Team Obama’s Union Busting Alumni

By: Friday August 22, 2014 10:57 am

Though President Barack Obama once promised to “put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line” when labor unions were under threat, his former campaign and government staffers are eagerly joining union busting groups for fun and profit. First there was Obama’s former press secretary Robert Gibbs and former [...]

Former Obama Aides Cashing In On Public Service

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 9:45 am

What’s the point of hoping if you can’t snatch some change? Or so seems to be the logic among the Obama supporters who went into government following the election. According to the Washington Post former aides in the Obama Administration are making some serious loot off their public service. Obama came into office promising that [...]

As Obama Dumps Transparency Former Staffers Cash In On “Public Service”

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 8:59 am

As President Obama quietly signed a bill to dump further disclosure requirements for congressional and senior executive branch staffers, his former staffers were looking to ring the cash register. Leveraging their access to the Obama Administration, these Corporate Democrats have found a way to triangulate some loot – buckraking. Welcome to the buckraking phase of [...]

Democrats Angling to Ignore Base in Fiscal Slope Deal

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 7:45 am

I again think gridlock is the best ally of anyone who would rather not see a bad deal on social insurance put together. Clearly Democrats are dying to knife their base. What’s more, gridlock would put Democrats in a better position, particularly on taxes, because of what automatically results after January.

White House Vows to Veto Any Legislation Including Bush Tax Cuts Over $250,000

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 11:39 am

Responding to a We the People petition, White House policy advisor David Plouffe said that the President would veto any effort to extend tax breaks for wealthy individuals, one of the more forceful promises made in the tax debate. This goes further than the President’s speech yesterday announcing his support for extending the Bush tax [...]

On Blogger Call, A Claim that Spending Cuts Would Hurt in March But Not October

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 7:10 am

I was on this blogger conference call with Kenneth Baer from OMB and David Plouffe about the 2012 Obama budget. Michael Shear of the NYT interviewed someone on the call who described it as “mostly boring.” I didn’t think so, although I would say that of Shear’s article (“What do liberals on Twitter think of [...]

White House Promises Gun Control Proposal at a Later Date

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 9:56 am

In addition to the lack of discussion of the economic crisis, particularly the forgotten foreclosure crisis, one thing that struck many observers of the State of the Union address was no mention of gun safety, just a couple weeks after the Tucson shooting rampage and the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (who has thankfully [...]

Top Obama Political Aides Alternately Insult, Rally Liberal Base

By: Friday December 18, 2009 7:15 am

David Axelrod and Nancy-Ann DeParle led a conference call with liberal bloggers last night. To my knowledge, nobody at FDL was informed of the call – I guess we’ve been “frozen out” – but there’s an audio recording of it available at C&L. There are a lot of interesting claims in the call, but there [...]

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