“Are you better off now than 4 years ago?”
That’s a question I’ve seen asked at several conservative blogs, as if to explain why President Barack Obama doesn’t deserve another term in office.
While the answer may seem as simple as a straight “yes” or “no” answer, I don’t believe the answer is that simple. [...]
Democratic President Barack Obama: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build [...]
I can relate to this on some level… Why would I abandon the candidate for whom I had great hopes for change in 2008, a president from my own home state of Illinois, Barack Obama? In fact, I even made a libertarian case for Obama in 2008 at Reason.com—which turned out to be hoping against [...]
From Modern Monetary Realism via The Masses: Obama could cite the 14th Amendment to blow past the debt ceiling, Geithner could mint platinum coins, Bernanke could order the Fed to buy $2 trillion in postage stamps (I hope they’re Forever stamps so they’re hedged against inflation) or Obama could stick to form– stand firm for [...]
I’m thinking the answer is yes… There are more political lessons to be drawn, other than the fact that this administration is full of liars and that Obama usually only helps non-wealthy constituency groups when he is scrambling for his own electoral survival. The political lesson is that pressure matters, but so does leverage. The [...]
As usual, Stuart Carlson of Carlsontoons.com sums it up best:
The use of drones to kill suspected terrorist began under former President George W. Bush, but that program has actually widened under President Obama to allow the targeting of American citizens. As noted David Kravets writing for Wired, drone strikes by the Pentagon and [...]
Good to see our system of checks and balances is working as intended… The government may not rely on a disputed law enacted last year to hold people in indefinite military detention on suspicion that they “substantially supported” Al Qaeda or its allies — at least if they had no connection to the Sept. 11 [...]
Why am I not surprised by this? The Obama campaign is warning supporters that unless they donate more money to the president’s reelection, what happened in Tuesday’s Wisconsin recall election may happen in November.
“What just happened in Wisconsin wasn’t an accident,” reads an email sent by Obama campaign manager Jim Messina on Wednesday. “Republican [...]
If you’ve been reading along here at Blogging Blue, you’ve no doubt come to understand that while I’m a proud progressive (and a member of the Democratic Party) I’ve been uh……less than enthusiastic in my support of President Barack Obama heading into the November general election. My dissatisfaction with President Obama stems from this promise [...]
I’ve you’ve been reading along here and at Blogging Blue, you’ve no doubt come to understand that while I’m a proud progressive (and a member of the Democratic Party) I’ve been uh……less than enthusiastic in my support of President Barack Obama heading into the November general election. My dissatisfaction with President Obama stems from this [...]