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Water Cooler Archive: April 2010

  • The new student loan czar?

    By appointing Robert Shireman as deputy undersecretary of education, President Obama appears to have broken a campaign promise to keep lobbyists out of his administration. Published April 5 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: The Democrats' fake hate crime...

      Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The Democrats' fake hate crime, Slicing NJ's school, Under Obama, a diminished sense of opportunity   Published April 5 2010

  • Video: Rep. Harman attacks health care opponents, ignores anti - Semitic ANSWER protest

    Pajamas Media Zombie has put together a collection of photos from the March 27 tea party in Searchlight, Nevada and compared the event to a left wing protest in Los Angeles. While the Los Angeles group wandered around with anti-semitic signs, media and liberal Democrat officials only found reason to attack the Search Light group and their speaker former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Published April 4 2010

  • Rasmussen poll post health care debate mimics '94 Gallup poll

    Democrats continue to believe Americans will embrace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as more of them learn what is in the new law. However, the numbers are not proving the Democrats correct.   Published April 4 2010

  • Video: Anderson Cooper challenges Rep. Grayson over Florida doctor's sign

    Congressman Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, must have thought he would get a softball interview when the Congressman agreed to go on CNN's Anderson Cooper's program to discuss how he would like to see a doctor in his district penalized over a sign hung on the front door. Surprisingly, Mr. Cooper appeared critical of Mr. Grayson's position. Published April 3 2010

  • Mid-term campaign round-up: April 2, 2010

    Mid-term election season is well under way, and 2010 is likely to be a remarkable year for a number of statewide elections with challengers taking on incumbents sitting in Capitol Hill offices and Governor seats across the country. The Water Cooler will begin a regular round-up of some these races and other stories relating to the elections happening around the nation, so be sure to stop by and check out who may be running for office in your state. This Week: New York Senate race, Michigan's Dan Benichek, Wisconsin's Sean Duffy     Published April 2 2010

  • Steele trapped by Bondage-gate

    With only 7 months to the day until midterm elections, the Republicans need to quickly clean house. Published April 2 2010

  • Video - Rep. Cleaver on spitting incident: ' I never reported anything'

    A Fox News affiliate in Kansas City interviewed Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat, about the alleged spitting incident that many claim happened to him when he was walking to the Capitol during the final days of the health care debate in the House. A number of Democrats and liberal organizations are calling the incident an attack or assault, but Mr. Cleaver seems to be backing away from the story in general. Published April 2 2010

  • Health care protestors know where the blame lies

    By now, most of us have read numerous columns and articles decrying the recent threats and displays of anger and racism against numerous politicians, most notably Democrat politicians who voted in favor of health care reform. This condemnation is completely warranted in that these actions are both contradictory to the intended spirit of American democracy and in opposition to any notion of free government.  Yet while condemnation of these hateful actions is certainly appropriate, it must be directed and justified.  In seeking a scapegoat, the media and condemners of these actions have quickly attributed this behavior as unique to the entire collectivity of the Tea Party Movement and Republican Party, without any respect for what each group stands for and the individual nature of the actions. Published April 2 2010

  • Playing politics with our energy security

    Just a few short months ago, President Obama asserted that America was in dire need of fresh supplies of domestic energy. In his State of the Union address, he assured the public that his administration would work to designate “new offshore areas for oil and gas development.” This was a welcome sign – the president appeared to be championing all domestic energy sources. Published April 2 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Obama's approval rating hits new low...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama's approval rating hits new low,Video - Krauthammer:GOP can win big in November, Pass the gefilte fish -- but don't expect the enemy to pass over Israel. Published April 2 2010

  • Video: Liberals bait GOP in likely divide-and-conquer strategy

    Moveon.org and a number of other left-wing groups numbering about 20 to 25 people gathered outside the Republican National Committee on Thursday afternoon. The protest's spokesperson, Dani McClain of colorofchange.org, brought forth several boxes of signed petitions to give to RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Published April 1 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Religious left targets tea party 'hate'...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Religious left targets tea party 'hate', Cash-poor cities take on unions, VIDEO: Rangel compares health care protesters to groups that attacked civil rights movement. Published April 1 2010