by Mike Kimel Stop Acting Surprised It seems a lot of Democrats seem surprised that Obama is willing to give up on what they view as core principles. On the Republican side, there seems to be an implicit understanding that pretending the economic mess and spending began under Obama’s watch, and thus the policies that […]
Ken Houghton Christopher Buckley leads the Republican Party to water, and speculates on watching them sink: …GOP pin-up girl Sarah Palin. I’ll stipulate that that’s condescending, if my former confreres on the Right will stipulate that had Gov. Palin’s first name been “Bob” or “Chuck,” her surname would still be unrecognizable to 90 percent of […]
Thursday morning editorial: The voters may be full of hope about the looming Obama Presidency, but so far investors aren’t. No President-elect in the postwar era has been greeted with a more audible hiss from Wall Street. The Dow has lost 1,342 points, or about 14%, since the election, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq […]
By Spencer Everyone interested in analyzing the election should look at these maps: Maps of the 2008 US presidential election results. the difference when you map by population, etc.., rather than by land area are striking
I assume everyone heard about Starbucks offering a free cup of what they call coffee to anyone who went in on Tuesday and said they voted. Via a young woman who would probably prefer I not name her, a store in NYC went one better. (And the offers were non-rival.)
While there was a lot of blather about “values voters” swinging the 2004 Presidential election to the man who had none, the real story has always been that the HENRYs went for W’s policies. That changed in 2008: Guess who won Joe the Plumber’s vote…real people who make about $42,000 a year, the median income […]
(hat tip to Jo Walton)
Stick a fork in it.
The highest bid price for any Republican Presidential candidate in 2012, as of right now, goes to Caribou Barbie! It will be interesting to check this a few weeks from now.