October 14, 2012
October 12, 2012
This article is intended to state facts, not sugarcoat reality. The federal budget deficit is massive, even if adjusted for inflation.
October 12, 2012
On Hardball, hours before the vice presidential debate, a woman tells Chris Matthews that President Obama is a communist. I can’t help but think this woman might show more clarity of thought if instead of right-wing propaganda, she was under the influence of drugs:
October 9, 2012
The media’s unwillingness or inability to consistently fact-check politicians and other high-profile newsmakers, is one of the primary reasons this blog exists. The Left Call is not a fact-checking site, but I do my best to represent the facts and then tell it as I see it. Yes, I have liberal bias, but I do not have an “us” vs. “them” style agenda. My goal is not to defeat Republicans or defeat conservatives. My goal is to promote and achieve civil rights, equality, tolerance — In other words, freedom and liberty for all.
September 29, 2012
The Left Call is actively conducting an unscientific “bumper sticker poll” as part of our election 2012 coverage. So what is the Left Call Bumper Sticker Poll? It’s simple actually — I determine who is leading this election by the number of bumper stickers I see on cars. Whether it’s “Obama – Biden”, “Mitt Romney – Believe In America”, “Obama 2012” or “Romney – Ryan” — I count it and file it away in my cranial data banks for later retrieval and analysis.
September 27, 2012
For “low information voters,” Republicans have repeatedly used the talking point that President Obama has not created one net new job during his first term. While this was technically true, it ignores the fact that millions of new jobs have been created during Obama’s first four years, post-Great Recession.
September 17, 2012
In case you missed this one, for a brief time Kansas considered removing President Barack Obama from the ballot this election. Why? Because the birther craziness knows no end. I’m so glad a panel of Republicans “decided” to allow Obama to remain on the ballot in Kansas. Uh, there was no decision to be made. He is the president. He is running for a second term. He WILL be on the ballot you f’ers. — Am I the only one fuming over this nonsense?
September 2, 2012
August 7, 2012
First let’s get this out-of-the-way. Presidents are not job creators. They don’t wave a wand and poof, magically there are millions of new jobs. Presidents can set the tone for policy and they can have a major influence on congressional legislation that can lead to favorable economic conditions for job growth. But this is clearly a much more muddy process than we like to believe when we talk presidents and job creation.
July 30, 2012
Have you noticed a lack of big ideas coming from both campaigns when it comes to the economy? Both the Obama and Romney camps are playing it safe. Neither campaign is offering any bold proposals to get the economy going, and instead are relying on a minefield of negative ads telling us why the other guy is worse for the economy.