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The Borowitz Report

Friday, September 28, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on The New Yorker.com, talks about the presidential election so far.

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Comments [8]

Jack Jackson from Central New Jersey

The GOP based an entire night of their convention on misquote of the President's actual message. They did a TON of fund-raising based off that misquote which dovetails with their 'socialist' mis-direction.

The voters are tired of a campaign based on prestidigitation. They understand that most of it is illusion. The GOP seems to be casting its net for voters who are already drunk on the Kool-Aid.

Either the stakes are serious and the campaign is for real or it is not. Romney's poor campaigning make *me* fear that the fix is in.

Sep. 29 2012 10:36 AM
RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

@Ed from Larchmont -

"I'm not so concerned with Mitt Romney's gaffs, etc. It's a question of policies, and the president is pro-abortion, pro-embryonic stem cell research, pro-same sex marriage, pro-restriction of religious liberty - not good."

I care more about integrity and honest use of the American system of democracy. Neither have been displayed much by Romney during his campaign or the GOP since Obama's election.

"The recent polls don't seem to be totally reliable since they are based on the voting turnout of 2008, which was an anomaly."

Right...The polls are skewed based on a voter pattern that was an anomaly. Especially when you consider the GOP-based attempts at voter suppression that various state legislatures have been pursuing. Too bad the DOJ have blunted the efforts in FL and TX.

I cannot believe that your ideology has caused you to be so blind to the facts. Greed and stimulatory fiscal policy blew up the economy and the GOP have stood with both feet on the brakes to PREVENT recovery. Don't believe me? Check the unemployment rates in states with GOP governors versus Democratic governors.

Sep. 29 2012 09:56 AM
Stephen from Manhattan

Centrist pragmatist: a perfect description of Mr. Obama. It was clear from the beginning that he was intelligent, articulate, and highly not a saber rattling warrior. His inability to achieve all his campaign promises was hardly a surprise. Name one president in recent history who has done that. He made a sincere and concerted effort to rise above the poisonous partisanship in Washington, but that effort was hardly worth pursuing as soon as Sen. Jim DeMint declared that the Republican's primary goal was NOT to help turn around the destroyed economy handed to Obama, but to deny Obama a second term.

Sep. 28 2012 01:31 PM
Ed from Larchmont

I'm not so concerned with Mitt Romney's gaffs, etc. It's a question of policies, and the president is pro-abortion, pro-embryonic stem cell research, pro-same sex marriage, pro-restriction of religious liberty - not good.

Sep. 28 2012 01:28 PM

Please, please, please.

Romney was talking about firing your health insurance provider. How likely is that !!!!
The absurdity of his comment speaks for itself and is NOT an example of a quote out of context.

Sep. 28 2012 01:17 PM
Ed from Larchmont

The wars aren't ending, we're just not going to be there.

Sep. 28 2012 01:17 PM
Laura from UWS

How about some discussion of policies? Party platforms? Real issues? Less about 'horse race'?

Sep. 28 2012 01:11 PM
Ed from Larchmont

The recent polls don't seem to be totally reliable since they are based on the voting turnout of 2008, which was an anomaly.

Sep. 28 2012 05:42 AM

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