Dan Chmielewski

On Being Called a Hater

If any liberal ever speaks out against the Bush regime, the right wingers out there almost immediately call them a hater.  That’s what Scott Graves at Red County referred to me in a response to a comment I posted awhile back. I was reviewing a story at the California Progress Report this evening about the…

Obama’s Legislative Record

Hardball’s Chris Matthew’s did a great job of beating up a Texas state legislator the night of the Wisconsin/Hawaii primaries, asking the question, “What are Senator Obama’s legislative achievements?” Actually Chris, I think its your job to know that instead of being a shill for Republican candidate after Republican candidate (thank goodness for Keith Olbermann).…

McCain in Bed with Lobbyist?

The New York Times is reporting that presumptive GOP nominee Senator John McCain, may have been a little too close to a much younger attractive female lobbyist.  McCain denies it.  The 32 year difference in their age prompts the same ick factor I got when Victoria Reggie married Ted Kennedy about 13 years ago. On…

Shut Up, Don’t Sing

When conservative pundits try music or comedy, the results are almost never good. Our friend Matt Cunnigham made a funny on Red County yesterday.  Matt wrote:  Fidel Castro has resigned as dictator of Cuba. Which means he’s available as a compromise candidate should the Democratic convention deadlock between Hillary and Obama. After all, the old…

President Bush’s Approval Rating is 19 percent

Jimmy Carter’s 21 percent in the late 1970s was the lowest approval rating for a sitting president ever until today.  A new survey by the American Research Group puts President George W. Bush’s approval rating at 19 percent. A full 78 percent of Americans feel the economy is in bad shape and on the economy…

“A Politically Motivated Recall”

OK, it’s not Orange County now except for the Flash Report connection, burt at least TheLiberalOC.com is in no danger of becoming “The Apple Juice,” with all those New York stories on Art’s blog. But Jon Fleischman reports that the Governor has come out against the possible recall of State Senator Jeff Denham. Jon writes…