Axelrod and Obama

Chicago Style Trash Talk

Well, now that the little Le’Affaire du Patraeus thing is over (just kidding, Pete Hoekstra promises more to come!), we can now get back to the important stuff: Trash Talk. This edition is served up Chicago Style because no city has had a better week. The reelection effort for hometown guy Obama, run out of Chicago by Axelrod and Plouffe came up roses and Obama gave his acceptance speech there.

But, even bigger and badder are Da Bears. Man, they are on a roll that is not getting enough attention in the football universe. The Bears are 7-1 on the year and just demolished the Titans last week. Urlacher is solid as usual and Charles Tillman is the second coming of Revis Island in their D-backfield. Who knows, he may schiz out at any time, but Jay Cutler and the offense are really clicking. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall are a big part of that. Together, it is a team that is just flat out scary right now.

Which is a good thing, because the other current league powerhouse, the Houston Texans are coming for a Sunday Night throwdown. This is far and away the game of the week, and it will tell us a lot about both teams as they start the second half of the regular schedule.

Some other random thoughts: Don’t look now, but with Thursday’s win over the hapless Jags, the Colts and Andrew Luck are 6-3. The Vikes and Kittehs game should be interesting; similar records, but moving in opposite directions as teams. The Lions are starting to settle in and the Vikes are unraveling slightly as of late after a surprising start. Cowboys at Iggles is another interesting game between two desperate teams, both of which →']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

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emptywheel @joanneleon some will be more forthright abt our wars.
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bmaz RT @dcbigjohn: This SIGAR report in Afghanistan spending really puts the lie to "most transparent administration" claim http://t.co/GQhPOky
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bmaz Yet more out of control cops RT @radleybalko This is looking bad. http://t.co/rTFPm2yp2P
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bmaz @JonathanTurley She seems to recognize no bounds on Executive Branch power; maybe you could address that problem.
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bmaz I love @digby56 but, dammit, I had totally forgotten that Joe Klein existed before she up and had to remind me. http://t.co/MYUQ30AvTD
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bmaz @JasonLeopold @AmbassadorPower @SenFeinstein Jason, that word has banned from the lexicon of our mighty political elites. Don't trifle them.
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emptywheel What if Rand Paul ran on this? "As President, I promise to classify how much war we're at so you can pretend I've ended it."
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emptywheel @cristianafarias That's @bmaz, not me. Somehow fit it in between Super Bowl events.
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