Obama's emerging political strategy is what I have called DC centrism: things popular with the Washington Post and DC pundits that have no popularity with actual middle class swing voters or the base voters Obama desperately needs to re-energize.
Unemployment in Pontiac, Michigan is at 30 percent. And if housing needs to lead us out of the recession, the hard times will be with us quite a while longer. Welcome to the new normal in manufacturing and housing.
Dear Rahm Emanuel, I read this week that during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F**k the UAW!" Let me give you a little f**king lesson.