Political Animal


September 09, 2012 8:08 AM Morning Coffee

By Ryan Cooper

Feeling a little more upbeat today.

Anything big happen last night?

Ryan Cooper is a National Correspondent at The Week, and a former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @ryanlcooper


  • N.Wells on September 09, 2012 9:20 AM:

    Nothing big, but I heard one too many interviews with an undecided voter, and am about to go postal. The guy voted for Obama in 2008, didn't get "change" & voted for republican for senator & congressman in 2010, and is now distressed that the parties are doing nothing but fighting.

    A) What on earth was he thinking? B) He got change and didn't notice it (progress re halting of free-falling recession, end of war in Iraq, health care). C) Parties are supposed to fight. D) If you want progress, pick a direction and stick with it. Grrrrrr.

  • esaud on September 09, 2012 10:11 AM:

    I saw Bernie Sanders on Bill Moyers last night, and was reminded how lopsided political coverage is. Of course, the scarsity of "far lefties" like Sanders on TV is necessary for all of those TV pundits to maintain their phoney "both sides" theme.

    If people actually saw more of Sanders (or Franken or Gravajla etc) on TV they would see through the phoneyness of it all.

  • berttheclock on September 09, 2012 10:29 AM:

    Other than Ed Kilgore enjoying the moments of Tiger Alpo being fed to his Georgia Bulldogs, last evening, in Columbia, MO..................

  • berttheclock on September 09, 2012 10:34 AM:

    Speaking of the excellent Senator Sanders, if only, the former moderator of this site, would have stood up for the views of Sanders at this site. One glaring error was Benen's not understanding how important capping credit card interest was to the average person. He and his now boss RM kept crowing about that "Great Victory" of the Credit Card bill.