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Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on NewYorker.com, is back to share his thoughts on tomorrow's presidential election and the long campaign.
Watch a video of Andy Borowitz talk about the election—and predicting who will win—at the 92nd Street Y.
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OK, so the presidential race isn't really in contention, according to Andy Borowitz. But what about the House & Senate races? Mitt Romney has been saying that if Barack Obama is reelected the next 4 years will be like the last 4. Well, if he's reelected w/the same kind of Congress he had in his 1st term, *then* the next 4 years are likely to be like the last 4. So maybe that's the real nail-biter.
BTW, that situation accounts for many of the points Gary from ULS puts forth repeatedly. And for those who say, "But he had Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress," remember all those bills that passed the House but were filibustered in the Senate.
Ok, now that Mr. Borowitz has reassured us about the presidency, what about the local races? More Rep governors, NYS's senate .... He'll never run out of material.
All Trump's money and he hasn't yet hired someone to keep him from stuffing his mouth with his feet.
Leonard - PLEASE... how can any conversation about who wins neglect to discuss voter suppression, glitches and theft of votes? Please ask him how that will factor in to favor (in most instances) Republicans. Thanks.
Let's do a review of the Obama Administration:
Promise: Close Gitmo. Reality: Gitmo is STILL open for business.
Promise: Healthcare reform. Reality: 50M people STILL don't have coverage; premiums skyrocket by 32% in 2 years for those with insurance while benefits are reduced.
Promise: Financial reform. Reality: Dodd-Frank Law only stops the most egregious banking practices; credit card rates still at usury levels.
Promise: Prosecute those responsible for housing scandal. Reality: NO ONE has been even indicted by the DOJ, let alone prosecuted and convicted. NO ONE !!!
Promise: Immigration reform. Reality: More "illegals" deported than under Bush.
Fun Fact: Obama nominates tax evader for Secretary of Treasury (IRS is a division of Treasury).
Fun Fact: Obama wins Noble Peace Prize while dropping bombs on Afghanistan.
Fun Fact: Anti-Wall Street rhetoric in the morning, then Obama appears at Wall St. fundraiser later in the day.
Fun Fact: Goldman Sachs is Obama's largest campaign contributor.
Fun Fact: Rate of foreclosures accelerated from January 2009 to January 2012.
Fun Fact: Banks have the widest profit spread in U.S. history (banks borrow money at 0%--Fed Funds Rate set by government--but lend at 29.9% (e.g., credit card rates).
Fun Fact: "Proposal" (no law yet) for 2-yr reprieve on illegal immigrants b/w 16 and 31 years old that requires registering with I.C.E., which is really a way to "smoke 'em out" and find them for future deportation after 2-yr reprieve has expired.
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