February 19, 2010
A word on the breaking news, Joseph Stack attacks an IRS office in an airplane, seemingly because he felt like he had no voice in a corrupt government which served the rich and not the people. People lash out when they have no hope or feeling of self-determination and control over their lives, and this is just a particularly explosive example.
The main story, Obama lies vs. Bush lies, and why Bush can lie and break the law and destroy the Constitution with no reaction from his party, his base, or conservatives in general, while Obama can’t afford to run that kind of show because progressives actually care about that stuff.
In other words, Bush got away with lying because he was lying “for us”, from the conservative perspective. When what we progressives want is a more accountable and transparent government which serves the people, Obama can’t claim to be on our side when he lies and makes backroom deals.
February 10, 2010
This episode of Take Back Talking Points, the progressive talk show featuring me, Zach (FeelFreeToArgue), and Brendon (funkalunatic), we do a play by play commentary on Sarah Palin’s speech to the Tea Party National Convention. $500 a ticket.
This episode, we criticize Sarah quite unfairly with our Gotcha journalism, hardly listen to her at all, moan and whine like the liberals we are, and discuss the implications of the tea party movement. Is this Republican rebranding, an Astroturf movement hoping to turn our Coke versus Pepsi democratic process to a new paradigm of Pepsi, Coke, and New Coke? Or are they a truly independent third party grassroots movement and all that that entails, including possibly splitting the Republican vote and marginalizing them, or driving them farther to the right?
View the full episode in YouTube playlist format here, or view the rest of the videos after the jump.
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