Is the White House Angry That the “Professional Left” Keeps Getting Proven Right?

By: Monday August 16, 2010 12:30 pm

The White House obsession with criticizing the “professional left” comes from one harsh truth: that the left has been right on major issues from health care to the stimulus.


Late Night: The 49-State Strategy

By: Friday April 2, 2010 8:00 pm

In the end, it is the decision of the South Dakota Democratic Party and its leaders to take their ball and go home, but you really have to wonder what the hell has happened at the national level. Tim Kaine, Bob Menendez, I’m looking at you.

Tribal Loyalty and the Corporatist Agenda: It’s Not Just for Republicans Any More

By: Monday March 29, 2010 9:30 am

When we pointed out that this is in fact what the bill does, Ezra dismissed it as “helping activists kill the bill” rather than “actually informing anyone about what is in the bill.” According to Ezra, “the restriction here is not on the right to choose, but on whether primary insurance covers abortion.” Therefore, since the goal of the bill is not restricting a woman’s right to choose, the fact that it does so anyway is just a coincidence and therefore not a valid reason to object to the bill’s passage.

Why Jane Hamsher and Howard Dean Can’t be Wrong

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 7:15 am

A short explanation of why Jane Hamsher and Howard Dean are playing the politics right by attacking Obama from the left.

Dean Agrees with Feingold: Obama Responsible for Loss of Public Option

By: Monday December 21, 2009 2:30 pm

Today on MSNBC, Howard Dean was asked if he agreed with Feingold’s statement that the Obama Administration bore responsibility for the public option’s removal. He was unequivocal. “Yes” was his one-word answer.

John Kerry Attacks Howard Dean for Fun and Profit

By: Saturday December 19, 2009 7:45 am

And this relates to “giving all Americans a meaningful choice” how, exactly? Okay, not at all, it’s just a shot at Howard Dean.

Robert Gibbs Says Howard Dean is Irrational for Opposing LieberCare

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 2:00 pm

Remember that time when Robert Gibbs called Joe Lieberman “irrational?”

Neither do I.

White House “Irritated” with Howard Dean, Not Joe Lieberman

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 9:25 am

Mika Brzezinski I won’t name names, but I heard it from several people in the Administration: Howard Dean, very not pleased, with Dr. Dean speaking out about health care reform and this plan.

Savannah Guthrie: Yeah, very irritated. Yes, isn’t it fascinating they don’t seem to be too angry at Lieberman, they’re reserving their fervor for Howard Dean, but actually, one senior official who I talked to this morning paid the highest insult which was to call him irrelevant to the entire health care debate.

Progressives Return Fire, Demand to Kill the Bill

By: Tuesday December 15, 2009 4:15 pm

Howard Dean and the leaders of the House Congressional Progressive Caucus in the House are saying basically the same thing — kill the bill — since the Senate is struggling so badly to pass meaningful and effective reform legislation. We should also expect a sustained assault on the highly unpopular individual mandate over the next few days.

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