wow. not only was it in the lede but it's in the freakin title.
actually, I don't even think it's caution, I think it's an awareness of the importance of appearances. if he's speaking straight to the camera or doing the thing where he looks left and right as he speaks, it comes off as more confident. Looking down at notes on a podium comes off as decidedly less so and tonight of all nights, projecting confidence and offering reassurance was their MO. And on that score, the president knocked it out of the park.
Certainly glad the GOP can count on Fournier to transcribe their talking points. Hell, maybe he's the guy behind Obama's teleprompter's blog.
yeah, I know. I'd just really like to see as much conversation and engagement in the good diaries as we have in the bad ones. and ignoring the bad ones will deprive them of what they love most attention and the knowledge that they disrupted the community.
I heard a theory years ago that the real reason we went into Iraq was to keep Saddam Hussein from putting the oil market on the Euro. If any currency replaced the dollar as the world currency it would be the Euro, no?
I've asked it before and I'll ask it again: what are you doing here? You're bitter and pick fights then seem surprised when people respond antagonistically.
Try writing an actual diary in praise of someone. Say DWS. Try that for a change without excreting bitterness. If you don't intend to be productive and instead to just relitigate 2008, I really don't know why you're even here.
And by the way, yes DWS has been a good surrogate but to claim with a straight face that she is a "good Democrat" is pretty ridiculous. She was the co-chair of the DCCC red to blue program yet she would do nothing to actively defeat 3 truly horrible South Florida Republicans. If you're going to praise someone, you should be able to criticize them when they deserve it.
of all progressive talkers they'd go with schultz? uggh. in my book, he has the distinction of being Pres Obama's worst onair surrogate during the campaign. I find it very uncomfortable to listen to and watch him. and I agree with commenter above, his progressive bona fides are wanting.
do you mean "policy and political downfalls" of the bonus tax bill? I agree that the admin, particularly, the Treasury dept, has exercised bad politics AND policy thus far. As for congress's reaction to the current situation Treasury has put us in, while I'll concede that the bill that passed yesterday may have been bad tax policy, I fail to see how it's bad politics.
was at work when the war began, watched the shock and awe on the TV in the conference room and was in a bit of shock and awe myself at the embarrassingly uncritical coverage and the rah rah attitude of the media. 6 years ago, total and utter media fail.