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    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 »

    On Polls and Polling

    I do not believe the polls are all wrong. I do not believe there is some intentional, orchestrated campaign to suppress the GOP vote by showing Mitt Romney losing. I actually believe that Mitt Romney trails Barack Obama. I think Republicans putting their hopes in the polls all being wrong is foolish. But I also believe the polls are reflecting a bigger Democratic strength than | Read More »

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    25 Years of the Media Research Center

    25 Years of the Media Research Center

    In 1992, Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times wrote a story about President George H. W. Bush expressing surprise at a common supermarket checkout scanner. The story was picked up by major publications and editorialists across the country as a common narrative that George H. W. Bush, a World War II veteran, Ambassador to China, CIA Chief, Vice President, and President had grown out | Read More »

    President Obama Declares The Future Must Not Belong to Practicing Christians

    President Obama Declares The Future Must Not Belong to Practicing Christians

    In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, he’s just speaking bold | Read More »

    Before the Rooster Crows

    Before the Rooster Crows

    Here is the most profound insight of the week I can give you — in American politics, if a Republican candidate loses, the media blames it on the candidate being too conservative. If a Republican candidate wins, the media credits the candidate drifting toward the center. The only sure fire loser in American politics is the conservative movement, which is remarkable given the amazing success | Read More »