Archive for June 29th, 2011

29
Jun
11

for old time’s sake ….. india, ireland & brazil

With love from three continents 😉

2012? Yes We Can!

29
Jun
11

target: reached!

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29
Jun
11

‘the jews aren’t going anywhere’

The American Prospect: For what must be the hundredth time, Politico warns that Jews are getting ready to abandon Barack Obama:

“One said he had the sense that Obama “took the opportunity to throw Israel under the bus.” … If several dozen interviews with POLITICO are any indication, a similar conversation is taking place in Jewish communities across the country. Obama’s speech last month seems to have crystallized the doubts many pro-Israel Democrats had about Obama in 2008 in a way that could, on the margins, cost the president votes and money in 2012 and will not be easy to repair.”

Oh, please…. We’ve been hearing this ever since Obama became the Democratic nominee in 2008. Jews don’t trust him! He had Palestinian friends! There’s that Reverend Wright! Here’s an article from May 2008: “As Obama Heads to Florida, Many of Its Jews Have Doubts.” And guess what: Obama won 78 percent of Jewish votes anyway. John Kerry got 74 percent in 2004, and Al Gore got 79 percent in 2000. In other words, Obama did pretty much exactly as well as other Democrats.

…in the end, Obama will have no trouble raising money, and getting votes, from Jews … Sarah Palin can put on a Star of David necklace, but that’s never going to convince Jews that they’re part of the Republican family. GOP candidates can talk about their love of Israel all they want, but it won’t be enough.

Full article here

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No harm was intended, I know, but I deleted a link in the comments today to the GOPolitico story mentioned in this article – because it was yet more fabricated and abysmal propaganda from that rag. Let’s just be mindful of their agenda – if I had a dollar for every time GOPolitico posted a ‘Jews Turning On Obama!’ article I’d be stinking rich. As endless articles by the serious media have shown, it’s a complete lie. Eg:

Ynetnews: President Obama continues to be popular among American Jews – in fact 15% more popular than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a poll conducted by Israeli lobby J-Street….

According to the poll, Obama managed to maintain his popularity among 59% of American Jews  ….  In contrast, only 44% of American Jews continued to pledge their support to Netanyahu….

Pollster Jim Gerstein told Ynet the survey results prove that whoever thinks Jewish support of the American president has been declining is “detached from reality.” (Full article here)

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So, no more GOPolitico ‘Obama Hates Israel’ links, okay? This is a fabricated-right-wing-propaganda-free-zone – links of that kind will be deleted, every time. Please, only ever link GOPolitico stories in the comments if they’re neutral and newsworthy (a rare enough happening on that site), otherwise I don’t want that cesspit linked here. Thanks.

29
Jun
11

‘eight myths to chill an old-school republican soul’

St Louis Dispatch: When Sen. Jon Kyl and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor quit the (no longer) bipartisan deficit-reduction talks last week, it was not exactly a “Profiles in Courage” moment.

Serious deficit reduction can’t be – and shouldn’t be – accomplished without tax increases and broad elimination of tax expenditures, which would have the effect of raising taxes. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform last year acknowledged that … But tax increases, in whatever guise, fail the current Republican purity laws…

It’s sad to see what has happened to the Party of Lincoln … Today we have the spectacle of smart, patriotic men and women putting their brains and integrity on ice to please a party dominated by anti-intellectual social Darwinists and the plutocrats who finance and mislead them……

Read full column here

Thank you PoliticalJunkessa

29
Jun
11

weepin’

And…..

Thank you Lisa!

29
Jun
11

‘we have a prepubescent congress’

PM Carpenter: “They need to do their job,” barked the president of Congressional trolls. If his daughters, 13 and 10 years of age, can get their homework done ahead of otherwise guaranteed disaster, then surely the grown men and women of high elected office can settle, on a timely basis, a debt-ceiling dispute that’s been charging down the foreseen tracks for months.

Jesus, I pity him. Obama is now having to publicly scold and even ridicule the infantile, recalcitrant yokels of the United States Congress, just to get them to do their bloody homework, for which they draw government paychecks…..

…It’s a tribute to Obama’s miraculous temperament that he doesn’t explode more often.

Full post here

29
Jun
11

give ’em hell

Welcome to our world, Tweety 😉

Thank you Doris! (Original video here)

Bob Schieffer:

Thank you Sonjia

29
Jun
11

fierce advocate

Text of the President’s remarks here

President Obama delivers remarks to the audience as the LGBT Pride Month event at the White House

29
Jun
11

now hiring

These and more jobs here

29
Jun
11

putting the gop in a box

Steve Benen: …. At a White House press conference this morning, the president did a very effective job at putting Republicans in a box. Either policymakers accept a balance approach, Obama argued, or the GOP will be exposed as deficit frauds who care about protecting the rich at the expense of everyone else.

… The White House message is obviously taking shape. Obama and his team want the public to know the administration is committed to debt reduction and tough choices, which will include calling on broad sacrifice, but which will protect key investments in education and health care. Republicans, on the other hand, … will fight to the death to ensure the wealthy don’t have to sacrifice at all.

The phrase of the morning is “corporate-jet owner.” I started keeping count of how many times the president used the phrase, and I think I noticed four separate instances. The point was to highlight a $3 billion perk available to those who buy these jets – a perk Republicans won’t touch because it would count as a (cue scary music) tax increase.

As the process continues, the White House message to the public will be pretty straightforward: we can have a major debt-reduction deal if only Republicans weren’t fighting so hard to protect corporate-jet owners. Why, the argument will go, won’t the GOP look out for students and seniors the way it looks out for the fat cats on the Cessna?

Full post here




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