READER COMMENTS ON
"VIDEO - What a President Should Sound Like: Obama on Criticism of his Economic Stimulus Package"
(14 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 1/9/2009 @ 3:18 pm PT...
I am thrilled that you have been seen by the transition team and that they're asking you for input!!! Hooray!!! Congratulations!!!!
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 1/9/2009 @ 3:49 pm PT...
It is a credit to your tireless work and advocacy for election transparency and reform over the last 5 years that President-elect Obama is turning to you for advice. It is also a credit to Obama that he has recognized your understanding and ability to assess the issues surrounding elections in a skillful and nonpartisan way. Let's hope he does take your advice as we move forward into this new and hopefully far better chapter in American history.
I'll also add that I'm proud to have been here, sometimes on, sometimes in spirit, over the last five years to watch and participate to what degree I'm capable in the BradBlog movement, along with such luminaries as 99, KBE, Big Dan, Dredd, Flo, Phil, JoJ, Czaragorn, and others, some of whom are here fastidiously, some of whom have wandered in other directions (sadly)...I really consider you all brothers and sisters on these here internet tube thingies.
This is a milestone.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 1/9/2009 @ 4:23 pm PT...
Shit, Brad. He really sounds so great there that all my particles want to believe him. I'm madder'n a wet hen at him, and I don't trust him as far as I can throw him, but, yeesh, I haven't had that feeling about any bit coming out a president's mouth since I was a little girl.
Still, he's all mouth and outrageous concessions to negative forces within our society, so I'm not letting him out from under the manhole cover yet... even if his people did have the sense to consult you on the future of that fascist commission.
I like that he had the sense to allude to the ultra-cynical --- deadly cynical --- posturing in Congress. That was what made me march down to the Registrar's office and un-Democrat myself once and for all.
I'm going to be hyper-vigilant until I see some solid results, some solid, consequential statesmanship out him.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 1/9/2009 @ 4:41 pm PT...
Government by the people ...who wuda thunk ?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 1/9/2009 @ 7:24 pm PT...
Perhaps you could slip in a few comments about this little matter when you speak to the team Brad.
Words cannot describe how disappointed I am in the deafening silence coming from the progressive community regarding Israel's latest actions. It's so comforting to know that so many people place their own fear of being called anti-semitic above fighting injustice. Pussies.
And Brad, all I can say to you is that while I do commend you for your work in the past, I can't help but be feel that you're not being completely honest about this whole Israel situation. I mean, for God's sake, just look at the pictures. And not a word about it on your blog AT ALL for DAYS. I seem to recall you covering Abu Ghraib at least some, as well as some other rather untidy things from the Iraq war. Anyways, I'm posting this at work and I've got to go. Talk to you later bud.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 1/9/2009 @ 9:12 pm PT...
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
John R Brakey
said on 1/9/2009 @ 9:35 pm PT...
This is good news Brad. The EAC needs a lot of help. They've become one of the longest steering committee running in government.
Let us in Pima County know what we can do to help.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
Off the Grid
said on 1/9/2009 @ 10:28 pm PT...
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 1/9/2009 @ 10:42 pm PT...
Brad, now that I'm at home and not rushed to make a post I would like to make clear to you (and anyone else that might read this)that I don't intend for my criticisms of your recent blogging to in any way subtract or invalidate what I believe to be some of the most courageous and in depth reporting on the net or anywhere else over the last few years. It is precisely BECAUSE of such reporting that I find myself so disappointed now. I know you had that guest blogger post about the AP situation, but to me it barely scratches the surface of the level of media bias in this country in regards to Israel and it's neighbors. Nevermind the fact that, you know, people were kicked out of their homes so that Israel could be created in the first place (yeah, I know the U.S. is no different), but when the death count is 700-12 or whatever it is and the U.S. headlines read "OMG A HAMAS ROCKET KILLED A PUPPY!!" it just kinda makes one want to puke.
I would also like to give you credit for giving me a forum to post about the things that make me vomitous, you could easily delete such posts or prevent them from even appearing if you wished. I just hope it's not just a clever way to keep track of the dissidents that will be rounded up when America just says screw it and goes fascist (eek!).
Thanks for the link 99, I'll be sure to give that a listen. I had heard she had come out against Israel's latest actions but haven't actually heard specifically what she'd like to say. It's a shame that the viewpoints of Jews like her aren't made more visible. Sadly it seems that when it comes to war the most savage and warmongering fucks in both the U.S. and Israel are the ones who control the debate.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 1/10/2009 @ 1:54 am PT...
That's great news Brad.
How refreshing it is to hear that we're going to have an adult at the helm in Obama for a while isn't it? (and not another lame brain which we've had far too many of these past 28 years or so)
IMO we're still going to have to have scanners (computerized counting) so that the SOS's can save face on their lousy purchases and so the media can have their instant gratification, but that doesn't mean we still can't have mandatory manual recounts of the paper ballots and compare that to the electronic count.
Make it so #1 (that's you Brad)
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 1/10/2009 @ 4:28 am PT...
Oh and ask the team for me if Obama is going to have a separate crew to watch the neo-Republicans (aka traitors) here/overseas activities?
We don't want another Iran hostage crisis-like situation popping up around 2012 do we?
I think that would be the first team put into action if it were me in charge.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 1/10/2009 @ 11:05 am PT...
Gos @ #9 said:
I know you had that guest blogger post about the AP situation, but to me it barely scratches the surface of the level of media bias in this country in regards to Israel and it's neighbors.
I didn't "[have] that guest blogger" (it was Brad Jacobson" post anything. Brad posted his article, on his own, as he saw fit. I saw it and learned about it when it was posted. I thought it was a superb, and newsworthy, and maddening piece.
As I believe I mentioned when I first replied to your similar criticism in a previous thread, we cannot cover everything, and your suggestion (frankly) that there is some nefarious reason for not having offered more on the Israel/Gaza travesty is actually somewhat offensive. At least to me.
We do news here first, opinion here second. If there is something newsworthy, and new, that we can offer to any particularly story, and I (or a Guest Blogger) has something to offer on it, we do. Period. Regardless of how popular any opinion on the article may or may not be. As I also noted, I've been on the road for several months, and have been limited by both that, and doctor's orders to go easy for a while, as I'm still in pain every time I type.
In any case, you're still welcome to bitch and complain about what I don't cover. You're even welcome to proffer unsubstantiated suppositions about why I do or don't cover any particular thing. You're even welcome to condemn me for it, as you please here. No matter how wrong you may be in your assertions.
But if you can go gentle, as far as high-jacking every single thread on that matter, I'd appreciate it, as only that is currently against our commenting rules. The rest, you are a free to do as you see fit.
And, as always, I'm sorry when I can't be everything to everyone's desires, or report everything, as everyone might like. I mean that sincerely, not passive-aggressively. But, I can only do what I can do. And much of what I do, you guys never get to see here at all, unfortunately, because much of it is in the background, on the phones, via email or in person.
But I will continue to hope that what I do offer on these pages, is at least worth the price we ask you to pay for admission.
And, as always, I appreciate your input and opinions.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 1/23/2009 @ 2:09 pm PT...
Obama’s stimulus plan should also envision changing regulations & economic policies to have short-term & long-term effects on unemployment, middle-class and the market stability. Strengthening the middle class and creating more job opportunities should be the primary objective of the package, rather than handing the blank check to the Wall Street and failed big corporations.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
do you remember this
said on 1/24/2009 @ 11:35 pm PT...
Put everybody in a room,
get their ideas, and use everybody, I do mean everybody, to think about the pro's and the con's to each person's ideas, use that, and compromise, or come together, and choose which idea, whether it be a democrat, or a republican, whoever, and think carefully, "will this plan, work?"
Now how does this sound?