In case you missed this delinquent pomposity:
tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.comIn the final question of today's press conference, President Obama was asked by Jonathan Weisman of the Wall Street Journal how he would respond to Democrats who think he's compromised too much in agreeing on a two-year extension of all the Bush-era tax cuts -- even for the wealthiest Americans --
At least this time, instead of sending out his childish DLCer, Rham Emmanuelle, to call the left "fucking retards" and pretend it has nothing to do with him... He was honest enough to say it himslef. Probably the first time he has said something honest to the left given his crazy conservative policies that only a fringe right wing nut could love.
We hear you loud and clear, President Gimmick.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to announce a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers later Monday morning in his latest move intended to demonstrate concern over sky-high deficit spending.
So...instead of actually doing something real about "sky-high deficit spending" (like pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of schedule), we get a symbolic gesture that will reduce federal spending by less than 0.05 percent.
And with that symbolic gesture we witness President Obama's unfortunate alter-ego, President Gimmick. President Gimmick isn't serious about solving any of our problems, he's only serious about demonstrating his desire to solve our problems.
President Gimmick doesn't offer up plans designed to do anything, he only offers up plans designed to give him zingers for his 2012 debates.
If President Gimmick actually cared about governance, we'd have a comprehensive fiscal plan. Instead, we're getting cheap applauses lines. You think announcing a federal pay freeze represents toughness? Ha!
And now he has his zingers. Duck if you expected any progress in moving the nation forward.
Just trying to remember what the current Deficit Peacock and right wing concern troll, President Gimmick, would think about the kind of change Americans voted for compared to what he just called a great deal and pissed and moaned and whined at the left for not liking: Make the jump»
There is no doubt that many in the right wing - most in the GOP, for certain, and many conservative Democrats, as well. The same core group of corrupt politicians and the entrenched interests that own them and that always try to sell out citizens to corporations, no doubt - are desperate to take Social Security down and hand your retirement fate over to the same parasitic kind of corrupting corporate interests that robbed the entire nation to keep their elitist Wall Street and banking schemes alive:
Remember that these financial institutions are still living off the fat of their corporate welfare from the bailouts.
It is going to be harder for them to justify keeping their many sources of Bankers' welfare checks rolling as long as they continue to not lend anything out to help save main street...
So they are still desperately in need of new streams of money to keep their mega-bonuses flowing.
They need a long term and massive gravy train source, as well and to put it bluntly.
Currently, Campaign for America's Future is working to help the majority Americans that do not want to see Social Security cut or privatized get politicians on the record concerning protecting Social Security.
TAKE ACTION Help us get candidates on the record to promise to oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits or any privatization schemes. Ask them to sign the promise, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with their answer.
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The right wing, as it always does after a crisis that their free market ideology caused, is always looking to distort and distract from reality of what is happening. As evidenced in the very first link in this piece - Heck! There could be an illegal invasion about to start on near zero grounds (make no mistake, "regime change" and "pre-emptive war" are weasel words that the right and the media use that mean "ILLEGAL") and the GOP would try to distract with "issues" like "FreeDumb Fries".
Distraction and distortion is the only way the right wing (and the media that repeats the stupid) can keep you from talking about truth and reality. (More below the fold) Make the jump»
Juan Daniel Varela was the father of a 13-year-old girl and was a third-generation Mexican-American. He was a volunteer Little League coach and proud Phoenix resident.
Juan Daniel Varela is also dead now, after being shot by a bigot, Gary Thomas Kelley, that supports SB 1070. More on this Maricopa County slaying below the fold. Make the jump»