Daily Topics - Monday August 1st, 2011

The Big Picture "On Air" Questions or Comments for Thom?

Hour One: Latest on the debt ceiling deal and what it means

Hour Two: Debt ceiling deal reaction - Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Co-Chair Congressional Progressive Caucus

Hour Three: Did Republicans just win the debt deal? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine


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newtrev 9 years 25 weeks ago

On October 29,2008 World Net Daily posted an article entitled:

"Yes, Barack Obama really is a Manchurian candidate"

Little did the public know just how right they were... Obama has proven to be a Manchurian Candidate FOR the Republicans...

No Republican President has been able to begin to dismantle Social Security or Medicare/Medicaid, yet this is exactly what President Obama has done...

Where will it end? Will he really nominate at least a centrist to the supreme court, or will he bow to the Republicans again and nominate a consuvative to replace a conservative?

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mathboy 9 years 25 weeks ago

If people are upset with Pres. Obama, they need to understand that Obama believes in compromise. What we need to do is undo the mistake of 2010 and give him more Democrats in Congress. Give him 60 senators and 240 representatives and he can get progressive things done. But while the Republicans can stymie the process, Obama feels it is his duty to compromise, because he respects what he perceives as the will of the voters. When liberals stayed home on election day last year, they told the President that they wanted Republicans to get some of what they wanted.

Genr8debate 9 years 25 weeks ago

I no longer see our President as the progressive hero we elected, and I no longer see him as the great compromiser - a view I held after the healthcare debate and debacle. He looks more and more like a Trojan Horse; an irresistable gift to the progressive cause and caucus that is secretly loaded with all the weapons, tools, and soldiers necessary to kill the Democratic Party, and the American Dream, from the inside. When democrats stayed home on election day last year, they did exactly what President Obama wanted them to do. I think he (Obama) drank the Tea...

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pattymara 9 years 25 weeks ago

Yes it is crazy that the House has given itself five weeks of vacation. How about this idea: House Dems stay there and invite the people to come and talk to them. Open a People's Congress in the chambers of the house, for five weeks while the Repubs are on vacation.

How Much Better Off would America be If 6 Republican Presidents Hadn't Stolen The White House?

Thom plus logo It's about time the last one, Trump, is held accountable

Trump's impeachment trial is coming up in the Senate, and already his allies are trying to throw up procedural roadblocks to exhaust the effort to hold him accountable. Should America "move beyond" Trump? No friggin' way.
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