- So it's not exactly news that President Obama inherited the worst recesion since the Great Depression, but the next time a conservative hassles you with the job numbers point them to this (note that under Obama the economy has recovered all lost private sector jobs and the remaining increase in unemployment is explain in public sector job cuts forced by Republican austerity measures):
- In the category of "better late than never", Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admits it was a mistake not to do filibuster reform when he had the chance. Fortunately as Democrats chance of retaining the Senate continue to look up, he may just get a second chance.
- Fox News' Shepard Smith continues to be bizarrely awesome, this time by pointing out the truth on gay marriage: “I am curious whether you believe in this time of rising debt and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly without much question on the wrong side of history.” And just to be clear, Republicans are on the wrong side of history, with a double digit majority of the country already opposed to Romney's calls for an anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment (and movement on the issue has been all one way for over a decade).
- Senator Dick Lugar has some words about Richard Mourdock, the man who just beat him in the Republican primary, and they pretty much some up what's wrong with today's Republican Party:
He and I share many positions, but his embrace of an unrelenting partisan mindset is irreconcilable with my philosophy of governance and my experience of what brings results for Hoosiers in the Senate. In effect, what he has promised in this campaign is reflexive votes for a rejectionist orthodoxy and rigid opposition to the actions and proposals of the other party. His answer to the inevitable roadblocks he will encounter in Congress is merely to campaign for more Republicans who embrace the same partisan outlook. He has pledged his support to groups whose prime mission is to cleanse the Republican party of those who stray from orthodoxy as they see it.
- Finally, George Lucas does the first thing I've like since the 80s (even if he did it out of spite).