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We’re Calling It a Day, So, Later!

February 27th, 2009 · 11 Comments

We’ve been working since, oh, hundreds of hours before daylight. So. Later.

Here’s some stuff to keep you occupied:

It’ll be weird and awesome if D.C. actually gets a vote. [NY Times' The Caucus]

This victory for reproductive rights will surely send Simon & Cothran into a tailspin. [Amplify]

Ron Paul’s son to run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky? Maybe. You know how well that’s going to go over with Kentucky Republicans. [Mark Hebert]

You may or may not care, but Bon Iver’s latest EP is only 99-cents on Amazon today. [Amazon]

Barack Obama: All troops will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. [Huffington Post]

Public lottery to attend White House state dinners? Heck yes. Let’s get on that boat. Open up that party barge for regular folk. [WaPo]

Governor Steve Beshear just agreed to give unemployed Kentuckians an additional $25 per week. [Press Release]

Tags: Barack Obama · Giving Back · Humor · Iraq · Jobs · Mainstream · Military · Senate · Steve Beshear

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 3CardNana // Feb 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I’m no mathematician, but isn’t 2011 longer than 16 months?

  • 2 jake // Feb 28, 2009 at 10:47 am

    According to the article I linked to (read, folks), they’ll start being pulled out well before 2011 and all will be out by the end of 2011.

  • 3 3CardNana // Feb 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Yes, but his campaign pledge was for us to be out in 16 months. Not to start pulling out by then.

  • 4 jake // Feb 28, 2009 at 10:57 am

    At least he’s sticking to his promise and is within mere months of that promise of having nearly all troops out, with a few remaining to keep shiz together.

    But if we wanna talk campaign pledges? I could break down those of: Anne Northup, Mitch McConnell, Hal Rogers, Geoff Davis, Ron Lewis, nearly all of the Republican Metro Council, almost every Republican elected in the state. And then you’d have a lot of spinning to do.

  • 5 3CardNana // Feb 28, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I’m not saying that others haven’t screwed up their campaign pledges, including Democrats. But Obama was supposed to be a different kind of politician. In the words of Axelrod, Gibbs, Obama, etc. This seems like “just more of the same tired politics of the past”

  • 6 3CardNana // Feb 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

    It’s like when Republicans stand on a moral high ground and then get caught doing something immoral. If you put yourself on a pedestal, you had better live up to it.

  • 7 jake // Feb 28, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Really? A few months is a big deal?

    All that will be left in Iraq through 2011 is about 30,000 troops. The rest will be gone when he said they’d be gone.

  • 8 3CardNana // Feb 28, 2009 at 11:17 am

    When you are as specific as Obama was about it, yes. He split hairs very specifically with Clinton about his timeline being faster. Just like a few thousand dollars in back taxes is a big deal and appointing just one lobbyist even when you pledge to have none is a big deal too.

  • 9 jake // Feb 28, 2009 at 11:47 am

    You’re freaking over something tiny – that actually benefits your backwater belief system.

    But I’ve yet to hear anybody address anything that matters from any candidate of yours I ever questioned. Like one woman with an alcohol problem who was so drunk all the time her local party chair couldn’t do anything with her.

    Or I could go on and on about how friends of mine at RPK fabricated bullshit for months about Democratic candidates. Or how Steve Robertson attacked Democrats for things that were commonplace for his candidates.

    This isn’t a departure from anything Obama said. 16 Months from now = June 2010. That’s assuming we start pulling troops now. And if we don’t start pulling them for several more months? 16 months could literally be in 2011. I could argue all day how you’re wrong.

  • 10 3CardNana // Feb 28, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    He didn’t say it would take him 16 months, he said it would take him 16 months from the day stepped into office.

  • 11 E // Feb 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    In such complex matters, I think it best to withhold judgment until it actually plays out.
    It’s fine that BO is pretty much saying that he’ll have the combat troops out…but until it happens it’s still just talk.
    It is possible that the situation could deteriorate in ways such as resurgent attacks or political assassinations…creating a situation where to strictly adhere to a promise would be the wrong thing to do.

    BO is doing his damndest to make me NOT like him (taxes/COBRA/deficit/debt)…even so…with regard to the fluid nature of military missions, I’ll cut him some slack on promises made, so that the right decisions can be made when they need to be made.
    I’d rather the right decisions be made at the right time, than he adhere strictly to some campaign promise.

    GW promised a kinder gentler foreign policy, did he not?