WHat to do when you are so bitter about being on the wrong side of history, on the wrong side of every issue, and on the wrong side of this war? Obviously, the answer is to vote ‘NO’ or ‘PRESENT’ in a resolution supporting our troops.
It’s the usual supects- Conyers, Rangel, McDermott, Stark. Go see if your representative is there, so you too can be embarassed.
Howard Dean was on Meet the Press yesterday, and I was not particularly impressed (I love the fact that they show it again at night on CNBC so I can watch all the Sunday shows). At any rate, Kevin Drum states what he sees as the problem with Dean’s message:
I caught a few minutes of Meet the Press, where he appeared, and he seemed pretty uncomfortable with the subject.
In fairness, I think this really is one of those cases where the liberal position is hard to articulate. Why should we care what France thinks? Still, if Dean’s position is that this is a problem that needs broad international support to be resolved successfully
Over the next two years, nearly all of the Somali Bantu refugees in Kenya
As we all know, Democrat Presidential campaigns are all about issues:
More bad news on the economy:
Consumer confidence plunged in February to its lowest level in more than nine years, the Conference Board reported today, as concerns about a war with Iraq, rising energy prices and jobs took a toll on attitudes.
The consumer confidence index, a monthly measure, fell to a reading of 64 from 78.8 in January.
Fabulous. FWIW- other than my stocks not doing particularly well (but holding their onw), I just have not felt the pinch yet. I consider myself lucky.
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With the index of consumer confidence sagging to its lowest level in nine years, Congressional Democrats will introduce a new plan this week to boost it.
Based on a National Education Association (NEA) concept, the plan calls for encouraging consumers by “letting them know they’re really doing well even if they’re not buying anything.”
As part of the proposed program, Americans who cut back on spending because of vague fears about the future will receive a “smiley face” on their checking account statements. Federal employees will stand at the entrances to stores and shopping malls shouting encouraging words to people who leave without making a purchase.