Karl Rove’s incredulous response when Fox News called Ohio for the president on Tuesday night has attracted considerable scrutiny. Most pundits saw it as a garden variety case of wishful thinking. If someone wants something to be true strongly enough, he can believe it even in the face of overwhelming objective evidence to the contrary. [...]
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A friend from the Center for American Progress hipped me yesterday to a new, slimy vote suppression tactic: Telephoning Black voters and telling them they can vote by phone and therefore don’t need to go to the polls. If Abraham Lincoln came back to life and saw this, he’d never stop throwing up.
In endorsing Mitt Romney for President, David Frum writes: Obama is following a path explored by the British Labor governments of 1997-2010, when the majority of the net new jobs created in northern and western England, Scotland, and Wales were created in the public sector. That approach pushed Britain into fiscal crisis, when the recession [...]
Matt Stoller thinks this would be a good time to vote for a third-party candidate. His case, approximately, comes in two parts. The first is a sheet of charges against Obama for bad things he did and good things he didn’t do in his first term (some of which are a little naïve about what [...]
Many onlookers have sifted through the UK election results and concluded that Labour’s only disappointing performance was in the London’s Mayor’s Race of Ken Livingstone vs. Boris Johnson. In fact, Boris’ victory over Ken was the proudest moment of the night for the British left. Livingstone ran an ugly campaign in which he denigrated Jews [...]
Doug Mataconis is a smart political analyst, but I don’t think he makes a compelling case that it doesn’t much matter who wins the 2012 Presidential Election. He notes some areas of policy that he believes will be similar under Romney or Obama, and there is no doubt that in at least some cases he [...]