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8.3% Is Not 38%

A lot of people just can't fathom how much worse things could have been. The Great Recession could have become the second Great Depression. There was a good chance. Obama prevented that from happening.

I also wish to see the unemployment rate go down to something like 5.3%. You get there by giving Barack Obama the House.

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1,000 Hijackers


Not Going Backward


Move Forward


Obama Rally Cry

Source: Barack Obama

Jon Stewart Readies For The Convention

Call It

Truth be told the only thing Barack Obama ever needed to do for me was win in 2008. And win he did. Twice.

Truth be told I never really gave a flying fuck about the economy, the recession, the deficit, the debt, the defense budget, Planned Parenthood, Social Security, Medicare, the space program. He could have messed up everything two times over and I would have still been for him. But he did not.

This dude is destined for greatness.

I am Barack Obama's first full time volunteer in New York City and I love the guy as much as ever. He has my full support, plus some more.

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Nice Shot


The Honey Badger

The Madonna Of Global Politics
Hillary's Bobby Kennedy Comment: Bitter Heart, Bad TasteNow, at age 64, Clinton continues to get heat for being, gasp, a 64-year-old political leader instead of Megan Fox. ..... And in June, author Ed Klein took to the airwaves to dismiss Clinton's chances of running for the White House in 2016 by saying, "She’ll be 69 years old. And as you know — and I don't want to sound anti-feminist here — but she’s not looking good these days. She's looking overweight, and she’s looking very tired." Because you can't run a country if you're not under 35 and skinny. Also, if you have a vagina. .... (One gets the sense that Angela Merkel isn't exactly losing sleep over whether or not you want to bone her, either.) ..... And there is something really, really fantastic about a first lady, United States senator, and secretary of state who has just had it with your stupid questions about what she's wearing, world. Last spring, she…


The Word "Gutting"


Paul Ryan: New Yorker Profile

his punishing early-morning workouts ... his mastery of the federal budget ...... as a fiscal conservative, he was “miserable during the last majority” .... his real fight was for the ideological identity of the Republican Party .... “If you’re going to criticize, then you should propose” ..... the leader of the attack-and-propose faction .... Ryan’s long-range plan was straightforward: to create a detailed alternative to Obama’s budget and persuade his party to embrace it...... Nearly every important conservative opinion-maker and think tank has rallied around his policies. Nearly every Republican in the House and the Senate has voted in favor of some version of his budget plan. Earlier this year, the G.O.P. Presidential candidates lavished praise on Ryan and his ideas....... Janesville, Wisconsin, where Ryan was born and still lives, is a riverfront city of sixty-four thousand people in the southeast corner of the state, between Madison and Chicago. Three families, the Ryans, the F…

Paramendra Kumar Batting For Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar: Prime Minister

My name is Paramendra Kumar, and I am batting for Nitish Kumar.

Bihar bats for Nitish Kumar as PM
L K Advani's blog about a non-Congress, non-NDA Prime Minister coming to power after 2014 polls stoked the fire on Tuesday with Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray criticizing the BJP leader while JD(U) leaders differed in their opinion on the issue. Thackeray's comment, that Advani's prediction might be based on the two contenders - Nitish and Narendra Modi - for the PM's post within the NDA, threw up the issue for debate .... TOI on Tuesday reached out to a cross-section of society for reaction on Thackeray admitting Nitish as potential PM candidate and majority of them preferred Nitish to Modi mainly because of the former's secular credentials, wider acceptability among the NDA allies, clean image and his pan-India appeal among youth. .... his stature will also bring other socialist, secular and nationalist parties under one umbrella. The 2014…