Forward?

On May 2, 2012, in Barack Obama, Congress, Unemployment, by PolitowskiWander129

From the diaries. Dear Mister President: I stopped by your house the other day because I wanted to talk with you about what’s happened since we last met. I vividly remember the day you passed through my neighborhood during your 2008 campaign for President. I looked you in the eye and asked how your tax plan would affect a business I was going to buy. Ultimately, after describing a complicated tax scheme that seemed to require jumping through hoops to avoid being punished for success, you finished by saying that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody”. Surely you remember that, don’t you? More after the jump… In the time since we first met, a lot of folks have lost their job while you got the one for which you were applying. Funny how that worked out: millions of folks out here are living the nightmare of broken dreams, lost livelihoods, and crushing unemployment under your watch while you enjoy the perks of your new job being President of the greatest country on earth. It must be nice to get lavish vacations in exotic places for you and your family, playing unending rounds of golf at the world’s best country clubs while most of us Americans are just happy to be able to pay our bills. Your burdensome and punishing regulations made sure that job-creating small businesses suffer like never before. And yet, through it all, your friends, bundlers, and campaign contributors seem to be doing just fine. Thanks to your “spread the wealth” message, we’ve got people “occupying” legitimate businesses and industries, terrorizing the children of business leaders in their own homes, and calling for government control of everything and everybody. I thought you’d like to hear how all that is working out for us out here in the real world. Mister President, I think it’s time you and I continued our conversation. I tried early and late, but you weren’t home and I couldn’t find anyone to take a message. Perhaps you had a good score at the golf course today? Any luck getting more campaign donations? I’m sure that’s taking up a lot of your energy. By the way… you may have heard I am running for Congress in the OH-9 district. I’m going to win. Maybe you can stop by my office when you and your family visit DC and I’ll show you around my new digs. We can finish that chat then. Crossposted at Joe for Congress 2012

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High on (Conspiracy Theories About) Koch

On February 25, 2011, in Barack Obama, by LanaGalloway

Madison, Wisconsin — As I noted yesterday , the protestors here are obsessed with the Koch brothers. (Obsessed enough that most of them even know how to pronounce their name, which sounds like “coke,” not like the more phonetically intuitive pronunciation favored by former New York Mayor Ed Koch.) Yesterday afternoon a bunch of them migrated from the capitol to the office building where the lobbying firm Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC has an office. As I said yesterday, it’s been reported that this office just opened — the Capitol Times sources that to “an unidentified tenant” of the building — but it’s worth noting that disclosure documents indicate that a Koch lobbyist had an office on the eighth floor of the building in 2009; the newer office on the seventh floor probably reflects that the firm has expanded to seven lobbyists from the five they had in 2009 , hence larger office space (I left a message to confirm this but they may be ignoring calls from the media these days). Koch Industries employs about 3000 people in Wisconsin; their interest in influencing legislation and regulation there is nothing new. The conspiracy theory among the protestors is that Governor Walker’s budget includes provisions to sell state-owned power plants to private companies on a no-bid basis, and these power plants must be going to the Kochs. But Koch Industries has said they “have no interest in purchasing any of the state owned power plants in Wisconsin and any allegations to the contrary are completely false.” Robert Costa talked to Koch executive Richard Fink yesterday; “With the Left trying to intimidate the Koch brothers to back off of their support for freedom and signaling to others that this is what happens if you oppose the administration and its allies, we have no choice but to continue to fight,” he said. More pictures after the jump. Classy! And while it would be unfair to hold this against the protestors as a group, I’ll just note that, as with most left-wing protests, one of these guys showed up:

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If this weekend has taught us anything politically, it’s that the left is not interested in facts. Once a template has been established, no amount of evidence is going to usurp their idea of how and why certain events have transpired. After the Discovery Channel hostage situation , Media Matters grabbed the mantle of leadership and advised against jumping to conclusions: Today they have some more thoughts.  This time on the over-the-top violent rhetoric that is apparently emanating from the Tea Party side of the political spectrum. Either they weren’t logged in on Saturday or they are a consortium of political hacks that are more than happy to ignore certain behaviors if it advances their political agenda.  I’ll let you be the judge. (but the latter is the answer) After the horrendous acts of an insane lone gunman on Saturday, Twitter was abuzz with people on the left and right offering condolences to the families of the victims.  As is often the phrase when there is a political person involved in something like this, many were saying it was time to “put the politics aside.” Apparently the left did not get this memo. Warning: After the jump includes language some might find objectionable. It started with Markos Moulitsas, humanitarian and founder of DailyKos.  He began by attempting to sell his book : He then decided to target (excuse the language) more specifically who was to blame for the atrocities. Because after all, Sarah Palin had, during the election cycle, posted this map using a target to indicate that Gifford’s Az district was to be…um….chosen as an area ripe for Republican victory on November 2nd. Laying blame on this map and more specifically at the feet of Sarah Palin was viewed by many as inappropriately political given the proximity to the events that had taken place and the uncertainty as to the condition of the victims.  Certainly discussions of the motives would need to be had, but right now, the concern should be for the family right? Trying to make the point that politics should be put aside resulted in typical leftist eloquence. Because silence was not an option. Since after all… And they felt that something must be done about this over-the-top rhetoric! And not just Sarah Palin, but really… Because once again, just look at this map!! I mean clearly, it’s not over-the-top to say… Because unlike the left, the right is incredibly hateful! These kinds of threats are unacceptable! And I think we can all agree it’s certainly not the time for making ill-conceived jokes. Well, regardless, the left was united that the hate speech and use of violent, insulting & hate filled terminology must stop. Well…maps! There’s no maps like the evil Palin used on the left… Well….at least they never specifically targeted the district that Giffords was in using inflammatory or “violent” language… *Highlights were added – Ben Ok, but first of all, that’s not Markos.  Markos would never ever use that type of language, especially not about Giffords… *Highlights were added – Ben Oh…

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Jerry Brown Not A Fan Of Women. Or, You Know, The Truth

On October 28, 2010, in Barack Obama, by Markisacopyrightthief

Earlier this month, the National Organization For Women (N.O.W.) endorsed Jerry Brown for Governor of CA a mere 24 hours after an audio tape surfaced wherein Jerry Brown was heard agreeing with an aide that Meg Whitman should be called a “whore “. What’s a little sexism if it is aimed at a Republican woman! I mean, Jerry Brown is totally For The (Real) Women ™ , right? And The Children, of course. Only, not so much . (H/t JstJoan ) The above linked screen shot of a newspaper article is back from when Jerry Brown was previously Governor of California. It refers to women “pestering” Jerry Brown, who was himself quoted as saying “Can’t you get the women off my back on child care?” So, the N.O.W. endorsed Jerry Brown thinks that pester-y Meg Whitman, daring to run against him, is a “whore” , mammograms are a luxury that need not be covered by insurance and child care issues are oh-so-tiresome. Get off his back, man! More accurately, get off his back, kids and broads! Don’t bother him further by making him have any sort of actual plans for governing, either. He hates that too. According to Jerry Brown, you are supposed to just lie when running for Governor, and be clueless as Governor, as his appearance on CNN Late Edition in 1992 shows (transcript after the jump): Interviewer: You said something a moment ago that I have to follow up on and I have to draw you out on. You said you don’t have to lie anymore now that you’re not a politician. What did you lie about when you were governor? Jerry Brown: It’s all a lie. You’re pretending there’s a plan… Interviewer: What did you lie about? Jerry Brown: You run for office and the assumption is “Oh, I know what to do”. You don’t. I didn’t have a plan for California. Clinton doesn’t have a plan. Bush doesn’t have a plan. Interviewer: You said you had a plan for California and you lied because you didn’t have a plan? Jerry Brown: You say you’re going to lower taxes, you’re going to put people to work, you’re gonna improve the schools, you’re going to stop crime… crime is up, schools are worse, taxes are higher. I mean be real! “Be real”. Plans, shmans! That’s too much effort, man. Get off his back. Jerry Brown hasn’t changed at all. Jerry Brown admitted to totally lying when running for Governor. He admitted to having no clue of how to actually, you know, govern. He admitted to not even having any potential plans. Jerry Brown doesn’t appear to know much of anything. Except, evidently, that women should either be off his back or on their backs.

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