Aaron Blake Talks Mitt Romney vs. Harry Reid and July Fundraising
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to dices the fundraising numbers for Romney and Obama in July, the Harry Reid soap opera and why Scott Pelley could become part of Republican ads this fall. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »
Harry Reid’s Pants Are on Fire
Doubtless you have all heard of Senator Reid’s comments on July 31st that he’s heard from a Bain investor that Romney hadn’t paid any taxes for 10 years. Then, on August 2nd, he doubled down, even in absence of any actual evidence, and he repeated those allegations on the Senate floor. On August 3rd, he tripled down. I think the title from the HotAir post | Read More »
Mitt Romney and the Culture War
One of Mitt Romney favorite topics on the stump is the role of culture in determining economic prosperity. Often, in the course of his remarks, he will refer to The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes. According to Romney, Landes argues that “if you could learn anything from the economic history of the world | Read More »
“Whose side are you on?”
I laughed like a loon when I finally figured out what was tickling me about this – quite good – RNC print ad (H/T Jim Geraghty): I knew that they had gotten a line in that from somewhere, but I couldn’t remember where. And then it hit me: Pete Seeger.
Mitt Romney Fans the Flames of Free Market Energy Policy
Mitt Romney actually stood for bold colors yesterday. For conservatives, it should be the biggest story of the week. Conservatives are rightfully focused on the impending tax cliff that is facing American taxpayers at the end of the year. But we must not forget the subsidy cliff either. Dozens of special interest tax preferences, known as tax extenders, are slated to expire at the end | Read More »
Romney calls Jerusalem capital of Israel.
Which it is, of course. Although possibly the more important event from Romney’s Israel remarks was that “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before the speech that “all the sanctions and diplomacy so far have not set back the Iranian program by one iota.”” Which they haven’t, of course. Back at home? Well, the Democrats haven’t been exactly covering themselves in glory on this one. | Read More »
Obama still campaigning on the taxpayer dime
In today’s New York Times we learn that President Obama, in a desperate effort to save his own job, is again spending taxpayer money for political campaign purposes. In light of yesterday’s depressing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) news, Obama should again pivot and focus time on saving everyone else’s job. The country’s GDP growth slowed to an anemic 1.5%, and the Obama campaign ought to | Read More »
All Hands on Deck as the Silver-Tongued President Continues Clarifying ‘You Didn’t Build That’
Years ago, our own Dan McLaughlin defined ”swiftboating” as “Accurately quoting a Democratic politician’s own words.” By that definition, President Obama is being swiftboated up a creek without a paddle right now, as constant repetition of his own words has the campaigner-in-chief and every attack dog he can muster working day and night to “clarify” his remarks on small business. For review, here’s the president’s direct | Read More »
Romney to use Feinstein as a natsec club with which to beat Obama at the VFW convention.
It’s funny. Squint, and you can see where the Obama administration has messed up its national security leak problem to the point where Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (up for re-election, by the way) feels the need to criticize said administration for its feckless, juvenile, and callous disregard for proper security and the need to put the country above petty partisan advantage*. Background: Sen. Feinstein was | Read More »
Mitt Romney is Too Far to the Right . . .
The casual consumer of news hears it all the time and not just from Democratic pundits. Reporters, pundits, and concern trolls in the media fret that Romney has had to move too far right. He’s just too conservative. These same people never stop to examine Barack Obama. Between the two, Barack Obama has repeatedly surrounded himself with people who actually don’t much care for the | Read More »
Tech at Night: More sales tax issues, the Lieberman-Collins bill is still wrong
It’s easy to see why there’s sudden, strong opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, as yet another Republican governor, Terry Branstad, backs the bill. I again state my opposition to the lousy language backing the bill, including “fairness” and “loophole”. Yes, that language is being driven by marketplace losers, but both sides of this debate are ponying up cash. I favor the bill on its | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Eric Schmidt
, Harry Reid
, Internet Sales Tax
, Kim Dotcom
, Marketplace Fairness Act
, michael chertoff
, Mitt Romney
, Sales tax
, SECURE IT
The June Presidential fundraising situation.
On July 20th USA Today reported how the two Presidential campaigns are doing in the fundraising wars. The results were sufficiently interesting that I thought that it might be worthwhile to break them down: below is a chart of how the Democrats (Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, and the Obama Victory Fund) matched up against the Republicans (Romney for President, the Republican National | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s Bow, NH speech.
Via DaTechGuy, the right note from Mitt Romney. Romney’s remarks in Bow, NH, July 20, 2012: (Transcript here) DaTechGuy reported that Romney, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and the priest brought in to offer a prayer for the Colorado dead then formed a line to greet each person who had come to what was originally supposed to be a campaign event. Which was appropriate. Moe Lane (crosspost)
What’s in Romney’s Unreleased Tax Returns: He Overpaid His Taxes
Ben Domenech has been doing some pretty solid reporting in The Transom (you’ve subscribed, haven’t you?) about what might be in Mitt Romney’s taxes. He offers this morning the best and most informed theory. Why most informed? Well, he talked to people who were familiar with the veep vetting process for McCain in 2008. Here’s what he reports: So what about the years before 2009? | Read More »
These Hands: Mitt Romney Uses Barack Obama’s Re-Marx
Oh nooooooozzzeeeeee!!!! Mitt Romney must be a racist taking Barack Obama out of context. Why? Well, he’s using Barack Obama’s in context re-Marx from Virginia in a new web ad that I feel comfortable saying will be coming to a television screen near you soon enough. More of this please. Honestly, this is one of the first ads from the Romney camp I feel heads | Read More »