Robert Borosage_Articles written by RB
Published The Triumph of Middle Class PopulismNovember 7, 2012 – 9:11am
“The one word description of this election is spelled J-E-E-P,” said a friend early Tuesday evening. “This proves you can’t keep giving the finger to the American people and be elected president,” he said, with evident relief.
November 2, 2012 – 8:34am
The monthly jobs report — with a gain of 171,000 jobs – reveals an economy that continues to witness slow growth. This jobs growth is a stark and welcome contrast to the European Union, now back in recession, losing jobs as the result of premature and harsh austerity.
Published Mitt Romney: Tribune of the PlutocracyNovember 1, 2012 – 10:49am
After months of campaigning and hundreds of millions in advertising, voters and commentators still seem uncertain about Mitt Romney. Is he the “severe conservative” of the primaries, or the moderate of the last days eager to reach across the aisle? Does he have core beliefs or is he prepared to shift anything to appeal to his audience?
October 25, 2012 – 7:55am
“Sometimes the dreamers are the only realists”
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Published The Doublethink DebateOctober 23, 2012 – 6:42am
“I agree,” said Mitt Romney, and so he did, with the same passionate intensity with which he previously scorned the president’s foreign policies from one corner of the country to another. On Iran, on Afghanistan, on drones, on Libya, on using military force, on bailing out Detroit, Mitt agreed.
Published George McGovern: A True Progressive HeroOctober 18, 2012 – 1:43pm
I am saddened to hear that progressive champion Sen. George McGovern is reported to be at the end of his days. He has lived a life nearly as large as his heart.
Published The Empty SuitOctober 17, 2012 – 6:27am
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master that’s all.”
Published George Will: Break up the Big BanksOctober 13, 2012 – 1:44pm
George Will calls for breaking up the big banks. Too big to fail undermines markets, faith in free enterprise, citing Dallas Fed Reserve President Richard Fisher. Calls on Mitt to join him.
Fat chance. Mitt’s not a principled conservative nor even a free market guy. He’s a vulture capitalist, not a venture capitalist. He believes in rigged markets.
Published Joe Shows UpOctober 12, 2012 – 7:22am
Joe Biden showed up for the debate. He was engaged and engaging. He expressed his well deserved impatience with the wild claims and nitpicking criticisms of his opponent. Viewers saw energy, confidence, a willingness to mix it up. The mainstream media is arguing that his scornful smiles and interruptions hurt Biden, just as Ryan’s permanent smirk irritated. But that’s a quibble.
Published IMF Agrees: Austerity BitesOctober 11, 2012 – 2:53pm
Sen. Todd Akin calls for abortion on demand and free distribution of condoms. The CEO of Exxon decries global warming and demands an end to oil company subsidies along with new public investment in renewable energy. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls for amnesty for undocumented workers.