davidl on June 18th, 2011

Dumbo’s Economics, how bad are Barack Obama’s economic policies?  So bad that his own chief of staff, Bill Daley has trouble defending them, from Matthew Boyle, Daily Caller: White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administration’s regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didn’t have any good […]

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davidl on October 3rd, 2010

Christmas in September, Bobby Gibbs floated for DNC chair, Frances Martel,Mediaite: According to Mike Allen‘s Saturday morning report, talks have begun within the party to gauge interest in Gibbs as the DNC head for President Obama’s reelection run in 2012. “According to people who have been consulted,” major Democratic donors have reacted positively to the […]

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davidl on June 22nd, 2010

Dumbo’s green energy delusions, Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post: [Baracl] Obama has made vilification of oil and the oil industry a rhetorical mainstay. This is intellectually shallow, if politically understandable. “Clean energy” won’t displace oil or achieve huge reductions in greenhouse gas emissions — for example, the 83 percent cut by 2050 from 2005 levels […]

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davidl on May 22nd, 2010

More of Mrs. Clinton’s smart diplomacy, via Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: Weakening US-Japan Relationships May Impair Crucial Social Networks Multilateral relations with emerging economies, the Japanese government’s bumbling over Futenma air base, and corporate breakups are reducing opportunities to build personal ties and networks that may be vital for Japan’s future Killing the golden goose,  […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the web….  The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. THE ESTABLISHMENT STRIKES BACK: I see the Washington Examiner making reference to an article over at The Politico : Politico’s Mike Allen and Kenneth Vogel have an interesting story today on an effort that has been in the […]

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davidl on March 12th, 2010

Alas poor Dirty Harry, Jay Newton-Small, Time: Both Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York say they firmly believe Reid will be reelected, but for several months the number two and three Democrats in the Senate have been trying to one up each other in wooing their colleagues. Schumer’s speeches to the […]

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General Alexander M. Haig, United State Army, died today at age 85,  from Mark Feeney, Boston Globe: Alexander M. Haig Jr., who as secretary of state declared “I’m in control here” when Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981, and as White House chief of staff seven years earlier was so much in control as to […]

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davidl on February 6th, 2010

Rush Limbaugh uses the term ‘retarded” a lot,  video: Hat tip video: Media Spatters. Tim Shriver, Special Olympics, soils his nappies, from Ben Smith, Politico: But the Special Olympics, which organized a delegation that ultimately accepted Emanuel’s apology and his pledge to stop using the word, is now asking Limbaugh to reconsider his language. “I […]

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Eric Florack on October 22nd, 2009

Welcome, everyone, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SITYS #7216:Fox News, yesterday: Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that the Bush administration had developed a new strategy on the war in Afghanistan before leaving office — a strategy that he said “bears a striking resemblance” to […]

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Eric Florack on July 1st, 2009

As goes Energy, so goes the country. “The worse, the better,” Vladimir Lenin is said to have observed. What Lenin meant was that the worse social conditions became in Russia, the more likely he and the Bolsheviks could foment a communist revolution. President Barrack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently updated Lenin’s […]

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Eric Florack on May 5th, 2009

The Jerusalem Post: Thwarting Iran’s nuclear program is conditional on progress in peace negotiations between Israel and the “Palestinians”, according to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. First of all, what, short of the destruction of Israel has ever been satisfactory to the Palastinians, and in particular, Hamas? Secondly, does Obama really propose letting […]

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Who’d have thunk,  Senator Charles Schumer, camera shy, Greg Sergeant: Senator Charles Schumer has privately expressed concerns directly to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel about Chas Freeman, the Obama administration’s pick to head the group that prepares some of the intel community’s most politically sensitive assessments, a person familiar with their conversation tells […]

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Eric Florack on December 17th, 2008

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble… …for a mouth that’s fresh and clean, no matter how dirty politics gets. We’re now hearing that Jesse Jackson Jr decided to turn state’s evidence against Blago, and has been doing so for a couple years. Let’s see,if […]

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