Politics: April 2009 Archives

Obama 100 Days Press Statement

| No Comments

Faux News

| No Comments

Media Matters - Goler reverses meaning of Obama quote to falsely suggest he supports European-style health care:

(Via Media Matters.)

Now they are just straight lying. How can this network have any credibility?

Full Metal Budget


Party of the Divorceé

| 1 Comment

The GOP: divorced from reality - Los Angeles Times:

"And here's the list of Republican obsessions since President Obama took office: that his birth certificate is supposedly fake, he uses a teleprompter too much, he bowed to a Saudi guy, Europeans like him, he gives inappropriate gifts, his wife shamelessly flaunts her upper arms, and he shook hands with Hugo Chavez and slipped him the nuclear launch codes.

Do these sound like the concerns of a healthy, vibrant political party?

It's sad what's happened to the Republicans. They used to be the party of the big tent; now they're the party of the sideshow attraction, a socially awkward group of mostly white people who speak a language only they understand. Like Trekkies, but paranoid.

The GOP base is convinced that Obama is going to raise their taxes, which he just lowered. But, you say, 'Bill, that's just the fringe of the Republican Party.' No, it's not. The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, is not afraid to say publicly that thinking out loud about Texas seceding from the Union is appropriate considering that ... Obama wants to raise taxes 3% on 5% of the people?...

And if today's conservatives are insulted by this, because they feel they're better than the people who have the microphone in their party, then I say to them what I would say to moderate Muslims: Denounce your radicals. To paraphrase George W. Bush, either you're with them or you're embarrassed by them."

(Via LA Times.)

Great piece by Maher.


| No Comments

YouTube - If You're Gonna Have Tea Bagging All Over the Country, You're Gonna Need A Dick Armey!:

(Via YouTube.)


UPDATE: This is a perfect example of when ideology trumps thinking. These folk are protesting, sometimes with amazing vitriol, that a Democratic president did not change a tax law written by a Republican controlled Congress and signed by a Republican president. Absolutely perfect.

UPDATE #2: With Faux News unable to report real news, it simply makes it (up).

Jon Stewart, as usual, nails it.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
Tempest in a Tea Party
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Economic CrisisPolitical Humor

UPDATE 3: It only gets better.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Tax Atax
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contest

On the White House - With ‘Annapolis,’ a Warning to Israel - NYTimes.com:

"By bringing up the word, Mr. Obama was sending a warning to the government of new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that reneging on the goals outlined during the Annapolis Middle East peace conference in 2007 would put Mr. Netanyahu on the wrong foot with the Obama administration."

(Via NY Times.)

Sometimes you have to be a hard ass with your friends, not just your enemies.


| No Comments

Troop Support

| No Comments

msnbc.com video: President Obama greets troops in Iraq:

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

(Via MSNBC.)

Sorry, Palin. Looks like the troops support Obama!

UPDATE: I think that's because as the old addage goes: No cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

Getting Our Priorities Straight

| No Comments

Defense chief proposes weapons cuts:

"'It is important to remember that every defense dollar spent to over-ensure against a remote or diminishing risk — or in effect to run up the score in a capability where the United States is already dominant — is a dollar not available to take care of our people, reset the force, win the wars we are in and improve capabilities in areas where we are underinvested and potentially vulnerable,' Gates said."

(Via Yahoo! News.)

I've been saying this for years. I can't wait to see how those "small government" conservatives react to this.

UPDATE: Good analysis on his speech.

The Ever Spending Story

| No Comments