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Entries Tagged as 'Mitt Romney'

Pass The Stuffing Please, Turkey Of The Year Nominations

November 19th, 2012 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Time for the annual Turkey of the Year nominations. So many choices, so many pols stuffed with everlasting narcissism, excuses, whining, bewildering actions, statements and despair. We at OIB are equal opportunity chestnut crushers so we invite your nominations for local, state and federal office. It’s hard not to close nominations right here and now and […]

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Candidates Spending Their Own Money Or Candidates Whose Contributors Want To Buy Them?

November 13th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Greg Hladky of www.ct.com wonders if Linda McMahon’s second consecutive double-digit loss in a general election for U.S. Senate is giving 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley some pause about self funding as he contemplates another run for governor. It raises the question, What would you rather have, candidates spending their own money or candidates […]

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Election By The Numbers

November 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

The certified election results from Tuesday are now available. The charter question to decide the future selection of school board members: no 15,914, yes 13,943. That’s a competitive 53 to 47 percent spread. (Accountants and math mavens please verify.) Yes was for Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members. The no majority means voters […]

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Shays Meows McMahon’s Loss–Murphy Would Have Defeated Him Too–McMahon, Obsitnik Poor City Performance

November 8th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Congressman Chris Shays is reminding anyone willing to listen to him that he was right about Linda McMahon’s inability to win a general election. Maybe he should blame himself instead of blowing his trumpet, for managing his own primary that led to his August drubbing by McMahon. Shays couldn’t even win Bridgeport, where he […]

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Horrify Your Friends For Halloween–Mitt Romney: The Book Of Moron!

October 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments · News and Events

OIB friend Tom Kelly from Black Rock is a twisted Barnumesque character with a warped political perspective. “You’ll have a howling good time spooking and punking your political friends with our digital email spooking platform!” www.politicalpunkster.com. From the website:

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Barack Votes–CT Voters Need An Excuse To Vote Early

October 25th, 2012 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics

It was just a few days before election day in 2010 when Barack Obama packed the Webster Bank Arena in support of Congressman Jim Himes. The visit set off one of those OIB moments, a ballot shortage that turned election day into chaos. Obama, as he notes today in an eblast, will cast his ballot […]

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Q Poll: Murphy Leads McMahon By 6, Barack By 14 Over Mitt

October 24th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

The U.S. Senate battle between Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon continues to be close. Two other public polls this week had the race a dead heat. The latest from today’s Quinnipiac poll: Women and older voters are shifting away from Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race, giving U.S. Rep. Christopher […]

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