So Apple has slashed tons of useful apps from the App Store, but is cool with a 'gay conversion' app?
Why didn't we vote for the real triangulation masters if that's all we were going to get? Read below, Mark Penn knows the mid-west and Ohio better than Sherrod Brown. And to boot check the link towards the end for the names of the Bill Clinton staffers populating the W.H.
Maybe the journalist from the Des Moines register had it right when she asked Obama about the people he would employ in his white house.
Let's see, we have
- Groping by T.S.A. agents
- Trying to destroy wikileaks
- Not prosecuting torture
- Still maintaining 50,000 U.S. troops in Iraq
and now we have an "if you see something, say something" initiative at Walmart?
I don't have a beef with your fight against Cenk. But you too are missing some points which I outlined below.
Before you get upset have a read about what Krugman wrote about Obama today
More and more, it’s becoming clear that progressives who had their hearts set on Obama were engaged in a huge act of self-delusion. Once you got past the soaring rhetoric you noticed, if you actually paid attention to what he said, that he largely accepted the conservative storyline, a view of the world, including a mythological history, that bears little resemblance to the facts.
Being better than Fox news in not enough for an independent voter like me. I have stopped watching cable news, because all they care about is to stir up emotion so you can watch and buy their ad products. There is no time for reasoned argument because you and others have to sell advertisements. So we reduced the quality of the process so much that useful conclusions are had to come by.
Russert was the last methodical interviewer on TV, and that's why forgive his mistakes. You however rely on stirring up emotion.
Politico features an article by the sometimes incisive and sometimes irrelevant Roger Simon who says that Obama's people do not trust Dean and fear Dean might challenge him for the presidency should Obama make too many compromises to republicans...
The parallels with Jesse Jackson's '96 campaign that never was are in the article.
But the Clinton White House was extremely worried that Jesse Jackson would run against Clinton in the primaries. Clinton looked somewhat vulnerable: There was Whitewater, Hillary Clinton’s commodities trading, Travelgate, Troopergate and Paula Jones. The labor unions were still furious over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and many African-Americans had not forgiven Clinton for his treatment of Lani Guinier, a black woman whose nomination he withdrew for assistant attorney general for civil rights.
Team Clinton, especially Harold Ickes and Rahm Emanuel, worked hard, using both carrots and sticks, to keep Jackson out. (For a full account, see my article in the Feb. 24, 1997, New Republic, “Primary Care: How Bill Sandbagged Jesse.”)
As Dick would say, simply put there's no doubt that the Citizens United decision heavily influenced the 2010 midterm elections.
It would be really useful to publish the names of democrats (particularly house members) for whom our contributions would be the most useful.
I am getting tired of Obama's lack of fight and leadership. I supported before most of you, but I thought I was supporting him for president, not moral leader in chief. That's what I thought we were doing in the snows of Iowa 2 years ago.
These are the issues I care about in no particular order:
I have run out of reasonable arguments for supporting this bill particularly the idea of future improvement. I don't see how this is the case when this bill makes insurance companies stronger. Then every supporter of the Senate bill including presidents Obama and Clinton argue that if health care is not passed now it will never be attempted again. I don't know that either.
Having said that I am not ready to oppose this bill.
My only reason to not oppose this bill is to avoid Lieberman's real goal from being achieved. His goal isn't to sink the bill. It's to sink Obama.
There are many people far better versed than me to write diaries on the flailing HC bill. See poblano's analysis for what killing this bill would do to the average family in 10 years in the link below.
But does Lieberman's opposition to every liberal policy give us a good chance to mobilize in 2010?
It seems that Reid and conservadems are negotiating more productively than we give them credit for.
Rockefeller and Durbin seem to be on board.
Below are the key quotes from Brian Beutler's TPMDC article yesterday.
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