Health Care Reform, Financial Regulation and Reform, Economic Stimulus, College Lending Reform… And A Lot More… Thank Obama, Pelosi and The Democrats

Politicians have tried and failed for decades to enact universal health care. This time, they succeeded.  In 2008, Democrats won the presidency and both houses of Congress, and by the thinnest of margins, they rammed a bill through.  They weren’t going to get another opportunity for a very long time.  It cost them their majority, … More Health Care Reform, Financial Regulation and Reform, Economic Stimulus, College Lending Reform… And A Lot More… Thank Obama, Pelosi and The Democrats

As Greg Sargent explained the other day, “Palin and her team of ghostwriters plucked Obama’s remark out of context to quote him saying ‘whether we like it or not,’ we are a superpower. In reality, he was saying that ‘whether we like it or not,’ we get pulled into international conflicts that cost us American lives — so it’s in our security interests to resolve them.”

Reading comprehension isn’t one of the former half-term governor’s strengths, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Palin is badly misquoting, and deliberately misunderstanding, what the president said. Here’s Obama’s actual quote: “[W]hat we can make sure of is, is that we are constantly present, constantly engaged, and setting out very clearly to both sides our … More As Greg Sargent explained the other day, “Palin and her team of ghostwriters plucked Obama’s remark out of context to quote him saying ‘whether we like it or not,’ we are a superpower. In reality, he was saying that ‘whether we like it or not,’ we get pulled into international conflicts that cost us American lives — so it’s in our security interests to resolve them.”

As Greg Sargent explained the other day, "Palin and her team of ghostwriters plucked Obama's remark out of context to quote him saying 'whether we like it or not,' we are a superpower. In reality, he was saying that 'whether we like it or not,' we get pulled into international conflicts that cost us American lives — so it's in our security interests to resolve them."

Reading comprehension isn’t one of the former half-term governor’s strengths, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Palin is badly misquoting, and deliberately misunderstanding, what the president said. Here’s Obama’s actual quote: “[W]hat we can make sure of is, is that we are constantly present, constantly engaged, and setting out very clearly to both sides our … More As Greg Sargent explained the other day, "Palin and her team of ghostwriters plucked Obama's remark out of context to quote him saying 'whether we like it or not,' we are a superpower. In reality, he was saying that 'whether we like it or not,' we get pulled into international conflicts that cost us American lives — so it's in our security interests to resolve them."