Archive for December 1, 2009

Fox Reacts to Obama’s Afghanistan War Speech

Per Fox, W. could do no wrong.  As for Obama?  He can’t do anything — anything! — right:

Next thing you know they’ll be ripping him for not including the word “and”  or “the” in a speech.

December 1, 2009 at 10:20 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day — #2

December 1, 2009 at 9:58 PM Leave a comment

Obama Lies About Letters of Condolence to Soldiers’ Families

In his speech about Afghanistan tonight, President Obama said, “[A]s President, I have signed a letter of condolence to the family of each American who gives their life in these wars.”

That’s a boldfaced lie:  White House Policy:  No Letter to Families of Military Suicides.

December 1, 2009 at 9:26 PM Leave a comment

Obama’s Afghanistan Speech: Cliche After Cliche

That’s my first reaction.

December 1, 2009 at 8:36 PM 1 comment

Memo to Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) re Ben Bernanke

On Wednesday Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will appear at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said today that he won’t vote to re-confirm Bernanke unless the Fed is, “willing to take their eyes off an exclusive gaze on the welfare of Wall Street and start giving a red hot damn about the American public.”

Right the freakin’ on.  And I would add that Bernanke expressing a willingness to take his eyes off Wall Street isn’t enough.   He must promise to do so and Whitehouse must commit to making sure he does.  And I’m not talkin’ years here.  I’m talkin’ weeks, or, at the most, a few months.

December 1, 2009 at 7:41 PM Leave a comment

Mike Huckabee, Predictably, Turns to Fox For Clemency Rehab

Have you ever noticed that when a Republican runs into trouble he or she almost immediately appears on Fox “News” for a softball interview designed to help shed a good light — or a least a softer light — on whatever happened?  Pay attention.  It’s as predictable as the sunrise.

Mike Huckabee took advantage of that service last night — so generously provided by Rupert Murdoch — when he appeared on “The Factor” to “explain” put lipstick on the pig of his granting clemency to “suspected cop killer” Maurice Clemmons.

I mean, the guy already has his own Fox show but it doesn’t get the ratings O’Reilly gets so hey, hurry, get him on!

December 1, 2009 at 6:36 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day

Kay Bailey Hutchison says it like it is:  Republicans are sentries protecting the insurance industry:

I want to see a health insurance system that doesn’t include the insurance industry.

December 1, 2009 at 5:42 PM Leave a comment

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