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Entries by Chris Weigant from 02/2012

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2012

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

While the overall trend is indeed extremely positive for Obama at this point, he's still got a long way to go to retain his job this fall.

Friday Talking Points -- Poor Mitt?

| Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, frontrunner for the Republican nomination, announced he wasn't too worried about poor people. Maybe it would be fun to see Romney debate Joe Biden, just because nobody would know what to expect from either of them.

Romney's "Very Poor" Choice of Words

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

While most of the attention so far has been focused on the "out of touch" nature of Mitt's "very poor" choice of words, the real damage to Mitt as a Republican candidate stems from how he attempted to explain what he really meant.

Contraceptive Debate Reporting Omits Important Voices

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

You know what we have yet to see? A poll of the workers affected. Not a single "woman on the street" interview, not a single union representative, not a single spokesperson for the women themselves.

Friday Talking Points -- White House Fumbles

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

No matter what you think of the administration's decision on birth control, I think we can all agree that it was handled extremely badly from the get-go. This is not the way to roll out a contentious policy, guys and gals.

Primary Season Amnesia

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

History never repeats itself, at least not exactly. But the similarities between the 2008 Republican primary race and the 2012 primary season are arguably more numerous than the differences. Someone should alert the media.

Weak Tea?

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

The Republicans who are only loosely associated with the Tea Party banner may finally be realizing that there will be consequences in November for following the Tea Party mantra too far.

Friday Talking Points -- Milbank's Unfunny Puns

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

The line between certain types of comedy and the political/media world should be brighter than ever. This is a lesson Dana Milbank of the Washington Post apparently has yet to learn.

George Washington's Biggest Critic

| Posted 02.20.2012 | Media

When Washington died, the phrase which spread the country was: "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen." While this may be almost universally true today, it was not when the man held office.

Republicans' Democrat Envy

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

You might not know it from the extended bouts of hair-pulling-and-garment-rending anguish emanating from the Republican Party establishment these days, but the Republican Party is getting exactly what they asked for.

Friday Talking Points -- My "War on Women" Rant

| Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Maybe we should hold a hearing on prostate health and invite a panel of all women to testify why they're morally opposed to treating it. You see how ridiculous it sounds when the shoe's on the other foot?

Apology Derangement Syndrome

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

All you have to do is go back to George W. Bush's presidency to see that -- gasp! -- presidents apologize all the time when America does something wrong, or stupid, or both.

Sexist Leap Day Fun

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Huffington Post

Aurora, Illinois used to be famous for its Leap Day fun, when the unmarried women took over the town and arrested all the unmarried men for the "crime" of being a bachelor. Yes, you read that right.