Posted on Nov 30, 2012

Quote/Headline of the Day: Romney the White Turkey

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Gawker’s John Cook on the much discussed lunch between President Obama and Mitt Romney in an article titled ‘Barack Obama Ate Some White Turkey With a White Turkey Today‘: On the menu was “Southwestern grilled chicken salad,” according to a readout released by the White House Press Office. Missing was “White Bread Sandwich With Mayonnaise” and “Braised Oxtail with Honkey Beans.” According to the White House, the two men...

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

Republicans no Longer Benefit from Bad Economy

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Michael Cohen in the Guardian makes a persuasive argument that Republicans don’t have much to gain by holding the economy to ransom again during the ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations: In the end, neither side has all that much to gain from dragging the fiscal cliff argument out. Now that President Obama has won re-election, and doing short-term damage to the economy is no longer in the political interests of Republicans,...

Posted on Oct 19, 2012

The Daily Banter Weekly Round Up!

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In case you missed it here’s what we covered at The Daily Banter this week. The big story was obviously the second presidential debate. Ben Cohen live-blogged the event and followed with this wrap-up. Ben also provided an an exclusive interview with, Timothy Kurek, the conservative who posed as a gay man for a year. I covered the second debate with a lengthy recap, as well as an analysis...

Posted on Oct 02, 2012

White Women Behind the Obama Bump

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It still makes me uncomfortable to write about politics in terms of ethnic, socio economic and gender based terms, but I guess that’s the reality of how campaigns are planned and executed. Having said that, maybe Obama’s recent bump in the polls from a demographic he has had trouble connecting with in the past is a signal that America, or at least parts of it, are not so easily...

Posted on Aug 08, 2012

The Next Biggest Romney Lie So Far, With a Side of Race-Baiting

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By Bob Cesca: Yesterday I wrote a column with the headline The Biggest Mitt Romney Lie (So Far). I specifically covered my ass with the parenthetical qualifier “so far” knowing that he’d one-up himself with another cynical whopper of a lie very, very soon. I had no idea it would be the same day. To recap: over the weekend, Romney wrote on The Facebook that President Obama was trying...

Posted on Aug 07, 2012

Romney Beating Obama Badly in Fundraising

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The Daily Banter headline grab (from Boston.com): Can President Barack Obama raise the money he needs to hold onto the White House? Money wasn’t supposed to be a worry for the president’s campaign, which smashed fundraising records in 2008. But Mitt Romney’s team has hauled in more than Obama and his allies for a third straight month, raising the once-unthinkable question. While the race for voter support is tight,...

Posted on Jul 18, 2012

Obama Campaign Video Hits Romney Where it Hurts

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I know, I know, the people responsible for running Barack Obama’s media campaign are the same people who sell you Pepsi, but the new campaign video is actually pretty good (and accurate): I’ve been wondering about this whole ‘retro actively’ retired business for a couple of days and have been trying to figure out exactly what it means. And I think the video hits the nail on the head...

Posted on Jun 28, 2012

If Obamacare Fails, Don’t Hold Your Breath for Single-Payer

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By Bob Cesca: Throughout the last four years, whenever healthcare reform has reached critical mass — either when it was in danger of failing or close to passing, big dumb Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson (D-In Name Only) has invariably shoved his bulbous skull into the mix and blurted out something unforgivably stupid. Part of the reason is the aforementioned “big dumb” thing I just wrote, and the other part...

Posted on Jun 20, 2012

The Impeachment of President Obama Has Begun

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By Bob Cesca: During the Clinton administration, and immediately following the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994, the impeachment process began. Not officially, and it wasn’t until midway through Clinton’s second term when the Republicans finally voted to impeach. In that four year span of time, the zealots who refused to allow Clinton to get away with a full four-to-eight years of his administration went from hints of fringy...