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    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

    The 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 »

    Trent Lott Was Unavailable for Comment

    Trent Lott Was Unavailable for Comment

    I think this Tucker Carlson exclusive is damning. But it is damning not of Barack Obama. Conservatives already knew who he really was and is. The video is damning of the media. The media created the post-racial narrative of Barack Obama. The media invested its energies in it. Sure, they got an assist from the Obama campaign, but it was the media. Tonight, Tucker Carlson’s | Read More »

    Media Malpractice

    Media Malpractice

    I think I have been more than fair to the media and their polling. I accept that Romney is a bit behind, but acknowledge that a number of polls have a higher Democratic margin than the turn out in 2008. I think it is unfortunate that major media players would rather insult conservatives who take issue with that then explain why it is so and | Read More »

    The Law Means Nothing

    It is the law that sequestration will happen at the first of the year. It is the law. It is not a hypothetical scenario. As of right now, it is absolutely, positively the law. Defense contractors will be seriously impacted by the sequestration cuts. No one doubts this. It is the law. It is also actually, absolutely, and positively the law that certain employers, including | Read More »

    The Marriage Question, Romney’s Polling, and Bibi’s Red Sharpie

    The Marriage Question, Romney's Polling, and Bibi's Red Sharpie

    You know that 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce right? Every time gay marriage comes up, that data point comes up. Fifty percent of married couples get divorced. If heterosexual couples value marriage so little, why should they stand in the way of gay couples who really will value it as a civil right?You know that evangelical Christians in the United | Read More »

    Doom, Gloom, and Polls

    Both sides in Campaign 2012 have a very unhealthy fixation on daily tracking polls. The media is using the polls as an excuse to not cover the growing disaster in Libya and instead focus on Romney. The right is using the polls as a tool to reinforce their disgust with the media. It is getting so bad, some are even now accusing RealClearPolitics of gaming | Read More »

    Welcome Rush

    Big changes are coming to my home base for radio, WSB in Atlanta. I started out in 2011 going from 9 to midnight. Within a month I moved up to 7 to 10. Then I moved to 6 to 9. When Adam Goldfein moved over to weeknights, my show went 6 to 8. Well, starting next week, I’m going to fill up evening drive time | Read More »