LBJ, Reagan and the Great American Paradox June 4, 2014 Link Name the hawkish former President that liberals love to hate who cut taxes shortly after taking office, presided over a booming economy with low unemployment, reduced the national debt and whose legacy shapes much of today’s debate? If you said Ronald Reagan, guess again. …
The Road to Shut Down ’13: From the Clinton Wars to the New Confederates The 2013 shut down of the government by Tea Party Republicans is not an event that just spontaneously sprung up this year, but rather is the result of over twenty years of actions each building on the next that made this …
Politics of health care reform View more presentations from Bennet Kelley
JUST SAY NO POWERPOINT
TWO NEW POLLS TAKEN TWO DAYS FOLLOWING HOUSE PASSAGE OF HEALTH CARE REFORM COMPARED TO TWO DAYS EARLIER – MAJOR SHIFT IN SUPPORT TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT
Only two years ago, John McCain refused to allow his campaign to be a platform for bigotry by telling supporters that then-Senator Obama was “a decent family man” who they need not fear as president. Now it is time for House Minority Leader Boehner to back away from his “Armageddon” fear mongering and tell us who most represents American values – Gabby Giffords or a terrorist? Who should we be most proud of, civil rights hero John Lewis or the tea bag protester who called him a “nigger”? It is not enough for Boehner to say these actions are wrong, if he leaves unchecked the hatred his party so diligently pollinated.
The President has embraced this crucible, but needs to remind Congress and the nation that we cannot escape history and ultimately the decisions that we make in the coming months are not about 2010 but where we will be in 2020 and beyond.
Democrats need to make it abundantly clear that they hear the cries of PTA parents of Main Street and not the AIG barons of Wall Street. More importantly, they must become a voice for them by taking on and fighting the Goliaths who got us into this mess.
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.
Unlike 1994, today’s GOP is on the road to perdition not revival. After five months, the Congressional Republicans have been out of step with the public on every major issue. Blocking Obama’s health plan may lead to a backlash that only accelerates the party’s descent, and come November, Democrats will “reward” them handsomely for their generosity.
Republican Myths: #1 Obama Must Be a Socialist Powerpoint companion to “The “S” Word and a Bankrupt GOP”