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Entries by Robert L. Borosage from 08/2012

Will Anyone Answer The Question Voters Are Asking?

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

An overwhelmingly negative campaign implies that the president's policies are already in place, which will give people little hope he'd change things around. And worse, negative campaigns gain no mandate for moving forward.

Game Changer: Biden Guarantees No Changes in Social Security

| Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

It's unclear what effect Romney's decision to add Rep. Paul Ryan to his ticket will have on his candidacy, if any. But the choice certainly has had a salutary effect on the Obama re-election campaign.

Bain of Our

| Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

The Republican convention, with its high-tech stage and Hollywood directors, will try to remake Mitt Romney once more, reintroducing him as a family man of faith, charitable, good-hearted, experienced in business and government, ready to put America back on track. Romney is of, by and for the very Gilded Age capitalism that generated extreme inequality, rising poverty and a declining middle class even before it blew up the economy. He will change his views on social issues to fit the prevailing winds, and remake his image with each rising sun. But on economic issues he is the man from Bain. Want more of what we've had? He is your man.

The Hard Truth About Romney's Republican Party

| Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Behind the multi-million dollar stage in Tampa, beneath the glittery "reintroduction" of Mitt Romney as a pragmatic business guy, lies this "hard truth." And with record numbers in poverty, Mitt's promise is to savage vital programs for the vulnerable.

Mitt's Memory Hole

| Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

For all the talk about "introducing" Romney to America, Romney has to remain an enigma. He can't talk honestly about the economic calamity that Obama inherited because he champions the very policies that led to it. He must make us forget it.