There was only 1 President at that lecturn yesterday and it showed.
Hint~ he didn’t ‘rush off’ to take his wife to a party, he stayed for 30 minutes of questions about taxes, the economy and Foreign Policy.
He didn’t act like he weas doing us a favor when he was POTUS and he still doesn’t. He is really passionate about what he thinks the country needs.
The other guy left for a party.
I turned on the TV and thought I was having a flashback or dreaming, there was Big Dawg passionately engaging the press on the US economy and what we need. He supports PAYROLL TAX CUTS as the best form of tax cuts to boost the economy. Thank you Bill.
Obama looked like the empty suit he is, just standing there, totally ineffectual as per usual.
We saw who the Great Communicator POTUS of our generation was/is, and his name is William Jefferson Clinton. As Krauthammer said, whoever suggested Bill take the podium is now no doubt off at their new assignment in the gulag.
Only someone as arrogant and narcissitic as Obama could possibly think it would be a good idea to bring out the Big Dawg into the press room to remind the American people of what a REAL DEMOCRATIC POTUS, a REAL CARING POTUS, an actual economically literate POTUS is like in that setting.
Bill rattled off all the information, EXTEMPORANEOUSLY, sans notes or TOTUS of course, totally engaging with the press. The sound of his ring thumping against the lecturn as he spoke brought back memories.
Sniff. I miss Bill.
We had it all baby, just like Bogey and Bacall…..
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Update: Check out Sean Duffy running for WI-07.
Update: As if to PROVE that he is indeed TOTALLY DISCONNECTED from the public perception, the chyron on CNBC now says Obama will appoint SEIU head ANDY STERN to the deficit reduction panel today!!! BWAAAAHAA!! UNION PENSION BAILOUT ANYONE? BWAAAAHAAA!!! Way to make it a total joke Obama!
If the Democratic leadership uses reconciliation I hope they are prepared for not only the backlash from voters, but for the future of the political system, since Dems will wind up in the wilderness for GENERATIONS….they will come after taxes next and not a voter in America will fail to connect them ramming through healthcare and higher taxes….GENERATIONS IN THE WILDERNESS for the party…..
@amandacarpenter Gallup poll finds Americans oppose reconciliation to pass health care 52% to 39%. 2/25 4:57 P.M. -
(PS if they use reconciliation and dont put in the Public Option their liberal base will be pixxed as all get out too! Double whammy, and IMO only Obama’s huge ego is still making this an issue. Move On, heh)
I know this is sacrilege for a lot of Dems, but at this point I am supporting Scott Brown and Sue Lowden. Ask yourself something Democrats, who the hell are we supporting and why?! These Democratic Senators killed prescription drug reimportation, they are gutting Medicare, they are rolling over on the main issues that the party platform espouses in re women and progressive taxation.
really powerful. h/t AceHQ
Love everything except the tiny clip of HRC in 93, i get why that is in there, but leave HRC out of it Had the DEM CABAL of Dunces we call the Party Leadership not Selected Teh One, we wouldnt be in this mess…those frakkers…
1/6 Update 8:34 am: CT AG Richard Blumenthal just announced on Squawk Box he WILL be running for Dodd’s seat. Hey, better Blumie than Dodd. Let’s hope it is harder for corpocrats to spin Blumie to being anti consumer after his many years of fighting FOR consumers in CT. And if you are in the GOP check out Rob Simmons also running for the seat. Blumenthal has a press conference scheduled for 230pm today in CT.
12:15am EST: WaPo breaking it…fingers crossed it’s true! Excellent!!
Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd expected to announce retirement, sources say Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.), a leading Democrat whose political star fell along with the nation’s economy, is expected to announce Wednesday that he has decided against running for reelection this November, according to sources briefed on the decision. Dodd, in his fifth term, chairs the Senate Banking Committee. His retirement would be the second such announcement by a Senate Democrat in 24 hours; North Dakota’s Byron Dorgan said Tuesday that he would not run this fall.
Breaking on Fox
Prosecutors wanted the 62-year-old William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, to serve at least 27 years in prison while the defense wanted less than 10 years.
Jefferson said nothing in court after he was sentenced. He was convicted in August of 11 counts, including bribery and racketeering. Prosecutors at his two-month trial said he took roughly $500,000 in bribes and sought millions more. He was acquitted of five other charges, including the one most closely associated with the money in his freezer.
The investigation started in March 2005. In August of that year, FBI agents searched Jefferson’s Washington home and found the cash. Prosecutors said he had planned to use the money to pay a bribe to the then-vice president of Nigeria to secure a multimillion-dollar telecommunications deal there, an accusation Jefferson denied….
This seat is held by Rep J Cao now, (who may be a RINO but who seems to be an honest man who loves America and is serving the wishes of his 76% Dem constituents, and all without stealing from people!)