(Via Flickr folks..)
This is amazing.. even as the current raid of “scandals” has hurt the Repubs brand and raised Obama’s approval – they just keep at it.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
(Via Reuters: Top News)
As partly expected – all this drumming only makes the Repubs lose the middle, which is exactly what they don’t need.
Greg Sargent digs into the latest polling and finds that in the case of the IRS and Benghazi stories, “the lurid and nefarious view of Obama’s involvement in them being peddled by the right is held only by Republicans — big majorities of them — while most moderates and independents, i.e. the middle of the country, believe the White House’s arguments.”
Paul Brandus: “One reason Republicans are so obsessed with exploiting these ‘scandals’ is because the one issue that Americans truly care about — jobs and the economy — is getting better.”
This show is getting a lot better again, as it turns more towards “national” and European politics in the late 15th century.
In this scene the Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons) cleans up the Vatican after a murder attempt and conspiracy.
The visuals are stunning.
This was a great movie too – slow and in a countryside setting, but thoughtful about the game of fracking and the impact on local communities. And Matt Damon does a good job, both with writing and acting.
Movie tip of the week – from a bit different world of corporate folks, but some nice reminders about the rough patches of life, and some good acting too.