Despite What Pundits Say, Romney Still Has Underdog Advantage
From the diaries by Erick The past few weeks have been chalk-full of conservative pundits voicing their concerns with the Romney-Ryan campaign. Let’s review. It began with a POLITICO story citing numerous sources blaming the impending fall of the Republic on Romney strategist Stuart Stevens. Then came the holy trinity of conservative columnists – David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, and Peggy Noonan – labeling Romney as | Read More »
I Donated to Barack Obama
The President has come under fire for the shoddy verification processing his campaign does for donations. In light of this Newsweek story about the Illegal-Donor loophole with Team ObamaA while back, among conservatives, it was even a story that he was doing this shoddy credit card verification for overseas donors.So, after talking with some lawyers about the process, etc. I donated to Barack Obama. Sort | Read More »
If The Election Were Held Today, Mitt Romney Would Win
Just under a month ago, I noted to much criticism that were the election held that day Mitt Romney would lose. The right did not like it, but it was the simple truth. At the time, Romney was flailing about badly without a coherent message. I wrote that he could turn it around, but at that time he had not. Well, who knew Mitt Romney’s | Read More »
RedState Roundtable: The First Debate
Longtime RedStaters might remember the old Roundtables we used to do (although in fairness, that was long before my time on the Front Page). For a while now, we’ve been trying to restart them. This election gives us a perfect opportunity, so we decided to do a Roundtable on the first debate and where we go from here. This covers our discussions before, during, and | Read More »
‘Shell-shocked’ team Obama whines and plays a blame game over debate loss
‘Shell-shocked’ team Obama whines and plays a blame game over debate loss Shell-shocked by Governor Romney’s terrific debate performance, especially juxtaposed to President Obama’s lackadaisical performance in front of a television audience of about 67.5 million, team Obama is flailing around whining and pointing fingers of blame at each other. Failing to convince any fair-minded person that Obama lost the debate because, as the Obama | Read More »
Open Thread: America Has Become A Society of Cannibals (aka the 47%)
With so much debate about the future direction of this nation, as we listen to Barack Obama, Democrats, union bosses, #occupiers, and Karl Marx’s other disciples from the Left make claims upon that which does not belong to them, among all that which has been written on the topic, one particular op-ed has always stood out as a beacon of clarity. American Has Become A | Read More »
Fact Checking CNN’s Fact Checkers
What is the value of fact checking if the fact-checkers don’t have a clue about the facts they’re checking? CNN’s fact checkers accuse Mitt Romney of playing fast and loose with the data. In reality, he displayed a masterful executive-level command of the issues. It’s President Obama they should worry about.
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Tech at Night: FCC forced to do the right thing on content; FTC all wrong on Google antitrust
Even the Obama regulators occasionally do things right. It was right for FCC to let the regulation die that forced cable companies to license original content to competitors. Though as The Hill points out, it may have done so out of a fear that the courts would force the issue anyway, not out of any desire to deregulate. Naturally House and Senate Democrats can’t abide the least bit of deregulation.
But don’t worry, they’re still making mistakes, too. They can’t free up spectrum until 2015, moving at a snail’s pace in a fast moving industry. And FTC’s antitrust attacks on Google are ludicrous. The standard for antitrust is high: if I recall correctly you have to show market power, being wielded, in a way that harms customers. I’m not sure that, relative to Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon, that such points can be made at all.
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The Books Weren’t Cooked. Obama’s Recovery Is Just Crap.
I don’t think it is healthy for conservatives to scream that both the polls and the jobs report are cooked. I think we can agree there may be statistical errors in both, but I think Phil Klein has the best take on why the jobs number may not be terribly off, but why it is not a good thing. And I think instead of screaming | Read More »
Obama’s Tax Deduction Lie
Obama thinks the American people are stupid. Throughout the debate, Obama regurgitated his talking points about a balanced solution to the debt crisis. In the process he insulted the intelligence of every voter by intimating that the budget can be balanced by eliminating a few tax credits. No, he didn’t commit to tackling the tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities to Medicare and Social Security. | Read More »
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Obama’s Perfectly Timed and Absolutely Miraculous Jobs Report Makes No Sense
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the coincidentally miraculous jobs report for September and why these numbers make no sense.
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On Eye Contact and God-Kings
On Wednesday night, Mitt Romney was respectful of Barack Obama when Barack Obama challenged him. Mitt Romney looked Barack Obama in the eye when Barack Obama challenged Romney. He kept a smiling demeanor to his challenge in the room. Wednesday night, Mitt Romney was the challenge in the room for Barack Obama and Barack Obama would not look at him. Barack Obama kept his head | Read More »
More Than 67 Million People Watched Last Night’s Debate
How important was last night’s Romney-Obama debate, which nearly everyone agrees was a lopsided win for Romney? Time will tell. But one thing we can know for sure is that it was, by far, the most-watched event of the 2012 campaign. The importance of debates is itself endlessly debated, and you can’t really tell the role of the debates in a race except with hindsight. | Read More »
Romney vs. Obama: Round One
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss why Romney came away the winner of last night’s debate by directly challenging Obama on some of his weak points, Obama’s inability to defend his economy, and a surprising element of the healthcare debate.
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Romneycare as states rights debating point
Remember those conservatives during the Republican presidential primaries that thought Romneycare would prevent Mitt from being able to take on Obamacare? I do. I was one of them. We were wrong. Rarely have we had a true back and forth debate between presidential candidates of opposing parties like we did last night. Thanks to Mitt Romney’s initiative and Jim Lehrer’s wisdom to let it flow, and to Hades | Read More »