Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
He loves prostitutes, a dead beat dad, a woman beater, steroid user...the Democratic Illinois Lt. Governor nominee (Video)
You could not make this shit up, for real, Scott Lee Cohen....from Hardball
The Full Cohen Interview from Chicago Tonight
The Scott Lee Cohen Trainwreck
Cohen drops out of IL LT GOV position
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This is a must watch rant by Ed Schultz on the politicians and their "out of touchness" in Washington, DC. A damn SHAME that the health care system is fucked up in this country and you will agree too, after watching this rant.
FLOTUS, "I am not that interesting...."
The findings of the Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll on self-identified Republicans confirms much of what many already thought, a party being taken down a horrible road. (for the record while Daily Kos is a Democratic blog, Research 2000 is a non-biased, renown polling organization used by both parties, which is why you don't hear much rumble from the other side)
When Barack Obama visited the House Republican Retreat on January 29, 2010, it was certainly a first in groundbreaking television but it was what he said, directly to the Republicans which holds true to the poll. He told them that what they said or let remain said, as a party, has consequences. The consequences allows them not to vote on legislation, even if they agree with parts of it, because of the fear if they do vote, that the far right in their party will primary them and it will have consequences. The violent and untrue rhetoric has consequences which will allow them not to govern or even do business with him. All of this was correct and you see it all through the polling.
The Republican Party is running in 2010 on the hope that they can retake the House of Representatives; to do this is to do nothing. What Barack Obama did at their retreat was to unveil to the American Public what the Republican Party is all about.
For bi-partisanship to work, and I have no problem with it, must be a two way communication. What the Republican Party has done is vote no to everything, even on a principled financial part of who they are, "to pay for things as you go", in other words not to even vote for the PAYGO system to be reinstalled for fiscal responsibility in congress. A system that Republicans have been harboring for years that need to be reinstalled, instead was voted NAY down party lines in the senate. That was a joke.
Beating the Republicans won't be difficult, they have reneged on who they principally are. With the public outraged at gridlock, this should be a prime moment for Democrats to govern, but they must act like leaders, first.
If the Democrats want to remain in power, a few things must occur:
* A Jobs Bill must pass congress and force the Republicans to vote on not helping Americans get back to work
* The Democrats must show some leadership and stop acting afraid of their own shadows
* If these Democrats want to remain in charge, they must act like they ARE in charge.
* Barack Obama must finally realize that HE is in charge of the Democratic Party
* Barack Obama must show LEADERSHIP and demand ACTION in what he says from now on
Right now the energy is on the Republican side, lead by the divisive Teabaggers. This ilk is part of the problem of the Republican Party, but that is their problem. Our problem is having a Democratic majority that has not produce NOTHING in huge legislative gains for the American Public to take notice.
2009 was a waste and we see it. Let us not even talk health care, which was botched by the inactivity of the White House and the capitulation of the Democratic Senate. But 2010 is very winnable, look at who we have to run against. But, if we cannot win against the Republican Party, then we don't deserve to be in charge. Simple as that.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Who gives a mickey-fickey if gays or lesbians serve in the military? Do people realize that we have a major shortage of boots on the ground to fight two wars? Gays and lesbians have every right to serve as heterosexuals. The far right is not only out of touch on this issue but out right WRONG.
Unbelievable video from Hardball:
President Obama will perform another Q&A, this time with the Senate Democratic Caucus. As the House GOP Retreat, which electrified many, this too, will be televised.
Let's hope some calling out on obstructionist Senate Democrats is in order, or this will be a yawn.
Less than a week after his electrifying parley with House Republicans, President Obama will be doing another televised question-and-answer session tomorrow morning -- this one with the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Staffers from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office and White House aides tell the Huffington Post that the president will meet with the caucus at the Newseum, where the senators will be assembled for an issues conference to discuss policy, strategy and message for the coming year.
White House advisers were thrilled with Obama's defiant, substantive and engaging dialogue at a House Republican retreat last Friday; tough and sometimes misleading questions seemed to bring the best out in him.
From Steven Colbert:
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Monday, February 1, 2010
What is going on out here are two fold. One, people are white hot in anger on bailing out these banks, financial institutions with no regulatory restraints on the very industry that helped to put us in this mess. Two, jobs. People are unemployed, seeing massive tax cuts for the wealthy (which the Obama Administration will allow to expire), but no jobs for them, along with the continued help for the financial industry. Transcript
This is tough for the Obama Administration. Read the proposed budget, here.
OMB Director Peter Orszag and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer speak and answer questions from the press about the President’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget. Transcript