In a year that brought little inspiration from Democrats, there was no more important moment for the President and he executed it flawlessly. When Pres. Obama sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal and then appointed Gen. David Petraeus he was forced to do something he’s not done before. Stand on a line and make a critical decision [...]
Archive | December, 2010
If anyone had any doubts that 2010 was former Pres. Bill Clinton’s year, the moment he took over the White House press room proved the point conclusively. …and Barack Obama, who never showed Bill Clinton the respect he deserved before becoming president, has a new appreciation for WJC, because former Pres. Clinton did things in [...]
–bumped– After hailing Pres. Obama’s tax scheme deal with Republicans after the midterm elections, it was interesting this week to see that the Washington Post put Barack Obama in their loser category, which was led by progressives and liberals being the number one losers of the year. The only Democratic winner was Sen. Harry Reid. [...]
Christine O’Donnell may have new problems as the New Year dawns. From the Associated Press: Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell to determine if the former Senate candidate broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. … [...]
The debate heated up last month as Congress was considering a $4.5 billion childhood nutrition program, backed by Michelle Obama, that expands eligibility for school meals programs, establishes nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools and provides a six-cent increase for each school lunch to help cafeterias serve healthier meals. The bill cleared the [...]
As mega porn producer Larry Flynt flexes his political passions by donating $50,000 to help bail out Julian Assange, Hugh Hefner goes for the magic boner pill of PR. As relevancy goes, Hefner has proven he’s not. Flynt, who took his First Amendment beliefs all the way to the Supreme Court against Jerry Falwell, only [...]
In 2000, back when Independents weren’t all that sexy, I knew quite a few people, including those in my own family, who would have voted for John McCain for President. Then came South Carolina and George W. Bush neutering this once maverick politician, helping turn him into an unprincipled lackey of the Right, exactly the [...]
Washington, D.C. has been on a winter storm snow watch for over 24 hours. It started snowing yesterday morning, then stopped, then last night started again. The forecasters, who we’ve found are always on the mark, say it’s coming. We can’t wait. …as for the picture, it’s one of the many birds, Mr. Woodpecker, that [...]
Merry Christmas! …it’s even snowing here, with predictions of some serious accumulation. But what I want to know is what did you get your pet(s) for Christmas. Our kitties are stoned on premium catnip after a treat way beyond their usual dry food. After all, animals need Christmas too. The Blue Jays came down for [...]
It’s very merry indeed for Pres. Obama’s favorite corporate friends, who are being allowed to do business with anyone they choose, including black-listed nations. “It’s not a bad thing to grant exceptions if it represents a conscious policy decision to give countries an incentive,” said Stuart Eizenstat, who oversaw sanctions policy for the Clinton administration [...]
They like him, they really like him. But why do they like him? Remember that post I did with all those graphics that proved Pres. Obama caving to Republicans was popular even if it didn’t do anything for our foundational economics, let alone the Democratic Party or brand? Well, here we go again. Via a [...]
The bill passed after Senate Democrats struck a deal Wednesday with Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who agreed to drop his objections when the cost of the bill was reduced by about $2 billion. The Oklahoma Republican had come under withering criticism for opposing the bill on the grounds that it provided “overly generous funding” and [...]
–updated below– Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has a warning for gay servicemen and women, however. ***SLDN WARNING TO SERVICE MEMBERS – DADT is STILL in EFFECT*** The bottom line is DADT is still in effect and it is NOT safe to come out. This is the case many readers, led by activist and regular commenter [...]
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show on Facebook Sen. Tom Coburn should be ashamed of himself. Sen. Mitch McConnell should too. Where are these supposed “Christians” when American heroes and other citizens need help? They’re more worried about tax cuts for the mill-billionaire club and the [...]
President Obama will not be thwarted on the START Treaty by Republicans, regardless of Sen. Lindsay Graham’s caterwauling. Today’s Republicans bear no resemblance of their hero Ronald Reagan, as Sarah Palin’s recent Iran op-ed proves. Reagan was a leader on nuclear zero, but today would be run out of his own party. Playing politics with [...]
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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
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*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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