“Damn, it feels good to be a crony…”
We have reported on the cozy relationship the website Think Progress has with this White House in the past. I think that it can be fairly said that TP is pretty much a propaganda vehicle. Basically an outlet of gussied up talking points for the #oldmedia to regurgitate. It certainly is not a legitimate news source. (As the below report from The Daily Caller illustrates.)
Above was the moment when Putin knew for sure that Obama wasn’t much of a player.
If Hillary or Jeb get the presidency in 2016, this will be very bad for the Republic. And we’ve had a lot of stuff lately which has been bad for the Republic. What’s even more worrisome is that I understand that the Bushs and the Clintons are family friends. Seriously, friends. Tell me how having either family running the show is good for America.
And the headline comes from the mouth of a professor at George Washington University, testifying before the House, who says he agrees with many of Obama’s policies.
In January Bloomberg reported that Tim Geithner called the CEO of Standard and Poor’s after the company downgraded US debt to explain that the move would have “ramifications” for the company. Now S&P finds itself embroiled in a lawsuit driven by the Justice Department which S&P says is punishment for the downgrade.
Many liberal groups are joining with IRS targeted conservative groups to fight the effort from the Obama administration to chill political work and speech. What is bad for the conservative goose is often bad for the liberal gander. Even still some believe that there has been significant pressure put on these liberal groups not to speak out. The ACLU however broke ranks and other traditionally lefty groups have followed. It’s really an existential issue for them. Obama isn’t going to be in office forever.
I personally like Ralph Nader. I think he’s wrong on all sorts of things but the sense when one meets him is that he is a man who really thinks about the issues and who does not drift with the political wind. He seems to be intellectually honest, which even though he’s completely off base on all sorts of issues, counts for a heck of a lot. Especially in Washington DC. He could have sold out. He never did.
Austerity? Austerity involves tax increases and big time spending cuts. I saw some taxes increased but I didn’t see much in the way of spending cut. What tiny bit was cut in sequestration was reinstated thanks in large part to the Republicans who couldn’t bear to see money to the military contractors reduced.