Big quote from Stewart Stevens on Romney votes – need help to process

    Romney has been eviscerated by lots over his going back to the 47% well. He cited not once but twice that the reason he lost is because Obama promised stuff and those voters returned the favor. Then we heard many prominent conservatives (Jindal, Gingrich*) take him to task for this. We heard about divisiveness and inclusion, etc. But Stewart Stevens, in his WaPo apologia (http://wapo.st/Wveof5) | Read More »

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    We Need a More Populist Republican Party

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Mitt Romney’s claim that he lost to Obama because of gifts given to the 47%, Bobby Jindal’s response and the need for a more populist Republican Party.

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    Conservatives’ Golden Ticket

    Who says a Carter has never something good for the country? Thanks to James Earl Carter IV, the grandson of the formerly incomparable 39th president of the United States, there is now some clarity, some much needed definition to this election. On the left, you have the ‘redistribution favoring,’ tax, tax, and tax (thank you, Mr. Chief Justice) and spend, spend, and spend liberal, President | Read More »

    The 47 Percent

    Copious pages of commentary have been poured over the kerfuffle surrounding Romney’s newly-discovered comments regarding the 47% who don’t pay taxes and inexorably vote for Democrats.  It’s important to note that Mother Jones malevolently edited out two minutes of the video right at the time Romney made the “47 percent” comment.   There are a few points that I believe have been overlooked throughout this | Read More »

    Love and Hate, Mitt and I

    Not an original title, but one that sums up my feelings about Mitt Romney, and a sentiment that I think aptly sums up his now famous statement regarding the 47%. Why do I love it? Because it is how I feel, as a taxpayer, and an American citizen. I am one who believes in the necessity of a social safety for those truly in need, | Read More »