Pres. Obama’s Deficit Debacle, National Security, and Warmaking

By |August 3rd, 2011|

I've been reading a lot about the Pentagon's possible budget hit, with analysis all over the map. What this proves conclusively is that no one knows what will happen. That's the real rub in Obama's debt ceiling debacle. No one can possibly know the specifics in outlying years. There are too many unknown unknowables, to [...]

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Keith Olbermann: Incumbents’ Only Goals are Re-nomination, Re-Election, and the Pursuit of Hypocrisy

By |August 2nd, 2011|

Once Mr. Olbermann came to Current TV I made sure our house changed our cable subscription so I could view his show on Al Gore's network. He has not disappointed, especially last night. While Lawrence O'Donnell bloviated on MSNBC, more worried about trying to dig himself out of bankrupt political analysis he offered on the [...]

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The Final Splash After the ‘Dive’

By |August 2nd, 2011|

Matt Taibbi gets this exactly correct. The Democrats aren't failing to stand up to Republicans and failing to enact sensible reforms that benefit the middle class because they genuinely believe there's political hay to be made moving to the right. They're doing it because they do not represent any actual voters. I know I've said [...]

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Biden on Point, while Republicans Balk at ‘Professor Obama’s lectures’

By |August 2nd, 2011|

It always comes down to relationships and Pres. Obama just doesn't have them. Joe does. An interesting back story put together by Politico's Glenn Thrush, Carrie Budoff Brown, Manu Raju and John Breshnahan. [...] With the talks going nowhere Saturday morning, the White House made "our last play," according to a senior administration [...]

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Pelosi: Give me a ‘Satan Sandwich’ with ‘Satan Fries on the Side’

By |August 1st, 2011|

BREAKING... HOUSE PASSES 'SATAN SANDWICH' It was 1978 and Jimmy Carter was on his way down, down, down, and Donna Summers, disco and Reaganomics was on the way in and up. So, if in the 21st century we're going to revisit Republican economics of the '80s, we might as will bring back disco too. Democratic [...]

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Tea Party Politics is Crazy, But They Won

By |August 1st, 2011|

"The "hobbits" won." - Mark Thiessen This is what happens when the man in the White House doesn't have the leadership character for the job. As for all those analysts, including a lot of progressives and new media sites, who tried to stuff the Tea Party in the racist bin thinking that would be enough, [...]

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Republicans Fake Pres. Obama Out of his Shorts

By |August 1st, 2011|

For the deal itself, given the available information, is a disaster, and not just for President Obama and his party. [...] Make no mistake about it, what we're witnessing here is a catastrophe on multiple levels. It is, of course, a political catastrophe for Democrats, who just a few weeks ago seemed to have Republicans [...]

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Let’s Make a Mess

By |July 31st, 2011|

"I would say ... that symbolically, that agreement is moving us to the point where we are having the final interment of John Maynard Keynes," he said, referring to the British economist. "He normally died in 1946 but it appears we are going to put him to his final rest with this agreement." - Huffington [...]

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As Obama Grasps Austerity, the Rich Get Off and the Middle Class Pays

By |July 31st, 2011|

BREAKING: Reid bill fails in Senate. "Nothing is agreed to unless everything is agreed to." - Lawrence O'Donnell As deal rumors float above the swamp stench around Washington, based on McConnell's devious plan (I told you so), whether it's ABC or Major Garrett, the above O'Donnell quote is our foundation. That considered, from Garrett: [...]

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Buying Time for the White House, Reid Postpones Vote Until Sunday 1 pm

By |July 30th, 2011|

"Tell your henchman to stop saying nice things about me," McConnell, the Senate minority leader, told Reid earlier this week, according to people familiar with the conversation. "It hurts me." Even as he's sought to project immovable unity with House Speaker John Boehner, the prospects for an eleventh-hour deal rest largely on McConnell's shoulders. For [...]

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