Monday, January 26, 2009

We Won

I'm liking this...

Obama to GOP: 'I won' - Jonathan Martin and Carol E. Lee - Politico.com:
"President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. 'I won,' Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation."
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....but whether the Dems can act like they 'won' is another issue entirely.

Amen, amen, amen to what Duncan writes:

Eschaton:

"Bipartisanship Sucks

I actually hope every Republican votes against the stimulus package, and I hope that instead of trying to please them the Obama team comes up with what they think the right package will be. The Republicans should lay out a competing vision, which won't pass because they aren't in charge. Then, 2 and 4 years from now voters can judge the results and if they aren't pretty they'll know who to blame and decide that the competing vision would have been a better one.

With bipartisanship you'll not only get a compromise that sucks, when it's time to throw the bums out no one will be quite sure which party should be blamed. Then what new candidates do is just run against some generic 'Washington.'

Democrats have the presidency and big majorities. Instead of hiding behind the spread-the-blame-around tactic, they should announce their vision and run with it."
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Great profile on Rhambo

Partisan, Playful and Profane, Obama Aide Tries to Hold It In:

"How will the feisty, bombastic and at times impulsive former congressman blend with the cool, collegial and deliberate culture of Obama World? And one that is trying to foster bipartisanship? This is someone who once wrote in Campaign and Elections magazine that “the untainted Republican has not yet been invented” and who two years ago — according to a book about Mr. Emanuel (“The Thumpin’ ” by Naftali Bendavid) — announced to his staff that Republicans are “bad people who deserve a two-by-four upside their heads.”"
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No would could ever of predicted.... oh, wait, yeah we did predict.

Former NSA Analyst: NSA ‘Monitored All Communications’ Of Americans, Targeted Journalists:

"Last night on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” former analyst for the National Security Agency Russell Tice revealed that the NSA had collected “monitored all communications” of Americans and specifically targeted journalists."
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Sacrilege.

And Trader Joe's is the finest grocery store in existence.

Tax hike would put Chuck over its famed Two Bucks:

"Is this the end of Two Buck Chuck?

A proposal to raise the state tax on wine to a level more than six times higher to help close California's giant budget deficit would kill the $1.99 price for Charles Shaw wine, said Fred Franzia, who created the famous label sold by the Trader Joe's grocery chain."
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Cool.

NASA discovers evidence of possible 'life on Mars':

"WASHINGTON (AFP) – Plumes of methane gas detected on Mars could be a sign of geological or biological activity -- and possibly the latest indication that life can be sustained on the Red Planet, according to a study released Thursday."
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Via Shayne. Heart attack goodness... with pictures.

Bacon and Cheese Roll - FoodProof

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2 comments:

binky said...

Rahmmmmmm... (said in the marge simpson sister voice she uses to say "MacGyver"). He is a fucking bad ass. And he is our fucking bad ass.

JPW said...

I love the part of the article where he fucks with Obama by cracking his knuckle right by Obama's ear.

I bet those two dudes together are a righteous comedy team.