Anyone descending to Earth from Mars to view last night’s presidential debate would come away with the impression that rich people are free loaders and swindlers who pay no taxes, while the poor/middle-class shoulder the lion’s share of the tax burden. Obama incessantly repeated the fallacy that the rich don’t play by the rules. Anyone who lives on planet Earth should be asking, “what planet | Read More »
For the past couple of months I’ve been under attack from users here and conservatives elsewhere for refusing to believe the polls were rigged. I’ve certainly agreed they’ve been weighted too much for the Democrats and were, consequently, wrong, but I have never thought it was intentional. I saw no sense whining about it as it just makes conservatives sound unhinged and detached from reality. | Read More »
To me, the Facebook IPO is a perfect metaphor for the Barack Obama Economy. It has the awesome sales-pitch. Everybody is excited and nobody had better dare talk it down. All the experts touted the cutting-edge science explaining why it was the best idea for the current situation. Then, we’ll let Christina Romer explain bluntly* what exactly happened next.
…while at the same time eviscerating Barack Obama. Below are two video clips, and the relevant transcript. I created a shorter and a longer version: some people like the thirty second clips, and some people want the full version for full effect. Also, note that I’ve cut out the bit where Romney hammered Obama for lying about Romney’s contraception position, and the bit where Obama | Read More »
Last night, during the second Presidential debate, President Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in one of the most heated exchanges of the campaign yet. When asked by an audience member about the lack of enhanced security in Benghazi prior to the attack on the Libyan embassy, President Obama stammered through a lame response that ultimately failed to address the question.
In less than 2 weeks, Ukraine will hold a historical election with 36.7 million registered voters going to the polls. Their parliament, Verkhovna Rada, recently adopted a new electoral law that is more in line with international standards and builds on Ukraine’s successful efforts to move towards Westernization. The election, set for October 28th, will be a mixed voting system with 250 members of Verkhovna | Read More »
Last night Barack Obama claimed that he had attributed the Benghazi attack to terrorism. This is a shameless lie. Both the video and the transcript prove Obama blamed the Mohammed video and “senseless violence.”
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss last night’s presidential debate, Romney’s missed opportunities, how Candy Crowley helped Obama on Libya, and what to expect from the final debate next week.
I think Mitt Romney won the debate, but not by much. He flubbed a few good opportunities to really score decisive blows on the President, but definitely drew more blood. The CNN polling and CBS News polling confirm it. While more thought Barack Obama won the debate, largely because his last performance was so bad, clear majorities outside the margin of error thought Mitt Romney | Read More »
Realistically, very few presidential debates have the kind of clear-cut winner that the first Romney-Obama debate did. It’s more productive to look at what each candidate came looking to accomplish. Romney: Romney came in tonight with three main goals. One, he wanted to repeat his strong showing from the first debate. He did that – he was vigorous, authoritative, and came across as the same | Read More »
One of the most talked about moments in tonight’s debate was when Candy Crowley “fact checked” Mitt Romney on Libya. Make no mistake, this was an attempt to cover for President Obama, who has been bleeding on the issue all week. However, when confronted about it after the debate, she started to backtrack. Of course, I’m with RedState founder Joshua Treviño: PROTIP: Correct yourself onscreen, | Read More »
Tonight, the President will try to come back from a bad debate performance against Mitt Romney one mile up in Denver with a town hall debate in Long Island, NY. This will be roughly at sea level, so the God-King should be okay altitude wise. The question is whether he’ll be okay attitude wise. The stakes are high and the Democrats are not confident. Personally, | Read More »
Former White House counsel associate Scott Coffina accused U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar of violating the Hatch Act during a recent campaign trip to Colorado. The Colorado Observer broke the story of the possible Hatch Act violation today. Salazar, along with Sen. Udall, Sen. Bennet, and Gov. Hickenlooper participated in an RV tour of Colorado in support of President Obama’s reelection.