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SNL Channels President Obama’s Inner Tough Guy

To help negotiate a peaceful solution to the Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea, SNL enlisted the services of top negotiator, Liam Neeson, to remind Vladimir Putin and Right wing nut jobs everywhere what it would look like if President … Continue reading
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Nerd Power!

Josh Marshall called it, “Peak Prez Selfie.” Can’t say I disagree. They must be wearing their pocket protectors on the inside. Continue reading
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Wingnut Projectory

Posted by Redmond Matt Osborne just posted a new piece on the Huffington Post that delves deep into the wingnut meme of Obama as a false prophet: Obama is Not God: the Projection Principle Please read and Digg often.

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Very Serious Question

Why can’t Barack Obama close the deal?

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Lincoln and Gitmo

As I detailed in my Huffington Post column this week, Hannity and others on the far-right are challenging the president-elect’s position on Gitmo based upon Lincoln’s more questionable executive decisions during the Civil War. The idea behind the argument is … Continue reading

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New Huffington Post Column

Lincoln, Obama and the Madness of Sean Hannity Enjoy!

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Obama and Same-Sex Marriage

About the president-elect’s 1996 letter in support of same-sex marriage, Laffy asked: “What changed?” Throughout the campaign, Barack Obama repeatedly stated that he’s personally not in favor of same-sex marriage, but that he opposes any constitutional amendments that would ban … Continue reading

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Stimulus Ceiling Unlimited

Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking about this exact same thing: Nate Silver deduces that the president-elect is deliberately opening with a lower stimulus number and he intends to allow the overall pricetag to go much, much higher. Clearly the Republicans are … Continue reading

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African Americans and The White House Staff

Lee’s post about the White House chef got me thinking about the White House service staff — specifically African American employees. We know that slaves helped to build the executive mansion during the Washington and Adams administrations, and various presidents, … Continue reading

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Your Weekly YouTube Address

Krugman posted Romer & Bernstein’s unemployment projection chart here.

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Bad Blood

Aravosis reacts to Howard Dean being snubbed by the Obama people: I really worry that Obama is starting to create a good deal of bad blood on the Democratic side of the aisle, and unnecessarily. Me too.

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Prime Time Thread

Open thread for mocking the constant variety of cable news hackery and such as. Tonight! Why hasn’t Barack Obama fixed the economy yet? Why?!

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The Constant Variety of Cable News Hackery

When I use the above phrase to describe cable news, I really, really mean it. To wit, dday observed the proceedings on MSNBC after the president-elect’s economic speech today: What’s got me concerned is the gasbag reaction immediately following Obama’s … Continue reading

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Afternoon Awesome

Joint session of Congress certifies the election of Barack Obama. Go to 24:12. h/t Oliver Willis

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Stop Worrying And Learn to Love The Deficit

Despite the urgent “breaking news” tone I’m hearing on MSNBC, a large $1.2 trillion federal budget deficit is good news right now. Not bad news. The government has to spend, or we’re all screwed. That’s the reality. History has proved … Continue reading

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If He Only Had A Spine

“If I Only Had A Spine” by commenter Matt Osborne Sung to the tune of “If I Only Had a Brain” He could bring a bill to cloture And heed the will of voters Ending gridlock-grind; For sixty votes we’d … Continue reading

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Don't Squeeze the Taint

Roger Simon informs us: For an outfit known for its lack of drama, Team Obama has become a downright thrill show. Bill Richardson! Rick Warren! Rod Blagojevich! Roland Burris! Talk about a ride through the fun house. Whah-huh? Those last … Continue reading

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CIA Director Leon Panetta

This should be very interesting to watch. It could’ve been a lot worse. We were almost stuck with John Brennan.

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Tax Cuts

The Obama team announced the tax cut portion of their stimulus proposal and it turns out that 40 percent of the package is wrapped up in middle class and business tax cuts. On the surface, this is nothing new, though … Continue reading

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Afternoon Awesome

The West Wing – Obama style The only thing missing is the “as the president” text below Obama’s name. But I nitpick. h/t Laffy

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