Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The Political Positions of Obama

This was one of my favorite fivethirtyeight entries, an assessment of the political positons of President-Elect Barack Obama. The chart was surprisingly hard to find, as it’s no longer included in the fivethirtyeight archive. A subsequent piece comparing Obama to … Continue reading

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An Odd Midterms Scenario

There are a lot of unknowns with the midterm elections, most of which will be resolved shortly after everyone votes on November 5. We don’t currently know if Democrats can keep up their Get Out the Vote efforts without Obama … Continue reading

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July 24 2013 Politics Round-Up

On the Rolling Stone cover controversy, it’s worth considering how they have previously depicted people they didn’t like on their covers. Patrick, the two year old son of a Secret Service agent who served under George HW Bush, developed leukemia. … Continue reading

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Can anyone predict the 2016 Democratic nominee?

Joe Scarborough made the obvious point about Hillary Clinton’s status as the presumptive 2016 frontrunner: Wasn’t that also true in 2008? There are a few differences. She made some tactical errors in that campaign. And Barack Obama was almost built … Continue reading

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FDR’s Obstructionism

Yesterday, I compared Mitt Romney’s vague campaign to FDR’s 1932 presidential bid.¬†Roosevelt’s campaign and pre-presidency also tie into another contemporary controversy. Right now, there are arguments that Republicans are intentionally sabotaging President Obama’s agenda to hurt the economy, and increase … Continue reading

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FDR’s 100 Days and Obama VS Romney

There have been a few comparisons between Mitt Romney and Herbert Hoover, due to slight similarities in stated economic policies and business background. But it seems to me that there’s a lot that Romney has in common with Hoover’s successor … Continue reading

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Family Men and Presidents

Earlier in the week, porn star Ron Jeremey praised Mitt Romney’s strong family values. A few weeks ago, Chris Matthews was upset that all Republicans do is trash Obama even though he’s a good husband and father.¬†Politicians often parade their … Continue reading

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