Since there has been a lot of media focus on Jonathan Gruber’s recently uncovered remarks about the American voters, I want to put it in the proper historic context. During the 2008 election a major attack line from candidate Obama was pointing out that John McCain planned to tax employer-provided health insurance. It was very effective so Obama repeatedly used it during debates, appearances, and in multiple campaign ads.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 13, 2014 4:00 pm|
|By: Peterr Saturday October 18, 2014 9:15 am|
The recent ruling by the Supreme Court not to take up the various appeals courts’ rulings on marriage equality cases has forced Sam Brownback into a corner. He’s in a big fight for reelection, with moderate Republicans bailing on the ultra-conservative GOP in Kansas. He faced a choice between two electoral strategies: (1) tone down the rightwing rhetoric, and reach out to the disaffected GOP moderates, or (2) write off the moderate vote and focus on ginning up the far right to boost their turnout numbers in November.
Brownback has gone with #2. Hard. And it’s not a pretty sight . . .
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 7, 2014 7:00 am|
What is remarkable about the latest New York Times/CBS News/YouGov poll of every single Senate race is how predictable the results would be even to someone who paid no attention to the 2014 election and knew only the most basic information about American politics.
|By: DSWright Monday September 1, 2014 10:31 am|
Perhaps one of the reasons Senator John McCain has been so consistently wrong about world events is that he is living in an alternate reality. Over the weekend Senator McCain told Face The Nation that former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich was “overthrown peacefully by the people of Ukraine.” Regardless of how you feel about Viktor Yanukovich it is flat out wrong to claim he peacefully removed from office – obviously and comprehensively wrong. It is so amazingly inaccurate that in order to to say it you either have to be a shameless liar or mentally defective.
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday August 14, 2014 9:05 am|
Is ISIS a Direct Threat to the U.S.? Doubtful.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday June 15, 2014 8:00 pm|
Eager to change the subject now that he’s been caught spinning like a top on Bowe Bergdahl, McCain’s spent the past week yammering about how wrong President Obama was to withdraw troops from Iraq. But as HuffPo’s Andrew Hart notes, back in 2010 McCain congratulated former President Bush on setting in motion the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, even sending a tweet to that effect.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday May 28, 2014 3:04 pm|
The killings in Isla Vista by one misogynist thug represent a terrible loss of life, most killed with a gun. Of course people can die so many ways, and the Isla Vista murderer managed to stab three people to death and run one down with his car. Still, the focus is and should be on the quickest, easiest way and thus most dangerous way to kill a lot of people: guns.
|By: CTuttle Thursday April 10, 2014 7:20 pm|
Let the gnashing and rending of garments start in earnest.
|By: CTuttle Monday February 17, 2014 8:00 pm|
It seems the cocktail circuit crew has a new ‘leader’.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 31, 2013 9:25 am|
Sen. John McCain has signed on to Lindsey Graham’s plan to slow down every confirmation over the issue of Benghazi, even the confirmation of people who’s positions have nothing to do with security or foreign policy.