Dick Cheney’s VP Advice to Mitt Romney: Pick Me! Pick Me!

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 12:49 pm

It seems almost predictable that with Mitt Romney in Israel encouraging their government to start an unnecessary war, that the man whose lies and paranoia led America into a disastrous, unjustified and unnecessary war would have the chutzpah to presume to advise the apparent GOP nominee whom to select as his Vice Presidential running mate. [...]

Every Registered Republican Planning to Jump in Presidential Race Late

By: Friday September 30, 2011 12:18 pm

The Republican Presidential nomination has been wide open for months. Mitt Romney has a smallish base of primary election support that cannot crack the low-20s. Extremist Texas politician Rick Perry has become the liberal in the race, aided along by a kneecapping from Wall Street. The Republican establishment believes that economic circumstances dictate a real [...]

As WI State Supreme Court Race Nears Final Days, Prosser Campaign Co-Chair Switches Sides

By: Friday April 1, 2011 10:00 am

This is GOTV weekend for the state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin, and there are a number of developments in this race that can be credibly seen as a test of the level of opposition to Scott Walker’s extreme agenda. First of all, Sarah Palin has decided to cash in with an endorsement of David [...]

“Blood Libel” Claim Has Roots in GOP Fever Swamps

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 10:21 am

I’ve seen some back and forth on whether Sarah Palin knew what she was talking about when she used the phrase “blood libel” or not. I hope we don’t have to mention that politicians don’t write their own speeches. And to believe that the spechwriters just strung some words together for a formal, 8-minute statement, [...]

Methinks Palin, Angle Doth Protest Too Much

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 7:16 am

Sigh. So I guess I have to comment on Sarah Palin’s statement on the Tucson shooting, which was actually a statement about Sarah Palin, of course. First of all, the faux sincerity achieved by shaking her head a little bit from side-to-side is grating. But enough of the theater criticism. Second, you have to love [...]

Republican Grassroots Support for Tax Cut Deal Wavering?

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 1:35 pm

Just got off a conference call with Jason Furman and Dan Pfeiffer at the White House about the tax cut framework (they’re still calling it a framework, not a deal), and there wasn’t really much to report. They were aware of the House vote today against bringing the bill to the floor, and Nancy Pelosi’s [...]

Republicans Trying to Hold Coalition on Tax Cut Deal

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 10:10 am

When’s the last time you saw Republican leaders passing around polls – the same polls as the White House, incidentally – to firm up support for their preferred option? The White House wasn’t the only party apparatus trying to disseminate the Gallup poll findings. On Wednesday morning, Don Stewart, the spokesman for Senate Minority Leader [...]

Inflation at Lowest Level in History of Tracking the Measure

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 12:34 pm

A new batch of self-described monetary policy theorists like Sarah Palin have insisted that the Fed’s quantitative easing program will cause runaway hyper-inflation and turn this country into Zimbabwe. Back on Planet Reality, core inflation has fallen to the lowest point in the history of the number being tracked, since 1957. Paul Krugman writes: But [...]

Sarah Palin’s Speechwriter Attacks Federal Reserve

By: Monday November 8, 2010 12:12 pm

Noted monetary economist Sarah Palin has decided to weigh in, through her speechwriter, on the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program. And while her speechwriter shouldn’t be taken seriously, what the speechwriter is having her say should be, so to speak. I’m deeply concerned about the Federal Reserve’s plans to buy up anywhere from $600 billion [...]

Sarah Palin: Please Don’t Cut Military Spending

By: Thursday July 8, 2010 7:40 am

One of the negatives of writing a news blog is that I occasionally have to acknowledge the existence of Sarah Palin. Most of the “big boyz” are writing about this nondescript video she put out about “mama grizzlies,” sure to be the newest term of art for female conservative candidates and a marketing buzzword on [...]

Republicans Trying “Win Without Talking” Strategy for Most Divisive Candidates

By: Friday June 11, 2010 11:58 am

Rand Paul got in a lot of trouble with the national media for accurately stating his beliefs. Sarah Palin before him ran aground for accurately stating her level of knowledge during the 2008 general election. So the GOP has settled on a new strategy – don’t let the candidates talk to anyone. After KY SEN [...]

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