This ideology didn't just happen. It was four decades in the making. Sachs and Stanley refined it; private equity and financial engineers distilled it; Merril, Stearns and Joe the Plumber got drunk on it.
when Republicans actually come face-to-face, or even voice-to-voice, with the actual Obama, they can't help but be reassured -- or is it disappointed? -- that he's not the bogeyman they've made him out to be.
Joe The Plumber was blunt in his assessment of the GOP's idea of bringing in new voters by trying to figure out why so many voters seem to hate their guts, saying to a group of reporters, "Listening is gay."