Matt Flamm's Posts

The Onion does it again

The Onion has some of the best political satire of our time. “You can help 40 million Americans receive health care, sign legislation that regulates a financial system run amok, give the order to kill Osama bin Laden, help topple Muammar Qaddafi’s tyrannical regime without losing the life of one American soldier, end the war in Iraq, repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, stave off ... »

Why I detest Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is the most unethical, irresponsible politician in America. I respect Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, or any other conservative who says what he believes. But Mitt Romney will say absolutely anything if he thinks it will help him. As Governor of Massachusetts, Romney supported choice, health care reform, and fair, progressive taxation. Now he purports to believe the opposite. B... »

Iowa caucus memories

It’s been 4 years since the 2008 Iowa caucus. Following is a post I made one year after the caucus. What lessons did we learn from Iowa? First, we had the best organization, primarily volunteers. Second, people like a positive campaign. We didn’t attack Sen. Clinton or Sen. Edwards; instead, we told people why we thought Sen. Obama would be the best President. Third, don’t let co... »

NPR tried to find small business owners

NPR tried to find small business owners who would be adversely affected by higher taxes. They couldn’t find any! »

Obama’s 2002 Iraq speech

As the US completes its withdrawal from Iraq, re-watch Barack Obama’s 2002 speech opposing the Iraq war. »

President Obama addresses economic unfairness

“Yesterday, in Kansas, President Obama gave a speech foretelling his 2012 campaign. The theme this time is economic division — perhaps better known as inequality.” Ezra Klein, The Washington Post. Take the time to watch or read the whole speech — it’s excellent: What a Fair Shot at Success Means | The White House »

The birthers return (ugh!)

A good friend forwarded an email he received from his cousin claiming that President Obama wasn’t born in the US and urging “patriotic Americans” to circulate it to everyone they know. Here’s the response I sent him. Feel free to copy it in whole or in part if you get similar emails. —————————————... »

How to really balance the budget

Ezra Klein has a perceptive analysis of the “failure” of the Supercommittee. If the Republicans continue to say “no” to everything President Obama proposes, the result will be a big tax increase in January 2013 when the Bush tax cuts expire and automatic cuts in both defense and social spending. The budget will be balanced, and we can then have a discussion about what servi... »

Cut Defense Spending

When you hear dire warnings about the effect of cutting the defense budget, don’t believe it. This tells why. Cut defense spending By Fareed Zakaria, CNN Everyone in Washington this week is having a nightmare about a guillotine. I’m talking about the proposed cuts to the Defense Department. If the Congressional super-commission cannot agree on ways to r... »

Watch “Hot Coffee”

‎”Hot Coffee” is a great documentary exposing the campaign of lies seeking to destroy our civil justice system. The director, Susan Saladoff, was interviewed on The Colbert Report. I encourage you to watch her and the documentary. Susan Saladoff on The Colbert Report »

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