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forceful page one endorsement complete with empty chair image.
I don’t remember such a show of support for McCain
He must think it’s in the bag as he already came up rattling the cat food commission slogans
And we can easily meet—’easily’ is the wrong word—we can credibly meet the target that the Bowles-Simpson Commission established of $4 trillion in deficit reduction, and even more in the out-years, and we can stabilize our deficit-to-GDP ratio in a way that is really going to be a good foundation for long-term growth. Now, once we get that done, that takes a huge piece of business off the table,” he went on to say.
NY Post thinks Obama’s victory was “hollow” (well, the whole show was, but don’t tell the voters that)
The Daily News is gloating
whole Murdoch has quotes in his other paper
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The only journalistic presentation is in the free paper
but they of course have it wrong as the two agree on everything that matters as Frum correctly observed in this tweet
Listening to these 2 guys agree, I'm beginning to think this may be the * least * important election of our lifetimes …—
(@davidfrum) October 23, 2012
Note the composition of the first page
This was the theme of a rather subdued letter from DCCC asking for my $3 for Obama. It starts humbly, trying to quell my worries
Look, we knew the polls were going to be tight in the run-up to the election.
.Who is this “we”? And why did “we” know that? With all the drumbeat in the media favoring Obama, why would this be a given? Anyway the punch line follows right after the low expectation pitch
But when it mattered most, President Obama fought for you.
Say what? How is his reelection “for me”? How is his campaign “when it mattered most”? Why didn’t he fight for me when he made the Hyde amendment permanent?
Why didn’t he fight for me when he nixed medicare for all and instead pushed a bailout for the insurance industry? How was he fighting for me when he extended Bush’s tax cuts for the rich beyond the R’s expectations? Was he fighting for me when he set up the cat food commission?
Truth is, as the first debate showed, Obama could he barely bothered to fight for himself. This time, with the moderator helping with answers, he was a bit more into it. That was still a fight for himself. Who wins in this debate is not of any help to me. My own candidate was arrested for trying to participate.
But apparently, in order to reward Obama for not looking bored on stage
Now it’s time to fight for him.
Something technical about an FEC deadline follows, then the pitch for my $3 (apparently the big schtick about the # of donors is to be tried again). One more thing: the heading of that message was
He walked up on that stage…
.Seems to me this is all he did for the last for years. Except when he went in the wings to golf and party. And make secret deals with pharma, hospitals, insurers and Wall Street. Am I to fight for him for putting on a show? It wasn’t even an entertaining one.