davidl on December 1st, 2011

Who says I never cite Morning Joe, video: Reax, Karen the Lonely Conservative: Tina Brown: Obama Doesn’t Like His Job, Doesn’t Know How to Exercise Power Ace of Spades calls this the one Morning Joe transcript worth a few minutes of your time. Head over there for the pertinent parts. Or kick back and and […]

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davidl on March 7th, 2011

The Audacity of a Dope, Jack Kelly explains the political phenomenon formerly attributed to one Barack Husien Obama, from RCP: Mr. Obama’s campaign speeches consisted mostly of empty platitudes, which nevertheless were greeted with wild applause. “Obama’s appeal comes not from the things he says, but from who is saying them,” wrote columnist Froma Harrop […]

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davidl on February 2nd, 2011

Coherence from Cohen, some sobering questions from Richard Cohen no Egypt, from the Washington Post: Egypt’s problems are immense. It has a population it cannot support, a standard of living that is stagnant and a self-image as leader of the (Sunni) Arab world that does not, really, correspond to reality. It also lacks the civic […]

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davidl on June 1st, 2010

So we have here, ladies and gentlemen, Obama’s Bay of Rigs.  Obama’s Bay of Rigs has been so disastrous he’s now seen as the disappointer-in-chief by Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews, who — get this! Last week Chris Matthews played a clip of me on this program impersonating Bill Clinton, and when I suggested, “What […]

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davidl on May 25th, 2010

“The more he talked, the more he got upset,” Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said. “He needs to take a valium before he comes in and talks to Republicans and just calm down, and don’t take anything so seriously. If you disagree with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re attacking their motives — and he takes it […]

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davidl on May 3rd, 2010

Matthew Yglesias gets it: I’ve been feeling like I should say something about the failed terrorist attack this weekend in New York but can’t come up with much beyond the observation that I don’t quite get why this is prompting so much less freaking-out than the Christmas underpants bomber did. Both seem on a par […]

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davidl on February 21st, 2010

Will the Senator accept the terms and limitations of Obamacare, WNYC: NEW YORK, NY February 19, 2010 —New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 86, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Lautenberg will undergo six to eight chemotherapy treatments, in three-week intervals, and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement released by his […]

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davidl on February 17th, 2010

Look who is slamming Eric Holder now: Poor Eric Holder. The fact is that he is none too smart … and none too versed in constitutional issues. Although Ronald Reagan did appoint him Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia! Ah, those were the days when Republican presidents appointed Democrats to judicial […]

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davidl on February 16th, 2010

Bye-Bayh, Fox News: Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this November, an unexpected decision that hands Republicans an opportunity for a pick-up in a year when Democrats are already defending several open Senate seats. And Barbara, Rich Vail, Vail Spot: I’ve just heard from an impeccable source that Barbara Mikulski, the Democratic Senator […]

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davidl on February 14th, 2010

The Won is no longer the one, Don Surber: xx Jay dumps on “president I’ve been waiting for all my life.” Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller — West Virginia’s other senator — got a little excited about Barack Obama in October 2008, when he told Jake Stump of the Charleston Daily Mail: “He’s the president I’ve […]

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Eric Florack on January 28th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. STATE OF THE ONE: If you’re interested in reading the speech, it’s here. Frankly, I had thought to do a running commentary on the speech, as I have done in previous years.  However, I got about a […]

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davidl on January 10th, 2010

“The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.” Illinois Senator Barack Obama(2002), via John McCormack, Weekly Standard. The dim one is only opposed to racists, when they are republicans.

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on November 24th, 2009

“Sen. Joseph Lieberman, speaking in that trademark sonorous baritone, utters a simple statement that translates into real trouble for Democratic leaders: “I’m going to be stubborn on this.”  Stubborn, he means, in opposing any health-care overhaul that includes a “public option,” or government-run health-insurance plan, as the current bill does. His opposition is strong enough […]

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