My guest on Virtually Speaking Susie is Dave Johnson, blogger and troublemaker!

Tuesday, Aug 9 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie |  Susie Madrak talks current events with Dave Johnson about the stock market and the Democratic leadership and the Congressional Super Committee. | Listen live and later on BTR.

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3 thoughts on “Tonight

  1. The French Revolution began in July 1789 and gave birth to a new system of production: Capitalism. Machine-produced goods gave rise to two new social classes: ‘Capitalists’ or the owners of the machines, and ‘Workers’ who operated those machines. The American Revolution took place in 1776 and our Constitution went into effect in March 1789. The Capitalist system did not exist at that time. Ergo, Capitalism is not now nor has it ever been a part of the U.S. Constitution.

  2. OT, but Reid has named Murray, Kerry, and Baucus to the Committee of the Twelve Caesars.

    Murray will be co-chair of Obama’s version of the Politburo.

    We now know with a 1 in 3 chance of accuracy who will fold to vote with the Repubs. Of course, two could…to give one another some cover.

    Kerry is looking to Secty of State in Obama’s second term…. Baucus helped Obama give the BHIP (Big Health Industry Players) what they wanted. So…who will it be?

    Murray is heading the DSCC, so she has some pressure to help Dems get elected.

  3. Per David Dayen at FDL, Murray and Kerry signed a letter supporting the Grand Bargain during the debt ceiling negotiations, and Kerry said on Meet the Press over the weekend that the US must cut to show it’s serious about deficit control.

    None of the three were part of the Gang of Six, the bipartisan Senate group that devised a deficit reduction plan this year. Baucus appeared on the Bowles-Simpson Catfood Commission, but ultimately voted against the recommendations. He also was part of the Biden talks during the debt limit. The Huffington Post had reported that Baucus wouldn’t be part of the committee.

    Murray is the head of the DSCC, the campaign arm for Senate Dems, and next year will likely be consumed with protecting conservative Democrats in tight elections in states like Montana, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia.

    Kerry and Murray signed a letter earlier this year essentially calling for a grand bargain based on the Bowles-Simpson recommendations. Kerry was on Meet the Press this week saying this:

    Senator Kerry also endorsed that goal. The United States must show the markets that it is “deadly serious about dealing with its long-term structural debt,” he said, and the way to do that is by “putting a plan on the table, $4 trillion plus, if necessary.”

    None of the three are up for re-election in 2012, perhaps the most important characteristic qualifying them for the position.

    So, did Reid fulfill Obama’s request that deficit hawks be members of the Poltiburo?

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