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Democratic wise man Ted Van Dyk sees possible storm clouds ahead for the Democrats.
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Remember the "loan" the government gave Chrysler? Turns out, it wasn't a loan at all. It was bailout money and wlll never be repaid. So, once again, the public was misled.
The press is playing up the deal to save Chrysler as an example of tough bargaining by the government. As Mickey Kaus shows (and we predicted), it's nothing of the sort. Once again the strategy is clear: The administration talks tough, but essentially gives in and hopes no one notices.
At some point, the voters are going to notice whether or not Obama's economic programs are actually working and how much money actually went out of their pockets into someone else's.
Another warning, this time from a conservative, Jim Pinkerton. If the economy doesn't recover, the populists will be out in force.
The state of the Obama presidency at 100 days.
This is the kind of thing that happens to a self-destructive party -- it loses its ability to filibuster the Senate when an old respected moderate like Pennsylvania's Arlen Spector decides to switch parties. It was partially an act of political survival, of course, a kind of Joe Lieberman in reverse. Spector is up in 2010 and and there was no way he was going to win a GOP primary.
As Tom Edsall over at the Huffington Post aptly points out, one of the more absurd charges against the Obama administration comes from the right-wing, which accuses him of destroying American business. On the contrary, this president, unfortunately, is the biggest friend the banks and corporate America have ever had -- if giving them hundreds of billions counts for anything. And ti does.
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That's the conclusion of Democratic insider Ted Van Dyk. And he's a supporter.
I read your comments in the essay "Man Bites Newspaper."I just see something different. Here in Wisconsin local newspapers havebeen bought out by large media corporations like Gannett which are nowfailing. I've seen any number of fair quality papers going to dustbecause they have become trivialized rags used to push insert
We predicted several weeks ago that the Obama administration's threat to put the automakers into bankruptcy was all for political show. It looks like we were right.
We've been writing all along about how the financial crisis was going to bite sports and how the Yankees would be fan Target Number 1, at least in the anger department. More confirmation today from Tom Edsall, over at the Huffington Post. The average fan is now completely priced out of attending major league sports. And the backlash is just beginning.
One would think so. Yesterday he seemed to countenance talk of Texas seceding from the union because of the Obama administration's plans for more government involvement in the economy and higher taxes.
One can certainly be a critic of the new administration. But it's this kind of talk that will take the GOP straight down the road to oblivion.