Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has, predictably, cashed in his favors to Wall Street by joining a financial services firm, Warburg Pincus. According to a press release from the private equity firm, Geithner will be President of the company and a Managing Director as well as a member of the Executive Management Group. In other words, Geithner will be well compensated at Warburg Pincus which has over $35 billion of assets under management.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday October 28, 2013 7:35 am|
Where is the money to run the t.v. ads coming from? A handful of mega-donors like New York hedge fund manager Sean Fieler and former Gov. of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, most likely. Relying on a few deep pockets is NOM’s M.O.
|By: spocko Wednesday August 14, 2013 8:00 pm|
My comedian friend Jimmy Dore got to do what journalists rarely do–but should–call out a politician on his BS. This is from his podcast. I animated it with goAnimate. It’s short, about a minute and a half.
|By: spocko Wednesday July 24, 2013 8:10 pm|
I went to Netroots Nation in San Jose this year. The most interesting panel I attended was on “tracking” where someone from one political campaign follows around a candidate at their various public events and records what they do and say. The various members of the panel spoke about how powerful some of these videos can be citing examples from early hits with George Allen’s “Macaca” to Romney’s ” the 47%” I knew this happened but I was unaware of just how sophisticated the process had become at the national level.
|By: TBogg Friday May 3, 2013 2:10 pm|
First runner-up in last year’s So You Want To Be The President teevee show, Mitt Romney was invited to a small college so obscure that even Sarah Palin didn’t go there (Which colleges did you attend? All of them, Katie) where he told the soon to be unemployed now-adults that they should go out into the world and start fucking like Rush Limbaugh in a Dominican boys orphanage with a pocketful of Viagra.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday March 14, 2013 8:00 pm|
Many years ago, my friend Marcus delightedly brought over his latest purchase, along with the usual two six-packs: an early twentieth century etiquette book. As we got drunker, he kept finding ever more hilarious admonitions in its yellowed pages, reading them out loud in his thick German accent. “Don’t ever discuss personal topics in front of children or servants,” he recited, giggling and gesturing with his finger on his lips toward my friend Judy’s boyfriend, who was going through a rough spot in his career and was then cleaning Marcus’ and my apartments each week.
Poor Mitt Romney evidently spent too much time with the Book of Mormon and not enough with Amy Vanderbilt, and somehow missed this important lesson.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 4, 2013 12:20 pm|
Washington has been so obsessed with austerity for so long that many politicians seem to have actually convince themselves that the country is full of masochists looking for a daddy to inflict that pain which feels so good. Politicians seem to have forget that democracy should be about making people’s lives better.
Candidates should offer plans on how to improve the country. The electorate normally votes for the candidate they think has the best ideas to improve their lives, the lives of their families and their communities.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 4, 2013 10:25 am|
This story in the Boston Herald perfectly demonstrates why it was so fortuitous for Democrats that Scott Brown decided not to run in the Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry. According to the Herald some “heavyweight Republicans” are urging Tagg Romney to run.
|By: TBogg Tuesday January 22, 2013 2:01 pm|
While President Uppity McBlahman was drone-raping Lady Liberty and ordering a hit on Nancy Reagan, first runner-up Mitt Romney was kicking back at his La Jolla beach temple, soaking up the rays and trying to ignore the sound of wailing coming from Ann’s dancing horse dojo.