Posted on Mar 22, 2013

The Media Finds the ONE Stone They Failed to Uncover in 2012

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After what seemed like a decade of 24/7 coverage of the Republican 2012 primary process, news has come out that there are still untold stories.  Apparently, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum negotiated to team up against Mitt Romney.  Ok, this doesn’t sound like a one meeting kind of thing.  It sounds like something that happened over a much longer period of time and something the political press, who are supposed to be “experts” would have...

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

5 Stupid Predictions by Dick Morris

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If anyone could legitimately tell me what purpose Dick Morris serves, I’d gladly turn The Daily Banter into a propaganda wing of the Republican Party and join Dick in the fight against evil socialism in America. Apparently, Morris is a political pollster, consultant, and media pundit, but given he has been spectacularly wrong about, well, everything related to politics, it’s hard to see why anyone would hire him. But...

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

Did Republican Chief Strategist Actually Believe Voters Liked Mitt Romney?

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I’m not sure how I missed this incredible gem, but if you want to understand why the Republicans lost the election this year, look no further than Stuart Steven’s astonishing article in The Washington Post last week. In probably the best example of the fantasy thinking that has plagued the Republican Party Stevens argues that contrary to popular opinion, voters actually really liked Romney, and by some creative number analysis,...

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

Obama Team Stunned at Romney’s Campaign Blunders

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The Daily Beast has done a fascinating write up of a talk given by David Axelrod, President Obama’s chief re-election strategist, on the serious missteps made by the Romney team: Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS which spent an unbelievable amount of money” didn’t hit television and radio with anti-Obama ads until May....

Posted on Nov 09, 2012

Astonishingly, Romney Thought he was Going to Win up untill the Last Minute

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The scale of Right wing delusion in the face of overwhelming evidence that Barack Obama was going to win the election reached right up to the highest levels of the GOP. Apparently, Romney genuinely believed he was going to win right up until the last minute. From the Guardian: New details emerged revealing that his Republican opponent Mitt Romney had been confident of victory right up until the first...

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

Bill Maher: “Romney Lost Because of the Republican Brand”

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Bill Maher explains why Romney lost the election: Mitt Romney lost because of the Republican brand and Republican policies. There are other reasons, of course, like Mitt being unlovable to anyone not named Ann Romney, but nothing trumps the idea that 2/3rds of America thinks the other 1/3 is a frightening conglomerate of Bible-thumpers, xenophobes, and vaginophobes. (Not a word, but should be.) Take Mitt’s pivot from being “severely...

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

Failure of the Conservative Media to Predict Election Symptomatic of Bankrupt Ideology

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By Ben Cohen: If you listened to any prominent right wing media outlet during the week leading up to the election, you would have thought it was in the bag for Mitt Romney. Right wing pundits like Karl Rove, William Kristol  and Charles Krauthammer predicted a close but definitive victory for Romney, Dick Morris boldly predicted the GOP would break 300 electoral votes, and incredibly, George Will thought Romney...

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

BARACK OBAMA RE-ELECTED!

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From Yahoo! News: President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Networks project that Obama beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio. The Romney campaign’s last-ditch attempt to put blue-leaning Midwestern swing states in play failed as...

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

What Happened to Matt Taibbi?

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Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a big fan of Matt Taibbi – his mixture of acerbic wit and penetrating insight is a rarity in journalism these days, and I pretty much agree with his stance on most issues. That’s why I was little alarmed to read this from his blog on Rolling Stone today: When push comes to shove, we all should know most Americans want the...

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

Romney ‘Feels Great About Ohio’. He Shouldn’t.

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Asked after voting for himself, Romney declared he felt very positive about his chances in Ohio. From Buzzfeed: Asked by a reporter as he left the room who he voted for, Romney said, “I think you know.” He also said that he felt “very, very good” about his prospects…… The Romney’s emerged a minute later and the crowd gathered on the nearby streets greeted them with cheers. The Romneys...