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NY Congressman Weiner nails it.


“Leaving private insurance companies the job of controlling the costs of healthcare is like making a pyromaniac the fire chief.” So says New York House Representative Anthony Weiner (D) on his website. And then he convinced Joe Scarborough of the need for a public option in health care reform. Can someone in the White House please give Weiner a call? It sounds like the PR-department could really use him.

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Hurricane Bill to hit Obama. How ironic.

The following is so chock full of irony that it would’ve made Fellini blush. At this moment in time, when Democratic president Barack Obama is embroiled in a fight about US health care reform and memories of the botched attempt by the Clintons in 1993 hang over him like a dark shadow, Obama’s vacation spot is to be hit by…hurricane Bill.

Seriously, you can’t make this up.


Is Obama Losing The Health Communications Battle?


|Six months after being swept into office on the crest of a popular wave of change, Barack Obama seems to have hit his first snag. Polls are showing that more Americans have doubts about his health care reform plans now than they did several months ago. Obama is not entirely to blame for that – select committees in the House of Representatives hammered out no fewer than three different proposals –  but it is up to Obama to keep the voters aboard. Especially in the so-called Blue Dog states.

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Hillary should remain a Senator

Hillary Clinton should not become Obama’s
Secretary of State, but should remain in the Senate instead, working to preserve unity among Democrats.

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Graeme Frost, or: how the GOP wingnuts fell into a trap

It isn’t often that one gets to see an example of hatred that is so blinding that spouters of political bile jump into a trap with eyes wide open. Yet that is the case with the right-wing extremists who have thrown themselves like a pack of howling wolves onto Graeme Frost and his family. Like hideous vampires mad for blood who have found a new born baby in its crib, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh and the other Undead are feasting on middle-class flesh while their hideous laughter and screaming fills the humid air. But all this time they don’t realise that many, many people who identify with the Frosts are learning a valuable lesson: the right-wing extremists of the GOP hate white, middle-class American familes.