Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 13th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL
Obama’s Messenger Who Does the Shooting
Amy Chozick, NY Times
TWO days after President Obama’s first debate against Mitt Romney, Stephanie Cutter, a deputy campaign manager for the Obama re-election effort, decided to tweak Mr. Romney for his attack on federal funding for PBS. A one-stop destination for the latest political news "” from The Times and other top sources. Plus opinion, polls, campaign data and video.Stephanie Cutter on TV in July. Ms. Cutter with Sen. John Kerry in 2004, when she was his presidential campaign's communications chief. On Twitter,…
Bombastic Blather Will Fool No One
Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Told ya so. President Obama should have pulled a Joe Girardi and benched Joe Biden long ago. Hillary Rodham Clinton would have knocked last night's debate out of the park and probably won the election for the Democrats.Instead, Biden took the stage and made a fool of himself. The experience that supposedly qualifies him to be a heartbeat away is more than offset by the manic behavior he exhibited.
Now It’s Obama’s Turn to Win the Debate
Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
Okay, Joe Biden did his part. Now, or soon, it's Barack Obama's turn again. If he flubs this like last time, this race is probably over. If he manages a draw, he'll stay what he is now, the narrow favorite whose rickety lead is based chiefly on an edge in Ohio that doesn't feel all that solid, and both sides will be sweating bullets right through election night. He has to win. And frankly, there's reason to wonder whether he can. He'll need to be on his toes on taxes and Medicare and health care, sure. But before all that, I hope someone is reminding him that he…
Fed May Be Helping Banks More Than Borrowers
Danielle Douglas, WP
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the nation's largest mortgage lenders, said Friday they won't make home loans much cheaper for consumers, even as they reported booming profits from that business.Those bottom lines have been padded by federal initiatives to stimulate the economy. The Federal Reserve is spending $40 billion a month to reduce mortgage rates to encourage Americans to buy homes. Instead, its policies may be generating more benefits for banks than borrowers.
State Rejects White House Story on Benghazi
John Hinderaker, PowerLine
The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday). I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11. While this is by no means clear, it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating conflict between Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the Secretary of State, Hillary…