Category: Political Pontifications

Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

| December 13, 2010 | Reply

Jennifer Rubin, writing at her Washington Post blog says that the tax deal debate, at least on the right, is between purists and dealmakers. She’s squarely on the dealmakers’ side. I think she’s looking at the discussion entirely the wrong way, but let me give you the heart of her argument first. Are we really […]

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The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

| December 12, 2010 | 4 Replies

You’ve probably seen or read about the President’s bizarre impromptu press conference by now, but I want to lay out the tale for you because I think it will provide useful background for some other stories that will come up this week. On Friday, President Obama invited former President Clinton to the White House to […]

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President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

President Barack Obama: Truly a Uniter, Not A Divider

| December 7, 2010 | Reply

Leave it to Barack Obama to unite right, middle, and left in opposition to perhaps the only real political compromise he’s made during his administration. Today, the left almost literally exploded with rage at what they see as a scurrilous betrayal of perhaps the President’s most important campaign promise to them. Their anger wasn’t even […]

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The GOP’s Tax Deal Isn’t a Very Good Deal for Us or the Economy (Updated)

The GOP’s Tax Deal Isn’t a Very Good Deal for Us or the Economy (Updated)

| December 6, 2010 | 9 Replies

The President announced today that he and GOP leaders have reached a compromise that will stop the tax increase that would have blown up in our faces on January 1, 2011. He was clearly not pleased that he had to make the deal, which is reason enough to celebrate, as James Lileks notes with a […]

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The Right-Wing “Rift” and the Wormtongues Who Want It

The Right-Wing “Rift” and the Wormtongues Who Want It

| December 3, 2010 | 73 Replies

Dana Loesch has an excellent post at Big Journalism today about the war the left really wants to see between Christian conservatives and libertarians (via Instapundit) Coalitions between different groups who have various beliefs in common are instrumental to success. We can’t disrespect, by way of discounting or misunderstanding our different sticking points, the beliefs […]

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Thune: I Can Haz Big Corporate Handouts Plz?

Thune: I Can Haz Big Corporate Handouts Plz?

| December 2, 2010 | 3 Replies

I’ve been hearing a lot of John Thune buzz from conservatives in the blogosphere and on Twitter. Thune is a Republican Senator from South Dakota who has managed to work himself into the 2012 mix. He has some support among the folks on Red State, which is one of the more influential right-wing blogs, gotten some […]

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MoveOn’s Plaintive Cry in the Dark

MoveOn’s Plaintive Cry in the Dark

| November 29, 2010 | 8 Replies

MoveOn is not happy with our President. See, they “miss” the tough-talking candidate of 2008 who was going to close Guantanamo Bay, restore our standing in the world, and, most importantly, stick it to those awful rich people who make more than $250,000 a year. Their upset has reached the point that they’ve written a […]

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When “I Can” Turns Into “You Must”.

When “I Can” Turns Into “You Must”.

| November 27, 2010 | 3 Replies

Breitbart’s news site has an interesting article about how nearly 2000 very rich people are lobbying the Democrats to raise taxes on “the rich”, defined as those people who make over $250,000 a year. Laying aside the issue of whether a small business owner who reports that income on an individual tax return (and there […]

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If Your Taxes Go Up on January 1, You’ll Know Who Did It.

If Your Taxes Go Up on January 1, You’ll Know Who Did It.

| November 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

There has been a lot of posturing on the Democratic side of Congress over whether or not they will substantially raise taxes on everyone on January 1. Harry Reid might well play “hardball” with Republicans but his comrades in the Senate are nowhere close to unanimity on the matter. Things are not much better in […]

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Jimmie at Hot Air: Humble Pelosi Regrets Being Humble

Jimmie at Hot Air: Humble Pelosi Regrets Being Humble

| November 20, 2010 | 4 Replies

I’ll be guest-blogging for the next few days over at Hot Air. Ed Morrissey, who is one of the three or four hardest-working bloggers I know (along with this guy, who now has scientific proof of his genius), is going to take a well-deserved rest for a little while. My first entry is a little […]

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