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Disrespecting An American President

When President Barack Obama took the stage at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the first thing that struck me was the fact that Mr. Stewart would not be seated before the President. He just wouldn’t sit down until President Obama had seated himself. It was a genuine gesture. Not one of fealty to a […]

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Romney’s 27 Lies

William J. Bennett published an opinion piece on the CNN web site this morning titled “Romney is Not a Liar“, in which he defended not one of Romney’s assertions during the first debate, but rather used the opportunity to attack President Obama. In Bennett’s scary world, the fact that Mitt Romney is widely regarded as […]

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The Presidential Debate, October 3, 2012

In the lead-up to the first presidential debate of 2012, I’ve been warning people not get too cocky about President Obama’s chances. Americans have watched the Romney campaign repeatedly shoot itself in the foot and had generally began to assume that Mitt Romney was an idiot who could barely tie his shoes. The reality, however, […]

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Will Romney’s “47 Percent” Statement Hurt Him?

Unless you’ve been in a cave, you’ve no doubt heard the clip of Mitt Romney stating before a room full of millionaires at a $50,000 per plate private fundraiser that “there are 47 per cent who are with him [meaning President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe […]

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“Pants On Fire” Lies From The Romney Campaign

A statement by a Facebook friend led me to participate in an unexpected debate. She had commented upon a “Pants on Fire” rating by PolitiFact which questioned the Romney campaign’s assertions that President Obama is ending the work requirement in welfare. She said, “This is a… LIE that the Romney campaign continues to perpetuate claiming […]

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Mitt Romney vs Fact-Checkers: The Welfare Law Dispute

I’ve been amazed at the brazen lies the Romney campaign has trotted out on a daily basis. Every night when I sit down to watch some television and unwind, I find myself staring at the screen with my jaw literally dropped open. Twenty years ago (hell, ten years ago) a politician who stood up and […]

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Romney Campaign Said to Ask Scott to Downplay Economic Gains To Hurt Obama

Michael C. Bender, 2012 Bloomberg News June 21 (Bloomberg) — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the […]

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