Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Not The Economy Glass, Stupid

Evidently, Obama made these comments at a DNC fundraiser last week:
Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get -- to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed -- oh, well, the public option wasn't there. If you get the financial reform bill passed -- then, well, I don't know about this particular derivatives rule, I'm not sure that I'm satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven't yet brought about world peace and -- (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker. (Laughter.) You know who you are. (Laughter.) We have had the most productive, progressive legislative session in at least a generation.[my emphasis]
Perhaps the problem isn't the glass that is half-empty but the suit that is completely so.

It also might have something to do with the vast majority of Americans of every political stripe (though more so for Democrats as Repugnicans manage to ram through all manner of egregious legislation with their (Democrats) assistance regardless of which party is in the majority) being cognizant of the fact that it has been over 30 years since they've had any representation in Congress.

That this recent legislative session should pass as the most "productive" and "progressive" further illustrates the point and your "historic" health care bill accomplishes approximately this:

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Friday, September 17, 2010

I'll Stick With My Maybe ...

on Elizabeth Warren's temporary appointment. So did he make her an adviser/assistant to merely avoid a confirmation battle or so he could throw a bone to progressives ahead of the midterm elections hoping an appeasement will get them out to the polls? You know what I think; only time will tell. Kick some ass, Elizabeth.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Speaking of Unlikely Events ...

The preposterousness of heaven aside, does anyone really think those two would have made it there?

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

A First .... Maybe

Is Obama actually going to do something intelligent and beneficial? I certainly have my doubts but then again, I suppose he could appoint her as pure gesture and render her powerless - that wouldn't surprise me (he's certainly into empty rhetoric and gesture). We'll see.

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