Thursday, January 28, 2010

Home-Run Obama

Excellent job by our President last night.

Speech didn't soar or get too lofty. Very practical and he took some folks to task who needed it.

I support the President (though not blindly or quietly) and I support the House Dems.

The entire Senate can suck it. Those fuckers are a real problem. We must get rid of the filibuster.

News Analysis - Obama Delivers Confident Speech to a Skeptical Audience -

"He pleaded for patience and understanding. “I campaigned on the promise of change; ‘change we can believe in,’ the slogan went,” he said toward the end of the address. “And right now, I know there are many Americans who aren’t sure if they still believe we can change — or that I can deliver it.

“But, remember this,” he went on. “I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I can do it alone. Democracy in a nation of 300 million people can be noisy and messy and complicated. And when you try to do big things and make big changes, it stirs passions and controversy. That’s just how it is.”"

But, surprise, here's my problem.

I hope Obama's continued talk of Bipartisanship is only for show. He MUST realize that to forsake all progress in the name of bipartisanship is a horrible decision.

These people will, never, ever, ever, fucking work with you Obama.

Do whatever Kabuke you feel you need, but if it appears that this will be your actual governing strategy, I'll work my ass off to have someone primary you in 2012.

These people hate you. They hate that you are a black man. They do not see you as a legitimate president. There is no reason to legitimize them back.

Obama Emphasizes Bipartisanship: Dems And GOP Unite In Displeasure:
"And at the same time, his continued emphasis on bipartisanship worried Democrats, while failing to appease Republicans.

Some Democrats expressed concerns Wednesday night that he had failed to learn one of the key lessons from this first year in office: that efforts to find bipartisan consensus invariably lead to watered-down legislation that still doesn't get the GOP votes.

'It is fine if he wants to meet with Republicans once a week, but I hope he doesn't think those meetings will produce anything,' Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who worked on the losing side of the recent Massachusetts Senate race told the Huffington Post. 'I hope he understand that bipartisanship won't work and it won't produce the results he wants.

What Jon Says.

Jon Stewart Warns Dems: Republicans Are "F**king With You!" (VIDEO):
"Shocked that the Dems would make such concessions, Stewart asked, 'Don't you get what the Republicans are doing? They're fucking with you.' He then compared the ploy to the 'Wonder Years' where Fred Savage's character would repeatedly attempt to get into a station wagon, only to have his brother Wayne drive off. Stewart warned that giving into Republican agendas would be fruitless: 'No matter what you do, the Republicans are not going to let you into the station wagon.'

Correspondent Aasif Mandvi joined Stewart, going as far to say that Democrats should abandon their unrealized agenda and revert to Bush-era policies. To top it off, he unveiled a new logo for the DNC: a lifeless possum. Explained Mandvi: 'It says, 'You can't hurt us anymore. Because we're already dead.''"

He did stick to the assholes last night.

Obama Takes Crack At GOP For Not Applauding Tax Cuts (VIDEO):
"The Republican lawmakers in attendance sat on their hands while the president discussed policy provisions that, ostensibly, are very much in their philosophical wheelhouse. At one point, Obama turned to the GOP leadership with surprise: 'I thought I'd get some applause on that side,' he said.

So, apparently, did others. A Democratic strategist quite pleased with the chilly Republican reception emailed the Huffington Post the following: 'Footage of every Republican sitting when Obama talked about bank tax is going straight into every 2010 ad.'"

What Kerry says. I've been saying it all along.

Best get outraged and louder than the teabaggers toot sweet.

One EVERY issue.

Think Progress � Kerry tells climate advocates to get as angry as Tea Partiers.:

"Kerry told the assembled crowd that if “the Tea Party folks can go out there and get angry because they think their taxes are too high,” then even more people “ought to get angry about the fact that they’re being killed and our planet is being injured” by fossil fuel pollution:"

2nd place asshole of the night:

Chris Matthews on Obama: ‘I forgot he was black tonight for an hour’ | Raw Story


Super-Duper Republican ASSHOLE of the century:

Alito Mouths 'NOT TRUE' At State Of The Union (VIDEO)

Daily Kos: Greenwald on Alito: "A Serious And Substantive Breach Of Protocol":
"By contrast, the behavior of Justice Alito at last night's State of the Union address -- visibly shaking his head and mouthing the words 'not true' when Obama warned of the dangers of the Court's Citizens United ruling -- was a serious and substantive breach of protocol that reflects very poorly on Alito and only further undermines the credibility of the Court. It has nothing to do with etiquette and everything to do with the Court's ability to adhere to its intended function,"



Anonymous said...

The President's crack at SCOTUS was juvenile, at best. Its not very brave to publicly attack someone who cannot and should not fight back. J. Alito could very well be right, but he was wrong to break with the very appropriate rationale that judges do not bias themselves by publicly making political statements. Its one of those situations where the guy who keeps his cool ends up looking better- they both failed.

Moreover, the President is no constitutional scholar. Sure, he was a part-timer at UChicago, but he didn't even publish any articles- which is what con law professors traditionally do.

Chris Matthews is an idiot. I love him for it.

JPW said...

When dealing with juveniles....

He was spot on and should have gone further. Alito should be impeached for his behavior. Those 5 activists judges on the SC are nothing but Republican hacks. I'm all for opening up the SC for more judges and stack that court with liberals. Fuck 'em. Fuck Alito. Double fuck Roberts.

And, yes, Obama is a Constitutional Scholar. Just b/c you don't like it doesn't mean it isn't true. I've worked at a Law School for many a year.

"Chris Matthews is an idiot. I love him for it." - That's about all I need to know.