A nonprofit, Free and Equal, committed to promoting fairness in the US electoral process, hosted a debate last night, which included third party candidates running for president. The debate, held at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, stood in stark contrast to the Obama-Romney debates put on by the anti-democratic and corrupt Commission on Presidential Debates. I appeared on Al Jazeera English last night to share some thoughts on the presidential debate.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 24, 2012 9:50 am|
|By: TBogg Tuesday October 23, 2012 1:22 pm|
Last night future Commander In Chief of America’s Light Cavalry and Grenadiers, General Mitt “Mitt” Romney was explaining how he will keep the dusky wogs who are a part of America’s Empire from getting too uppity and going all piratey and shit along the Barbary Coast or something where they will ransack ports o’ call for valuable doubloons, Groupon coupons and Demon Rum.
|By: Elliott Monday October 22, 2012 5:55 pm|
Tonight’s the last debate, Foreign Policy, hosted by CBS’ Bob Schieffer.
Lookout Obama, there’s a report that RomneyLabs has created a ‘Doomsday Zinger’.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 22, 2012 12:15 pm|
The “debate” or political show tonight put on by the anti-democratic Commission on Presidential Debates will serve a key purpose: it will help to create the illusion in Americans’ minds that there is a wide difference between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney when it comes to foreign policy.
|By: Pam Spaulding Wednesday October 17, 2012 8:40 am|
That was one weird town hall for Mitt Romney (transcript), as this one is was an easy win for Barack Obama. Mittens gave some really poor answers to some of the questions – try the epic #FAIL on gender pay equity — he continues to refuse to say whether he supported the Lily Ledbetter Act. How basic is it to support equal pay for equal work? Well, since Mittens wouldn’t say, he went off on a tangent about creating job opportunities for women in a bizarre statement:
|By: TBogg Friday October 12, 2012 6:45 am|
It goes without saying that I thought ol’ Smilin’ Joe Biden kicked that young whippersnapper Paul Ryan’s be-hind from here to Janesville and back Thursday night. A belief that was mirrored by our old buddy John Hinderaker.
|By: spocko Friday October 5, 2012 4:15 pm|
Lots of talk about jobs, jobs, jobs for the infamous small businesses. But not all jobs are good jobs and as Anat Shenker-Osorio would say, how you define small businesses matters. During the debate lots of numbers were thrown around and “average people” were discussed. (BTW, wouldn’t it be fun to track down the woman who grabbed Mitt’s arm to ask about jobs and hear if this really happened and what he said to her at the time? Might he have tweaked the story a bit?)
|By: demi Friday October 5, 2012 7:40 am|
Did Willard break the rules? Did Willard cheat? The candidates are not supposed to bring notes of any kind to the podiums, but if you watch this youtube video, he clearly, and surreptitiously, slides a folded piece of paper from his pocket and puts it on the podium.
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday October 4, 2012 4:51 pm|
I didn’t watch the debate in real time; I was jamming in Greensboro at a Journey concert — front row seats. I asked my peeps on Facebook and Twitter if I missed anything interesting about the debate. Folks didn’t hold back.
Of course when I did watch the debate, I was glad that I opted for nourishing my inner fangirl in Greensboro rather than sit through that nonsense. Romney was clearly the more force-of-nature presence when it comes to theatrics; Obama suffered from a lack of attack strategy for the cameras. My problem is that I lost count of how many misleading statements, outright lies and “myths” the former Massachusetts governor emitted.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 4, 2012 7:35 am|
If President Obama behavior on the issue of Social Security and his willingness to offer up cuts to Social Security as part of a deficit deal left any doubt about his personal intentions for the program, last night’s debate should put those doubts to bed. One of the most telling moments regarding what Obama’s second term would be like was his answer to the question on entitlements.