Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Why Is Katie Couric Consorting with Mitt Romney?

This weekend former Massachusetts governor and relentless presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R-Do You Like Me Now?) is hosting his E2 Summit at an upscale ski resort in Utah, where at least six GOP presidential candidates will show up presumably to get … Continue reading

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Let the $10 Billion Rumpus Begin!

From our Val-PAC desk The hardworking staff recently trumpeted the estimated $9 billion price tag for the 2016 election cycle, but Bloomberg’s Al Hunt has a slight adjustment. How Record Spending Will Affect 2016 Election The role of money and politics … Continue reading

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Let the $9b Rumpus Begin! (Ad Early and Often Edition)

The air wars of Dustup 2016™ have gone from zero to :30 in no time flat. So the hardwatching staff is pleased to provide this handy clip ‘n’ save guide to the preliminary rounds, which range from the Presidential Donnybrook to the … Continue reading

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Could Scott Brown Run for U.S. Senate in . . . California?

From our Late to the Revival Party desk It’s hard to believe that Downturn Scotty Brown (R-Girl Trouble) might ever run for higher office again, but then there’s this from yesterday’s New York Times First Draft: Boxer’s Retiring, and Ad Agencies … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has plied the differently clichéd beat for quite some time now, but this week we had our first twofer: A pair of mangled phrases in the course of one day. Begin with this piece from … Continue reading

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GOP = Got Our Pitch? (II)

As the hardworking staff recently noted, for reasons unknown we’ve been plunged lately into a Republican fundraising emailstrom. Representative samples include this missive from Karl Rove (subject line: TIGHT AS A TICK): Friend, President Obama’s approval ratings keep dropping, no reliable poll shows … Continue reading

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GOP = Got Our Pitch?

For reasons far beyond our ken, the hardworking staff has been peppered lately with emails from Republican hustlers looking to shake us down for campaign contributions. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-God’s Waiting Room) kicked off the right-wingding with the subject line … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (HRC/NYP Edition)

Today’s New York Post was clearly channeling the National Enquirer with this Page One political screamer. (Tip o’ the pixel to the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages.)     Even more hyperventilating than the front page was the piece itself, which was … Continue reading

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Wait – Barack Obama IS Like LBJ After All!

As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the hot parlor game is to compare ‘n’ contrast Lyndon Baines Johnson’s style of presidenting with Barack Obama’s, largely to the latter’s detriment. As Obama journeyed to … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses! Two People Actually Object to Stealth Marketing!

Two people other than the hardtracking staff, that is. As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted last week, Boston Red Sox huckster – sorry, slugger – David Ortiz used the President of the United States as a prop for … Continue reading

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