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Maybe Obama Should Take Up Painting

April 10, 2014 by Living Liberally

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news

The left criticizes Obama over NSA surveillance, lack of action on climate change and immigration, and being too conciliatory with the big banks.

The right attacks him over expanding healthcare, pushing for fair wages and pay equity, defending contraception and not invading Russia.

A do-nothing Congress says Obama does too little. The media enjoys declaring him a lame duck already. The American public isn't sure what to make of him.

In a time when more Americans have healthcare, we're choosing diplomacy over unnecessary war and our limping economy isn't toppling completely, we are treated to stories of George W Bush's paintings.

A glowing media celebration of the man who recklessly led us into a disastrous war, crashed our economy and tanked our reputation. Maybe Obama should take up painting?

Some ex-Presidents build houses for the needy, some focus on global poverty and climate change. Some just keep misunderestimating their potential.

Much to talk about, to toast and to torpedo so trade tales as you toss back a tumbler or two at your local progressive social club.    Read more

Party Leadership Message War Via Twitter

April 2, 2014 by Andrew17

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news

This morning I took a look at the different tweets from the party leadership (Democrats and Republicans). You will notice something very interesting about Mitch Mcconnell's tweet. He doesn't mention Healthcare. Why is that?

Blog Poll: 
Do you think there is a chance Healthcare Reform (ACA aka Obamacare) will be repealed?

Teapartium

March 17, 2014 by George Fripley

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news, teaparty

eMm3LAfter their success in discovering Dim Matter and its relationship with a new particle, the Positively Energized Moron, in their search for a relationship between dark matter and bureaucracy (http://www.thepoliticus.com/content/link-between-dark-matter-and-government), Professor Honor Bender and her student Grant Spender have now made another startling discovery. They have discovered a new element Teapartium. They have summarized it in the following points:    Read more

Do you think Paul Ryan's comments about “inner cities” culture is a thinly veiled racial attack?

March 13, 2014 by Andrew17

poll, politics, what do you think, poll questions

“We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with,”

Yes
50% (1 vote)
No
50% (1 vote)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2
Vote down!

Points: 11

You voted ‘down’

Obama Time, Overtime or Out Of Time?

March 13, 2014 by Living Liberally

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news

The Prez pushes overtime pay for more Americans as he realizes he may be running out of time to address growing inequality in our country.

He and Putin stake out a stand-off in Ukraine, but as Crimea rushes a Russian vote, will there be a solution in time before this stalemate goes into overtime?

As the countdown winds down on enrollment, Obama plugs Obamacare here, there, everywhere, hoping the roll-out can eek out a victory at the buzzer.

The President is working overtime, hoping this month can be Obama Time before he finds himself, and all of us, out of time.

Toast his highs or roast his lows as you share a pint and an opinion or two at your local progressive social club.

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How likely do you think it is that Matt Bevin will beat Mitch McConnell in the Senate primary race?

January 23, 2014 by THE POLITICUS

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Choices

The Polar Vortex of US Politics

January 23, 2014 by Living Liberally

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news

While another deep freeze engulfs the country, a deeper freeze permeates US diplomacy, as critics cast a chill on negotiations with Iran and create slippery conditions for Syria talks.

The weather shut down DC, but even if it hadn't, the GOP has effectively shut down congress closing down work on jobs, immigration, guns through distractions, deceptions and detours.

As icy roads snarl traffic as bad as Christie could, the President is caught in his own series of jams, gummed up over revelations of NSA wrongdoing, and road-raging to ram through a bad trade deal.

Americans know the current Polar Vortex will pass. Yet the Washington Polar Vortex has no end in site.

Warm up your soul, raise up your voice, lift up a pint to toast and talk, share and care, chat and cheers at your local progressive social club.

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What is politics?

January 16, 2014 by THE POLITICUS

We would like to hear from you. Tell us what is politics?

Choices

Do you think the country is better or worse off in 2013 than it was in 2012?

December 26, 2013 by Andrew17

Choices

What will be Nelson Mandela's lasting legacy?

December 5, 2013 by Anonymous

Choices

Thankful for Nuclear Options and New, Clear Options

November 27, 2013 by Living Liberally

The Senate addresses historic obstruction by dealing with dramatic filibuster dysfunction, enraging the GOP and engaging democracy to move forward on Presidential appointments.

Iran talks turn into tremendous opportunities to pause their path toward nuclear armament and to showcase the power of diligent diplomacy.

We hold our breath for the healthcare site fixes, while half-a-million Americans are already headed toward comprehensive, affordable coverage and millions more finally have more options.

The Senate surprised us with one strong choice, Iran is surprising us by choosing a new path and Americans are finally getting choices too.

From nuclear options to new, clear options, there is much to be thankful for this holiday.

There is also much more work to be done to create a just and equitable society for all so that every family can celebrate a safe, sound, sustainable Thanksgiving.

Tonight, if you're thankful for your options to share ideas while sharing a pitcher or two, come by your local, progressive social club.

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Listening to Lincoln, Keeping up Kennedy

November 21, 2013 by Living Liberally

150 years ago, Lincoln extolled the importance of a government of, by and for the people. Today, the Gettysburg Address would be criticized by cable news for being too short to take seriously.

50 years ago, we lost Kennedy, who had exhorted us to ask what we could do for our country. Today, such a call would be met with derision, obstruction, filibuster and called "socialism."

We honor the President who preserved our union while Congress tries a new form of nullification. We remember a man who championed voting rights while we experience new forms of voter suppression.

As a country, we mark these moments of our history, with news stories, ceremonies and TV specials.

Maybe we should mark them by learning from them: remembering that America has been at its most inspirational when leaders call for united action in the face of crisis and when we face grave moments with renewed national purpose.

If we can revitalize the meaning, not just recall the words, then a government of the people, by the people for the people, shall not perish from this Earth.    Read more

This is the way you don't handle the press

November 15, 2013 by Andrew17

In politics, there are good ways to handle the media and there are bad ways to handle the media. Lets see how Toronto's Mayor, Rob Ford handles the media. You may want to look away, but you can't.

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