NEW ROME DC Part I or “Rulers, Sex, Generals, and National Security”
“The triple pillar of the world transformed into a strumpet’s fool: come and see.” Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, 1.1 ROME BC Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra opens with a line from Philo who is lamenting the transformation of Rome’s greatest general, Marc Antony, into a fool because of the allure of Cleopatra and the opiate she had become to him. Thus ended the constitutional | Read More »
Does “Count Every Vote” only apply to liberals and minorities
Voting Rights is an essential element of the foundational rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. It appears the way that is currently applied and enforced in states that voted for Obama, that this basic citizen right’s train only goes one way. Election officials in Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and certain Florida counties are just a few of the areas where voting irregularities and voter suppression | Read More »
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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Romney’s Presidential Hopes Dashed By Less Than 500,000 Votes
Ouch! From Richard Nixon to Al Gore, candidates who have suffered defeats in close presidential elections, either in the Electoral College or popular vote, probably have felt the feelings of disappointment, shock, and frustration that Mitt Romney is experiencing right now. While President Obama secured re-election with a majority of the popular vote and an Electoral College landslide, analysis done by Jim Geraghty at National Review | Read More »
Electoral majority for an exceptional America coming apart
How to appeal to an electorate ignorant of how the America of the founding created historic wealth for over 200 years, never consciously saw themselves connected to the risk-taking entrepreneurs, never were so connected, or have given up on a return to striving for their old American dreams after the massive job losses of the past five years? Given narrow electoral margins in a few | Read More »
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 Day After…
Well, we lost. Mitt Romney didn’t win comfortably. BUT, Republicans maintained control of the House of Representatives. In one of the most ignominious highlights of the night, the GOP lost two senate seats – increasing the Democratic majority by two. The current makeup is 55 Democrats to 45 Republicans. In a milestone for the ladies, 20% of the U.S. Senate will be represented by women. | Read More »
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Why Obama’s Election Win Did Not Defeat Conservative America
What happened? What happened in America on November 6th in reelecting Barack Obama to a second term was indicative of how wrong conservative America is in standing up for principles. Instead, the result displayed how far left the mainstream media and the nation’s achievement challenged liberal president has performed. Obama convinced the country to accept the notion that the America values was based on how | 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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The Morning After The Election
In Thomas Friedman’s fictional column for The New York Times titled “The Morning After the Morning After,” he advised the Republican Party to move further away from the right if Mitt Romney were to lose the election. Indeed, Romney ostensibly lost the election, but the Republican Party would be extremely remiss to heed his self-styled advice. The past is prologue and Republican moderates simply do not win | Read More »
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 to my | 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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30 Reasons Republicans Lost The Election
They Allowed Democrats To Pick Their Nominee For Them. A succession of potential Republican nominees -– Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich –- were bright, attractive, and have compelling narratives. Instead, Republican voters (or, at least, enough of them) bought into this Democratic mantra that only a liberal stand-for-nothing Republican can win a presidential election. Having Nominated A Stand-For-Nothing, He Proceeded To Run | Read More »