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 […]

Is That Legal?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Via Talking Points Memo: She may, famously, not be a witch, but here’s a bit of money magic from former Delaware Republican Senate candidate and recent Mitt Romney endorser Christine O’Donnell: her political campaign gave $142,000 to her super PAC, which proceeded to buy copies of her book. Federal Election Commission reports filed by her campaign and super […]

This Is A Feature, Not a Bug

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Politics | No Comments

I’ve said over and over again it is the goal of the Republican part, not just in desire but also in direct action, to tank the economy in every way possible. Well it would seem the Republican plan is working as intended: The stock market fell sharply Thursday on intensifying investor fears about a slowdown […]

When You Are In A Hole, Stop Digging

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Government | No Comments

Republican lawmakers vowed “no retreat” on their Medicare privatization plan yesterday despite some recent setbacks, “saying they needed to attack the Democrats’ Medicare position more forcefully, rather than back off their own plan.” Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) explained, “It’s a wake-up call on how you frame it. It obviously wasn’t framed right.”

Republicans Say The Darndest Things

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Opinion, Politics | No Comments

No I am not making this up. In an op-ed today Mitt Romney actually said this: Barack Obama is facing a financial emergency on a grander scale. Yet his approach has been to engage in one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history. I realize Mitt isn’t the smartest guy around and will […]

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 […]

Republican's Plan To Repeal & Replace Medicare

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Government, News | No Comments

The Wall Street Journal, not exactly a liberal newspaper reports: The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills. Mr. Ryan and other conservatives say this is necessary because of the program’s soaring costs [….] […]

51% Of Republican Primary Voters Are Birthers

Posted by on Feb 16, 2011 in Politics | No Comments

I am shocked. Shocked I tell yeah. A recent survey from Public Policy Polling (links to a PDF) found more than half of Republican primary voters think  that President Obama isn’t a natural born American citizen: In the poll, 51% of all likely Republican primary voters erroneously believed that President Obama was born outside of […]

GOP Elder Statesmen At A Loss

Posted by on Nov 28, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

Steve Benen writing for Washington Monthly: There was a time, not too long ago, that the political world would look to these proxies as evidence of merit. If Lugar, Scowcroft, Kissinger, James Baker, Reagan Secretary of State George Schultz, Reagan Chief of Staff Kenneth Duberstein, Reagan Chief of Staff Howard Baker, and Colin Powell endorsed […]

Republican Push To Defund NPR

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

How did the first GOP-ordered House vote since the election work out? Well not so well: The Republican campaign to take away all federal funding from National Public Radio (NPR) was over before it began, with GOP lawmakers’ procedural trick to force a vote on the issue failing on Thursday. Most folks think the attempt […]