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But then again, President Bush at least waited until AFTER the election before he admitted he’d break his no new taxes pledge.  Kasich did it Saturday some 17 days before Early Voting.

Notice what else is missing from Kasich in Saturday’s Dispatch?  Not only does he admit that he’s willing to consider abolishing tax expenditures (targeted tax cuts) to balance the budget, but there’s no mention by Kasich of his proposal to repeal Ohio’s income and estate taxes.  Only Governor Strickland brought it up.

The realities of, you know, having to govern are finally starting to sink […]

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It probably seemed like a good idea at the time for Rob Portman – accepting the nomination to be George W. Bush’s trade representative, precisely 5 years ago today.? After all, Rob Portman, now a famed Birther, who happily laughs at jokes claiming Barack Obama is an illegal alien, is a true believer in zero regulation of markets, to the point of ideological purity.

Today, 5 years later, we Ohioans live in the world Rob Portman’s slavish devotion to his ideology has created – a nuclear winter aftermath of total economic collapse created entirely by Republican dogma, a dogma whose […]

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I’ve been saying this to people for a while, but I haven’t blogged it in a while.? Time to fix that!

Democrats will be able to defeat Republicans by running against George W. Bush for decades to come.

Repeat.

DECADES.

And if Democrats don’t do precisely that in 2010, they will be committing political malpractice.? Some dude running for some random office 20 years from now in Anytown, USA, will have taken a picture with George W. Bush at his college Republican shindig and will whine about that picture’s use against him, and he’ll still […]

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I don’t think you have to be an expert to interpret this chart below. George W. Bush got us in a mess Barack Obama is digging us out of:

So, sure. Let’s debate jobs.

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Dear GOP Narrative Operatives,

Here’s a clue. Your latest attempts to build on the failed narrative from the last campaign that Obama is soft on terrorism is fraught with danger. I know it is tempting and nearly a tourette’s like tic with you guys, but you must know that you are entering a world of pain with this one. A world of pain.

Let’s imagine for a minute that you even have ground to stand on. We’ll act as if your current criticism for delays in White House comment on the Detroit crotch bomber aren’t met by a […]

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Earlier I posted about how far we’ve come in executive leadership by noting an article about a con man who duped the Bush Administration into thinking he could decode Al Jazeera broadcasts that contained messages for terrorists.

The recent failed attempt to down a passenger jet over Detroit again reminds me of how far we’ve come.? A diarist at DailyKos does a good job of putting together thoughts on something that occurred to me while watching the never-ending coverage of a rich Nigerian son who burned off his nut sack in an attempt to kill over 200 people […]

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Remembering How Far We’ve Come

On December 21, 2009 By

Amid all the HCR disappointment, Copenhagen hand wringing, and teabag nonsense, let’s remember just how far we’ve come. While the media and the right want to make a big deal of some White House attention seeking party crashers, today we note a report that a known liar and thief duped the Bush Administration into believing he could decode broadcasts from Al Jazeera into future actions of terrorists.

(Note: When your own attorney brands you a “habitual liar engaged in fraud”, that’s a bad thing)

You may remember some hinting among the right about terrorists using secret codes in […]

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A Visual Tale of Two Speeches

On December 1, 2009 By

Speaking to the nation from the White House Treaty Room at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Oct. 7, 2001, President George W. Bush announced the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom against the Taliban regime and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan:

Military. America. Afghanistan. Taliban. Every.

Tonight, President Obama:

Afghanistan. Afghan. People. Security. al-Qaida.

The contrast couldn’t be any greater.

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I always appreciate it when a candidate opens up to questions online, which Jennifer Brunner did today at DailyKos on the subject of President Obama’s Afghanistan speech tomorrow.? I like it even better when the candidate is responsive, which Jennifer was.? When the issue is Afghanistan, and a couple of questions immediately reveal the Hobson’s choice Barack now faces, you really begin to appreciate just how thoroughly George W. Bush fucked up our country.

Bottom line, Jennifer says it’s “Time to Bring Home the Troops”, “as soon as possible”, but when asked how this would affect our pursuit […]

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After Tim published the last video from the all-night Palin book signing camp-out in Dublin Ohio, people began to ask us if we had more footage. But of course!

When we originally went out to see what was happening at the Border’s bookstore in suburban Columbus Ohio where people were camping out to be the first in line for a Sarah Palin book signing event, we had no idea what we’d be in for. It’s always this way. What was apparent right away was that these people were literally dug in for the long haul on their support […]

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Update: You ask. We answer. For those wondering if Republicans are fucked up, thanks for searching and stopping by. Your answer is below.

Hanging around the Palin idiots as much as Eric and I did yesterday really gets you down.? It’s hard to believe there are this many people in America this ignorant, and so proud to be so.? Exhibit A is their utterly predictable reaction when someone tells them, straight up, “You voted for George W. Bush twice, you fucked up our country, you can’t have it back.”

There are no two single acts in the average American’s […]

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