Manufactured outrage du jour
Two ridiculous examples of fabricated indignation from the right: 1.) Last night at an Obama fundraiser Robert DeNiro quipped, “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” Mr. Gingrich was not amused, demanding the president apologize. “It is exactly wrong, it divides the country,” the…
Reports of racism’s death have been greatly exaggerated
While it’s convenient for the left to ostracize a region they view as foreign, racism is not the sole provence of the South. Sure, it’s more pronounced in places like Meridian, Mississippi than Atlanta, but I heard my share of racist jokes in L.A. (People make certain assumptions when they hear a Southern accent. I…
The WH’s false narrative on Simpson-Bowles
Just saw Peter Orszag, Obama’s former OMB director, claim the White House abandoned the Simpson-Bowles plan because it had no chance of passing Congress. That may be, but that’s a bullshit answer. There was, believe it or not, growing bipartisan consensus about the Simpson-Bowles plan that, while imperfect, it was a sober and constructive road…
Birtherism refuses to die
Source This type of fanaticism may well ensure Obama’s re-election.
Is that all there is?
He’s abandoned tax reform as well as the recommendations of the deficit reduction committee he formed. So what’s the president’s plan? I pay attention to this stuff and I can’t tell you. Is it a lack of messaging or lack of will?
Obama could’ve prevented this
The biggest mistake of his presidency so far was failing to adopt the recommendations of his own fiscal commission. Had he done so the Republicans would’ve probably lined up in opposition and would’ve likely been held responsible for it by voters. But Obama punted on the Bowles-Simpson plan and the nation’s economic uncertainty drags on.