Barack Obama’s ‘Mean Streak’

By |April 18th, 2011|

This Washington Examiner editorial made me laugh out loud. The headline is: Mean streak: Obama is not as nice as he looks. This is news? Evidently the Republicans never heard of Alice Palmer. Taking on the very obvious first, Republicans are whining because Pres. Obama supposedly gave a "mean-spirited partisanship, gross misrepresentations of fact, and [...]

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Progressive Infusion Amidst ‘Disgust’

By |April 15th, 2011|

Because it's Friday and a little sanity is called for amidst the Democratic Party's cratering to Republican economic models. It should make people understand why many progressive and Democratic activists and lawmakers have had it with Pres. Obama. Rank and file Democrats still support him, but then they don't have the job of trying to [...]

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Fool Me Once… Fool Me Twice

By |April 14th, 2011|

Howard Fineman, a political veteran, in his most seriously impressed voice, said on MSNBC yesterday that when he was at the White House everyone was in a "feisty, almost angry mood." Last night on her show, Rachel Maddow said that Pres. Obama's speech was "perhaps an unexpectedly satisfying speech." That it was "less Rotary and [...]

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Disembowels Jon Kyl

By |April 13th, 2011|

#NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement If you're confused about the hash tag above, I refer you to Stephen Colbert. Also see Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator from the great state of New York. Compliments of the New York Observer: "For my friends and colleagues, this is a factual statement "“ current law already prevents federal money from paying for abortions," [...]

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Working Class Whites Remain Cold on Obama

By |April 9th, 2011|

Details on the appropriations deal are still hard to come by, but you don't need the details to know that substantial short-term cuts in domestic discretionary spending will hurt the poor while harming macroeconomic performance. The problem with not agreeing to the deal, of course, is that a government shutdown would also hurt the poor [...]

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Start Your Shutdown Clock. Seriously?

By |April 8th, 2011|

There's a spending agreement, $38 billion, according to Reid, with the Democratic talking point being it's all about defunding Planned Parenthood. Huh, $38 billion? That's new. Anyway, Boehner is still contending the number's too small and there's no agreement and it's not about funding Planned Parenthood. Either way it comes down to an ideological battle [...]

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Obama’s ‘Are You In?’ Question

By |April 7th, 2011|

The biggest issue facing Obama's reelection team is whether Obama's base will show up and if they do in what numbers and with what level of enthusiasm. This is the story and why Obama embarrassingly asked "Are you in?" when he launched his reelection campaign. Not even the President and his team are [...]

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2012: ‘Ultra-paranoid’ Jim Messina and Obama’s Re-elect

By |April 1st, 2011|

Says one Democratic operative of Messina: "I hope he's better at political campaigns than at managing big, important pieces of legislation." - Jim Messina, Obama's Enforcer, by Ari Berman Absolutely nothing frosted me more than watching the White House bungle the health care messaging. Jim Messina is the guy who got beat by Sarah Palin's [...]

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FAIRNESS: Investigate AARP, Then Investigate the NRA

By |March 31st, 2011|

Waaaaaaah---waaaaaaaaah--wah. The big bad AARP is beating us senseless with their huge numbers, so the Republican We'll Show Them Report is out. And Republican allies have come up with a scary title for AARP to rev up the Right: "AARP is the Death Star of American entitlements." Through AARP the Right hopes to do a [...]

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Geraldine Ferraro, First Woman on Major Ticket Passes

By |March 26th, 2011|

Geraldine Ferraro was a first for the United States. First woman to break the presidential ticket glass ceiling; first Italian-American to do so as well. The next time a woman would grace a national ticket would be in 2008, when John McCain chose Sarah Palin. In the late '90s Ms. Ferraro was given 3 years [...]

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