Monthly Archives: January 2012

Romney’s $103,000 Contributors vs Obama’s $55 Contributors

The SuperPAC finance reports are finally out. Any doubt that they’re horrible for democracy and a boon to plutocracy should be put to rest by just a quick perusal of the report of Restore Our Future, the SuperPAC aligned with … Continue reading

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Why Is Rick Santorum Still in the Race?

While I find his politics loathsome, one would have be churlish beyond belief to not feel bad for Rick Santorum; let’s hope his daughter Bella regains her health and is able to leave the hospital soon. Santorum is doing the … Continue reading

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South Carolina: The Irony Primary of the IOKIYAR Primary?

From Public Policy Polling: Newt Gingrich heads into South Carolina election day as the clear front runner in the state: he’s now polling at 37% to 28% for Mitt Romney, 16% for Rick Santorum, and 14% for Ron Paul. Gingrich’s … Continue reading

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The Republicans’ Financial Catastrophe, AFSCME Edition

AFSCME is getting in to the fun with a TV ad skewering Mitt Romney on his record at Bain Capital. And they’re serious about it: they’re buying a million dollars worth of airtime in Florida. Florida is, of course, a … Continue reading

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Mitt’s “Real Streets of America”

Tonight, in the last Republican debate before the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney described himself as having lived on “the real streets of America.” Mitt Romney, billionaire son of governor and corporate CEO, student at Stanford, Brigham Young and Harvard, … Continue reading

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The Republicans’ Financial Catastrophe, $362,000 Is “Not Very Much” Edition

From February 2010 through February 2011 Mitt Romney received $362,000 for giving speeches. According to Romney, that’s “not very much.” I played around with numbers a bit this morning to point out ways in which $362,000 is in fact quite … Continue reading

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Bain Decapitator

Mitt Romney, defending his predations while at Bain: “In the general election I’ll be pointing out that the president took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler — closed factories, closed dealerships laid off thousands and thousands of workers — … Continue reading

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