Responding to the Tea Party’s Secession By Other Means
Barack Obama / Congressional Republicans / Fiscal Cliff / Global Warming / Government Shutdown / Radicalism / Republican Congress / Republican Party / Unions

Responding to the Tea Party’s Secession By Other Means

Responding to the Tea Party’s Secession By Other Means October 13, 2013 DU Link In considering the root of the current divide that has led to the government shut down, I am reminded of a 1994 visit I made to a German refugee center where immigrants from the former Soviet bloc with some minimal German … Continue reading

Barack Obama / Bush Administration / George W. Bush

OBAMA SCORES HIGH IN LATEST PRESIDENTIAL RANKINGS, BUSH NEAR BOTTOM

OBAMA SCORES HIGH IN LATEST PRESIDENTIAL RANKINGS Sienna Research Inst. 2010 Rankings Full Chart and Press Release COLOR CODE BEIGE/YELLOW – TOP 14 IN CATEGORY RED – BOTTOM 30 President REAGAN GEORGEH.W. BUSH CLINTON GWBUSH OBAMA Experience 34 11 22 36 32 Party Leadership 5 27 11 23 21 Communication Ability 5 33 8 42 … Continue reading

Barack Obama / Bush Administration / Jobs / Legacy / Obama Administration / Obama Job Performance

Latest Economic Data Shows Steady Improvement

MULTI-MEDIA/INFOGRAPHICS: The latest jobs and GDP data shows steady but mild improvement in the economy.  Republicans attack Obama for, in essence, scoring field goals and not touchdowns on the economy, ignoring the fact that at least we are on offense now and not losing ground like we had been under Bush. The Economy From: Advance … Continue reading

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom
Barack Obama / Budget Cuts / Bush Tax Cuts / Jobs / Republican Party / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma / Teabaggers

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom

STANDARD & POOR’S AND THE FOLLY OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM August 12, 2011 In its controversial decision to downgrade U.S. bonds, Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) embraced the “conventional wisdom” calling for substantial cuts in government spending. Conventional wisdom, however, usually is more of a reflection of prevailing dogma than actual wisdom and, in the words of … Continue reading

Debt Ceiling 101: Five Things You Should Know
Barack Obama / Budget Cuts / Bush Tax Cuts / Reagan Deification / Republican Congress / Supply-Side Economics

Debt Ceiling 101: Five Things You Should Know

Debt Ceiling 101:  Five Things You Should Know By Bennet Kelley July 9, 2011 While Los Angeles braces for the upcoming Carmageddon, the sense of horror felt over not being able to use 10 miles of freeway for a weekend is amplified by the fact that those who somehow manage to survive will face yet … Continue reading

2010 Elections / Barack Obama / Bush Tax Cuts / Congressional Republicans / George W. Bush Legacy / Stimulus Package / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma

Surgeon General’s Warning: Voting GOP May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Since this election clearly impacts the well being of all Americans, Surgeon General Benjamin can issue warnings to be placed in voting booths across the country. Given that time is short and this is somewhat of a “unique” interpretation of the Surgeon General’s role, I have taken the liberty to list a few warnings that Dr. Benjamin might want to consider.
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Barack Obama / Claiborne Pell / Democratic Party / Health Care Reform / Obama Job Performance

Left, Right and Reality in Obamaland

If you traveled through the blogosphere this year, you would think that the country has three presidents — a foreign born socialist dictator; a tool of “business class rule and militarism” and Barack Obama who, despite the slurs being hurled on the right and left, is doing a pretty good job. Continue reading