Republicans Rehabilitated as White House Retools

By |January 27th, 2011|

It's good to be a Republican in the era of Obama. So, just how did this happen? When Obama was elected everyone thought the conservative movement was dead. Then came the Tea Party explosion and the midterm "shellacking." For the early part of the 2000s, Americans had a net-positive image of the Republican Party. That [...]

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Feingold Speaks: “This is the Gilded Age on Steroids.” Plans to Lead Progressive Coalition.

By |January 27th, 2011|

TM NOTE: Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Former Senator Russ Feingold is speaking out after his tragic re-election loss for this past midterm. Known for being highly principled and progressive he courageously opposed the Patriot Act and Iraq War, and voted nay on both. His last famous nay vote was on [...]

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EGYPT: Al Jazeera Strips the Bark Off of State’s P.J. Crowley

By |January 27th, 2011|

Well, this was embarrassing. AL JAZEERA: "Has anyone in the Administration spoken to Pres. Mubarak?" P.J. Crowley: uh... hummena... hummena... hummena... Oh, but "We're seeing a fascinating dynamic unfold in the Middle East." This man needs a vacation. It's as bad as Sect. Clinton's first statement after the protests erupted, bolstering Mubarak against the people [...]

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On SOTU, Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin Agree

By |January 27th, 2011|

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Daily Show on Facebook The reviews of Pres. Obama's State of the Union have now been digested and the oddest pairings are in agreement, while the LA Times and U.S. News are questioning whether his speechwriters are guilty of "plagiarism," stealing from Wilson, Thatcher, [...]

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You’ve Just Got To Love Anthony Weiner

By |January 26th, 2011|

"I felt like I just needed a drink when I was done with Paul Ryan." - Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

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Austerity is In Among Ruling Class

By |January 26th, 2011|

TM NOTE: Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. "Plundering the weak and shooting them in their heads when they resist "“ that's the definition of courage to America's degenerate ruling class."- - Reaganomics Critic Mark Ames In the American era of austerity, where those who want to slash social programs are hailed [...]

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Arab Eruptions

By |January 26th, 2011|

...I'm skeptical too. But I found it unsatisfying to settle for such skepticism as I watched the massive demonstrations unfold in Egypt on my Twitter feed while moderating a panel discussion on Tunisia yesterday (I plead guilty). As I've been arguing for the last month, something does seem to be happening at a regional level, [...]

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CNN Helps Bachmann Upstage Ryan Giving Tea Party Another Win

By |January 26th, 2011|

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., upstaged rising House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., by delivering her own State of the Union response, courtesy of the Tea Party Express, but that's merely the latest high-profile instance in which the tea party has taken on the establishment"“and won. - Tea Party Rising At least she didn't say she [...]

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Live from D.C., It’s Barack Obama

By |January 25th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Smith said that Obama and the TV news figures enjoyed crisped halibut with pickled South Lawn peppers, compressed avocados, rice with chorizo sausage, and a salad with goat cheese, baby bell peppers, micro basil and grapeseed oil. And for dessert? Warm gingerbread. - Michael Calderone "Date for the prom" is how CNN's Gloria Borger [...]

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SOTU Cocktail Hour: Get Ready for that Leg to Tingle!

By |January 25th, 2011|

TM NOTE: Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. It's cocktail hour and the prelude to Obama's SOTU. (Taylor put excerpts of the speech in the comment section.) With mixed reports on how much Obama will say on the New Deal only one phrase from him would matter: that any cuts on Social [...]

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