Obama will win reelection in 2012. Sure, you'll hear a lot of talk between now and Nov. 2012, but you can officially ignore it all. Barack. Bank on it.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Maureen Dowd on Obama, after spending the entire article fawning over Bill Clinton:
"The Aloof One has to convince voters that he can connect emotionally. In a way, his relationship with Americans now is analogous to a marriage that’s not working. He’s the detached husband; we’re the neglected wife.
Is he paying attention? Does he understand our needs? Or is he just pretending to listen while he watches SportsCenter?"
If you're gonna make that analogy, Maureen, then at least admit that we voters are less like a neglected wife and more like a crazy, fat, demanding, bipolar wife. We want less taxes and more benefits, more energy at a lower cost & impact, but we're not willing to give Obama a bj or even a hand job. For cryin' out loud, Maureen, the man needs a fluffer, and if he can't even cop a feel from a liberal stalwart like yourself, why the heck would you expect him to stop watching SportsCenter?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Got that from HuffPo, where they have an interesting article on how corporations are tailoring their products to rich and poor, leaving out the middle:
"The economy is in evident peril, with unemployment high, wages falling, the housing market treading water and growth so slow as to be nearly imperceptible. Yet the rich are doing just fine. Some statistics make clear the size of America's affluence disparity: As of 2010, the richest 20 percent of the U.S. population control 84 percent of the wealth. And the 400 richest Americans have a higher net worth than the full bottom 50 percent of households.Is it wrong to suggest that without a strong, large and vibrant middle class, that our economy will fail?
As the wealthy continue to accrue capital -- helped by policies like a low tax on profits from stock and real estate sales -- and the less well-off classes try to make do in a pitiless economic climate, corporations appear to be finally recognizing the reality of the prosperity gap, and tailoring their product lines accordingly. Manufacturers like Procter & Gamble, the household-goods giant responsible for everything from Charmin and Old Spice to Tide, are concentrating their efforts on luxury and bargain items, putting less emphasis on products aimed at the middle class, the Wall Street Journal reports."
Thursday, September 08, 2011
In anticipation of Obama unveiling his Big Package tonight, a classic clip from Blazing Saddles. I'd give anything to hear Obama kick off the speech with the subject line, anything!
Other thoughts... I really hope that other Joe Walsh, the congressman who owes over $100k in child support, gets on TV and talks about Obama ramming his big package down our throats. It's just too good not to note online, and this blog is where I note this kind of stuff. I'd like to put it on facebook, but I have a wide range of friends, and I am sure some would be offended. But c'mon, it's just too perfect.