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Krugman: Paul Ryan is a Con Man
Paul Krugman's last two posts from his The Conscience of a Liberal blog are great. From yesterday we have the short but sweet, A Public Servie Reminder: Paul Ryan is a Con Man. In it, Krugman ...
VTGenie 11/20/2012 150 518 4 -
FAIR: When is a Mandate Not a Mandate?
The media bias group Fairness in Accuracy and Reporting (FAIR) has put together a terrific answer to the "mandate question." In their brief but damning article, When is a Mandate Not a Mandate: ...
VTGenie 11/11/2012 6 5 1 -
A look back to September 1st
This makes me laugh. Back on September 1st I had some fun creating a chart (shown below) that counted Obama's paths to 270 Electoral Votes. My strategy was simple: using Nate Silver's numbers I ...
VTGenie 11/08/2012 1 - - -
Top-ticket Clean Sweep in VT
No surprises but still great! With 23% reported, the breakdown is Obama 67% Sanders 71% Welch 72% Shumlin 58% (Governor) There is a down-ticket race for Treasurer that also looks promising: Pearce (...
VTGenie 11/06/2012 9 7 - -
538: 91.4% chance Obama wins election
Obama's Battleground %s: CO: 80 FL: 52 IA:85 NH:85 VA:80 314 EVs ...
VTGenie 11/05/2012 12 3 - -
Forget revenge: we've got the positive edge
Along with other good news in today's Pew Poll (LV:O50, R47; RV: O49, R42!) there is a revealing question about voter intent: If the presidential election were being held TODAY, would you vote for ...
VTGenie 11/04/2012 1 - - -
Oct. 30 Editorial Cartoon from the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Romney's Bipartisan : The cartoon refers to a radio spot Voinovich recorded earlier this month in which he praises Romney's supposed bipartisanship and attacks Obama for his "deeply partisan ...
VTGenie 10/30/2012 2 13 - -
Romney can't win without Ohio, or else pigs have wings
I've mapped out Romney's paths to 270 electoral votes that exclude Ohio. My assumptions are that he wins all states for which Nate Silver gives him a 90% chance or better, and that he loses any ...
VTGenie 10/27/2012 12 4 - -
Mitt's faux empathy makes me sick
Sorry, short diary-- this little tidbit went by pretty fast, but I can't get it out of my head. During the debate segment on China, Romney declared: I've watched year in and year out as companies ...
VTGenie 10/22/2012 7 7 - -
When will it end? Now they're using President Kennedy to lie for them
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso gave the Republican response to Obama's weekly address on Saturday. It is, as you would expect, a long list of the same lies they've been spewing throughout this ...
VTGenie 09/09/2012 9 13 - 150
Electoral Vote Math: Obama 193, Romney 0
As Rolandz notes, Nate Silver has had some steadily encouraging numbers for Obama: his current forecast for Nov. 6, up even from yesterday, is a 73.1% chance of winning, and a healthy 305.5 ...
VTGenie 09/01/2012 106 257 14 2551
"Rankest HYPOCRISY: Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan"
VTGenie 08/30/2012 3 3 - 110
SO proud of my little Vermont town
We did it! Tonight at Town Meeting the voters in Sudbury, VT were presented with the usual list of items, including * approving the school budget (we did) * approving the town budget (check) * ...
VTGenie 03/06/2012 22 51 1 198
What Santorum didn't say
First what Santorum did say : "One of the things that you don't know about ObamaCare in one of the mandates is they require free prenatal testing," Santorum began telling about 400 people here. "Why?
VTGenie 02/19/2012 13 25 - 174
Religious Liberty? Not So Much
I've been listening with dismay as the contraception "controversy" continues to be framed (and propagated by big media) as a fight over "religious liberty" or "freedom of conscience" or anything ...
VTGenie 02/12/2012 10 3 - 100
Recess appointment whining: hypocrisy edition
While senate Republicans--John Cornyn chief among them-- continue ...
VTGenie 02/05/2012 13 4 - 64
Belittlement 101
This morning the call-in radio talk show On Point had some terrific politics discussion. The program, which is nationally ...
VTGenie 01/23/2012 79 258 3 1170
Iowa Final: Mittens vs. Gloves edition
And the winner is... Gloves!
VTGenie 01/04/2012 1 2 - 26
Trump's self-fulfilling prophecy, literally
From the never-ending ego-fest known as Donald Trump, we have (via Politico ) this brilliant analysis: Donald Trump ...
VTGenie 01/02/2012 3 1 - 86
Virginia's Primary ballot: a walk down memory lane
Joan McCarter's excellent article got me thinking--
VTGenie 12/31/2011 20 30 - 292
Here's what they're gonna do:
First they'll convince Obama and the Dems that we need to "temporarily" extend the tax cuts for the wealthy, but without paying for it, because they can't. Then they'll complain: OMG! the deficit ...
VTGenie 11/03/2010 10 4 - 36
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