Category: Progressives

Day of Rage Becomes Day of Slightly Delayed Pedestrians

Day of Rage Becomes Day of Slightly Delayed Pedestrians

| September 19, 2011 | 1 Reply

The rage still burns brightly on the streets of Manhattan tonight as young progressives mount their third day or protest against the great evil that is corporate America. Well, okay, it’s not so much “rage” as it is a sort of annoyed milling about and as for “brightly”, I’ve seen better from one of those […]

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The Obama Administration Declares War On…Us.

The Obama Administration Declares War On…Us.

| September 6, 2011 | 1 Reply

It’s good to see that the Democrats have fully embraced the message about civility in political discourse they ever so subtly shoved down our throats like you’d shove a pill down the throat of a sick dog. We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you […]

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Ezra Klein: Professional Left? Me? Perish the Thought!

Ezra Klein: Professional Left? Me? Perish the Thought!

| August 18, 2011 | 2 Replies

I know I pick on Ezra Klein, who blogs professionally for the Washington Post, quite often, but it’s only because he deserves it. As I’ve shown, he has a tendency to take a basic left-wing talking point, wrap it up in a softer shell, paint it with a couple plausible-looking statistics (if he’s feeling energetic), […]

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Let Us Look Back at the Calm, Rational Rhetoric of the Debt Ceiling Circus

Let Us Look Back at the Calm, Rational Rhetoric of the Debt Ceiling Circus

| August 1, 2011 | 25 Replies

Now that the debt ceiling circus is all over but the voting and back-slapping, why not look back at some of the well-considered and not-at-a–batspit-crazy statements made by certain influential members of the left over the past few days. We can start very near the top, with this nugget of reason from Vice President Joe […]

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You Keep Using the Word "Austerity". I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

You Keep Using the Word "Austerity". I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

| July 31, 2011 | 3 Replies

Back in the early days of the debt ceiling circus, before it became a maze of twisty little deal offers, all alike, the left-wing site Talking Points Memo was all atwitter. The entire debate — not just a couple early conservative suggestions, but the whole thing — was the beginning of a new dark age, […]

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Ezra Klein Has A Magic Solution to the Debt Ceiling "Crisis", but the Politics Make Him Sad.

Ezra Klein Has A Magic Solution to the Debt Ceiling "Crisis", but the Politics Make Him Sad.

| July 30, 2011 | 4 Replies

You may think you have plumbed the depths of idiocy in the debt ceiling debate, but you have not. I warn you, if you continue to read this post, you will come across an idea so stupid that it may well blast large parts of knowledge from your brain that you may not be able […]

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Left-Wing "Economist" Vanquishes Paul Ryan with Impeccable Logic and Liquor Breath, but Mostly with Liquor Breath

Left-Wing "Economist" Vanquishes Paul Ryan with Impeccable Logic and Liquor Breath, but Mostly with Liquor Breath

| July 8, 2011 | 18 Replies

Talking Points Memo has a story today of true heroism (via memeorandum). A brave left-wing Rutgers economist saw Paul Ryan in cahoots with evil right-wing lobbyists and actively oppressing the poor and downtrodden of America. Unable to resist the righteous fervor welling in her heart she confronted the blackguard,  spoke truth to power to him, […]

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Hang Your Heads, New Orleanians, For Your Beloved Ex-Mayor Has Beclowned You. Again.

Hang Your Heads, New Orleanians, For Your Beloved Ex-Mayor Has Beclowned You. Again.

| June 27, 2011 | Reply

What a wonderful representative for the city of New Orleans former Mayor Ray Nagin turned out to be, huh? Not only did he botch the city’s response before, during, and after Hurrican Katrina about as badly as it could have been botched, but he’s also one heck of a conspiracy theorist. The former mayor of […]

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A #Caring Note of Encouragement and Inspiration to my Left Wing Friends

A #Caring Note of Encouragement and Inspiration to my Left Wing Friends

| June 21, 2011 | 1 Reply

Maybe you’re one of those progressive folks who has resolved that you will no longer simply lie down and offer your support to the President’s re-election efforts like a desperate hooker. You are fresh from an energetic and passion-laden Netroots Nation convention during which you and your fellow unique and special snowflakes booed Barack Obama […]

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Sheer Delusion: HHS Launches National "Shut Up and Sit Down" School Campaign

Sheer Delusion: HHS Launches National "Shut Up and Sit Down" School Campaign

| May 27, 2011 | 4 Replies

If I had to pick one major difference between conservatives and progressives, it would be that conservatives choose to deal with the world as it is while progressives believe they can alter the unalterable until it matches their view of what the world should be. You will not find a better illustration of this difference […]

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