Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” What question is being answered? A puzzle explained. (Re-published to Complete)

Last week Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball was perplexed by the contradiction between poll results that reported a startlingly negative response to the “are you better off” question,” and positive ones that President Obama was trusted more to handle the … Continue reading

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Consider: Is Mitt Romney faking his faux pas? No matter how well he does in the debates, if he isn’t, his campaign is doomed!

Isn’t it quite something how the media has been building up suspense about the upcoming debates, claiming that Mr. Romney could turn it all around in the first debate. Saying things like: Romney is a good debater?  Witness how in the debates … Continue reading

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Who do you hate more? Someone you already hate with a flaming passion (e.g. President Obama) or someone who betrays you or you expect will betray you, and then betrays you. Mitt Romney knows the answer!

Every time Mitt Romney tries a feint to the middle, even a little one, his “base” goes nuts and he retreats.  The calculation is simple:  You can predict that votes Romney gains from the middle will lose him votes on the right … Continue reading

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President Obama’s “bump in the road” remark was just a little mistake. Minimizing somethng important is serious, even more so when people died!

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It seems that only after Clint Eastwood addressed a grotesque phantom Obama in an empty chair, did we clearly recognize that the Republican Party and its advocates, since forever, have been concocting a false image of the President that we were supposed to substitute for the real one.

I think Mr. Eastwood perceived this in these simple terms before the rest of us did. His exaggeration of what should have been obvious focused our attention. I think it was intentional. How else do we reconcile what he did at the … Continue reading

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When my wife’s mother said that she heard talk in the media that President Obama would lose the election due to voting machine fraud, I shouldn’t have cut her off.

I said that would never happen, the President was a shoo-in and the media was blowing this subject up to have something dramatic to talk about. Surely I got this last one right. But it was wrong to suppress the conversation. … Continue reading

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Clint Eastwood’s New Film: Should we or should we not go? Go!

Before Clint Eastwood said, “If somebody is dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get,” we had to ask, “What’s going on here?” Now we know: … Continue reading

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