Did Romney Bring Notes to the Debate? (Video)

By: 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.


How Many Myths Can Mittens Spew in 38 Minutes of a Debate?

By: 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.

Obama’s Second Term Goal: Cut Social Security

By: 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.

Democracy Now! ‘Expands’ the Presidential Debate (WATCH)

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 4:40 pm

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is holding its first presidential debate tonight with Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Excluded from the debate will be Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who are both on enough state ballots to win the amount of electoral votes necessary to assume the presidency.

Debate Expectations Are Low for Romney

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 12:00 pm

Heading into tonight’s debate most Americans expect Mitt Romney to perform worse on stage than President Obama. Multiple polls found that by nearly a two to one margin Americans expect Obama to win the first debate this evening.

MSNBC covers Amendment One with Debate Between Gaston County Leaders

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:20 pm

Republican Gaston County Commissioner Tracy Philbeck and Gaston County Democratic Party Chairman Robert Kellogg appeared on MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts this morning and it was good to see the issue receive national attention. Philbeck referred to protecting “God-ordained” marriage and other embarrassments that illustrated his complete lack of understanding of church-state separation. Marriage isn’t being redefined in this ballot initiative.

Republican Debate Liveblogging

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 4:55 pm

Hopefully this week will be the “Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Newts of War” edition, because his team has decided that the reason he’s trailing is that he’s not obnoxious enough.

Suffering Cats! They’re Back, Again! GOP Debate Live Blog

By: Monday January 23, 2012 5:55 pm

I’m still a bit shocked that people are still surprised that the GOP Presidential Clown Car could roll through South Carolina — the state that gave us nullification, the Civil War, John C. Calhoon, and a hundred and fifty year succession of secessionist, racist politicians — and have it captured by a dog-whistling practitioner of the ugly art of racial and classist demagoguery.

Mittens and His Craptastic Debate Performance: Dodging Tax Questions, Claims He Lived on ‘Real Streets’ of America

By: Friday January 20, 2012 6:55 am

Yeah, we can talk about how Newt went ballistic and blamed the media for asking about his wandering pee-pee and alleged open marriage request of wife #2, or how Rick Santorum finally located his #clownballs and pummeled Romney and Newt mercilessly in a desperate attempt to remain relevant, but it was Mittens, poor little Mittens, who stunk up the joint at the CNN Debate held in Charleston, SC Thursday night.

Hide the Children! It’s the Republicans on TV Again!

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 4:20 pm

Satire is dead; the Republican Presidential contest killed it, stone-cold dead. And we don’t even have to recite all the outrageous things they’ve said, or things others have said about them, just in the last 24-48 hours. It’s too depressing, too mind-numbing to relate.

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