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    Doom, Gloom and The Economy’s 1.25% GDP Growth

    If you want to know why this election is important to our prosperity and economy, there are several data points you can turn to. It might be the fact that Household income is down 8.2%.  Or it might be the fact that our debt is now over $16 trillion. For me,  the biggest concern is that the bad trend of higher taxes and more spending | Read More »

    Who Can Fix Our Broken Economy?

    The question for 2012 is NOT “Are you better off now?” The fact is that 4 years ago, our world was getting turned upside-down by the unprecedented request for TARP, aka, the bank bailouts.  Government, and the economy has never been the same.  The Obama campaign, enlisted the slickest political salesman they could to push “The dog ate my homework” excuse, have explained that in | Read More »

    Salvaging the Missouri Senate Seat from Akin’s FAIL

    I was challenged to come up with solutions rather than ‘whining’ about Todd Akin’s prideful refusal to bend to political reality and let a better candidate take his place as Republican nominee for Missouri Senate.  Since our goal is winning the White House and the Senate, the desire to see Akin withdraw is a simple calculus: Todd Akin in the race is a loss, anyone | Read More »

    Should Todd Akin drop out?

    Todd Akin, GOP Senate candidate in Missouri, who in a recent poll was leading Claire McCaskill 51% to 40%, managed to throw the race wide open with a Category 5 blundering Biden (aka gaffe/blunder/’misstatement’) that including this ‘gem': “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” It was a bad enough blunder that he had | Read More »

    Obama’s economy is “A miserable failure” not the “New Normal”

    When times are bad, Americans have traditionally persevered with optimis; we believe we can change and make it better, unlike other more fatalistic cultures. The media’s use of terms like “New Normal” and “Great Recession” have fostered a fatalism and tested our faith in our future, as if American decline and economic misery are Acts of Nature that cant be changed. Of course, not every | Read More »

    A bonus in the Ryan pick by the name of Scott Garrett

    Romney’s pick of Rep Paul Ryan has pleased most conservatives looking for ‘spine’, articuation of conservative principles and an election of consequence which, if we win, will be a mandate for the knds of consrevative reform we all believe in. However, some have raised a concern about the vacuum Paul Ryan will leave in the House. I too was wondering who would take the helm | Read More »

    Obama destroys retirement for 20,000 auto industry workers

    In yet another example of Obama administration corruption, malfeasance and meddling, Human Events and Daily Caller are reporting: Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company. The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto | Read More »

    Four more years of the Obama Depression

    Some people are finally waking up. We are in a depression: There is nothing more depressing than hearing about a new recession when you haven’t fully recovered from the last one. I take heart in suspecting that in a still-distant future, historians will look back with clarity and call this whole rotten period a depression. Our lousy economy needs a name: The Obama Depression. Tomorrow | Read More »

    Ted Cruz – Texas Senate race PPP poll coming up

    I just got off the phone from a robo-pollster. I was expecting it to be a candidate-based poll but was surprised at the end to hear it was Public Policy Polling (PPP). They are polling the Texas Senate runoff races. Since I had just early-voted for Ted Cruz yesterday, the last day of early voting for the Texas runoff, I was able to put myself | Read More »

    Democrat convention will be held at “New Black Panther Stadium”

    Political euphemisms are always ripe for parody and cynicism. So, in their brilliance, the DNC decided to hold the 2012 DNC convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a state that will swing Republican this fall and decided to vote against gay marriage right when Obama decided to be for it. Oh, and they are holding the convention at the Bank of America stadium.  What a fitting | Read More »