Bogus State Department Keystone XL Climate Study the Basis of David Petraeus’ CUNY Seminar

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Former CIA-head David Petraeus’ City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College seminar readings include several prominent Big Oil-funded “frackademia” studies, a recent DeSmogBlog investigation revealed.


Open Source Battle Over Obama’s Reelection Software

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 7:50 am

While the Obama campaign developers want to, in keeping with the open source ethos, release the code their DNC and Obama For America (OFA) counterparts are wary. The DNC is particularly concerned with the Republicans gaining from the use of the software and OFA is considering licensing opportunities.

Stop Using Obama for America Against the People!

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 7:52 am

Obama for America, the campaign apparatus with the very large e-mailing list and great segmentation techniques that exploited Romney’s weaknesses to help the President to eke out (yes, I know the electoral vote involved no “eking out,” but the popular vote was something else again) his re-election victory, is now trying to mobilize people who voted for the President to work against their own interests by supporting his deficit/debt cutting activities. So, I couldn’t resist the following commentary on their mobilization e-mail.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Van Jones, Rebuild The Dream

By: Saturday June 16, 2012 1:59 pm

Today we have any number of groups who represent any number of interests. They raise funds, recruit members, send out petitions, operate phone banks; but when it comes to putting progressive candidates in office, they can’t seem to organize themselves for a common purpose. Enter Van Jones’ Rebuild The Dream. Jones has some ideas on how to build a movement with enough power to make things happen.

Jim Messina Wants My Money to Build Barn Door for Empty Barn

By: Wednesday June 6, 2012 1:10 pm

I’m not sure these people get it.

From time to time, Jim Messina, campaign manager for the President’s “Obama for America” group, likes to send me nice e-mails letting me know what’s up with the campaign. The latest missive, following last night’s Wisconsin recall election, informs me that the problem Democrats had in Wisconsin was that the other side put in a lot of money for their guy and outspent our guy. This seems important information.

So being the clever fellow he is, Jim says “we” shouldn’t let that happen again.

The Party Line – April 8, 2011:
Are You Ready for Some Shutdown?

By: Friday April 8, 2011 12:25 pm

Feeling poleaxed by the audacious hopes it raised during the ‘08 campaign, Team Obama will attempt to lower expectations going into 2012–and nothing lowers expectations like proving yourself irrelevant.

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