After a rough year, Democrats should savor what happened on Monday February 17, 2015. President Obama and Obamacare both hit 50 percent. The president’s approval rating is back at 50 percent in the Gallup daily tracking poll. He hit the halfway mark for the first time since June 2013 just after his most recent State of the Union and then […]Read more ›
President Obama came to Ann Arbor, Michigan yesterday to promote raising the national minimum wage to $10.10. His speach was full of energy and populism and had the crowd of around 1,400 on their feet and energized for the entire 35 minutes. Chris and I were there to record it. Before I came here today, I stopped at Zingerman’s, which […]Read more ›
It’s not the ideas they hate, is it? Republican obstructionism isn’t exactly new in Washington, D.C. It’s been all the rage since Barack Obama was elected President. Since then, a majority of Republicans have gone to great lengths in an attempt to torpedo his Presidency. The twisted irony is this: Many of the ideas President Obama and the Democrats have […]Read more ›
He’s reinforcing his vision for our country — the reason he was elected twice — and calling on Republicans to get to work. It’s unusual for the White House to start promoting a series of speeches days before they begin. But there’s a good reason they’re doing it now. They want to make sure people are paying attention. I feel […]Read more ›
He meant to (not) do that
Remember the horrifying graphic from Mitt Romney’s transition webpage that showed him as “President-Elect”?
Given his complete lack of qualifications for being president and the fact that he was so completely out of touch with most Americans, the very idea of Romney as “president elect” was enough give Democrats heart palpitations.
As it turns out, at least according to the story that’s being spun by Romney’s family and campaign officials, he didn’t really want to run for president anyway. It was something he did because he got talked into it by his son Tagg and his wife Ann.
Just another trophy to add to the shelf. Another item for his curriculum vitae. But not something he really wanted to do.
More analysis after the jump.Read more ›
He was warned, oh yes he was. Having missed Bill Maher’s “New Rule“, the GOPosaurs warned the president that, by God, if he made any recess appointments, well, they would just quit being all bipartisany. So he did anyway. 15 of ’em. Average number of days these folks have been waiting to be confirmed: 214. Now he’ll have to pay […]Read more ›
It’s starting to look like the Republicans are finally seeing the handwriting on the wall with regard to health insurance reform. The signs are everywhere. First we have the Club for Growth’s “Repeal It!” campaign. In this campaign, they are urging their candidates to sign the following pledge: “I hereby pledge to the people of my district/state to sponsor and […]Read more ›
A few days ago, I wrote a blog entry titled “Whither OFA?”. In it I talked a bit about OFA and where we’ve been over the past year. Looking forward, I thought some folks might be interested in learning how Organizing for America (OFA) is evolving and suggest that you consider taking another look. The executive summary is this: OFA […]Read more ›
Yup. Twenty demands by Republicans at yesterday’s bipartisan Health Care Summit to scrap all existing legislative efforts and start anew. And there were only ten of them there. Sheesh. Pat Oliphant nailed it: My name is Eclectablog and I am a politaholic. I actually took a vacation day yesterday to watch all seven hours of President Obama’s bipartisan Health Care […]Read more ›
This morning, the White House offered to put the GOP’s health insurance reform plan online alongside their own plan in preparation for Thursday’s bipartisan summit. Problem is: there isn’t one. Via Dan Pfeiffer at the White House blog: What you can’t do just yet is read about the Republicans’ consensus plan – because so far they haven’t announced what proposal […]Read more ›