This is going to be a tough campaign season. Both sides are going to level harsh attacks at one another, and many of us will become sick of it as the campaign season moves on.
President Obama has certainly gone negative as he makes Bain and Mitt Romney’s business record an issue, and Romney and the right wing super pacs are being very tough on Obama over the economy.
But it’s rather pathetic, and perhaps a little desperate, when a campaign takes a string of words completely out of context in order to distort what a candidate said. That’s what’s going on with the “you didn’t build that” line of attack against Obama, implying that he said entrepreneurs didn’t build their own business. When you read the entire context of what Obama said, he was clearly referring to the roads an bridges built by society. See the video above as well.
Hopefully we’ll see Obama address this on the stump in a mocking tone of how desperate Mitt has become.
Here’s a fascinating video of Mitt Romney’s Power Point presentation he made to the Heritage Foundation in 2006. Romney explains the conservative position that any individual mandate should be called the Personal Responsibility Principle.
This is yet another example of how Mitt Romney’s positions are mostly governed by political expediency. The man seems to have no principles whatsoever, except for his consistency when it comes to cutting taxes for the wealthy.
Yesterday was a good day for those of us who want universal health care coverage. It was also a good day for those of us who think CNN and Fox both suck. The video below from Politico mashes up some of the funniest reactions to the Supreme Court decision and the massive fail by CNN and Fox News.
Politics is a never-ending industry. Updates on the latest news, events and candidates can come in at any point in time ranging from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. This non-stop nature of the political world makes it difficult for political junkies to stay on top of the latest and most up-to-date information, but with the help of a handheld smartphone, and some carefully chosen mobile apps, the political world can be in the palm of your hand.
The following are some of the top mobile apps every political junkie should have downloaded on their smartphone, iPhone, Android phone or cheap cell phones.
Ever want to know if what a political candidate is saying is true or not? While there is a no 100% sure way to know if what is being spoken is true, the Politifact Mobile app can get you pretty darn close. This mobile app tracks and rates how truthful a statement is or is not. Each statement is compared to other statements the candidates said, and measured for consistency. This measurement is used to provide users with a meter of how truthful the candidates really are.
Slate Magazine Mobil App
Download the Slate Magazine mobile app and a political junkie will have everything they need at their fingertips. The Slate Magazine mobile app offers direct links to articles, podcasts, and videos that cover a wide variety of topics ranging from politics, world news, and election updates.
In addition to the instant updates and links to political articles, the Slate Magazine mobile app hosts a weekly podcast called “Political Gabfest”. This podcast allows users to get a fresh look at politics and world events that might not be offered through mainstream media outlets like newspapers, talk shows, or news broadcasts.
Congress and Congress+
Updates and information on presidential candidates isn’t the only thing political junkies need. They also need to know what is going on in other branches of government, such as Congress or House of Representatives. The Congress or Congress+ mobile app will give political nuts everything they need to track certain members of Congress and the House of Representatives. This mobile app will keep track of voting records for the Senators and Representatives, who is in the headlines, and who might be backing the politician. The mobile app even has a quick link to allow users to contact their representatives regarding important issues.
Ever wonder what it would be like to sit in on a Congress session or a political debate without having someone interpret what is being said? The C-SPAN Radio app gives you the tools to enjoy the political world without interruptions from commentators or others. Just download the app and you can listen to live sessions of Congress, or even download major speeches given by high-ranking political officials.
The political world is always changing, so why would you wait to find out what is happening? Download these mobile apps and you’ll have the latest and greats information in the palm of your hand on virtually every aspect of the political world.
I’ve been saying for a while that Mitt Romney’s biggest problem will be his compulsive lying. It’s stunning how he repeatedly changes his positions, and then denies ever taking the previous position.
With that track record, the Obama campaign seems to have come up with an appropriate slogan – “Mitt Romney vs Reality.” The first ad has to do with Romney’s hilarious statement in Cleveland that he deserved plenty of credit for the recovery of the auto industry . . . even though he opposed the bailout. The ad is excellent, though coming up with ads against Romney should be pretty easy.
The ad is pretty good, and it frames the campaign nicely for President Obama. Simply, he inherited a mess, and his decisions have helped the country to move forward. The auto industry bailout is front and center in the ad.
Mitt Romney actually helped the cause this week when he tried to take credit for the auto bailout that he opposed.
The polls are close at the moment, so anything can happen, but Romney’s propensity to make claims that contradict his previous positions will likely undo him in the end.