Tone Deaf Populism

    Attempting to get his mojo back after Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, President Obama is testing his populist chops: “We want our money back,” Barack Obama has told US banks, announcing a levy on large financial institutions to help repay the notorious bailout he imposed last year.” Some backround: “The Treasury estimated net losses on its $700 billion bailout program at $68.5 billion for the | Read More »

    How The Banks Beat The President At Chess

    A recent poll of investors found that 77% of them believed that President Obama saw business as a detriment to The United States of America. The Bloomberg Poll asked whether they believed Barack Obama was pro-business of anti-business. Thus, the leaders of any bank or financial institution, probably see this man as the enemy. They therefore cannot expect to be able to work with him | Read More »

    AEI’s Ornstein: Hhmm… 2010 Starting to Look Like 1994

    It’s cute nowadays to get into debates with Democrats about the supposedly helpless and directionless Republican party. They really think their party is doing just fine. They think that because their fans in the press write hopefully about ‘green shoots,’ the economy isn’t going to crash under the weight of unsustainable debt. They think that because Barack Obama polls well on his handling of foreign | Read More »

    Not to be all self-reflexive and stuff…

    …but I think that RS McCain’s link to my Waters post is interesting because it’s showing a certain confluence of interests. As some of you may know, I’m a former Democrat myself (like RS McCain, in fact): and as most of you have worked out by now, I’m a good GOP Party man (decidedly unlike RS McCain). And while I’m sympathetic to a lot of | Read More »

    Sarah Palin in the eye of the beholder

    Since the debut of SarahPAC yesterday, there’s been renewed speculation that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin intends to make a run for the White House, perhaps as early as 2012. If such a run is indeed in the cards, where will the pundits place her on the political spectrum? The answer to that question depends on which pundit you choose to believe.

    A Conservative Phoenix from the Ashes Populist – John S. McCain

    A phoenix is a mythical bird with a tail of beautiful gold and red plumage. It has a 1,000 year life-cycle, and near the end the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The | Read More »

    Getting Behind McCain’s Conservative Neo-Populism

    Let’s not delude ourselves. Like it or not, the current media cycle is consumed with the Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac, Fannie May, Wall Street and the looming financial crisis. Conservatives seem to be ignoring this fact and ignoring it makes conservatives look out of touch. Ignoring it also lets the Democrats/MSM define and win the debate. This has the potential to give the Obama campaign | Read More »


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