Obama, Marxists & Union Bosses Declare: Wolves Overrule Sheep On Deciding Dinner Menu
“Majority rule only works if you’re also considering individual rights. Because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.” — Larry Flint
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President Obama to unveil latest diversion from jobs, economic growth next week.
How do we know this? Because he announced yesterday that jobs and growth were now his administration’s top priority. On Tuesday, America went to the polls. And the message you sent was clear: you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. [snip] At a time when our economy is still recovering from the Great Recession, | Read More »
To Our Friends at (The) National Review, II
Did any of you notice that Mitt Romney isn’t really very good at campaigning, let alone winning elections? That he lost in 1994, ran screaming in 2006, got his butt spanked in 2008, and only overwhelmed Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum with unholy gobs of money?
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Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job
If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as | Read More »
Not What If – What Next (Part II: What Would The Cunctator Do?)
“The victor is not victorious if the vanquished does not consider himself so”
The Roman Historian Ennius
So we’ve reached a meta-stable political and societal equilibrium that subordinates probative and intelligent governance to the satiation of an increasingly base and callow population. As a result of that, politicians promising to utilize government to meet the basic needs of a large mass of individuals increasingly enjoy higher probabilities of winning elections. This process favors Post-Modern Liberals over Traditional Conservatives and focuses elections on the lower rungs of Maslov’s Hierarchy.
This result is what I described yesterday as an absorbing state where voters feel like they can’t feed themselves unless they vote for Democrats who promise them government help. This limits opportunities for Conservatism and forces the nation on a train-track to fiscal and moral bankruptcy. This pernicious feedback loop can be countered in two ways. We blow it up (I’ll discuss how to light the fuse in my next post in this series) or we slow it down until we bleed off enough energy to make it stop. Today focuses on this option – The Fabian Option.
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An Answer To Ezra Klein On The Filibuster
The left is pushing very hard for so called “Filibuster Reform.” Ezra Klein of the Washington Post poses the question today “Is this the end for the filibuster?” The problem with a president promising to “change Washington” is that the presidency isn’t the part of Washington that’s broken. The systemic gridlock, dysfunction and polarization that so frustrates the country isn’t located in the executive branch. | Read More »
The CBO Says The Fiscal Cliff Is A Good Thing
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When the nonpartisan CBO examined the fiscal cliff it found that if the current measures were not sustained it could push us into a recession. It also found that letting the measures under consideration to lapse was critical to the long term economic health of the country.
Why Pessimism over the Romney Campaign might have been Justified
From a friend among us who wishes to remain anonymous, we have this message to think about: So. I tried to stay as quiet as possible during the campaign because it seemed highly likely to me that my pessimism over the Romney candidacy stemmed from personal sour grapes over the primary–and I certainly didn’t want to dampen the efforts of those who really believed Obama | Read More »
The Market Impacts of Another Obama Term
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the market fallout of Obama’s re-election, replacements for Timothy Geithner and what Elizabeth Warren’s election means for the banking industry.
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No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the Law of the Land
Yesterday, Diane Sawyer asked John Boehner in an interview if he planned to push for repeal of Obamacare. He responded that “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.” No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the law of the Republic. In April 2011, following the failure of Republicans to defund Obamacare during the first budget battle, I wrote the following at | Read More »
The Only Thing You Need to Read Today About the Election
We are three days removed from a brutal election for the GOP. A lot has been said. I have decided it is virtually all bull crap. Whenever the GOP loses — actually going back to some time around 1972 and the re-election of Richard Nixon — Democrats have told the GOP they are going to lose the demographic battle. Demography is only destiny when you | Read More »
It Is Time to Throw the Social Conservatives Out of the GOP
It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the GOP. Look at what they got us — Barack Obama. It was the social conservatives who did it. They insisted the GOP support real marriage and children. To hell with that. I’m getting this, in various forms, from lots of tea party activists. The GOP establishment in Washington is whispering it to each other. | Read More »
LA-3 Runoff: It’s a Jungle Out There
In a Jungle Primary oddity, Tuesday’s election pitted two incumbent Republicans vying for a single seat in Louisiana’s new District 3 (Southwest LA). The results: Rep. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) – 45% Rep. Jeff Landry (R-New Iberia) – 30% Attorney Ron Richard (D-Lake Charles) – 22% “The Field” 1 (R) & 1 (L) – 3% Until the entry of the unknown Richard into the race, Boustany | Read More »
PPP’s polls were rigged all along
New York Magazine was trying to be sympathetic to the popular polling figures on its own side of the political, but let out a secret in the process: Public Policy Polling cooked the books all along.
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Union-Backed Democrat Loses Race To Dr. Dan Benishek (Again), Then Backtracks
Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek [MI-1] won his re-election race on Tuesday night against union-bought Democrat Gary McDowell by the slimmest of margins–2,297 votes, with 100% of the precincts counted. In fact, the unions’ candidate even congratulated ‘Dr. Dan’ [Benishek is a surgeon]. McDowell praised Benishek for winning the contest. “It was a great race. Congratulations to Dan Benishek. Hope he does well,” McDowell said this | Read More »