OK. Let me get this straight. The Republicans are still in shock.The crazed teabaggers are threatening to rip the GOP apart. Wednesday, the political direct-mail pioneer Richard Viguerie gathered a group of disenchanted conservatives for a news confer… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Teabaggers
I've been so busy celebrating Obama's big victory, that I haven't been able to do this story justice.For it too was an amazing victory, and a tribute to all those gay Americans who never gave up the struggle despite one bitter defeat after … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Gay People and their Straight Friends
Oh boy. I know I shouldn't gloat about what happened to Mitt Romney and his Teabaggers, who were soooooooo sure they were going to win, they are now in astate of shock and awe.Or in the sixth stage of the five stages of grief, and in terrible, terr… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Teabaggers and the Youth Vote
If you think the big winners of Tuesday night’s election were Barack Obama and the Democrats, you’re wrong. Journalist, opinion writer, and author of two books on progressive politics, Amanda Marcotte, argues, convincingly, that the big … . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. Election 2012: There Was a War on Women, and the Women Won
Oh boy. I don't know how to say this, but I feel I almost owe Mitt Romney an apology. For while it's true that he's a shameless huckster who lied so much he almost fooled enough Americans into making him President. Which scared the bejee… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Mitt Romney and the Con Cicadas
Wow. What an amazing night. It's hours after it ended and I still can't believe it.How Obama knocked Mitt Romney off his White Horse, and sent him back to Bain Capital riding backwards on a burro.For as even David Frum admitted "This isn&#… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Obama and the Wailing of the Cons
Canada’s Official Opposition, the New Democrats, prefers to see Barack Obama re-elected as U.S. President rather than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told reporters in Montreal on Sunday that he “hopes to work wi… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s New Democrats prefer Obama re-election
by GlobScan A new 21-nation poll for BBC World Service indicates that citizens around the world would strongly prefer to see Barack Obama re-elected as US President rather than his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The poll of 21,797 people, conducted… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Globally, Obama Overwhelmingly Preferred to Romney: Poll
Lordy. I must admit that I didn't think Mitt Romney's deep involvement with the Mormon Church should be an issue in the U.S. election campaign.For compared to all his other liabilities, and character defects, or his many crass sermons in the Temple of the One Percent, it seemed so trivial.And besides in religion-crazy America, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Mitt Romney and the Mormon Question
It's hard not to see what's happening in the United States as anything less than a slow-motion horror show.A nation reeling from the catastrophe of Hurricane Sandy.A presidential election too close to call.National opinion polls suggest the race for the popular vote in Tuesday's election is so close that only a statistically insignificant point . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Mitt Romney and the Zombie Apocalypse
A real head shaker of a column today from David Brooks as the U.S. campaign enters its last week: “The Upside of Opportunism.” Basically, Brooks writes that Romney is more likely to get stuff done if he’s elected President because Republicans in the House will go along with him. And Democrats in the Senate will . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Brooks with a stinker column
It's been a living nightmare. The dirtiest election I've ever seen.An election corrupted by Big Money, two billion dollars worth of attack ads, and more Big Lies than you can count.A frightening spectacle of a country so bitterly divided, it's eating itself alive.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Big Storm and My American Nightmare
Not going to talk about climate change during the U.S. presidential election? Mother Nature may be taking her revenge, in the form of the storm bearing down on the U.S. east coast and which will affect many here in eastern Canada. Joe Romm has some of the science explaining how the warming climate is manifesting . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Mother Nature weighs in
He wanted it. Yes. Very persuasive closer there. I felt emotion from Obama tonight, as I did in the second debate as well.
This one seemed a little more enjoyable than the other two. There was no awkward mano-a-mano ambling around the stage and confrontation as characterized by the second debate. No sleepy . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Obama’s closing argument
Good line as he stumps post-debate, at the end here: “I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney,” Obama said. “It couldn’t have been Mitt Romney because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy.”
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That video doesn’t make it seem so bad for Obama after all, does it?
I had two experiences watching that debate last night. The first, with the sound on, left me thoroughly depressed and thinking that Obama had blown it. My tweets reflected that reaction.
The second, later on, with the sound . . . → Read More: Impolitical: The Obama-Romney debate
I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Obama and Mitt Romney had a debate but only Romney showed up.
Mitt Romney pressed the reset button last night on his campaign. He presented himself as a compassionate centrist, deeply concerned about the fate of the unemployed and low-income households struggling to climb the economic ladder . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Did Obama Lose the Election Last Night?
Go visit this Tumblr page: RomCom 2012. Hilarious.
h/t to Mother Jones and deBeauxOs1 who suggested Mother Jones’ Tumblr to me in the first place. An excellent web stop during the 2012 campaign.
P.S. Did you see that Rachel beat O’Reilly on two nights this week? In a key demographic, anyway. Gives . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Saturday morning laugh
And it’s only Tuesday!
A fun video that speaks to the eternal question…just who is Mitt Romney? It looks like he’s this one. Not good.
I am enjoying the waterfall of commentary condemning Romney for these insensitive, uncaring remarks. It is viewed as a huge gaffe. It’s getting front page treatment across the . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Mitt’s having a bad week
Look who’s featured in the new Obama ad. The ad that could win the election? It’s straightforward, answers the 4 years/better off question directly. Would be nice to think so.
When I watch this ad, I am reminded that the U.S. presidential election is now less than four months away.
And how the right-wing billionaire's club that paid for it is going all out to remove Obama from office. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Obama and the War of the Billionaires
“I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said. Whatever it was.” What he said, for the record, that he is standing by even though he doesn’t remember it, is here.
The Whitehouse gets in on the video circulation of the latest Obama singing moment. And why not? It’s a great contrast with the Republican leadership campaign that seems to be endlessly mired in social conservative hatorade.
By the by…can a Harper musical photo-op be far off? Channel changing and all that.
(h/t) . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Late night