Electoral College reform is in the air. But rather than abolish the Electoral College to ensure that the national popular vote winner takes the presidency (or using the National Popular Vote compact to do the same without the laborious process of a Constitutional amendment), the reform that’s in the air would all but guarantee that [...]
Mitt Romney is closing in on choosing his running mate for November. Last week, coinciding with the pummeling he took in the nedia over some disclosures about his tenure at Bain Capital, the suggestion of Condi Rice was floated.† Rumors this week are swirling around Rob Portman and Tim Pawlenty.† And, of course, Virginia governor [...]
Last week, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld the Constitutionality of the PPACA, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.” Surprisingly, Chief Justice John Roberts was the deciding vote in the decision. More surprisingly, he initially voted against upholding the PPACA and changed his vote. Unsurprisingly, the Republicans, who had been so bothered under the [...]
This is going to be a disjointed post, because it comes from something I wrote on Facebook. And obviously I don’t want it to fall down the memory hole that is Facebook. First, some background. I linked to this — Steve Benen of MaddowBlog pointed to an appearance of Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein on [...]
There’s only one conclusion to draw — Mitt Romney is as detached from reality as a phildickian mindfuck: More proof of Romney’s detachment of reality: I begin to fear that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Palmer Eldritch.
Something I threw up on Facebook, but it’s worth preserving before it falls down the memory hole. I linked to this, an article by Steve Benen on opposition to the minimum wage by Senate candidates in Missouri. Benen writes: Indeed, the fact that U.S. Senate candidates would have no qualms about standing against the existence [...]
After winning the Florida Primary, Mitt Romney wanted America to know — he’s “not concerned about the very poor.” Erick Erickson, the CNN pundit and proprietor of Red State wrote that Romney’s line “played straight into the liberal caricature that Republicans donít have hearts.” That’s not how it is, though. It’s not that Republicans, especially [...]
Last week, comedian Stephen Colbert shocked the media by announcing his intention to explore the possibility of running for President of the United States of South Carolina. Or somesuch like that. Because pollsters need something to fill the endless hours between now and November, Public Policy Polling decided to put the question to a test [...]