14 Sep 2012

Mitt Romney’s Lehman Moment?

Did Mitt Romney, in his ill timed and ill conceived commentary on the violence in North Africa, just doom his presidential aspirations the way John McCain did in 2008 when he said that the economy was on sound footing just as Lehman Brothers collapsed? In a twinkling of a political

12 Sep 2012

The G.O.P. and a Platform Built for the Past?

To hear the pundits and political professionals talk about it, this election is all about turning out a party’s base. That’s because there are few if any undecided voters left and the only undecided voters that count are the ones residing in a handful of swing states. That said the

29 Aug 2012

Paul Ryan Whistling Past Reality

I just finished watching Paul Ryan’s convention speech and I was dumbstruck by this supposed policy wonk’s complete and obvious ability to craft a speech that was so at variance to the facts and then expect the voters to take him seriously. Let’s take a look at some of what

21 Aug 2012

Who’s Beholden to Foreign Ideas?

Ever since Sarah Palin ran around proclaiming that Barack Obama is a “Socialist” there has been an unrelenting effort by the right to portray the president as someone beholden to foreign ideas. Whether it flows from the fever swamp of right wing media or from the lips of Mitt Romney

13 Aug 2012

Romney Rolled by the Far Right?

Oh well, it looks like someone broke the Etch-A-Sketch. After being hagridden for the past few weeks by the talking heads of America’s far right from Rush Limbaugh to Sean Hannity to Ann Coulter to finally Laura Ingraham who said “I might be the skunk at the picnic, but I’m

02 Jun 2012

Romney Worrying About Millions But Not Billions

Mitt Romney’s supposed essential selling point to the American electorate is that his experience in the private sector uniquely qualify him to replace Barack Obama in the White House next January. Romney and his supporters have repeatedly said that Romney’s business acumen stand in stark contrast to Obama’s lack of

11 May 2012

Mitt Romney’s Disturbing Selective Amnesia

Seems that Mitt Romney may be suddenly suffering from a disturbing bout of selective amnesia, apparently he can’t remember having led an attack on another student at his prep school, one John Lauber, where Romney himself cut off the poor soul’s hair. You see Lauber was a nonconformist who apparently

09 May 2012

The Worst Jobs Record Of Any Governor In America

Remember back in February, at the height of the controversy surrounding public employee unions in Wisconsin, the idea was trotted out that Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union efforts were part and parcel of a broader, bolder economic vision that would lead to growth and prosperity in the Badger State? Now one

01 May 2012

Desperately Denying Reality

Over the past few days we’ve witnessed a barrage of criticism aimed at Barack Obama for his comments on, and a televised feature commemorating, the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. Mitt Romney and many of his allies on the right initially tried to downplay, minimize or spin the political

26 Apr 2012

True Republican Mavericks?

Retiring Republican Senator from Maine,  Olympia Snowe seems to be taking a parting shot at the right wing extremism currently infecting the G.O.P. She recently said that she will not necessarily give her $2.36 million dollar war chest to another Republican. Quoting an article from the Kennebec Journal “outgoing Sen. Olympia