The Republican party actually managed to score a top-tier recruit for the Virginia Senate race with Ed Gillespie, but it looks like it won’t do the party any good. Polling shows Sen. Mark Warner (D) is practically unbeatable.
|By: David Dayen Monday October 15, 2012 8:12 am|
Mitt Romney surrogate Ed Gillespie was batted around by the unlikely source of Chris Wallace yesterday, when discussing the Romney tax plan. The talking point the Romney team has been throwing around is that “six studies” validate the claim that you can lower tax rates by 20%, remain revenue neutral, and not lower the share of the tax burden on the rich. “Share of the tax burden” is a weasel phrase that has more to do with the overall share of compensation going to the rich, but in some contexts Romney has said that he wouldn’t lower taxes for the rich, so we can read it that way.
This is all mathematically impossible, actual “studies” prove. But Gillespie and the surrogates have relied on the big-sounding “six studies” for their proof.
|By: Amy B. Dean Monday September 10, 2012 4:20 pm|
Here’s one step we can take immediately that should command broad support across the political spectrum. Why not demand accountability for the public support we’re already doling out to companies large and small?
|By: Attaturk Monday July 16, 2012 1:30 am|
|By: Blue Texan Monday November 9, 2009 5:02 am|
I don’t live in Virginia, but I would’ve loved to hear how tax cuts help the unemployed and uninsured. Another clip worth watching from the Sunday talking heads shows: Frank Luntz explains that because conservative leaders are worried about our future, they have no choice but to make Nazi references at protests. Or something.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday May 22, 2008 2:06 pm|
This YouTube is seriously one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, with the blow-dry circle of Fox and Friends accusing MSNBC of being overly political and biased. O’Really? I always assumed that O’Reilly himself was always in danger of throwing a rod over Olbermann’s taunting, but that the network as a whole took a “good for ratings” attitude about it.