Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Tuesday Night Politics

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* I think the Obama administration may have finally found its answer to the Great Society and the New Deal: The Big Fucking Deal.

* A Gallup poll shows an immediate bump in popularity for health care now that it is law. Nate Silver considers whether the bounce will hold. The GOP is already pulling back from “repeal” talk, though they are still using dickish parliamentary procedure to try to obstruct any action in the Senate.

* Without dickish parliamentary procedure at their disposal, right-wing activists are reduced to throwing bricks through windows.

* A great post at Daily Kos analyzes how Fox News does it work: Anatomy of Fox’s Reality Distortion Field.

* Related: science proves Republicans believe weird things.

* Another poll shows independents may already be turning against Republicans again.

* The idea that “national greatness liberalism” is something new that Obama has cooked up in response to a crank like Charles Krauthammer is just totally incorrect. This has been his favored rhetoric since he first rose to prominence at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. And it was quite literally the foundation for his 2008 campaign: just listen to the first words of “Yes We Can.” It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation… Or his Nobel speech. Or any other speech you’ve ever heard him make ever.

* And Rachel Maddow for Senate? I know she’s not actually running—but yes please.

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  1. Kos link is broken.

    Stephen Frug

    March 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

  2. Oops! Fixed.

    gerrycanavan

    March 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm


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