Category Archives: 2012 Elections

What Obama Delivered & Why He Has to Go

Volumes have been written already about what Obama promised as a candidate and what he actually delivered as president. The cases are often myriad and confusing because there are so many broken promises and the multiple effects of his disastrous … Continue reading

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Grassroots vs. Astroturf

Kevin Drum: Obama’s Ground Game Advantage May Not Be As Big As It Looks There’s been a disconnect in the ground games of the major parties for some time. Democrats tend to rely on paid, professional operations, while Republicans rely … Continue reading

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You Might Be an Obamacrat

If you’re wearing a vagina-themed costume this Halloween, you might be an Obamacrat. If you cared enough to protest Gitmo in 2004, but not in 2012 (it’s still open, dork), you might be an Obamacrat. If you think Big Bird, … Continue reading

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Romney’s Paths to the Presidency

Read the tarot, watch the polls, study history, or check out inTrade; it doesn’t matter. None of that can give you any real insight into how this election will play out. That’s because polls aren’t what they used to be … Continue reading

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Lamest. Showdown. Ever.

Donald’s got nothing but a $5 million dollar offer. Gloria’s got a big bunch of nothing, too. No word yet on the gag order but Maureen is talking anyway. A big nothing-burger. Mitt Romney LIED under oath when he testified … Continue reading

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We have not yet begun to fight!

Reality bites Jonathan Chait: Romney Says He’s Winning — It’s a Bluff Romney is carefully attempting to project an atmosphere of momentum, in the hopes of winning positive media coverage and, thus, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Over the last week, … Continue reading

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It’s Over

My verdict? Romney is going to win. In the last presidential debate last night we saw a cool and collected Mitt Romney who projected competence for the position of Commander-in-Chief.  Having already set up his alpha bona fides in the … Continue reading

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My Spam Folder

The graphic above is an actual screenshot of my email spam folder, after I deleted the ads for Viagra, penis enlargement and Russian mail order brides. I do want to discuss the first one: Myiq2xu, Republican attempts to reduce voter … Continue reading

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The Hammer of Kraut: “It’s Unequivocal… Romney Won”

Real Clear Politics: Charles Krauthammer: I think it’s unequivocal, Romney won. And he didn’t just win tactically, but strategically. Strategically, all he needed to do is basically draw. He needed to continue the momentum he’s had since the first debate, … Continue reading

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And the winner is . . . Bob Shieffer!

No, seriously. For the first time in four debates, nobody is talking about the moderator: Bob Schieffer sets the standard Finally, the moderator isn’t the story. The cardinal rule of debate moderation is this: it isn’t about the moderator. But … Continue reading

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Post-debate reaction

I’m kinda drunk, but not as drunk as the first debate. What’s your take? What are you hearing from the stalking heads? All I know is I still hate Obama and Romney’s going to win.

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Debate Thread III

Iran supports Obama; fears Romney. Just sayin’. Keep the comments coming.

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Debate Open Thread

Round two of the debate threads. Fill it up!

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WTF? Three for the Trend?

They say that one incident is a fluke, two is a coincidence, and three is a trend. It might even be a conspiracy. So last night as I’m cruising around the intertubes, I stumbled upon this little report by Texas … Continue reading

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TAE: Lady Smarts & Parts

There are only three more episodes before election day, and we have an exciting line up for you tomorrow on This American Election! Jennifer Lee, an entertainment professional, feminist, and filmmaker, will be our special guest! Lee is currently working … Continue reading

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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

In football they call it a Hail Mary: Did Obama Give Gloria Allred’s Game Away? For several days, reports have circulated that attorney Gloria Allred–who always seems to surface when a Democrat is in trouble–is about to drop an “October … Continue reading

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Where Obots Come From

And they say science majors are for the smart kids: Surprise! ‘Undecided’ debate questioner at Tuesday’s debate declares for Obama In a shocking development, the 20-year-old exercise science major who led off Tuesday’s presidential debate seeking reassurance from the candidates … Continue reading

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Preference Cascade Underway?

Katrina Trinko: Romney Seven Points Ahead in Gallup Poll In today’s Gallup, Mitt Romney has a significant lead over President Obama among likely voters: seven points. Romney is at 52 percent to Obama’s 45 percent. So what’s going on? I … Continue reading

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Candy Crowley – Worst Moderator Ever

In the movie business they call it “foreshadowing.” My grandma would have said “You shoulda oughta seen that coming.” The campaigns apparently did, because they tried to stop it. But nobody puts Candy in a corner. Yesterday afternoon: Candy Crowley: … Continue reading

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Presidential Debate Drunk Klown Blog III – Last Call

This thread is for the post-debate reactions. My prediction was correct – I’m really hammered.

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