Excellent use of resources, Obama. So stupid.
Michael Medved on how the Occupy Wall Street protests could make the 2012 elections mirror the tumultuous contest of ‘68, spelling trouble for a weak Obama. (via cheatsheet)
I’m guessing Michael fucking Medved has probably seen lots of movies about carnivals, but has never actually been to one.
George Will said a similar thing about this, that dirty hippies drove people to the Republicans in order to fight off chaos and lawlessness or some stupid.
I think I’m officially anti-anti-Occupy Wall Street. Still have reservations about goals/means/methods of the protesters, but ohmygod I hate their critics so much more.
But if they would just _________
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama never met to discuss the federal health care law, but Romney’s advisers did. New records reviewed by NBC News’s Michael Isikoff point out that ”White House officials had a dozen meetings in 2009 with three health-care advisers and experts who helped shape the health care reform law signed by Romney in 2006.” One meeting, NBC News reports, “was in the Oval Office and presided over by Barack Obama.” Jon Gruber, one of the advisers who attended the Obama meeting, said that the White House ”really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model.” Especially in light of Perry’s recent “Romney Remedy” ad, Romney is distancing himself from Gruber like an embarrassing ex, as aides have tried to suggest Gruber wasn’t a really an adviser to Romney. Read more.
At the heart of that ill will is a belief that Obama has been a fair-weather friend to congressional Democrats (and most of the party’s elected officials), using them when necessary (like now) and ignoring them the rest of the time."
Not anti-anybody. We’re pro-American citizen. Millions of Americans are getting kicked out of their house. They’re losing their education, their health care. They can’t take care of their parents. This is about people. Republicans are opening their bills. Democrats are opening their bills. I’ll go all the way to $250,000 if you want. Everybody’s opening their bills and they’re thinking, ‘Who’s protecting me from people stealing from me?’ This isn’t what I agreed on when I signed this agreement with this company. You add all these hassles up in your life — your hospital, your credit card, your education, your mortgage — and you’re getting nailed. And there are a couple of banks who created the instruments that made that happen. This is not a physical war. This is an oppression that’s quiet, and through money, and through services, and through small print. They want you to be afraid, and not to know, and they want to bewilder you. Between you and me, I shouldn’t get a credit card. But I got one. I didn’t even apply for it. Why am I getting a credit card?
This is not Tahrir Square. This is not Tompkins Square Park. This is not Yuppies against squatters. This is about minds. We need help from people who know. We need help from people in the financial industry who know. They should be here, too. He should want to see a better community. I want to see change in a systematic and legislative way. We’re looking for real results. We’re looking for protection for people. We’re down here trying to play bills. It’s serious out there, but it’s quiet, because it happens at everyone’s kitchen table. It’s happening household-by-household. There’s a sense out there, which I hope what’s going on here will dissipate, that there’s something wrong with me. I’m a jerk because I can’t pay that bill. There are working men who will march tomorrow. It’s all about people, who feel they got duped. There needs to be a systematic legislative change, so that this cannot happen any more."
I’m curious at the tone deafness of so many in our political class and the richest in our country. Is the goal to provoke people to the point of violence? Why wouldn’t you try to cool the temperature down? Why not throw people a bone?
You have millions of formerly middle-class people who have…
Dude, you ran some Olympic Games and can’t even bring yourself to admit that you brought “Obamacare” to your fucking state and that gives you the right to shit on the President’s foreign policy?
You talk about the U.S. “crawl(ing) into an isolationist shell” and waving “a white flag of surrender” and WE’RE STILL IN TWO WARS OVERSEAS THAT GEORGE BUSH STARTED, YOU ASSHOLE, AND BOMBING AL QAEDA USING DRONES, AND HAVE MILITARY BASES UP THE WORLD’S ASS, SO WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU FUCKING TALKING ABOUT, YOU POMADED POMPOUS POSTURING PISS-ANT?
Shit Romney is your name from now on.