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Category Archives: Let Obama Be Obama

Ya Think?


Papa Bonk called me into the dining room this morning, where he was enjoying his breakfast and his usual perusal of the Sunday New York Times. “Let me read this lede to you,” he said. And, he did. President Obama and his senior aides are considering whether to adopt a more combative approach on economic […]

The Singularity of the Presidency


I know, I know, all of my millions of readers are squawking at me, but Brady, why are you picking on the Preznit so much? Don’t ya know it’s the fault of the Congress? Don’t ya know there’s nothing the Preznit can do beyond the realm of political possibility? Don’t ya know that Obama’s hands […]

If This Is Accurate, Gods Help Us


Robert Reich has some interesting reporting about Obama’s position regarding talking about jobs versus talking about the deficit: I’m told White House political operatives are against a bold jobs plan. They believe the only jobs plan that could get through Congress would be so watered down as to have almost no impact by Election Day. […]

I’m Not Not Licking The Debt Ceiling


In case you were wondering, this is what section four of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States says: The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. […]



It may surprise nobody to learn that much of my college career was spent as editorial page editor for the student newspaper. I was a prolific columnist and a ranting raving editorial writer. During I think my third go-round at the job, the editor decided I kind of needed an anchor because, as you can […]

New Rule


Some of our four or so of our regular readers may find the following statement to be a bit abrasive. But, there you go. New rule: Anyone who says, “there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans” doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. I know that progressive commie liberals such as myself aren’t […]

Reclaiming the Bully Pulpit


I have met J. Danforth Quayle twice. Both times, my fellow liberals acted in a way toward him that made me feel digusted. This is not to say that I have a towering modicum of respect for Quayle himself. I do not—in fact, I find Quayle to have been one of the more repulsive American […]