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Republicans Show their Pride in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Holy Moly! We’re about to say something good about Republicans. And no, it’s not a movie revue of “Lincoln.”

In a stunningly surprise move, the party of Swift Boat, the party of No, has shown their PRIDE and come out in favor of gay marriage. Much to the dismay of the extreme right wing of the party, prominent Republicans, including advisors to President George W. Bush, have signed a legal brief that gay people have a constitutional right to marry.

It’s enough to make John Boehner cry. Again.

It may be the first time Republicans have supported an Obama and Democratic Party initiative since the President was born illegally to unmarried, communist, Muslim parents deep in the heart of equatorial Africa. (OK, new readers of the Obama Watches blog, you do know we’re joking here? Right?)

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Supremes Court Judges Diana Ross and Mary Wilson

The legal argument before the Supremes Court (featuring rhythm and blues Judges Diana Ross and Mary Wilson) seeks to strike down Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative barring same sex marriage.

Somehow, possibly by mistake, several prominent Republicans have the supported the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Theodore B. Olsen, former Solicitor General under President George W. Bush, supports the argument that same sex marriage promotes family values by allowing children of gay couples to grow up under two-parent homes. It also advances conservative values of limited government and maximizing individual freedom.

So let’s celebrate and congratulate the non-extremist members of the Republican Party for their courage in supporting same-sex marriage and the rights and freedoms this great country offers under the Constitution.

This Obama Pride Watch is from the 2012 Obama Watch Collection

And what better way to celebrate Republicans’ support of equal rights for all Americans than with a $10 discount on Obama Pride watches. Republicans who use the no-so-secret promotional code “Obama” at checkout will save $10 on the purchase of an Obama Pride watch.

After all, how many Republicans will be able to use the word “Obama,” even as a promotional code, and feel good about it?

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1,000 Limited Edition 2013 Obama Inaugural Watches on Sale

2008 Inaugural Watch

One week before the second Inauguration of America’s 44th President, Barack Obama, the 2013 Inaugural Obama Watch went on sale with a limited production run of only 1,000 watches. For the first time since 2001, the Inaugural watch will be sold only online, according to, the company making the political collectible.

The 2009 Inaugural watch, offered at 16 venues throughout DC during the Inauguration, and they sold our before noon on Inauguration Day.

2013 Inaugural Obama WatchThe Limited Edition Inaugural Watch features President Obama in front of a modified Seal of the President of the United States. The watch sells for $100. It is similar in design to the 2009 Inaugural Watch which originally sold for $60 and currently sells for $180.

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Celebrate Inauguration National Day of Service January 19

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” President John F. Kennedy

Obama Watches supports The National Day of Service, next Saturday, January 19th. There will be events in all 50 states honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There’s no better way to celebrate the Inauguration than by giving back to your neighbors, your community, your country.

Pledge to give a few hours of your time in your community.

Obama and Biden
Just two guys sitting around figuring out what they can do on the National Day of Service to help their community

America needs more givers. Your community needs your help. Go here:

See how you can help.

Jack Goldenberg
Obama Watches

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Obama Watches are not in the White House. Yes they are.

Sometimes, the best promotional plans never get off the ground. Besides selling Obama Watches online, we’re always looking for new places to sell them. So when I heard that an apparel chain named White House/Black Market was launching an Inaugural-inspired dress collection, my promotional brain started spinning.What a natural tie-in.

White House/Black Market is selling Inauguration-inspired dresses.
We sell the Inaugural Watch.

White House/Black Market is co-sponsor of an Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian.
Obama Watches are in the Smithsonian. They’re not currently on display, but they are in their permanent collection

White House/Black Market is honoring the President.
Yeah, well we’re trying to make a buck, too!

So I thought, we should do a tie-in promotion. I can see the headlines now:

Obama Inaugural Watches in The White House

First, here’s a little background. The White House/Black Market apparel chain is really two separate stores. The White House sells all white apparel.  Black Market sells, well, heck, you can figure that out.

Anyway, to make a short story even longer, I made about 15 calls to seven White House/Black Market DC area stores. I spoke to the national headquarters, the DC market headquarters, the Eastern regional headquarters, the marketing department, the store facilities department. Finally, I reached a person in charge of their Inaugural promotion

She turned me down. Flat. End of conversation. I barely got a chance to stick my foot in the door.

But I don’t blame them. We contacted White House/Black Market very late in the game. They didn’t know our reputation. And their plans were already set.

So, we wish them well. And there are no hard feelings. Besides, even though Obama Inaugural Watches won’t be in White House DC area stores, Obama Watches are already in the actual White house. At least, I think they are.

In 2008, at the request of the Democratic party, I was scheduled to hand then-Senator Obama five Obama Watches. It was at a small intimate gathering of major donors at a fundraiser in Philadelphia.

Everyone else there had donated $40,000 a person, or $80,000 a couple. Me, I was there to donate 5 Obama for President Watches in cheesy gold boxes. I was supposed to put them right in his future Presidential hands.

Well, all right, as it turned out, I didn’t actually hand the watches to future leader of the Free World.


I was a split second away from handing the watches to Obama, and his hands were outstretched to receive them, when a member of the not-so Secret Service grabbed them out of my hands and wrestled them to the ground, covering my cheesy gold boxes that housed the Obama timepieces with their bodies to shield the crowd from any potential trouble.

Oh, OK, maybe I exaggerate.

Actually, two Secret Service agents took the 5 Obama Watches to a separate room, carefully examined what I was supposed to give the future President, and proclaimed them safe and harmless.

Ten minutes later they came back into the room, flashed me an OK sign and gave them to an Obama aide.

A Secret Service agent told me the Obama Watches would eventually get to Senator Obama, although he couldn’t legally own them.

Now I know Senators, Presidents and even those less than perfect members of the House of Representatives are prohibited from accepting gifts worth more than $25. (Oh, stealing, bribing and general skulduggery is OK, they just can’t take a donation. House Rules.)

So it’s possible that the watches I was there to give Obama ended up in some vault in Fort Knox.

But Obama watches are so cool, I’m pretty sure there’s another explanation. Personally, I think Barack Obama decided to keep them.

I believe the 5 Obama Watches I gave Obama somehow made it to the White House once he was elected and the old tenant moved out And I’m pretty sure the President keeps his Obama Watches hidden in a cardboard box under his bed.

Late at night, he takes out a flashlight and admires the gifts I gave him. Then, he carefully puts them back in the cardboard box. Right on top of the White House/Black Market Inauguration-inspired dresses that Michelle purchased.

That’s my story and I”m sticking to it.

And since you were interested enough to read to the end of this blog, we think you deserve a Bonus. Use the Not so Secret Coupon Code: Jess and you’ll save $10 on every Obama Watch you buy. Be sure to use a capital J to get your discount.


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Sorry. We are out of Barack Around the Clock Watches!

Original Barack Around the Clock





Who knew? Well, obviously not us. This is our clever way of saying we are SORRY, but we have run out of Barack Around the Clock watches.


All colors have sold out. Blue. Baby Blue and Red. We will have more November 23, the day after Thanksgiving.





If you order a Barack Around the Clock watchTODAY, you will charged, but your watches will not be shipped until the first week of December. You will have you watch in time for Christmas. Or Chanukah.

Hey who’s got a Kwanzaa calendar?

Thanks for your patience.

The folks at at Obama Watches (all 4 of them)

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LIVE tweeting tonight to coincide with an Obama Victory

Good News if President Obama Wins re-election!

I will be tweeting LIVE tonight as #obamawatches during the election results and into the night. There’s no telling who will win. Hell, they elected George Bush twice! Let’s hope America evens that out by re-electing President Obama .

Follow #obamawatches tonight on Twitter. If (When?) the President wins, we will continue our 25% off sale for 24 more hours through November 7. Remember to use the Coupon Code: America.

On Nov. 8, the 25% discount will expire.

The best man for President of the United States is the President of the United States

If Mitt Romney is elected President, we will not extend the discount because we will be too busy crying…for America.

The President (of Obama Watches)

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Best man for President of the US is the President of the US.

Even though I think President Obama will  win re-election, Mitt Romney could win the election. And that’s a scary thing.

Business would Trump (pun intended) the will of the people.

The Rich would get richer. The poor wood get poorer. Middle class people would suffer.

Women would lose their right to be in control of their own bodies.

Polluters and those who would harm the environment would have more power and influence  than environmentalists.

Equal rights for homosexuals would stall.

Science would take a back seat to religion.

The Best Man for President of the Unites States is the President of the United States

The military industrial complex would get bloated at the expense of nation building in America vote tomorrow for President Obama. Not just because of Romney’s negatives. But also because of the positive things he’s done (although I wish there were more of them) and for his courage and dedication to work for all Americans.

The best man for President of the United States is the President of the United States

So be sure to vote tomorrow. For President Obama.





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For Women Only. Never been a more important time to vote.

This blog post isn’t really just for women. But if you want men to do something, just tell them they can’t. Then stand back and watch them try.

This is a crucial time for women.
If Romney wins, no matter how many times he tries to deny it, he’ll begin the process that will extinguish women’s right to choose what to with with their own bodies. Oh, he says he doesn’t foresee changing any laws. Of course not, he won’t have to. But when he gets to appoint not one, but potentially two new Supreme Court Justices, well, it’ll be too late. We’ll go back to the repressive rule of law where the government makes choices better left to individuals.

But why am I going on and on when singer/songwriter Leslie Gore does such a much better job. This is a wonderful, uplifting, important video that every women should watch. Oh sure, men too. Don’t forget to leave me a Comment. I’ve been doing my job. Sadly, you haven’t been doing yours.

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Please forgive the Governor. He’s suffering from Romnesia.

It’s not Governor Romney’s fault that he seems to change his mind so often. Apparently he just suffers from Romnesia. What else could explain how he’s changed his mind on:

Roe vs. Wade
Capital gains and taxing the rich
A woman’s right to choose
Assault weapon ban
Minimum wage
Stem cell research
Saving the auto industry
Universal healthcare
Campaign spending limits
Privatizing Social Security
Carbon emission standards

Of course, Romney handlers don’t see anything wrong that their candidate suffers from Romnesia. In fact it was Romney Communications Director, Eric Fehrnstrom, who attributed, although inadvertently, the Governor’s Romnesia and Etch-a-Sketch moniker to his boss when he explained how Romney could have strong views one way and diamtrically opposite views later. Fehrnstrom said, “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch, you can kind of shake it up and we start all over.”

Even Romney aides admit to Romney’s saying one thing one day and the exact opposite later.

Examples of Romnesia

We’ve listed a dozen examples of  how Romnesia has effected the Republican candidate. But here’s an even better cataloging of Romney’s many flip-flops. It from Liberals Unite, an online haven for Liberals or anyone who wants to pin Romney down to find out his real opinion. (Hint: It depends who he’s talking to.)

Here’s Liberals Unite’s list of Romney flip-flops along with the relevant sources:
“I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.”  Source
“Roe v. Wade has gone too far.” Source

“I don’t line up with the NRA.” Source
“I’m a member of the [NRA].” Source

“I like mandates. The mandates work.” Source 
“I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.” Source 

“I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.” Source
“I never really called myself pro-choice.” Source

“I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” Source
“I did not see it with my own eyes.” Source

“I supported the assault weapon ban.” Source
“I don’t support any gun control legislation.”  Source

“I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.” Source
“There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.”  Source

“I will work and fight for stem cell research.”  Source
“In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.”  Source   

“I would like to have campaign spending limits.”  Source  
“The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their positions without burdensome limitations.”  Source  

“I’m a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering.” Source
“I changed my position.” Source 

“Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.” Source
“I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.” Source

“I’m not in favor of privatizing Social Security or making cuts.” Source 
“Social Security’s the easiest and that’s because you can give people a personal account.” Source

“I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.” Source
“Ronald Reagan is… my hero.” Source  

“I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.” Source
“Any description of my being a hunter is an overstatement of capability.” Source 

“If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation.” Source 
“What works in one state may not be the answer for another.” Source

“It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.” Source
“I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.” Source

“It’s a tax cut for fat cats.” Source
“I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero.” Source

“It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.” Source
“He’s going to pay, and he will die.” Source 

“Relative to the leading candidates, some people see me as being more conservative.” Source
“I’m not the most conservative candidate.” “I’m not the most conservative candidate.” Source

“The TARP program… was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures.”Source
“When government is… bailing out banks… we have every good reason to be alarmed.” Source

“These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress.” Source
“Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore.” Source

“This is a completely airtight kennel mounted on the top of our car.”  Source
‘They’re not happy that my dog loves fresh air.” Source

“Those… paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process toward application for citizenship.” Source
“Amnesty only led to more people coming into the country.” Source

“When I first heard of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, I thought it sounded awfully silly.” Source
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has worked well.” Source

So please give the Governor a break. After all, he suffers from Romnesia. And remember whatever he says, well, he doesn’t really mean it.