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Obama: the triumph and the tragedy

Alternative title: The triumphant, tragic presidency of Barack Obama Historians will look back at the presidency of Barack Obama as one that was both triumphant and tragic. It was triumphant for the obvious reasons: Obama is a brilliant orator and a decent human being.  He is the first black man to win election to the […]

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The budget deficit dropped two-thirds during the Obama administration. Forbes: GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers

From PolitFact: “We rate the claim Mostly True.” Barack Obama claims deficit has decreased by two-thirds since taking office From Forbes: On The Deficit, GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers The GOP budget and tax plan overwhelmingly benefits the rich. Just a few months after the tax bill was signed, the GOP-controlled Congress […]

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Hillary was swift-boated: alternate realities and the Republican Propaganda Machine

Amidst all the finger-pointing and self-immolation on the left, we need to acknowledge that the main cause of Hillary’s loss was the formidable propaganda machine of the Republican Party. And the ignorance, gullibility and hatefulness of so many Americans. After all, the most shocking thing about the 2016 election is that Donald Trump could win […]

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Who and what to blame for Trump, in one image

For a detailed, excellent analysis, see Everything mattered: lessons from 2016’s bizarre presidential election. The election was close, so many groups and people share blame for the outcome. This Politico article and this facebook video from the Young Turks describe how the Hillary campaign ignored the swing states til it was too late. By the […]

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How Dems help the Repugs

“When your opponent is drowning, the old saying goes, throw him an anvil. Is Hillary Clinton throwing hers—the Republicans—a life raft instead”, as Kerry and Obama did? Wikileaks emails suggest as much. “Rarely has the tragedy of the Democratic Party across these past several decades of Republican radicalization been rendered in such crystalline form.” Hillary’s […]