davidl on December 20th, 2011

Those who can, do.  Those who can not, protest.  Ace digs up this gem: Analysis of OWS Psychological Types Shows Rank and File To Be Lost Souls Looking To Lose Themselves In Something Bigger, and “Leadership” Animated By Need For Validation and Control This is probably not surprising to you, so much as it is […]

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davidl on May 15th, 2011

Questions for Dumbo, here just one from Victor Davis Hanson, Pajamas Media: We are to believe that future additional drilling in the U.S. will not help lower world oil or gas prices, but calling on the Middle East to pump more, or praising Brazil’s proposed commitment to offshore exploration, will? VDH has a raft more […]

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Dumbo’s birth certificate, Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Obama as reported by George Stephanopoulos, ABC New, via ZIP, Weasel Zippers: “I think that over the last two and a half years there’s been an effort to go at me in a way that is politically expedient in the short-term for Republicans.  But [it] creates, I think a […]

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Eric Florack on September 6th, 2010

Mike Allen at The Politico: Seeking to bolster the sluggish economy, President Barack Obama is using a Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee to announce he will ask Congress for $50 billion to kick off a new infrastructure plan designed to expand and renew the nation’s roads, railways and runways. The goals, according to the White […]

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healthcare-reformQuestion #1 during much of the Health Care Debate was: “Why the rush?”.

I should have seen it at the time, but now, it is clear to me just how important it was for Democrats to pass Health Care Reform, in any condition.  Even torn to shreds.  Getting it done early in 2010 was absolutely essential.

Because that was the one chance that Democrats had of holding seats in November.

It’s a gambit that tries our souls and puts folks on both the left and right on edge.  By completing the effort early in the year, Democrats have essentially taken ownership of the election, or at least taken a position that gives them a stronger political advantage.  That is, stronger than they would have had if they had tried and failed to complete the work, or completed it in late summer or early fall.

The manner in which Republicans play this out over the next several months will have a greater impact than anything.  Even though a majority of Americans opposed the Democrats plan, ultimately the tide will shift on the perceived benefit of those in the middle.  Already, some Republicans are seeing the challenge of continuing to fight this head on.

Now, instead of fighting against a bad idea, instead of promoting a smarter model for Americans to address the real Health Care issues at hand, Republicans who go all in with […]

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Eric Florack on March 29th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble IT’S LAW, ALREADY….SO WHY ARE THEY STILL TRYING TO SELL OBAMACARE? That’s a question that a reader asked me in email just recently, noting that advertisements (Paid for with tax dollars?) are still trying to sell us […]

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