Romney’s Small Lies Finally Catch Up to Him

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 11:50 am

One thing I’ve found remarkable about Mitt Romney throughout the campaign is his habit of telling small, easily provable lies. Almost all politicians tell the big lies, the type of vague promises that they will probably not be able to deliver on, but Romney often tells the lies which can easily be proven false. He [...]

More Now Say Afghanistan Was Mistake Despite Belief That War is Going Better

By: Friday April 8, 2011 5:22 pm

The number of Americans who believe our war in Afghanistan was a mistake has been steadily increasing since the beginning of the conflict, according to Gallup: Since November 2009, there has been an eight-point increase in the number who view the war as a mistake. Yet in the same time period, there has been a [...]

Maybe the Democratic Base is Spineless Because Party Leaders Praise Not Having Spines

By: Thursday April 7, 2011 4:57 pm

A new NBC/WSJ poll that shows self-identified Democrats think Congressional Democrats should compromise on the budget while self-identified Republicans think their elected Republican leaders shouldn’t compromise. Seeing these numbers, Matt Yglesias writes “Democratic Leaders Are Spineless Because Democratic Voters Like Spinelessness,” claiming that the pathetic response from top Democrats is them merely responding to their [...]

Kinetic Opinions: Partisan Split over Libya Engagement Grows Sharply After Obama’s Address

By: Tuesday April 5, 2011 7:18 pm

In Pew’s first poll on Libya taken after President Obama’s primetime speech to the American public they found little overall change in support for the conflict but massive partisan movement: Over just the past week, Republican opposition to the air strikes has grown substantially – 41% now say it was the wrong decision, up from [...]

Lessons from Libya: For Obama, There is No Pleasing Republican Base

By: Monday March 21, 2011 4:39 pm

Over at Slate, David Weigel found something interesting in the polling about President Obama’s handling of Libya: Sixty-three percent of Republicans disapprove of Obama’s handling of Libya, to 27 percent who approve. Seventy-six percent of Tea Party “supporters” disapprove of Obama’s handling of it. But 73 percent of Tea Partiers and 78 percent of Republicans [...]

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