Rush Limbaugh hoped today that Hurricane Isaac kills lots of poor Democrats in New Orleans, so that Louisiana can become a more Republican state.
Contrary to what Republicans say, only 30% of small businesses want the healthcare law overturned while 50% want it to stand with minor or no changes.
The left needs to coalesce around one goal; defeating Republicans at all costs, but here is already talk of various groups of ideologues sitting out the election to teach Democrats a lesson.
Despite the fact that people with mental illnesses end up in systems that cost taxpayers more money, state governments continue to slash funding for services.
The prescient question is; will the 112th Congress accomplish anything without compromise? It is difficult to foretell the future, but it doesn’t look promising for the American people who desperately want their leaders to work together to create jobs and keep the economy going in the right direction. Obama has shown a willingness to compromise when Republicans have not.
Senator Sanders stood up for Americans against Republicans, and true to form, only two Democrats stood with him. If Democrats were truly outraged with the tax cut deal, they would have been in attendance and at least given Bernie toilet breaks. But being the frightened, fractured group they are, Democrats ran from the fight. Now we can just wait for them to turn on Senator Sanders for not filibustering long and hard enough. It is what frightened cowards do.
The left and the left of left are at each other’s throats, locked in a battle of high minded principles versus bread and butter pragmatism. Divided over whether President Obama is a skilled negotiator who had to make a bad deal in order to protect the unemployed and the middle class, or a weak leader who caved in to hostage takers. If there was ever a time when we could use a common enemy, it’s now. Oh sure, Sarah Palin is still out there, fluttering and twittering around. But with her book sales flagging and her reality show ratings down, she just isn’t the polarizing figure we need right now.
David Axelrod said in an interview that the Obama Administration is considering keeping the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. The question Americans deserve an honest answer to is; what is the benefit to 98% of Americans, or the economy?