Archive for the 'I Told You So' Category

Of debates, expectations, and empty chairs

By mw | Related entries in Colorado, Debates, Elections, I Told You So, Obama, Romney

The New Yorker is as good a place as any to start a round-up of reactions to the first Obama – Romney debate… The reaction on the right was a predictable and consistent mixture of triumphalism and relief, best exemplified by the opening minutes of The Colbert Report. The response on the left was more interesting, spanning a wide range of rationalizations and emotions including: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

October 6th, 2012 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

BREAKING: Divided Government solves the debt ceiling “crisis”.

By mw | Related entries in I Told You So

I told you so.

July 31st, 2011 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Elections have consequences – #1 in a series – The F-35 alternate engine

By mw | Related entries in Bipartisan, Budget, Fiscal Responsibility, Good Decisions, I Told You So, tea party

Last week, in the Republican controlled House of Representatives, with Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner supporting the continued funding of the unneeded engine, it was finally defeated. Credit to President Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates for reaching out to Republican legislators and the new crop of Tea Party supported freshman Republican representatives who stood up to their own leadership.

February 18th, 2011 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

“You Lie!” Or I Told You So

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, I Told You So, Republicans, Video

In a post about excerpts of Obama’s health care speech released earlier today I predicted the following… Republicans who don’t want health care reform to pass will be out in full force filling the airwaves with disinfo. That’s nothing new, but this time they’ll be desperate because this speech will be positioned as a game […]

September 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Independents Flee From Palin

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in I Told You So, Palin, Polls, Veep

As I suspected immediately after her convention speech, she only appeals to the base… The 60 percent who now see Palin as insufficiently experienced to step into the presidency is steeply higher than in a Post-ABC poll after her nomination early last month. Democrats and Republicans alike are now more apt to doubt her qualifications, […]

October 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Troopergate: No “there” there.

By mw | Related entries in I Told You So, News, Palin, Partisan Nonsense

As I said from the beginning of this nonsense. Ed Morrissey covers the story: “Sarah Palin issued a response to the Troopergate investigation yesterday by releasing internal memoranda that show Walt Monegan got fired for insubordination on budget matters and not because of his refusal to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law. Monegan went behind Palin’s back […]

September 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Want To Read The Entire Pentagon Saddam/al Qaeda Study Online?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in I Told You So, Iraq, The War On Terrorism, War

Well now you can, courtesy of Scribd (larger version available at that link). Read this doc on Scribd: Iraqi Perspectives Project; Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents Tweet

March 14th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

McCain’s Camp Gives Hillary’s “3 a.m.” Ad A Thumbs Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary, I Told You So, McCain, Media

First, the quote from one of McCain’s advisers… “Please keep running those 3:00 A.M. ads about who you want to answer the phone, because we like those.” Then the take from Foreign Policy: That’s how Randy Scheunemann, who is overseeing foreign policy issues for John McCain’s campaign, just summed up the obvious in a Council […]

March 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

He’s running for VP

By mw | Related entries in I Told You So

I told you so.

March 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Hillary Making Late Surge In Texas?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Boy Was I Wrong, Hillary, I Told You So, Polls, Texas

Could mw be right? Could Andrew Sullivan’s worst nightmares come true? Two polls show Hillary closing the gap and even leading in Texas. First, Public Policy Polling (pdf) shows Hill with 50% to Obama’s 44%. Then, Rasumuseen shows a dead heat: The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, conducted Sunday, finds Barack Obama with a statistically […]

March 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »