Congressman Paul Ryan loves to refer to himself as a “numbers guy.” Yet, when he’s asked to explain how his $480 billion tax cuts will be revenue neutral, he clams up. On Fox News, Ryan was asked to explain how $480 billion in tax cuts, of which $187 billion goes to the richest 1 percent,… Read more »
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On “Face the Nation” Sunday, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that Mitt Romney will lay out a plan during Wednesday’s debate to raise taxes on retirees, veterans and the working poor. Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer asked Christie about a video that’s surfaced of Romney slamming 47 percent of Americans who don’t… Read more »
In most presidential elections there’s one ad that stands out as The Ad. In 2004, that Swift boat rubbish knocked a weak John Kerry off his feeble game. I don’t recall one in 2008, Sarah Palin made it so easy for Obama, it wasn’t even necessary. In 2012, it’s this ad. The Obama campaign, using… Read more »
Oh, how sneaking, Mitt Romney releases his 2011 tax returns with a Friday news dump. His plan might work, maybe everyone will forget by Monday that he’s running for president and goosed his returns to bump his tax rate up above 14 percent. Maybe, but I doubt it. Here is the return. Mitt Romney 2011… Read more »
Let me get this straight. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is now running on a platform that retirees are a bunch of deadbeats who need to, “GET A JOB, SIR! THE BUMS LOST! THE BUMS WILL ALWAYS LOSE!” Social Security beneficiaries make up a big chunk of the 47 percent of the electorate who Romney says… Read more »
Here’s the full video of Romney yucking it up with his wealthy friends down in Boca Raton, Fl. when he said that he doesn’t give a rip about retired people, poor people, or anyone else who intends to vote for Obama. In other words, if Mittens wins in November, you don’t matter. That’s a hell… Read more »
I can’t say for certain that Romney is lying, he could just be wrong, but let’s assume that Romney is as brilliant as he claims to be. If that’s the case, Romney is a lying piece of garbage when he says 47 percent of Americans don’t pay federal income taxes and are therefore dependent on… Read more »
On her show last night, Rachel Maddow said that Monday was quite possibly the worst day in politics for the Mitt Romney campaign since the Romney got the nomination. “But that was even before the news broke late today of something that is likely to make things considerably worse for Mr. Romney and his campaign,”… Read more »
On Friday, The Rachel Maddow Show highlighted an interesting twist in this year’s presidential election. It appears that vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is actually palling around with terrorists — maybe. Remember in 2008, when then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists” because he knows William Ayers? On Friday,… Read more »
Reporter Matt Dixon has an excellent story in the Florida Times-Union about the impact draconian voter suppression laws are having on registering voters to vote. Read his story here. Check out his graph, it pretty much says it all.
On her show last night, Rachel Maddow provided some context to what’s happening in Libya, that is unfortunately unique in modern news media reporting. Maddow said that in order to understand what’s going in Libya, one has to understand what’s happened in al-Qaeda since Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011. After bin Laden’s… Read more »
On “Hardball” Tuesday, Chris Matthews made a point that in this election, for Republicans, it’s about hatred of President Obama more than it is a love affair with Mitt Romney. A recent CNN poll, highlights this point. When asked why Democrats and Republicans are voting for either Obama or Romney, here’s what respondents said. Among… Read more »
It’s pretty clear, based on eye witness accounts, that both World Trade Center towers were blown up. This doesn’t mean that 9/11 was necessarily an “inside job.” What it means is that someone placed explosives in the buildings before the planes struck the buildings. Given that terrorists attempted to demolish the World Trade Center towers… Read more »
On the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2011, MSNBC is re-airing the “The Today Show” and it’s complete coverage of this tragedy. The frantic coverage from NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw is chilling. Miklaszewski was in the Pentagon when it was attacked and was clearly shaken, but remained at professional as… Read more »
Republican Vice President candidate Paul Ryan was on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday. One of the first questions, Stephanopoulos asked Ryan was about his claim that a Romney administration would create 12 million new jobs. Stephanopoulos said that economists, such as those at Moody’s, are expecting 12 million new jobs regardless of who the president is, so… Read more »
Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” slammed Mitt Romney on Saturday, tweeting, “A real conservative would be winning now.” Scarborough, 49, a Republican and a former congressman from Florida said, “Romney will lose if he doesn’t dramatically change his strategy. Negative ads won’t substitute for conservative ideas.” Read this story on Examiner.com.
Here’s the debate schedule for this year’s presidential election. October 3, 2012 The first presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. eastern time at the University of Denver. The topic is to be domestic policy with host Jim Lehrer. The debate will focus on domestic policy and broken up into six time segment… Read more »
The New York Times likes to brag about how it’s the most amazing newspaper the world has ever known. And its New York Times Magazine is supposed to offer more depth then even the old gray lady can. But this article published today headlined “How Much Has Citizens United Changed the Political Game?” offers glib… Read more »
At just after 10 a.m., the Supreme Court ruling has announced that the court did not strike down the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. This is a huge win for President Obama and a major blow for Republicans. The court did strike down the mandatory Medicaid expansion at the state level.
I’ll be honest, until a few days ago, I didn’t know anything about this so-called “Fast and Furious” government program. Here’s what I know now that Republicans are apparently trying to destroy the career of Attorney General Eric Holder over this gun-smuggling, or “gunwalking,” program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In… Read more »