No surprise that a populist progressive Democrat like me would like President Obama's State of the Union address that talked so much about lifting up the middle class. But there's a background story on getting to the president's message last night.
Barack Obama's convention speech stayed true to an important southern rhetorical tradition. Stay with me here. I'm about to teach you how to call someone a %#@&* in public and be polite at the same time. See, politics is fun!
To win elections Democrats need to get the economy moving, and you can't do that in a "centrist" way. They should compromise when they must, but this time they need to make it clear that they are compromising.
The message from this election cycle is clear. President Obama and the Democrats need a centrist jobs program and a clear, centrist commitment to limiting the power of corporate special interests in government.
For a purveyor of fake news, Jon Stewart has been recognized as one of the most trusted newsmen in the country. This may prove all the more true following his announcement of a Rally to Restore Sanity.