Thursday, October 11, 2012
"In Appalachian coal country, Romney is now viewed with nearly as much suspicion as Obama -- and that may be the story of the 2012 election." http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/10/meet-the-ohio-voters-who-are-killing-romneys-campaign/263061/
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
FROM THE DAILY BEAST: When the guy leading the way falls down, you pick him up. What you don't do is stop, unzip your fly and piss all over him. How did the right wing react when Bush the Younger looked like he'd been drugged in that first debate with John Kerry? Did they run around screaming and rending their garments in despair? Did they amplify the bad debate performance by publicly excoriating Bush over and over and over again? Did they turn into pissy little bitches, willing to throw everything away in a fit of juvenile disappointment? No. They put their head down and kept fighting. As poorly as the President may have performed in that debate, far worse has been the narcissistic pouting from you and Jon Stewart and everybody else. Barack Obama is not now and never has been a savior. It is not his holy mission to rescue us from Mitt Romney and the GOP. We are the masters of our collective fate. We our the captains of our national soul. If we're willing to hand the wheel over to a guy spouting economic gibberish and a return to Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld foreign policy, it is not Barack Obama's fault because he gave a shitty debate performance. Democracy cannot survive if we must rely on someone to save us from ourselves.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
From Daniel Larison: The real question is: why did he wait until now? It would have been much easier to repudiate his comments from the video weeks ago and minimize the damage they have caused. Doing so now makes Romney seem as opportunistic as ever. It is only after the damage has been done and he realizes that the comments are dragging him down that he casts them aside. On almost every issue, Romney gives the impression that everything is negotiable, and his commitment at any given moment doesn’t mean much of anything. One week, he’s supposedly the scourge of government dependency, and the next he abandons that line of attack entirely. Romney demonstrates on an almost daily basis that he can’t be trusted. Even when he is correcting obvious mistakes, he gives people reason to doubt him.