Mr. Romney, though, said that he sometimes had wished he were in Vietnam instead of France. “There were surely times on my mission when I was having a particularly difficult time accomplishing very little when I would have longed for the chance to be serving in the military,” he said in an interview, “but that was not to be. — NYT on Romney Going To France During Vietnam (Nov. 2007)
A you know, Dear Reader, we here collectively identified Obama’s peculiarly militant brand of passive aggressiveness in office beginning in March 2009. Recall that we all witnessed the Rightist initial fabrication of the Tea Party (and it was astro-turfed at the start, we were there for some of the discussions). And Obama did nothing. Recall(…)
Despite their grousing about the administration during the Netroots Nation conference, liberal activists and bloggers are relatively happy with President Barack Obama’s performance. A straw poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research showed that 80 percent either approve or strongly approve of the president more than a year before voters head to the polls to(…)
————————- The Right Wing Moves The Goal Posts And Obama Caves “Surprisingly statesman-like”. . . Michael Barone (4 Stars) “Chris, the inside story is he beat the Republicans at their own game!”. . . Website analyst Howard Fineman “Masterful. I have all the details in my new book.”. . . Morning Joe hanger-on Mark Halperin(…)
Admit it. It’s OK today finally in polite circles. Because Paul Krugman woke up the other night. And Lo! Verily. So cameth this divine vision down unto his Nobel winning noggin that truly, he who dost caveth before all hath no spine. ‘Why hast thou forsaken your flock?’, he cried. ‘Have we not offered Chenin(…)
According to the poll, 68 percent of self-identified Democrats, as well as 76 percent of political independents, say they want Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to make compromises to gain consensus in the current spending debate. By comparison, 56 percent of self-identified Republicans — and 68 percent of Tea Party supporters — want(…)
ESTRAGON: People are bloody ignorant apes. [He rises painfully, goes limping to extreme left, halts, gazes into distance off with his hand screening his eyes, turns, goes to extreme right, gazes into distance. Vladimir watches him, then goes and picks up the boot, peers into it, drops it hastily.] VLADIMIR:Pah! [He spits. Estragon moves to(…)
The Walking Dead We always liked working with Jim Moran. He’s like all of us, imperfect (yes, yes, we know). For all of that he’s a straight shooter. So when The Hill says “This is a lack of leadership on the part of Obama,” Moran (D-Va.) “I don’t know where the f*** Obama is on(…)
You know you’ve been thinking the same thing. If only a primary challenge was more than a sophomoric reflex. The Democratic ‘Party’ as political construct is a dysfunctional, dissipated golem. 6 more years? Who wants to contemplate just another 2? ___ n.b. Another blank on your iGadget? Kvetch to Steve Jobs per usual.
The House lights came up. People are blinking. What’s your last round order? Obama’s sticking with Shirley Temples. Note: the kitchen is closed. No more ‘Colin Powell Needs To Be WH Chief of Staff Burgers’.
The rotting amalgamation of disparate interest groups called the Democratic Party can’t preserve the tattered remnants of a liberal democratic republic. Our hopes and dreams were held hostage by craven cringers, flinchers and the inept. So many today rationalize their political malpractice as ‘it [the Democratic collapse] was just on the economy.’ And still act(…)