Tag Archive: Jim Geraghty

” Obama’s Speech: More of Our Familiar National Background Music”

  ” I think Barack Obama has said everything that he has to say. If I were the vice president, I would add, literally.

   I know that not everyone listens to the president as often as I do, or perhaps you do, but last night felt like a real rehash of familiar pledges and promises and
predictable jabs and reheated “audacity of hope, insert-soaring-imagery here” rhetoric. I think Obama has reached the point where he just doesn’t have much
more to tell us that we haven’t heard many times before.”

Quinnipiac Pollster: ‘What I Believe Is What We Found.’

   ” “With every passing week Democratic insiders are becoming more and more panicked that, by
November, their Republican opponents will have buried them under a mountain of money,”
reports The New Republic . “The GOP money machine — that is, American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove; Americans for Prosperity, the group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — has vowed to spend $1 billion
combined before Election Day.”

  The only catch is that the actual spending by super PACs so far this year tells a quite different
story. The truth is that the super PAC founded by top Obama staffers and its aligned “independent” groups are outspending groups that oppose the president by roughly two to
one. “

Jim Geraghty on Scott Walker

“Believe it or not, by winning his recall election –  by a 57 percent to 42 percent margin at this hour – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has done his foes – the Wisconsin Democratic Party, the public sector unions, the progressives and angry leftists – a favor “