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Let’s take the measure of what has happened, which is historic enough. For the fifth time in the past six Presidential elections, the Democrats have won the popular vote. For the second time in succession, Americans have elected a black man, the same black man, as President.

Throughout the country, Republican extremists…have been repudiated. Residents of Maryland and Maine (and probably Washington state, too) have voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

The United States of 2012 hasn’t turned into Scandinavia, but it isn’t the United States of 2010 and the Tea Party either.

…it was a triumph of moderation over extremism, tolerance over intolerance, and the polyglot future over the monochrome past

Victory For Obama’s America (John Cassidy, New Yorker)


Last night Mitt Romney and Donald Trump appeared together at a fundraising event in Las Vegas. It was somewhat overshadowed by this earlier exchange between the billionaire and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Blitzer presented Trump with newspaper announcements of Obama’s birth from 1961.
Trump interrupted, “Can you stop defending Obama?”
“Donald, you’re beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you,” Blitzer replied.
“You are, Wolf,” Trump fired back. “Let me tell you something, I think you sound ridiculous.”
Trump then alleged that the practice of filing U.S. birth announcements for an overseas birth was commonplace, though he offered no evidence.


Blitzer And Trump Go At it Over Trump’s ‘Birther’ Claims (CNN)

” Defying famine, poverty, and discrimination, these sons and daughters of Erin demonstrated extraordinary strength and unshakable faith as they gave their all to help build an America worthy of the journey they and so many others have taken. During Irish-American Heritage Month, we recall their legacy of hard work and perseverance, and we carry forward that singular dedication to forging a more prosperous future for all Americans.

Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2012 as Irish-American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month by celebrating the contributions of Irish Americans to our Nation.”

And November is now officially ‘Irish-America Vote-For-Me’ Month.

Barack Obama Officially Launches Irish American Heritage Month, March 2012 (Bernie Malone, irish Central)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall ireland)