Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Jindal: The Party of No

25 Feb

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) delivered a lackluster Republican response to President Obama‘s address last night, following the now familiar Republican pattern of being able to define themselves as against the President. Jindal also “defended the virtues of small government that he said even his own party had abandoned in recent years.”

Last Friday, in a move of disingenuous hypocrisy, Jindal announced that he would reject roughly $100 million in unemployment assistance from the federal recovery package, claiming the temporary unemployment aid would eventually lead to a tax hike on businesses. Jindal’s decision ensured that at least 25,000 unemployed Louisiana residents would not be eligible for unemployment insurance. However, in 2005, as a congressman representing Louisiana, he co-sponsored a bill extending temporary unemployment insurance — similar to the type he now opposes — to those who found themselves unemployed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Further, as the Wonk Room reported yesterday, in Louisiana 430 people lose their jobs every day.

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Rush Limbaugh as Benedict Arnold

29 Jan

So we hear that drug-addict Rush Limbaugh, in a deeply unpatriotic move, wants President’s Obama’s quest to turn around the US economy to FAIL!
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And Limbaugh claims to be a patriot?

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Another Obama Endorsement: The Economist

30 Oct

Yet another endorsement for Barack Obama – this time from the Economist.

“It is impossible to forecast how important any presidency will be. Back in 2000 America stood tall as the undisputed superpower, at peace with a generally admiring world. The main argument was over what to do with the federal government’s huge budget surplus. Nobody foresaw the seismic events of the next eight years. When Americans go to the polls next week the mood will be very different. The United States is unhappy, divided and foundering both at home and abroad. Its self-belief and values are under attack.”

“Merely by becoming president, he would dispel many of the myths built up about America: it would be far harder for the spreaders of hate in the Islamic world to denounce the Great Satan if it were led by a black man whose middle name is Hussein; and far harder for autocrats around the world to claim that American democracy is a sham. America’s allies would rally to him: the global electoral college on our website shows a landslide in his favour. At home he would salve, if not close, the ugly racial wound left by America’s history and lessen the tendency of American blacks to blame all their problems on racism.”

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Al Qaeda Endorses McCain

22 Oct

In an endorsement that will not be welcomed by Mr McCain’s flagging campaign, the group said that if al-Qaeda wants to exhaust the USmilitarily and economically, the “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate is the better choice.

“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said.

“Then, al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.”

“If al-Qaeda carries out a big operation against American interests,” it said, “this act will be support of McCain because it will push the Americans deliberately to vote for McCain so that he takes revenge for them against al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda then will succeed in exhausting America till its last year in it.”

Mark Salter, a senior McCain adviser, had no immediate comment.

So: McCain is the man who will keep the US safe? Yeah, right …

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Joe The Plumber

17 Oct

Now we learn: his name’s not Joe, he’s not a plumber and he would do better under Obama’s plan! You gotta love American politics!

Last weekend, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) visited a quiet neighborhood outside Toledo, OH, and ran into a man named Samuel J. Wurzelbacher. Wurzelbacher, known as “Joe,” asked Obama if he believed in the American Dream and expressed his concern about having to pay higher taxes should he fulfill his desire to own a small plumbing business. “I’m getting ready to buy a company that makes $250,000 to $280,000 a year,” he told Obama. “Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it?” Obama explained that his tax plan is premised on the idea that “if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. If you’ve got a plumbing business, you’re going to be better off if you’ve got a whole bunch of customers who can afford to hire you.” Obama then added, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Wurzelbacher became an instant conservative hero. Right-wing media immediately latched on to him — who called Obama’s economic plan “socialist” — and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) quickly jumped on the bandwagon, lionizing “Joe the Plumber” in the final presidential debate last Wednesday. “What you want to do to Joe the Plumber and millions more like him is have their taxes increased and not be able to realize the American Dream of owning their own business,” McCain said to Obama. But the reality is far different. In fact, a progressive tax policy is exactly how “millions” like “Joe the Plumber” can realize the American Dream — a concept that McCain once understood years ago.

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Obama Won The Final Debate

15 Oct

No doubt about it. At times I almost felt sorry for angry old man McCain. Obama was poised, condidered, Presidential and eloquent. McCain, well, he talked about Plumber Joe.

Don’t just take my word for it though. The online polls (even from Fox News) agree that Obama prevailed.

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