At Least Obama Won’t Declare ‘Mission Accomplished’

By |August 31st, 2010|

--bumped-- As U.S. combat operations officially end this week and Washington's reconstruction effort winds up, Iraqis complain that America is leaving little behind to show for an investment that President Bush promised in 2003 would parallel the post- World War II Marshall Plan in its scope and accomplishments. "I am very sorry because America spent [...]

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Obama: ‘Our most urgent task is to restore our economy…’

By |August 31st, 2010|

The war in Iraq is not over. - Jon Soltz, VoteVets The underlying truth is that Pres. Obama needed to do much more when he came into office, with many urging a second stimulus, including Laura Tyson, something our conservative Democratic President will not do. So talking about the economy as an "urgent [...]

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GOP Tea Party Takes 10-Point Lead in Generic Poll

By |August 30th, 2010|

Very bad news for Democrats in latest Gallup poll, which they're headlining as "unprecedented." Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP's largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic [...]

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Obama: ‘I can”™t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead.’

By |August 30th, 2010|

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Interesting interview with NBC's Brian Williams, which I hope you watch. CNN has great shots of Pres. Obama in New Orleans. As for the questions from Williams about Obama's BP response, it's ridiculous to quibble about whether the BP blowout was "Obama's Katrina," [...]

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Glenn Beck on Best Behavior, Hate Speech Returns Monday

By |August 29th, 2010|

Front Page Feature on Huffington Post --bumped-- King's niece, anti-abortion activist Alveda King, was one of many minority speakers and awardees, a group that also included St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, a native of the Dominican Republic, who received an award for promoting hope. Like Beck, Alveda King linked the rally to her [...]

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Pujols & La Russa Think Beck-Palin Event Not Political

By |August 27th, 2010|

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, scheduled to introduce Pujols, insisted Thursday that he and Pujols are attending only after receiving assurances that the event is not a thinly disguised political rally. - STLToday Three-time NL Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, as well as Cardinal manager Tony La Russa, will be among the guests tomorrow at [...]

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AFL-CIO’s Trumka, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh

By |August 27th, 2010|

--correction below-- It's incredibly humorous to see people on all political sides finally waking up to what I've been writing for over a year. Well, almost everyone, as you'll see in a minute. That the most powerful person in politics today is Sarah Palin. It's a reality that started building this time last year when [...]

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Charles Blow’s Chart

By |August 27th, 2010|

People tend to get very testy when you suggest Pres. Obama's losing Jewish voters, which is then followed by knowing comments about how the Democrats will never lose Jews to Republicans. That may be the case, but it simply cannot be denied that support for him among this group of faithful Democrats has sunk. From [...]

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2010: Boehner Shouldn’t Measure for Drapes; Dems Should Go Hard Negative

By |August 26th, 2010|

While Politico warns that insider Democrats feel their prospects are "worsening," which isn't a bad bet at all considering the economy, Roll Call has a contrarian view, seeing anything but a foregone conclusion for Democrats losing the House. It's interesting for one reason, which keeps tugging at my mind. There are likely as many Republicans [...]

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John Judis Answers Critics over Obama’s ‘Unnecessary Fall’

By |August 26th, 2010|

I feel your pain, John. Judis pushes back on his post about Obama's "unnecessary fall," known around here as predicted, which includes a perfect analysis of the dean of the Washington elite, David Broder, who seems to have written a column while sleepwalking, but turned it in as finished product. 2. You exaggerate Obama's political [...]

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