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The political columnist you must read
The Week, by Marc Ambinder

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/19/2013 10:28:59 AM

Ron Fournier is on fire. Liberated (my word) from the responsibilities of editing National Journal, the 20-year-veteran writer has become Washington´s most trenchant, most compulsively readable political critic. Liberal or conservative, libertarian or other, you´d be wise to start reading him. (To dispense with the compulsory narcissism: I used to work for Fournier at National Journal, and I consider him a mentor, so, yeah, I´ve got skin in the game. (Snip)Specifically, Obama promised too much, overestimates how weak he is institutionally, overestimates how strong Republicans are, and retreats to the comfort of a small group of advisers who exacerbate his

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/19/2013 10:46:46 AM     (No. 9660144)

Ron Fournier is to be viewed with caution. He and Ambinder have been carrying water for Obie since at least 2007.

And their mutual distaste (to put it mildly) for Republicans is evident in this puff piece.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 12/19/2013 10:50:21 AM     (No. 9660148)

" Obama, as president, has a responsibility to lead, even if Republicans are the worst, most implacable, most irresponsible group of American politicians on the face of the continent, which, by the way, they are." At least he has the GOP Moderates pegged.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Write2right, 12/19/2013 11:11:38 AM     (No. 9660184)

FOURNIER is only a recent Obie snarker. He´s going to have to try harder to make the grade here.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Deedo, 12/19/2013 11:20:33 AM     (No. 9660197)

A chief criticism is that Republicans don´t defy their base? This comment exposes the author´s bias, that only voting with the Democrats would make the Republicans more honorable. Poppycock.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/19/2013 11:26:48 AM     (No. 9660211)

retreats to the comfort of a small group of advisers

Advisers? Wrong word! Try flunkies, toadies, yes men.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: clw54, 12/19/2013 11:29:22 AM     (No. 9660220)

Take a look at the deficit charts and it´s clear how they skyrocketed after the donks took congress in 2006. Please tell us how the party that brought trillion dollar deficits is the more responsible one.

Plus we have election fraud, race baiting, destruction of the health insurance system, and general nastiness and vulgarity. A person sure has to overlook a lot to think the GOP is the worse of the two.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stonepony, 12/19/2013 11:45:32 AM     (No. 9660248)

this seems more along the lines of changing the propagandist for the left.... an attempt to establish some creditability for the m$m where there is none.......all the while continuing to carry the water for the left.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/19/2013 11:59:02 AM     (No. 9660265)

Re #2, he wasn´t talking about the moderates.

hen I see that only the old guard Republicans match that description, I have a hard time tarring all Republicans with Ambinder´s biased brush. But some of us are best at going along and tarring our side. Makes the Dems feel good. We are a pushover when divided.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/19/2013 12:10:58 PM     (No. 9660287)

The columnist to read when you hate yourself and want to waste five minutes of your time in the absolute most inane way possible.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blunderbuss, 12/19/2013 12:40:42 PM     (No. 9660340)

I want my money back for the time wasted reading this claptrap. I lost all interest as soon as the racist card was raised. Good grief, this article shows you who the real racists are.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/19/2013 2:22:55 PM     (No. 9660485)

FTA: "Can he wave a magic wand and make s**t happen? No."

Isn´t that just what Obama´s been doing, with his executive orders? With his decrees changing the Obamacare law? With the bond holders who were deprived of their legal rights?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jackburton, 12/19/2013 2:23:39 PM     (No. 9660487)

Meh. Another equivalency hawker.

Look, there´s plenty not to like in both parties but if you love America, there´s only one party to cheer for. That makes it impossible for me to complain that much about the Republicans because even while they blow individual plays, they´re all about moving the ball downfield for America.

Yes, W got bad ratings and yes, Obie is there in the ratings or lower... the difference is that the press worked overtime to deliver bad ratings for Bush and has worked overtime to gift Obama with good ratings. Anyone who doesn´t acknowledge that is a blind fool.

So... Meh.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 12/19/2013 3:30:11 PM     (No. 9660557)

Baloney!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sherlock1, 12/19/2013 10:03:16 PM     (No. 9660912)

When we finally pick up the pitchforks and light the torches, I hope you dogs show up to defend your boyfriend.

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