Scorched Earth is Nothing New for Obama

By |August 9th, 2011|

It's panic at 1600. The daily Gallup is depressing by itself, but amidst the economic carnage and America losing our AAA status under Obama's watch, which will make for a snappy negative GOP ad, everyone is girding their loins for the battle. But really, folks, have people forgotten Alice Palmer? Remember Obama hinting Hillary was [...]

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That 1979 Feeling

By |August 9th, 2011|

Ten years into our involvement in the war in Afghanistan, in the mountains southwest of Kabul in the Tangi Valley, an elite group of Army Rangers were pinned down in a fight, when they called in their "Immediate Reaction Force," according to reporting by Danger Room. It would be another elite U.S. fighting force, Navy [...]

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Cheap Shot, But It’s Not Sexist

By |August 8th, 2011|

Michele Bachmann's intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now and Newsweek's cover captures that. - Tina Brown Female bloggers on the Right are pissed. Interesting that Elizabeth Flock from the Washington Post doesn't even realize ignores that the picture of Palin in shorts came from Jon Meacham, via Runner's World, though she does write [...]

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Market Rout Continues – Dow Down Over 600 Points, Closes Below 11,000

By |August 8th, 2011|

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 600 points Monday after a one-two punch: the first-ever Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt, then the downgrading of govenment-backed mortgage debt. The Dow's one-day drop of more than 600 points was its biggest point loss in a single day since December, 1 2008. The Nasdaq dropped [...]

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Axelrod Scores: It was a ‘Tea Party Downgrade’

By |August 8th, 2011|

Former White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday pinned responsibility for the recent U.S. economic downgrade on the Tea Party movement, arguing that the group's political "brinksmanship" during debt ceiling negotiations "brought us to the brink of a default" -- and that, subsequently, "this is essentially a Tea Party downgrade." - CBS News Absolutely. The [...]

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George W. Bush’s Economy was Even Worse than Obama Knew

By |August 7th, 2011|

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As insults fly between political parties as well as the U.S. and S&P, with nations like China chirping in, all the rest of us are left to do is wait. Republicans insisted on a disastrous debt ceiling deal, but it was Pres. Obama [...]

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A Friendly Rebuttal to David Sirota (from the ultimate outsider – a former Clintonite)

By |August 5th, 2011|

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 [...]

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ABC News: The Deserved Downgrade Cometh

By |August 5th, 2011|

**UPDATED** From Jake Tapper: A government official tells ABC News that the federal government is expecting and preparing for bond rating agency Standard & Poor's to downgrade the rating of US debt from its current AAA value. Pres. Obama makes more history, just not the kind he'd hoped. Quite an accomplishment for sure and one [...]

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Bill Clinton Played Hardball and Won, Obama Paid Ransom and America Lost

By |August 3rd, 2011|

"(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 [...]

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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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