Posted on Dec 06, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: In Defense Of George H.W. Bush

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Being a liberal Democrat, there are certain opinions that I have to either keep to myself or roll the dice and mention publicly at the risk of irritating people who might otherwise agree with me on…whatever. It’s never a pleasant experience, but I’ve tended toward going public and owning it, rather than withholding my views out of fear. Frankly, to this day I’m still feeling the repercussions from my...

Posted on Oct 26, 2012

Top Romney Adviser John Sununu Should Step Down over Powell Comments

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By Ben Cohen: Romney campaign co-chairman John Sununu told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday night that Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama not because of his policies, but because Obama was somebody of Powell’s ‘own race’. Sununu served as the 75th Governor of New Hampshire and later White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush, and is now a top adviser in Romney’s Presidential campaign. Here’s...

Posted on Oct 16, 2012

The Video Clip the President Needs to Watch

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Andrew Sullivan has this gem from Bill Clinton’s debate with George Bush Sr, where the then governor of Arkansas draws a direct contrast between the economic theories of the Republicans and the Democrats. It is painful to watch Bush try to empathize with an audience member’s experience of the recession as it quickly becomes clear that he simply could not. Clinton connects immediately and is able to relate the...

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

When Debate ‘Zingers’ Backfired

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By Robert Parry: Mitt Romney’s debate team reportedly has armed the Republican presidential nominee with a list of “zingers” designed to deflate President Barack Obama in Wednesday’s first presidential debate, a tactic employed by other presidential candidates but one that hasn’t always worked. For instance, while researching in the National Archives how President George H.W. Bush tried to exploit doubts about the patriotism of his 1992 opponent Bill Clinton,...

Posted on Jul 03, 2012

The Biggest Lie in the History of the Universe

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By Bob Cesca: Okay, so this won’t be a column about the biggest lie in the history of the universe. I have no idea what that might be. But I can safely say that today’s column is about the biggest lie in the history of the last several days. Before I dive into the specific lie, it’s important to underscore the Mitt Romney Is A Lying Liar tote board,...

Posted on May 09, 2012

Obama Gets Tough, Finally

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By Robert Parry: Over the past four-plus decades, one of the biggest differences between the two major American parties has been how they have approached the practice of politics. Democrats have mostly played nice and Republicans have played rough, which is why the pugnacious style of Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is so striking. In big ways and small, the President has made clear he is not going to take what...

Posted on May 08, 2012

To Repeat: President Obama Doesn’t Hate White People

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By Bob Cesca: Ever since President Obama became a frontrunner in 2008, far-right conservatives, especially those tasked with feeding myths and propaganda into the atmosphere for politics and profit, have been exploiting the racial resentment among angry white Republican voters. The goal is to tweak and motivate these voters to become even angrier. The angrier they become, the more activated they are when it comes time to donate money...