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January 7, 2011

Obama Created More Jobs In One Year Than Bush Created In Eight

This headline is just begging for a Google bomb: Obama Created More Jobs In One Year Than Bush Created In Eight Indeed, from February 2001, Bush's first full month in office, through January 2009, his last, the economy added just...

November 19, 2010

Damn Socialists Agenda!

THIS would never have happened if the Republicans were in charge! I totally blame Obama....

August 2, 2010

Because, You Know, Freedom is Free. Or Something...

Caribou Barbie (a.k.a. Sarah Palin) has taken issue with the Obama Administration's position that the tax cuts for America's wealthiest citizens enacted during George W. Bush's Residency should be allowed to expire. She seems to think that there is a...

July 12, 2010

No Taxes for Rich People!

On Sunday, Arizona Senator John Kyl (Republican) fielded a horrifically direct question from Fox News's Chris Wallace. Wallace stated that the Bush Administration's tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would cost $678 billion over the next 10 years. Wallace had...

May 25, 2010

The European Economic Crisis in 2 1/2 Minutes

I would watch this every day if it were on American TV. This is a perfect way to get the news. Clarke and Dawe: Lending merry-go-round...

April 5, 2010

Sullivan: Stop Being Babies

Andrew Sullivan cuts to the quick regarding deficit peacocks and the reality of our voting populace at the end of this video piece. The real reason the GOP rails against social programs is because once enacted, people like them. What...

February 27, 2010

America's Financial Crisis... It's the Hippies' Fault!

In case you were wondering (and I know you were...), the great financial meltdown that began in America and rippled around the world in 2008 has its roots in the hippie movement of the 1960's and its birth can be...

January 26, 2010

Pennsylvania Avenue Freeze Out

The blogosphere was abuzz today with the news from the Obama Administration that it was floating a proposal of a three-year freeze discretionary of federal spending not related to national security. Reactions ranged from a suggestion that the move was...

January 12, 2010

Maybe We Should Call It IDEALogy

I'll admit some sympathies with the Tea Partiers. I understand their frustration and anger. I get it. But I also think it's childish and na´ve. I have the same sympathies for Libertarians, which is an ideology I explored years...

November 20, 2009

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs...duh

Nate Silver nails it: To channel my Inner Krugman: it's a political imperative for the Democrats of the highest order to get some sort of jobs bill to Obama's desk -- the sooner and the bigger the better. Suppose...

October 3, 2009

Make Robert Reich the Secretary of the Treasury

Reich: The numbers would be even worse but for the stimulus package. According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, the stimulus is saving or creating between 200,000 and 250,000 jobs a month. Without it, job losses in September...

September 23, 2009

Lonely Voices Lost in the Woods: Conservative in America

We wouldn't normally re-post something verbatim from another site but I simply have to share this sane, reasonable conservative argument posted on Andrew Sullivan's blog: "We are not moving from pure capitalism to pure socialism, we are moving from an...

June 30, 2009

Taibbi on Goldman Sachs "Apology"

Matt Taibbi, GLONO's Upright Standing Man of 2008, nails it in a piece for Alternet: Imagine a meat company that bred ten billion rats, fattened them on trash and sewage, ground their bodies into chuck, and then sold it all...

March 27, 2009

Guns or Butter

We've all heard the conservative revisionism of the Great Depression's cause and ultimate cure. Contrary to historical fact and data, the popular talking point is that the New Deal actually extended the depression, while the data shows that it was...

March 26, 2009

Obama the Great

If you're watching the news theses days you're probably sick of at least two things: the octuplets mom saga and the debate around deficit spending. The former is annoying and basically nobody's business but hers and her family's. The latter...

March 24, 2009

Taibbi Talks Turkey

I am not that bright. I have strong opinions and some people like the way I put them in writing, but I am not burning up the joint with my scary understanding of complex matters, especially those concerned with...

Rush Limpaugh: Barack Obama = Robert Mugabe

(via MediaMatters.org) Rush Limpaugh, de-facto leader of the remains of the Republican Party, tried to kill two birds with one stone on Tuesday by conveniently "confusing" President Barack Obama with Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe while peddling the tired Right-wing fantasy that...

March 20, 2009

Mind Like a Steele Trap

This is what I'm talking about: I just received a fundrasing email from Michael Steele's RNC with the following unedited message: So our tax dollars are going to pay AIG executives millions in bonuses! Just another day of good news...

March 18, 2009

Where Does the Buck Start?

There's no question the Democrats, and the Obama administration in particular, fumbled this whole AIG bonus deal. The President has acknowledged as much. But they didn't screw up in the way Republicans today say they did. If anything Obama messed...

March 10, 2009

Stocks Surge, Drudge Ignores

Somehow I knew this would not be a headline on the Drudge Report today: Stocks shoot higher on Citigroup profit news For those who are not daily Drudge readers, he's had a habit of late of running headlines of plunging...

Crybaby Cramer

Jim Cramer is awfully sensitive, and get a load of Joe Scarborough criticizing the Daily Show. Jon Stewart is maybe the last "comedian" on TV you want to pick a fight with right now. Jim Cramer Responds to Jon Stewart...

March 9, 2009

GOP: Our Earmarks Aren't Pork

Republicans Lindsey Graham, Jon Kyl, and David Vitter have a message to their colleagues considering the $410 billion omnibus spending bill: your earmarks are "bloat" while ours are "priorities." Each has come out against the spending bill, attacking it in...

GOP: We're Outta Ideas But Yours Suck

Politics is a messaging game. It's all about communicating your ideas to the people and then promoting your successes so they keep you in office. What to do then if you are flat out of ideas and largely out of...

February 28, 2009

Obama to Lobbyists, GOP: Bring It

In his weekly radio and video address, President Obama put out a challenge to those would try to oppose his budget proposals and work to reform various spending programs, specifically those tied to subsidies and tax breaks for health insurers,...

February 12, 2009

Judd Gregg Withdraws

I once had a partner agency tell my Account Director, "This what happens when agencies try to integrate....someone gets screwed." Judd Gregg just screwed President Obama. There was a lot of clapping and cheering when Barack Obama announced he'd nominate...

February 8, 2009

GOP Chairman Steele: Government Jobs Not Really Jobs (Say What???)

(H/T Huffington Post) The Republicans recently selected Michael Steele to be their national committee chairman, apparently thinking that simply putting a black man in a prominent position will make them more competitive against Democrats under the Obama Administration. Whatever their...

February 6, 2009

Daily Show: February 5, 2009: Clusterf#@k to the Poor House

Jon Stewart and the Daily Show are national treasures... February 5, 2009: Clusterf#@k to the Poor House - Economic Recovery .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.cc_show a{color:#707070;text-decoration:none;}.cc_title a{color:#868686;text-decoration:none;}.cc_links a:hover{color:#67bee2;text-decoration:underline;}The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10cClusterf#@k to the...

Krugman: Ignore the Republicans

While I find President Obama's talk of bi-partisanship heartening, I think he needs to stop talking and ram through his plan. Democrats won back to back increases in both houses of Congress and Obama handily won the Presidency: that's a...

January 28, 2009

House Passes Economic Stimulus Without Republicans

The House quickly passed a version of the economic bailout plan pushed by President Obama today without the support of a single Republican. The massive huge $819 billion stimulus bill passed by a vote of 244-188, showing two things: Democrats...

January 27, 2009

Obama Administration Talks Tough

One of the right's favorite put-downs of their colleagues on the left is that progressives are mealy mouthed ninnies who hem and haw at every detail and argue themselves right out of a decision at the expense of the American...

January 23, 2009

Republicans Counter

House Republicans today unveiled their own economic stimulus program in response to what President Barack Obama is pushing. There are some good ideas in the GOP's plans and some not-so-good ideas. Among the good ideas is an across-the-board cuts in...
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