few weeks ago, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Sheikh Hamid of Qatar were all visiting Damascus, and Israelis asked me who was there watching out for Israel's interests? Similarly, who was there to watch out for Israel's interests when Qatar brokered the understanding that gave Hezbollah a veto over any Lebanese decision after the fighting in May? Israel can surely watch out for its own interests in the indirect negotiations that Turkey is mediating between Israel and Syria, but will Turkey be as concerned for Israel's interests as America would be?

It should come as no surprise that when America sits on the sidelines in the Middle East, it creates a diplomatic vacuum, and others invariably fill it. Since the Bush administration would not engage Iran, the Europeans have taken the lead on the diplomacy. While their efforts have been serious and genuine, it is clear that they have not generated the pressure that America in the lead might have produced -- and absent that pressure and absent the Iranians being forced to make a choice, Iran will not change its behavior.

I was with Obama in Israel and in Europe, and I saw how he focused on the urgency of the Iranian threat. I saw how he used his discussions in Israel to remind the European leaders that Israelis are justified in seeing Iran with nuclear weapons as an existential threat -- and that for Israel's sake and our own we must put far more pressure on Iran if we are to stop it from going nuclear.

Obama understands that weak sticks and weak carrots -- the current policy -- can't work. We need strong sticks to concentrate the Iranian mind on what they stand to lose, and we need strong carrots, conveyed directly, to show the Iranians they have something to gain by giving up their nuclear weapon pursuit. And, if in the end diplomacy fails, the fact that we engaged directly and Iran was unwilling to alter its behavior creates a very different context for tougher options.

Engaging without illusions might be one way to describe how diplomacy would be conducted in an Obama administration. Just like with Iran, he would engage on Arab-Israeli peace. Not because he knows it will produce peace, but because he again understands the consequences of disengagement. Who gained when the Bush administration walked away from peace making for more than six years and then in its last years pursued it incompetently? Hamas, because like all radical Islamists, they gain when there is hopelessness and frustration. Who lost? Those in the Arab and Palestinian world who favor a two-state solution but need the possibility of peace to make their case and to have the political space to build their authority

Hope Changes Everything 0 comments



Sometimes you have to realize that in the USA we are all in this together. It makes no sense to constantly divide.

More of 30 Reasons/30 Days 0 comments

#17 Unbreak my Government

<i>The Economist</i> Issues 'Wholehearted' Endorsement Of Obama 0 comments


I agree with The Economist. Senator Obama has shown that he truly wants things better for ALL Americans.
About Obama's Endorsements
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Fareed Zakaria (CNN) endorses Obama 0 comments

Please listen as he lays out his reason why.

Ready for #19 of 30 Reasons/30 Days 0 comments

#19 McCain's Campaign



People please reject the nastiness and divisiveness that is going on by Voting Barack Obama. If people know they can't win being hateful they will stop doing it

Abilene Christian University's Optimist Staff endorses Barack Obama 0 comments

link to endorsement

Obama's focus on maintaining American competitiveness by improving education - a front that President Bush failed to make progress on - shows his knowledge of how America has succeeded in the past: innovation. The most effective way to engender innovation is by supporting education.

Sen. Obama's pragmatic approach and sincerity of speech is refreshing when compared to the hot-tempered and erratic tone of Sen. McCain during the campaign. As seen by the variety and volume of his supporters, Obama appeals to a diverse demographic and has earned the majority of Americans' confidence when it comes to the economy.

Obama aims to fight the economic inequality
generated during Bush's presidency by proposing tax cuts for the staple of the American economy: the middle class.

Sen. McCain's desire to continue Bush-style tax cuts and his apparent disinterest and ignorance on economic issues shows how he is not the man this country needs in its time of economic crisis.

We are drawn to Obama also because of his ability to mend America's damaged image throughout the globe during Bush's years at the helm. Obama is a comsmopolitan who has shown time and time again that he will work with our allies and take steps away from the calloused and condescending foreign policy of McCain and the man he voted with 89 percent of the time since 2001.

As for the two wars our country continues to fight, Obama has been steadfast in his insistence to withdraw American troops from Iraq - a war that we unjustly entered - and refocusing the effort in Afghanistan. We believe this approach is correct, as the men who attacked our country on Sept. 11, 2001, are in Afghanistan and the mountains of Pakistan, but we worry that Obama will abandon the progress that the surge of troops have brought in Iraq.

In this precarious moment in American history, this country needs change. We believe Obama is the right man to bring that change, and is more prepared than his opponent to guide this country out of the perilous waters we have been sailing for the
past eight years.

Four Minutes worth Watching 0 comments



Yes you can be a conservative supporter of Obama.

30 Reasons to vote Obama Series 0 comments

Reason #21 - No More Secrets



It amazes me that so many saying they want government out of their lives have ignored what has been happening over the past 8 years.

A Hockey Mom for Obama 0 comments



The creativity of Obama supporters never cease. This started my morning off with a smile.

Bill Clinton on Senator Barack Obama 0 comments

Go to barackobama.com and see how you can help. Each day is an important day. One thing I love about the Barack Obama campaign is that he does not take anything for granted. He is out there working hard everday and so are his staffers and volunteers.



Myspace Graphics
Myspace Graphics, Barack Obama Graphics at WishAFriend.com

More from the 30 Days/30 Reasons Series 0 comments

Reason #22 - His Campaign



I like that they are short, simple and sweet. Also a + for Honesty

30 Reasons/30 Days 0 comments

I have a bunch of catch up to do.

#24 He writes his own speeches




Once again, thanks Stranahan for sharing your 30 Reasons on Youtube

Supporting Obama because listening matters 0 comments

A great group: Apostolics for Obama/Biden on Myspace

Here is a man that encourages me to do more. I hope you too will be encourage to vote and get the vote out.

Drinking the ACORN Kool-Aid: How Cries of Voter Fraud Cover Up GOP Elections Theft 0 comments


Loved this!



First the facts about ACORN. Months ago, we obtained, as part of our investigation for Rolling Stone magazine, the Republican's list the GOP alleged were the very worst cases of vote and registration fraud by ACORN and similar groups. We went through the names the GOP asserted were "obviously, undeniably and clearly fraudulent" voter registrations.



First, there was Melissa Tais, a dubious ACORN registrant. Her two voter registration forms show, admittedly, suspiciously different signatures. Republicans suggested Melissa was part of a massive fraud to allow Democrats to vote twice.



They were wrong. Ms. Tais, a Cerrillos, New Mexico, waitress, told us she had signed one form on a table and one form holding the paper in her hand. Hence, a second, wobbly signature.



Then there was Patricia White, who Republicans claimed was a fictitious voter. When we filmed her at home in Albuquerque, she seemed real enough.



And so on, through the entire GOP list -- not one fraud. And these were their best cases out of the five million "illegal voters" who Republican leaders claim have infiltrated America's voting rolls.



OKAY PEOPLE, LET'S GET BACK TO WORK STOP BEING DISTRACTED. WE HAVE AN ELECTION TO WIN AND IT'S NOT OVER YET. THIS SHOULD ENCOURAGE US MORE TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT THE REAL ISSUES AND GET OUT THE VOTE. VOTE EARLY IF POSSIBLE,OFFER ASSISTANCE IN WORKING THE POLLS AND GETTING PEOPLE TO THE POLLS.
About Voting
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Jimmy Buffett To Sing For Obama 0 comments

I'm not sure why but for some reason this just makes me smile.



I'm glad to see such a wide range of people supporting Obama in a positive manner.
About Celebs Talk Politics
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Don't take this election for granted 0 comments



People are being bombarded with misinformation and half-truths.

Charles Meet Barack 0 comments



This election is so important. Vote early. Say no to the hate and division so many seem to thrive upon.

"Seinfeld" Actor Jason Alexander Rallies Jewish Voters in Crucial Swing-State Florida 0 comments


Great to have Jason Alexander supporting Obama and doing it in a clever and witty way



Loved this:

As for the bit about Obama being Muslim, well, Alexander noted that those rumors were spread on the Internet, and to adhere to that standard of truth would also mean you could say the Holocaust is a myth.



"Are you prepared to admit the Holocaust never happened?" he asked. "I didn't think so."



He used humor while bringing up a great point.



VOTE TODAY - WE ARE
About Barack Obama
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Why the Nation and the World Need Barack Obama 0 comments


I am not only glad that Ambassdor Holbrooke endorses Obama but that he clearly states why and he uses facts in a thoughtful manner.
About Russia Georgia War
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Sharing a Quote 0 comments

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen. McCain."—Alaska Daily News

Jamie Foxx For Obama: "We Need A Cool President" 0 comments


I think people forget that when he gives his reason is that Jamie Foxx is a comedian. He is trying to be funny
About Celebs Talk Politics
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Hook up with Other Supporters and lets get out the vote 0 comments

We must not take any votes for granted. There is still so much misinformation being passed around. Speak to someone today about the importance of voting. Find others that support Obama and let's keep pressing forward until Election Day.

Truth and Hope

Matthew 25 Network

Republicans For Obama

Rabbis for Obama


Vets for Obama

Blue Star Families for Obama

Conservatives for Change

Small Donors for Obama on Myspace

California for Obama on Myspace

10000 Catholics for Obama

Jews for Obama

League of Conservation Voters Endorses Barack Obama 0 comments

The Complete Endorsement is at this link on the LCV page

Here is some of what they had to say during their endorsement:

New Hope. New Energy

LCV Endorses Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States. At events in Colorado, Ohio, Montana, Michigan, New Mexico, and Washington, DC, LCV representatives and members joined elected officials and environmental champions to celebrate the endorsement and to discuss Senator Obama’s history of support for the environment and his plans for America’s energy future.

“America's brightest opportunities have always grown from our greatest challenges," Senator Obama said. "Today we face the twin challenges of rising gas prices and global warming, and the American people are ready to face them. We can harness the potential of new energy and give Americans a choice, not between filling up a gas tank or feeding their families, but between real energy alternatives. I thank the members of the League of Conservation Voters across our nation for their support and know that, together, we will create a better, cleaner, more secure future.”

“Senator Obama’s proven record and his commitment to a clean, renewable energy future make him the best choice for President,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “At a time when this country must reinvent itself for a new energy future, we can imagine no better steward than Barack Obama. Under his leadership, America will finally achieve the economic growth, environmental protection, and national security that are possible with a new, clean energy economy.”

“We have a real choice here,” said Carol Browner, LCV board member and the longest-serving EPA Administrator in the agency’s history. “Barack Obama has been a committed leader and has offered bold and comprehensive proposals when it comes to global warming, energy and the environment. John McCain, whose plan will be a continuation of Bush-era political gimmicks, will carry on Bush’s legacy of failure when it comes to energy policy,"

For thirty-eight years, LCV’s annual Environmental Scorecard has been the nationally accepted, non-partisan, environmental report card for our leaders. Barack Obama has earned an impressive lifetime 86% score. His opponent, Senator McCain, has earned only a 24% score.

Solving the related challenges of energy and global warming is LCV’s top priority, and the records of McCain and Obama are very different on these issues. Barack Obama plans to raise fuel efficiency to 52 miles per gallon by 2030, invest $150 billion in clean energy technology, require utilities to produce 25% of energy from renewable sources by 2025, and to implement a cap and trade program that will reduce global warming pollution by 80% and make polluters pay for their emissions. Senator McCain has no plan to accomplish any of these goals and has voted against them throughout his career. He opposes new fuel efficiency laws, opposes a national renewable electricity standard, and offers only $300 million for the development of clean technologies.

“Barack Obama’s plan for global warming and energy independence is the most substantive, comprehensive plan ever put forward by a nominee for President,” Karpinski concluded.

A Petition I find worth signing from Matthew 25 Network 0 comments

Respond to Focus on the Family Action "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America"
James Dobson's organization, Focus on the Family Action, recently published a letter purporting to offer a vision of 2012 after four years of an Obama administration. This letter, filled with doomsday projections, is fearmongering of the worst kind - a sensationalist fiction with almost no basis in reality.


How does it reflect on our Christian witness in the world to see self-described Christian leaders engage in such blatant fearmongering in order to influence a political race? When Americans read Dobson's letter, do you think they'll come away thinking better of Christianity - or worse?


James Dobson should hear from those in the faith community that find this tactic appalling. Please tell James Dobson and Focus on the Family how you feel.


As Christians we have been choosing hope over fear for 2000 years. Our public witness should reflect our deepest hopes, not provoke unfounded fears.

We've set up a form below that will send an email message to Focus on the Family's Citizen Link email address. It will also send a copy to us here at the Matthew 25 Network so that we can post a collection of the statements online.



PLEASE GO TO MATTHEW 25 AT THIS LINK AND SIGN THE PETITION

Local Voices - Carthage, MO 0 comments



This series is great, please spread

A Playlist I'm working on 0 comments


Fight back against attack ads 0 comments

http://radar.barackobama.com/

Why a Staunch Conservative Like Me Endorsed Obama 0 comments


I am always glad to see another endorsement for Obama. I also like reading the thought process that goes into making a decision.



I am hoping to see more thoughtful endorsements in the upcoming days for Senator Obama. Clearly the best choice for uniting this nation.
About Sarah Palin
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<i>Anchorage Daily News</i> Endorses Obama 0 comments


I think it is great to see a candidate behave in a respectful manner. It is great to see Alaska's largest newspaper supporting the better candidate.
About Obama's Endorsements
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Quote for the Day 0 comments

"In the internet age, there are going to be lies that are spread all over the place. I have been victimized by these lies. Fortunately, the American people are, I think, smarter than folks give them credit for." — Barack Obama, MSNBC Debate, January 15, 2008

Found this on Rabbis for Obama 0 comments

I love to see when people from various faiths, backgrounds truly work together. It is this unity that brings out the best in America

Dear Friends:

As rabbis who believe that Barack Obama is the best candidate to be President of the United States, we have formed “Rabbis for Obama” as a grassroots organization of rabbis from all movements and backgrounds. We join together to support Senator Obama for President, and we do so in the belief that he will best support the issues important to us in the Jewish community.

Some of us know Senator Obama personally, and we recognize that he has been inspired by Jewish values such as Tikkun Olam and the pursuit of justice, and he is deeply committed as well to a civil discourse between opposing arguments. We also know that Senator Obama will inspire young people, both in the Jewish community and the wider American community, to become more involved in improving this country and repairing the world.

We know that Barack Obama’s longstanding, stalwart support for Israel is a testament to his own principles as well as the strong bi-partisan pro-Israel movement in America, and we fear that the attempts by some to use Israel as a wedge issue against him - unjustifiably - is dangerous in that it politicizes the pro-Israel position. Most importantly it has completely distorted Senator Obama’s record. With his tough but pragmatic approach to Iran, Senator Obama is in the best position to restore faith in America as a leader in the fight against serious threats to Israel, our allies, and the United States.

Senator Barack Obama inspires in us the hope for an America once more called to its best values. We know him to be a man of incredible integrity, born of a deep and abiding spiritual faith based on the teachings of the Hebrew Prophets, and committed to achieving a world of peace with justice for all people.

We are fully aware that a smear campaign against Senator Obama has been waged in the Jewish community, and we feel it is our duty as Jewish leaders to fight for the truth and against Lashon Hara. Senator Obama has been viciously attacked using innuendoes, rumors, and guilt by association, and we urge our fellow American Jews to judge Senator Obama based on his own record and the clear statements he has made about his personal beliefs and principles. Continuing efforts to defame him and distort his record help perpetuate a deeply disturbing political process in our country.

We hope that the members of the American Jewish community will seek to learn more about the Senator, his story, and his positions on issues. Senator Obama’s record and background clearly demonstrate that he shares our commitment to change the direction of this country, both at home and around the globe. Thank you,

Rabbi Sam Gordon, National Co-Chair, Rabbis for Obama
Rabbi Steve Bob, National Co-Chair, Rabbis for Obama

Vice- Chairs:
Rabbi Rachel Cowan, New York, NY
Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus, Homewood, IL
Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Steve Foster, Denver, CO
Rabbi Dayle Friedman, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Laura Geller, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Don Gluckman, Pikesville, MD
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Wyncote, PA
Rabbi Charles Kroloff, Westfield, NJ
Rabbi Richard N. Levy, Encino, CA
Rabbi Brian Lurie, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Rachel Mikva, Rye Brook, NY
Rabbi Jack Moline, Alexandria, VA
Rabbi Charles Simon, New York, NY
Rabbi David Teutsch, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Burt Visotzky, New York, NY
Rabbi Ethan Tucker, New York, NY

Members:
Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Bruce Abrams, Cleveland Heights, OH
Rabbi David Adelson, New York, NY
Rabbi Adam M. Allenberg, Mountain View, CA
Rabbi Victor Appell, New York, NY
Rabbi Stephen A. Arnold, S. Easton, MA
Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, Omaha, NE
Rabbi Larry Bach, El Paso, TX
Rabbi Andy Bachman, Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi Chava Bahle, Suttons Bay, MI
Rabbi Andrew Baker, Washington, D.C.
Rabbi Michael Barenbaum, Marin, CA
Rabbi Benjy Bar-Lev, Cincinnati, OH
Rabbi Lewis Barth, Encino, CA
Rabbi Morris Barzilai, New Rochelle, NY
Rabbi Elliot Baskin, Greenwood Village, CO
Rabbi Renee Bauer, Madison, WI
Rabbi Pamela Frydman Baugh, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Annie Belford, St. Louis, MO
Rabbi Karen Bender, Tarzana, CA
Rabbi Donald R. Berlin, St. Michaels, MD
Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Marjorie Berman, Philadelphia PA
Rabbi Phyllis Berman, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Jonathan Biatch, Madison, WI
Rabbi Michael Birnholz, Vero Beach, FL
Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno, Pittsburgh, PA
Rabbi Joshua Boettiger, Bennington, VA
Rabbi Terry Bookman, Miami, Fl
Rabbi Jill Borodin, Seattle, WA
Rabbi Neal Borovitz, River Edge, NJ
Rabbi Sara Brandes, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Glencoe, IL
Rabbi Lester Bronstein, White Plains, NY
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, New York, NY
Rabbi Gustav Buchdahl, Baltimore, MD
Rabbi Caryn Broitman, W. Tisbury, MA
Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi Carol Caine Berkeley, CA
Rabbi Debra S. Cantor Newington, CT
Rabbi Kenneth Chasen, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Steven Chester, Oakland, CA
Rabbi Hillel Cohn, San Bernardino, CA
Rabbi David J. Cooper, Piedmont, CA
Rabbi Julian I. Cook, Denver, CO
Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Stanford, CA
Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Poway, CA
Rabbi Meryl M. Crean, Media, PA
Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Berkeley, CA
Rabbi William Cutter, Los Angeles, CO
Rabbi Eric Cytryn, Harrisburg, PA
Rabbi Harry K Danziger, Germantown, TN
Rabbi Andrew Davids, Croton On Hudson, NY
Rabbi Stanley Davids, Santa Monica, CA
Rabbi Jerome Davidson, Kings Point, NY
Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, Teaneck, NJ
Rabbi Fred Dobb, Bethesda, MD
Rabbi William Dreskin, Greenburgh, NY
Rabbi Renee Edelman, South Orange, NJ
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, St. Paul, MN
Rabbi Bruce Elder, Highland Park, IL
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein, Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi Daniel Fellman, East Brunswick, NJ
Rabbi Brian Field, Denver CO
Rabbi Daniel Fink, Boise, ID
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Alan Flam, Barrington, RI
Rabbi Nancy Flam, Northampton, MA
Rabbi Ellen Flax, New York, NY
Rabbi Michael Friedland, South Bend, IN
Rabbi Joan S. Friedman, Wooster, OH
Rabbi Marsha Friedman, Elkins Park, PA
Rabbi Ronne Friedman, Brookline, MA
Rabbi Stacy Friedman, San Rafael, CA
Rabbi Randy Fleisher St. Louis, MO
Rabbi Serena Fujita, Lewisburg, PA
Rabbi Jack S. Gabriel, Sonoma, CA
Rabbi Ruth Gais, Summit, NJ
Rabbi Hillel Gamoran, Seattle, WA
Rabbi Robert T. Gan, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Montclair, NJ
Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, New York, NY
Rabbi Jonathan Gerard, Easton, PA
Rabbi Gary Gerson, Oak Park, IL
Rabbi Gordon Gladstone, Bayonne NJ
Rabbi Miriyam Glazer, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Steve Glazer, Herndon, VA
Rabbi Mark Glickman, Woodinville, WA
Rabbi Arnie Gluck, Skillman, NJ
Rabbi Shai Gluskin, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Rosalind Gold, Reston, VA
Rabbi Gerald A. Goldman, Holyoke, MA
Rabbi James Stone Goodman, St. Louis, MO
Rabbi Joseph Goldman, Denver, CO
Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, St. Louis, MO
Rabbi Jerrold Goldstein, Sherman Oaks, CA
Rabbi Jeffrey W. Goldwasser, Williamstown, MA
Rabbi Stephen Goodman, Garden City, NY
Rabbi Donald Goor, Tarzana, CA
Rabbi Seth William Goren, Washington, DC
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, Pasadena, CA
Rabbi Alan Greenbaum, Grass Valley, CA
Rabbi C. Michelle Greenberg, Northfield, IL
Rabbi David Greenspoon, Baltimore, MD
Rabbi Suzanne Griffel, Chicago, IL
Rabbi Daniel Gropper, Rye, NY
Rabbi Susan Grossman, Columbia, MD
Rabbi Joshua Gutoff, Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi Debra Hachen, Demarest, NJ
Rabbi Shoshana Hantman, Katonah, NY
Rabbi Maurice Harris, Eugene, OR
Rabbi Robert Harris, White Plains, NY
Rabbi Alan Henkin, Northridge, CA
Rabbi Jeffrey Hoffman, White Plains, NY
Rabbi Elliot Holin, Elkins Park, PA
Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, New Haven, CT
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Margaret Holub, Mendecino, CA
Rabbi Abie Ingber, Cincinnati, OH
Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs, Woodland Hills, CA
Rabbi Devorah Jacobson, Amherst, MA
Rabbi Howard L. Jaffe, Lexington, MA
Rabbi Jennifer Jaech, Peekskill NY
Rabbi Rebecca Joseph, New York, NY
Rabbi Bruce Kadden, Tacoma, WA
Rabbi Amy Kalmanofsky, New York, NY
Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky, New York, NY
Rabbi Ben Kamin, Del Mar, CA
Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin, Highland Park, IL
Rabbi Susan Kanoff, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Ken Kanter, Cincinnati, OH
Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Palo Alto, CA
Rabbi Henry Jay Karp, Davenport, IA
Rabbi Mario Karpuj, Sandy Springs, GA
Rabbi Nancy Kasten, Dallas, TX
Rabbi Jim Kaufman, Valley Village, CA
Rabbi David Kay, Orlando, Florida
Rabbi Benjamin G. Kelsen, Teaneck, NJ
Rabbi Jimmy Kessler, Galveston, TX
Rabbi Ralph P. Kingsley, Aventura, FL
Rabbi Andrew Klein, Barrington, RI
Rabbi Jason Klein, Baltimore, MD
Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Lori Klein, Capitola, CA
Rabbi Myriam Klotz, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Rabbi Norman Koch, New Milford, CT
Rabbi Debora Kohn, Berkeley, CA
Rabbi Stephanie D. Kolin, Boston, MA
Rabbi Neil E Kominsky, Brookline, MA

Rabbi Sandford Kopnick, Cincinnati, OH
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Rabbi Allen Krause, Mission Viejo, CA
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, San Francisco, CA
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Rabbi Harold Kudan, Glencoe, IL
Rabbi Judith Kummer, Roslindale, MA
Rabbi Gail Labovitz, Los Angeles, CA
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Rabbi Lynne Landsberg, Washington, D.C.
Rabbi Shira Lander, Baltimore, MD
Rabbi Michael Adam Latz, Seattle, WA
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Rabbi William Lebeau, New York, NY
Rabbi Morton Leifman, New York, NY
Rabbi Michael Lerner, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Carol Levithan, New York, NY
Rabbi Charles S. Levi, Deerfield, IL
Rabbi Yael Levy, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Joel Levine, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Rabbi Valerie Lieber, Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi Rebecca Lillian, Chicago, IL
Rabbi John A. Linder, Phoenix, AZ
Rabbi Steven Lowenstein, Glencoe, IL
Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, White Plains, NY
Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman, North Bethesda, MD
Rabbi Howard Mandell, Virginia Beach, VA
Rabbi Janet Marder, Palo Alto, CA
Rabbi Susan Marks, Sarasota, FL
Rabbi Simeon Maslin, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, New York, NY
Rabbi Dennis N. Math, New York, NY
Rabbi Gary Mazo, Marstons Mills, MA
Rabbi Bernard Mehlman, Brookline, MA
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Rabbi Bennett Miller, Monroe Township, NJ
Rabbi Joshua Minkin, Brooklyn, NY
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Rabbi Michael A. Monson, West Orange, NJ
Rabbi Leon A. Morris, New York, NY
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Rabbi Shelly Moss, Sun City, AZ
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Rabbi Shaul Osadchey, Houston, TX
Rabbi Melinda Panken, Manalapan, NJ
Rabbi Julie Pelc, Venice, CA
Rabbi Daniel Plotkin, St. Louis, MO
Rabbi Dan Polish, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Rabbi Amber Powers, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Dan Rabishaw, Northbrook, IL
Rabbi Bruce Raff, Woodland Hills, CA
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Rabbi Michael Remson, Kenosha, WI
Rabbi Dorothy A. Richman, Berkeley, CA
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Rabbi Liz Rolle, Stamford, CT
Rabbi Norman Roman, West Bloomfield, MI
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Rabbi David Rosenn, New York, NY
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Rabbi Donald B. Rossoff, Morristown, NJ
Rabbi Dennis S. Ross, Worcester, MA
Rabbi Gloria Rubin, Oakland, NJ
Rabbi Sarah Niebuhr Rubin, Keene, NH
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Rabbi Selig Salkowitz, Fair Lawn, NJ
Rabbi Joanna Samuels, New York, NY
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Rabbi Phil Schechter, Stamford CT
Rabbi Leonard A. Schoolman, New York, NY
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Rabbi Barry Schwartz, Cherry Hill, NJ
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Rabbi Ron Segal, Atlanta, GA
Rabbi Gerry Serotta, Chevy Chase, MD
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Rabbi Richard J. Shapiro, Port Washington, NY
Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro, Milwaukee, WI
Rabbi Leonard Sharzer, New York, NY
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Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Seattle, WA
Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Eric J. Siroka, South Bend, IN
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Rabbi Felicia L. Sol, New York, NY
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The Hartford Courant is set to endorse Senator Barack Obama 0 comments

source Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant To Endorse Barack Obama

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The Hartford Courant will endorse U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, making him only the second Democratic presidential candidate to be endorsed in the paper's history.

The nod to Obama will be printed in the Sunday newspaper - the traditional day for the presidential endorsement.

The Courant is following a major trend in newspapers nationwide, which have currently endorsed Obama over Republican John McCain by 134 to 52, as of October 24. Editor & Publisher magazine, which is well-known in the newspaper industry, has been keeping a tally for years on presidential endorsements - providing the most comprehensive assessment on newspapers big and small.

Overall, at least 28 papers that endorsed Republican George W. Bush for re-election in 2004 have switched to endorse Obama. That includes well-known, high-circulation papers like The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, The New York Daily News, Asbury Park Press, Austin American-Statesman, and The Houston Chronicle.

The Los Angeles Times and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which did not endorse anyone four years ago, have endorsed Obama. The New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Daily News, and the St. Petersburg Times are also supporting Obama

Today in Pictures 0 comments




Make sure you vote. We need every vote. Talk to your friends, family and neighbors and lets get the vote out for Barack Obama.

Colorado Veterans for Obama 0 comments



Please share! Contrary to the belief of some, Obama has always supported our Military personnel

Keeping up with Obama 0 comments

The CBS News version

A word from Ron Howard 0 comments

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

Barack Roll 0 comments



Hopefully adding a smile to your day. Please do not get fooled - YOUR VOTE COUNTS. IF IT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE, VOTE TODAY AND VOTE BARACK!

Why McCain Has Lost Our Vote 0 comments


This is very well written. Glad to see a Goldwater for Obama.
About John McCain
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Arne Carlson, Former GOP Governor, Endorses Obama 0 comments


I am glad to see another Republican who is thinking of themselves as American first, Republican second and endorsing the clearly better ticket.
About Barack Obama
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YES WE CARVE 0 comments

I thought this was a pretty neat idea

YES WE CARVE

30 Days/30 Reasons Series 0 comments

#27 Computer Stuff



If you are also enjoying this series. Please rate these videos. I really like them and I'm glad that he's allowing embedding so I can share them with you all

The Women for Obama Myspace Page had this blog 0 comments

and I think it is important enough to share. You can go to the Women for Obama Myspace page by clicking this link

Anyway, here is what they had on their blog I hope they do not mind my sharing but I believe more people should read this. It is a letter written by Suzanne Brown-McBride

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Violence Against Women: Advocate and Activist Suzanne Brown-McBride speaks out about the choice
Category: News and Politics

We wanted to share this letter written by Suzanne Brown-McBride, Executive Director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing your personal insights with us.


Dear Friends,

Like many of you, I am watching this election closely. I am reading the news, keeping up with the blogs, watching the debates and talking with friends and colleagues about what I think will be one of the most important election decisions in a generation. With that in mind, I wanted to take a moment to talk to you - person to person - about an issue that is important to me this election year. I wasn't asked by anyone to write this letter, and I am speaking simply from my perspective and personal experience.

I have been an anti-rape activist for most of my life. Seventeen years ago, I began volunteering at a community based rape crisis program in Oregon. I answered the crisis line, accompanied victims to the hospital for post-rape examinations and I stayed with them through legal and criminal proceedings. Back then, we operated on less than a shoe string; our agency's annual budget was less than $7,000 a year. We did the best we could, and I proud to say that we made a difference in the lives of the women and men that we served. At the same time, there was a sea of needs that we couldn't meet with our all-volunteer staff.

Our city was starting to take sexual and domestic violence seriously. Law enforcement wanted to include our advocates at their rookie trainings. Schools asked for our help to develop classes and training so that kids knew where to turn for help when they were being sexually or physically abused. Churches and community groups wanted our guidance on how they could work to make our community safe. It was frustrating and heartbreaking to watch these opportunities slip away because our little organization didn't have the people, resources or infrastructure to meet the demand for our skills and expertise. In fact, we didn't even have an office.

Then, in 1994, our world changed. In Washington DC, congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), one of the most important pieces of legislation in our modern history to address sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Written with anti-violence organizations, advocated for by anti-rape and anti-battering activists, VAWA finally directed resources to organizations like mine to support our work for, and on behalf of, victims.

And not just my organization. VAWA directed funds to battered women's shelters, tribal community organizations, rape crisis programs, campus safety programs, violence prevention programs and law enforcement agencies. When it was later reauthorized, it also included assistance for victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery. No other single piece of legislation has been more important to my work as an anti-rape activist, or the work that thousands of men and women like me across the United States.

So what does this have to do with the election? Let me tell you who the primary author and champion of the Violence Against Women Act was: Joe Biden.

Joe Biden stood up for raped and battered women when it didn't occur many others to do so. Joe Biden championed this legislation every step of the way. Joe Biden demanded that the United States do more for raped and battered women, children and men. And Joe Biden made it happen.

Joe Biden didn't walk away after that initial victory. He may have initially passed legislation during a Democratic administration, but he demonstrated effective and powerful bipartisan cooperation with leaders like Orin Hatch to make sure that the bill was reauthorized during a Republican administration. He helped make violence against women more than a partisan issue, he made it a human issue.

As a Champion of VAWA, Joe Biden became a friend to my work, and has stayed a friend ever since. While he was in the Illinois Senate, and when he joined Joe Biden in our federal Senate, Barack Obama co-sponsored legislation to assist victims of sexual assault - including co-sponsoring VAWA. While there is still much to do to make sure that the silent, violent epidemic of rape and battering are forever eradicated here in the US, VAWA was a watershed moment in our fight.

Conversely, and tragically, Senator John McCain twice voted against VAWA. In doing so, Sen. McCain twice choose to deny victims of battery and brutality the services that they deserve in the aftermath of violence.

I hope that as you consider your choice in this year's election that you keep victims of violence in mind. I hope that you look carefully at the records of each candidate who is running for office and ask yourself "who has made a difference in the lives of the women, children and men who are victimized in my community?". I can't answer that for all of the candidates that you are considering in November, but I can tell you with great confidence about one candidate that has changed every jurisdiction in this country with his leadership: Joe Biden.

30 Days/30 Reasons Series 0 comments

Reason #28 - Smart



I am really enjoying this series.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama Sunday 0 comments

The part I love most about this is that he gave it careful consideration and discussed pertinent reasons for his decision.

Come Out and Show Obama we Support Him - Octoer 21 (Miami, Florida 0 comments

Early Vote for Change Rally
with Barack and Michelle Obama

This Tuesday, October 21st, please join Barack and Michelle Obama in Miami, where they will talk about Barack's vision for creating the kind of change we need


Bicentennial Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

Tuesday, October 21st
Doors Open: 3:45 p.m
Program Begins: 5:45 p.m.



The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Space is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.




For security reasons, do not bring bags and please limit personal items. No signs or banners permitted.



Public parking is limited. Use of public transportation and carpooling is strongly recommended.



Guest parking is available in area downtown lots. Limited ADA-reserved parking available on-site. ADA entrance is located off of the Biscayne Blvd. entrance ramp onto 395 East, located at NE 11th Terrace.

106 Year Young voter for Obama 0 comments



She makes my heart smile

A Quote for the Day 0 comments

"I trust the American people to realize that while we don't need big government, we do need a government that stands up for families who are being tricked out of their homes by Wall Street predators; a government that stands up for the middle-class by giving them a tax break; a government that ensures that no American will ever lose their life savings just because their child gets sick. Security and opportunity; compassion and prosperity aren't liberal values or conservative values – they're American values."


BARACK OBAMA, speech, May 6, 2008

HOPE DEFEATS HATE 2008 0 comments

Found out about this one while on the boards at HP

More from the series - 30 Days/30 Reasons 0 comments

Reason #29 - End the 60's



Since I'm late to the series I have to post more than one a day. Enjoy

LET'S GET OUT THE VOTE!

<i>Chicago Tribune</i> Endorses Obama 0 comments


We join the Chicago Tribune in supporting Obama.



Obama at least runs an inclusive campaign not trying to divide and throw mud at ever turn.



Anyway, I like this part:

On Nov. 4 we're going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose.



The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States.
About Barack Obama
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