Category Archives: Economics

This is pretty ugly…

This interview from today on Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer makes it pretty obvious that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resorting to the bottom-of-the-barrel politics we’ve called out before.  This time, she’s deliberately misleading seniors, apparently hoping that (a) they’re all as batty as the movies say they are, or (b) the batteries on their hearing aids give out before she looks ridiculous.  More under the fold… Continue reading This is pretty ugly…

Our first thoughts on the Ryan pick…

Yes, Picky McSnark-Snark, we know it took us quite a while to formulate our “first” thoughts.  Regardless, we like the pick.  It’s a bit of a gamble and may ignore one important fact, but picking Ryan puts the Romney campaign’s focus squarely on fiscal issues, which we think is (a) good and (b) a winner.  More under the fold… Continue reading Our first thoughts on the Ryan pick…

“Buyer’s Remorse” is an intriguing twist in the quest for the Jewish vote…

The Republican Jewish Coalition has started a new ad campaign titled “Buyer’s Remorse”.  It features Jews who voted for Obama in 2008 and who plan to change their vote in 2012.  The first video, featuring a guy named Michael who apparently lives in New York, is already up on YouTube.  (Link below.)  Whether you agree with Michael’s arguments or not — and we think that even agreeing with him might require a bit more nuance than the ad lets on, but we digress — you have to admit that this is effective politics.  More below the fold…

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Primary Disappointment

I (Masonides) admit it: I haven’t been blogging for a few weeks because the Republican primaries have left me exhausted and disappointed.  I have nothing against Mitt Romney, but his inevitable rise is a politics-as-usual end to a disappointingly politics-as-usual primary cycle.  If you don’t mind entering a rant vortex for two or three minutes, here’s why I’m so bummed. Continue reading Primary Disappointment