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Chrystia Freeland | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com
The Democrats are challenging that win-win story of American capitalism. Their contention is that the U.S. economy is failing the middle class. They argue that those at the top need to contribute “a little more” to help rebuild the American middle. Even more threateningly, they point out, as in their critique of Bain Capital, that some of the business strategies that have enriched the elite have actually hollowed out the middle.
politics  obama  to:fb  occupy 
july 2012 by deusx
Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics - The Daily Beast
The right calls him a socialist, the left says he sucks up to Wall Street, and independents think he's a wimp. Andrew Sullivan on how the president may just end up outsmarting them all.
politics  obama 
february 2012 by deusx
The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah! - Forbes
This is the true ‘bomb’ contained in Obamacare and the one item that will have more impact on the future of how medical care is paid for in this country than anything we’ve seen in quite some time. Indeed, it is this aspect of the law that represents the true ‘death panel’ found in Obamacare—but not one that is going to lead to the death of American consumers. Rather, the medical loss ratio will, ultimately, lead to the death of large parts of the private, for-profit health insurance industry.
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If you believe that the end of private, for-profit health insurance is some type of nefarious step towards a socialist society, then you might want to attend church this Sunday to mourn the loss of health insurers being able to worm out of covering the bills of a cancer patient because she forgot to write down on her application that she had skin acne for three months when she was a teenager.
health  medicine  insurance  obamacare  politics  usa  healthcare  obama 
december 2011 by deusx
Obama Now Attempting To Get Each Word Of Jobs Bill Passed Individually | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"This is a truly vital piece of legislation that needs to be approved in a bipartisan manner as swiftly as possible, and if that means passing it one single linguistic element at a time, then so be it," the president told reporters, claiming he and Republican lawmakers had already agreed on several synonyms that could be substituted for various controversial modifiers.
funny  theonion  politics  obama 
november 2011 by deusx
Jeff Schweitzer: Dow Hovers Near 11,000: This is Obama's Market
"With jaw-dropping, surreal, outrageous, unbelievable hypocrisy probably never before matched in scope and breadth, by the first week of March 2009, just over one month into the Obama presidency, Republicans were blaming Obama for the dire economic news. For eight years under Bush any bad news was Clinton's fault; just one month into Obama's presidency, Bush was innocent of all blame. We do not have a vocabulary that can capture the deep absurdity of this assault on reason."
bush  obama  politics  economy  republicans  crazypants  from delicious
april 2010 by deusx
Obama sends Molson beer to cover hockey bet - Yahoo! News
"President Barack Obama followed through on his hockey bet with Canada, sending beer to the prime minister."
canada  hockey  beer  obama  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Rachel Maddow rips apart Cheney, GOP attack machine - Daily Kos TV (beta)
"Again, my friends and colleagues in the media have two choices in covering this. You can just copy down what the Republicans and Vice President Cheney are saying, and click "send," call it journalism, or you can actually fact-check those comments and put them into context. Your choice. It’s your country."
politics  bush  cheney  obama  maddow  factchecking  journalism  from delicious
january 2010 by deusx
The Same Old Washington Blame Game | The White House
"President Obama doesn’t need to beat his chest to prove it, and – unlike the last Administration – we are not at war with a tactic (“terrorism”), we at war with something that is tangible: al Qaeda and its violent extremist allies. And we will prosecute that war as long as the American people are endangered."
obama  politics  terror  terrorism  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
Obama Orders Stephen's Haircut - Ray Odierno | June 8, 2009 | ColbertNation.com
"Under direct orders from Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, General Ray Odierno shaves Stephen's head. (05:15)"
awesome  stephen  colbert  odierno  obama  iraq  military  videos 
june 2009 by deusx
I smoke pot, and I like it - THE WEEK
"This is a profoundly necessary idea. If we’re to begin to roll back our stupid and deadly drug war, the stigma of responsible drug use has got to end, and marijuana is the best place to start. The super-savvy Barack Obama managed to turn a buck by coming out of the cannabis (and cocaine) closet in a bestselling memoir. That’s progress. But his admission came with the politicians’ caveat of regret. We’ll make real progress when solid, upstanding folk come out of the cannabis closet, heads held high."
pot  marijuana  drugs  warondrugs  culture  obama 
april 2009 by deusx
GOP Fighting For Money From Stimulus They Opposed
"House Republicans, as a group, may take great pride in the goose egg they offered President Obama's stimulus package. But now the unanimous opposition is struggling to bring that money home. "
stimulus  politics  obama  economy  gop  republicans 
february 2009 by deusx
At Dem retreat, a partisan love fest - Glenn Thrush and Patrick O'Connor - Politico.com
"A fired-up Barack Obama ditched his TelePrompter to rally House Democrats and rip Republican opponents of his recovery package Thursday night – at one point openly mocking the GOP for failing to follow through on promises of bipartisanship. "
politics  obama  economy  stimulus 
february 2009 by deusx
Barack Obama’s Prose Style - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
"Barack Obama’s inaugural address is proving to be more powerful in the reading than it was in the hearing. "
writing  obama  inauguration  address  speeches 
january 2009 by deusx
MotherJones Blog: Obama to Bush: I Can Release Your Records. Don't Like It? Sue.
"On his first day in office, President Obama put former president Bush on notice. His administration just released an executive order that will make it difficult for Bush to shield his White House records--and those of former Vice President Dick Cheney--from public scrutiny by invoking the doctrine of executive privilege. Shortly after taking office, Bush handed down his own executive order, amending the Presidential Records Act to give current and past presidents, along with their heirs, veto power over the release of presidential records, which are considered the property of the American people. "
obama  executiveprivilege  transparency  government  politics 
january 2009 by deusx
Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address - Yahoo! News
"Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee."
inauguration  us  politics  president  obama  speeches  addresses 
january 2009 by deusx
President Obama: Living Proof that Family Values Without Religion Build Character | Friendly Atheist by Hemant Mehta
"We hear so much these days about how traditional religious family values are necessary for raising moral children who can grow into accomplished adults,” said American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt, father of two. “But we humanists have known for a long, long time that ethical humanist values build character. The number of moral and accomplished humanists is legion. We’ve been honoring the greatest of them every year since 1953 at our annual conferences. Now Barack Obama has given us the opportunity to share this truth with those from around the country who come to our nation’s capital to share in the inauguration experience."
religion  atheism  president  obama  humanism 
january 2009 by deusx
The fringe movement to keep Barack Obama from becoming president. - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine
"If you thought Barack Obama's clear rout over John McCain meant we'd be spared a third Electoral College melodrama—well, think again. This time, the argument is not over votes. It's over Obama's citizenship."
politics  obama  citizenship  nutters 
december 2008 by deusx
Why Obama Should Keep His BlackBerry - BusinessWeek
"Obama comes into office as the first President both knowledgeable about and comfortable with the technology that runs today's world. This is actually an important and promising development and the worst thing we can do is try to force him into a technology-free cocoon in the name of security or whatever. Mr President-elect, if you want to keep that BlackBerry, please do so. Besides, we don't want a new President going through his difficult first weeks in office suffering from BlackBerry withdrawal."
obama  blackberry  security  email  internet  technology  president  mobile  politics 
november 2008 by deusx
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part of the primaries and the election as an RPG encounter
pokemon  rpg  gaming  politics  mccain  obama  clinton  funny 
november 2008 by deusx
Defining Bush's "Mandate"
"Winning 51 percent of the popular vote in Tuesday's election , Bush administration officials were quick to declare that the results constitute a "mandate" for Bush's second term. This interpretation of the election caught hold in the mainstream media-- a sign perhaps that White House spin was triumphing over the actual numbers recorded on Election Day. "
obama  mandate  bush  politics  2004 
november 2008 by deusx
Barack Obama and Joe Biden: The Change We Need | Amanda Scott's Blog: Barack in Jacksonville, FL: "Tomorrow"
"Tomorrow, you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election; that tries to pit region against region, city against town, Republican against Democrat; that asks us to fear at a time when we need hope. ... Tomorrow, at this defining moment in history, you can give this country the change we need. "
politics  obama  presidential  election  hope  fear 
november 2008 by deusx
Palin suggests Chronicle withheld Obama remarks
Just like Troopergate, she counts on morons to just believe without question or follow-up. So tired of the exploitation of fear and willful ignorance. "Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a campaign appearance Sunday, criticized comments about coal technology that Sen. Barack Obama made to The Chronicle editorial board in January, and suggested that the newspaper withheld the information from the public - even though the interview has been posted on the newspaper's Web site since it was given."
sfchron  news  palin  interviews  obama  coal  cleancoal 
november 2008 by deusx
Like, Socialism: Comment: The New Yorker
For her part, Sarah Palin, who has lately taken to calling Obama “Barack the Wealth Spreader,” seems to be something of a suspect character herself. She is, at the very least, a fellow-traveller of what might be called socialism with an Alaskan face. The state that she governs has no income or sales tax. Instead, it imposes huge levies on the oil companies that lease its oil fields. The proceeds finance the government’s activities and enable it to issue a four-figure annual check to every man, woman, and child in the state. One of the reasons Palin has been a popular governor is that she added an extra twelve hundred dollars to this year’s check, bringing the per-person total to $3,269. A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.”
socialism  politics  palin  mccain  obama  alaska 
october 2008 by deusx
Does Obama / McCain slash fiction exist? | Ask Metafilter
I really wish this question had not been asked. Mu, dear god, mu! "Does Obama / McCain slash fiction exist? If so, where can I find it and what are the major themes in the genre?"
slash  politics  deargodno  obama  mccain  fiction 
october 2008 by deusx
GOP Pundits Question Powell's Integrity on Race | NewsOne
"The same republican party operatives that were so in love with Colin Powell that they wanted him to run against Clinton in 96 are now questioning his judgment, suggesting that a highly respected, former soldier, general, secretary of defense, chairman of the joint chiefs of staffs and secretary of state make political decisions based on race. How low can you go?"
politics  colin  powell  race  obama  election 
october 2008 by deusx
Exclusive: Obama to call McCain 'erratic in crisis' - Mike Allen - Politico.com
"Branding his opponent as “erratic in a crisis,” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is preempting plans by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to portray him as having sinister connections to controversial Chicagoans. "
obama  mccain  election  president  politics  liars 
october 2008 by deusx
Obama campaign rejects Palin 'terrorist' gibe - CNN.com
"She referred to an article in Saturday's New York Times about Obama's relationship with Ayers, now 63. But that article concluded that "the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called 'somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.'""
palin  obama  election  politics 
october 2008 by deusx
Redneck Woman Rails on Obama Video
I want to think that this is just a weird funny video, but what I really think is that there are a lot of Americans like this. But what I really hope is that I'm mistaken.
scary  america  obama  video  politics  idiocracy  redneck 
october 2008 by deusx
Obama: "This is exactly the time" for a debate - War Room - Salon.com
"With respect to the debates, it's my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess. And I think that it is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once"
obama  election  president  economy  debates 
september 2008 by deusx
Jonathan Freedland: The world's verdict will be harsh if the US rejects the man it yearns for | Comment is free | The Guardian
"Of course I know that even to mention Obama's support around the world is to hurt him. Incredibly, that large Berlin crowd damaged Obama at home, branding him the "candidate of Europe" and making him seem less of a patriotic American. But what does that say about today's America, that the world's esteem is now unwanted? If Americans reject Obama, they will be sending the clearest possible message to the rest of us - and, make no mistake, we shall hear it. "
world  politics  obama  mccain  palin  elections  president 
september 2008 by deusx
Obama to Palin: 'Don't Mock the Constitution' | The Trail | washingtonpost.com
"The reason that you have this principle is not to be soft on terrorism. It's because that's who we are. That's what we're protecting," Obama said, his voice growing louder and the crowd rising to its feet to cheer. "Don't mock the Constitution. Don't make fun of it. Don't suggest that it's not American to abide by what the founding fathers set up. It's worked pretty well for over 200 years."
obama  politics  palin  election 
september 2008 by deusx
Transcript - Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech - Text - NYTimes.com
"The following is the transcript of Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as recorded by CQ Transcriptions."
politics  obama  acceptance  speeches 
august 2008 by deusx
Obama and McCain Tax Proposals - washingtonpost.com
"Obama's plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy. For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between the two plans is stark. While McCain offers a $269,364 tax cut, Obama would raise their taxes, on average, by $701,885 - a difference of nearly $1 million."
obama  mccain  taxes  politics  america  president  election 
august 2008 by deusx
rc3.org — The candidates on evil
"Warren asked both candidates the same set of questions — Obama went first but McCain didn’t get to hear Obama’s answers before he had his turn. If I had to pick one question that pretty directly illustrates the differences between these two candidates, it was Warren’s audience-submitted question on evil."
mccain  obama  politics  evil 
august 2008 by deusx
Barack Obama | Obama HQ Blogger: Barack in Lansing, MI: "We must end the age of oil in our time."
"We simply cannot pretend, as Senator McCain does, that we can drill our way out of this problem. We need a much bolder and much bigger set of solutions. We have to make a serious, nationwide commitment to developing new sources of energy and we have to do it right away. "
energy  oil  obama  politics  mccain  speeches  future 
august 2008 by deusx
Daily Kos: State of the Nation
"It is possible that we will have a President who not only will speak in full, complete sentences, but who will do so in a manner that is eloquent, and who will also be articulate and eloquent in delivering words he is intelligent enough to know, understa
obama  myhero  writing  speeches  eloquence  presidential  politics 
march 2008 by deusx
Commencement Address - Remarks of Senator Barack Obama
This strikes me as a hell of a lot more inspiring than that jackass Bush saying, "And to you 'C' students, you too can be president of the United States."
politics  obama 
november 2005 by deusx

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