My take on Obama’s next jobs plan, the disaster-in-waiting that is Rick Perry’s campaign, Obama’s vacation and the Wisconsin recall results. If you want to receive my adVantage Points every weekday morning in your inbox, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Obama’s Next Big Plan- story
Instead of yet again failing to make deep structural change in the economy (and disappointing his liberal base), Obama should lay out a bold jobs plan and stick to it. The New Bottom Line coalition and Eliot Spitzer make a great suggestion — force the banks we bailed out to lower the principle on underwater mortgages, putting money back in the hands of consumers who will spend it.
Is Rick Perry Ready For A General Election? – story
Wisconsin Dems Triumph In Recall - story
In a sign of what’s to come, middle class voters were more motivated than the Republican fringe. Anti-worker, anti-government extremists should read the tea leaves and weep.
Obama Should Cancel His Vacation - story
Optics matter. Taking a vacation at a $50,000-per-week compound on an elitist New England island isn’t strategic for a President trying to convey deep compassion for millions of suffering Americans.
My take on Perry and
secession treason, Obama’s repeated pivoting, the Wisconsin recall, and the extremely unpopular Congress. If you want to receive my adVantage Points every weekday morning in your inbox, email email@example.com
Wisconsin Recall Election Today – story
In the Badger State, working people are tired of being badgered by Republican demagogues taking from the middle class and giving to the rich. Regardless of the outcome in the recall elections, there’s no question the anti-worker policies of Republicans nationwide have fired up the electorate, making 2012 a very tough year for the GOP.
Congressional Approval Rating at Historic Low - story
Enough talk about Obama’s approval rating. He looks like Mr. Popularity compared with Congress. Commentators need to spend a bit more time talking about Congressional approval ratings — especially the heinously low approval of Republicans in Congress.
Obama Really Shifting Tone This Time? - story
I’d love to see Obama shift to aggressively fighting for jobs and the middle class and calling out the GOP for their pro-super rich elitist agenda. But if you claim to “pivot” every week, those pivots look less and less pivotal.
My take on the Iowa straw poll, Rick Perry’s Texas, caring about Wall Street more than Main Street, and Obama’s bus trip to hopefully find his heart(land). If you want to receive my adVantage Points every weekday morning in your inbox, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Straw (Poll) For Brains - story
Ames straw poll voters selected Michele Bachmann, the candidate most likely to destroy our government and bring about the apocalypse of America’s future. Of course, Bachmann’s campaign presumably spent more money turning out voters than her administration would spend on Medicare and Social Security combined.
Rick Perry Helped Texas, Hurt America – story
The economy in Texas is only crappy, as opposed to downright awful, because Perry created low-regulation, low-pay jobs that sucked opportunity away from other states. That plus high rates of immigration and strict mortgage lending regulations — things most Republicans oppose. Rick Perry’s campaign slogan should be: “I messed with Texas, I’ll mess with America!”
Coddling Investors - story
Why is it that $25 million Americans being out of work isn’t a crisis — but a few drops in the Dow is? Over and over again, politicians and the media seem more concerned about stock prices on Wall Street than suffering on Main Street.
Obama Focuses On Public Opinion: Too Little, Too Late? - story
Perhaps having finally realized that Republicans in Washington cannot be coaxed into a coalition of bipartisan compromise, President Obama is getting on a bus and talking to the everyday Americans he should have been fighting much harder for from the start. For optics, he should be traveling in a tank — showing that he’s finally ready to fight for the middle class against the conservative elite.
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