Archive | March, 2011
If you don’t play Angry Birds, you won’t get this:
“It was a major harbinger to me, when Obama hired him, that we were not going to get ‘change we can believe in,’” says Ken Toole, a former Democratic state senator and public service commissioner in Montana. “Messina has a lot of talents, but he’s extremely conservative in his views on how to do politics. He’s got a tried-and-true triangulation methodology, and that’s never gonna change.” The Democratic National Committee declined to make Messina available for an interview.
[...] After the 2010 election, Messina spoke at the winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a group of wealthy progressive funders. He gave two PowerPoint presentations, including one on the administration’s accomplishments—the stimulus, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, healthcare and financial reform. The other was on what was still to come—immigration reform, the START treaty, repealing DADT. “Jim, you’re missing a word,” one donor told him during the Q&A.
“What word?” Messina responded.
“The word ‘jobs,’” the donor said.
“Messina got a lot of tough questions from people who used to love him,” says one person who was in the audience. “It was like a room of scorned lovers.”
Go read it, be prepared.
I hate to be all inspirational and shit, but this is pretty amazing:
This use of language reminds me of this famous scene from “The Wire”: NSFW!!!
Is anyone still kidding themselves this is about getting jobs for the U.S.? They can say anything they want, but the record speaks for itself:
After today’s program aired, a GE spokesman, Gary Sheffer, e-mailed a response: “GE has added 6,000 manufacturing jobs in the last two years in the U.S., we believe in free trade and we are a large exporter to China,” Sheffer said.