Submitted by letsgetitdone on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 1:19am
In "All Together Now: There Is No Deficit/Debt Problem,” I warned against the message calling for deficit reduction that the President would probably deliver in his State of the Union Address. And in a series of later posts, I looked at 7 fairy tales I thought he would tell. Finally, in a summary post, I offered a table summarizing the fairy tales and corresponding truths. In this post, I'll do a post-mortem. How many of the 7 fairy tales did he tell us? Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 12/31/2010 - 5:20am
“Game on!” according to Obama’s most insidious team of propagandists.
Most MSNBC political anchors are so very excited about Obama getting his mojo back. His poll numbers are climbing.
Russia nuclear negotiations sound good. Final end to DADT also is a splendid Obama-Dem talking point. On now to the Dream Act. Juicy progressive political capital can be made and so much is not just forgiven re Obama but incredibly FORGOTTEN.
Cherry-picked progressive issues are apparently enough to give the high profile team of MSNBC progressive -- supposedly -- media darlings serious momentum in doing battle with Republican sensibilities and talking points for the upcoming election cycle. Read below the fold...
Submitted by rossl on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 5:02pm
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sun, 12/05/2010 - 1:50am
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 12/04/2010 - 4:08pm
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 11/02/2010 - 4:15pm
Industrial kool-aid from Rachel Maddow at MSNBC.
Rachel is now filling the “enthusiasm gap” with jaw-dropping insistence that Obama is a GREAT president, his accomplishments have not been celebrated enough. Rachel, the self-appointed propaganda queen of the pragmatic faux-progressives. If you get a chance, check out yesterday’s Maddow show on MSNBC. Now the victim citizens are being blamed for not recognizing Obama’s great accomplishments. She even invites soft-spoken presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, to back her obscenely insulting myth making.
I was a huge fan of Rachel’s when she got launched, attacking the Bush regime with dazzling humor and research. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Hugh on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 1:38pm
I didn't pay much attention to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Washington rally. But David Carr of the New York Times did and wrote an unintentionally wonderful piece on it, lacking all self-awareness. Carr decides that if Stewart and Colbert can be witty then why can't he? Well, the answer to that is they have wits with which they can be witty. Carr, unfortunately, does not. He is really writing because he has taken umbrage at their shots against the press. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 10/28/2010 - 10:47pm
Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer and her “papers please” SB1070 immigration law intends to use racial profiling as the immigration issue "solution". (Just got chills on the word "solution" ... now where have I heard that one?)
Up until now, progressives fighting this racist anti-constitutional, anti-human rights legislation assumed it had been inspired and initially drafted by “white supremacist hate groups.” Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 2:20pm
Raising the retirement age to a whopping 70 is more than a twinkle in the eyes of Obama and his Gucci-loafered-Austerian-Commission-sadists from both sides of the aisle. They are about to stick it once again to all of us, but particularly to struggling low-income older women in physical jobs!
It just keeps on getting uglier and uglier. Sharon Johnson in this article in womensenews spells out how exceptionally cruel it is to the plight of women. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Tue, 10/19/2010 - 12:05am
Today I was planning on a post about Quantitative Easing (QE), because it seemed to me that it would never work. However, today, Randy Wray beat me to it with another great post, this time at ND20, reviewing the whole situation in detail, placing it in political context, and explaining why it's very unlikely that it will allow the economy to recover much more than it has already. Here are some key quotes from Randy's piece. Read below the fold...
Submitted by letsgetitdone on Sat, 06/12/2010 - 3:21pm
These days, if you work for the WaPo, lip service to deficit hawkism is becoming a job qualification. The New York Times is more divided on things. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 05/05/2010 - 9:33pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 9:23pm
As Many Avoid IRS’s Grip, a Tax Debate Ensues
That’s the portion of American households that owe no income tax for 2009. The number is up from 38 percent in 2007, and it has become a popular talking point on cable television and talk radio. With Tax Day coming on Thursday, 47 percent has become shorthand for the notion that the wealthy face a much higher tax burden than they once did while growing numbers of Americans are effectively on the dole. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 10:51pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 9:03pm
I don't mean to keep on picking on Booman, but here, and more succinctly here, he maintains that all is well in Obama land.
Michael Whitney has a run down of just how bad it looks for Dems as of now.
Quick review for those who have not gotten the memo: Dems lost the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and NJ. Dems just lost a Senate race in Massachusetts on the issue of health care deform. Voters don't like what Democrats are doing. Read below the fold...