15 Dec 2010

Is it Time for Democrats to Fight Obama?

You want to hear something really depressing? If John McCain had won the presidency, there is almost no chance he could have gotten the Bush tax cuts extended for the rich. Think about it. How was a Republican president going to get an overwhelmingly Democratic Senate and House to pass

08 Dec 2010

The Hidden Cost of Capitulation

Now that the president has signaled yet another collapse in agreeing to tax cuts for the rich, there is a hidden cost to this capitulation. He is now stuck defending this deal for the rest of his term. I predicted this on the show yesterday and today it’s playing out

04 Dec 2010

Is Barack Obama Stupid?

New CBS News poll out confirms every other poll we’ve seen on the topic – the American people are solidly against tax cuts for the rich. 53% of respondents said there should only be tax cuts for the middle class and no tax cuts for people making over $250,000. That’s

17 Nov 2010

Why Can’t We Be the Job Creators?

The Republicans always use the excuse that we have to give the rich huge tax cuts because they are the “job creators.” Of course, the reality is that giving tax cuts to the rich is the very worst way of getting more money into the economy. The multiplier effect for

12 Nov 2010

Glenn Beck’s Horrific Lie

As much as I disagree with the hosts on Fox News, I have never called for any of them to be fired. I defended Don Imus when he got in trouble with his incendiary comments. That’s because I believe a talk show host should have wide berth, even to offend.

11 Nov 2010

Cutting Social Security is the New TARP

Politicians who signed off on TARP lived to regret the day they did (especially Republican ones, just ask Bob Bennett and Mike Castle). Those votes will haunt the congressmen who supported the bailouts for years to come. That’s the same exact thing that’s going to happen to politicians who sell

03 Nov 2010

How’d That Bipartisanship Thing Work Out For You?

I’d like to ask all of the people who thought trying to reach out to Republicans in a bipartisan manner would be a good idea — Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama in particular — how’d that work out for you? Could the effort at bipartisanship over the last two years

02 Nov 2010

Why Are Democrats Going to Lose When They Are More Popular?

There is a fascinating disparity in these 2010 elections. When asked which party will cope better with the issues facing this country over the next couple of years, Democrats win 42-38%. When asked who will handle the economy better, Democrats win 44-37%. When asked which party you approve of more in Congress, Democrats win 36-30%. Yet, they’re about to get wiped out. Why?

29 Oct 2010

What Obama is Missing

I know everyone is going to yell at me for writing this now. I can hear it now, “We’re trying to win an election! You’re not helping! Criticizing Democrats now is akin to getting into bed with Karl Rove!” Ok, I hope not the last one, that sounds creepy, but

15 Oct 2010

Silver Lining in Corporate Attack on Democrats

In the past, corporations and rich donors were savvy enough to split their giving to both political parties so that both sides would have a financial incentive to protect them. Yes, they might lean more to the Republican side, but they gave enough to the Democrats to get them properly motivated to look out for corporate interests.