If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. — President Calvin Coolidge For five years I have consistently maintained that Mitt Romney could not be elected President of the United States. The only thing that changed was Barack Obama’s terrible debate performance and I made the unfortunate mistake of | Read More »
Dear Conservative Organizations
Rumors are swirling that many Republican Governors are thinking of going wobbly on setting up state level healthcare exchanges to comply with Obamacare, instead of forcing the federal government to set up a federal exchange. The deadline to notify Washington is November 16, 2012 (though possibly moved to December). Michael Cannon has an excellent must read on why no state should do so. Further, the | Read More »
Paul Krugman Agrees There Is No Fiscal Cliff
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Last week I proposed that the GOP walk away from the negotiations on the alleged Fiscal Cliff because we gain nothing from the process. Since then the CBO has agreed with me that there is no fiscal cliff. Now Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning economist and Obama fluffer, recommends that Obama walk away, too.
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 »
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 »
The Fiscal Cliff And The Keyser Soze Option
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As the House GOP begins negotiations with the Obama regime and the disreputable and dishonest Harry Reid it should keep in mind that the other side believes it holds the whip hand because of the GOP’s belief in lower tax rates. There is a very elegant way out of this dilemma.
There is no permanence in politics. All is fleeting. All is cyclical. We find comfort in our cycle and distress when others rise to the top. Right now, conservatives are bitterly disappointed. Some choose to check out mentally. Some have decided to throw in the towel. A few blame the American people. Many think the gig is up, the show is over, and destiny is | Read More »
The GOP spent a ton of money through a bunch of organizations, including Super PACs, that was flat out wasted. The Newt Gingrich Super PAC was just a sign of things to come it seems. The excuse that is going to be used is that had these groups not spent the money, the GOP would have suffered major losses. For the past several months, even | Read More »
The usual hand wringing is occurring now about social conservatives causing the GOP to lose. Todd Akin lost because he swallowed his foot and kept gagging on it, not because he is pro-life. Richard Mourdock was beaten by a Democrat who ran as a pro-lifer. As for the so called “war on women,” there is no war on women and women did not abandon Mitt | Read More »
Status Quo Ante
Like when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, we now know what happens when a candidate so weak anybody can beat him meets a candidate so weak he cannot beat anybody. Americans vote for the status quo. $6 billion later, Americans voted for the status quo. Karl Rove, call your donors. Republicans will keep the House. Democrats will keep the Senate. Obama will keep | Read More »
Who The Heck Knows?
Republicans are supposed to be “rah-rah” for Romney today. Democrats are supposed to be “rah-rah” for Obama today. I don’t much believe either side at this point. Democrats are supremely confident right now in Washington. The Republican consultants not so much. It is a reversal from just two weeks ago. Here’s what I do know and do believe. I believe Mitt Romney will win Florida, | Read More »
Labor’s Last Stand Before Oblivion
Until union bosses come up with a new business model, a perpetuation of their ‘business as usual’ approach will see unions dwindle further before they become nothing more than a motley collection of government unions, motley occupiers, aging Marxists, political lobbyists, and a retirees association. And, if that’s all unions are to become, it might just be cheaper to join AARP.
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My Final Election 2012 Predictions
It’s time to start making final predictions for the 2012 election. I’m also rounding up predictions from others who are out on the limb with me predicting a Romney victory. I still feel fairly confident about my bottom line: Romney will win. But until we see the actual voter turnout, it’s hard to project more than educated guesswork as to the size of that win. | Read More »
Private Emails From Texas Speaker Joe Straus’s Office Reveal War Against Conservatives
“These e-mails from the redistricting process shed new light on just how dismissive the Straus team was of Republican Party and conservative efforts to draw more fair districts – and should serve as a warning bell to the new House that it is time for Straus to go.” RedState has uncovered never-before-seen, profanity-laden e-mails between senior staff and legislative lieutenants of Texas’ liberal GOP House | Read More »