UPDATE [7.3.12]: Kathy Griffin writes for the Daily Beast that Anderson Cooper needs to be careful. Terrific read. The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud. – Anderson Cooper ANDERSON COOPER is making headlines today for an email reply to [...]
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This isn’t easy to do: have a lower approval than Republicans during Pres. Bill Clinton’s impeachment. So, the Tea Party, who gained in 2010, through Obama and Democrats caving on the Bush tax cut extensions last December, but also through the White House’s cut-cut-cut 2011 austerity budget, then the debt ceiling negotiations, have finally brought [...]
David Sirota has taken up the multi-dimensional chess argument for Obama, though in a different way than his loyalists and fan boys. David begins by excusing the results we’ve had so far as simply being that he isn’t a liberal. Well, that’s an understatement, but then he says Obama is a “bizarro FDR.” Sirota is [...]
“(Pres. Bill Clinton) beat the hell out of us first, for a year. He pummeled us for a year. … He didn’t roll over the second we walked in. … Then he out-negotiated us for a year. He brought us to our knees.” – Joe Scarborough Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news [...]
These aren’t the sounds of a Republican revolt. By the end of Wednesday, Republicans were totally on message about how they chose the best of three plans (the others being Harry Reid’s plan or default) and would push it through. Democrats obsessed over which conservative groups were most annoyed, and they were whipping their own [...]
“… We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that [...]
Bill Clinton Would Use 14th Amendment Option ‘Without Hesitation’ then “Force The Courts To Stop Me’
Joe Conason, who has had more access to former Pres. Bill Clinton over the years than most, begins his new website launch The National Memo with a blockbuster on the debt ceiling debate. Former President Bill Clinton says that he would invoke the so-called constitutional option to raise the nation’s debt ceiling “without hesitation, and [...]
Bartlett said the political demise of George H.W. Bush convinced GOP leaders that tax hikes are political suicide. “And I don’t know that they’re necessarily wrong,” Bartlett said. “At some point the American public is going to have to shift their attitudes (about tax hikes), but the (Obama) administration has done nothing to bring them [...]
“I think we should always listen to Bill Clinton about everything. And so, if that’s his view then that should be the rule of law.” – John Heilemann on “Morning Joe” This belongs as a bookend to Chris Matthews’ thrill up his leg moment and is equally obsequiesce. With “journalism” like this is it any [...]
President Obama’s senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate. – Top Obama adviser says unemployment won’t be key in 2012 King David has spoken. Oh, am I relieved. It’s good to know people won’t vote on the unemployment rate, even though a hell of [...]
From Sam Stein: “The story overshoots the runway,” said a senior administration official. “The President said in the State of the Union that he wanted a bipartisan process to strengthen Social Security in a balanced way that preserves the promise of the program and doesn’t slash benefits.” “While it is definitely not a driver of [...]
Clinton’s assessment of Jon Huntsman is why Republicans won’t choose him. But if Huntsman and Bachmann could head the Republican ticket that would really be something for Obama reelect to go up against. Republicans simply aren’t that smart. Former Pres. Bill Clinton weighed in on a number of issues during a break of CGI, which [...]
Please do not yield to outrageous Republican demands that would greatly increase suffering for the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society. Now is the time to stand with the tens of millions of Americans who are struggling to survive economically, not with the millionaires and billionaires who have never had it so good. [...]
With each equivocation, the man in the Oval Office shields his identity and cloaks who the real Barack Obama is. – Maureen Dowd In a dead on devastating piece, I still have to say… Come come, Ms. Dowd, surely you jest. Barack Obama is The Great Equivocator. It’s who he is. Nate Silver provides important [...]
Senior Democrats have privately worried that the three-week-long scandal has taken the focus off the party’s message, which had been trained on criticism of House Republicans’ plans to overhaul Medicare. – House Democrats could strip Anthony Weiner of key committee seat Somewhere in his Fox bunker Roger Ailes is laughing. As for the Clintons being [...]
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