#9 The Republican “War on Women”

This “war” refers to a series of legislative and public actions that put the Republican Party at odds against women advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers. The tone and political positioning of party leaders hit a fever pitch as candidates running for office faced public scrutiny in wake of their off-color comments. Below is a sampling…

#4 Romney Doubles Down on Repealing Obamacare

In probably the most interesting political theatre match of our time, we saw two Presidential candidates grapple with health care positions that left both political parties at odds. Obama, having pushed for a very centrist healthcare reform bill actually modeled after Romney’s plan for Massachusetts, had to urge Democrats to fight for a bill that…

#1 PPACA Supreme Court Decision

Leaving a footprint in history, President Obama’s landmark legislation was deemed constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, granting 30 million more Americans access to affordable healthcare coverage. No President since Lyndon Johnson had been able to pass such a substantial piece of healthcare legislation. The Supreme Court case started the day of the signing of…

Christie/Obama: Is it Politics or Policy?

Is Christie’s decision about politics or policy? Answer our poll. You decide. Saying “No” Again New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie vetoed the latest Health Exchange bill sent to his desk by Democratic legislators on Thursday moving New Jersey one step closer to a federally facilitated Health Exchange. If the Governor does not come up with…

How Obama Won The Buckeye State

Romney had high hopes to win Ohio. A win in Ohio would have proven Romney’s decision to run on a message of repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), correct. Nonetheless,  he lost the state to President Obama by a razor-thin margin. The loss is still a surprise to many Republican operatives; including Karl Rove. Their polling showed a nearly impossible…

The Hidden Healthcare Election

It’s Healthcare, Stupid! James Carville famously coined the phrase “The Economy, Stupid!” while he was a campaign strategist for the 1992 Clinton Presidential campaign. Fast-forward to 2012 and for good reason both campaigns seemed to take heed to Carville’s advice. For good reason, the unemployment rate hovers around 8%.  On top of that 40% of the…

SOTU: What Obama Didn’t Say

President Obama filled up close to 90 minutes of TV airtime giving his 3rd State of the Union Address last week. With 6,953 words (about 12 pages) to choose from political pundits filled the airwaves all across the country with animated reactions commenting on everything from the details of his plans to his tone, his…

Debt Ceiling And Obama’s Big Elephant In The Room

Have you ever had those annoying debt collectors call your house over and over and over again? They can be relentless calling at all times of the night leaving disparaging messages about a debt they are attempting to collect. Now imagine for a just a minute being able to call up your local newspaper and convene a…