GOP job killers…

Tonight is Obama’s jobs speech. That’s nice and all, but not really important as evidenced by the reactions of Republican Senators like Mitch McConnell and Jim DeMint who have already figured out nothing Obama could propose will work. “Same failed approach,” McConnell called it. Interesting, considering for the past two years the GOP hasn’t said…

I figured out Obama’s re-election strategy, finally…

And it’s genius. He did so well the first time running against G.W. Bush and his harsh, conservative record, he has decided to do it again, by simply running against his own first term. This will of course only require he maintain his current course, because it would appear being “the only adult in the…

I’m not a child, Barack, but I do still work in the community, you?

On ABC’s This Week, White House Political Director David Plouffe said: “This isn’t about playing on a Republican playing field. This country, our economy, has to reduce the deficit, we have to live within our means. And if you’re a progressive, there’s a powerful case for deficit reduction. Things like college loans, college scholarships, spending…

The Most Irresponsible Post I’ll Ever Write…on the Debt Ceiling

Responsibility and irresponsibility to whom, a people, a political party, a pledge… As we’ve sat back, watching this debt ceiling debate rage on, I continue to be struck by what Democrats and Republicans deem to be okay, what they consider to be responsible. It is responsible for both parties to give three trillion dollars in tax breaks…

Obama’s problem…quickly becomes everybody’s problem….

So then, according to the President, the best way to lead is to give up from the start? From David Dayden at Firedoglake: “…but there’s also a difference between the person who views those procedural blockages for what they are, and sees opportunities for pressuring those blockages through the court of public opinion, for making…

A Message From Rousseau…

“Usurpers always choose troubled times to enact, in the atmosphere of general panic, laws which the public would never adopt when passions were cool. One of the surest ways of distinguishing the work of a lawgiver from that of a tyrant is to note the moment he chooses to give a people its constitution.” –…

And now, a word from General Electric…

My fellow Americans… We here at General Electric feel it important to take a moment, pause from your Gulf Coast coverage to remind everyone out there just how much and why, we love America. Our love, it’s a lot. Simply, because all you people out there, our trusty employees, our consumers and our NBC viewers,…

A PSA from Harvey Kaye – Cultivate the Narrative

The challenges we face as a people are daunting and nothing less than America’s very purpose and promise are at stake. We need to reinvigorate American economic life — not to increase Wall Street’s profits and bonuses, but to create good jobs and provide better wages for working people. We need to put people to…