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Hyphenated Americans

x-Post from GD Obama: "When we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention".

Link: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/12/05/obama_when_we_do_things_right_they_dont_get_a_lot_of_attention.html

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Back in 1964, we looked it up, a Pew study, 76% of the American people believed that most of the time, almost always, the federal government did the right thing. Now it's down to less than 20%. The trust question. The commitments you made before the rollout with health care. What is it? What is it? It's a serial decline, Mr. President. It keeps going down. We had Watergate, we had the Vietnam War, of course, all that together. But what's going to stop it, arrest that decline of faith of you doing the right thing, you being honest, anybody who's president, there's skepticism that's out there.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, look, the cynicism and skepticism is deep. And I distinguish between, you know, just management of government and the basic blocking and tackling of getting stuff done to help the American people. And then the ability move big policy changes that are going to help more Americans.

When it comes to the management of government, part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention. If we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screwup, it will be on the nightly news for a week.

Obama: "When we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention".

Link: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/12/05/obama_when_we_do_things_right_they_dont_get_a_lot_of_attention.html

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Back in 1964, we looked it up, a Pew study, 76% of the American people believed that most of the time, almost always, the federal government did the right thing. Now it's down to less than 20%. The trust question. The commitments you made before the rollout with health care. What is it? What is it? It's a serial decline, Mr. President. It keeps going down. We had Watergate, we had the Vietnam War, of course, all that together. But what's going to stop it, arrest that decline of faith of you doing the right thing, you being honest, anybody who's president, there's skepticism that's out there.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, look, the cynicism and skepticism is deep. And I distinguish between, you know, just management of government and the basic blocking and tackling of getting stuff done to help the American people. And then the ability move big policy changes that are going to help more Americans.

When it comes to the management of government, part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention. If we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screwup, it will be on the nightly news for a week.


True dat.

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NY Times Book Review Scorches Matthews' "Tip and the Gipper"

More: http://www.mediaite.com/online/ny-times-book-review-scorches-chris-matthews-tip-and-the-gipper/

Reviewer David Greenberg describes Matthews as a cable news “snarling head” who fundamentally gets his history wrong when describing the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr., for whom he worked as an aide. “For those familiar with his brand of confidently asserted overgeneralization,” Greenberg writes of Matthews, “the book is about what you would expect.”

Greenberg goes on to debunk the notion that Reagan and O’Neill “put politics aside at 6 o’clock” to make compromise deals that would help both Democrats and Republicans. “It’s a nice idea for a book,” he writes, “if only it were true.” He questions the “false symmetry” Matthews sets up between the two men, who he says were not on the same level in terms of political influence. Mocking Matthews’ emphasis on Reagan’s “Irishness,” Greenberg concludes, “He has a fine appreciation of blarney.”

Did anyone else watch tonight's Simpsons episode?

It was an episode where Lisa befriended a girl named Isabel, and she found out that Isabel was a conservative, and then they both ran for 2nd grade rep. I'm not going to spoil the ending for those who didn't watch, but it was interesting. The Simpsons definitely seems to have gotten more political than it used to be, at least in my opinion.

Perfectly Timed Animal Shots

More: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2LpsZn/:YFPmN5jS:jlSrJe_u/www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/36-perfectly-timed-animal-shots/






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