Monday Morning Politics Roundup

Monday, September 20, 2010

Amy Walter, ABC News political director, and Susan Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief, discuss the latest political news, including Elizabeth Warren's new appointment.


Susan Page and Amy Walter

Comments [9]


So, according to these highly paid pundits with no apparent skills besides being highly paid pundits, Lisa Murkowski is now the "center"?

In other words, the "center" is now what was formerly known as "right-wing"? -- indeed, so far to the right that these candidates wouldn't have a chance of being elected in any other industrial democracy in the world? But in the U.S., they're a happy compromise between far left-wingers like Joe Lieberman and principled conservatives like Jim DeMint?

That's some progress.... We really are doomed, if this is how the discourse is going.

Sep. 20 2010 10:36 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Even Elizabeth Warren is talking about helping the middle class & doesn't mention poor people? Many of the people who were pressured into taking bad mortgages or victimized by predatory lenders weren't middle-class & are even further from it now. I hope Warren said something about them at another point in her remarks.

Sep. 20 2010 10:27 AM

Of course the WSJ would rather Obama's agenda be neutered that have any portion of it enacted -- which has been the GOP strategy from the second he was elected. So far, the fewest judicial nominees approved, nominess to federal agencies stalled with no approval in sight. If the advise and consent branch abdicates its responsibility then the executive does what it must do to govern. The WSJ is just adding heat to the poltical discourse by its use of loaded and inflamitory words. Murdoch strikes again.

Sep. 20 2010 10:26 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Sounds like Rubio hasn't molded himself into an outsider so much as painted himself as one.

Sep. 20 2010 10:20 AM
amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

Love Bill Maher and glad he's back for the midterm campaigns. Good for some rabble-rousing from the Left (with a definite libertarian streak in his case).

A good chunk of the WSJ's opinion writing is thuggish in nature. They govern nothing and often have little to add to any debate. In fact, their critique of Obama on the grounds of a "constitutional expert" sounds wrong on the face of it: As a governmental leader, if you are well-schooled in constitutional matters, you finds ways to govern that do not always follow the same, traditional path. In other words, use of novel approaches. Does the WSJ think that Obama is a strict constitutionalist?

Sep. 20 2010 10:17 AM
Ralph from CT

Has Mike Bloomberg come out to defent the rights of wicken yet.

Sep. 20 2010 10:17 AM

Well done Brian! This is why decent people need to SPEAK UP!

Sep. 20 2010 10:17 AM

wiccans don't have satanic alters. satan is not part of wicca mythology.

Sep. 20 2010 10:06 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

The Wall Street Journal said it well......the appointment of Elizabeth Warren to this concocted, but powerful, position without congressional confirmation appears to be more like the action of a thug than that of the "constitutional expert" that Obama purports to be.

Sep. 20 2010 09:35 AM

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