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‘Left, Right & Center’: DSK’s Reversal of Fortune; Obama as Scolder-in-Chief

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Posted on Jul 2, 2011
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Last week brought a dramatic shift in Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s case—will he be exonerated? President Obama isn’t happy with congressional Republicans’ unwillingness to negotiate on the debt front, and they’re not thrilled with his disdainful stance, hence the term “scolder-in-chief.”

Also on this week’s “Left, Right & Center” menu: Michele Bachmann launches her presidential campaign (again), and more talk about New York’s gay marriage bill. Show regulars Robert Scheer and Tony Blankley are in the proverbial house; Ed Kilgore’s in for Arianna Huffington, and Sara Terry moderates in Matt Miller’s place. Have a listen below.  —KA

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By al, July 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm Link to this comment
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When was the last time that Ariana broad was on the show?  Get her corporate merger punum the hell off this
website, got it Bob?

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By Lafayette, July 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm Link to this comment

THE PROOF OF TRUTH

I have written here that he should go to trial. And maybe the Sofitel management as well, if it is true that the hotel offers prostitution as “room-service”.

But, of course, recent reports of the woman’s alleged reputation as a prostitute casts a shadow over her credibility as a witness and a plaintiff. If she was soliciting, then she doesn’t have a case. One must presume there is a provable history of such.

If true, this mild-mannered woman, a devout Muslim, is nothing more than a dissolute person who learned fast that, in America, money buys everything. Sounds like a story I’ve heard before - America’s street are paved with gold. All one need do is some illegal trade and the money-pot is theirs.

A bit of a shame, that, but it’s what happens when a country let’s riffraff through the door without the slightest background check. America needs immigrants due to the lack of labor-supply in many categories of work.

But at the level of chamber-maids? I suspect that there are enough Americans around who can do that job, if they are “motivated” (by the loss of welfare support) to do so.

THE LESSON LEARNED?

The law takes time to do its work thoroughly, which has happened as it should. The profession at fault is the Media Mechanism that fed the passion of Americans for “immediate sensationalism”. For what reason?

Because we are a nation of insensate dullards who need to be perked regularly by the boob-tube?

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By SteveL, July 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm Link to this comment

A budget surplus like Clinton handed Bush was a good reason to lower taxes. 
Now that we have a deficit this cannot be used as a reason to raise taxes?  The
continuous habit of being able to put away an argument by tracing the origin of a
problem to Reagan, Bush, or Clinton makes me believe we will never be able to
solve any problems.

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