Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 684)
 

Maybe The Van Jones Vetters Didn’t See These Problems As A Problem

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Posted by    Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 2:05pm 9/5/2009 at 2:05pm

A lot of people are asking “who vetted Van Jones?” or wondering how the Obama administration could have missed the problems. These are valid questions, but they miss the point.

Van Jones is a mainstream member of the left-wing of the Democratic Party. Like over half of all Democrats (as of ...

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Van Jones Sends Thrill Up MSNBC’s Leg

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Posted by    Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 8:59am 9/5/2009 at 8:59am

MSNBC just cannot stop covering and cheering for the Obama administration. Either they don’t understand their own news biases, or they don’t care, or both. This blog post by several of MSNBC’s news staff, including reporter Chuck Todd, says it all:

*** Remind us again how the media is biased…: Finally, here’s...

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Van Jones Not A Truther, He Just Played One In Real Life

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Posted by    Friday, September 4, 2009 at 9:30am 9/4/2009 at 9:30am

The “I’m not a doctor, I just play one on TV” analogy moved into the political sphere long ago, most recently when a faux doctor appeared at a town hall run by Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Now we have something of a reverse analogy, someone who actually was a 9/11 Truther...

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Throwing Darts at HR3200 – Day 6 (No Mulligans)

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Posted by    Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:42am 9/4/2009 at 8:42am

This is the sixth in a series of posts analyzing randomly selected provisions in HR3200, the House Democratic health care restructuring bill. The hope is that through random selection of pages from the House Bill, using the dartboard method, some light will be shed on the otherwise dense House Bill.

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Beating Up Honduras

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Posted by    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 8:24pm 9/3/2009 at 8:24pm

The Obama administration is taking its bad August out on Honduras, announcing today the imposition of economic sanctions:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, responding to calls to increase pressure on the de facto Honduras government, announced the termination on Thursday of about $22 million in United States aid that was...

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Van Jones and Truthers Are Mainstream Democrats

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Posted by    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 4:13pm 9/3/2009 at 4:13pm

The internet is abuzz today with news that Glenn Beck foe and Obama administration Green Czar Van Jones is a 9/11 Truther, meaning he thinks the Bush administration either planned or at least knew of the 9/11 attacks in advance.

Jones will end up resigning, and Glenn Beck will crow.

But let’s not...

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Life Is Not Fair, And Neither Is Drudge

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Posted by    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 12:51pm 9/3/2009 at 12:51pm

Life in the blogosphere is not fair. For weeks I have been beating the drum about the IRS being involved in our health care under Democratic proposals: IRS The New Health Care Enforcer (August 14, 2009).

I greatly appreciated...

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Another Snowe Job

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Posted by    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 9:50am 9/3/2009 at 9:50am

The hot topic at this precise moment in time is the concept of a public option “trigger” being proposed by Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe.

Snowe was one of only three Republicans to vote for the February 2009 stimulus plan; without those three Republicans (one of whom, Arlen Specter, formally became a...

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Throwing Darts at HR3200 – Day 5 (Cutting Hospital Readmissions)

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Posted by    Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 9:33am 9/3/2009 at 9:33am

This is the fifth in a series of posts analyzing randomly selected provisions in HR3200, the House Democratic health care restructuring bill. The hope is that through random selection of pages from the House Bill, using the dartboard method, some light will be shed on the otherwise dense House Bill.

The page...

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Brits May Eliminate Tonsillectomies

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:46pm 9/2/2009 at 10:46pm

The British papers have been on a tear recently exposing the fundamental flaws in their socialized health care system.

Today The Times of London exposes the out-of-control cost of the British system. Rather than controlling costs, as is promised by American supporters of a “one-plan, one nation” single payer system, the British...

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Glenn Beck’s Revenge

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 12:21pm 9/2/2009 at 12:21pm

I told you this was coming. Two weeks ago I predicted that when Glenn Beck returned from vacation, he would go on the offensive against Van Jones and the others behind the boycott of Beck’s Fox News show.

This was the only available strategy, since the boycott only nominally was aimed at...

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Throwing Darts at HR3200 – Day 4 (Birth of a New Entitlement)

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 10:21am 9/2/2009 at 10:21am

This is the fourth in a series of posts analyzing randomly selected provisions in HR3200, the House Democratic health care restructuring bill. The hope is that through random selection of pages from the House Bill, using the dartboard method, some light will be shed on the otherwise dense House Bill.

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Media Not Doing What Is Asked Of It

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 8:53am 9/2/2009 at 8:53am

Greg Sargent at The Plum Line blog notes that the Obama campaign apparatus, Organizing for America, has upped its attacks on the media:

This has to be the Obama camp’s most direct and premeditated shot at the media yet: His outside political operation just blasted an email to supporters directly faulting the...

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Ask Not What Your President Can Do For You

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 3:07pm 9/1/2009 at 3:07pm

The federal Department of Education has released a script for pre-K through 6th grade teachers to use in conjunction with Barack Obama’s “historic” nationwide speech to elementary school students on September 8.

The script instructs teachers to use the following questions with the students after the speech:

What do you think the President...

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Liberty Torch Passed From Zelaya to Ortega

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 2:31pm 9/1/2009 at 2:31pm

The Liberty Torch “is a symbol of Central America’s independence from Spain in 1821, and is normally passed across the countries of Central America this time of year. The passing of the torch this year, however, will skip...

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Pass John Kerry’s Cap-and-Tax Bill or Your Puppy Will Die

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 10:52am 9/1/2009 at 10:52am

John Kerry has a column at Huffington Post, beating the “global warming is a threat to national security” dead horse.

Been there, done that.

Kerry can’t make the economic or environmental case for cap-and-tax regulations, so he resorts to fear-mongering based on speculative worst-case scenarios:

Climate change injects a major new source of chaos,...

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Throwing Darts at HR3200 – Day 3 (Cost Sharing Limits Gone Wild)

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 10:22am 9/1/2009 at 10:22am

This is the third in a series of posts analyzing randomly selected provisions in HR3200, the House Democratic health care restructuring bill. The hope is that through random selection of pages from the House Bill, using the dartboard method, some light will be shed on the otherwise dense House Bill.

The page...

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