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    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 »

    Why Obama Choked

    WHY OBAMA CHOKED IN THE FIRST DEBATE When I saw the debate, I was quite thrilled with how well Romney was doing. Live-blogging it on Redstate, I found myself writing “home run” and “Romney nails it” several times, and noting Romney’s machine-gun rapid-fire of facts and figures. I marked four of the debate questions “ADVANTAGE ROMNEY”, where he clearly dominated the discussion or had a | Read More »

    Romney Wins – The Message is the Medium to Victory

    Did anyone notice something funny in the debate? No, not Romney’s gracious joke at the beginning or Obama looking down in his close at the end. Perhaps the one tell that Obama was losing it was: Obama endorsed Romney’s healthcare policy! After Romney eviscerates the Obamacare bill, by pointing out the many flaws in it:  – its expensive – it cuts Medicare – it puts | Read More »

    What Romney Needs to Say To Win By Ten Points

    On another diary, it was asked what Romney should say in response to the Obama “You are just Bush 2.0″ charge. In fact, such a question or charge would be an opening for Romney to hit a home run and possibly make the game-changing campaign point that will drive home why re-electing Obama will be dangerous for our economy. Here’s how. These are 6 key | Read More »

    Why Isn’t Obamacare a bigger issue?

    During 2010 and during the Republican primary, the number one concern and issue was repealing the signature ‘accomplishment’ of the Obama Presidency. Perhaps the elephant in the room on Obamacare is the fact that Romney is our nominee. And yet that cannot be quite right as Romney was willing to point out the Medicare cost-shifting in Obamacare.   There is one big opportunity and the number | Read More »

    Four Dishonest Pillars of Obama’s Re-election

    Speaking of things people believe that arent true, that’s what the 2012 election is all about. To wit, Obama’s path to victory is by lying to the American people, and these four big lies are the four pillars of Obama’s campaign: 1. Passing the buck: Obama excuses his failures by blaming Republicans,e.g. $1 trillion deficits? Not mine, theirs, he says. Never mind the  $2 trillion | Read More »