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More of the same with Robert Gates (except possibly worse)

[I'm listening to those wienie-scarfing fucktards at NPR carefully frame Robert "Bob" Gates as a member of the Bush 41 team--the rational Republicans, so much better than Bush, so much more the natural ruling party.... Without, can you believe it, mentioning Gates as an Iran-Contra operative. Just unbelievable.]

It could be that the Republican tendency to lower the bar and exceed even the most cynical expectations for massive suckitude has somehow been eliminated...

That the Republicans, chastened, have returned to reality-based thinking... Read more about More of the same with Robert Gates (except possibly worse)

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Netroots: Your Time is Now

Lambert and Chris are doing a little well deserved back patting, pointing out that without the Netroots, yesterday's victories would've been a lot less momentous. I basically agree. If there was record "voter anger" and tremendous potential in the electorate, it's still the case that Netroots activism helped the mostly clueless Dems take advantage of that. That's the good news. Here's the bad news: starting tomorrow, the job for the Netroots community just got harder, more important, and requiring of even greater effort. Read more about Netroots: Your Time is Now

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Hardball: Define It

Hobson's comment got me thinking: what is "hardball" and how much should Democrats play it? What do you think? Read more about Hardball: Define It

Rahm: Sit down, shut up, and start practicing your ballet

Because you too might need another job, and sooner than you think.

What Chris Bowers said: Read more about Rahm: Sit down, shut up, and start practicing your ballet

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Lame duck is a dish best served cold

In case you missed Bush's presser today:

As with most of Bush's recent press conferences, his confidence and speaking patterns varied wildly thoughout it, from fairly composed to awkward and lost. Read more about Lame duck is a dish best served cold

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Victory Shopping

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Like Lambert, I'm a bit exhausted when it comes to politics, and so I took the morning and early afternoon to explore Georgetown. I can't believe I'd never been there before, it's so frickin' beautiful. Like most people there, I did my patriotic post-election duty and did some shopping. And I have one question for you: Read more about Victory Shopping

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Bush Mandate Discarded


Is the condom half full or half empty?

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Get ready, Nancy!

Bush cuts loose with another one at presser

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Silent but deadly...

Photo from this morning's presser. Sure hope Joe wasn't teabagging him under the podium... Read more about Bush cuts loose with another one at presser

A good working definition of "moderate"

Henry Waxman:

"I don't think subpoenas should be used except as a last resort," said Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), who as chairman of the House Government Reform Committee will have broad investigative powers

Yep. "Subpoenas only as a last resort." That's what moderate means to me!

In the same article, Grover Norquist tells us what to expect: Read more about A good working definition of "moderate"

Bush presser

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9 minutes in, and he's still yammering? Jeebus. [Please imagine me screaming and laughing hysterically and pounding my head on the table as I type this crap.]

"... launch a new era of cooperation..." [gag, vomit]

Now questions:

"... I'm committed to victory in Iraq... "

"... I'm assessing all the time, by myself ..."

"... Actually, I thought we were going to be fine in the election yesterday, heh heh. Shows what I know..."

"... We're constantly looking for fresh perspectives..."

How will Joe Lieberman first exhibit the spirit of bi-partisanship?

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Rumsfeld Stepping Down

Donald Rumsfeld's stepping down
Stepping down, stepping down
Donald Rumsfeld's stepping down
My Pet Scapegoat

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Take that, celebrating Democrats! Remember who owns the goddamn front page next time!

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