Daily Archives: February 8, 2010

The right has not given up on getting rid of Social Security (and Medicare)

In fact, the only thing that has changed in 80 years is that Republicans don’t hide it anymore. During the Bush II years, privatizing Social Security, which would funnel literally trillions of dollars into the open arms of Wall Street … Continue reading

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Susan Collins is full of crap

Greg Sargent strikes again: Senator Susan Collins, who’s emerged as a leading critic of the decision to Mirandize the bomb plot suspect, raised no concerns about his handling while being briefed on Christmas Day about his capture on a private call … Continue reading

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Congressman Jack Murtha dead at 77

‘The retired Marine, Vietnam veteran and Iraq war critic had been admitted to the hospital for gall bladder surgery a couple of weeks ago. You won’t have to go far to find plenty of right wing attacks on the dead … Continue reading

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Andrea Mitchell mocks Palin’s hand notes

And of course, Chuck Todd comes to Sarah’s rescue, to which Mitchell responds with the damned good point that if Mitt Romney (or God forbid, President Obama) were to give an interview with notes scribbled on their hands, the media … Continue reading

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Attack of the phony populists

In TDB, Peter Beinart explains how the teabag set differ from actual populists (or as I put it, how they’ve reversed the Bastille, to rally the mob on behalf of Marie Antoinette.) Also in the Beast, how the PUMAs birthed … Continue reading

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