Tag: Liberals

Liberal rule #1: Thou shall not cross Jane Hamsher

Cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles. My ranty screed thing the other day about Jane Hamsher (“Why I will never post another word at My.Firedoglake.com”) brought out a series of quite interesting responses. The version at Daily Kos drew almost 1,000 comments and earned me five donuts in the Tip Jar. Apparently it’s okay to call the hundreds of thousands […]

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Where are the “preemptive whingers” now that Social Security cuts are off the table?

Back in January, I wrote a piece called The very real attack on Obama’s mythical attack on Social Security where I talked about lefty pundits attacking President Obama for slashing Social Security, something he has never done and will not do. I was attacked myself in various venues for this piece. Those that I have described as “preemptive whingers” knew, […]

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The very real attack on Obama’s mythical attack on Social Security

Updated to correct a mistake regarding Medicare vs. Social Security. It all started when somebody over at Firedoglake (FDL) derisively labeled President Obama’s deficit reduction study committee “The Catfood Commission”. The complete asinine nature of such an offensive characterization is epic. I assume it’s called that because they believe it will lead to old people eating catfood instead of human […]

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While the left urges civility, the right finds excuses

I have found the national political response to the shootings in Arizona a fascinating study this past week. As I blogged earlier this week , when Democrats held out an olive branch to Republicans last year, asking for a mutual statement urging civility in political discourse, they were firmly rebuffed by RNC leadership. I had expected this recent tragedy to […]

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Andrew Sullivan: Obama ain’t done yet

While I don’t agree with him on everything, I appreciate Andrew Sullivan and his outsider’s (British) perspective on American politics. His essay in the Sunday Times this past weekend, titled “Listen up, the president is not for turning” is no exception. And it has some common sense observations that all of us, conservatives and liberals alike, would do well to […]

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Liberals give Obama a test no mortal could pass

I took a computer science class in college, a FORTRAN programming class. Each program I wrote was worth 8 points. However, there were at least 40 different things I could do to lose points. Mess up 8 of those those 40 things and get a zero. That’s unfair. And it’s exactly what liberals are doing to our president and his […]

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As goes Michigan, so goes the country?

Cross-posted at Blogging For Michigan. As I sit here in frigid Michigan this morning, I’m contemplating the state of our state. And pondering if we are, perhaps, a bellwether for the rest of the country, particularly in terms of Democrats and our political future. It’s a mixed bag in Michigan, to be sure. As I blogged about last week, there’s […]

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E-marriage: A new option for same-sex couples?

This morning Michigan Public Radio did a segment on a new proposal being put forth by Michigan State University Law Professors Adam Candeub and Mae Kuykendall that they call “E-Marriage”. They have created the Legal E-Marriage Project. Their project was announced in late October with this press release. Professors Candeub and Kuykendall argue that states should permit a couple to […]

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Welcome, Michigan Liberal friends!

Welcome, Michigan Liberal friends!

I am sponsoring the Michigan Liberal website for a couple of days. It’s a terrific site for anything related to progressive issues in Michigan and I highly encourage you to (a) visit and (b) support it with a little financial help. Totally worth the investment, in my opinion. I’m just sayin’… P.S. If you are feeling eclectafriendly, please vote for […]

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Of forests and trees and public options

Liberalism: Broad: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; A political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution. (WordNet) Liberalism: The quality of being liberal; Any political movement founded on the autonomy and personal freedom of the individual, progress and reform, and government by law with the consent of the governed. (Wiktionary) Liberal:: Broad: […]

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