Day: June 24, 2012

Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity

Poster for the student-created movie Mendacity

Romney is one of the most disingenuous men who has ever run for President. I’m not sure if he is crafty or simply cannot recognize when he is not telling the truth, but either is of great concern. This series chronicles his lies on a weekly basis; this week’s edition catalogs thirty. (The Maddow Blog).

Michael Tomasky: Democrats Should Come Out Swinging Against the Court

Michael Tomasky
Michael Tomasky

“If the Supreme Court overturns the health-care law, Democrats will be tempted to sulk and feel sorry for themselves. But that’s the last thing they should do….

I’ll be watching for rhetoric, tone, even body language. And on those counts, they had damn well better dispense with the usual liberal woe-is-me hand-wringing and shoulder slumping and come out swinging. They had better communicate to their base that they stand for something, that it’s important to them, and they’re pissed. And if they do it the right way, they can make the Supreme Court an issue this fall in a way that might even persuade some swing voters that the Court overstepped its bounds. I’d go so far as to say that an aggressive response can reset and reframe the whole health-care debate, once Americans have had their minds focused on this by a blatantly partisan Court…” (The Daily Beast)