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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:14 PM
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Andrew Sullivan nails Mark Halperin on his latest Obama hit piece
http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/20...

Washington Bullshit Watch
08 MAR 2010 10:49 AM

No one does it better than Mark Halperin. Every single thing he cites in his latest brain-dead critique is, I believe, tangibly false, and the moronic attempt to grab some pageviews by a counter-intuitive and utterly dumb analogy - Obama is like Bush, guys! Aren't I clever? - is Beltway hackery at its worst.

This administration has resolutely pursued policy before politics on the economy, the wars, and health insurance reform; has some real cabinet stars - Duncan, Gates and Geithner come immediately to mind - who have actually done the right thing rather than the politically expedient thing; and the president remains a completely different brand in the public mind than the Congress.

Halperinism really is part of what's deeply wrong about Washington. Obama really is the only thing that's still right.

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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:17 PM
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1. wait, what?
Duncan and Geithner are "cabinet stars"? I've actually been moderately satisfied with Gates, but the other two are abject failures.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:26 PM
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6. Exactly
Anyway who gives high ratings to Arne Duncan is suspect.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:20 PM
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2. Halperin is a tool, but so's Sullivan. nt
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 06:29 PM
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10. Halperin is even more of a tool
A true mediawhore.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:21 PM
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3. We're supposed to be surprised Sullivan likes Arne Duncan, Gates and Geithner?
Pfft.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:21 PM
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4. Policy before politics?
:rofl:

That would be the very LAST description I'd use for this administration.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:23 PM
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5. Thanks Andrew..only the real lazyasses..
like halperin have to resort to pulling that meme outta their ass.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 05:31 PM
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7. Haven't his lazy lied-filled hit-pieces been a big hit on DU?
I seem to remember this idiots name from a couple months ago.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 06:18 PM
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8. Gates has done a decent job, but I have a hard time praising Arne Duncan.
That hire by Obama, to me, just smacked of cronyism.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-10 06:24 PM
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9. Torched
Very nice. And you know Halperin will hear about it.
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