To think, if Bill Clinton could have kept it in his pants, Jonah Goldberg would still be working away in the obscurity that he so richly deserves.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Reid Back-Burners American Jobs Act for China Trade Bill
There’s only one problem. The White House doesn’t want the bill.
Well then, Obama can veto the bill should it pass and explain himself. But remember, just because Republicans were for it in 2010 doesn’t mean that they’ll be for it in 2011. Especially if it looks like it might help the jobless rate.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Obama’s Deficit Focus is a Complete Political Failure
Hey Mr. President. here’s a free tip – if more people are working more people are paying taxes, more people are creating demand for goods and services so more companies hire and more people have jobs, fewer people are collecting unemployment, and I’m sure that you can figure it out from here.
Each of those things help to reduce the deficit.
Earth Abides is a great book. It’s one I re-read from time to time.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Political Forces Lining up to Raise Medicare Retirement Age
What, you expected something from the CPC? They might say something (or they might not), but they always get with the program at the end.
cwnidog commented on the blog post WikiLeaks Cables: Countries Put on TSA List After Attempted Christmas Day Bombing Were Angry
He said “Algeria’s security professionals were baffled by the move” and the designation “was at odds with President Obama’s Cairo speech calling for more solidarity between the West and the Muslim World.”
And Algeria had just learned how much an Obama speech is worth.
cwnidog commented on the diary post What Jonathan Chait Doesn’t Understand About Obama by Scarecrow.
Health “reform” also followed the pattern of leaving the malefactors in charge. What the country needed was a plan to disengage from the corrupt private insurance system and move to some type of government-sponsored health care system like that in every other advanced nation. These are the systems that have reduced escalating health care costs.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: “Reform 2.0″ = ALEC Astroturf
Have the Democrats who represent me in the Minnesota legislature warned me about ALEC? Of course not. They wouldn’t want to ruffle their centrist credentials.
“Centrist” – the other “Conservative”.
Shocking. Is there any segment of the D Party that still supports O?
Sure, go read the comments section at TPM, you’ll find them there trying to enforce orthodoxy and denouncing all who disagree with the Mighty O as firebaggers.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Torture Decriminalized: How the State Department Provides Space for the Culpables’ Book Tours
You mean like the 4th?
cwnidog commented on the diary post Carney on Obama’s View of Tar Sands Arrests & Protests: “I haven’t talked to him about it.” by Teddy Partridge.
You’d better clear the way, though, because there are other disappointed Obama constituencies joining us under here soon.
Pretty soon, there’ll be more people under the bus than on it.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Faith in the Federal Government No Longer Restored
More simply, it treats those that think government can be fixed the same as those that think it can’t.
That’s the problem Coach – many of us think that Government is fixed. Just like a professional wrestling match.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Remember When A Possible 9 Percent Unemployement Was Considered a Huge Crisis?
As long as the multinationals can make serious profits without hiring in the US, they won’t be hiring in the US. It’s time to make it *very* expensive for a US-headquartered corporation to outsource, or bring goods and cash into the US.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Rick Perry Now Wants to Fix the Program He Called an Unconstitutional Ponzi Scheme
He’s going to “fix” it the way a vet “Fixes” a puppy.
Americans have a Constitutional right to petition their government for a redress of grievances. That doesn’t only apply to lobbyists, and it doesn’t come with an cost attached to invoke that right.
It’s consistent with the Republican belief that you have only as many rights as you can afford to pay for. But let’s face it, people have had to pay for access to Congress for some time. They’re just not normally so blatant about it.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Issa Upset New York Times Figured Out His Conflicts of Interest
The gig should have been up a long time ago on the lie that tax cuts create jobs. If only the Ds would call the Rs on this.
If only the Ds would call the Rs on *anything*.
I think that you’ve hit upon the nub of the matter. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste and they need to keep this one going to keep fleecing the rubes.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Forget Personalities, the Catfood Commission Is Its Own Problem
Yes, it certainly won’t be helpful to the dream of taking three hundred million people off the government tit.
Let me help by recommending the first 556 people to unhook: Congress, The Supremes, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama.
cwnidog commented on the blog post Rick Perry: In Less Than Three Years, America Has Forgotten God, Needs to Repent
… except that fascism is a naughty word.
Cuts a little too close to the bone, dontcha know. It’s what we might call and uncomfortable truth.
If it is not going to deliver a lot of jobs, don’t call it a jobs agenda.
Well, not to be glib or anything, they’ve been selling the sizzle so long that they forgot there’s supposed to be a steak somewhere. The only bovine product involved here is bullshit.
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