“I will never hide the truth because it’s uncomfortable.”……. Guess who said it ?
Yessum, our very own D.I.T.P. was The Won who up ‘n orated his message so succinctly. But wait…… there’s more. “I will tell the American people what I know and don’t know, and when I release something publicly or keep something secret, I will tell you why,” Obama said at the time. Mr. Tapper, I salute you, Sir. In this day and age, you are | Read More »
Jake Tapper pins Robert Gibbs like a butterfly.
As the guest host on Sunday’s “This Morning with George Stephanopoulos” show, Jake Tapper tried to school Robert Gibbs on the meaning of the word “transparency,” as well as the difference between public “voting” and secret “negotiations” on health care reform, but Gibbs was having none of it. By his own admission, Tapper — “in the spirit of the Christmas season” — gave Gibbs more | Read More »
The Power of Plain Speaking
Politicians of all stripes go to Washington and lose the ability to relate to people. Part of that is an inability for politicians to speak plainly, even when talking to the base.I have criticized Mitch McConnell repeated for wanting to beat the spread instead of actually beating health care. Being in the good old boys club that is the United States Senate means Senators often | Read More »
Jake Tapper illustrates the use of Twitter.
Somebody in the regular media was whining about what the point of Twitter was, a few days ago. The answer? Rerouting around obstacles. hey Chinese government – i found a way to sneak around your firewall on my laptop to get to twitter. Dont fear freedom, Chinese government. He’s also commenting on the ChiComs’ attempt to stop American media from interviewing students. Sounds like there | Read More »
Finally! MSM Admits the Health Bill is not just a Health Bill
From ABC NEWS “Brushfires and Fantasies” by Rick Klein: In a thousand-cuts kind of bill, some of the cuts are self-inflicted. The bleeding now, over abortion rights, adds to the long list of complications for Democrats who are balancing tricky math on the Hill. “An attempt at healing, though after the fact: “This is a health care bill, not an abortion bill,” President Obama told | Read More »
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ANOTHER Czar Rides The Bus…… Ladies And Gentlemen, Presenting Ron Bloom, Manufacturing Czar.
Once again, Jake Tapper leads the way……… http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/09/president-obama-to-appoint-ron-bloom-manufacturing-czar.html In Cincinnati tomorrow, President Obama will announce that he’s appointing Ron Bloom his Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, White House sources tell ABC News. Bloom is currently Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner as a member of the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry, named to that position in February. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/02/president-to-ap.html He will | Read More »
#FollowFriday Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Once felt dumb to email about phone calls. Then came blogging email. Then tweeting blogs. And now, I’ve CALLED about tweets. Circle of dumb. 9:59 PM May 2nd from TweetDeck … and now I’m blogging about calling about tweeting about blogging about emailing about calling … sigh. Twitter had a lot to do with the successful pushback on the Playboy article and the | Read More »
The White House has found a place for the Uighurs! Palau!
8,188.82 miles away from Washington, DC (if this site is to be believed), which is actually about 8,000 miles less than I expected. Then again, there probably isn’t anything there except empty ocean*, and if the administration was just going to dump terrorists into the water it would have said so. Palau (Who?) to Take in 17 Uighurs The obscure Pacific nation of Palau, one | Read More »
Tapper Thumper: Is Obama ‘Preventing Actual Reporters’ From Covering White House?
On May 20, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked a few salient questions about coverage of an April 27 incident at the White House basketball court, a sort of event after the event that the White House press corps was barred from covering. Tapper wondered then why the president barred the press but it later became clear that Team Obama was creating its own little media report | Read More »
Teh Twitter – Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Yeah. I’m hip. What of it? Let me tell you something about Twitter. Despite the many humor blogs you’ve seen written, most people on Twitter are not sending Tweets (yes, that’s really what they are called … sigh) highlighting every mundane detail of their lives. “About to eat chicken” … “Eating Chicken” … “Done with Chicken” … “Remember the part where I was | Read More »
John Dickerson nuances his explanation of Obama’s nuance.
He knows that you can’t just say – unlike, say, Jake Tapper – that the President likes to play with straw men, so he’ll sort of sidle up to it: The Careful Exaggerator… balances his rhetoric… study in nuance… practically grisaille… nuance-free exaggerator… exaggerates to free himself from the demands of the news cycle… hopes to do though this exaggerated description… plays Aunt Sally… doesn’t | Read More »
It Depends Upon What The Meaning Of The Word “Lobbyist” Is
Jake Tapper notices that Obama’s nominee for US Trade Representative, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, worked as a state and local lobbyist in Dallas; Tapper notes that he’s at least the fifth lobbyist picked for a significant position in the Obama Administration (and that’s before we consider family members like Joe Biden’s son or Tom Daschle’s wife). Here’s the Administration’s defense: “Ron Kirk has never | Read More »
Robert Gibbs May Have Some Competition
President Obama’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has recieved an F- for his handling of the Obama Public Relations effort by most objective observers. Maybe President Obama should provide stimulus to Julio Osegueda who currently works at McDonalds in Florida and is a 19 year old student at Edison State College by elevating him into the postion of Press Secretary for the President. Julio wants to | Read More »
Jake Tapper Cleans Robert Gibbs’ Clock
No words. Should … have sent … a poet. . You know, the phrase “bwa ha ha ha” is thrown around a lot these days … Seriously, that was game, set, and match. Gibbs’ stuttering and stumbling is already becoming the stuff of buffoon legend. This wasn’t even the only such moment in the grueling press conference today. When repeatedly challenged on what the President | Read More »
In which I interject myself into Political Punch’s comments section controversy.
Via Ace of Spades HQ, I notice that there were some fairly serious allegations made about Jake Tapper’s Political Punch the other day. The very short version? That the blog was deleting conservative comments while letting liberal ones go. That’s a pretty serious allegation – and that’s speaking as somebody with a reputation for cheerfully and publicly replacing troll posts with McCain/Palin campaign ads. So | Read More »