Did a digital libertarian run over Obama’s dog once?
I ask because it’s like this administration never passes up the chance to do that particular group wrong: One day after being sworn into office, President Barack Obama instructed federal agencies to ensure government transparency by complying with the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act law. [snip] One year later, Obama’s requests for transparency have apparently gone unheeded. In fact a provision in the | Read More »
Ah, so *that’s* why the new WH social secretary.
It’s been long enough to ease out Desiree Rogers and put in the person that the administration really wanted: a stone-cold moneymaker. The promotion of Julianna Smoot to White House Social Secretary is good news for wealthy donors to President Obama’s campaign, for whom Smoot — the chief campaign fundraiser — is friend and point of contact. Smoot, who had been working in the relative | Read More »
2012 primary reorganization feature, not bug.
Not to contradict Glenn Reynolds, but this report of the Democrats going ahead with plans to make it impossible for an upstart into do in 2012 what Senator Obama did to Senator Clinton in 2008 won’t offend President Obama at all. The President is the incumbent now, after all: he doesn’t want superdelegates and spaced-out primaries (and probably caucuses, soon enough) interfering with his inexorable | Read More »
TNR confused why OFA is DOA.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I mean, really: is this a trick question? Disorganized What happened to Obama’s massive network of grassroots activists? They sold out, is what happened. They sold out and cashed in, which is why the representative of the faction that wanted to make OfA a fully-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party is enjoying a six-figure salary and the representative of the faction | Read More »
‘The ‘Fortunate son,’ with malice aforethought’ open thread.
And if you’re wondering: why, yes. I enjoyed every second that I spent making this video. It was fun. Open thread. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet New Boss Rep Shea-Porter (D, NH).
So… four years ago, she was getting escorted out of town hall meetings; now she’s the one ordering the escorting. Sort of a microcosm of the selling-out story arc, isn’t it? …Shea-Porter can be seen instructing security to remove a man for standing to ask a question without a ticket. Shea-Porter previously held a lottery to determine who could ask questions. She can also be | Read More »