It wasn’t so long ago that Obama decided that he was the only thing between wall street and the pitchforks.   As I commented at the time in a Pajamas Media article, America’s bankers lack backbone. Maybe I’m being unfair to the current crop of bankers. After all, the problem has always existed. It’s just that […]

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davidl on July 30th, 2011

Where’s your plan Dirty Harry? Dirty Harry Reid owns default, from Paul Conner, Daily Caller: The Senate voted down a House-approved bill to raise the debt ceiling, leaving the ball in the court of Senate leadership to produce a deficit reduction bill, with just days before the Aug. 2 deadline. The vote was 59-41. Senate […]

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davidl on July 13th, 2011

Throwing Granny under the bus, from James Taranto, Wall Street Jourmal: President Obama is pulling out the big guns and pointing them straight at your grandmother. “Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3” absent an agreement with Congress to raise the debt ceiling, CBS News reports: […]

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davidl on April 12th, 2011

Geraghty’s Law Redux,  Jim Geraghty, the author law o eponymous law wins yet another convert,  from Micheal A. Walsh, New York Post: After weeks of warning of the apocalypse, the leader of the Democratic Party, who never met imaginary or borrowed money that he didn’t want to spend, is now celebrating fiscal sobriety? This about-face […]

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davidl on January 29th, 2011

Ok, maybe more like brunch, a very late brunch. WTF Congressman, Jim Moran (Dumb VA –  8) opens mouth and inserts foot, from Fox News: Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is blaming his party’s losses last November in large part on voters who “don’t want to be governed by an African-American.” Reax, Clayton Cramer: But […]

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Eric Florack on September 5th, 2010

Just going over some of my older writings and came across something at Pajamas Media: Obama’s efforts at solving the financial crisis are less than successful because you can’t use government to solve a problem created by government. The president would like us to forget this fact because to admit it would mean he would […]

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davidl on August 19th, 2009

Michael D. Shear and Ceci Connolly, Washington Post, happen upon the truth.    Albeit,  I am not sure they realize it: President Obama’s advisers acknowledged Tuesday that they were unprepared for the intraparty rift that occurred over the fate of a proposed public health insurance program, a firestorm that has left the White House searching for […]

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Eric Florack on August 18th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Unemployment Edition In honor of those who have lost their jobs thanks for Barry the O. DEATH PANEL:  If you’re harbouring any illusions  that the reports of a Death Panel being in this healthcare […]

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Eric Florack on July 10th, 2009

Ya know, there are times when you just have to let it out, and laugh in their faces. WASHINGTON (CNN) – Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter called his fellow Democrat, Rep. Joe Sestak, a “flagrant hypocrite” and accused his rival of registering as a Democrat “just in time to run for Congress.” … On Thursday, Specter’s […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the The “ChooChoo, Daddy!” Edition. The Honeymoon is officially over:  Jennifer Rubin: The jig is up. The stimulus is a bust. That has some serious political ramifications for Democrats who will be on the ballot in 2010. […]

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davidl on April 29th, 2009

Olympia Snowe writes in the New York Times, “We Didn’t Have to Lose Arlen Specter?:” IT is disheartening and disconcerting, at the very least, that here we are today – almost exactly eight years after Senator Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party – witnessing the departure of my good friend and fellow moderate Republican, Senator […]

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Eric Florack on April 8th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Free Internet edition Suicide by Billing Rates: Let’s call this what it is; the Associated Press is busily committing suicide. The fact of the matter is they need all the good vibes they can […]

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davidl on March 15th, 2009

Light up the victory cigar.  Team Obama has surrendered.   Operation Hush Rush is history. Mike Allen, Politico: Beginning Sunday, the White House will harness every part of the Democratic Party’s machinery to defend President Obama’s budget and portray Republicans as reflexively political, according to party strategists. A participant in the planning meetings described the push as […]

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Eric Florack on March 1st, 2009

Joyner, this morning: Via Glenn Reynolds, I see that Paul Kotkin has written an interesting essay on an “internal civil war” [Is there another kind? -ed.] looming within the Democratic Party: This is the Democratic Party’s moment, its power now greater than any time since the mid-1960s. But do not expect smooth sailing. The party […]

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davidl on January 2nd, 2009

It would be an embarrassment for the Democratic party, which suddenly seems to know nothing but since November 4. But for Republicans, the possibility of Franken, Caroline, and Burris all making it into the Senate is like hitting the trifecta — incompetence, nepotism, and corruption, respectively, will be the buzzwords for our new Democratic Senate […]

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