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Suddenly it “dawned” on Donna…

That was Donna then...

Remember this epiphany from Donna Brazile that appeared in Parade magazine back in March of last year:

“While I was on the platform watching Barack Obama take the oath of office, for the first time in my life I visualized a woman there,” Brazile tells us.

“I want to help chart that course.”

(What happens to a Dream Deferred? Oh, that’s right, Donna B tries to chart its course as if it were a Dream of Her Own all along.)

How about this gem from her in November:

Sometime between my celebrating Barack Obama’s inauguration and traveling through 33 states this year, listening to folks discuss their frustration with the pace of progress, it dawned on me: It’s about jobs.

(I guess Biden’s “three letter word, J-O-B-S” speech on the campaign trail in 2008 wasn’t persuasive enough.)

Here’s the latest revelation from the mind of Donna Brazile, as it appears online in the WaPo editorial section.

Straight off the bat, she starts out with a real winning line:

I probably shouldn’t say this; it’s the definition of biting the hand that feeds me.

I have to interject there for a second to ask: Since when has that ever stopped Donna? But, I digress.

Back to Brazile’s sage advice:

So I’ll say it just once, and hopefully all the newspapers and blogs and television and radio networks will hear: It’s time to abolish punditry.

Apparently Donna Brazile was one of a dozen pundits that the WaPo solicited for advice in an op-ed series called “12 things the world should toss out.” And, Donna’s advice is to get rid of pundits. Gotta love the cognitive dissonance of that.

Donna continues:

If a single move could restore civility to politics, that is it. Get rid of the left-vs.-right commentators who are just out scoring points for their team. This sort of opinion-mongering is not only boring and predictable, it is destructive of the truth. If your only credentials are “GOP shill” or “Democratic hack,” you’ve no business cluttering up the airwaves or the op-ed pages. My momma always told me that if you don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s best to keep your mouth shut. That’s good advice.

I have two reactions to the above:

1) Donna Brazile’s mama taught her to play by the rules and to keep her mouth shut if she doesn’t know what’s she’s talking about. Too bad Donna didn’t retain those lessons.

2) Timing is everything. Brazile’s commentary bears an uncanny resemblance to remarks made by President Obama in his commencement speech to Hampton University graduates this past Sunday:

“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t rank all that high on the truth meter,” Obama said. “With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.

“All of this is not only putting new pressures on you; it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.”


“With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not,” Obama said. “Let’s face it, even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. I’ve had some experience with that myself. Fortunately, you’ll be well positioned to navigate this terrain.

Right. This from the president who promotes Zsa Zsa Huffington’s site and brags about reading Andrew Sullivan as if either were a paragon of journalistic integrity.

Returning to Brazile’s blather in the WaPo:

Whom do we put in their place? I say replace the pundits with people who have genuine expertise — whether from their academic work, professional life or personal experience — on the key issues of the day. Instead of partisan talking heads or mad hatters from the “tea party” preaching their views on, say, health care and taxes, let’s hear from doctors and insurance professionals, or the number-crunchers from the Congressional Budget Office. They’re much better equipped to help viewers, listeners and readers wade through the facts, arguments and data.

Why make it so complicated? Wouldn’t it just be easier to replace all the pundits with Obama’s teleprompter? That is what this is about, after all, seeing as all of Brazile’s realizations revolve around the needs of Obama’s permanent campaign.

Of course, Donna doesn’t want to get rid of her own punditry:

Some pundits could remain as political analysts. (I’m not crazy, am I?)

No, you’re not crazy, Donna. That would be an insult to crazy people.

Moreover, “genuine expertise” in the area of politics would seem to dictate that somewhere between “it’s the economy, stupid” and Barack Obama’s election, it would have already dawned on a Democratic strategist that it’s about jobs.

Donna B concludes her Public Service Announcement on the perils of punditry with her signature wisdom:

There is insight to be gained from the dark, secret knowledge they hold from their decades pacing the political corridors. But let’s not mistake the gallery for the game.

The above reminds me of a New York Times piece from 2003 entitled “Frustrated Democrat Makes Friends in G.O.P.” (And, what a title it is. Is Donna the original… *gasp* Republican ratfrakker disguised as PUMA?)

From the article:

Two years ago, Donna Brazile, then Al Gore’s campaign manager, was engaged in daily combat with Karl Rove, then George W. Bush’s top campaign strategist.

Today, they chirpily exchange e-mail, chat on the phone and write letters, indulging in their shared zeal for the inner workings of politics.

Donna is right when she suggests that the dark, secret insight of pundits should be left where it belongs. Let’s keep the American people in the dark and instead leave that esoteric knowledge to the private chats and e-mails between Donna B and her BFF Karl Rove. I suppose in time their conversations could guide her to one day suddenly declare very publicly how it dawned on her that it’s about breaking up the big banks.

Naturally, that realization would come a day late and a dollar short, if it ever did at all.

126 Responses

  1. Donna is an embarrassment even to corrupt pundits.

    • Republican Alex Castellanos Says Hillary Is A “White Bitch” Watch Donna Brazile SAY NOTHING, she did nothing, She is a FeMAN ist and don’t you believe she is going to chart the course…she practically did every thing to work against Hillary R. Clinton, including taking away her delegates. I don’t recall Donna Brazile working to make sure Hillary got a Roll Call Vote for POTUS or VP either. The woman lies, she isn’t working to do anything for a woman POTUS and in fact she hasn’t spoken up against the STUPAKISTAN Executive Order to eliminate reproductive coverage for women, she hasn’t spoken up against the recent non-sense promoting Female mutilation in the US! Donna Brazile is a FeMANist!

      • I guess calling a woman a “bitch, abrasive, aggressive, irritating” is not code the way calling someone’s Iraq stance a fairytale is code.

        • I love how while they’re having this discussion the voting results show her beating Obama in Kentucky by 5%.

          • Typical. If she had been the Democratic nominee, they probably would have had Carl Bernstein on there on election night talking about her cankles while she took the electoral college.

          • She beat him by 70 plus! Buried under the sand by pundits with her other victories in order to bring us Lightbearer.

    • See if you can read her blather on Twitter @DonnaBrazile without gagging.

      I can’t.

  2. 12 things we should toss out ………. lets start with Donna Brazilenut !!

    • I flip the channel when ever she comes on with ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’…

    • It appears the only pundits Donna wants to be rid of are the ones that disagree with her and give the lightbringer a hard time. She’s just a political analyst who has never uttered a talking point. RIGHT! Did I mention I have beach front property in Louisiana I’d like to sell for top dollar right now?

    • Short of getting rid of Brazile, the least the MSM could do is identify her as an “Obama strategist” rather than a Democratic one.

      • She should be identified as an “Obama sycophant.” This is a great post, Wonk!

        These “New Democrats” aren’t too crazy about the first amendment, are they?

  3. You had to go and write a post about Donna Brazile-nut. Now Captain Spaulding is upset/

    • “While I was on the platform watching Barack Obama take the oath of office, for the first time in my life I visualized a woman there,” Brazile tells us.

      “I want to help chart that course.”

      cough, cough, sure…we saw you take Hillary’s votes away…help my foot!

      Donna Brazile at the RBC Meeting DONNA PLAYING POKER WITH VOTES BEFORE THE MEETING! “Last night we decided…”

    • On a cheerier note, it’s good to see you…I haven’t seen you around lately.

  4. That’s a wonderful post, Wonk.
    Bitter-sure-but rightfully so and absolutely true.
    The part about Donna waking up and smelling the latte because the toxic political climate- that she has fostered and exploited- is biting BO in the ass was so right on!
    So when Obama was taking the oath, for the first time, Donna could see a woman doing it? Really, Donna, the first time??
    That made me throw up in my mouth but it explains so much.

  5. Jeesh. Now you’ve gone and done it!

    Just when I’ve gotten rid of that annoying twitch ( My doctor claims it comes from listening to idiot pundits) you go and post something on the ” Brazile Nut!”



    • My blood pressure is going to go through the roof just remembering Donna’s NULL in VOID of VOTES people cast for Hillary in the primary! AHHHHH!

    • It’s good to see you RedDragon62! Don’t be a stranger.

    • Have missed your sense of humor RD2, it’s good to see you again.

  6. That’s why she’s Dawn-a-Brazile!

  7. Donna B. was right dab smack in the middle of the DNC’s disgusting behavior during the 2008 primaries. There in one and only one thing that would keep me from voting for any woman running for president and that would be if she hired Brazile.
    She was also right in the middle of the “Clinton’s are racist” crap storm. She sat on CNN night after night claiming she was impartial. Shame on her. I really can not stand the woman..
    And why in hell didn’t she do something when Florida was being stolen in 2000? She is pathetic.

    • She is the genius that got the bright idea to hide BILL. Then when all was just about lost, they brought Big Dawg out in the last 4 days! Gore can than Donna for his loss and she gave us BUSH II for EIGHT LONG, LONG, YEARS!

    • Donna Brazile’s behavior throughout the primaries was disgraceful. She betrayed everything she supposedly stood for — and the entire time pretended to be above it all and fair. She is worse than pathetic. Her actions were her choice. This was all done knowingly — ever since her Slate article of Nov 5, 2004 entitled “The Obama Factor.”

  8. “No, you’re not crazy, Donna. That would be an insult to crazy people.”

    Kick her ass, Wonk!

  9. Gee, you are right that this eerily echoes Obama’s “too much access to information is bad for you” speech to those college students.

    When the right was in power, the internet and blogs and partisan pundits were the voice of FREEDOM, man! An alternative to the official line! The new citizen media! Just throw all the info out there and let the peeps decide for themselves who to believe! Power to the People! Never be afraid of too many facts!

    But now that some of “the people” are raining on Obama’s parade, then too much punditry and political zealotry and blogs aplenty is all information overload, and bad for the poor tiny brains of the easily-decieved populace. Now they are “concerned” that info might come from unapproved sources, without the requisite Obama-approved credentials to be dispensing any facts or opinions.

    These people MAKE ME SICK, – the lying, hypocritical, manipulative assholes. I am disgusted that I ever counted myself one of them. I have never been happier to call myself an Independent voter. I don’t foresee either party claiming my allegiance anytime soon. They are flip sides of the same evil, and hypocrites to their core – railing against behavior they heartily approved of 4 years prior, wash, rinse, repeat.

    • Absolutely!!

      To borrow a figurative phrase from Donna herself, there will be “blood in the streets” in November.

      And her bullsh*t will be part of the WHY.

      Hers and that stupid, stupid Roland Martin. Ugh.

      • I can see November from my house.

      • Every pundit they have out there now seems pretty lame. Alex Castellanos can’t keep the misogyny and racism out of his speech. Mary and James and Paul just keep spouting the same drivel from the 1990s. And don’t get me started on the Fox Pundits. The only ones I can still watch are the NPR batch because they at least say something other than party talking points even though a lot of them are lame too. Why can’t we get pundits that actually have a background in something else? All they seem to have is lawyers and journalists these days. I have to say I am SO glad not to have to listen to Tim Russert any more !

      • I thought you like to hear this, via CNN, Roland Martin
        “Left is Mute on Racial Double Standard in Kagan Pick.”

        FOLKS, I wasn’t born yesterday.

        The real issue will be reaction from the left. It is shameful and disgusting when civil rights organizations, feminist groups and others lose their conviction and sense of purpose when a Democrat gets in the White House. They need to decide what matters, their principles or their politics, their mission or their liberal money, their convictions or chicken dinners in the White House.

        That’s All Folks!

        Some have already spoken up. The Black Women’s Roundtable of the National Coaliton on Black Civic Participation released a letter Sunday night questioning Kagan’s commitment to civil rights, as well as criticizing the Obama administration for its failure to seriously consider African-American female judges.

        • I agree with the BWR, Kagan is far from an ideal candidate and it would have been amazing if Obama picked a black woman. But as far as Roland Martin, ugh. I don’t disagree that the left groups should stand up, of course, but the problem is Obama is extremely thinskinned, dictatorial, and reacts badly to criticism, besides not being liberal and not giving a $&)@. He’s effectively put everyone in a spot where if they complain, he’s likely to be like oh yeah, watch this, yank the nom and appoint someone really atrocious like Sunstein. Most of these leftish groups are to blame for supporting Obama and helping to create this predictable mess–but they’re in a really rough spot now and there probably isn’t all that much they can do about it.

          • Have you ever noticed he completely stays within his narrow circle of University of Chicago/Harvard/Chicago folks? Is he picking people that reflect him maybe? I dunno. Should ask BB, I guess.

          • I think It’s kind of like Obama’s biggest supporters, it’s central to their self-images To view themselves as the best and the brightest, and they identify with him and see themselves reflected in him. This little self-reenforcing closed circle where they feel comfortable.

          • They see themselves in the mirror of Obama–and they think the song is about them.

    • Sadly true, WMCB, I refuse to cast a vote for either party. Both are toxic and completely corrupted. Neither represents the American electorate, only their own benefactors and special interests.

      The Democratic Party gave up the ghost in 2008. The Republican Party had a head start but they both ended up in the same graveyard. But like the living dead, they’ll feed off their constituents as long as they can.

      Obama’s speech at Hampton was almost comical in its hypocrisy. The only info that this Administration is worried about is criticism. Obama is as thinskinned as they come. And Donna Brazilla betrayed everything the Dems were suppose to stand for. Which turns out to be nothing much at all beyond winning at all costs.


      • I went through a nonvoting stage during the Reagan years. It was like it made no difference who you voted for, they were complete idiots!

      • The only info that this Administration is worried about is criticism. Obama is as thinskinned as they come.


        This is from Axelrod’s memo to Obama before he officially decided to run, dated November 28, 2006:

        Axelrod also warned that Obama’s confessions of youthful drug use, described in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” would be used against him. “This is more than an unpleasant inconvenience,” he wrote. “It goes to your willingness and ability to put up with something you have never experienced on a sustained basis: criticism. At the risk of triggering the very reaction that concerns me, I don’t know if you are Muhammad Ali or Floyd Patterson when it comes to taking a punch. You care far too much what is written and said about you. You don’t relish combat when it becomes personal and nasty. When the largely irrelevant Alan Keyes attacked you, you flinched,” he said of Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate opponent.

        • He lives for mindless adoration, he’s hates the slightest criticism. He lashes out like a juvenile and calls the tea partiers “teabaggers.” Very presidential. No, I can’t see Hill doing that. One of these days Obama might wake up and realize that he’s really not all that. Mostly it’s just the sycophantic media and people around him. Then at least he’d be a grown up.

    • Amen, WMCB.

  10. A DNC operative pretending she was a pundit and disguising the fact she was a delegate as well as the fact that she was working for the Obama campaign and who very likely engineered W stealing his second election without any protest from the DNC…The coils of deception and corruption are so twisted, I will never be sure I reached the bottom.
    Add to your stack of memories one of my favorites – after the stolen election 2000: she went on Nightline and had the audacity to blame the Democratic party for not educating some silly black voters from a certain Florida county – where they stole it by using a rat-f*ing voting ballot.
    Forget the fact that it wasn’t the parties, but the state (Secretary of State) that had the responsibility to “educate the voters” – but she allowed Koppel’s patronizing to imply that it was the voters’ fault the ballot was ripe with corruption.
    By the time I read “Frustrated Democrat in NYT” I could make a connection between her accusations and her new friendship.
    Speaking of which, at this point, I detest Rove less than Brazile. (the knife in the back syndrome)

  11. You said it all, Wonk (and quite well). There’s really nothing to add except a thank you for this excellent post. Thank you!

  12. This is something I can agree with Donna on…the pundits must go…only she goes first and after that I would like to see Ogreman go…then we could start with the republicans…Beck, Chris tingle…what a dream!

    • Chris is a democrat. He is a mediawhore though and will love whoever he is told to love, Bush, Obama…. we really should have the option of kicking certain people out of the party.

    • I’d love nothing more than to get rid of the punditry (as well as whatever it is we’re supposed to call the trainwreck commentary from Rick Sanchez). But, Donna doesn’t want to get rid of all pundits. It’s just a covert way for her to discourage dissent.

      • I don’t get why they keep Rick Sanchez. I’ve taken to watching him a bit just to see what completely stupid thing he’ll say next. I can’t believe what comes out of his mouth. Did this guy make it through college? high school? Grade School? He couldn’t have had one serious science or math course. I’ve never seen any one that doesn’t know that 5000 feet is less than a mile and he had to ask the weather guy yesterday if it was 5. Then he was talking to a BP guy saying it was the deepest well they’d ever drilled, and the weather guy said, don’t you have deeper wells, and the BP guy said yes. Sanchez just spouts stuff off the top of us head. It’s like a form of Tourette’s practically.

        • 20 years ago when I was living in North Miami Beach, a new news affiliate station opened called “Fox Network” it was the 5th or 6th channel you could get on the TV. The graphics were all in black and white and it was loud and obnoxious with a young Latino man I assumed at the time was Cuban screaming the news at you.
          That was Rick Sanchez. It is how he got his start. I also assumed that like most Cubans at the time, that he was republican.

      • Yeah, the symbiosis between the pundit class and the Democratic Establishment is what enabled this sham in the first place. Nobody disdains the influence of the punditry more than I do, but good luck getting the made-for-tv-candidate to embrace breaking up the party. It’s just more of this “they need to be more careful/responsible in what they say” stuff.

  13. The vile Donna Brazile. I can see why Rove would buddy up with her. She’s done more to derail progressive politics than Hannity ever could.

    • you are absolutely right—Donna Dufus and the other ‘elites’ have done more to destroy the FDR coalition than the republicans. Actually, I don’t think the republicans are very good at it now. Hannity is just cheesy with his bs over and over again.

      And thanks Wonk for reading the evil dufus so I don’t have to. My blood pressure goes up just seeing her smug face.

  14. Has any one ever figured out why Donna has such CDS?

    • Good question?

    • I don’t know, but I always assumed that it was because she blamed Clinton for Gore’s loss rather than take any responsibility herself.

    • She claimed her resentment of HRC came from Hillary’s move to NY to run for and win the senate seat that she believed rightfully belonged to a friend of hers.

      • Who? What friend? Do you know?

        • IIRC, she was on This Week during the debates over Caroline Kennedy getting Hillary’s senate seat when she revealed her basis for disdain toward Hillary.

          Female politician from Manhatten, I think.

          • Interesting. I’m going to see if I can find the transcript of that.

          • Nita Lowey. She’s still Congresswoman for Westchester County in New York, where Hill and Bill have their house in Chappaqua. She wanted the NY Senate seat in 2000, and she wanted it again in 2008 when Paterson gave Hillary’s seat to Gillibrand. Tough noogies. Hillary more than earned her two terms as NYS Senator.

            Donna Brazile and Karl Rove should both be exiled to a desert island somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The country would be better off.

          • I thought i read somewhere that Nita and Big Dawg were at an event and the crowd was going crazy for Hill and Nita kept telling them that hill owns NY, they love her so much. That’s probably the night she decided to run, d’oh! 🙂

          • so it was personal and she calls herself a professional? What a laugh.

      • So is that when DawnA decided that “let the best person win” had to go?

    • they never asked her…self appointed Goddess of politics, to work for them?

  15. I’m glad I had lunch more than an hour ago or looking at her picture would have made me lose it. I don’t hate her for being an Obama supporter, I hate her for smugly pretending she was objective in 2008.

  16. …the vile DB indeed, poster child, IMV, of a corrupted DNC and fake delegate distributions……..

    .per Gallup today, her guy, the one according to Donna was supposedly not divisive, not racist, not a Btch…………..His (Obama’s) first-year ratings were the most polarized for a president in Gallup history…but we knew that

  17. Now there is one person we could nearly singularly blame for the National Nightmare Decade. How does someone as stupid and unaware as Donna Brazile get to work in a field that’s all about smarts and insight? Who the hell does she know (pre-Rove) or whose picture in a compromising position with a horse does she have?

  18. And of course her article in Slate the day after the 2004 election discussing the “Obama” factor.

    Lots of gems in that one too…and to think I used to respect her and so many more of these clowns.



    • Poor myiq2xu is gonna faint…he is a klown!

      • Oops…I hope not.

        Instead of selling his principles for peanuts…myiq-klown keeps fighting the good fight with his fellow travelers/bloggers.

        He isn’t like those other clowns…

        Sorry myiq2xu.

        • Ayup, and he spells it with a K=lowns. ;lol: Although, he has been sunbathing, or he’s found a lady klown…as he hasn’t been around lately. Hemmm…

  19. I think “Suddenly it dawned on me…” will go down with “No one could have predicted…” and “Somehow the notion..”

  20. […] Wonk the Vote has an awesome post at Riverdaughter’s about our very good friend Donna Brazile and you can read it here. […]

  21. The photo at the top of this post says it all. four educated democrats determined to derail democracy based on a flirtatious sales pitch from david axelrod and his latest and greatest design. and my, what evil looks they all have on their faces. wonder how they’re sleeping and what they’re thinking now.

    • Yeah, and the Clinton 50% Obama 33% numbers right in front of their faces.


  22. Message to Donna:


    Psalm 34:13


    The Base

  23. Interesting–Donna B. is the person there is unanimous agreement on. Her hypocracy was and is just so transparent and her twisting of rules so flagrant.

    My burning desire is for her to know down to her core (if there is one) the intense anger that 18 million people still feel towards her.

  24. If someone has Donna’s email id, send her the link for this post.

  25. I so hope she gets whats coming to her along with Dean, Pelosi, Reid and several media pundits. Karma has already caught up with some other Clinton haters.

    I despise them even more than I do the Mess-I-Uh.

  26. LibbyLib at Corrente wrote a passionate post today about how terribly much Obama is just extending and even increasing Bush/Cheney policies.

    It’s enough to make a grown person cry.

    Good links in the comments as well.

    More drone attacks, more collateral damage deaths, now more wide rangeing “causes” to declare someone worth blowing up, and, even, more research on bioweapons!!

    And he dares to call himself a Democrat???

    • That is a very moving post, thanks for the link.

    • Well, if you remember that famous election of 08 he was very reluctant to identify himself as a Democrat—now we know why.

    • Thanks for the link. Hearing the joke broadcast on NPR brought me, once again, screaming in rage, out of bed. I was instantly transported back in time to Dub’s hilarious search for WMD’s under the table. Har, har, har, these presidents are real comics, aren’t they?

      But, you know, Obama doesn’t really MEAN it, like Bush did! He just has to say stuff like that to be bipartisan! You just wait, someday he’ll quit sucking up to the right wingers and show just how really truly honestly liberal he is! Then you’ll be sorry you doubted him! ‘Cause he’s playing 11th-dimensional Shutes and Ladders!

  27. One thing I’d like to thank Donna Brazile for, I was a life long, yellow dog Democrat before Brazile, Obama, and Dean made a mockery of the party during the ’08 primaries. Now I could care less about the Dems. It’s great! I don’t have to pretend the slimey, greedy, spineless activities of the Democratic Party are worthwhile. I could care less when they are attacked by the evil Republicans they got it coming.

    • It’s liberating to be Independent, but the Dems and Repubs remind me of one of my sister’s favorite sayings: “Sometimes the opposite of sick is sick.” So where does that leave us?

      • Free to vote for good candidates when we see them. Free to be involved in causes that we like. And most importantly, free to push for policies we like. No one chained to a party can do the same, simply because part of their job will be to promote and defend their party, that is, lie.

        • Free to vote for good candidates when we see them.

          {{{{wipes beverage off screen}]}}

          Do you know where I can find any of those?

          • Uh, no. Unfortunately not. We should start looking for some though.

          • well, the Tories are back in England, so I wouldn’t suggest there …

          • I hope you vote for Sestak. Arlen is begging Obama to campaign for him!

          • Nope. I didn’t say they’d be easy to see. Just when we do… Yea, pretty damn sad isn’t it.

          • It plays over and over and over and over.

          • That would be the only reason I’d vote for him. I just want to see Mr. “Single-Bullet Theory” go down.

  28. Damn had a doctor’s appoitment shortly after reading this and my blood pressure was high! O. Schitt.

  29. Thanks for raising my blood pressure again. I had put Donna back in the recesses of my mind. She was nothing to me because she is such a dishonest person. Now she’s back like a recurring nightmare. I know we’re supposed to keep our enemies close so we can know what they’re up to but she is a woman I’d rather forget. She serves no useful purpose as she is just a typical Obama suck up, a mindless twit that twittles when Twittle Dee wants her to and Tweats when Twiddle Dumb speaks.

  30. Whom do we put in their place? I say replace the pundits with people who have genuine expertise — whether from their academic work, professional life or personal experience

    Hey — aren’t those folks with genuine expertise all bubbas, old bitter knitters and not needed in the Democratic Party?

  31. OT: interesting bit in USA Today:

    Federal, state and local taxes — including income, property, sales and other taxes — consumed 9.2% of all personal income in 2009, the lowest rate since 1950, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. That rate is far below the historic average of 12% for the last half-century. The overall tax burden hit bottom in December at 8.8.% of income before rising slightly in the first three months of 2010.

    “The idea that taxes are high right now is pretty much nuts,” says Michael Ettlinger, head of economic policy at the liberal Center for American Progress.

    • My favorite part is the very last paragraph of the possible explanations, which lists sales tax. Yea, we’re all out of a job and broke, so we’re not buying crap and so we’re not paying sales tax. Duh.

      But by all means tea partiers, let’s cut some more taxes… where’s my gun.

  32. Why make it so complicated? Wouldn’t it just be easier to replace all the pundits with Obama’s teleprompter? That is what this is about, after all,

    Got that right Wonk. Now that Barry is in, shut your mouth .

  33. Lol Oh yeah, we should replace the pundits with people who know what they’re doing. We’ve also got a President who doesn’t know what he’s doing, and an entire political class of people who don’t know what they’re doing, but that’s fine. It’s the punditry that’s the problem.

    I always said that Donna illustrates the fact that it is indeed impossible to choke on one’s own hypocrisy. And I’m sure if her mother were here, she’d tell us not to listen to her daughter as her daughter didn’t do a very good job listening to her.

  34. I opened up an open thread up top!!!

  35. Delurking to thank wonk the vote for this one. Well done and most satisfying! I can’t even look at brazile without wanting to throw something at the teevee.

  36. While I was on the platform watching Barack Obama take the oath of office, for the first time in my life I visualized a woman there,” Brazile tells us.

    “I want to help chart that course.”

    Donna Brazile.

    A: Looking at Donna’s track record, I think this means she wants to help sink the chance of it happening .
    Obama’ is her only success and it was the top.9999 that installed him, not loser Donna.
    B: If that was truly the first time she thought of a woman POTUS, then she’s even dimmer than I thought. Okay so which is it? Dim or lying…hmmmm
    I think Ihave to choose both.

  37. Dakinat, Rick Sanchez is very familiar to us in South Florida. He was the golden boy cuban son done good in Miami. He first worked the cop beat. Thats where his manly man attitude comes from. He’s best known for hitting a pedestrian after leaving a Miami Dolphins Football game. He left the guy by the side of the road and drove on home. He had his father with him and said he had to take him home first, returning to the scene many hours later (after sobering up) and the police arriving on his doorstep. His connections with the police dept and local TV news (which never reported the accident) allowed him to have an investigation which showed nothing ever happened (he may have done some volunteer redemption thingy). He’s a disgusting character, but he’s for the hispanic draw on CNN.

  38. Donna Brazile is a pig, and a liar, and certainly no friend of women. Does anyone have her email address?

  39. Oh yes Donna, it’s about jobs. Without good paying jobs and a proper social safety net, nothing will improve. A half assed healthcare ‘reform’ bill without a public option/medicare buy in is not going to be very popular.

    Pelosi will still be in the house next January, but she may not be speaker anymore. She can blame herself for that one.
    Anyone see Obama up the predator drone strikes? Sickening.

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