2012

The 'Good Deal'

Jan
21

You know Paul Krugman's feeling well when he puts up a piece extolling the virtues of the Obama Administration calling it the "Big Deal". Here's Steve Benen's comment on it.

Now I know everyone's in a good mood at the moment but maybe we're going a bit too far? I'd be willing to settle for the 'Good Deal' or even the 'OK Deal'.

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Post-Election Discussion by Campaign Leaders

Dec
04

Interesting post-Election discussion by campaign leaders in the Obama and Romney campaigns hosted by Harvard's Institute of Politics: 2012 Campaign Decision Makers Conference.

Axelrod generates a lot of heat in the 'Discussion of the Democratic Strategy' particularly versus the press ("difference between the world we inhabit and reality"). Sad comment on the times: to the question of something you didn't expect, answer: the strength (particularly financial) of the Super PACs. Not good.

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We Won But ...

Nov
12

The obvious take-away from last week's election was quite simply, 'We Won', or in the words of Rachel Maddow:

.... President Barack Obama, yes, will go down in history as our nation`s first African-American president. But he will also go down in history as the most successful Democratic presidential candidate since FDR.

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Canvassing in Cincinnati

Nov
05

Working the shifts banging on doors.

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Breaking: Another 'Right-leaning Newspaper' Endorses Obama!

Oct
27

Gee, I wonder which 'right-leaning' newspaper they mean?

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Collusion by Any Other Name

Oct
16

The Bloomberg editorial ('Romney’s Tax Plan: Secret or Just Nonsensical?') reminds us that we've been down the road of Bad Math before:

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Favorite Quote from the VP Debate

Oct
12

Personally I think people were as excessively positive about last night's VP Debate in Danville, KY as they were excessively negative about the first Obama-Romney debate last week. I came away from both thinking they were draws.

That doesn't mean there were no true shining moments. There were many. Here's my personal favorite :

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Irrational Exuberance Assigns Victory to Romney in 1st Debate

Oct
03

I'm not sure why so many pundits are declaring the first presidential debate a "victory" for Romney. Even TPM which usually has better judgement, gets into the act with the title of their report, "Romney Shines In Denver, Obama Camp Says So What"

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Campaign of Non-specifics

Sep
23

Andres Oppenheimer catches Romney promoting his signature agenda at the Univision forum in Miami:

Time and again, Romney responded with a promise to find a "permanent solution" to the immigration problem.

Problem is, he didn’t offer specifics, which amounts to offering a non-solution.

h/t dk

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GOP Foxes in the Hen House of Social Security and Medicare

Sep
22

I love how Republican candidates are running around the country presenting themselves as the true protectors of Social Security and Medicare. GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan just did it at an AARP confab where he claimed yet again that Obama wants to gut Medicare by $716 billion.

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