Meep Meep, Motherfuckers

“Had we rolled out something that was very smooth and disciplined and linear, they would have graded it well, even if it was a disastrous policy. We know that, because that’s exactly how they graded the Iraq war,” – president Obama. Oh, snap! It’s been awesome to watch today as all the jerking knees quieted … Continue reading Meep Meep, Motherfuckers

Meep Meep Watch

Joe Klein compares Romney’s closed-door speech to Obama’s 2008 closed-door “bitter clingers” quote: Obama’s gaffe was a minor tributary off the main story of the 2008 presidential campaign, which was the economic collapse. Romney’s adoption of the Fox-Rush neo-libertarian sensibility, and the remedies that it assumes, is the main story of the 2012 campaign. He will … Continue reading Meep Meep Watch

Meep Meep Watch

Some economic news: The number of people seeking unemployment benefits for the first time plummeted last week to 352,000, the fewest since April 2008, the Labor Department said Thursday. The decline added to evidence that the job market is strengthening. Weekly applications fell by 50,000, the biggest drop in the seasonally adjusted figure in more … Continue reading Meep Meep Watch

Meep Meep Watch? Ctd

Mickey, in fine counter-intuitive fashion, argues that the Boehner plan is better for Obama: Isn’t the Boehner Plan the President’s most promising route to the “grand bargain” (including revenue increases) he says he wants? It would set up a commission to propose $1.6-1.8 trillion in deficit closing measures–which could include tax increases and entitlement reforms. … Continue reading Meep Meep Watch? Ctd

Meep Meep Watch?

I wrote that Obama could have saved himself some headaches if he had backed his fiscal commission from the start. P.M. Carpenter counters: Not since Abe Lincoln took office has a president's political opposition been so ruthlessly determined to oppose — even to the point of national disloyalty, which is precisely what the GOP's treacherous … Continue reading Meep Meep Watch?