Everything You Need to Know About Mitt

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Media | No Comments

During the GOP debate the other night, moderator John King asked each candidate to name the top misconception about them. This was Romney’s response: JOHN KING: Governor Romney? MITT ROMNEY: We’ve got to restore America’s promise in this country, where people know that with hard work and education that they’re going to be secure and prosperous and […]

Newt Gingrich Had A Debate Demand

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Politics | No Comments

Oh, Newt, you’re such an idiot: Mr. Gingrich, a former House speaker, on Tuesday morning threatened not participate in any future debates with audiences that have been instructed to be silent. That was the case on Monday, when Brian Williams of NBC News asked the audience of about 500 people who assembled for a debate in […]

We Tried Their Way, It Didn't Work

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Government | No Comments

I love a good rant, and Kevin Drum at Mother Jones sure has a good one. Republicans got the tax cuts they wanted. They got the financial deregulation they wanted. They got the wars they wanted. They got the unfunded spending increases they wanted. And the results were completely, unrelentingly disastrous. A decade of sluggish […]

The Washington Post Editorial Values

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Opinion | No Comments

In an editorial yesterday the Washington Post noted that to balance our budget we can’t cut military spending, cause well, we might need to fight a lot more wars. Even with significant trims in those areas, however, reaching Mr. Obama’s goal would probably require cuts in the size of the Army and Marines beyond the […]

Stunning (In Bad) Politico Front Page

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Media, News | No Comments

Trump. Palin. More Trump and more Palin. Yet more Trump. Mama Grizzly back on the prowl. Gary Busey is voting for Trump (what an endoresement BTW). Sarah Palin is redesigning her website, could this maybe mean she is running for president? Politico expects me to take them serious as a news organization when this is […]

Roundup: Reactions To Obama's Speech

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Miscellaneous | No Comments

David Dayen argues it’s a mistake to play the game on GOP terms, but didn’t otherwise have a major problem with the speech: This could have been a ton worse. Other than the fact that this speech is being given at all, I didn’t have a major problem with it. Huffington Post led with the […]

Are Gleen Beck's Day At Fox Numbered?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Media, TV | No Comments

Via the New York Times: Mr. Beck, a conservative Jeremiah and talk-radio phenomenon, burst into television prominence in 2009 by taking the forsaken 5 p.m. slot on Fox News and turning it into a juggernaut. A conjurer of conspiracies who spotted sedition everywhere he looked, Mr. Beck struck a big chord and ended up on […]