Had an appointment Wednesday with a doc who's a democrat.Very interested in politics, very smart. Husband is a reporter for the Times and one of her patients is the chief of staff of a well known very liberal dem.
The doc told the C.O. S. she had studied the health care bill and is unable to understand it. The chief of staff said neither could he.
Obama's perhaps fatal flaw is too much Adlai Stevenson and too little Ross Perot.
The media are projecting dem losses when the newly elected republican governors preside over the redistricting.
Mostly we've lost the State Houses where we had very few representatives to protect. Conversely there's an encouraging list of battleground states which had Republican governors in 2001 and will have a dem this time.
With respect to his fear when he sees someone in traditional muslim garb board his plane, that seems like an honest observation. Should he have said it pleases him?
With respect to his comment that we are at the beginning of a long lasting conflict with a militant muslim movement,that seems like a widely shared geopolitical judgement(Not mine BTW) rather than bias against a particular group.
that if the Tarp hadn't saved the banks there'd be nobody to send out the eviction notices. Everyone could just remain in their homes. And now they were no longer under water it would be worth spending money fixing them up which would generate employment for the companies making cleaning supplies and appliances. Putting people back to work.
And we'd finally redistribute wealth back to 1952 levels.
We had greatness thrust upon us.....And we ducked.
Who can now confidently state that reliance on a policy which worked by financing overpriced housing was better than using surplus savings for higher public investment? Similarly, who can confidently state that it must be be better to rely on relaunching a private credit boom than on higher public investment.
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Like, what's eating Gilbert Grape? usually people who resign to spend more time with their family just kina fade away. But Jason's got a case of heartburn, and The Don'a just may be his roll of Tums. Look out, Stumpy Trumpy. Short fingers can still get burned.
61% of Americans think pot should be legal. The percentage of young voters who support legalization is significantly higher. The war on drugs has disproportionately harmed people of color with blacks nearly four times more likely to be arrested on pot charges. Marijuana has proven medical value. Yet Democrats refuse to embrace Tulsi Gabbard's commonsense bill to legalize it.