Presidential Math

Rachel Maddow had a brilliant analysis of Obama’s budget speech on her show last night. She lauded the President for “committing math” in public, and made a great show with freeze frames of recreating his image for what the Republican tax cuts for the wealthy plan (erroneously referred to by the rest of the press as a “deficit reduction” plan) actually means (the picture below is a clickable link to the video clip):

Rachel Maddow on Presidential Math

Rachel Maddow on Presidential Math

I’m not at all confident about Obama’s follow through on doing any of the things he promised, given his track record, but it was a remarkable showing of spine, given his willingness heretofore to allow the Republicans to set the agenda and move the debate so far to the right as to warrant the resurrection of the 50’s terminology “reactionary” for the lunatics who are so shamefully called “conservatives” by the mainstream press.

Rachel also highlighted the spine regeneration aspect of the speech by calling the whole segment “Not While I’m President”:

Rachel Maddow segment "It's not going to happen as long as I'm President"

Rachel Maddow segment "It's not going to happen as long as I'm President"


Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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