Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Every time you hear a Romney surrogate speak these days you are likely to hear a complain about how the media has a liberal bias. If by media you mean people who report facts, then yes: the media has a liberal bias because they report facts. Facts are something that Republicans have little regard for. For Republicans facts are something you tweak until they match their fantasy of how things are or should be. If your campaign strategy is that you will say whatever suits you, contrary to all empirical evidence, and if you openly state that you will not let fact-checkers dictate your campaign, then everything the media reports will look like it's biased against you. It's really that simple.
President Obama botched policy and communication in the first term. He was too timid on policy and failed to adequately communicate his accomplishments to the nation. You'd think he'd be in a hole too deep to dig himself out and win re-election. Unless... Unless his opponent dug an even deeper hole for himself every time he opens his mouth.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Those are not exactly Paul Ryan's words. His exact words (about the absence of the word God from the Democratic Party Platform) were:
It’s not in keeping with our founding documents, our founding vision. I’d guess you’d have to ask the Obama administration why they purged all this language from their platform. There sure is a lot of mention of government. I guess I would just put the onus and the burden on them to explain why they did all this, these purges of God.Kaili Joy Gray of the Daily Kos does a bang-up job of dissecting the latest (but not last) bit of pandering to the fringe by Paul Ryan, a man who truly has nothing to teach about god. To anyone.
Monday, September 03, 2012
Hunter of the Daily Kos is my favorite writer, and here's why (from "The Chronicles of Mitt"):
Today is apparently "Labor Day," according to my advisers. I had never heard of it, but from what I understand it is a day in which all the people of America cease their activities and live only on the earnings in their stock portfolios. I have done that with frequency, but I was never aware there was a special day to honor the practice.
OSHA budget goes up, number of fatal work injuries goes down. Republicans, of course, want to roll back regulations. I forget, what was that about the government being the problem, not the solution?