Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries Tagged as 'Mitt Romney'

Tea Party & the Auto Bailout

October 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Tea Party & the Auto Bailout

Duncan Black: While our liberal media coddled and adored them, the truth was that the Tea Party never actually had anything to be angry about. Obama didn’t take their guns, or raise their taxes, or give free Cadillacs to strapping young bucks. He did continue to be black, so there’s that I guess. They couldn’t […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Mitt Romney · Republicans

Obama’s horrific coal attacks

October 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on Obama’s horrific coal attacks

President Barack Obama, in last night’s second presidential debate: And when I hear Governor Romney say he’s a big coal guy, I mean, keep in mind, when — Governor, when you were governor of Massachusetts, you stood in front of a coal plant and pointed at it and said, “This plant kills,” and took great […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Climate Crisis · Environment · Mitt Romney

OFA’s Big Bird Ad & Wall Street Accountability

October 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on OFA’s Big Bird Ad & Wall Street Accountability

This is a funny, hard hitting ad by the Obama campaign on what may have been the biggest mistake Mitt Romney made in last week’s debate. Except David Dayen notes that the OFA ad has a bit of a problem with who it puts up as Wall Street criminals: Let’s look at that litany of […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Mitt Romney · Rule of Law

Vice Documentary: The Mexican Mormon War

September 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Vice Documentary: The Mexican Mormon War

Vice Magazine has created a truly fascinating documentary on the Mexican drug cartels, the Mormons who live in northern Mexico, and the state of near constant war between them. Many of the Mormons interviewed in the documentary are either close or distant relatives of Mitt Romney, whose family fled the USA to avoid prosecution for […]

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Krugman on the Republican hatred of workers

September 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Paul Krugman gets seriously shrill in his dissection of Mitt Romney’s revealing 47% comments and how they reflect what the contemporary Republican party thinks about workers. The whole thing is worth reading, but this passage stands out: For the fact is that the modern Republican Party just doesn’t have much respect for people who work […]

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Romney & Obama on outsourcing

July 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Romney & Obama on outsourcing

Adam Serwer has a very good piece at Mother Jones on the dynamic of Obama and Romney largely agreeing on the question of outsourcing, but pretending otherwise in the political debate. “I think their basic view is pretty much the same,” says Dean Baker, the cofounder of the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. Dan Ikenson, a […]

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The rich man’s burden

July 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on The rich man’s burden

The volume of throb-wankery coming out of Mitt Romney’s fabulous weekend of fundraising from multi-millionaires in the Hamptons is excessively loud. Take these examples: LA Times: A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the […]

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Major offensive on Romney and Bain Capital

January 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Major offensive on Romney and Bain Capital

The half-hour documentary on Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, When Mitt Romney Came To Town, is a huge story this week. Watch it – it’s devastating and the interviews of workers who lost their jobs after Romney’s Bain came in and broke their companies are heart-breaking. “When Mitt Romney Came To Town” is the […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Mitt Romney · Republicans