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Bag’s Take-Away/Budget End Game in Pictures (cont.):
With Bachmann, it’s always adolescent. (And that’s not a rip, it’s consistent if you watch her and listen to her.
…It’s not just a marketing strategy, either. Check out our BagOriginals photo-story from Iowa and you’ll begin to appreciate how childlike Michele is in how she operates — in this case, with full (unless you could call them like-minded) adults.
(photo: Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times. NYT slideshow here.)
What’s wrong with this picture? At the White House, it’s Ryan, the Divine …’cept his homies aren’t seeing it.
(photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images caption: US Representative Paul Ryan (C) of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks to the media following a meeting between US President Barack Obama and the House Republican Conference about the national debt limit and budget plans at the White House in Washington, DC, June 1, 2011.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Taken during Obama’s big budget speech today (and retort to the GOP/Ryan manifesto), an easy way (sorta cheap, some would say) for visual media to illustrate the charge the President is always splitting the differences.
(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama eyes a teleprompter as he delivers a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at the George Washington University in Washington, April 13, 2011. Obama on Wednesday set a goal of cutting the U.S. budget deficit by $4 trillion, plunging into the debate over the nation’s fiscal woes after accusations he has failed to lead on the issue.)
Bag’s Take-Away:TMI? On today’s Paul Ryan watch, basset hound eyes meet network graphic overload. Not since Beck’s blackboard have we seen a guy get this much political mileage out of information graphics. Still, Ryan — with the character actor vibe and the numbers that don’t add up — is probably a week away from becoming a caricature of himself.
(photo: Reuters caption: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) appears on “Meet the Press” in Washington, April 10, 2011. With one budget fight behind him, President Barack Obama will offer a long-term plan for deficit reduction this week in preparation for bigger U.S. spending battles ahead, the White House said today.)
This week, the rest of the country got a treatment of what this Madison, Wisconsin news magazine was priming in April ‘99.
(illustration: Joe Rocco)
You’re okay now, dear. You were just having a nightmare.
(photo: Pool/Getty Images caption: House Speaker John Boehner (L) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid make a statement after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama invited back House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a late meeting Wednesday night to discuss ongoing negotiations on a funding bill to bring us through the end of the fiscal year.)
Bag’s Take-Away:The changing face of choice? (Third back on the left.) As GOP lawmakers attempt to leverage the potential government shutdown with an assault on Planned Parenthood and abortion services, their street counterparts are out in typically-graphic force. Free speech, you know.
(photo: Getty Images caption: Albert Stecklein III (L), an anti-abortion activist with Defend Life from Bethesda, Maryland, attends a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill on April 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. Planned Parenthood supporters also held a rally in support of women’s rights.)