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Romney Thinks Big Bird is a Moocher

October 4, 2012

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Mitt Romney threw Big Bird under the bus in the first presidential debate, as he vowed to cut funds from PBS and the big yellow guy in favor of other federal programs. While some uber-conservatives might like the sound of …

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Presidential Debates: Here They Come!

October 2, 2012

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It’s presidential debate time! The moments we’ve all been waiting for in the 2012 campaign! OK, so maybe you haven’t been on the edge of your seat about the stand-at-the-podium, semi-scripted events that are a presidential campaign rite of passage.  …

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Are You “Ladylike” Enough for Todd Akin?

September 28, 2012

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  U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says his Senate opponent Claire McCaskill was much more “ladylike” last time she ran for office. A Mitt Romney supporter recently told NPR that Michelle Obama isn’t a good First Lady because she’s not “ladylike” …

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Ann Romney’s Political Mom “Stop It!” Moment

September 21, 2012

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  “Stop it! Stop it, RIGHT NOW!” What parent hasn’t had that moment of “I’m at the end of my rope” frustration with a tired or petulant child? You know you shouldn’t yell.  You know you’re supposed to remember all …

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Mitt Romney’s Marie Antoinette Moment

September 18, 2012

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Ann can’t help Mitt Romney anymore. She tried to paint a portrait of a kinder and gentler Mitt at the Republican National Convention. Just a boy who wanted to date a girl. Just a dad devoted to his kids. …

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Ann Romney Wears the Political Pants

September 14, 2012

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  On the cover of TIME Magazine’s online convention daily coverage, Ann Romney was pictured in a lovely plum-colored blouse and a pair of jeans. Or, should I say, she’s wearing the pants. How apt. I’m convinced that Ann Romney

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“Cult of Mom” Politics

September 11, 2012

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  Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz each have two things in common. They were featured speakers at the Democratic National Convention and they’re moms. I’m not bringing up their motherhood status because I think it’s important. They …

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Five Reasons I Liked President Obama’s DNC Speech

September 8, 2012

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  For a Democrat like me, it was hard not to like President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the DNC. Since it was coming on the heels of Mitt Romney’s speech in Tampa for the RNC, I knew he’d be …

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Mia Love: The Next Best Republican Hope

August 31, 2012

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Don’t we all love something new? Something hip and happenin’? Something that’s so fresh that even just talking about it makes you say, “Is that even possible?” That’s what the Republicans have in Mia Love, the mayor of the small …

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5 Things I Hated About Ann Romney’s Speech

August 29, 2012

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So, I’ve already weighed in on Ann Romney’s attempts to make her husband out to be all warm and fuzzy and the kind of guy you not only want to take home to the parents, but who will also work …

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Dear GOP: Something’s Missing

August 29, 2012

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I watched pretty much all of the live coverage of the first full night of the Republican National Convention. I even watched it on C-SPAN so I wouldn’t get the spin of my usual (and favorite) talking heads! I truly …

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Ann Romney and the GOP: Courting the Mom Vote

August 29, 2012

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Ann Romney was after the mom vote big time at the Republican Convention last night. Moms hold the country together. Moms sigh a lot. Moms worry a lot. She was a mom who worried a lot. But she trusted Mitt …

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