I was just going to write about how we should rally the troops to fight for strong progressives (as I did in this video), when Obama dragged me back into the fight between real progressives and the Obama administration. As Al Pacino said in Godfather III, every time I think I’m done with it, he keeps pulling me back in.
|By: Cenk Uygur Wednesday September 22, 2010 4:03 pm|
These are hopeful days. The four horsemen of the establishment look like they are leaving the White House. Peter Orszag, who apparently was the most conservative of them all (and who just lobbied for more tax cuts for the rich), has left his position as head of the Office of Management and Budget. Larry Summers is leaving his position as director of National Economic Council. Rahm Emanuel might be out by October. And Tim Geithner is also rumored to be leaving after the election.
|By: TheCallUp Sunday September 12, 2010 9:39 am|
For those of you who’ve been disenchanted with the Democratic Party, consider these options for the 2010 Midterm elections.
|By: Doug Martin Monday August 16, 2010 7:19 am|
Sexist John Boehner and Hoover the Talking Seal
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday August 12, 2010 6:29 pm|
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs became the spokesperson for Obama Administration contempt toward the left on Tuesday. The display of contempt came in the midst of a nearly 70 percent shift in Wall Street executive donations from Democratic candidates to Republican candidates ahead of the November mid-term elections.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday August 12, 2010 4:56 pm|
Ruth Marcus does some Hippie Punching, with typical results.
|By: Rayne Thursday August 12, 2010 3:00 pm|
Dude. Really. You need to quit talking smack, sit up and pay attention. You lost my vote last week and it won’t be the first time, either.
|By: bobash Wednesday August 11, 2010 4:00 pm|
This administration has made a political calculation that it is to their advantage to publicly disrespect the left. Until there is a credible politician of sufficient standing to threaten Obama from the left, progressives should not expect this behavior to change.
|By: Peterr Wednesday August 11, 2010 5:37 am|
Watching the flap with Robert Gibbs and his “inartful” comments that lashed out at the Left because of cable news talking points spewed by the Right made two words leap to my mind: displaced anger.
|By: Cenk Uygur Wednesday August 11, 2010 3:29 am|
On Tuesday, Robert Gibbs made comments about the “professional left” being “crazy” for attacking Obama. Then he backpedaled away from those comments by saying, “I watch too much cable, I admit.” If he was watching cable last week, this is what he might have seen: