Wednesday, January 30, 2013

@SenatorDurbin calls bull@#$% on Wayne LaPierre (VIDEO)

@ShuttleCDRKelly breaks the bad news about yet ANOTHER mass shooting in Phoenix, AZ (VIDEO)

Charles of the dimmer bulbs in the Senate (VIDEO)

...bullshitting his way through his job, yet again.

@ShuttleCDRKelly makes me proud to be an American (VIDEO)

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords makes me proud to be an American (VIDEO)

I have to say, that as proud as this made me...I would have preferred to live in a world, where Rep. Giffords was never injured, never had to prove her mettle in fighting though her recovery, and she was merely serving the people of Arizona, and that we never heard of Jared Lee Loughner.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

President Obama to sit down with Telemundo AND Univision on Wednesday!

Yep yep yep!

President Obama will be sitting down for a pair of interviews with Jose Diaz Balart of Telemundo and Maria Elena Salinas of Univision on the topic of immigration reform on Wednesday, per the White House. The interviews will air at 6:30 PM EST.

President Obama's Speech on Immigration Reform for Jan. 29, 2013 (VIDEO)

There's a lot to go through as far as analysis. You can start with Adam's Server's piece at Mother Jones, then the basics from Ezra Klein at the Washington Post, as well as Think Progress's over at their Tumblr site.

Monday, January 28, 2013

President Obama and Secretary Clinton: The Complete 60 Minutes Interview (VIDEO)

Part 1:

Part 2:

For all of you speculating what this means for us all a favor, don't.

Look, it's pretty simple if you think about it. The President and Secretary Clinton went through a bruising Primary process that...ironically left the party stronger as a result, going into the 2008 elections. Neither wants things to get quite that nasty again, so the President is going to great lengths to make sure his top Lieutenants, the one's who might run in 2016, get some time in the sun, complete with a very public pat on the back.

Look at Vice President Biden: he cut the Debt Ceiling Deal (though only temporary), he led the commission on guns, he even dropped the hint on the President's position on Marriage Equality (albeit a bit too early). He made sure the world saw him as the "Happy warrior" running back and forth during the Inaugural Parade.

Dude's running. He's totally running.

And all of that time in the spotlight came courtesy of President Obama.

Now, to balance out the ledger, President Obama has to make sure that his other top Lieutenant got a Grade A going away gift, aka a Prime Time lovefest on 60 Minutes. Not a lot of policy discussed there, but right now...if you really look at it, now both Biden and Clinton can both claim the mantle of the inheritor of Barack Obama's legacy, with Barack Obama's blessing. Let the 2016 contest begin...

...but let it begin closer to 2015, okay? We've still got @#$% to do.