Archive for June 8th, 2012

June 8, 2012

Playing Politics with Government Workers

Earlier today President Obama was ridiculed by his Republican rivals for asserting “The private sector is doing fine.” The statement came during a brief press conference with the president of the Philippines, where he was urging Congress to act on public sector job creation.

While the six word phrase garnered the most attention, the context in which it appeared was largely ignored. The full statement made by the president was; 

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June 8, 2012

Wisconsin Recall: Glimpse of the Darkside or Wake-up Call?

After the Tuesday Wisconsin recall many a political pundit assessed the results of this Midwestern state’s impact on the presidential elections. Is Wisconsin a representative microcosm of American politics from which national contests can be accurately gauged? Or did the entire effort speak more to significant political divides within the US and the ease in which we are swayed by rhetoric and the money spent perpetuating it?  

June 8, 2012

Poll Update: Bain Capital Attacks & Supreme Court

Obama’s Bain Capital attacks may be working with battleground state voters

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has come under fire for its attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital—with several Democrats, including Bill Clinton and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, suggesting Obama’s focus on private equity companies could backfire.

But if a new poll of voters in key swing states is any judge, the Obama campaign is unlikely to drop its Bain strategy anytime soon.

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