October 23, 2012
October 17, 2012
After a subpar first debate performance, President Obama was present and lively in debate number two on Tuesday night. As always, I believe Obama won on substance because Romney’s prescription for what ails this country is all wrong. But it’s up to President Obama to clearly explain why that is, and why he is the better choice and deserves a second term. The president did that last night.
October 5, 2012
“It’s like minutes before the debate, Scott Bakula Quantum Leaped into [Jim] Lehrer’s body, and then had to figure out where the fuck he was.” – Jon Stewart
October 4, 2012
THE LIE – During the first presidential debate of the 2012 election, Republican challenger Mitt Romney said, “I don’t have a five trillion dollar tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut of the scale that you’re [President Obama] talking about. My view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class.”
October 4, 2012
Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate on style, which is usually how these debates are won. Romney was aggressive and prosecutorial, and he never hesitated or delayed in his responses. He took charge of the debate from the beginning and never relinquished control.
October 3, 2012
To play off Lawrence O’Donnell’s analogy during MSNBC”s post-debate coverage, President Obama looked like the defense attorney during the first presidential debate. Mitt Romney looked like the aggressive prosecutor, and he was quite successful in that role tonight. I’m not talking about whether you agree on any issues of substance, I’m simply talking about debate style and body language. Mitt Romney aggressively directed his attention right at President Obama on multiple occasions. President Obama on the other hand seemed to focus most of his attention toward moderate Jim Lehrer or the camera.
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.