From the daily archives: Sunday, March 21, 2010

After House Minority Leader John Boehner decries “back room” deals to get health care reform passed, Boehner votes against the reconciliation bill… which removes those very “back room” deals.

We’ve seen a Member of Congress who marched for civil rights forty years ago be spat upon and another called a nigger, like we haven’t changed as a society since Selma.

We’ve seen a defeated and pallor John Boehner scream and rant about Democrats not listening to Republicans about a health care bill that was virtually modeled after the GOP health care bill offered as an alternative in the 1990s to […]

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Did Lee Fisher miss the moment?

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Odd.? Every politico and his brother tonight is talking about Health Care Reform.? Even the wingnuts.? On Twitter, on blogs, on Facebook.? Everyone was buzzing with the news.? Lee Fisher was apparently watching basketball before turning in for the night…if you consider his social media updates:

Maybe Lee doesn’t do his own updates and his staffer fell asleep.? Maybe he does do his own updates but isn’t big on the whole social media thing.? Damn kids.? But maybe he watched some basketball and went to bed on the night when everyone else was waiting for the […]

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March 17-20 polling numbers in Gallup’s Presidential Job Approval Rating already up net 7%.? Approval up 3%, Disapproval down 4%.? 50/43.? Net 7%.? Look for it to improve further as health care reform gets done and the benefits start to reach actual consumers.? A major campaign promise was just realized within the first half of the first term of this President.? Book it.

Not one single solitary Republican will be on the right side of this.


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They meant this to be Obama’s Waterloo.? They walked into the legislative casino and put all their chips on black.

They lost.

Don’t take my word for it.? How about former Bushie and current fellow at AEI David Frum:

Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.

It?s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster. Conservatives may cheer themselves that they?ll compensate for today?s expected vote with a big win in the November 2010 elections. But:

(1) It?s a good bet that conservatives are over-optimistic about November ? by then the economy will […]

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Next time Republicans think they can outlast Barack Obama, I refer them to the above video.

Punch all you want, as hard as you want.

Lie all you want.

Scream all you want.

Shiver with rage.? Sweat with fevered hysteria.? Spit.? Wield guns.? Invoke Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Che Guevera, your fucking grandmother if you want.? Turn red in the face, that’s our favorite.

Wave any flag you want, paint swastikas on it.? Hammers and sickles, yeah, that’s the ticket.? Toss in a few pictures from Buchenwald.? Goose step, be my guest.

Touch on all the hot buttons.? Fellate yourselves […]

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Is the Pope Catholic?  (Those who don’t believe in the Vatican II need not answer.)

I’ve noticed that Fox News has been running three shots throughout the day.

The main shot is of the Fox host and whomever they’re interviewing.  Off in the distance, you can see a large crowd in the Mall.

The smaller picture is the events on the House floor.  Then there’s a close up shot of the Tea Party anti-health care protestors.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but Fox News has a documented history of presenting the anti-health care crowds being larger than usual.

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Listening to Jean Schmidt on MSNBC, who knew that Jean Schmidt would support health care reform but for the lack of the Stupak Amendment in it?

What’s that you say?? She voted against the health care bill in the House after the Stupak Amendment was agreed to?

Does anyone buy this press conference?

These are the same Republicans who glorified the executive orders and signing statements used by the Bush Administration in the War on Terror?…

Irony abounds.

[Update:]? Jean Schmidt and Michelle Bachman within inches of one another.? If they make contact, it could cause a black hole of […]

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When I heard that Steve Driehaus was now voting for the health care bill, my first thought was: “Did anyone tell Zach Space?”

As difficult of a job John Boccieri has in explaining his “no” to “yes” switch, Space has an even harder job justifying his switch to no as he’s a salmon swimming against the political stream.? That, Space should note, is when bears are most likely going to kill a salmon.

The political debate is largely over.?? Coverage over the Tea Party, death panels, the ads, the spinning, and the spending will take a break until it all […]

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Racism? What Racism?!

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Maybe Alo Konsen is right. I’m quite certain there were no racist or homophobic remarks hurled at Waxman, Frank, or Lewis. I’m having a hard time finding a single piece of evidence of racial undercurrents at any teabagger rally anywhere.

There is just no precedent for such behavior at teabagging rallies!

Oh, did I mention the “faggot” remark was actually caught on tape? I’m sure Alo will argue that they bleeped out the word “friend”.

LOL. How’s life in Delusionville Alo? I’ll see your […]

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Well, maybe Steve Driehaus read this post. Or maybe he just came to his senses.? But there he was, on every cable news channel, announcing a YES vote today on health care reform, waving some ridiculous, redundant, unnecessary executive order language they all claim solves their non-existent problem.

Thank you, Steve, for doing the right thing.? You could help in the future by noting that your “principled” stand on preventing federal funding for abortion was a total fiction, that you were pandering to your pro-life teabaggers, letting them believe the fiction, and that you were an opportunistic game player […]

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From a commenter.

So I just had another fun Facebook exchange with Amy Groya!

She updated her status to say, and I’m paraphrasing because she deleted me as a friend: Now I totally know why the mainstream media disregards the blogs because they do no factchecking and are completely unreliable!

I knew this was in response to the article I did about her on Buckeye State Blog, so this was my response:

“Amy, in December you told myself and many others that you were leaving to accept a paid position in the Fisher campaign. This isn’t something that I’m […]

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