Big Bird vs. Coal
“If you don’t have a record to run on… you make a big election about small things.” – Barack Obama, 2008. In 2008, Barack Obama made the above comment. In 2012, he is proving it to be true, attempting to refocus this year’s presidential election on the weighty topic of… Big Bird. But while Obama attempts to eke out a win by spotlighting a muppet, | Read More »
(Video) Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter: Guy
Ed Perlmutter is a lot of things to a lot of people. After catching up with some of his supporters to find out why they liked him so much, the folks at Revealing Politics made a video in his honor. There’s no telling if this complex record will help him against Republican challenger, Joe Coors. Follow @BenHowe
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Democrat Congressional Candidate Tussles with Cameraman & Takes Camera
In the world of politics, trackers have become a part of campaign life. Sometimes they are professionals and sometimes they are concerned citizens who are simply filming and happen to catch something on camera. YouTube has become the stomping grounds for pushing video out that reveals sides of politicians that they’d rather the public didn’t see. Yet, amazingly enough, these candidates never seem to accept | Read More »
Government Finds New Ways to Perpetuate the Bailouts of Fannie & Freddie
The cost of the bailouts seems never-ending and more of the mounting evidence that it didn’t work, like a bailout recipient laying off 16,000 workers this year, continue to make the news. Tied to the root cause of the financial meltdown of 2007-2008, are mortgage giants Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae in light of their penchant for bundling sub-prime mortgage securities in the years preceding | Read More »
(Video) Rep. Perlmutter Supporters Have No Clue Why They Support Rep. Perlmutter
With all the talk of polling and issues that are important to voters, Caleb Bonham at Revealing Politics decided to ask some people in Colorado why they support their Democrat congressman, Ed Perlmutter. The answers varied but all boiled down to one thing: they have no idea why they support him, they just do. Perhaps it’s time for Ed to worry less about how | Read More »
College Voters for Obama Agree: Free Stuff is Awesome (Video)
Like wildfire across the internet, the debate over the great secret video of 2012 has conquered the media. Many are taking great offense at the notion that 47% of voters are either dependent on the government or support policies of dependency. So what do the youth of America think? They don’t know. They’re too busy waiting to find out if Obama will pay off their | Read More »
What do Teachers Unions Want? (Video)
Today, after a week of protesting, the Chicago Teachers Union will meet with the school district to determine if their new contract will meet their expectations in order to end their strike. The protestors are just average folks doing what their unions are convincing them is right: go out and protest for your “rights.” The inconvenient facts about there being no substantive reason to go | Read More »
Why Does Barack Obama Want Re-election So Badly?
I think this video pretty adequately describes where the president’s priorities are. Follow @BenHowe
Jay Carney: These Protests are About Video, Not Directed at U.S.
The administration continues its insistence that burning the American flag and screaming “death to America” does not indicate that the global protests and embassy assaults are directed at the United States specifically. He also claims there was no advanced warning of the attacks despite evidence to the contrary. No advanced warning? CNN: A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on | Read More »
GM is Alive and the Volt is Dead.
One of the talking points that Obama’s reelection campaign has been pushing is that “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive!” It’s fair to say that the success of GM is a pretty important linchpin to his reelection case. Something that Obama has not been running on is his failed attempts to force his green dreams on an unwilling public. You won’t see him | Read More »
Cigarette Taxes Could Go Global
Recently, I wrote about how the World Health Organization (WHO) was giving New York City Mayor and Anti-Big Gulp Crusader Michael Bloomberg an assist in his “all your decisions are belong to us” initiatives. Well… as the WHO continues to press countries to raise their tobacco taxes (first China, now the Philippines) and continues to advocate for a “Solidarity Tobacco Contribution” to fund WHO activities | Read More »
VIDEO: MSNBC says Romney Statement on Libyan Crisis Was a “Bad Mistake” and “Irresponsible”
Late last night, the Romney campaign released this statement about the crisis in Libya: “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” –Mitt | Read More »
Obama Does Radio Interview on 9-11. No Mention of 9-11.
The headline speaks for itself. I tried hard not to get political today, but sometimes you have to call out insensitivity when you see it. It started with Joe Biden’s reference to Flight 93 as a “bittersweet” memory (though some are giving him the benefit of the doubt on that one) and then it was The Onion joking about 9-11 on their site and twitter | Read More »