Archive for November, 2012

Warren Buffet Proposes Minimum Tax On Highest Income

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Republicans, Taxes

Before we get into the details…Buffett points out the single biggest logic flaw of all the arguments from those who oppose higher taxes for the wealthiest. And it’s stupid simple. Here we go… Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is a good one,” he says […]

November 26th, 2012 | Permalink| 45 Comments »

VIDEO: Republicans Condemn Romney’s “Gifts” Comment

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Romney, Video

Well, it didn’t take long for Mitt to put his foot in his mouth yet again and make him seem completely out of step with where the rest of the country is. First, let’s listen to what he said… I like how when Obama gives people money…they’re gifts. When Mitt gives people money…it’s sound economic […]

November 15th, 2012 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

VIDEO: Lee Atwater Interview About Racist Southern Strategy In 1981

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Video

Obviously we never condone the use of racial slurs, but the following clip illustrates how craven the Republican strategy has been with regards to securing the white southern vote. In other words, get ready for a string of N-word references. You can listen to the full audio over at The Nation, and they provide more […]

November 13th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Having An Affair With David Petraeus? Writing A Book About Him?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Books, Comedy, Military

Don’t have this be the title… I’m just saying… Here’s some background from Air Force Times about what’s in her book and how it’s climbing the charts on Amazon… Broadwell wrote in the preface to “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” published by Penguin in January, that while at Harvard, Petraeus passed along […]

November 11th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Electoral Math Looks Grim For Republicans In 2016 & Beyond

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Elections, Electoral College, Republicans

So Nate Silver is out with some more numbers today that prove how clueless the Republicans were with regards to the electoral college. Know why? Because Ohio isn’t the state that swung it for Obama. It was Colorado. And he took at that state by nearly 5%. The state after that? Virginia, which he easily […]

November 8th, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Will Republicans Learn From The Romney/Kerry Problem?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Romney

Disclaimer: I’m going to brag a little bit. I predicted that Romney was the John Kerry of the Republican party in October 2011… Do know I think Romney will take it and ultimately lose because he’s the John Kerry of the Republican party…only less politically successful…but it’s an interesting trend nonetheless. And, in a separate […]

November 8th, 2012 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Obama Won. So Did Nate Silver.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Polls, Romney

While I wasn’t expecting such a sweeping victory, one guy was: Nate Silver. His Five Thirty Eight blog was a must read throughout the campaign and his projections consistently showed a very likely Obama win. Romney never really came close to defeating Obama in the numbers game except for the week immediately after the first […]

November 7th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Obama Leads In Majority Of National Polls

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Polls, Romney

Nate Silver pulls together the new national numbers… So this definitely puts a wrinkle in the Romney narrative about winning the popular vote, but not the electoral. Of course that was a silly notion to begin with, but I’ve been seeing it all over Facebook and Twitter, as I’m sure you have too. Okay, so […]

November 4th, 2012 | Permalink| 6 Comments »