Archive for August 10, 2010

Barack Obama, Michael Bennet & Corporate Money Win in Colorado

Obama endorsed this guy, and he won today.

August 10, 2010 at 8:58 PM Leave a comment

Obama — What About the “Professional Right?”

I stole this headline from Keith Olbermann who just implored Robert Gibbs and President Obama to spend more time excoriating the “professional right,” instead of their base.

Ah, yeah.

I mean, I’m shaking my head here.  I’m a little ol’ blogger and I get that.  Obama’s the President of the United States of American and he doesn’t?

August 10, 2010 at 7:32 PM Leave a comment

Democrats — Opportunity After Opportunity Lost

So, so true.

Hey, I spent four crazy-making years watching Fox “News” while Democrats blew every opportunity in the world to raise hell and articulate what Republicans were doing.

The issue Digby raises ain’t gonna happen, but that forces me to ask:  Are Democratic political leaders somehow genetically predisposed to being wimps?

I’m serious.  They’ve been caving since the end of the Vietnam war, when the right successfully painted them as having “lost” it.

August 10, 2010 at 7:01 PM Leave a comment

Break Time

The “World’s Most Innovative Restaurant Interiors.”

Yeah, I guess “innovative” fits, but I would add weird.  Don’t know that I’d want to eat here:

August 10, 2010 at 5:13 PM Leave a comment

Sharron Angle Pledges to Return $37,000 in Campaign Contributions

Hah!  As has been the case for months, Sharron Angle (Teahadist-NV), is her own worst enemy:

Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada has pledged not to take campaign contributions from PACs that include donations from companies that provide health benefits to the partners of gay employees. But a Daily Beast analysis shows she’s already taken at least $37,000 from such political action committees.

Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston, who first noticed and reported the response after it was overlooked in an Associated Press exclusive on the questionnaire itself, also noted on Friday that Angle had already received $5,000 from the Senate Majority Fund PAC that included funds from Intel.

In addition to that, however, Angle has accepted $5,000 from the Alamo PAC, Bluegrass Committee, Free & Strong America PAC, Rock City PAC, Tenn PAC and Senate Victory Fund PAC as well as $2,000 from the Hawkeye PAC. All of these, according to the Federal Election Commission’s website, received money from companies that include 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Amazon.Com, UPS and others. Some companies that gave to those PACs, such as Anheuser Busch and Pepsico, have created gay-specific advertising that has been placed in gay-targeted media as well.

Obviously, Angle — living in a hateful, racist, homophobic bubble — had no idea providing health benefits to partners of gay employees was so widely accepted and practiced.

August 10, 2010 at 3:16 PM Leave a comment

Obama Then and Obama Now on the Afghan War

Check out this video comparing what then-Senator Obama said in 2007 about the war in Afghanistan and what President Obama is saying now.

What.  A.  Difference.

August 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM Leave a comment

Newt Gingrich: Do As I Say, Not as I Do

More — it’s endless, isn’t it? — Republican hypocrisy:  “Gingrich Reconciles Cheating on His Wife While Harping on Family Values:  “It Doesn’t Matter What I Do:

In a new Esquire profile, Gingrich’s second wife Marianne — whom he cheated on with his current wife, Callista — breaks her twelve year silence on her relationship with Gingrich to reveal a portrait of man who understood the deep hypocrisy of his actions, but simply didn’t care:

He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.

He’d just returned from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he’d given a speech full of high sentiments about compassion and family values.

The next night, they sat talking out on their back patio in Georgia. She said, “How do you give that speech and do what you’re doing?”

It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.

Marianne, who was Gingrich’s “closest adviser” during his reign in the 1990s, went on to say that Gingrich “believes that what he says in public and how he lives don’t have to be connected.” But of course, as Gingrich himself demanded when he led a crusade to impeach President Clinton for personal infidelity, politicians’ private lives are inevitably connected to their public ones. Nonetheless, Gingrich has himself admitted to continuing his illicit affair with Callista — 23 years his junior —  while simultaneously prosecuting Clinton’s adultery.

August 10, 2010 at 1:02 PM Leave a comment

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