The 2010 Obama Agenda

Healthcare reform? What healthcare reform? You must have been dreaming, darling.

Obama Seeks Freeze on Many Domestic Programs [NYT]

The initiative holds political risks as well as potential benefits. Because Mr. Obama plans to exempt military spending while leaving many popular domestic programs vulnerable, his move is certain to further anger liberals in his party and senior Democrats in Congress, who are already upset by the possible collapse of health care legislation and the troop buildup in Afghanistan, among other things.

Hey, fuck the guys who got you elected, right? That worked so well in 2003, when Democrats caved and voted for Bush’s war in Iraq and were subsequently rewarded with huge losses in Congress and the Senate.

I’m secretly hoping that this is a trick – if the Rethugs start screaming about this, they’ll be attacking their own position. Y’know, like the old “Duck season / rabbit season” routine on Looney Tunes…

Otherwise, we are well and truly fucked.

Nancy P decides they should take the HCR bill piecemeal.

(You’ll have to first read about one of the biggest sources of California’s financial and criminal justice problems, our out of control prison guards union).

@Serolf Divad: If there’s one thing that you need to give Barry credit is his ability to pull some jiujitsu moves. I was encouraged over the weekend by the news that he’s bringing David Plouffe and other campaign advisors back to the fold and elevating Axelrod’s role, and dialing back the use of the old Clinton hacks. I know he had to hire a bunch of the old Clinton aides to prevent a Bill C-led revolt or challenge, but they fucked up a lot of 2009 in the process. I am strangely encouraged by these recent developments and want to see what happens next.

This is what I feared, but hoped wouldn’t happen.

Thanks to the fiscal geniuz and foreign polisea whiz-0rdry of W and Wall St, plus the MSM villagers pontificating on things they don’t get and US ‘merca’s inability to elect people who have a grasp of fizkal policy outside of “Low Taxes and gubbiment bad”, now this fucking mess is left to the black guy to dig out of.

Clean the US ‘merca fiskall stables in a single day

this freeze farce is a Plouffe thing dontcha think? his whole deal is soundbites. and while its a farce is may help with the great unwashed.
the great unwashed who seem to become more stupid with each passing day.

I still continue to cling to the belief that they will pass health care reform.
in fact I was reading stuff yesterday that sounded sort of encouraging.
seems a deal with the unions is in reach for one thing.

in honor of yesterdays colonoscopy party


it looks real to me.

headline from Michelles Hot Air:

Gulp: Dems uniting on ObamaCare strategy?

its come to this:

Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.

The statue of “Little Barry” — as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s — stands in central Jakarta’s Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president’s former elementary school.

Members of the “Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park” group on Facebook say Obama has done nothing for Indonesia.

if it makes you feel any better Indonesia he hasnt done much for Uhmurka either.

There are two possibilities:

1) The Demonrats are total morans, which I find it hard to believe that people who’ve crafted careers that’ve taken them to the highest offices in the land could be so flat-out stupid,


2) The Demonrats and Repukelicans really want the same things, they just have different marketing. That’s what this whole thing with Plouffe is about, better marketing. Selling a shit sandwich and calling it macrobiotics.

Asshole “Reverend” Fred Phelps and his inbred “God Hates Fags” ministry rolling in to Shallow Alto this Friday to picket the Jews at The Farm and to protest outside a local high school that has suffered a spate of student suicides by Caltrain (most recent on Friday night).

TJ: news break??, Pope JP II regularly flogged himself all his adult life, like I have, but I guess there was a difference.

the best part is that sometimes he doesn’t show up, and if he does, he draws crowds in the 4 people range. the climate is shifting though…..
i’ll be watching friday.

one of my dogs managed to rip one of her toenails out by the roots last night.
it was a little frightening. there was blood everywhere.
but she didnt seem very phased by it. she was not even limping this morning.


@SanFranLefty: They need to be very very careful they don’t give them any reason to sue. That’s how they make their living.

@Benedick: Yep, I’m sure the City Attorney of Palo Alto and the General Counsel of Stanford University are making sure that there is plenty of security in place to protect the Phelps from the counter protesters.

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