Vapor Bill Gets a Vapor Score from CBO
The MSM would like the American public to believe that the Senate Finance Committee bill was scored by the Congressional Budget Office. After all, WaPo, the NYT and the WSJ reported: WaPo: “The bill would cost $829 billion over the next decade.” NYT: “The budget office analyzed the bill … its newly projected cost — $829 billion over 10 years.” WSJ: “The latest Senate health | Read More »
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The Washington Post catches up with me on the fundraising story. Yes, *me*.
A regular reader of mine might be forgiven for wondering why there’s any sort of surprised tone in this Washington Post article. Democrats Are Jarred by Drop In Fundraising Democratic political committees have seen a decline in their fundraising fortunes this year, a result of complacency among their rank-and-file donors and a de facto boycott by many of their wealthiest givers, who have been put | Read More »
WaPo retracts racism charges made by Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig.
Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig being the Washington reporters who did their level best to make their story about James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles racial: Though O’Keefe described himself as a progressive radical, not a conservative, he said he targeted ACORN for the same reasons that the political right does: its massive voter registration drives that turn out poor African Americans and Latinos against Republicans. | Read More »
Well, nobody expects Rahm Emanuel to be historically literate.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) In the process of reading this otherwise unsurprising WaPo article about how the President is still trying to figure out how to counter the quote-unquote “right wing noise machine*,” we’re treated to this bit from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: …the John Birch Society was created in reaction to Kennedy… Um. No. No, it wasn’t. I got no love | Read More »
Did Pelosi Roll Obama?
Politico is reporting that the President will back a public option in his speech before the Joint Session of Congress tonight. This means that the President will not get his public option through the Senate, nor will he likely have the votes in the House, since by including the public option, the political price for a yes vote became very high for moderate Democrats. Add | Read More »
Bob McDonnell’s “Macaca” Moment – And How He Can Get Past It
2006; Senator George Allen is running for re-election against former Republican Jim Webb. Despite the polls everywhere showing that the GOP was going to have a very unhappy Election Night in a few weeks, Allen was comfortably ahead and already planning his next six years in Washington DC representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. Then he (as he says), derisively referring to a video stalker working | Read More »
Zogby Poll: Obama’s Approval at 42%, WaPo: Senate Moves First on ObamaCare
From Bloomberg: A survey of 4,518 likely voters by Zogby International Aug. 28-31 put Obama’s approval rating at a record-low 42 percent; it also showed he’s well liked. “He’s got to get control of his presidency,” said John Zogby, president of Zogby International. And the Washington Post has the following assessment for Obamacare: With health-care reform, the administration appears to have two options, one of | Read More »
A 20 Year Ago Thesis Is Bigger News Than Van Jones, According to Washington Post
We now have definitive proof that the Washington Post is intentionally generating in-kind contributions to the Creigh Deeds campaign in Virginia.Having taken out George Allen over his macaca comment, the Washington Post intends to politically assassinate Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell for his college thesis written over 20 years ago.How do we know? Because of their coverage of Green Jobs Czar Van Jones. The Washington | Read More »
When Town Hall Anger is a Media Conspiracy
You gotta hand it to E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post. Really, the town hall angst is really just a media conspiracy to make Obama and liberals look bad. But what if our media-created impression of the meetings is wrong? What if the highly publicized screamers represented only a fraction of public opinion? What if most of the town halls were populated by citizens who | Read More »
Washington Post Examines His Thesis. Finds an Honest Man Who Keeps His Word.
Finally, twenty years after it was written and several major campaigns he’s run, the Washington Post is finally picking apart his college thesis.No, I’m not talking about Barack Obama. The Washington Post never bothered to track down and examine the college thesis of Barack Obama. But, it has found the twenty year old thesis of Bob McDonnell, the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia.With Creigh | Read More »
The Washington Post discovers fiscal responsibility.
The Washington Post, alas, gets this editorial wrong in the very first sentence: NO ONE LIKES to be the bearer of bad news — especially when it could threaten your multibillion-dollar health-care reform bill. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: considering the amount of time that the Right’s bloggers, pundits, and legislators have spent explaining why the Democrats in Congress needed to institute a | Read More »
Gray-beard Liberal compares Obama to Carter, while Sen. Feingold Predicts No Health Care Bill by Christmas
The degree of the political problem that President Obama’s “damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead,” approach to health care reform has caused the ruling party in Washington, D.C. is beginning to become clear from some comments made by cognoscenti of the Democratic Party. A gray-beard of the liberal establishment, Richard Cohen, wrote today in the Washington Post that the most apt comparison to President Obama | Read More »
Senior White House Advisor Uses the “W” word: Waterloo
The Washington Post is reporting the White House was taken off guard by the intensity of the left, and the digging in and hardening of their position on the public option. The White House is lamenting the power of the issue for the left, and that the public option has become the litmus test to them about whether any health care reform, is real reform. | Read More »
Greg Sargent Continues Carrying Water for the Left
Greg Sargent, a leftist hack who now pretends to be an objective journalist, has never been able to help himself. Those who follow his writings at the Plum Line, where he blogs, and on Twitter, can see for themselves that he is nothing but a leftist hack with a few posts thrown in for good measure to keep up appearances. Take today. Sargent decided to | Read More »
The Washington Post is now worried about Democratic tax plans.
The Washington Post has come out against the progressive tax raises proposed by Congress to pay for health care. It does so reluctantly – it’s not against the principle of progressive taxes generally – but apparently they feel that the combination of Medicare cuts and wider-than-expected targets for the surcharge are just unacceptable. …in principle, higher taxes for the well-heeled could make sense — as | Read More »