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Entries by Jason Linkins from 09/2012

Tales Of Woe Are Part Of Republican Convention's Show: HuffPost List

Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

Before we forget about Tampa, let's take a journey way back to 1956, when the National Broadcasting Company aired a "reality" television show so d...

Democratic National Convention: The Seven People You'll Meet In Charlotte

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Obama will be the guy in dad jeans kissing babies, and Biden will be the white-haired fellow whispering obscenities under his breath. How do you spot ...

DNC Convention Shadow Skips Red Carolina County Where 'We Laugh At Ugly'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A thunderstorm beats the pavement as hard as a nail gun, drowning out the US Leisure factory’s robotic churn, busily producing pl...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 09.09.2012 | Media

Could anyone have turned things around in four years, better than has been done by the Obama administration. Hubbard says no. He says that Romney is awesome though, and Obama is terrible, so what are you going to do, America?

Paul Ryan Now Denies Having Voted For Act He Heralded As A 'Huge Cultural Change' For Congress

Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

If you want to tell me that the so-called "super committee" -- empaneled last year as a last-ditch attempt to reach a compromise on budget alignment -...

Mitt Romney's Accusation Of Obama 'Sympathy' With Benghazi Attackers Makes No Sense

Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

In 2006, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a series of satiric editorial cartoons that lampooned the prophet Muhammed, touching off demon...

Romney's Public Confidence About Debates Is A Terrible Strategic Mistake, Because Of 'Expectations'

Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

In just a few short weeks, the long-awaited series of presidential debates will begin at the University of Denver, where Jim Lehrer will pepper Presid...

Romney Campaign Is Pretty Averse To Using The Word 'Neo-Conservative'

Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

What sort of foreign policy philosophy is Mitt Romney likely to follow? Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), writing for Foreign Policy back in July, sized it u...

Mitt Romney Searches For A Former Clarity: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 14

Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

One of the essential charges that's been levied at Mitt Romney by Team Obama Re-Elect is that he has, thus far, refused to offer any specifics in term...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 09.16.2012 | Media

Well, hello and good morning and welcome once again to your Sunday morning fast-typed and quickly-reacted to chronicle of the nation's televised baffl...

Foreign Policy Flubs Can Be Campaign Coffin Nails: HuffPost List

Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

This week’s big shiny campaign hurlyburly was Mitt Romney’s decision not to abide by our traditional "politics stops at the water’s edge" po...

'47 Percent' Tape Defines Romney, As He Is Unwilling To Define Himself

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Over the past few days, tension in the 2012 race has been considerably amped up by two statements from Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney....

Donald Trump's Super Awesome Republican Convention Surprise Revealed!

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

As you may have heard, reality show host and celebrity mogul Donald Trump had a huge (pronounced "yooge") surprise planned for August's Republican Nat...

Will A Gaffe Be A 2012 Campaign-Killer? Political Science Says 'No'

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The pointed question, shouted at Mitt Romney in Poland, that more or less sums up the 2012 campaign season, is "What about your gaffes?" Well, what ab...

The Most Unnecessary Story About The Aurora Movie Theater Shooter That Can Possibly Be Written

Posted 09.19.2012 | Media

This is a bit of a late pass, but Mediaite's Tommy Christopher has flagged one of the most gobsmackingly bizarre examples of a story that mixes a blan...

Dean Heller Distances Himself From Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Comments

Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

The wide release of Mitt Romney's remarks about the "47 percent" of the country who the GOP presidential nominee says he'll "never convince" to "take ...

Angus King's Weird Stance On Caucusing Is Costing Him Votes In The Maine Senate Race

Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

When Angus King jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Maine to replace the retiring Olympia Snowe, he rode a wave of popularity and goodwill from Mainer...

Linda Lingle Joins Other GOP Senate Candidates In Distancing Themselves From Mitt Romney

Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday became the latest Republican Senate candidate locked in a competitive race to distance himself from GOP president...

Mitt's A Real Nowhere Man: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Sept. 21

Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

At the Values Voter Summit this past weekend, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan lit into President Barack Obama for his propensity for making ...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 09.23.2012 | Media

There are six weeks before the election, which is just about the most generic number of weeks that can possibly be before something. "Six weeks" is the number you tell people when you are pretty sure that something is going to happen in a little over a month, but aren't completely sure.

Caught On Tape, Candidates Get Shot In The Footage: HuffPost List

Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign was thrown into sudden turmoil this week when a video of remarks he made at a Boca Raton donor bash became publicly availab...

Boycott The NFL, Now

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

Boycott the NFL, everyone. Do it now. I'm going to try not to belabor this point. Everyone who is a fan of the National Football League either wit...

Allen West Would Invoke 'Angel Of Death' At UN, He Says

Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is pretty hopping mad about President Barack Obama's speech to the United Nations, ostensibly because of the emphasis the pre...

Zany Birther Math Shows Obama's 'Eligibility' To Be Astronomically Improbable

Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

The great thing about birtherism is that it is forever on the verge of reaching its apotheosis, leaving spectators to its surreality-based derangement...

ABC News' 'This Week' Powerhouse Roundtables: The Mastercut

Posted 09.26.2012 | Media

As anyone who watches Sunday morning political chat shows knows, the key feature they all share is their roundtable discussions, packed to the brim wi...