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    Post-election memo to the bedwetters

    Dear Conservatives Bedwetters: You know who you are, talking about how Republicans need to get hip with tax increases, amnesty, gay marriage and abortion-on-demand. You are shell-shocked and babbling about Obamacare as the law of the land. If only we could be more like the Democrats, you lament. You want to throw in the towel: Give them everything they want, let them stew in it.  | Read More »

    If 2012 was like 2004, then 2014 can be our 2006

    I have noted prior that the 2012 election was an inverted version of the 2004 election. Obama beat Romney using the same base-appeal, define-the-other-guy and retail politics that Bush did in 2004.  In some respects, it was an important election to give Bush the opportunity to finish in Iraq and confirmed his stewardship of the economy. But we all know that by 2006, things were | Read More »

    The Power to Say No

    The correct way to respond to the Obama victory:  remember that we have 30 GOP Governors, a GOP House, and note that his victory now is just a ‘status quo’ result, a grudging narrow win to not fire an incumbent, a pale shadow of his ‘mandate’ of 2009.  It was a narrow win in a divided nation. If you want to know the CORRECT way | Read More »

    It was the GOTV All Along

    What made Mitt Romney lose the election? Well, lets consider: The incumbent, faced with an opponent from Massachusetts who wrapped up his nomination around April, went to work fairly quickly in defining him; he did some swing-state pandering to give him an edge in particular in Ohio, the crucial battleground. He knew it would be a close race, so he determined that he would have | Read More »

    Conservative Principles: The pro-choice Argument against Mandates

    Conservatives have been liberated in this last election. Had Mitt Romney won, the weight of responsibility for cleaning up the fiscal mess we are in would be on him and us. Now,  I’d rather we had the power and responsibility, but since it’s up to Obama now, it’s on him, and we are liberated to speak our minds and set the record straight on what | Read More »

    How to Deal with the Fiscal Cliff

    A present from the August 2011 deal is the upcoming sequestration of spending, and along with it the ‘cliff’ of Bush tax increases. How should the Republicans in Congress, still running the House and still a minority in the Senate, deal with this? The Republicans can and must hold the line on taxes in the lame duck session, and in fact Democrats will go along. | Read More »

    Divided We Stand

    Election Night. A time for hope, fear, anxiety, and, when the good news happens – anticipation of a brighter future. This is not such a night. We will find out soon enough exactly where things fall, but as of right now, with Ohio called for Obama, President Obama is set to win his second term;  Romney continues leading the popular vote but is losing most | Read More »

    Romney Will Win

    I have done a lot in my life that requires predicting what will happen and making plans based on partial information.  I have made strenuous effort to be objective, clear headed and correct in my predictions. I am now including considerations of who will win in my plans, and those plans are being based on a Romney victory. Why? Because Romney will win. What gives | Read More »

    This Debate Changes Nothing, It’s Still the Economy Stupid

    This debate will be dissected and discussed, but in a debate where much was argued and little resolved, this debate will not change much. The President said much that one could argue with – misleading negatives on Romney, and an overfocus on minor distraction issues. It was surprising to hear the President sound indignant over the ‘politicization’ of the Libya fiasco, after a month of | Read More »

    Romney Leads

    There has been a lot of  good polling news for Romney.  Romney is within the margin of error in Pennsylvania.  Thanks to good polls, RCP has now moved New Hamphire, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania all to toss-up status from lean Obama.  Various polls have Romney leading in VA, FL, CO, and even OH, while being within the margin of error in MI, WI, and elsewhere. Wednesday | Read More »

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