August 18, 2017

Quotes of the day

Second term? President Barack Obama says his Republican challenger has the “wrong vision” for the … [Read more...]

Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

Yeah. I won’t run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don’t already know them … [Read more...]

WaPo/ABC poll: Obama’s favorable rating now underwater — including with women

Oh my. B-b-b-but Madeleine Albright says she can’t understand why any woman would vote for … [Read more...]

DNC video: “Government is the only thing that we all belong to”; Update: Not our video, says Obama campaign

Putting y'all back in chains. Yes, rest assured, Romney and the GOP are already working on ads about … [Read more...]

Dem convention, night one: Abortion, more abortion, Julian “Who?” Castro, FLOTUS

It's time. Here’s the hourly schedule. Even by the dreary standards of this convention’s … [Read more...]

Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC producer at convention shoves man for heckling Chris Matthews?

Hardball. You need to look at it from their perspective. They’d been pushed to the breaking … [Read more...]

Change: As Romney visits Louisiana, Obama alters schedule for earlier visit on Monday

Leadership. He was planning to visit on Monday all along, Jay Carney assured the press today, just, … [Read more...]

Confirmed: Line-up of speakers at Democratic convention is simply terrible

Disappointment. Ace wrote about this yesterday but I didn’t have time to look at the list … [Read more...]

Biden to table of Greek men: “I’m Joe Bidenopoulos”

“Can I get some rice pudding to go?” There are two categories of Biden idiocies, the ones that are … [Read more...]

Video: Romney’s moving convention intro clip

Family. If you missed it last night, watch it now. My impression from scanning Twitter while this … [Read more...]

Romney on offense: Nine new pro-Bain ads now available on YouTube

Plus: First signs of a convention bounce? Via Mark Hemingway, in case you were wondering how … [Read more...]

Romney on offense: Nine new pro-Bain ads now available on YouTube

Plus: First signs of a convention bounce? Via Mark Hemingway, in case you were wondering how … [Read more...]

New conservative ad: The faded Obama poster on the wall

Hopeless. From Crossroads Generation, a new spot recalling the most memorable line from Ryan’s … [Read more...]

Not a single mention of the tea party in primetime at the convention so far?

Silence. Via Doug Mataconis, so says BuzzFeed after studying the transcripts. Dave Weigel had … [Read more...]

Not a single mention of the tea party in primetime at the convention so far?

Silence. Via Doug Mataconis, so says BuzzFeed after studying the transcripts. Dave Weigel had … [Read more...]

PPP: McCaskill 45, Akin 44 in Missouri

Change? Another week, another encouraging poll for Akin from dKos’s pollster. The last one, … [Read more...]

Newest racist dog whistle: “Chicago”

Dogged. Via the Right Newz and Newsbusters, this one’s much easier than Lawrence … [Read more...]

Newest racist dog whistle: “Chicago”

Dogged. Via the Right Newz and Newsbusters, this one’s much easier than Lawrence … [Read more...]

Fox News source: Yep, Clint Eastwood is tonight’s mystery speaker; Update: Confirmation?

Or is he? Via Dan Riehl and Ace, you already sort of knew this but now you really sort of know it: … [Read more...]

Fox News source: Yep, Clint Eastwood is tonight’s mystery speaker; Update: Confirmation?

Or is he? Via Dan Riehl and Ace, you already sort of knew this but now you really sort of know it: … [Read more...]

Fired Yahoo bureau chief: Sorry for my inappropriate “joke”

Plus: MSNBC explains why goofing on Obama for golfing is racist. Go watch the clip again. … [Read more...]

Snap poll: Romney’s favorable rating rises five points overnight, Christie’s speech most popular

Bounce. Alternate headline: “So far, so good.” I assume most of this is due to Ann, … [Read more...]

Snap poll: Romney’s favorable rating rises five points overnight, Christie’s speech most popular

Bounce. Alternate headline: “So far, so good.” I assume most of this is due to Ann, … [Read more...]

Just a reminder: Obama campaigning today, doing online chat while storm pounds Louisiana

Priorities. Ace flagged this yesterday but I want to amplify it now. Because Isaac has finally hit … [Read more...]

Family Research Council poll of Missouri: Akin 45, McCaskill 42

Hmmmm. Given that they’re among his biggest (i.e. few) supporters, this is roughly as credible … [Read more...]

Yahoo bureau chief: The GOP is happy to have a party while black people drown

Hot mic. Via Newsbusters. He’s now the former bureau chief: Yahoo News confirms: “David … [Read more...]

Reince Priebus: Todd Akin’s not getting a penny from the RNC, even if the race is tied

"Vendetta"? Via Ben Howe and Chris Loesch of Revealing Politics. Two possibilities. One: Priebus is … [Read more...]

Christie: Let’s face it, Romney probably wishes he didn’t make that birth-certificate joke

"I think if he had to do it over again, he wouldn't make the joke." That was my hunch too. Which, … [Read more...]

Change: Obama’s lead down to two points in Iowa

Hope. Three months ago his lead there was 10, but that was probably due to some anti-Romney … [Read more...]

Theory on the convention’s mystery speaker: Nancy Reagan?

Colin Powell? Douglas Wilder? Joe Manchin? Ben Domenech tweets that an appearance by GOP former … [Read more...]

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