Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Democrats describe 2009 election losses as anti-incumbency, Al Gore’s junk science enriches him while hurting the economy, and Obama’s “Bush Did It” Narrative.
But if I might clarify something for the folks at the Today show and elsewhere: Congress is not divided into the Republicans, the Democrats and the much reviled “Incumbents.” The Democratic party is the incumbent party.
Gore replied he was only being a good businessman in a capitalist economy, that he was putting his money where his mouth was. Perhaps, but at the same time he is advocating policies based on junk science
Obama is a product of his education and early life, in which America being culpable for a variety of sins was the gospel , as we see from his associates like Ayers, to his minister like Wright, to the general force of his community organizing in Chicago, to his most partisan voting record in the Senate.