« »

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Stories to Watch: 9/7/11

Big GOP debate tonight. I, for one, plan to skip it. For one, it's at the Reagan Library. The last debate there turned into a macabre contest to see who could fit in the dead man's clothes. Expect "I'm Reagan! No, I'm Reagan!"

For another; all the candidates have basically been in a competition to see who can be the most like the GOP congress. So you know what they're going to say; tax cuts, regulation, "job creators," Jesus, wank, wank, wank. I could practically write the transcript right now.

I'll read about it tomorrow, so I don't have to suffer through it. Now here's the news...

Karl Rove thinks Rick Perry's biggest problem will be the self-inflicted wound caused by his own idiotic book. His views on Social Security, for example, are "toxic in a general election environment and they are also toxic in a Republican primary."

In way-local news, Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan announces he'll be running for the congressional seat Tammy Baldwin will leave open to run for the US Senate. Liberal as all get out and strongly supported by labor, he'll probably win it in a walk.

Al Gore's not real happy with President Obama right now. He shouldn't be. And neither should you. Gore writes of the president's abandonment of EPA guidelines for smog, "Instead of relying on science, President Obama appears to have bowed to pressure from polluters who did not want to bear the cost of implementing new restrictions on their harmful pollution -- even though economists have shown that the US economy would benefit from the job creating investments associated with implementing the new technology."

The Union of Concerned Scientists agrees with Gore -- Obama's move was boneheaded. "This delay is shocking," says UCS Scientific Integrity Program Director Francesca Grifo. "President Obama's decision will leave us with a rule that flouts the Clean Air Act and ignores science. They've allowed politics to trump science at the expense of the American people's health."

Greg Sargent reveals one reason why the right plays the victim card so often. The short version is that the base is gullible, thin-skinned, and easily spooked -- which translates into a fundraising bonanza every time someone cooks up some new and imaginary offense, plot, or threat. The long version is even worse.

Erick-Erick is frustrated with Sarah Palin's coquettery. I'll bet he'll even take her poster out of his locker at CNN.

Harry Reid plans to put a clean disaster relief bill up for a vote and dare Senate Republicans to join Eric Cantor in holding Irene victims hostage.

Rep. Allen West continues to be a hateful jackass.

Finally, the GOP will not rebut the president's jobs speech. "The Republicans' refusal to respond to the president's proposal on jobs is not only disrespectful to him, but to the American people," says Nancy Pelosi.
Enhanced by Zemanta

Search Archive:

Custom Search