Friday, November 02, 2012

From Romney's speech today:
You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress. ... The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy.
When cooperation is required for essential government activities, and one party refuses to cooperate and blames the other party for that failure, it is politically effective if nobody is aware of the details.

Two problems:

  • The press doesn't do a good job of informing the public.
  • A lot of the public gets their news from misleading sources (e.g. Fox News Channel).


Read Jack Balkin's essay in the Atlantic of Obama, if reelected for a well thought out result. (A link to the essay, and to Balkin's earlier The Atlantic essay on Romney, if elected, are available at the Balkinization Blog.)

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 11/02/2012 5:37 PM  

The strongest argument for not voting for Obama is that he couldn't get bipartisan support. But when the other party states that their goal his to drive him from office and the welfare of the country be damned, it turned into my strongest reason for voting for him. (Yes, I've already voted.) Don't give in to the hostage takers!

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 11/02/2012 5:59 PM  

I put that comment through my Republicans are douchebags translator and here's what Romney said in plain English: Vote for me and my party or we'll burn your house down.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2012 6:23 PM  

It's true, the media is guilty of journalistic malpractice because this situation shouldn't be happening. Please share this video with everyone you can because people need to know that Romney picked Glenn Hubbard of all people as his economic adviser! WARNING: Romney picked Glenn Hubbard as his Economic Adviser!

By Blogger Tom, at 11/03/2012 11:20 PM  

Tom's link has inspired in verse


Economist Glenn Hubbard,
Siting in R-MONEY's cupboard,
Advising on means and ways,
As in his Bush/Cheney days:
Back to the past
With the same neocon cast,
Through the Bush/Cheney maze.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 11/04/2012 6:29 AM  

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