Don’t Blame the Video Games

By: Friday January 11, 2013 8:22 am

Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with representatives of the video game industry to talk about gun violence, so I want to take a moment to talk about how incredibly misguided it is to blame video games for the incredible amount of gun violence in this country. It shows how distorted the debate has become [...]

Three Reasons to Doubt Obama Will Hold Firm on the Debt Limit

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 11:04 am

President Obama again re-affirmed his line in the sand over the debt ceiling saying, “while I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up through the laws that they passed.” While his statement sounds firm [...]

Obama Ready to Fold on Tax Rates

By: Monday December 31, 2012 11:21 am

During the campaign President Obama’s big promise was to end the Bush tax cuts for income over $250,000 a year. After the election Obama made some very firm statements about sticking to this promise, but it now looks like the administration will abandon it in the deal being worked out between VP Joe Biden and [...]

Biden Leaves Door Open for Cutting Social Security and Medicare

By: Friday October 12, 2012 8:28 am

One of the remarkable things about the first presidential debate and the VP debate last night is how much rhetorical effort the Obama team has put into leaving open the possibility of cutting Social Security and Medicare. From the transcript of last night’s VP debate (via CNN): BIDEN: Look, I was there when we did [...]

Biden Promises No Changes to Social Security

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 10:17 am

With the Presidential campaign in full swing and the Democrats already running on how the Romney-Ryan ticket wants to destroy Medicare, Vice President Joe Biden is trying to frame Democrats as the savior of entitlements. At an event in Virginia Biden promised absolutely no changes to Social Security will be made if President Obama is [...]

Obama Administration’s Protest Hypocrisy

By: Friday August 26, 2011 11:22 am

When thousand of Egyptian protesters were taking to the streets in peaceful demonstrations the Obama administration’s message was clear: people have a “right to protest.” Vice President Joe Biden on PBS: And the two things we have been saying here, Jim[Lehrer], is that violence isn’t appropriate and people have a right to protest. And so [...]

Democrats Only Want One Dollar Revenue for Every Four Dollars in Cuts

By: Tuesday June 28, 2011 7:36 am

Regardless the exact ratio, the likely result is in the middle of a severe unemployment crisis, for no logic reason, our government is going to adopt a package of massive spending cuts. The President has either allowed or actively enabled the conservatives to totally win this fight by moving the debate radically to the right. Now regular Americans are about to lose badly

Debt Ceiling Negotiations Keep Moving Dramatically to the Right

By: Monday June 27, 2011 1:37 pm

In the beginning, the idea that any political party would actively hold the debt ceiling hostage to reduce the deficit was considered absurd. Mainly because all the top politicians have admitted they don’t want the country to default and that actually forcing a default would have the exact opposite affect of sending Treasury bond rates [...]

Irony Alert: Obama Pushes for End to Egypt’s Emergency Law, Extension of US Patriot Act

By: Tuesday February 8, 2011 1:42 pm

Sometimes the irony of two news events that happen on the same day is almost surreal. Today, we have news that the Obama administration is pushing the Mubarak government to immediately end the Egypt’s “Emergency Law,” which gives the President sweeping powers to violate the rights of the country’s citizens. From Jack Tapper’s “White House [...]

A Tale of Two Acronyms: What Fierce Advocacy Actually Looks Like – START vs. DADT

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 2:28 pm

President Obama, like all presidents, often says he “wants” or is even “fighting” for something, but in fact puts no real effort into actually making it happen. It could be he doesn’t want to spend political capital because he thinks it is a lost cause, thinks it is fairly unimportant, or even doesn’t really want [...]