Archive for July, 2010

The Cavalry to the Rescue

Posted on July 25, 2010 by

I’m struck by republican imagery that voters in the November midterm election can call on the cavalry to rescue a nation now held captive by democrats. Listen to Sen. John Cornyn of Texas justify his party’s strategy of blocking everything down the pike with a “D” attached to it. The republicans are playing out their [...]

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Working Class and Working Poor

Posted on July 18, 2010 by

I’m sure there’s some correlation between tax cuts for small business – promoted by the administration – and job creation, but let’s be serious here.  A lot of hiring “incentives” are – at best – used by retailers to bring on a few more sales clerks.  Retail sales is important work for entry-level and part-time [...]

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A Republican House – Good for Obama?

Posted on July 16, 2010 by

Polling and pundits suggest that republicans may take back the house in November. There’s a sentiment out there that this might be a good thing for democrats.  That, in particular, it helps Obama’s reelection two years later. We’ve been through this before.  I’m searching my memory… Some in the “new” left promoted the idea that [...]

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Supreme Game Changers

Posted on July 4, 2010 by

The republican campaign against Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court appointment was not intended to block her confirmation but to set the stage for future nomination battles, particularly those which could be “game changers.”  Here are the ages of current justices:  Ruth Bader Ginsberg – 77 Antonin Scalia - 74 Anthony Kennedy - 73 Stephen Breyer  - 71 Clarence Thomas [...]

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Flip Flop

Posted on July 1, 2010 by

I’m about to flip-flop. I’m ending my Obama-bashing. At least until after the mid-term election in November. I’m not telling anyone else what to do. There’s plenty to criticize:  Afghanistan, tepid reform, oil spill handling. But I’m done. It’s easier for me than for some of my friends and colleagues.  Compared to them, I’m an [...]

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