Oh what a tangled web we weave . . .


  1. Harsh words from Rabbi Michael Lerner, here:

    "The president has a bully pulpit that could have rallied the American public to an alternative worldview. Reagan did that while facing a hostile Democratic Congress; Roosevelt did that while facing a hostile Republican Congress-and that is what made them the most significant presidents of the 20th century.

    Many of us will vote Democratic in November, despite all this. But don't expect us to be able to rally others when the best we can say is that the Democrats and their national leader are better than the plausible alternatives. That is not a rallying cry likely to produce many votes or move us beyond our deep disappointments. And many others, feeling humiliated at allowing themselves to have opened to the hope Obama elicited, now find themselves either totally uninterested in politics or wishing to strike back at the Democrats for making fools of those who trusted. Obama and the Democrats remain clueless."

  2. Over this side of the pond it's been interesting to read about the Tea Party.(Sadly not the one involving Alice,but it does have it's own Mad Hatter."I'm late,I'm late,I'm late,I'm late.Oh look,you can see Russia from my house.")

    Is this just a mid term thing,or is the Republican party really lurching that far right?

  3. @ Jeremiah: Like Samuel Goldwyn said, "If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave." ;-)

    @jacksofbuxton: Welcome to the fascinating world of American Politics, old chap.

  4. Thanks Ben,looks a bit more interesting than our politicians