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Entries by Chris Weigant from 12/2009

Obama Poll Watch -- Scraping Fifty Percent

| Posted 12.02.2009 | Politics

November wasn't a particularly good month for President Obama in the polls. Not disastrous by any means, but not very cheerful either. For the first time, Obama's numbers flirted with going below 50 percent.

Friday Talking Points [103] -- Just Do It!

| Posted 12.04.2009 | Politics

Whether you agree with President Obama's new plan or not, you've got to admit he did a good job of explaining it. And by doing so, he undercut the perennial complaints about American military involvement.

Random 2010 Thoughts

| Posted 12.07.2009 | Politics

Other interesting news from Republicanland is a new poll showing that, given three choices, voters state who they'd likely vote for in the 2010 election in the following order: (1) Democrats, (2) Tea Partiers, (3) Republicans.

Assessing Reid's Healthcare Compromise

| Posted 12.09.2009 | Politics

In Harry Reid's new compromise, the public option doesn't seem to be gone entirely, but rather morphed into two separate schemes.

Friday Talking Points [104] -- Washington Frenzy

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Politics

After taking more time off than George Bush ever did, Congress finds itself at the year's end with a whole stack of things to accomplish. Which results in a frenzy of things getting passed, or at least debated.

It Didn't Have To Be This Way

| Posted 12.16.2009 | Politics

The void created by both Barack Obama and Harry Reid in the leadership department has been quickly filled instead by "centrist" Democrats who realized that every senator can be called "the 60th vote".

Friday Talking Points [105] -- One Bad Week

| Posted 12.18.2009 | Politics

The health care debate is teetering, not "on the precipice of success" as President Obama put it, but rather on the precipice of outright farce.

The Biggest Conspiracy Of All

| Posted 12.23.2009 | Comedy

I have uncovered a big, fat conspiracy that is no mere theory. We're either being lied to, or we're joining in the propagation of the lie ourselves, with merriment.

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

| Posted 12.25.2009 | Politics

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

Ride the Populist Wave: Restore Glass-Steagall!

| Posted 12.28.2009 | Politics

Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.

We Need More Parties

| Posted 12.30.2009 | Politics

If both political parties split at, America would probably adopt a coalition government; the newly- formed Progressive and Conservative Parties might even ally on issues like taking on Wall Street.