Rick Santorum finally had his moment on the RNC convention stage, all b.
Written with Bernard A.
On Wednesday, Jonathan Cohn asked if Paul Ryan's address was "The Most Dishonest Convention Speech ... Ever?" Now that Mitt Romney had his turn, I decided to answer the question.
Mitt Romney laid out his case to the American people last night. The speech was long, bloated with the sleep inducing poll tested patriotic treacle and banal pieties that have become inescapable on these occasions. Mitt Romney campaigns in prose, with a mind given to power point not poetry.
When we turned on the TV to watch the Republican Convention this evening we saw what appeared to be a hyperactive GOP advance man gesticulating from the stage.
[My guest blogger today is Rob Levine. Rob is a Minneapolis-based researcher whose writing focuses on the media, conservative philanthropy and education. His writing can be found at the Cucking Stool blog.]
This Republican convention is the convention that assumes (hopes) that everyone has amnesia and will forget .
Their opponents shouldn't be too quick to call Republicans "crazy." It makes more sense to employ that time-honored investigative principle: Follow the money. Sure, they've said crazy things -- in their speeches and in their official platform. But crazy?
Where can we find one of those "new ideas" we keep hearing about, the ones that the supposedly "serious" Paul Ryan brings to the Presidential ticket? Not in their plan to turn us into a nation without Medicare.
How's this for a radical, anti-American statement? The Republican Party's draft platform mocks American workers' pensions as useless artifacts which were "born in an old industrial era beyond the memory of most Americans."
The presence of scandal-ridden accounting firms on Mitt Romney's fundraising list got me to thinking: What do they expect to get for their money? And why does the accounting profession seem to be so riddled with corruption? And it reminded me of something that happened years ago.
Come the revolution, rich, white, male conservatives will be the only people left who can "play the race card" and get away with it. Actually, that revolution is already here.
Ok, this is just getting ridiculous now: Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.
China's official media expressed concerns this week that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is using incendiary, militaristic, "Cold War" language that could serious harm relations between China and the United States.
What defines Mitt Romney's Republican Party? In his keynote address to the Republican convention, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie argued that this is the party of "hard truths," ready to tackle our debt and deficits.
Now that the presidential tickets are set, it’s time for the candidates to get specific about problems and solutions critical to our economic recovery and future prosperity.
What does the (draft) Republican Platform say about creating jobs? The meat of the plan is to do the infrastructure projects they have been blocking! The Record Let's look at the jobs proposals in the (draft) Republican platform.
Mitt Romney's out there with yet another whopper. Since Obama became President Senate Republicans have filibustered almost everything, but Romney said, "He got every piece of legislation he wanted passed, and it didn’t work." Wow.
The rich, those born sucking silver spoons like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, really are different from the middle class.
"He who trusts in his riches will fall ... He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind" - Proverbs 11
Since forever, the Republican message is STILL "Dems take your money and give it to black people." Doesn't change. Doesn't have to. It's OUR fault. Since Forever
What do Marie Antoinette and one Bill Koch have in common?
Written with Michael Winship. Originally posted at Bill Moyers.Com.
This isn't as far-fetched as it seems:
The author is the Director of Public Policy for POGO (Project On Government Oversight)
The national leader of one of America's feistiest unions is aiming to expand the economic fairness debate. He's proposing a cap on incomes at the top that rises only if incomes at the bottom rise first.
Mitt Romney (or someone) writes (or writes for him) in Murdoch/Al-Waleed's Wall Street Journal, that lessons he learned at Bain Capital will help him turn the country around if he is elected President. Is he right?
Every day we rise and tell ourselves this will be a good day, free of that unique combination of predation, self-pity, mediocrity and disingenousness which characterizes the modern bank executive. And every day somebody proves us wrong.
Move over John Derbyshire. Make room for Kevin D.
This week's Public Policy Polling poll showing Republican Sen. Scott Brown opening up a 5-point lead over Consumer Financial Protection Bureau architect Elizabeth Warren will certainly be a wake-up call to her campaign and her supporters. But will she, and we, draw the right lessons?
The following is a short version of the visionary report "Prosperity Economics" by Jacob S.
Last week the Obama administration announced a new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, Ohio.
Well, if you ask the National Republican Senatorial Committee ... Good morning –
Next week the Republicans hold their convention.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
She's baaaaa-aaaack! The Romney/Ryan campaign has resurrected Reagan's "Welfare Queen." It would be laughable, if they weren't serious, if the stakes weren't so high, and if there weren't so likely to get away with it.
The Romney strategy of offering few or no details about anything lets him be everything to everyone, while denying anything that could be a problem. So we are all left to guess. It's the case with his tax returns -- and its the case with his tax plan.