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Entries by Chris Weigant from 07/2012

Happy Independence Day!

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

"But... " I hear you say, "... but July 4th is when the Declaration of Independence was signed, and that's what we commemorate." Well... no. Sorry.

A Romney Story From the Revolution

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

The name "Romney" has historical significance in Massachusetts, but the story goes back a lot further than just a recent ex-governor. In fact, a "Romney" played a significant part in the American Revolution -- on the British side.

Friday Talking Points -- At Night, The Ice Weasels Come

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's most recent meltdown happened in response to the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare, of course. This, apparently, was the final straw for the Wall Street Journal editorial board, which slammed Mitt over his campaign, and lack of leadership.

Super Lesbian PAC

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The more PACs the better, from anywhere on the political spectrum. Just because the game is rigged doesn't mean it isn't worth the effort to play.

Friday Talking Points: Worst... Congress... Ever!

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

Even Truman's infamous "Do-Nothing Congress" actually managed to get a lot more done than what we've got now, folks.

Team Obama Should Thank Karl Rove

| Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

The team of people working diligently to re-elect Barack Obama should really, right about now, be sending a big "thank you" note to none other than Karl Rove -- for providing them the playbook they are now using to maximum effect on Mitt Romney.

2012 Electoral Math -- Mixed Pictures

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

Since the last time we checked in, two states have moved toward Romney, two states have moved toward Obama, and three states have mixed news.

Friday Talking Points -- Another Sad Day

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

We're not going to have our normal partisan talking points today. We're going to follow the lead set by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and we're just not going to go there today.

Losing On Gun Control

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

There doesn't seem to be a way out of this conundrum for the Democratic Party. To get enough power to enact gun control, Democrats must not run on their support for gun control. Catch-22.

Could Voter Suppression Laws Suppress Republican Votes?

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The targets of these Republican voter ID laws are two large demographics which have been voting overwhelmingly Democratic: minorities and young people. But there's another massive group of people who will also be affected by the new laws: the elderly.

Friday Talking Points -- Going For The Gold

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

Democrats in the Senate put together a bill which will extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone. The news media, who are infamously bad at math, missed this fact. But under the Democrats' plan, every taxpayer will pay less in taxes than if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire.

Romney: Not Wimp But Weasel

| Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney doesn't really fit the classic wimp definition, as even Newsweek sheepishly concedes. Anyone who remembers the primary campaign knows that Romney is no classic "wimp." Instead, Romney is a world-class weasel.