But more seriously... the reason I would not want to see Hillary on the ticket is that I would not want her to be saddled with Obama's legacy after the first four years. I think Obama should choose a Democrat who can bring experience to the ticket but also one who really has no chance of being elected president... someone like Joe Biden of Deleware, for example.
I like Chuck Schumer but I wish he would be consistent. He together with DiFi voted down a bill demanding a paper trail. That still burns me. I sent them both an angry e-mail and got weaselly mush about there not being enough time before the 08 election to put together sufficient controls.
If my reading of that he said is correct he said that he intends to vote for the bill but then retroactively somehow remove the retroactive immunity part. No? Do other people read what he said differently? If so, I'll go back and reread it.
That's true. Hillary's position on the Wal-Mart Board bothered me. I do believe that she was much more wary of NAFTA than Obama is. You will recall that Goolsbee last February met with the Canadians to reassure them that Obama's anti-NAFTA rhetoric was nothing but campaign talk.
Why would one have to channel Bernie Sanders? Yes, I know. He's a Democratic Socialist. But he's still alive and well in Vermont.
You're not going to see much "responsible oversight and regulation" with Jason Furman at the head of Barack's economic policy board or with Austan Goolsbee as his chief economic advisor.
And you raise the specter of Huey Long? That's just laughable. The Kingfish didn't do much sharing of the wealth when he was Governor of Louisiana.
My point is that Obama is not a Keynesian in any sense of the word. His economists are Chicago School. This does not bode well for the Democratic Party which has traditionally stood for social programs and a fairer distribution of the wealth of out nation. We need to keep our eyes on this and not run away from it because it requires that we think about economics, a subject that too many people run away from.
McEntee is just wrong. Barack appointed Wal-Mart defender Jason Furman to head his economic policy team. Deregulation is going to be the song. Privatization is going to be the rule. And a sad irony indeed is going to be the fact that the ones who are going to suffer most will be his African-American base which is going to feel awfully betrayed. Austan Goolsbee, his chief economic adviser, might help to pull him a little toward center. But still, Goolsbee is Chicago School. It is not going to be a good four years for the blue-collar worker or the small-business man.
Alaska is a state with a population similar to Baltimore. Its similar to Memphis, too, and who knows how many other medium sized cities throughout the US. The fact that it should be discussed as a swing state... we just seriously need voting reform.