The Republicans’ shock victory in the election for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts meant the Democrats lost their supermajority in the Senate. This makes it even harder for the Obama administration to get healthcare reform passed in the US. Political scientist Dr David Runciman looks at why is there often such deep opposition […]
Archives for January 2010
This video is a must watch especially the questions and answers. Obama had the facts the Republicans had the GOP false talking points.
It appears that conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe is continuing to comment on his case despite the gag order of the court. Raw Story and other sites are reporting that O’Keefe tweeted shortly around midnight last night that “Govt official concedes no attempt to wiretap.” It is certainly an important development if true, but O’Keefe […]
The Revelations of Sheila Bair: Wall Street’s Power Grab By Michael Hudson January 20, 2010 You almost could hear the bankers heave a sigh of relief when Haiti’s earthquake knocked the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearings off the front pages and evening news broadcasts last week. At stake is Wall Street’s power grab seeking […]
The moral police strike again. This time they’ve become the subject. James O’Keefe was riding high last year when he released a series of videos showing employees of community-organizing group ACORN offering advice to O’Keefe and a friend that seemed to endorse trafficking in children, among other illegal activities. The undercover videos made O’Keefe a […]
Conservative leaders always find a way to extort from the ones that least can afford to be ripped off whether it is though tax policies, employment policies, or social policies. Now they are co-opting a grass root movement that though misinformed as to what the administration had been attempting are for the most part decent […]
The GOP are the masters of misleading. Below is another example. They’ve done this with healthcare reform, cap and trade, and just about every policy that benefits the average American. Officials of both parties are sharply criticizing a fundraising mailing from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele they say could be confused with official correspondence […]
It is imperative that we do not allow the GOP and their insurance company cohorts to change the true narrative. Keep getting the truth out. Following the surprise victory of Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) in last week’s special election, conservatives have attempted to paint the election as a rejection of healthcare reform and progressive policies […]
Bill Gates made some interesting assessments that every thinking person would. Specifically, he states Support for fees on banks. Taxes need to be increased and entitlements moderated otherwise we cannot get into balance. Now even the richest person in world is willing to do his patriotic duties and pay a fair tax.
Congress must pass the Senate bill with a commitment to use reconciliation to modify areas to improve the bill. Remember the story of the dog with a bone looking at his shadow with a much bigger bone. He dropped the bone for the shadow and ended up with nothing. Read Nate Silver’s article below. It […]
This is a hell of an article. Had we done this at the inception of all the President’s policies that have passed Congress and signed into law as well as those pending, we would not be in this tenuous situation now. It is imperative that we follow this road map. Now part of the reason […]
This is a few months dated but giving the revisionist history being touted by the GOP, it is a good schooling of the collapse and the obscene profits made by Goldman and others.
President Obama would do well to get the message the people and the GOP are giving him. The GOP has proven that under no circumstance will they work with him. Their intent is to make him believe if he will just give a little, a little more, a little more, that eventually the will go […]
We need politicians to “spine up”. This also means President Obama. Are you listening?? Democratic Senator Evan Bayh thinks the Massachusetts election means moderate and independent voters, "just aren’t buying our message." You have to wonder if the guy is really working undercover for the GOP. It’s amazing the contempt that conservadems like Bayh have […]
Consumer’s Union is on board. Get on board now. Dear Egberto, This morning things look dire for health reform. But we’ve come too far to let partisan politics get in the way of reforms that will significantly lower the cost of health coverage for millions of Americans. We will be putting everything we have into […]
Despite a political climate toxic for incumbents, Democrats will hold on to both chambers of Congress following the elections in 2010, former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe predicted defiantly on Tuesday. Speaking just hours before the party lost a long-held Senate seat in Massachusetts, Plouffe acknowledged that voters had soured on the Democratic brand […]
A good listen.
This story is dated but refute those who constantly try to revise the mortgage meltdown history. It is evident that in order to keep the economy in a false send of motion, the Bush Administration wanted to ignore even state regulations. This story in the Washington Post is another example. Federal regulators in the […]