Archive for February, 2009

Obama’s Presidential Address For 2/28/09

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Economy, Video

It’s a pretty straightforward message, and it’s not as if he’s saying anything different than what he said on the campaign trail. These are the ideas he promised and now he’s attempting to deliver. So what are others saying? OBAMA TO LOBBYISTS: BRING IT ON by Steven Benen By characterizing his opponents — not Republicans, […]

February 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Republicans, Do You Want Obama To Fail?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Partisan Hacks, Republicans, Video

No? Well tell that to Rush Limbaugh. Because he apparently thinks you do. Remember when talk like this was called anti-American and traitorous? Personally, I don’t think what Limbaugh is saying is either of those things, but is it tired and sad? Most definitely. By the way, I understand that many of you have a […]

February 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The GOP’s Road to Relevance

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Conservatives, Republicans

Kyle’s post yesterday the other day about the need for the GOP to stop focusing on “how” it was going to come back from the wilderness if it ever wants to get back to relevance made a lot of sense to me. The political reality is that the GOP, despite its recent defeats, continues to […]

February 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

California Unemployment Hits 10.1%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in California, Jobs

The biggest economy in America is now suffering from double digit unemployment. So what about underemployment? Well, that’s probably closing in on 20%. Just thought you should know. Tweet

February 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Budget Cuts Student Loan Subsidies For Lenders

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money

And it looks like the move by new Education Secretary Arne Duncan could cripple an entire industry in one fell swoop. From Wash Post: The Obama administration has proposed a sweeping change in the $85 billion-a-year student loan industry, one that could fundamentally alter the business of lenders such as Sallie Mae. The proposal, included […]

February 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

What A Difference A Speech Makes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Polls

Gallup had Obama’s numbers dipping below 60% on Tuesday, the first time that happened since his inauguration. Today his approval rating is 67%. Not only that, his disapproval has dipped too. So before the speech he was looking at a +34 approval spread. Now it’s +46. But that’s the not the most shocking stat. Apparently, […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Jindal Admits Story Was Incorrect

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, History, Jindal, Voting

Earlier today I posted about Jindal’s suspect Hurricane Katrina story and now his handlers are revising the record. First, the clip… And now, the truth from Politico: The spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers, said the story Jindal told in his response to Obama actually took place some days later in Lee’s office — though still in Katrina’s […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

John McCain Agrees With Barack Obama

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Iraq, McCain, Obama

On a strategy for troop withdrawal and residual presence in Iraq, at least: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), President Obama’s campaign opponent, went to the White House Thursday for a briefing on the president’s plan for a timetable for a troop drawdown in Iraq. Before heading down Pennsylvania Avenue, he said he was already largely on […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

How Limbaugh, Hannity, And The Rest Are Ruining The Right

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Conservatism, Conservatives, Politics, Republicans

John Derbyshire has a great article in the current issue of The American Conservative discussing the impact of conservative talk radio on conservatism as a whole: [A]re there some downsides to conservative talk radio? Taking the conservative project as a whole—limited government, fiscal prudence, equality under law, personal liberty, patriotism, realism abroad—has talk radio helped […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Joe The Plumber On Shooting Dissenters

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Video, WTF?

Okay folks, I don’t care what party or political philosophy you subscribe to, but it’s time we all roundly shun this clearly fascist hack. Here’s the transcript… Back in the day, really, when people would talk about our military in a poor way, somebody would shoot ‘em. And there’d be nothing said about that, because […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »