Mitt Romney: Senator Graham sounds like Jimmy Carter
O.K. Mitt didn’t really say this, but in a moment of political karma, he could have. During the Republican primaries in 2011, John McCain’s BFF criticized the Republican presidential field’s ambivalence about the war in Afghanistan, and accused front-runner Mitt Romney of promoting a weakness in U.S. military policy that sounded a bit like President Jimmy Carter: “From the (GOP) point of view, the biggest | Read More »
‘This Town’ Needs an Enema
Mark Leibovich of the New York Times has written a pretty scathing book about Washington, DC, called This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital. It is a pretty accurate portrayal of the Washington, DC more and more Americans have come to hold in contempt. There exists in Washington a new aristocracy where, for example, a poor boxer from | Read More »
Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, have given up the filibuster for executive nominations. Under a deal struck, the Democrats will not deploy the nuclear option, but the Republicans will let the President fill a number of positions the GOP has been blocking. Among the positions will be the ever important National Labor Relations Board, which has pursued a disastrous anti-free market agenda. As Senator | Read More »
Rulers are considered knowledgeable according to how much they have seen, and are considered capable according to how much they have heard. Everyone knows the saying that an intelligent ruler is constant through the day and night, discharging the affairs of office by day and attending to personal matters at night. Yet there may be grievances that do not get a hearing, and there may | Read More »
Why Republicans Are Leaving “Republican” Behind
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Anne Sorock to discuss a fascinating new study on why Republicans are leaving the GOP label, why the Tea Party movement has been able to bring in traditional Republicans and how rising stars like Ted Cruz can breathe new life into the Grand Old Party.
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Tech at Night: Catching up after a cold.
Woof. This week I had my worst cold in years, the worst I had since the first CPAC I attended. Boy was that a miserable trip home, let me tell you, sick as a dog, with insufficient Claritin Ds to get me through it. I was lucky the middle seat was empty for me on both flights I had to get home! At least this week I could stay home, and sleep.
I’ve got a ton to cover, and I’m not really at 100% yet, so apologies for making this a bit scattershot tonight. Especially since the victory in Texas distracted me from finishing this promptly! (Edit: It’s also help if I remembered to hit Publish…)
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Freedom is resistance
As ObamaCare collapses into a pile of flaming garbage on the eve of full implementation, there’s a cottage industry of liberals screaming that it’s all the fault of those dastardly Republicans, because they won’t fix the idiotic program that none of them voted for. We’ve heard this sort of complaint throughout the Obama presidency, of course – his endless failures are always the fault of | Read More »
Still think Obama doesn’t love sister-enslaving-Sharia Islamists yet?
Still think President Obama was ignorant of Rev. Wright’s hate speech for 20 years, Muslim Brotherhood ties to al Qaeda, that the Stimulus would stimulate and that Obamacare would ensure you could keep private health insurance plans you liked before its passage into law? I didn’t think so, and all of the above was clearly discernible before his re-election eight months ago, much less over | Read More »
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Democrats switching to Republican Party over immigration reform
Even though they haven’t officially changed their party affiliation, some big name Democrats are using the immigration reform issue to defect to the Republican party. No longer concerned about putting another Democrat in the White House when Obama leaves, some of the party’s big guns have already gone on record in support of the Republicans in November, 2016. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “I believe that | Read More »
Dear GOP: Don’t Get Cute With This
The President has decided to scrap the employer mandate in Obamacare. It is questionable if he actually can do this without Congress okaying it. But no one will challenge him. The scrapping is really a delaying until after the election.Republican strategists are already opining that we should fight to repeal the individual mandate too. What’s good for employers should be good for people after all.Republicans, | Read More »
Go Rogue or Go Home
Much has been made about Sarah Palin’s comments on going third party. I just have one problem with the comments about Governor Palin’s remarks. Though she was answering a question about going third party, I did not and still do not interpret her remarks as expressing an outright willingness to go third party. Governor Palin has long been a disruptive candidate and, as a disruptive | Read More »
CONFIRMED: Georgia Right to Life Opposes Legislation to Prohibit Abortions
With friends like these…Life News confirms Georgia Right to Life is opposed to one of the most pro-life pieces of legislation to come out of Congress since the partial birth abortion ban.While the rest of the pro-life movement lobbies today for the ban on abortions from 20 weeks to the point of birth, one pro-life organization is apparently calling members of Congress to oppose it.Georgia | Read More »
Mitt Romney still doesn’t understand why he lost the election
Mitt Romeny is still totally clueless when it comes to the issue of understanding just exactly how and why he lost the election. The Romney campaign was a combination of the same old RINO loser campaign consultants that managed all the other losing GOP campaigns as well as some other amateurs he brought in that understood little more than his inside-the-beltway RINO consultants. The result | Read More »
They That Are Fated To Be Fools Have One Consolation
Marco Rubio told Sean Hannity yesterday that he had wanted border security before amnesty, but now thinks we need amnesty first so, in paying the government for their amnesty, we can use the illegal aliens’ to pay for securing the border. After all, the border will take several years to secure, so we should encourage people to cross the border illegally and forge documents to | Read More »
Tech at Night: Republicans right on broadband. An anti-anarchist, pro-America online gang emerges.
Normally in Tech at Night I try to find the big trends that can be pieced together from all the little stories we see going on. Right now the trend continues to be that Republicans are trying to make American Internet access even better than it already is, while the rest of the world is going in the wrong direction.
Don’t believe me? Europe wants to regulate the Internet even more. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans are hard at work looking to protect us online from China, and to make sure wireless spectrum is allocated efficiently, rather than set aside for Obama’s preferred vendors.
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