Tag Archives: Harry Reid

Obama: Thank You, GOP!

Why This Government Shutdown Will Backfire on Republicans By Peter Scheer/ Truthdig/ September 30, 2013 The mainstream GOP is so certain Republicans will be blamed for the government shutdown, the first in 17 years, it has been actively campaigning against … Continue reading

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Election Postmortem

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report Some random thoughts that filtered through my mind after the Tuesday election….. I’m happy, but not excited.  We’ll now have a moderate Democratic president, a Democratic majority in the Senate, and the Republicans … Continue reading

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Best-Case Election Scenario: The Status Quo

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report If you can believe the polls–and in aggregate they are generally accurate–President Barack Obama will likely eke out a narrow victory over his challenger, Mitt Romney. Nervous Democrats certainly hope that will be … Continue reading

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The Fed and Its Friends

A new book by Neil Barofsky, former Inspector General of the TARP program criticizes President Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and federal regulators for working in the interests of Wall Street at the expense of distressed homeowners and the public. … Continue reading

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Republicans = Obstruction

As Congress enjoys their summer break, it looks like there will be no presidential recess appointment of the first head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Obama, bowing to Republican opposition, had already dismissed the idea of appointing the best … Continue reading

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Ransom Paid

This is what happened: The Republicans held the budget hostage, and Obama and Reid surrendered. They gave in to the demands of the Teabaggers and corporate shills that control the GOP. They paid the ransom. We know what happens when … Continue reading

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Why Democrats Cannot Win

Four Things Everybody Should Have Figured Out by Now  Barack Obama is a well-intentioned and decent guy, but he is an ineffective and weak leader.  The president’s weaknesses wouldn’t be so bad if he had  strong back-up in Congress. But … Continue reading

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