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Completely  juvenile, but right on point.  It needs to go viral.  Send a link to your representatives.

Addendum: From MYDD on the difference between FDR and Obama.

FDR in 1936:

Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent.

For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace – business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for meand I welcome their hatred.

Obama this morning:

My message to members of Congress of both parties is that we have to get this done. And my message to leaders of the financial industry is to work with us, and not against us, on needed reforms. I welcome constructive input from folks in the financial sector.

Second addendum: Some of the media have been reporting that the Democrats lost their majority. These tidbits courtesy of TPM.

-A Philadelphia Metro newspaper headline on Thursday asked: “How will Dems recover after losing majority?”

– CNN reported: ‘Brown’s election tips Senate balance of power to GOP’ (video here)

-An early lede (since changed) on this New York Times story read: “Senate Democrats prepared to meet on Wednesday to consider the fate of the bill now that Scott Brown’s Senate win has cost them their razor-thin advantage.”

-Twitter was buzzing that local NBC news in NY was reporting Democrats lost their majority in the Senate Tuesday night.

They ceased airing all shows yesterday.  I’m not sure how this will affect KGOE’s programming.  I’ve got the question in on his blog, but my guess is that Tom’s plate is full right now.

Stephanie Miller and Ed Schulz are with another outfit, and they do quite well in ratings.  They are with the same people Hartman was with before he switched to AA, and I will bet they would be more than happy to have him back.  But I suspect that AA hosts Mike Malloy and Sam Seder are in trouble.  They’re kind of the anti-Savage in that hyperbole drowns out all nuance and analysis, and that plays well for Diddoheads, but not with NPR listening liberals.

I’m sure some syndication outfit will snatch up Maddow as well now that she’s a big star.

I don’t get KGOE from down here so I have no idea what’s happening over the airwaves.

Here’s a discussion of where AA went wrong.

Several dozen prominent health care experts have written to House Democratic leaders telling them to pass the Senate Bill as is and address the inadequacies later.

More later.

Jerry Brown maybe trying to reingratiate himself with old NAM members?  The title quote comes from Antonio Gramsci, a communist.  If you’re going to quote a communist, it might as well be Gramsci whom I believe to be among the Marxist tradition’s very few truly bona fide intellectuals.  But it’s kind of weird.

The article improperly attributes the quote to Hegel.  Morons.


January 2010