Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Barack Obama in 2012


After countless hours of debating whom the next president of the United States should be, we here at the editorial offices of The Rant have finally reached a consensus and are ready to endorse the candidate we believe should be chosen by the people next November as chief executive of this grand and glorious land of ours. This was not an easy task to be sure. With the abundance of substance projected by all of the candidates in this electoral year, our decision was difficult, our deliberations fierce; some of us coming close to fisticuffs I tell you! But all of that is mercifully behind us now. We are ready to join ranks and give this prestigious organization's official endorsement of support.

We believe that Barack Hussein Obama should be reelected President of these United States of America on Election Day 2012.


Okay, folks, I'm gonna level with you. This one was such a fucking no-brainer it's almost embarrassing to even be reminded of it. There was no smoke-filled-room packed with editors in passionate debate. In fact there is no "editorial office" so to speak. It's just me in this little room on the second floor of my house on Route 17M in Goshen, New York. The window looks out across the road onto a tattoo parlor, an adult bookstore and a deserted bar that in its heyday was called "Cravings". On either side of the place are two used car lots. One of the dealers has a bit of an overflow of merchandise and I allow him to park some his ware right in front of the house! Classy digs, huh? This area of town is so weird, when I moved into the neighborhood property values actually went up. But the offbeat environment in which I live did not influence my decision one way or the other. To be quite blunt, choosing Barack Obama over any of these birds on the GOP side is the equivalent of choosing the sniffles over an advanced case of terminal cancer. It was a pretty easy call, take my word for it.

If you read my stuff with any degree of regularity, you know that I've been kind of rough on the President in his first term. To be honest with you, for the last year or so I've been just mild about Barry. On that still-unbelievable Election night of 2008, I was praying for the reincarnation of Franklin D. Roosevelt. I didn't get it. What I got instead was a decent enough guy but one who is far-too-moderate for my tastes. As the magnetic bumper sticker on my van used to say (somebody absconded with it):

"TURN LEFT AT NEXT ELECTION"

Barack Obama bore only slightly to the left. That was hardly good
enough for me. If you'll remember, his campaign slogan four years ago was "Change We Can Believe In". I wanted (and still want) radical change. That is the only way this country - and the rest of the planet - is going to dig itself out of the economic quagmire we currently find ourselves in. But my utter exasperation with this president is tempered by these two important factors:

First: I think he's basically a good guy. I believe he wants to do the right thing. I like Barack Obama. I like his wife. I like his kids. I sleep fairly soundly these nights - a hell-of-a-lot better than I did between the years 2001 and 2009 if you know what I mean. It's a nice thing to send yourself off to dreamland secure in the knowledge that the person in the executive mansion has got an IQ that exceeds room temperature.

Secondly: I know that he is more of a progressive at heart then he lets on to be. His personal history more-than suggests as much. I think that if the Dems are able to retain the Senate and take back the House, all of that change stuff that we so believed in and have been waiting for might make itself known in the years 2013 to 2017. I am forced to tip my hat to the man. It has to be conceded that given the obstruction (not to mention sabotage) that the fools on the extreme right side of the aisle have thrown in his path, it's a wonder that he's been able to accomplish anything at all. With a Democratically controlled congress, Barack Obama sill has a chance to be remembered by history as a great president. His first term has not been a resounding success - no argument there - but he has more-than-a-few achievements under his belt for which he can feel justly proud.
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Am I being naive? Maybe I am. But I can dream, can't I? Hope is all I have. Talk about audacity.
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Of course, if the Republicans still control any of the two houses of congress after January 20 of next year, all bets are off. But I don't think that's going to happen. The American people have had a good look this primary season at what has become of the Republican party and most of them are aghast at what they're beholding. Another chime of doom was tolled this week when Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of the last voices of reason and moderation from within that disgusting party, announced that she would not seek reelection in November. The atmosphere in Washington has become too toxic for her to breathe. She gave it her best shot. Best of luck to the woman.
Maybe in a second term, when he no longer has a future campaign to worry about, Barack Obama will finally emerge as the progressive hero we know he has the potential to be. Maybe he'll continue to govern as a Casper Milquetoast moderate. Whatever the outcome, this much is absolutely certain: He'll be a damned sight better president than anyone the Republicans have to offer. This ain't rocket science, kids. This is a foregone conclusion.

And finally, a word o
f warning to the Democratic base:

During the mid-term elections of 2010, a lot of you stayed home in a snit because President Obama didn't bring you the progressive Utopia of your (and my) fantasies. That's not an option this year. What was the result of your mass hissy fit last time around? The worst congress since before the Civil War. I hate to sound like I'm being a bit defeatist but here is the hard-core, blunt reality: As unpalatable as the Democrats have become in modern times, another GOP appointment to the Supreme Court would be a disaster for this country. The next president will appoint two - possibly even three new members to that body. Take a good look at the damage that the obscene Citizens United ruling has done to our democracy (We're still living in a democracy, aren't we? Sometimes it's hard to tell). Just think what three more Republican appointees would mean, Eight certified right wing neanderthals sitting in judgement over our Constitution will mark the end of freedom in America. Should that occur, this country won't be worth the paper the maps of it are printed on. Do you think I'm overreacting? Perhaps I am. Tell you what - Let's all vote Republican on Election Day and see what happens.

I've decided that I'm voting for Barack Obama on November 6, 2012. It's one of the easiest decisions I've ever made. And besides, I'm just head-over-heels about that Michelle. I wouldn't mind having that gal around for another four years.
Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

tomdegan@frontiernet.net

AFTERTHOUGHT:

On Saturday morning I was interviewed on the Brass Knuckles Progressive Radio Network out of Chicago. If you've nothing better to do, here's a link to where you can listen to it online:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/shenderson19/2012/03/03/brass-knuckle-progressive-radio#.T1H5f6kjsSM.facebook

I come on at fifteen minutes and forty seconds into the program. I was on for about twenty minutes and had a grand time!
 
SUGGESTED READING:
The Audacity of Hope
by Bara
ck Obama

I have only read highlights of this excellent book (I'll get around to reading the whole thing eventually, I promise) but I have read enough to know that it gives us a glimpse into the guy's soul. His is a good soul, too.
For more recent postings on this disgusting den of commie propaganda, please go to the link below:

"The Rant" by Tom Degan

THERE OUGHTTA BE A LAW AGAINST THIS KINDA STUFF!!!
 
Keep voting Republican. There will be

55 Comments:

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Peter Dermigny said...

"Let's all vote Republican next year" - Tom Degan

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Wise guy. Say, by the way, nephew Pete, what the heck happened to your Facebook page? It disappeared!

Love and Peace,

Uncle Tom

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous boltok said...

I continue to be amazed by this blog. Page after page of assertions which hold no true cause and effect. Complete disregard for most important facts and circumstances, while amplifying and supporting the inane with vigor.

Throwing support behind Obama???

If George W. Bush occupied the White House now and had the exact same record, you're support would not exist. You would be purple with rage.

Obama's record:
MASSIVE DEBT
Alienation of allies
In bed with capitalists most interested in government occupation and heavy taxation (Goldman, Buffet, Soros, ...)
Golf's more than Bush
No budget in 3 years
Lies about Guantanamo and willingness to engage in foreign wars.
Increasing effective tax on rich and poor alike by inflation and devaluation of the dollar. This is a massive tax on the poor.

Of course I can go on.

You need to employ the use of the F word in your analysis because it is otherwise so vapid. There really is nothing to be said in support of Obama.

Obama will lose. He will lose big.

The strange thing about all this is that I don't think you are a moron. You should find something productive to do with your mind besides parrot nonsense.

 
At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Ron Baldwin said...

I was outraged when Obama agreed early on to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years. That let the mega-rich people who live on piles of dividends (like Mittster and here in Florida, Gov. Rickster) have total Federal incomee tax rates below 15%.

Considering the possibility of returning to those days of yesteryear (2001 to 2008) there is no contest. On his worst days Obama, in my opinion, is better than the combined talant of all Republicans who have campaigned to be President as well as those who have been talked about as candidates (such as JEB).

 
At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Joanne said...

I must be a whole lot older than you. I've held my breath for the president for the last four years, and hope for some support for him in the next four years. I want him to know he actually made a difference.

 
At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Ron Baldwin said...

I was outraged when Obama agreed early on to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years. That let the mega-rich people who live on piles of dividends (like Mittster and here in Florida, Gov. Rickster) have total Federal incomee tax rates below 15%.

Considering the possibility of returning to those days of yesteryear (2001 to 2008) there is no contest. On his worst days Obama, in my opinion, is better than the combined talant of all Republicans who have campaigned to be President as well as those who have been talked about as candidates (such as JEB).

 
At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Jefferson's Guardian said...

Tom, no problem, Obama will be reelected. They've invested too much, and, besides, it's too expensive to train a new president every four years.

If you'll look back, except for Bush I, each new stand-in gets the requisite eight years -- no matter how able or incapable; competent or unskilled. The only reason Dubya's daddy didn't get the full eight was because of that little man from Texas, Ross Perot. He really upset the applecart for the ruling elite, and boy were they pissed! If you've ever wondered why we've never, ever, heard from the man who railed against NAFTA and the "giant sucking sound" of American jobs heading south to Mexico should NAFTA be ratified, well he was sufficiently marginalized after being taken to the woodshed.

It'll be Obama -- by a nose. That's a certainty.

 
At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Dave Dubya said...

In these times of radical Rightward shift in politics, the choice for president boils down to this: Do we want our Supreme Court standing for civil liberties, justice and democracy? Or do we want the Court in the pocket of a plutocracy of Big Money?

 
At 10:14 AM, Anonymous James said...

Hay Dave, I think it is a little too late to worry about the Supreme Court, it is 5 to 4 and they do what the hell they want to. And Obama's pick Kagan has voted several times with the right wing majority anyway.

Three more litmus tests are coming up for Obama,the FAA bill, which will allow weaponized drones to fly in all of the US air space. The pipeline from Canada to Texas and going into Iran.

Since he has never failed to disappoint me I believe he will do so three more times.

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Charles Moore said...

Tom, I am with you 100%.

Jefferson's Guardian, I am with you about 95%. While I agree with all of your points, don't forget that specialty of the GOP; voter fraud.

 
At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Dubya,

Do you support free speech on your blog?

Either you won't respond or you will tap dance around answering the question.

 
At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boltok, you said:

I continue to be amazed by this blog. Page after page of assertions which hold no true cause and effect. Complete disregard for most important facts and circumstances, while amplifying and supporting the inane with vigor.

And yet you just can't stay away, can you?

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Ellis D., Esq. said...

boltok is a paid troll, he can't afford to stay away. Amerikan politics reminds me of harness racing....the whole thing is fixed and unless you are an insider it's a suckers bet regardless of who you put your money on. Eventually we all lose. Yawn......when does the baseball season start ??

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom,

Looks to me you live in a real shitty part of town.

Do you work in the Adult book store or the Tattoo shop across the street?

Are you on government assistance?

 
At 12:45 PM, Anonymous ClintonsLuvChild said...

i think the good thing about living where you are tom makes it hard to get jealous with what your neighbors own. maybe you can do some community organizing amongst your neighbors to get some HUD money trickled down to your neighborhood.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Ellis D., Esq.
I'm with you on the baseball season! So is Coach GIL THORPE at Milford.
www.gocomics.com/gilthorp/

G rated all the way.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

I agree with you 100% Tom. I can't believe there is a sane person who would vote for a single one of the Republican candidates. It looks like it will be Romney from now on. Today will tell.

Romney has taken more positions that an acrobat and will say anything if he thinks it will win him the presidency. All I now about him is that he is, therefore, a liar and a weakling. He is also very very wealthy and can never feel my pain.

 
At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Egad, more reasons to reelect Obama:

1-in-6 Floridians now depend on food stamps

Welfare debit cards used in casinos, strip clubs

$69 Million of California welfare spent around the globe.

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama! Thank God for that, taxpayers $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold.

Singer James Taylor Says He’s “Really In Love” With Obama…

“Few things are as dangerous to American liberty as the proposition that the government should be able to kill citizens anywhere in the world on the basis of legal standards and evidence that are never submitted to a court, either before or after the fact." Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HIRES LOBBYIST IT ATTACKED IN 2008
MADE MILLIONS LOBBYING FOR FANNIE MAE, GENERAL MOTORS

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Suzan said...

I've had that deletion occurrence happen to me several times.

I thought it was due to my controversial topics.

Or maybe just the poor programming that big money now buys for free sites.

And I still think an unknown white knight for the bad guys will emerge in a month or so (Jebbie, getting ready now).

Thanks for your reporting.

Love ya,

(Peace is a dream after the Syria "humanitarian" excuses.)

S

 
At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From ABC NEWS, where is OWS on these abuses?

President Obama's Department of Energy helped finance several green energy companies that later fell into bankruptcy -- but not before the firms doled out six-figure bonuses and payouts to top executives, a Center for Public Integrity and ABC News investigation found.

Take, for instance, Beacon Power Corp., the second recipient of an Energy Department loan guarantee in 2009. In March 2010, the Massachusetts energy storage company paid cash bonuses of $259,285 to three executives in part due to progress made on the $43 million energy loan, Securities and Exchange Commission records show. Last October, Beacon Power filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

EnerDel, maker of lithium-ion battery systems, landed a $118.5 million energy grant in August 2009. About one-and-a-half years later, Vice President Joe Biden toured a company plant in Indiana and heralded its taxpayer-supported expansion as one of the "100 Recovery Act Projects That Are Changing America."

Two months after Biden's visit, EnerDel corporate parent Ener1 paid $725,000 in bonuses to three executives -- including $450,000 to then-CEO Charles Gassenheimer, who led Biden on the tour. This January, Ener1 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

SpectraWatt, a New York state manufacturer of silicon solar cells. In 2009, SpectraWatt secured a $500,000 grant from the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Photovoltaic Technology Pre-Incubator program. In March 2010, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis and a local congressman toured the company's Hudson Valley Research Park in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., highlighting the wave of coming green jobs.

"President Obama and I understand and believe that the first thing we have to do to turn the economy around is provide American families with good jobs," Secy. Solis said, according to a SpectraWatt press release. "That is why we are committed to investing in greening our economy."

Yet, not long after, the company's momentum suddenly halted.

Last August, SpectraWatt filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

"It all happened so quickly," Richard J. Haug, SpectraWatt's President and COO, said in an interview. The company's innovative technology, he said, butted up against changing market and pricing conditions, competition from the Chinese -- and the fact that some early investors did not follow through.

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous James said...

I wonder what happened to the old Boltok, the one that always wrote like English was his 2d language with terrible grammar and spelling.

The new Boltok is definitely an impostor.

 
At 12:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know James is an imposter.

 
At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit — Part of an $11 million grant intended to provide business attire to 400 low-income job-seekers instead helped only two people, an audit of the city's Department of Human Services has found.

The audit, conducted by the city's auditor general for the period from July 2009 to September 2011, found the department failed to control the operations and finances of a boutique that was to provide the clothes.

The department did not safeguard grant funds or create an inventory for the clothing, the audit found.

Among the most telling findings, which will be discussed today during a City Council committee meeting, is that a third-party contractor advanced $148,000 to a downtown Detroit clothing store and opened an account, but did not include the city as the boutique's owner.

"It's just another example that money is not as much of an issue than managing the money, whether it's grant or general fund dollars that we have," said Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown. "We have to find a better way to manage the resources and give Detroiters the value for the tax dollars they deserve."


WILMINGTON -- Charging that the defendant lived a life of privilege, acted with a sense of entitlement and undermined the public's faith in government by his "brazen" violation of campaign finance laws, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gregory M. Sleet on Tuesday sentenced liquor executive Christopher J. Tigani to two years in prison.

Tigani was so proud of his political clout with Delaware's most powerful politicians, he even bragged to the president of Anheuser-Busch in 2008, Sleet said.

Referring to Vice President Joe Biden's presidential primary campaign in 2007, Tigani wrote: "I was the number one fundraiser for [Biden's] bid and will play a role in his new campaign as well as his son's role as a future senator," according to court documents. "They are very good and close friends and I know that we can take advantage of that relationship as needed."


As a candidate, Obama pledged that lobbyists “will not run my White House.” But on Monday, the president brought in one of this town’s most prominent lobbyists to run his White House — or at least a nice piece of it.

Steve Ricchetti, whose long list of lobbying clients included Fannie Mae, General Motors, the American Hospital Association and Eli Lilly, was tapped to be counselor to Vice President Biden.

Ricchetti achieved this feat — getting around the ban on lobbyists serving in the administration — by using one of Washington’s most-honored traditions: the loophole. Just as Obama won the presidency, Ricchetti de-registered as a lobbyist for his various clients. But he remained president of the lobbying firm that continued to work for many of those same clients, as well as a few more, such as the American Bankers Association.

Ah yes, liberalism in the new's

 
At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To The Rant:

Many years ago, Swedish socialist Olaf Palme admitted that public education wasn't so much about real education as it was about turning out obedient servants for the welfare state.

Almost no one in the American education establishment will admit that, but it's true here as well.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Ellis D., Esq. said...

Anonymous....every time I pointed that out to the administration at our high school I was suspended and threatened with expulsion. So I held out until they offered me early graduation :-)

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous James said...

I've got my blinders on like Tom Degan and will vote for "The Messiah" again even though he has failed on so many campaign promises and really turned out to be a poor leader.

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous James said...

You can fake my name but you cannot fake intelligence, that is why nobody will ever be fooled by you.

I am a far left Liberal, I do not vote for Conservatives. That is why I will not be voting for Obama.

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Okay, James. Fair enough. You will not be voting for Obama. I can respect that. Who the fuck will you be voting for?

MIT ROMNEY???

Have another sip, pal.

As sincere as I can be,

Tom Degan

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous James said...

I will be writing in the name of Dennis Kucinich, one of the best Liberal politicians of our time. I watched him on C-Span talk for for 5 1/2 hours bring up 34 articles of impeachment against Bush and Cheney. He just lost his seat due to a bull shit redistricting by the Repubs.

I am wondering how many Conservative bills Obama has to sign before you stop being so partisan.

Do you know Obama totally gutted the Consumer Protection Agency, an outside group of big business and banking honchos have veto power over every thing it does.

I find it odd you insult me when you rarely do so with the the trolls that attack you personally.

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Ellis D., Esq.
LOL, well said. Welcome back, hope all is well with you and yours!

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger Ellis D., Esq. said...

Now that Kucinich lost his seat due to redistricting he should run for President on a third party ticket. Oh wait, that would likely take the progressive vote away from Obama and allow Willard ( or Jeb or Christie ) to win the election. What a dilemma !! So I guess in reality our elections are " anti-utilitarian ". You need to vote for the candidate who will do the least amount of harm to the largest number of people. BTW did you folks see that video of Obama speaking at Harvard Law School in 1991 ??

 
At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellis D

Dennis Kucinich cannot be elected President since he is not a US citizen.

Shirley MacLaine was driving through area 51 many years ago and saw a UFO land and drop off an alien who turned out to be Dennis Kucinich!

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Thank you President Obama,


Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius appeared flummoxed by questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) at a hearing on the new health care law Wednesday.

On several occasions, Sebelius professed to have “no idea” what Johnson was talking about.

“The bottom line here is, the cost of this healthcare law is so uncertain, don’t you think we ought to put the brakes on it?” Johnson asked. “You know, Nancy Pelosi said, ‘We have to pass this law to figure out what’s in it.’ What I don’t want to see is that we have to implement it to figure out how it’s going to bust a hole in our already horribly broken budget.”

SEBELIUS: The original estimate, yes. I think that’s–

JOHNSON: Right. So, the original estimate for deficit reduction–

SEBELIUS: I’m assuming–

JOHNSON: The original estimate for deficit reduction in the first 10 years was $143 billion, correct?

SEBELIUS: Yes–

JOHNSON: So now we, we’ve reduced that $143 billion by $86 billion – by not getting revenue from the CLASS Act – and now $111 billion because we’ve increased the mandatory costs of the exchanges, correct?

SEBELIUS: I’m assuming the numbers are correct. I’m sorry I don’t have them.

JOHNSON: So, when you add those together, that’s $197 billion added to the first 10-year cost estimate of Obamacare, so now we are instead of saving $143 billion, we are adding $54 billion to our deficit, correct?

SEBELIUS: Sir I –

JOHNSON: We’ll submit that to the record. But, that’s basically true. So instead of saving $143 billion, by this administration’s own figures and budget, we’re now adding $54 billion to our deficit in the first 10 years. To me, that would be the first broken promise. It is true that the President said that by enacting this healthcare law, every family would save $2500 per year, in their family insurance plan – correct?

SEBELIUS: He said that once the exchanges are up and running, and you have an affordable marketplace, the insurance estimates were that the rates would go down by about $2500, yes– that has not occurred yet.

JOHNSON: The Kaiser Family Foundation has already released a study saying that average costs of family healthcare plans is up $2200, correct?

SEBELIUS: Again, there is no new marketplace yet for insurance policies.

JOHNSON: But the costs are already up. We’re already different by $4700; it’s going to be hard to get us down to $2500 cost savings. I would consider that broken promise number two.

It’s also true, that President Obama very famously said, ‘if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.’ Period. ‘If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan.’ Period. No one will take it away, no matter what. Now, we’ve granted quite a few waivers – about 1,200 to 1,700 waivers – on about 4 million Americans, correct?

SEBELIUS: I’ve no idea what waivers you’re talking about or–

JOHNSON: Well, those are waivers–

SEBELIUS: On doctors and health plans, is that…I–

JOHNSON: Just waivers from having to implement portions of the healthcare law that probably would have allowed those – or forced those workers – off their employer-sponsored care.

SEBELIUS: Again, I’d be happy to answer these questions, but I have no idea what waivers you’re talking about–

JOHNSON: The waivers that HHS has granted to employers not–

SEBELIUS: Which do what?

JOHNSON: Not having implemented sections of the healthcare law.

SEBELIUS: There have been waivers granted to employers, yes.

JOHNSON: And had those waivers not been granted, chances are, those employees probably would have lost their employer-sponsored care, correct?

SEBELIUS: I have no idea. I mean, I’m happy to answer those one at a time and look at the waivers and see what–

JOHNSON: Unfortunately, I’m pretty short on time.

 
At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOUR MORE YEARS!!!

U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 9.1% in February from 8.6% in January and 8.5% in December.

The 0.5-percentage-point increase in February compared with January is the largest such month-to-month change Gallup has recorded in its not-seasonally adjusted measure since December 2010, when the rate rose 0.8 points to 9.6% from 8.8% in November. A year ago, Gallup recorded a February increase of 0.4 percentage points, to 10.3% from 9.9% in January 2011.

 
At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Smokey Lagumski said...

“You know, Nancy Pelosi said, ‘We have to pass this law to figure out what’s in it.’ "

What a top notch "leaning forward" progressive thinker! Washington needs more dumb bimbos like Nancy!

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smokey Lagumski,

Give me the list of your sponsor. I want to boycott because of your foul treatment of women,.........er, I mean Nancy Pelosi.

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M4PbAV06oM

Great example of why Obama is the 4th best President in our history.

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did you post a photo of Ric Ocasek? What does that have to do with anything?

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Come again?

 
At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Mark M. said...

Tom I very seldom get online but when I do,most times I read the rant. I enjoy your insite and writing voice tremendously and agree with most of your political positions.Please Keep writing, you do have some following on your blog that don't leave comments on a regular basis, but we're reading. Thanks Mark M. (M.L.M.)

 
At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Smokey Lagumski said...

hey Just The Facts,

You definitely post the TRUTH which the crazy liberals here like Tom D, JG, and Dave "Hugo Chavez" Dubya just can't handle.

I just wanted to add that Kathy Sebilius is another dumb bimbo who can't add but yet wants to be a central planner and control our lives like that botox lipped dumb bimbo Nancy Pelosi.

Speaking the truth is not slander or a hate crime.

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

MARK! THANK YOU!

This is surely a good thing to go to sleep on. Your comment is something good to go to sleep on.

All the best,

Tom

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I agree completely with you, Tom.

Reading The Audacity of Hope is what made me a Barack Obama supporter. The man has long range vision, and although some of those ideas have been thwarted, he is obviously able to see the big picture. In an atmosphere of quick fixes and drill baby drill mentality, I appreciate that in my President.

Four more years!

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Avram Mirsky said...

Just the fact that right wing corporacracts like the Koch brothers are spending millions to unseat him proves that Barack Obama is perceived as a threat to their interests. I'm disappointed, too, but he's got my vote in 2012.

 
At 11:01 AM, Anonymous BlogMan said...

Dave Dubya,

Your latest post on your blog has many hate filled comments from WeaselDog who after Jefferson's Guardian is next in line as your top brown noser.

When are you going to ban WeaselDog? The man has serious mental issues and shows no empathy for fellow human beings when he continues to post derogatory comments about someones mother when he knows she has died tragically at a young age?

Stand up to some principles and stop the tap dancing around answering questions.

 
At 11:06 AM, Anonymous BlogMan said...

Avram,

You, James, and Tom D all have put on blinders and will back a man whose only skill is reading off a teleprompter and delivering a wonderful speech that most people now realize is nothing but hot air being blown up our arses.

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Just the fact that left wing corporacracts like the George Soros is spending millions to keep Barack Obama in power proves that his loss in Nov would be a threat to his interests.

The Audacity of Hope, who wrote this book?

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous BlogMan said...

Dave Dubya,

I feel it has become necessary to reveal the truth about your attacking Rush's offensive comments about women but tap dance around Bill Mahers more numerous and equally offensive comments. Your blinders definitely have a hypocritical liberal bias.


Unless the following video is a forgery created by the vast neo-Nazi right wing conspiracy, Maher is making offensive comments against women:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ISKQD7ytSk

Time to swallow some humble pie Dave Dubya, there is no tap dancing around the truth that Bill is just as bad as Rush in offensive comments about women.

Bill Maher offensive women comments include:

Sarah Palin comment "her day job is talking to a baby with downes syndrome"

Bristol Palin comment "she fucked Levi over and over again until a baby fell out"

Hillary Clinton comment "think what they can get for Hillary Clinton's cunt"

"Speaking of dumb twats"

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger Avram Mirsky said...

Two in one reply.

Calling Soros a corporacrat is like calling Rush Limbaugh a comedian, which, by the way, Bill Maher is.

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Bill Maher SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2012—In what is fast becoming an ongoing soap opera to fill the shoes left empty by the ABC's cancellation of “All My Children," the latest episode of the Rush Limbaugh Fluketroversy finds an unexpected supporter taking up Limbaugh’s case.

Unapologetic left wing (and proud of it) comedian and talk show host Bill Maher publicly defended his unabashedly right wing talk radio host counterpart Limbaugh for his recent remarks about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. Maher posted the following to his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon:

Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout.

Just exactly is Soros? Other than a sponsor of the left?

 
At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Gypsy Bob said...

Assuming it's Mitt or Barack as the next President how do you envision the first 6 months of the new administration?

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

never a jackass...xo I love what you have done with this Rant...you are my number 1 again

 
At 10:52 PM, Anonymous WW said...

Tom, thank you. I enjoyed your post. My friend Dolores was correct when she said she thought I would. Very well done. I particularly like this part: What was the result of your mass hissy fit last time around? The worst congress since before the Civil War. This is so relative to where we were and what we did. What a huge mistake. I'm going to do my best not to have this happen again. btw, you are such a good writer that I can read who you are in your words and I like that.

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger BRUCE WAYNE said...

hey tom i like your thinking Obama is the man that needs to stay in office we don't need 4 more years of bush in office mitt have not show me anything he will do other then going back to the bush days this country go back to them days we want have a country i think the rich are trying to run this country we have this here we want be a country and all the republicans will all move over seas like there doing now so i say Obama is got my vote in 2012 too

 
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