Give me a break, the issue is because Obama never used the word "consent"? I don't remember Bush ever using that word either yet he's revered for passing "tax breaks", even though they were concentrated at the upper end of the income scale. I think it's great that you're honest enough to admit that Obama cut taxes for the vast majority of Americans.
I find it amusing that you mention how these tax cuts/rebates didn't really work, without following that line of thought and discussing whether Republican's only economic plan for the past 30 years (lower taxes) doesn't actually work. Sure it had some impact when marginal tax rates were 70%, but they've been in the 30s for a while now. Surely at some point lowering taxes actually hurts the government? Obama tried to appease Republicans by making 1/3 of the stimulus package tax cuts/rebates, and what did he get for it? Very little economic impact, 0 votes from the Republicans (on anything) and a majority of Americans don't even know he cut their taxes (which I blame on horrible PR by Obama and the Dems mostly, but also on conservative media lying to people).
Obama promised those tax cuts during the campaign. He promised them not to appease Republicans but to get the votes of the middle class.
Might I suggest that you leave political analysis to those who know a little something about it? Your painfully amateur attempt here only served to embarrass you.
ed.Comment Posted By Anonymous On 14.02.2010 @ 13:23
The Rezko lawn is the most concrete proof I've ever seen that an individual politician is corrupt and the entire rightosphere basically ignored it. I don't know why.
I wrote about that lawn at least 3 times and got linked by Reynolds. It's a very complex story and the dots are difficult to see - they both hid their tracks well.
ed.Comment Posted By anonymous On 30.10.2008 @ 15:33
Don't forget Eve Fairbanks in that list of fabricators. Check "Fairbanksing" in the Urban Dictionary or just google either her name or her verb.
Yes, she is yet another 'journalist' who has been called on her published writings since her days at Yale, as a reporter/researcher with TNR and her work for both the NYT and The Examiner while an editor at TNR.
One day Franklin Foer will be "astounded" that her work did not pass fact checking, even though the evidence has been out there for a couple of years already.Comment Posted By Anonymous On 14.09.2007 @ 10:09
OHIO 2004: 6.15% Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in probability study
How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes
"In a sample of 166,953 votes (1/34th of the Ohio vote),
the Kerry-Bush margin changes 6.15% when the population
is sorted by outcomes of wrong-precinct voting.
"The 6.15% vote-switch differential is seen when the large
sample is sorted by probability a Kerry wrong-precinct
vote counts for Bush. When the same large voter sample is
sorted by the probability Kerry cross-votes count for
third-party candidates, Kerry votes are instead equal in both subsets."
A second, separate and larger sample confirms the pattern.Comment Posted By anonymous On 3.02.2007 @ 11:47
Maybe I missed it. When did Hugo Chavez become the Attorney General of the United States?
By the way, the United States was not at war with the Soviet Union in 1984, so, how do you arrive at a charge of treason?
One more thing: what about George H. W. Bush cutting a deal with Khomeini to hold the hostages until after the 1980 election in exchange for weapons from the new Reagan administration?Comment Posted By anonymous On 22.10.2006 @ 00:54
Shorter Moran: Well, there's not much reliable evidence here, but I hate the S.O.B. and you know how immoral those evil Leftists are anyway, so, what the hell, it must be true.Comment Posted By anonymous On 22.10.2006 @ 00:49
John Vanderhoef Said:
The world needs to see the truth, no matter who is offended. If my son were murdered, I would want the world to see it so they could share in my sadness.
A soldier of an invading and occupying army is not murdered; he is killed.Comment Posted By anonymous On 22.10.2006 @ 01:00
The freely-elected government of Iraq has ASKED America and the coalitition to stay until they can handle things on their own.
The insurgents may believe theyâ€™re the â€œgood guys,â€ but theyâ€™re trying to overthrow a fragile democratic (or at least trying to be) administration.
True Iraqis arenâ€™t trying to kill us; the enemies of freedom are.
Do you teach your students to parrot these and other boiler-plate bits of propaganda? Do they get extra credit if they report any expression of disloyalty they might hear in their homes?Comment Posted By anonymous On 20.10.2006 @ 17:44
Well, ed, since both sides see themselves as the â€œgood guysâ€, whose side are you on? Were the Nazis also good guys? Should we have aired German newsreels of heroic Nazi resistance to capitalist imperialism to provide balance?
The Nazis were not anti-capitalist; they were anti-Communist. And, being European, they were, of course, devoted imperialists.Comment Posted By anonymous On 20.10.2006 @ 17:38
CNN SEES NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US AND TERRORISTS
A view shared by an overwhelming majority of people currently alive on this planet.Comment Posted By anonymous On 20.10.2006 @ 13:57