Romney’s Hypocrisy on Pakistan and Russia

Throughout most of his campaign, as well as during Monday’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney has taken strong, uncompromising stances on an array of countries for supporting terrorism or tyrannical actions and policies. Yet during Monday night’s debate, there was one country where Romney seemed to take a 360 on in regards to this “zero-tolerance” approach.

Despite illiberal policies and continued support for fanatical terrorist groups by factions of the government and military, Romney strongly warned against any type of weakening or severing of U.S.-Pakistani relations.… [Read more]

Before Election Day, a Look Back at the Debates: Did We Learn Anything New?

The third and final presidential debate is over. And, despite the idea that this was the time for the voting public to learn something new about the candidates, looking back all three debates it turns out that there was nothing new to learn. The same things were said over and over again, and it was the same talking points we’ve already heard before.… [Read more]

Stupid Questions: 28000 Series – Romney’s Chinese Taxes

You know how people say the only stupid questions are the ones not asked…

In this case stupid question are the ones unasked in the media, because we all know how smart people with “J-School” degrees are.  “J-Schools” are journalism schools that evidently teach their students about ethics and being smarter than everyone else about everything. … [Read more]

Romney’s “chick binder” mentality will pinch our lady parts

Aside from Mitt Romney’s bird problem – and what went largely unnoticed during the second presidential debate was his sneering jab at the Keystone pipeline, and his accusation that the Obama Administration launched a criminal action against the drilling:  “. . . 20 or 25 birds were killed and brought out a migratory bird act to go after them on a criminal basis” – he’s got a lady parts problem.… [Read more]

The Presidential Debates: Return of the Jedi

“Never underestimate the power of the Schwartz.” ~ Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, 1987

President Obama came out last night on Lon Gisland, Jedi knight light saber fully extended and swinging with the Force. Somebody ate their Wheaties.

CNN’s Candy Crawley, as moderator, expertly officiated last night’s brawl. Unlike the previous debate, the “Town Hall” format was more open and freewheeling.… [Read more]

Presidential Debate, Round 2, Part I.”What I’ve Tried to Do is Be Consistent.”

This is painful to watch. It’s so hard to listen to someone misrepresent what he will do with such aggression and no details.

President Obama set the tone for what was to come when he said, “What I’ve tried to do is be consistent.”

Tonight’s highly anticipated second presidential debate, moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley already had eyebrows raised even before it aired.… [Read more]

Time to Hang it Up.

The great and venerable Jim Lehrer has already declared that he’s hanging-up his gloves and will moderate no more Presidential debates after this year. Of course, some blame for the unruly fiasco that was this year’s first Presidential debate can be shared with President Obama. 

We all saw Mitt Romney ride roughshod over not only the well-specified rules of this particular debate, but over the truth as well.… [Read more]

Daily Beast Writer Declares ‘Mitt Romney Won the Week!’

HEY HEY! MITT ROMNEY WON THE WEEK!

IT’S TRUE. Says so RIGHT HERE on the Daily Beast! Mark McKinnon said so! And you know that someone who served as principal media adviser for hundreds of campaigns for candidates, companies, and causes, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong, and Bono (Sonny or Cher?) would NEVER lie about something so important.… [Read more]

Why Now? Because NOW Is the Time.

No matter what you think of the recent presidential debate, Mitt Romney’s ‘win’ shouldn’t overshadow one crucial point: this nation is not ready for Mitt Romney and the GOP to lead it. Trickle down economics has been debunked. The War on Women is real. The haves are stratospheres above the have nots, and more tax cuts for the wealthy would exacerbate the wealth inequality problem and widen the gap.… [Read more]

Who do you hate more? Changes in American Perceptions of Presidential Electability

When you go to the polls this November, what questions will you answer by placing your vote? What questions have you been asking yourself up to that day? A recent series of attack and defense ads drove home to me the point that we no longer care as a society about policy, or values, or credentials — the only thing that matters by voting day is that you as a voter have made a decision about who you hate more.… [Read more]

Were we expecting a first round knock-out?

Welcome to the first real presidential debate. Forget the gaggle of G.O.P. presidential primary debates. They were good for laughs, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry having problems counting to three, and “Pro-Life” ex-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)’s unease of the missus’ “Pre-you” six-year shack-up with an abortion provider Ob-Gyn. (The same doc, incidentally, who long ago brought wee Karen Santorum into the world.)

Debate moderator Jim Lehrer, from the PBS Romney said he wants to put on a naval brig bread and water diet, had an unenviable free-for-all executive brawl on his hands.… [Read more]

Let’s Hope the Debates Will Make Things Worse for Mitt

Perhaps it’s foul to put it quite that bluntly but, as is the case for many of us, election day can’t arrive soon enough. The campaign season seems endless; misleading ads, voter suppression efforts and full-throated lies may be what is expected but that doesn’t make it easier to endure. After all, while the follies go on there’s still a nation to run — and the more time we spend watching an extremely lackluster candidate who is supposed to represent the best that the ‘loyal opposition’ has to offer, it’s now just a matter of time and how disgusted the voting public can become.… [Read more]