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Stories from 2008, including national and local elections.

UAPA Debate Watching Party - Tuesday, February 26

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Arlington Banquets

1967 West Henderson Road [directions]
(next to Kroger, entrance and parking in the rear off of Nugent Road)

Donations welcome

7:30 p.m. - Appetizers and cash bar
(full menu available for carry out in adjoining Arlington Cafe)

8:00 p.m. - Pre-debate commentary by Dale Butland

Dale is an astute and experienced analyst of and participant in Ohio and presidential politics.

9:00-10:30 p.m. - Democratic debate at Cleveland State University
Moderated by Brian Willams and Tim Russert, NBC

11:30 p.m. - Time to go home to watch the pundits rehash the debate

For our planning purposes, we'd appreciate your making a reservation.
If you are unable to do so in advance, walk-ins are welcome.

While it is UAPA's policy to remain neutral during the primary, we strongly endorse spirited yet civil discourse, and ultimately a unified progressive front once the Democratic nominee is elected. We understand that it's easy to get emotionally charged during this process; however, it would be counter-productive for us to lose sight of the big picture.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE PARTY - EARLY VOTING - AT PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Presidential Debate Watching Party

Wednesday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m.

at Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall

More details to follow.

DEBATE WATCHING PARTY Obama vs. McCain - Round One

We're going to be looking for Barack's knock-out punch in the first televised debate, so bring your friends, wear your Obama gear and join us as we cheer him on to a first-round victory!

 

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCHING PARTY

Friday, September 26, 2008

Arlington Banquets

1967 West Henderson Road in the Kroger shopping center

7:30 p.m. Meet and Greet

Complimentary Appetizers and Cash Bar

8:00 p.m. Brief Program

Topic: early voting, voter protection review, introduction of candidates

9:00 p.m. Televised Debate

Watch the debate on large, state-of-the-art monitors

Bring your yard sign, t-shirt, bumper sticker and button orders with you.

Our Obama store will be open and ready for business!

STUDENTS WELCOME!

To help defray expenses, we're asking for a $5 per person donation at the door.

 

Spreading the Wealth

By Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet.

Keating Economics

John McCain wants you to forget about his role in our country's last major financial crisis and costly bailout: the savings and loan crisis of the late '80s and early '90s.

But voters deserve to know that the failed philosophy and culture of corruption that created the savings and loan crisis then are alive in the current crisis -- and in John McCain's plans for our economic future.

Here's a superb 13-minute documentary about John McCain's role in that financial crisis --

Graphing Lessons: Who's getting tax relief?

Justin Wolfers posts competing charts on the candidates' tax plans on the Freakonomics blog.

 

Biden shoots, Biden scores . . .

bidenIn his recent remarks in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Biden said, "John McCain has confessed, and I quote -- I want to make sure I get it right -- he said, 'It's easy for me to be in Washington and frankly be somewhat divorced from the day-to-day challenges people have.'

"Well, he's right. He's right. If all you do is walk the halls of power, all you'll hear is the wants of the powerful. Ladies and gentleman, I believe that's why John McCain could say with a straight face as recently as this morning, and this is a quote, 'the fundamentals of the economy are strong.' That's what John said. He says that we've made 'great progress economically' in the Bush years.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I could walk from here to Lansing, and I wouldn't run into a single person who thought our economy was doing well -- unless I ran into John McCain."

He added, "What is John's response to the state of the economy? Let me quote him: 'A lot of this is psychological.' Let me tell you something: losing your job is more than a state of mind. It means staring at the ceiling at night thinking that you may lose your house because you can't get next month's mortgage payment.

"It means looking at your pregnant wife and not knowing how you're going to come up with the money to pay for the delivery of your child, since you don't have health care anymore. It means looking at your child when they come home from college at Christmas and saying 'Honey, I'm sorry, we're not going to be able to send you back next semester.' It's not a state of mind; it's a loss of dignity."

Obama's "Fundamentals" ad highlights how disturbingly out of touch John McCain is with what's going in the lives of ordinary Americans. On a day when Wall Street was in crisis John McCain continued to insist that the "fundamentals of the economy are strong."

 

McCain is trying to divide us!

Abraham Lincoln famously said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." That is what John McCain is hoping when he urges Hillary Clinton supporters to switch to the GOP. We cannot let him succeed.

The primaries were exhausting and sometimes acrimonious and divisive. We know and understand the utter disappointment of Hillary Clinton's supporters; many of our group are among that number. But we must look to the future and November.

Lobbyists, PACs write big checks for McCain

Does it seem like you see McCain every time you turn on TV? It's because his campaign and the Republican National Party have more than $95 million -- and they are buying, buying, buying.

In fact, the McCain campaign is bragging that they are out-raising and out-spending us.

By collecting huge checks from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs, they raised more money than ever before in June.

To see what we're up against, check out this video from David Plouffe, Obama for America campaign manager. And then make your first donation to help close the gap. $25 would do it.

https://donate.barackobama.com/stepup

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