Friday, January 08, 2010

More good reading

A good read from Kevin Drum at Mother Jones about the lack of accountability for the recent financial debacle of the Bush years.

And Matthew Yglesias makes an important point about the ungovernableness of the United States today due to the radicalization of the Republican Party and their abuse of Senate rules such as filibusters and holds which desperately need to be reformed.

Steve Benen has a comparison of Obama's reaction to the Christmas bomber and President Bush's reaction to the identical shoe bomber case several years ago. In the past two weeks, Obama has addressed the issue half a dozen times, launched a fullscall investigation and has already begun to implement changes. During the equivalent two-week period under Bush, they did diddly squat. AND they got NO grief from the media or the rightwing hypocrites making a fuss today.

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