Dan Chmielewski

Colbert calls out Republicans on the Stimulus

Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report had a great comment about the Republicans “no” vote on the stimulus. “Last night—last night’s party line vote was a great start for the 111th Congress. But these hard times demand an even larger meaningless gesture. That is why I am calling on every Republican who voted against this…

Fact Checking the Stimulus from GOP Spin

MediaMatters.org, an excellent site that bends over backwards to factcheck Republican talking points, has this list of GOP falsehoods and outright zombie lies about the recently passed Stimulus bill. Read the whole bill here. I listened to Rush Limbaugh spout on this for about 40 minutes this morning; he’s also blaming all the jobs lost…

Super Bowl ads

UPDATE: Watch the 2009 Ads HERE, and vote for the best. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vocNAGaNGME[/youtube] Sometimes, the commercials are better than the game itself.  This ad, for Holiday Inn, ran only once.  Its my alltime favorite Super Bowl ad.  Chime in with yours.

A Permanent Democratic Majority

A few years ago, Hugh Hewitt wrote a book, “Painting the Map Red: The Fight to Create a Permanent Republican Majority” featuring an elephant with a paintbrush turning the lower 48 states into a solid red map.  Its for sale in the remainders rack at Barnes and Noble for about five bucks. So the folks over…

The NY Times on the Stimulus Bill

For House Republicans, none of which supported the Stimulus Bill, the thought must be “none of us voted for it so none of us will take the blame when it fails.” Might I suggest a double-edge sword.  If the Stimulus Bill does reinvigorate the economy, then none of the House Republicans can take credit for…