Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

Promises, promises

Ouch!: President Obama’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week (1) His job approval rating, as measured by Gallup, plunged to a new low of 38 (with 54 percent disapproving) on Tuesday — before “rebounding” to 39/53 today. (2) His … Continue reading

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“What she said”

Michael Tomasky: Barack Obama hasn’t been much of a domestic-policy president from nearly anyone’s point of view. And it’s a little hard to picture how he might ever be seen as such—that is to say, even if he’s reelected, he’ll … Continue reading

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Politico: David Limbaugh, the conservative author and brother of Rush, tweets an image you’re likely to see again. […] UPDATE: Perry spokesman Mark Miner emailed this response: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” As we reported recently, Perry himself … Continue reading

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I love a good rant

Riverdaughter: Really, who the F^&* does Amanda Marcotte and Rebecca Traister and Jonathan Capehart and ThereIsNoSpoon etc, etc, etc think they are??? You threw a tantrum in 2008 and had to have your way. You bought the Obama brand without … Continue reading

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Dawg Days of Summer

This is an open thread

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Mr Un-Popular

Nate Silver: Why Another Democrat Wouldn’t Do Better Than Obama in 2012 You know that a president is having a rough time when you start to see speculation that his party would be better off if it replaced him on … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters, Bad Luck Politics, and the Mandate of Heaven

Because of yesterday’s earthquake, I decided to talk about something that’s been kicking around in my head ever since Obama talked about bad luck on his America Under The Bus Tour last week. “Over the last six months, we’ve had … Continue reading

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It keeps getting better and better

The New Yorker: A Different Kind of Texan Non-Texans are bound to look at Perry and see a reprise of Bush’s swagger and twang. In Texas, however, the two men are seen as very different. Bush has money, a famous … Continue reading

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The religion of science

British scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins, in a WaPo column ironically titled “On Faith”: Attention Governor Perry: Evolution is a fact There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period … Continue reading

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