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Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have
compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive
orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse the president on climate
change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues,
according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts
working with the transition team.
A team of four dozen advisers, working for months in virtual
solitude, set out to identify regulatory and policy changes Obama could
implement soon after his inauguration. The team is now consulting with
liberal advocacy groups, Capitol Hill staffers and potential agency
chiefs to prioritize those they regard as the most onerous or
ideologically offensive, said a top transition official who was not
permitted to speak on the record about the inner workings of the
I have advocated something like this since Bush was “reelected” in 2004.
- as usual I have nothing useful to add, but I wish to point out that
our tax system is more progressive than Sweden’s if you ignore what
people actually pay.
- as usual I have nothing useful to add, but I shall express my fervent
hope that John Bolton is the Republican that Obama promised in the
Tom Brokaw (yes, he’s flipped) - McCain lost because his voters take up a significant portion of the nation’s square footage.
Townhall (Pantload) - we lost because John McCain failed to redistribute sufficient wealth to Joe the Plumber.
Townhall (Tony Blankley)
- we lost because McCain ignored conservative principles - it had
nothing to do with the GOP’s two unpopular wars, manifest corruption
and managerial incompetence, a collapsed housing market that resulted
in a 20-50 percent crash in the home values for most Americans, and a
financial crisis that threatens world prosperity and has reduced the
value of the average American’s stock portfolio by about 40 percent.
Townhall (Wynton Hall)
- we lost because nobody remembers the wonderful things unbridled
capitalism brings, like breadlines, Hoovervilles, disease, and death …
ah, the good old days.
“Shocked, shocked I am that my efforts to make selfishness a virtue by labeling it ‘conservatism’ have resulted in self-interested, ignorant Republican candidates who can no longer convince a majority of voters to pull the lever against their own interests.”
Four months after a DWI arrest and
revelations about an out-of-wedlock child forced him to forgo a run for
reelection this fall, the shamefaced Staten Island Republican is looking for a way back on the ballot.
Sure we’ll all be living in cardboard boxes, but this points to a Cocktober even better than last years’.
In recent days, Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) rhetoric toward Russia has mostly been overblown bluster, including an accusation that the country wanted to restore its old empire. However, since a cease-fire was announced and his predictions were proven wrong, McCain has backtracked, saying there won’t be a Cold War. To justify his new position, he told reporters in a press conference today:
In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.
Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) begins his Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “We Are All Georgians” with a warning about the seriousness of the recent conflict between Georgia and Russia:
For anyone who thought that stark international aggression was a thing of the past, the last week must have come as a startling wake-up call.
Perhaps McCain is giving himself a wake-up call, since just yesterday he seemed to have thought that “stark international aggression was a thing of the past.” In a press conference with reporters, he said, “In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.”
After months of negotiation, the House
today passed a compromise that, while far from perfect, is a marked
improvement over last year’s Protect America Act.
It is not all that I would want. But
given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence
collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay.
So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as
President, I will carefully monitor the program, review the report by
the Inspectors General, and work with the Congress to take any
additional steps I deem necessary to protect the lives - and the
liberty - of the American people.
Sure it’s a political calculation for the general election, but it’s
still disappointing. On the other hand, I trust him to end the war and
begin the long process of restoring our First and Fourth Amendment rights. Shit - that’s the first glass-half-full thing I’ve said in nearly eight years.
Another crack is showing in the McCain campaign’s attempts at crafting a down-home image.
The campaign contributed a recipe to Parents magazine, “Cindy McCain’s Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies.” However, it looks like it was copied directly from the Hershey’s site.
The McCain campaign previously got caught
copying some other recipes, purportedly from Cindy McCain herself, off
of the Food Network’s site. Just try to imagine the outpouring of
pundit outrage and ridicule if a Dem did something like this once, let
have been trying to post on Alan Keyes for like, what, a fucking week?
Wordpress and others (and you know who you are!) have conspired against
me. But finally, I can tell you that, yes, Alan Keyes is still bringing
Last week the Constitution Party decided that even for them, Herr Dr. Keyes was too nutty:
The pick [of radio talk-show host Chuck Baldwin] was
seen as something of an upset, given Keyes’ higher national profile.
Known for his fiery stem-winders, Keyes is a two-time GOP presidential
candidate who abandoned the Republican Party this month to join the
Constitution Party, which believes in limited government and is
committed to ending abortion and bringing American troops home from
But Baldwin’s roots in the Constitution Party run
deeper. He was the party’s 2004 vice-presidential candidate, and party
members said his stands were more in line with party thinking.
But did this stop Alan Keyes from running? Not in the least - he’s got a new campaign website and even a MySpace page.
He’s the Hillary Clinton of wingnuts. And he’ll doubtless suck a few
votes away from the Psychogeezer™. He won’t have as much of an effect
as Bob Barr or Ron Paul, but it’s all good. Run Alan run!
Been meaning to put this up for a couple days … if only I was a full-time blogger. Yeah - like Sallie Mae would permit that. Anyway:
Rep. Ron Paul is still in the GOP race and even drew 16% of the vote in the recent Pennsylvania Republican primary. Now his supporters are planning to stage a “revolt” at the Republican National Convention in September, possibly with the aim of securing Paul a prime time speaking slot.
Conservative radio talk show host Mike Gallagher told the hosts of Fox and Friends on Tuesday, “There is no question that this could be a major headache for John McCain.”
Doesn’t this make you love Paultards even more? Anything to knock the Psychogeezer™ off his stride. And, as John Cole pointed out, he’s got another problem - one Bob Barr:
And while I cheer this chiefly for the mayhem, the simple fact of the matter is that either Ron Paul or Bob Barr would be better than John McCain. I am still pretty convinced that Bob Barr is batshit crazy, but at least he has been right on some prettyimportant issues, and right on some trivial ones as well.
Fun times ahead. Count on it. Libertarian chaos comes home to roost. The GOP’d better batten down the fucking hatches.
Remember the good old days when Fred Thompson was wandering around the country trying to figure out why he wanted to be president? Remember when we spent hours debating the relative hotness of Jeri Thompson v. Liz Kucinich? Remember the little red pickup truck? Those were good times.
Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) said he would not accept an offer from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to be his running mate.
During an interview on “Hannity and Colmes” that aired Thursday, the 2008 presidential primary candidate said he is not interested in being on the GOP ticket.
Can you imagine the fun we’d have had watching these two Confused Old Men endlessly crossing the fruited plains and doddering from sea to shining sea trying to explain why we should let them reauthorize Operation Endless War™? Would’ve been good times.
I’m sure the MSM will be all over St. McCain’s views on equal pay:
Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) skipped the vote on the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which “restores the longstanding interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act,” overturned last year by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling. In New Orleans today, McCain explained his opposition to the bill by claiming it “opens us up to lawsuits for all kinds of problems.” Later in New Orleans, he added that instead of legislation allowing women to fight for equal pay, they simply need “education and training“:
“They need the education and training, particularly since more and more women are heads of their households, as much or more than anybody else,” McCain said. “And it’s hard for them to leave their families when they don’t have somebody to take care of them.
“It’s a vicious cycle that’s affecting women, particularly in a part of the country like this, where mining is the mainstay; traditionally, women have not gone into that line of work, to say the least,” he said.
So girls, the Psychogeezer says that a) you’re not very bright; and b) you don’t know how to do your jobs. More warm fuzzies after the jump.
Once again, the Confused Old Man™ demonstrates that he doesn’t know jack shit about the economy:
To help people weather the downturn
immediately, McCain was calling for Congress to institute a “gas-tax
holiday” by suspending the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and 24.4 cent
diesel tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day. He also renewed his call for
the United States to stop adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and
thus lessen to some extent the worldwide demand for oil.
Combined, he said, the two proposals
would reduce gas prices, which would have a trickle-down effect and
“help to spread relief across the American economy.”
Does McCain really think that the Exxon/Mobils of the world won’t just raise prices to pretty much where they were? Does McCain really think that retailers, already hurt by the economic crisis, won’t try to make some money?
And if it actually works? It encourages more driving and more consumption … and the price will go up! Way to go fuckwit.