A little flotsam and a little jetsam — and an Open Thread

I don’t have the time (or, frankly, the inclination) to do full posts on each of these links, but they are all worthy contenders for your attention:

John Steele Gordon compares Obama’s contempt for Congress with LBJ’s respect for that institution and willingness to collaborate with it to achieve his political goals.

On a related note, Charles Krauthammer contends that Obama is not negotiating with the House in good faith.  Instead, he’s trying to split it and leave Republicans to take the blame for all bad things.  I agree with Krauthammer that the only reasonable thing for Republicans to do is walk away.

I do not like rap.  At all.  But I discovered today that I do like a rapper named Big Boi.  Read this and see why.

Do you have any flotsam or jetsam to add to the list?