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    The American Political Press’s Psycho Moment

    The American Political Press's Psycho Moment

    I was too hard on Chuck Todd in my earlier post. I apologize to him for it. My point was not to brow beat Chuck Todd, but many people took it as such. I have to conclude I failed to convey the extent of my point because in focusing as I did on Chuck Todd and his remark, I overshadowed the substance of his remark. | Read More »

    A Look at Chuck Todd and Conspiratorial Media Incest

    A Look at Chuck Todd and Conspiratorial Media Incest

    I got a great laugh out of this Chuck Todd near meltdown on Meet the Depressed the other day. His voice quivered in moral outrage over Jack Welch suggesting something was up with the unemployment numbers last Friday. Chuck Todd proclaimed, “What we’re doing, we’re corroding trust in our government in a way, and one time responsible people are doing to control it. And the | Read More »

    Joe Walsh For Congress

    Joe Walsh For Congress

    Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) is the real deal. He is a true conservative of principle. And he will not back down. He not just votes right on these issues, as a freshman member of Congress he has led on numerous Conservative priorities including leading our balanced Budget Amendment fight. Yes there are other Conservative Members like Joe who fight the good fight, and fortunately for | Read More »

    Democrats Freak Out About Ohio

    The Democrats are in a full on freak out over Ohio. Harry Reid is giving his Super PAC $250,000.00 to run ads attacking Josh Mandel.MoveOn.org is sending out emails rallying its members to support Democrats in Ohio.Now Senator Bennet of Colorado is sending out emails to his supporters with the subject line “Buckeye for a day.”In the email, Bennet writes: If special interest groups can | Read More »

    Todd Akin Can Win. The NRSC Will Cut Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face in Missouri.

    Todd Akin Can Win.  The NRSC Will Cut Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face in Missouri.

    In 2010, the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent a great deal of time and energy portraying conservatives as the reason the GOP did not take back the Senate. They blamed Jim DeMint for Sharon Angle’s win, though he chose not to supporter her in the primary. They blamed Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin for Christine O’Donnell’s win, though they endorsed a week before the primary | Read More »

    The Obama Campaign Processed This Donation

    The Obama Campaign Processed This Donation

    Here now is the screenshot of what Barack Obama’s campaign processed as a donation to the campaign. This would not have happened had the Obama campaign taken basic steps to verify credit card information. But, as always, Team Obama relied on someone else to fix their mess — the bank. Had basic checks been implemented, this donation would have been rejected. Keep in mind that | Read More »

    I Donated to Barack Obama

    I Donated to Barack Obama

    The President has come under fire for the shoddy verification processing his campaign does for donations. In light of this Newsweek story about the Illegal-Donor loophole with Team ObamaA while back, among conservatives, it was even a story that he was doing this shoddy credit card verification for overseas donors.So, after talking with some lawyers about the process, etc. I donated to Barack Obama. Sort | Read More »

    If The Election Were Held Today, Mitt Romney Would Win

    If The Election Were Held Today, Mitt Romney Would Win

    Just under a month ago, I noted to much criticism that were the election held that day Mitt Romney would lose. The right did not like it, but it was the simple truth. At the time, Romney was flailing about badly without a coherent message. I wrote that he could turn it around, but at that time he had not. Well, who knew Mitt Romney’s | Read More »

    The Books Weren’t Cooked. Obama’s Recovery Is Just Crap.

    I don’t think it is healthy for conservatives to scream that both the polls and the jobs report are cooked. I think we can agree there may be statistical errors in both, but I think Phil Klein has the best take on why the jobs number may not be terribly off, but why it is not a good thing. And I think instead of screaming | Read More »

    On Eye Contact and God-Kings

    On Eye Contact and God-Kings

    On Wednesday night, Mitt Romney was respectful of Barack Obama when Barack Obama challenged him. Mitt Romney looked Barack Obama in the eye when Barack Obama challenged Romney. He kept a smiling demeanor to his challenge in the room. Wednesday night, Mitt Romney was the challenge in the room for Barack Obama and Barack Obama would not look at him. Barack Obama kept his head | Read More »

    Bam! Slam! Pow! Crash! BOOM!

    Bam! Slam! Pow! Crash! BOOM!

    There was a surreal moment after the debate last night. On CNN, the polling went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney among debate watchers. Basically two-thirds of the American public who watched the debate claimed Romney won. A majority claimed Romney was with them on taxes, the economy, healthcare, their views of government, etc. He dominated. A CBS poll of undecided voters who watched the debate mirrored | Read More »

    HOLY COW!!!

    HOLY COW!!!

    Mitt Romney’s operating system has clearly been updated to ass kicker mode. He drew out Barack Obama’s thin skin and petulant side. He wouldn’t look at Romney. He stumbled. He took more time than Romney because he stumbled over his uh’s and um’s. The professor got beat by the Governor. Where the heck did that come from?! James Carville says Romney looked like he wanted | Read More »

    Follow the Debate

    he Romney campaign has made it easy. You can follow the Romney responses to the Great Debate in this embedded widget. They’ll be doing a lot on twitter too.

    Obama’s Talking Points About Tonight

    Remember that story the other day about Romney and the “zingers” for the debate? It struck me as more the Obama campaign pushing a story than anything real from the Romney camp. Below are the talking points the Obama camp is circulating this morning to get their surrogates ready for the media discussion. Note their use of the “zingers” bit among other things. Also, let’s | Read More »

    Elspeth Reeve Manufactures More Moral Outrage

    A friend sent over this ridiculous piece at the Atlantic, which is increasingly becoming BuzzFeed without the GIFs. The piece is written by Elspeth Reeve and goes high on moral outrage that the “Obamaphone” video is racist.It’s racist, you are a racist, and if you don’t think you are racist or the video is racist, well that’s just further proof you are racist.Elspeth Reeve is | Read More »