Category Archives: POTUS

More video from Romney fundraisers

Mother Jones just released several videos of Romney talking to donors at a private fundraiser and the general consensus is that they are devastating to Romney. In the video, Romney says: There are 47 percent of the people who will … Continue reading

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Holy crap. I’m at a loss…

The United States Consulate in Libya was attacked last night and 4 Americans were killed, including our ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. This is a horrifying tragedy. It used to be that we came together as a country at times … Continue reading

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If I could just weigh in quickly…

As Wiesman mentioned in his 9/11 post, the anniversaries of great national tragedies these days do nothing so much as give professional writers occasion to hand-wring about whether or not those tragedies should be used to make political points.  If … Continue reading

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September jobs report: bad time for bad news

As the title suggests, the jobs report released by the BLS today wasn’t very good. I’m sure conservatives are very sad about this because they would never ever root for America to fail for their own gain. Total nonfarm payroll … Continue reading

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DNC day three reaction: making the case

This will be a bit shorter than the previous two reaction posts because I also want to talk about today’s jobs report, and what it might mean. After two incredibly emotional and uplifting days, it may have been understandable if … Continue reading

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DNC day two reaction: the Big Dog speaks

This almost seems unfair. So the DNC held the second day of its convention in Charlotte last night and, in my opinion, surpassed what they had already achieved on day one. The night got off to a rocky start with … Continue reading

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DNC day one reaction

Wow. Well, it wasn’t boring, at least not if you’re a Democrat. I’ve been watching the political conventions for 24 years now and I was not expecting the emotional night that the Democrats put on last night in Charlotte. Yes, … Continue reading

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What is this… I don’t even…

Okay, look. I sat down last night ready to watch the last night of the RNC and to make some notes on what Romney spoke about so that I could write about it this morning. There was a plan. It … Continue reading

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On Paul Ryan, the Republican VP Nominee

So. Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s Vice-Presidential nominee. What do we make of this? To be honest, I don’t like this move at all, and not just because Paul Ryan is one of those god-awful Republicans who pretends to … Continue reading

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August jobs report: more new jobs, but unemployment rises

It’s the first Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday of the month and so the BLS has once again released the monthly jobs report. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 163,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was essentially … Continue reading

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