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Tweets Of The Day

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A funny thing happened on the way to Mau-mauing Barack Obama

So, Senator Elizabeth Warren and presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders have been on the warpath over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its attendant fast track trade authority. In doing so, they have engendered much support among the usual—and some not-so-usual—sectors. Namely, the people who always thought Barack Obama was a sell-out to corporate special interests, evidenced by him not frog-marching Jamie Dimon and other banksters to stand for federal indictments over the 2008 meltdown.

A funny thing happened, though, which should have been predictable to anyone who has seen Pres. Obama operate for the past 7 years: he fought back.

She’s absolutely wrong,” Barack Obama said, before I could even get the question out of my mouth.

Matt Bai of Yahoo has an illuminating interview with the President over TPP and the opposition to it from members of his own party, led by Sen. Warren.

As many of us on the “Obot” side have been saying:

“Think about the logic of that, right?” he went on. “The notion that I had this massive fight with Wall Street to make sure that we don’t repeat what happened in 2007, 2008. And then I sign a provision that would unravel it?

“I’d have to be pretty stupid,” Obama said, laughing. “This is pure speculation. She and I both taught law school, and you know, one of the things you do as a law professor is you spin out hypotheticals. And this is all hypothetical, speculative.”

It’s the idea that Pres. Obama would cavalierly undo one of his signature achievements—setting up rules so that 2008 didn’t happen again, rules which he plucked an obscure academic named Elizabeth Warren to help implement—to coddle the same Wall Street is ludicrous on its face.

Continue reading ‘A funny thing happened on the way to Mau-mauing Barack Obama’

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President at White House Emerging Global Entrepreneurs Event

3:30 EDT: The President delivers remarks recognizing emerging global entrepreneurs

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A Word from Eric Five

 

It is funny how the Elizabeth Warren cultists are unable (or unwilling) to see her con for what it is.

She fudges her claim that “nobody” knows what is in the trade deal by pointing to the fact that it is not available to the general public, but overlooks the fact that she has the ability to read the text of the proposed deal.

She is also an attorney so should be able to decipher what is actually in the deal that is suppposedly causing her distress, instead of stoking fears using hypothetical situations.

Sen. Warren is a prime example of why I truly loathe the extreme left.

They are ideologues who value their own perceived “purity” (or the purity of their chosen hero of the moment) over getting anything done politically.

They are exactly like the right-wingers who place symbolism over achievement.

They fail to understand that politics is not for their personal catharsis.

This impulse for purity lead to the rise of the Naderites, who made the election close enough for the Bush crime family to steal the election in 2000.

They prey on the naivety of young voters (or those new to following politics) who lack the historical perspective to understand the implications of any course of action.

They, the extreme right and left, both seem to share the view that the country deserves to suffer for not seeing things their way.

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Chat Away

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Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama touches the Hokie Stone before walking onto the field at Lane Stadium to give the Virginia Tech commencement address in Blacksburg, Va., May 11, 2012 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Today

3:30 EDT: The President delivers remarks recognizing emerging global entrepreneurs; South Court Auditorium

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On This Day: After some early morning basketball in Los Angeles, the President talks with the players who included actors Don Cheadle, Tobey Maguire, and George Clooney, along with two of Clooney’s long-time friends. Stacy Keibler is also at right.” May 11, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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