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 »
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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 »
On Mitt Romney’s Taxes
I am a bit put off by the number of people on the right fighting amongst themselves over whether Mitt Romney should or should not release more tax records. As I said back in January, it was abundantly clear then that Barack Obama could just make Romney’s taxes an issue all the way to November. That the campaign hasn’t come up with a credible way | Read More »
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Media Matters’ Spin Shows Just How Vulerable Barack Obama Is
Just how badly did Barack Obama hurt himself in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday? Well, consider that his campaign has desperately been trying to walk back his speech. Now even Media Matters is desperately trying to spin the President out of context to fix what he said. In Roanoke, the President said, There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because | Read More »
Wetting the Bed Over Mitt Romney
“It’s like the GOP consultant class learned all the wrong lessons from Bob Shrum.” Of all the people to not be beating up Mitt Romney for his present not quite stellar campaign, I find myself in that position. I’m genuinely not that worried. First of all, remember that most of his primary money is gone so he can’t spend on a fancy ad campaign right | Read More »
Blowing up the Romney vs. Obama dead heat meme
Friday I spoke with WBYZ 94.5 Radio’s Wild Bill McKubby about my recent article, “Romney extends lead among Independents to 14 percent.” During the interview we blow up mainstream media’s meme that the presidential race tied. We also take Obama to task for his $trillion deficits, his 50% increase in the national debt and his incessant Pinocchio campaign falsehoods. You can listen to the interview | Read More »
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