Archive for October, 2011

Romney And Cain Neck And Neck In Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Polls, Republicans

More poll numbers show nationwide support for a Cain presidency. From Des Moines Register: DES MOINES, Iowa – Herman Cain and Mitt Romney top The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll, with the retired pizza executive edging the former Massachusetts governor 23 percent to 22 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Cain […]

October 30th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Open Thread

By Jacob | Related entries in News

It certainly has been a long time since we had an open thread here at the Donk. The Comment-ocalypse is over (we hope!) and folks think serious discussions are in order. So here you are: discuss. Or maybe you live in NJ and you’d like to kvetch about the blizzard before Halloween. Feel free. It’s […]

October 29th, 2011 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Poll: 68% of Millionaires Support Raising Taxes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, Polls, Taxes

After Warren Buffett spoke out about taxing the rich more, the rich were polled and overwhelmingly agreed with the billionaire. Here’s more from Wall Street Journal: A new survey from Spectrem Group found that 68% of millionaires (those with investments of $1 million or more) support raising taxes on those with $1 million or more […]

October 27th, 2011 | Permalink| 44 Comments »

Another Herman Cain Smoking Ad?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cain, Comedy, Republicans, Video

Well, no, but a pretty funny parody of the weird one he put out early in the week. So why did Mark Block do it in the first place? Again…weird. This isn’t the type of attention these guys want, especially when you’re talking about the socially conservative crowd. It’s not like those folks are pro-smoking. […]

October 27th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

CBS/NYT Poll Shows Cain Besting Romney

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cain, Polls, Republicans

Analysis soon, but first the numbers… I continue to be surprised by the sudden rise of Herman Cain. Here’s a guy who has said some unbelievably wacky things on the campaign trail, is just as vague and unfocused as Rick Perry, and yet he seems to be bullet proof when it comes to polling. In […]

October 25th, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Truly Bizarre Herman Cain Ad Features Chief Of Staff Smoking?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Video

Leading the polls. Winning straw polls. Cutting ads featuring his Chief of Staff smoking. All in a day’s work… And just in case the above video doesn’t work, here’s a screenshot… Note it says the video is unlisted, but it is from the official Herman Cain account. Maybe it was just a joke people were […]

October 24th, 2011 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Obama Joins Tumblr

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Blogging, Obama

Don’t know what Tumblr is? Ask your kids. For everybody else, follow Obama’s Tumblr here. They’re using it as a way to tell a collaborative story about the campaign. Anybody can submit stories/photos/etc and a few will get picked for publication. So while you probably won’t get any hard hitting news on this channel, you’ll […]

October 24th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Rasmussen: Rick Perry Goes From First To Sixth In Iowa; Cain Goes From Fifth To First

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cain, Perry, Polls, Republicans

It’s amazing what a couple of mediocre debate performances can do to a guy. And I’m talking about both Perry and Cain. From Rasmussen: A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa caucus-goers shows that Cain is in front with 28% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 21%. Congressman Ron Paul is […]

October 20th, 2011 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

GOPfather’s Pizza

By donar | Related entries in News


October 20th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Confirmed: Muammar Gaddafi Killed in Hometown of Sirte

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Libya, Mid-East, Military

It took decades for Libyans to rise up and months for Gaddafi to be ousted and killed. From Reuters: (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Libya’s new leaders said, killed by fighters who overran his hometown and final bastion on Thursday. His bloodied body was stripped and displayed around the world from cellphone video. Senior […]

October 20th, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »