For the benefit of those who can’t access the video, when Stewart congratulated Wallace, the latter asked, “you mean that we had the highest ratings?” Wallace asked. “No,” Stewart replied. “Retaking control of the House of Representatives.”
Meet the new members of what TPM calls “the Crazy Cqucus.”
McConnell discusses the Republican game plan. Forget about fixing the economy. They’re going to defeat Obama with repetitive attacks on health care reform. That’s the program you voted for.
Bush now admits that he personally gave the order to torture.
Pelosi is thinking about leaving Congress. That opens up a slew of fresh progressive possibilities in SF!
Nicholas Christoff of the NY Times has words for Obama.
In short, Mr. Obama hasn’t mustered an argument that resonates even among the beneficiaries of his policies.
That’s a failure of politics and salesmanship, but it’s more than that. To a disconcerting number of people I talk to, Mr. Obama comes across as remote, detached, inauthentic and arrogant. All that’s deeply unfair, I think, but it’s the stark reality.
It’s puzzling — candidate Obama could be so inspiring and eloquent, while President Obama has been flat. I wonder if he hasn’t absorbed too much of Mario Cuomo’s dictum: “We campaign in poetry, and we govern in prose.”
Please, Mr. Obama! The prose needn’t be as dry as the Harvard Law Review. And we wouldn’t mind being lifted by an occasional verse of poetry.
Addendum: No Fox News gig for Christine O’Donnell. Probably she’s too soft-spoken.