Say It Ain’t So, Joe

Before last night’s debate, I had never heard of this Joe the Plumber guy.  Apparently the wingnuts have been going crazy about him, but he’s just never shown up on my radar.  Then came the debate last night, and you was mentioned so often you would have almost thought he was actually at the...

Cafferty Gets it Right

C&L has video up of Jack Cafferty putting the recent Wall Street developments in the context of what Bush tried to do, and what John McCain wants to do to Social Security. Frankly, I’m a little shocked that this hasn’t gotten more attention, but I chock that up to the fact that things have...

McCain Wanted to Play Russian Roulette with Your Social Security

With today’s bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and fire sale of Merrill Lynch, it is important to remember that McCain supported the Bush Plan to privatize your social security. Here’s McCain (via ThinkProgress) on the Bush privatization plan: “Without privatization, I don’t see how you can...

Mandates And Crises

It is quickly sinking in that the animosity over healthcare and Social Security in this primary contest among Democrats just isn’t going to go away any time soon.  Indeed, of those things that Obama has taken flak for, these two issues alone seem to comprise the largest sum of the attacks against him,...