Weekly Address 07-30-16

 Posted by at 10:50  Politics
Jul 302016
 

“It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Vice President talked about his experience as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which every nominee got a hearing and an up or down vote on the Senate floor. Despite having more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history, Chief Judge Garland’s nomination has now been pending longer than any other Supreme Court nominee who wasn’t withdrawn from consideration. Judge Lewis emphasized that this lack of action is preventing the Supreme Court from fulfilling its duty of interpreting the law and resolving conflicts in the lower courts. The Vice President made clear that for the sake of our Nation, everyone must do their job. That’s why the President did his job by nominating Chief Judge Merrick Garland. Now, it’s time for the Senate Republicans to do their job.

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Jul 292016
 

If there was one speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention that should guarantee that Donald Trump never sees the inside of the Oval Office, this is it:

Powerful.

UPDATE: Here is Trump’s response to Mr. Khan. This alone should disqualify him from ever being president of the United States.

DNC 2016

 Posted by at 12:36  Democrats, Election 2016, Politics
Jul 292016
 

It’s been an amazing week, hasn’t it? I haven’t had much of chance to write about it here, but it really has been a busy and thrilling week. In case you somehow missed it last night, here is Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech. I thought she did a heck of job.

Meanwhile, here is Donald Trump’s reaction to the Democratic National Convention…

Do you really think we can trust this guy with the nuclear codes?

P.S. The “little guy” to whom Donald refers is Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City. Click here to watch his DNC speech.

Weekly Address 07-23-16

 Posted by at 05:12  Politics
Jul 232016
 

“Protecting the Progress We’ve Made with Wall Street Reform”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we’ve come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. Senator Warren underscored the importance of the Wall Street reforms the President signed into law, which included the strongest consumer protections in generations. In addition to making the financial system safer and more resilient, these reforms also established the first-ever Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which holds banks, credit card companies, mortgage lenders, and others accountable, and protects consumers from abuses and deceptive practices. This past Thursday, July 21, marked six years since the President signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law and the five year anniversary of the creation of the CFPB. Thanks to these reforms, the President reiterated the economy is stronger and more durable today than it was before the crisis. That’s why President Obama is going to keep fighting to protect the progress we’ve made reforming Wall Street from attacks, because hard-working Americans who play by the rules should expect Wall Street to play by the rules, too.

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Jul 222016
 

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Jul 222016
 

Jon Stewart took over Stephen Colbert’s desk on last night’s Late Show to talk a bit about this year’s presidential election. If you missed it, you’ll definitely want to watch it. Or perhaps you just want to watch it again. So happy to oblige…

Jul 212016
 

Are you watching Trump’s speech to the RNC? I see his mouth moving and all I hear coming out are lies, lies and more lies. But you have to admit, his speechwriter (whoever it was) talks a big game. For somebody who swore he would never use a teleprompter, The Donald is doing a pretty good job of reading his speech. That much I will give him, and nothing more.

Please, let it end already. Can November get here quickly enough?

P.S. He’s sweating badly. Remember when Richard Nixon sweated on television? Donald J. Trump will never be president of the United States. I just wish he’s shut up already.

Addendum: It’s over. That was the darkest, most pessimistic political speech I think I have ever heard. And I’ve heard a bunch.