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On the anniversary of Roe vs Wade Obama found he had to make a statement on his least favorite issue: women’s freedom of choice

It’s a remarkably short statement – yet some anti-choice memes found their way in anyway

I also remain committed to working with people of good will

The goals he’ll work with those mysterious people are a mixed bag


prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and families,


and strengthen the adoption system.

Nothing wrong with the adoption system except the context

That last one is the clue as to whom those “people of good will” really are.

Happy fucking anniversary, Roe vs Wade. Have you written your will yet?

After getting splashed with egg on his face in Massachusetts, the Goldman Sachs president decided to reinvent himself as a populist,

past gaffes notwithstanding.

here is – from the other side an account of how this went

Obama’s Train Wreck of a Town Hall in Ohio

he was defensive, prickly, almost indignant that he’s found himself in the tough spot that he’s in.He began by talking about how much he didn’t like being in Washington, and apparently said something about the job being stifling. Sir, you spent two years trying to get this job.

One of his rallying cries as, “This is not about me!” Yes, Mr. President, but it’s about the decisions you make and the policies you’re trying to enact.

Again, this may be  National Review, but by their own admission, even they used to gushed over his eloquence.

Anyway, some of their observations are dead on. Like this one:

He’s calling on Congress to “pass a jobs bill.” I thought the stimulus was supposed to do that.

Even Bob Herbert, Obama’s previous gushing fan has doubts now

The door is being slammed on the American dream and the politicians, including the president and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill, seem not just helpless to deal with the crisis, but completely out of touch with the hardships that have fallen on so many.

Right after giving the bankers all the big bailouts he called them in a meeting and bragged

“My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks,”

banking on his gushing media at the time. Massachusetts proved that he now stands between the pitchforks and the bankers. Telling voters that Scott Brown represented the bankers didn’t sound quite convincing coming from the Goldman Sachs candidate. Just see how easy Wall Street Journal punctured that with one photo on their front page

It’s hard for anyone to take his new found ire at Wall Street seriously.

Still, I am glad he speaks against the SCOTUS decision on corporations. Not that I expect him to do anything about it.

Rather than call on Congress to come with a law, how about this time you draft one?

I mean, I know GOP has a 41-59 majority in the Senate, but give it a try, OK? (I see Krugman adopted this one – without attribution too)

So, good luck with this populism thing. Just stay off bowling alleys and arugula and follow TOTUS closely.

oh, and I hope you stay away from cowboy hats

and trucks – Jr pretty much milked those ones dry.

And also, gutting Social Security – not a very populism stance


Some witty lines about his new tie-less look

Can we start calling Barack Obama “embattled” yet?

Hey, Mr. President – the first thing you have to do is figure out where somebody hid all your ties. That Ahmadinejad look didn’t go over big here in Boston a week ago, and it certainly didn’t cut it in Elyria, Ohio, on what you must have figured was “casual Friday.”

You wanted to be The Man? Well, The Man wears a tie, OK.

I  checked Massachusetts papers and got this gem about “I endorsed Obama first” Kerry

One for the Schadenfreude list! To think DNC picked him as our candidate in 2004! Here’s Kerry grumbling about it in 2008

“ ‘John Kerry doesn’t get anything done. John Kerry lives in the shadow of Ted Kennedy. John Kerry doesn’t deliver. Blah, blah, blah,’ ” Kerry told the Herald in an October 2008 interview. “I’m sort of tired of that, actually. I’m going to fight back a little harder to make sure people understand that that’s an insult to my staff when people say that.”

Meanwhile, upstate NY, they talk about “bruised Obama” trying to change subject, image

Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal shows us an image of the new populist Obama golfing with his friendly banker, as well as the old news of Bernake’s nomination hitting snags

as they finally break the news about Bernake’s woes in getting re-confirmed

New York Times is also on this yesterday news

while upstate, Buffalo News has anti-choicers march and effort to get their language in the HCR – not gnomes they


Not Your Sweetie

January 2010