If the ‘Obamaphone’ doesn’t ring, it’s me.

The despised “Obamaphone” continues as Republicans’ whipping boy with more longevity than octogenarian publicity-seeking wobbly walker-borne missile Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio could hope for between Geritol shots.

Enter one Louisiana Sen. David “Diaper Boy” Vitter (R-D.C. Madam) into the fabled faux “Obamaphone” fray.  Oh, it’s just too ironic that the Federal Communications Commission low income telephone assistance subsidy expanded from traditional landline service to include wireless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.… [Read more]

The Bizarro World of Joe Biden, Where 1,000 School Resource Officers are *Not* Armed Guards

If you’ve never read Superman comics or watched “Seinfeld,” let me tell you a little about Bizarro World.

In Bizarro World, up is down, black is white, ugly is beautiful. Listening to the Google+ “Fireside Hangout” on Thursday afternoon with Vice President Joe Biden got me thinking about this inverted universe, where everything is the opposite of the real world.… [Read more]

Vote!

Enough said.… [Read more]

Weekly Wrap: Broadway Cares Enough to Say “One Term More”

Broadway Cares…and so do we. Tuesday’s presidential election is critical; it will determine if the citizens of this nation want to move backwards to a time of greater economic inequality, a perpetual ‘War on Women‘ and a renewed era of deregulation.

This election will chart a course. Americans must decide if they’re willing to move backwards to the ‘good old days‘ that weren’t good for everyone — or if they want to embrace the change that will help this nation grow and provide for its people.… [Read more]

Paul Ryan’s Ayn-Rand-Worldview Flunks the Foreign Policy Test

According to most media outlets, especially the spectacle of cable news, the best way to judge a political debate seems to be tantamount to judging a beauty pageant or American Idol contest without the musical talent evaluations. It’s all about presentation, facial expressions, what one is doing while the other is speaking, “looking presidential.” Numerous pundits have advised viewers to best take in the debate with their volume off.… [Read more]

Joe Biden — Dazzling!

Hey, Joe!  Your smile is so dazzling that the right wing is picking on you for it.

But we think it’s great. There are many, many ways to react outwardly to intentional lying. You could have rolled your eyes, looked to the sky or frowned with anger. But you smiled, which looks a whole lot better, and unless the person you’re smiling at is feeling terribly guilty, it shouldn’t be read as an insult.… [Read more]

Would I Lie To You?

This week’s Say It In Song pick is a Eurythmics hit. It came to mind because the recent presidential and vice presidential debates have made us ask that simple question…and apparently, if you’re Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan, the answer is a resounding yes.… [Read more]

‘Malarkey’ Is Not An ‘F-word’

“Hello, 9-1-1? There’s an old man beating a child on my TV.”   ~ Bill Maher

The debate moderator, ABC News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz’s decades as a respected professional journalist (and motherhood experience) kept the peace between squabbling pols and the tough questions flowing. No Fox News softballs or a first Presidential Debate open brawl which Jim Lehrer often was unable to keep on topic last week.… [Read more]

Biden vs. Ryan: The Rumble. Score One for Joe

Body language told the story tonight during the first and only vice presidential debate. For much of the debate, VP Biden showed what many of us felt: a head-shaking disappointment at Paul Ryan’s inability to be honest with the American people. Ryan lost on both foreign and domestic policy.

Ryan gave no real specifics on the economy and no specifics on tax policy.… [Read more]

The Biden-Ryan Debate: Here’s Hoping Biden Brings It

Make no mistake about it: despite Mitt Romney’s changed tone and policy flips during his debate with President Obama, the fact remains that although they will never state it directly, a major political party, the GOP, has built its platform on the backs of the poor, middle-class, civil servants, veterans, elderly, disabled, ‘working stiffs’ and ‘non-elite’ people of this nation — even though unemployment, poverty, illness and disability affects people of all political affiliations.… [Read more]

Romney’s Silence Speaks Volumes

Now that the Democratic National Convention has ended the next big thing to look forward to in the run up to the election is October’s presidential election debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney will go face to face three times in October. The first debate is set for October 3rd where domestic policy will be on the agenda in Denver.… [Read more]