I’m writing for tomorrow and am quite worn out. I was so bleary eyed in the wee hours this morning that I fell asleep on my keyboard. I have a new neighbor to help Stuck on Stupid and Guitar man. He’s directly above me and has hardwood floors. I call him Tap Dancer. ARGH!!!!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:22 (average 4:19). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: And here I thought it was Reid he was telling Obama to hold firm:
White House officials rushed Friday to squash an emerging bipartisan deal crafted by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) because they viewed it as a worse than proposals from Boehner.
It would have locked in next year’s even-deeper government spending levels and suspended the medical device tax, a key funding stream for Obamacare that’s unpopular with both parties.
White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors called Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). The president didn’t want Democrats anywhere near that deal, and the Senate leaders, in turn, warned the rank and file to hold back and avoid committing to the deal. The president reiterated his concerns in a Saturday meeting with Democratic leaders, and they made clear that they couldn’t accept the proposal.
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Kudos to Barack Obama for attaching Leg Hound Harry’s Obamaballs! No wonder they stayed on so long!!
From The New Yorker: Residents of the District of Columbia were roused from their sleep by a massive fireworks display over the White House just after midnight, as President Obama declared what he called “a national day of gloating.”
“It would not be productive for this nation, going forward, to crow about our victory over political adversaries,” he said in a nationally televised address. “So let’s get it all out of our systems today.”
Immediately after the President’s speech, loudspeakers outside the White House blasted “We Are the Champions,” and the national day of gloating began.
Ironically, it has surprised me how little gloating Obama has done, despite being forthright about Republican culpability.
From MSNBC: Cuccinelli’s attempt at election theft.
Republicans have a valid reason for stealing elections. Otherwise, they lose. America needs a different purge: a giant flush that sweeps all Republicans from office.