BLOG: Liberal pundit: I trust Daddy!

Tom Jackson
Apr 7, 2011

Kevin Drum, a Mother Jones blogger, is ordinarily a reliable leftist.
But when President Obama wanted to bomb Libya -- without bothering to
ask Congress first -- Drum was OK with it:

"If it had been my call, I wouldn't have gone into Libya. But the
reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment. And
not in any merely abstract way, either: I mean that if he and I were
in a room and disagreed about some issue on which I had any doubt at
all, I'd literally trust his judgment over my own. I think he's
smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the
consequences of his actions, and more farsighted. I voted for him
because I trust his judgment, and I still do."

So if Obama does the same thing a Republican president would have
done, Drum is happy. He must be happy a lot these days, what with the
expansion of the war in Afghanistan, continuing air strikes in
Pakistan, etc.

Drum posted the entry on April 1, prompting fears from his critics
(such as Brian Doherty at Reason magazine) that he was posting a
satire on extreme partisanship, and that he'd come back on April 2
with a new posting, something along the lines of, "Ha, ha, ha! You
really thought I said Obama could launch a new war on a Muslim country
anytime he wanted! April Fool!"

Nope. On April 2, Drum defended his post, although he argued that
readings of it had been "hostile": "But considering that the whole
point of my post was that my trust in Obama's judgment was being
'sorely tested' and that it was only intact 'for now, anyway' — well,
it seems pretty clear to me that I'm hardly treating Obama with
'uncritical adoration'."

In fairness, Drum ordinarily seems like a good blogger. After looking
at some of the other posts, I decided to follow him. Maybe he just had
a bad day?
 

 

Comments

Marcus M
FST

 Kevin Drum is a very good blogger. Just because you don`t agree with somebodies opinion does not make them wrong. 

YAWWNN

Drum says: "If it had been my call, I wouldn't have gone into Libya. But the
reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment"

What he means is, I don't really believe in this conflict but being drunk on the koolaid and good liberal sheep, I will go along with Obama's illegal war because he is a fellow liberal, and I...I am the ultimate of hypocrates.  This is liberal hypocracy at its best. If this was a republican president he would be lambasting the decision as irresponsible and illegal.  This is the reason I will never have anything to do with the Democrat party.  These far left kooks make the far right kooks look sane.

YAWWNN

Marcus, try this one. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r...

brutus smith

 You want some cheese with that whine hugh?

MiddleRight

I'm sure you never complained when Bush went into Iraq(Libya), and never complained that Bush was in bed with Big Oil when oil last went to $4/gallon. 

Want to explain why the annointed one is getting a pass from you on these issues, or can you tell me why Libya is Bush's fault as well?

I am fairly certain, you probably didn't complain when he lowered your taxes.

MiddleRight

I'm sure you never complained when Bush went into Iraq(Libya), and never complained that Bush was in bed with Big Oil when oil last went to $4/gallon. 

Want to explain why the annointed one is getting a pass from you on these issues, or can you tell me why Libya is Bush's fault as well?

I am fairly certain, you probably didn't complain when he lowered your taxes.

MiddleRight

I'm sure you never complained when Bush went into Iraq(Libya), and never complained that Bush was in bed with Big Oil when oil last went to $4/gallon. 

Want to explain why the annointed one is getting a pass from you on these issues, or can you tell me why Libya is Bush's fault as well?

I am fairly certain, you probably didn't complain when he lowered your taxes.

Pete

I don't think Obie the Great is in bed with Big Oil this time. He is in fact in bed with Big Energy. GE to be exact.

The higher fuel prices go, the more his little solar and wind projects look good. He gets his kick-back from Immelt and will "consult" for them after he gets voted out for several million dollars a year.

In the mean time, GE can continue to reap huge profits and all the while avoiding taxes

brutus smith

 So pete, you agree Corporations should pay taxes? You agree that the 39% Corporate tax rate is a myth? Alright! :)

Pete

So Brutus, you agree Obama started his little war to further his relationship with Immelt? And that he is giving GE a free pass on their taxes to further his agenda? And that the drilling ban is helping Immelt and GE, which in turn will help your Lord and Master?

So Obie the Great is no better with GE than what you say Bush was with BP. GOT IT!

And 39% is a stupid amount to tax anyone. Corporation or not. That is just insane. But then again, I have yet to find a left winger that isn't.

If the tax breaks are there, I cannot fault GE for taking advantage of it. But to deamonize one company for off-shoring profits but not his benefactor GE is wrong isn't it?

Do you deduct the.........well guess living in a basement there isn't much to deduct is there

brutus smith

 pete, you contradict yourself about GE.

Pete

How is that? Please explain

brutus smith

 pete, find a post where I ever, ever defended a Corporation. I'll be waiting. And while you are at it find one where I linked bush with BP.

Pete

The problem is you rail against corporations NOT paying taxes, then bow before Obie as the second coming. At the same time, your L&M kisses up to GE, helps push policies to benefit GE, and then says absolutely NOTHING about GE not paying taxes.

He demonizes companies that don't pay taxes, companies that make profits, yet is mum on GE paying zero dollars in taxes and making record profits.

He is a false prophet. So may be time to get up off your knees.

brutus smith

 Where have I defended GE? bush had the head of Halliburton (Cheney) in the White House with him. Where were your complaints?

Marcus M

YAWWNN, great video, I think Obama appointed her as a federal budget czar or brutus wearing a wig.......

Fireside

$4 a gallon gas coming soon? Obey must be in bed with W and big oil !!

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Mime Bloggling

 Psalm 40:4   "Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods."

Psalm 118:8  "It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man."

http://www.worldmag.com/articles/17503

goofus
Home Gateway Pundit King Obama to American Citizen Worried About Gas Prices: “You May Want to Think About a Trade-In” (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:02 PM    

We’re thinking about a trade-in, alright… Sometime around January 2013.

Problem solver Barack Obama told a concerned citizen who was worried about rising gas prices, “You may want to think about a trade-in.”
Via CNS News Video:

Because, of course, if you can’t afford to fill up your car with gas surely you can afford a new expensive green car.
It’s perfect logic… If you’re an out of touch liberal.

Of course… The AP scrubbed this from their article.

Related… Oil spiked above $110 per barrel today.

Pete

United Nations officials say investigators have found more than 100 bodies in western Ivory Coast in the past 24 hours.

A spokesman for the U.N. human rights agency said bodies were found in more than one location and most of the deaths seemed to be "ethnically motivated."

So when does Obie the Great start bombing the Ivory Coast?

brutus smith

 For a secretary sitting behind a desk you sure like to bomb people.

 

President Barack Obama urged the disputed leader of Ivory Coast to step down to prevent more violence as the nation grapples with postelection clashes that have left hundreds dead.

Pete

Obie likes to bomb people, but since he feels (and you seem to agree) that he is a living God he can choose which people live and which ones die.

All hail the Lord and Master Obama the Great!

How long before you guys start carving his image on temple walls?

Would ask you if you are going to help construct the pyramid for him, but doubt a man and a spatula would be much help doing that

6079 Smith W
Kevin Drum writes:   "I think he's (Obama) smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the consequences of his actions, and more farsighted. I voted for him because I trust his judgment, and I still do."   SIOW: Kevin like all Obamabots is writing that he's an idiot.      
6079 Smith W

@ Pete:

IMO, the Gulf drilling moratorium is a large part of the issue. Obie and friends may have lifted it, but drilling permits are slow in coming.

An interesting article on wildcatters:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-04-07-oil-drilling-rules-affect-wildcatters.htm

I heard that there are approx. 13K laid-off oil workers in Louisiana alone.

The Follower-in-Chief and his "clean energy" social engineering nonsense is having increasingly serious and expensive repercussions.

Obie says that a govt. shutdown will derail the economy, what the @#$% does he think that $120/bbl oil or more will do to it?

 

6079 Smith W
@ Muffin:   Japan is intending to lower their corp. tax rate to 15%, which will leave the U.S. with the world’s highest tax rate at 35%.   “America to have the highest corporate tax rate in April”   http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailycaller/20110316/pl_dailycaller/americatohavethehighestcorporatetaxrateinapril 
The highest marginal income tax rate for U.S. corps should be 0%.   

Temporarily, income taxes should only be applied to individuals, with them eventually being phased out to reasonable individual consumption taxes only.

Have a nice "Obie-filled" day Cupcake. You obviously agree with Drum that he's smarter than you. LOL

 

 

 

 

 

brutus smith

 Fruitcake, get up to speed with Japan.

Japanese public supports tax hike after earthquake

The Japanese public agree a tax increase to finance earthquake reconstruction may be unavoidable considering the nation’s huge debt. KYOKO SHIOMODOI and TORU FUJIOKA Published: 2011/03/29 06:49:22 AM

 

A TAX increase to finance earthquake reconstruction may be unavoidable considering the nation’s huge debt, two Japanese ruling party officials say, and two-thirds of the public agree the measure may be necessary.

 

 

 

 

"We can’t avoid raising taxes as the great earthquake may worsen an already dangerous fiscal situation," Ikkou Nakatsuka, deputy chairman of the tax committee of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, said last week.

 

 

Separately, Vice-Finance Minister Fumihiko Igarashi said yesterday that the government may scrap its plan to lower the corporate tax rate, a move that the head of the country’s largest business lobby said he would support.

 

 

 

 

A levy increase may help to push back the possibility of a future fiscal crisis, with public debt already about twice the size of the ¥5-trillion ( 61bn) economy.

 

 

More than two-thirds of the public — 67,5% — supports higher taxes to fund reconstruction after Japan’s strongest quake on record, according to an opinion poll released yesterday by Kyodo News

Pete

A TAX increase to finance earthquake reconstruction may be unavoidable considering the nation’s huge debt, two Japanese ruling party officials say, and two-thirds of the public agree the measure may be necessary

May = Have raised taxes?

OMG.LOL.WT_

Seems to me it doesn't matter much who is president..  Plenty of money for war, but not for medicare or social security.  And cut the tax rate some more for the people who created all the jobs.

As to corporation taxes.  They already pay NO taxes.  They are a business expense and are built into the cost of the product.

ByeByeHuron

So what was the purpose of this 'blog' other than to further the senseless debate between the rightwing and leftwing sympathizers? Referencing to another opinion piece seems rather random doesn't it?In fact it doesn't really serve as anything other than an  excuse to print your own opinion. Isn't the government about to 'shut down' as a result of this bipartisan chest thumping? Distractions from the real problems as usual, he who talks loudest wins these days. Everybody keep shopping at Walmart while you complain about jobs going overseas and then blame it on the current administration. Continue to buy your microwave dinners and drink your diet soda while you complain about healthcare. What's happened?

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