Women make ALL the difference
Barack Obama has taken a 4-point lead over Mitt Romney in Gallup’s latest national poll, up from a 47-47 tie in their last poll.
He’s up over Rick Santorum by an even larger 51-43 gap.
The big change came mainly from from women under 50 years old where President Obama enjoys a more than 30-point lead. This confirms recent polling by the Pew Research Center showing the gap between the president and Romney among all women at 58-38.
In other words, the latest Republican attacks on women appear to be taking their toll on the GOP candidates and that is exactly as it should be.…
That’s gonna leave a mark
It’s not rare these days to hear Mitt Romney lying his ass off about President Obama and all the things President Romney would do to make things better. However, it IS rare to see as thorough and effective a response as the one from President Obama’s foreign policy team this week in Foreign Policy magazine.
It’s long but every word is worth your attention. Here are some snippets to whet your appetite.
The letter in yesterday’s National Review signed by your foreign policy advisors painted a distorted picture of President Obama’s national security record.…
Michigan Gov. Snyder signs law that retroactively benefits only brother of GOP party chair Bobby Schostak
The arrogance and audacity of Michigan Republicans continues
On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that goes into effect retroactively. The retroactive aspect of this bill benefits one person: David Schostak, brother and business partner of Michigan Republican Party chair Bobby Schostak. The bill overturns court decisions against Schostak that have him responsible for $2.4 million from a bad mortgage deal relating to the Cherryland Mall in Traverse City.
Democrat Mike Michaud urges military to outfit troops in USA-made gear
Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud from Maine has introduced legislation requiring the U.S. military to outfit our troops in gear that is 100% USA-made. To bring attention to his effort, he had New Balance, a footwear manufacturer in his district and one of the last remaining domestic shoe companies, manufacture a pair of specialized running shoes for President Obama. He picked up the size 12D (!) shoes from New Balance’s facility in Norridgewock, Maine on Friday and, that night, he presented them to the President at a fundraiser.…
New show will focus on one topic exclusively
In a move certain to send shockwaves throughout cable news, liberal commentator and former ESPN, MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann has announced that he is joining Fox News to host a new nightly show at 5 PM. The program, tentatively titled “Gored”, will be entirely focused on criticizing former Vice-President and current Current TV head Al Gore.
Olbermann was terminated by Current on Friday over creative differences in the direction of the channel’s news department.
“We’ve always admired Mr. Olbermann’s bombast,” said Fox News’ Vice-President Samuel Salmon. “And when we found out that he was interested in doing a show that would consistently and exclusively attack Al Gore, we decided that we had to get him on the air ASAP.”
The show will replace The Five and begin airing April 1, 2012.…
Sunshine on elections makes me happy…
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has thrown out a 2007 FEC ruling that allowed some funders of political ads to remain anonymous, striking a blow for transparency and sterilizing sunlight on at least some of the political attack ads we see ad nauseum during election Silly Season.
Lookin’ good, lookin’ good…
This bodes well for the Obama re-election campaign. The Republicans are counting on a tanking economy and for corporate interests to come running to their rescue. And then comes this: Wall Street had its best first quarter since … wait for it … 1998!
Hard to imagine an outpouring of corporate money flowing to the GOP when Wall Street is doing so well.…
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