Caught Between Obama, Clinton Derangement, and Palin Paranoia

By |April 22nd, 2010|

What's the difference between Andrew Sullivan's obsession "about Palin's bizarre story about her fifth campaign prop during the campaign," and Sean Hannity's nutty insistence that Vince Foster didn't commit suicide? And what's The Atlantic's responsibility for continuing to allow Sullivan's coverage that implies there's something worth investigating when nothing is ever offered to advance the [...]

Comments Off on Caught Between Obama, Clinton Derangement, and Palin Paranoia

Donny Deutsch Yanked for Keith Olbermann Offense

By |April 22nd, 2010|

--bumped-- Wonder what David Shuster is doing these days, as another MSNBC dog fight breaks into the open. There's an old saying in show biz, always support the star, as upstaging him or her can be deadly. Phil Griffin has now made it clear that MSNBC isn't a news network, it's simply a star vehicle. [...]

Comments Off on Donny Deutsch Yanked for Keith Olbermann Offense

The Hack-tacular Mr. Wolffe is Back

By |April 21st, 2010|

"...the White House has been very good to me." - Richard Wolffe Pres. Obama's battles with the press lately has prompted the White House to enlist an old favorite. Richard Wolffe, the journalist Obama team's favorite stenographer is back and he's ticking people off. From Michael Calderone, who's gone from Politico to The Newsroom (h/t [...]

Comments Off on The Hack-tacular Mr. Wolffe is Back

Palin Plays the Faith Card, ‘Jews for Sarah’ Joins In

By |April 21st, 2010|

"Lest anyone try to convince you that God should be separated from the state, our founding fathers, they were believers," said Palin. "And George Washington, he saw faith in God as basic to life." - Sarah Palin It seems a site created by Binyamin Korn for "Jewish independents" is out to help Sarah Palin, via [...]

Comments Off on Palin Plays the Faith Card, ‘Jews for Sarah’ Joins In

Mark Penn Offers Advice to Obama on Iran and Israel

By |April 21st, 2010|

Who's still listening to Mark Penn? Seriously, if the man wasn't aware the Democratic primaries wasn't winner-take-all, how can he possibly understand the Middle East? Proving this point, Mr. Penn still thinks it's the 1960s and the Middle East hasn't changed. This is the foundation for his foreign policy advice to Pres. Obama, and another [...]

Comments Off on Mark Penn Offers Advice to Obama on Iran and Israel

Mitch McConnell Changes his Tone

By |April 20th, 2010|

After a week of attacking the pending legislation as a ticket to new taxpayer "bailouts," McConnell is striking a different tone. Monday on the Senate floor, he called for lawmakers to move beyond "personal attacks and questioning each others' motives" to "fixing the problems in this bill." - McConnell softens tone on finance regulation bill [...]

Comments Off on Mitch McConnell Changes his Tone

The President is Not Amused

By |April 20th, 2010|

Activists from a group called GetEQUAL began shouting at Obama while he was speaking at the podium. They expressed frustration over the slow progress of repealing the ban on openly gay people serving in the military. - Gay rights protesters interrupt Obama speech at fundraiser Pres. Obama does not like being challenged... especially in public. [...]

Comments Off on The President is Not Amused

Reagan Segregation Legacy Creeps Back In

By |April 20th, 2010|

Call it a coincidence, but on the day that Dorothy I. Height passes, to find a separate story about segregated schools creeping back into the south seems like a country crying out for more witness to progress we've made, then lost. Studies have shown schools drifting back into segregation since the 1980s, when the federal [...]

Comments Off on Reagan Segregation Legacy Creeps Back In

Remembering Timothy McVeigh in the Era of Obama and the Tea Party

By |April 19th, 2010|

There you go again. Republicans love to re-write history, especially if they can delegitimize a Democrat at the same time. Byron York doing some fancy cherry-picking to coincide with the remembrance of the Oklahoma City bombing. No doubt he's trying to give the Tea Party people and the angry right cover as we all remember [...]

Comments Off on Remembering Timothy McVeigh in the Era of Obama and the Tea Party

Obama’s Problems Began Under Bush, Escalated Because of Health Care

By |April 19th, 2010|

I've been saying this for a long time, with a Pew poll now mooring the mounting discontent where it belongs. In the fall of 2008, when the financial crisis occurred. As I've also written, it was health care that ignited it. The recent downward trend in trust in government began in the fall of 2008, [...]

Comments Off on Obama’s Problems Began Under Bush, Escalated Because of Health Care