Who Is Directing Obama’s Response To The Gulf Oil Leak

No surprise here. More on Center For American Progress, here; John Podesta, here.

Robert Dreyfuss reports in the March 1, 2004 edition of The Nation: “The idea for the Center began with discussions in 2002 between [Morton] Halperin and George Soros, the billionaire investor. … Halperin, who heads the office of Soros’ Open Society Institute, brought [former Clinton chief of staff John] Podesta into the discussion, and beginning in late 2002 Halperin and Podesta circulated a series of papers to funders.”

From WSJ and Jonathan Weisman.

WH Takes Cues from Liberal Think Tank on Spill

If you want to see where President Barack Obama’s response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster is heading, try following the urgings of the Center for American Progress.

The liberal think tank with close White House ties appears to have more influence on spill policy than the president’s in-house advisers. On May 4, for instance, the CAP’s energy and environment expert, Daniel Weiss, called on the president to name an independent commission to look at the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. On May 22, he did just that.

On May 21, CAP president, John Podesta, privately implored White House officials to name someone to be the public point person for the spill response. A week later, the White House announced that Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen would hold daily briefings on the spill, wherever he would be on any given day.

On May 26, Weiss said the White House needed to demand that BP immediately set up an escrow account with billions of dollars from which claims for Gulf state residents would be paid out.

Monday’s headlines proclaimed the president’s latest get-tough stand: BP needs to set up a billion-dollar escrow account.

Your Daily Glenn Beck; 11.02.09: “Progressives Are Kicking America’s Butt…”

Your Daily Glenn Beck; 11.02.09: “Progressives Are Kicking America’s Butt…”

In one of the best and most concise rants that Glenn has ever done, he covers the paradigm shift from choosing between a progressive and a progressive marxist to exercising your rights to limited government and the founding fathers principles, with a dash of warning for those that think that Sarah and Glenn are stalinists.

For those of you that do not know about Norman – here’s your appetizer:

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Time To Get Your Socialism On

“The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly”

Glenn interviews John Fund of the Wall Street Journal about who is actually behind Barack Obama:

For those of you that are newbies – go here for the whole story about Obama’s socialism from over a year ago.

Glenn Beck & Kevin Williamson — Medicare & Medicaid — FOX News:

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