Thursday, May 26, 2011

Remember when Democrats were jumping ship to join the GOP? Well...

...its starting to happen in reverse:

Alabama State Rep. Daniel Boman, who entered the legislature as a Republican in November, is switching parties to become a Democrat after he says the GOP went too far in attacking teachers in the state.

Yeah, its only a State House in Alabama...

...but dang! It's Ala-freakin'-bama.

Think Progress: Herman Cain thinks he's helping!

Probably the first (and last) time on this blog, but thank you Herman Cain!:

On the heels of last night’s Senate defeat of the Republicans’ Medicare-ending budget, presidential contender Herman Cain went on Fox News to defend the plan. Cain has recently pulled ahead of former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) in the polls, and used his new credibility to admonish the rest of the GOP field for backing away from the plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

As national backlash to Ryan’s Medicare privatization plan has grown, Republicans have become increasingly divided about how to sell something so deeply unpopular. Many, including Ryan himself, have cynically tried to deny that it’s a voucher scheme at all, but rather the much more appealingly-named “premium support” plan. Speaking with Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson, Cain crtiticized this hedging and urged his fellow candidates to call the Ryan plan what it is — a voucher system.

"Losing will only build her strength" (VIDEO)

Chris has an interesting point here:

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We're back, baby! 4000 Jobs in the Detroit area makes the CBS Evening News (VIDEO)

I know, we're not back all the way. But 4000 jobs means 4000 consumers. That means 4000 Consumers who can go to the Grocery Store, where the employees at the Grocery Store can make some money. Where the inventory of that Grocery Store is emptied, but refilled by even more workers. Truck Drivers moving the inventory. Bakers and Famers making the inventory. And hopefully, through it all, all these people have enough money to get themselves a new car...hopefully made at the same plant that started it all.

I know it's not going like we want...but it's going.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

President Obama's speech before Parliament in Westminster Hall, London (VIDEO)

Apologies. I was waiting for the White House to put the Dublin Speech from College Green up, but at this point all I can think is, it must've been considered a Political Speech (even though I remember seeing the Presidential Seal as he spoke). The speech is available on YouTube, but for some reason the poster has declined to be it be embedded. You can see that speech here.

Today's speech before Parliament, has been uploaded by the White House:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mitt Romney: "Let Detroit go Bankrupt" (VIDEO)

In any other world, a person like Mitt Romney would like to have this one back.  Instead, in today's Republican party, he's going to double-down on the notion.

But lest you forget: