Politics



  • The Cry of the Fragile White Male – Translated (0) January 17, 2017 Deb This was posted as a response to a friend’s post on Facebook. I had to steal and repost because … uh… well, you’ll see _exactly_ how we liberals and Democrats are responsible for Trump’s win. I’m calling it found poetry and titling it “The Battle Cry of the Fragile White Male”  – Translations are in ...
  • Why Dr. Oz Should Not Be the Ebola Czar (0) October 18, 2014 Deb And Other Answers for Michael Reagan Conservative radio host Michael Reagan, son of former president Ronald Reagan told online newsrag Newsmax today that the president shouldn’t have appointed a political guy to be the Ebola czar. He’d much rather have TV medical charlatan Dr. Oz. Okay, maybe we’re being a little unkind about Dr. Oz. He may ...
  • Palin Gets Debate on Training Wheels (0) September 22, 2008 Deb  Clerkwheel / Foter / CC BY-SA From the New York Times this morning: The vice presidential debate will have a different format than the presidential debate. While the presidential debates will allow McCain and Obama to engage in back and forth dialog, Palin and Biden will answer questions given them but not address each other. The ...
  • Union Thuggery on Morning Joe (0) January 13, 2012 Deb Steve Rhodes /Free Photos As usual, Morning Joe is on in the background as I work this morning. The big subject this morning is the shameful attack on capitalism aka vulture capitalism is a good thing. Over and over, Scarborough has trotted out the Republican mantra — Bain Capital was just practicing capitalism and hey, you’ve ...
  • Elizabeth Warren, Asbestos and Travelers Insurance (0) September 21, 2012 DebDid Elizabeth Warren side with insurance companies against asbestos victims? The Travelers insurance case is a lot more complicated than the media would like you to believe. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • What MaddowBlog Missed About Romney’s Comment (0) July 19, 2012 DebMitt Romney and the Republicans agree with the president that businesses benefit from public investments in infrastructure and education. They just think corporations shouldn’t have to pay for using them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Obama & Clinton: Chris Hayes Nails the Difference (2) September 6, 2012 DebIn last night’s MSNBC coverage of the Democratic Convention, Chris Hayes drew this contrast between Clinton compromises and Obama compromises. It’s definitely worth a watch. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy And there’s some truth. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Birth Certificate vs. Tax Returns (0) July 10, 2012 Deb Do you think the Obama campaign is drawing inspiration for their “where are the tax returns?” push from the birth certificate debacle? It’s been interesting watching and listening to this developing over the weekend. I’m hearing questions and comments about Mitt Romney’s tax returns that sound a whole lot familiar to anyone who followed the ...
  • Best Mitt Romney Quotes EVAH (0) May 17, 2012 Deb Mitt Romney, in repudiating the so-called Rickerts Plan to Stop Barack Hussein Obama Spending Once and For All, popped out a couple of totally AWESOME quotes that tell you all you really need to know. First: “There’s a fiction that you can get rich by stripping a company of its assets and pocketing the profits…Now some ...
  • More Romney Super PAC Ad Quotes (0) May 18, 2012 DebSo I turn on the TV this morning and the first thing I see is Brian Baker, the general counsel for the Joe Ricketts Ending Spending super PAC that’s supporting Romney. For anyone who slept through yesterday’s hysterics, that’s the super PAC embroiled in controversy after the New York Times published details about the Jeremiah ...
  • Mitt Romney Thinks Founding Documents Were “Inspired” (0) May 8, 2012 DebMitt Romney may have said a bit more about his beliefs about religion than he did about treason when he made this statement in response to the infamous treason remarks at his campaign event yesterday. “I happen to believe that the Constitution was not just brilliant, but probably inspired, and so was the Declaration of Independence.” By ...
  • Dear Mitt Romney This is NOT About Resentment (0) January 11, 2012 Deb   I listened to Mittens’s victory lap after the primaries last night and tried to put my finger on what was wrong about it. I could feel it in my bones, but couldn’t put my finger on it until this morning. Now I’m listening to Joe Scarborough going on and on about “the politics of resentment” ...
  • The Real Danger of Trump’s Birtherism (0) April 2, 2011 Deb Donald Trump Thumps MSNBC Hosts on Obama’s Birth Certificate 3/31/2011 Lots of conversation this week about Trump’s idiocy, cynicism and disingenuousness in demanding to see the President’s “real” birth certificate — as opposed, I suppose, to the one that’s officially issued by the state and serves as proof that he was born in the state of ...
  • Pre-emptive National Anthem Defense (0) January 19, 2011 DebJust posting a quick, pre-emptive note on the playing of the national anthems at this morning’s reception for Chinese President Hu — yes, yes, the band did, indeed, play the Chinese national anthem before the U.S. national anthem. No, this is not further proof that the U.S. is bowing down to the Chinese, nor that ...
  • Living Up to Her Image of Democracy (1) January 13, 2011 DebLast night, in his speech at the Tucson memorial, President Obama called on us to live up to the image of democracy held by 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.  This morning, Sam Stein had this to say at Huffpo: Challenging an audience to live up to a child’s expectation would seem noteworthy only for the low setting ...