What Happened In Ohio?
This was a narrative/identity election not an ideological one and Romney lost the narrative and failed to motivate key undecideds and low energy Republicans while Obama motivated his base and managed to increase turnout in a few key segments. For more of my take on what happened and why I was wrong keep reading.
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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 »
Tech at Night: New Zealand corruption; the IP revolution is coming
Rough week, huh? Me too. I’ll make this quick, since the overriding story here is we’re going to have a rough four years fighting Obama regulators.
Though we’re lucky out of touch Susan Crawford isn’t on FCC.
We begin to see the full scope of the corrupt deal going on in New Zealand: Seems that the (German) Kim Dotcom bought escape from the authorities by promising free Intertubes for New Zealanders, even as he plans a new copyright infringement service.
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Fitch Ratings threatens to downgrade the US’s credit rating.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Fitch Ratings said that there would be “no fiscal honeymoon” for President Obama, warning early Wednesday that the U.S. probably would lose its AAA credit rating if the White House and Congress don’t address looming tax increases, spending cuts and the fast-approaching debt ceiling. “The economic policy challenge facing the president is to put in place a credible deficit-reduction plan | Read More »
To Beat the President
Even if you get pissed off, make it to the fourth paragraph below please. I have spent five years and a few months loudly saying Mitt Romney could not win the Presidency and a month and a half actually thinking he could through no act of his own, but rather the act of the President failing miserably in the first debate. I should have stuck | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Romney’s embarrassing loss last night, the thumping suffered by the GOP in the Senate contests and where the Republican party goes from here.
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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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[UPDATE: Nope, he's still for Obama.] Former Democratic VA Governor Doug Wilder Endorses Romney in everything but Name
UPDATE: Well, apparently, he went on Neil Cavuto’s show and announced he’s still voting for Obama. While that is depressing, this is still the most tepid endorsement of the President I’ve seen in a while. For most of the last few months, former Democratic Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder, the first black governor elected anywhere in the United States since the end of Reconstruction, has been | Read More »
A Call to Our Brothers and Sisters in Coal Country
Americans often exude an apathetic attitude regarding the importance of elections. Many people feel as if their lives will be the same the day after the elections, irrespective of the outcome. As such, they are not enthusiastic about voting. Well, in this case, if Obama is reelected, our country will never again resemble the Constitutional Republic that it once was and should continue to be. | Read More »
So, tell me again how well Obama and Bloomberg are handling #Sandy.
The list is appalling. Marathon canceled, but generators and supplies still sit unused in park. The idea was to get those generators to the people who needed them, Mike Bloomberg. FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim’s Needs. Necessary, because Obama’s vaunted FEMA wasn’t able to maintain and deploy bottled water on its own; it’s just starting to provide that today. 1.9 million people | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Cybersecurity is the new Global Warming
Surprise:Obama’s cybersecurity plans don’t actually fix anything, they just expand government. And yet the administration shamelessly attempts to use the crisis of storm Sandy to try to achieve this end.
At this point the administration’s cybersecurity efforts are as delusional and straw-grasping as its global warming efforts. Though what’s sad is that unlike global warming, there actually is a kernel of truth there that we as a nation could be acting on, but Obama is distracting us with his attempts to expand government.
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50,000 Feet Looking Down
I believe Mitt Romney will win on election day. I’m somewhat stunned to be writing that as I never really thought he could win until about the moment Clint Eastwood trotted out on stage at the Republican National Convention with that empty chair. Even now I waver by the hour, but if forced to predict, I think Romney wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Wisconsin, | Read More »