Time for Accountability: Dump Them All

canuckgal (via eRobin) notes that the furor over Obama’s chief economic advisor assuring a┬áCanadian official that BO’s anti-NAFTA remarks lately weren’t serious but merely whimsical, light-hearted, unserious “campaign rhetoric” has heated up. The Obama advisor was named by CTV...

Pigs on Parade: Our Corporate Democrats

It was perhaps inevitable that once our political system was captured by corporate interests, there would come a time when virtually all the candidates available to us were hypocrites. We’re looking at that time now on the national level. All three candidates still standing are corporate...

Immunity for Illegally Spying on Americans?

The debate on the latest, flawed FISA bill is taking place right now. With the Potomac Primaries, the story is flying under the radar and one must wonder whether this was by design. FDL is providing great coverage of the “FISA Fiasco.” So far, all the amendments by Dodd (no retro immunity for...

Hillary and Obama: Change, Finally? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Glenn Greenwald drove the point home in his Salon blog this morning that the Democrats remain, under DLC leadership, tied to playing monkey-see/monkey-do with the GOP despite the fact that Republicans and their policies are reviled throughout the country. Substantial attention has been paid to the historic...

Shorter Steny Hoyer: I Hereby Demand Your Fealty!

Here’s his actual quote (via Taegan Goddard): “I like Reagan’s rule applied to his party: speak no ill of Republicans. I don’t like it when our party, that agrees on 95 percent of the issues, so exacerbate the nuances of differences.” Shorter, Part II: “Kiss my ring, you...

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