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Obama approval doing better than Reagan, Clinton, according to poll data

Despite negative economic forecasts and all the rue predicted for Democrats in November, President Obama’s approval rating is actually faring better than Presidents Reagan and Clinton at this point in their terms, according to an analysis of data provided by the Gallup polling organization. In a survey of approximately 1,500…

The double down on racism

I’m back! Sorry it took so long to get back in the saddle; we were in Vegas forever it seems. (The cats certainly think so.) I did see the premiere of “Mad Men” and should have thoughts on it later. But right now, I want to talk about this stupid…

History’s Newest Greatest Monster: Some Guy

Quick! Name the Senate Parliamentarian! Well, everyone knows who Alan Frumin is. Or will, once the Republican Party gets done making him out to be a democracy-murdering terrorist-humper. Senate Republicans are waging a pre-emptive strike against the Senate’s parliamentarian — a hitherto little-known official who could determine the fate of…

Friday Genius Ten “When Will The Meaningless Yapping End?” Edition

Today’s song for Genius is dedicated to the way that Senate Republicans are treating the confirmation hearings like a dog and pony show. Unfortunately, since Sotomayor has to sit there patiently throughout, she can’t take the advice offered in the song. Leave yours in comments, and consider this an open…

Concessions count for a piece of lint and that weird thing you found in the litterbox

Republicans hit the talking heads shows this week, sobbing crocodile tears about the horrors of female sexuality and getting supposedly mainstream journalists to suddenly act like contraception was invented yesterday and its use is highly controversial. Suddenly, counting out women’s health from the economic stimulus package was considered a reasonable…

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