Is a good outcome in sight? "Tentative signs of a possible solution to Egypt's crisis began to emerge Friday, with leading pro-democracy figures surfacing to claim a role in a transition process as tens of thousands of protesters again flooded central Cairo."
A good opening for the Republicans. "A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, is blasting an effort by hundreds of lobbyists to strategize with top congressional Democrats on how to stop spending cuts pushed by Republicans. 'Washington Democrats and their special interest allies are plotting to keep the ineffective 'stimulus' spending spree going. They're hatching backroom schemes to fight the will of the American people, who want us to end the Washington spending binge, the government takeovers, and bailouts and help the private sector create jobs,' said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel. The move is part of a massive push by Republicans to seize on the political moment created by ABC News in revealing the meeting's existence."
Goodluck with that. "The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today called on J Street to give back the 'secret' money it has received from George Soros, whose virulent anti-Israel bias can no longer be ignored." They are not shameable.
Good idea. "In the last several months, Politics Daily has learned that the Palin family lawyer, Alaska attorney Thomas Van Flein, has filed applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to trademark 'Sarah Palin®' and 'Bristol Palin®.'" She's a brand, after all. But this does sort of underline the argument that she's on a different path than one to the presidency.
It is a good time to remind conservatives of the upsides of revolution in Egypt: Bill Kristol writes, "Conservatives are used to focusing on the downsides of situations. And there are potential downsides ahead, to be sure. But there is also a huge upside to a sound and admirable outcome in Egypt. American conservatives should remember our commitment, in the words of Federalist 39, to 'that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.'"
It's hardly good news when fewer people are in the job market and we add on 36,000 jobs.
Good thing Obama didn't campaign as a uniter and post-partisan. If he had, we might conclude he's failed badly. "President Barack Obama's job approval ratings were even more polarized during his second year in office than during his first, when he registered the most polarized ratings for a first-year president. An average of 81% of Democrats and 13% of Republicans approved of the job Obama was doing as president during his second year. That 68-point gap in party ratings is up from 65 points in his first year and is easily the most polarized second year for a president since Dwight Eisenhower." Ike was polarizing? Democrats love him now, but they generally adore Republicans only after they are dead.
All that good polling Democrats were cheering about? It's fading as we get farther away from the Bush tax cut deal and voters are reminded Obama is inept internationally and a big spender at home.
Posted by: johnmarshall5446 | February 6, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: johnmarshall5446 | February 6, 2011 11:25 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: johnmarshall5446 | February 6, 2011 11:30 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: SCMike1 | February 6, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: aardunza | February 6, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: johnmarshall5446 | February 6, 2011 4:54 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: aardunza | February 6, 2011 11:58 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: johnmarshall5446 | February 7, 2011 9:21 AM | Report abuse