Archive for December 3rd, 2012

This isn’t 2010, President Obama’s no means no

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President Obama won’t give in to Republican ransom demands over tax cuts for the wealthy—even if that means going over the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1, 2013. This has got to have John Boehner perplexed. To his right Boehner will have teaparty caucus screaming for an economic Kamikaze dive into austerity oblivion, to his other right he’ll have the GOP’s big defense contractor money screaming for him to raise the white flag. It should get interesting if this holds.

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Americans for Democratic Action’s ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Town Hall Forum – This Saturday

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Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the ADA’s Fiscal Cliff Town Hall Forum.
Saturday December 8th 10:30am – 11:30am
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
4200 Willa Rd, Newark DE 19711

I’ll be on the panel speaking up for progressive small businesses. Joining me will be…

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Monday Open Thread

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Hillary Clinton for President, 2016:

All kinds of circumstances could intervene between now and 2016 to derail her—politics, health, family matters, a renewed Clinton fatigue—but Hillary’s numbers are enormous, her ambition equal to her capacities, and she was in high political gear.

Nancy Pelosi for Speaker, 2014:

“If Speaker Boehner refuses to schedule this widely-supported [Middle Class Tax Cut] bill for a vote, Democrats will introduce a discharge petition to automatically bring to the floor the Senate-passed middle class tax cuts,” Pelosi said in a statement.

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More of John Carney’s vaporous nothing makes it into print

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I think that it is a strange choice for John Carney to set himself up as the Democrat with no ideas. It hurt him in his primary against Markell, and now he seems determined to repeat his mistake. I mean, we can assume he’ll be facing a Democrat in a primary election at some point, and he will want to have some kind of Democratic brand identity when that roles around, right?

And yet, Carney wastes ink in this weekends News Journal telling us that 1) Returns day is awesome 2) People want bipartisanship 3) The debt is the worst thing ever, and 4) He is proud of addressing the debt “crisis” by having voted for a commission report so flawed and lacking that never made it out of committee. Genius! …

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No Daily Delawhere this morning.

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Yes, I fell down on the job after a fun filled long weekend in D.C., hanging out with the Prez, making fun of Boehner. Daily Delawhere will return tomorrow morning as scheduled.

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