Archive for August, 2009

Obama Apologist Speaks Up – Sort Of

Posted on August 21, 2009 by

It’s getting rough out there for Obama apologists. Even we have a critique of what the prez is doing wrong. So to demonstrate the value of restraint, I’ll just offer some thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head. First, no matter how politically courageous, principled, clever and bull-headed our new president had been, [...]

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Top-Ticket Democrats Judging Obama

Posted on August 15, 2009 by

What was most interesting about Obama’s town hall in Belgrade Montana on Friday was the body language of the state’s three democratic honchos who sat together just behind the president: Gov. Brian Schweitzer, freshman Sen. Jon Tester and main man Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, who is determined to tease out republican [...]

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The New Backlash?

Posted on August 10, 2009 by

Wouldn’t it be ironic if current right-wing extremist behavior triggers a response by mainstream Americans similar to the reaction 40 years ago to the antics of the New Left? The “political theatre” of 60s radicals was, after all, intent on taking down “the system,” oftentimes showing utter disrespect and disgust for settled values. Decades of [...]

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The Right Wing is Having Fun and We’re Not

Posted on August 4, 2009 by

Congressional Republicans are enjoying themselves these days. During TV interviews they seem to betray a smug, almost naughty smirk when they talk about “birthers” and health reform opponents who have uncovered the proposed plan to euthanize the aged. Anti-Obama Republicans (are there any other kind) cleverly maintain a degree of ambiguity about the president’s origin [...]

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