Showing posts with label Mitt Romney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mitt Romney. Show all posts

Jeremy Carl: The Insane Campaign Of John Kasich

Donald Trump's useful idiot.   The GOP primary is a battle between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. This has been fairly obvious since at least Super Tuesday, and it is overwhelmingly obvious today. The campaign of John Kasich is a joke, and not a particularly funny one, unless you like humor at the expense of the GOP and conservatism. Yet the      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Desperate Tactics

The panic over Trump. It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least cause some second thoughts — or perhaps first thoughts — by people who keep repeating that   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Desperate Tactics

Why Ted?  It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least cause some second thoughts — or perhaps first thoughts — by people who keep repeating that money buys  ... MORE

Peter Suderman: Meet The New Mitt, Same As The Old Mitt

An alternative to integrity.     Mother Jones’ David Corn has found a new "progressive champion" in a somewhat surprising candidate: Mitt Romney. Corn is not exactly a committed Romney booster: He helped tank Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential ambitions by publishing Romney’s infamous 47 percent remarks, in what was probably the biggest  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

Pearls of wisdom.      Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king than a president. Maybe it is time we change the way we address him. "Your Majesty" may be a little too much, but perhaps "Your Royal Glibness" might be appropriate. It tells us a lot about academia that the president of Smith College quickly       ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Happy New Year?

Not so fast.     The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back — and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future. If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy,   ... MORE

Ira Stoll: Why AT&T's CEO Wants Higher Taxes

They a lot of business with the U.S. government.            AT&T customers, pay attention: your phone company is trying to raise your rates. No, not your phone rates: your tax rates. And therein lies a story. If federal campaign contributions are any guide, the CEO and chairman of AT&T, Randall Stephenson, is, or was, a solid Republican. In         ... MORE 

George Neumayr: Enlightened Bribery

What Lincoln and Obama share in common.      "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul," said the English writer George Bernard Shaw. Mitt Romney would agree. His post-election analysis of Obama's success at bribing voters ran along the same lines. "What the president's campaign did was focus on    ... MORE

Obama The Unanimous Choice In 59 Philadelphia Districts

Officially wins the vote 19,605 to 0.       Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got no votes in 59 voting districts in the city of Philadelphia last week on Election Day. None. And the unofficial vote tallies have President Barack Obama beating the former Massachusetts governor by a combined vote of 19,605 to 0, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Nice Losers

Mitt Romney now joins the long list   of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment -- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when     ... MORE

Jim Snyder: Americans Must Favor More Regulations

Voters affirm Obama's job-killing red tape.    Mitt Romney urged voters to reject President Barack Obama and his “job-killing” regulations. Obama’s victory last week shows many Americans aren’t as reflexively anti-Washington as Romney expected. In fact, presidents through history who aggressively used the tools of government at their disposal have    ... MORE

Jay Nordlinger: The People's Choice

“Mitt Romney: Not one of us.”  That was the slogan of an Obama ad. And, yes, Mitt Romney is not one of us. Who’s “us”? Whoever we are, or they are, Romney isn’t one of them. And I’m not either. Fine with me, in a way. I don’t think much of Obama’s “us.” I’m very sorry that Obama has won again, because I think he’s a bad president, and I’ve also come to think ... MORE

Fred Barnes: Why Romney Will Win

Let us count the reasons Mitt Romney will win.   The tie in the polls goes to the challenger. Here’s why: Enthusiasm. It matters enormously, and it’s disproportionately on the Republican side, in good measure because of an intense desire to defeat President Obama. True, enthusiasm doesn’t guarantee an edge in turnout, but it’s        ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Should You Vote For President?

Vote your conscience, don't waste it. Can you vote by not voting? In a presidential election year in which the critical issues have been how much personal behavior the federal government should regulate and how much private wealth it should transfer and consume, rather than whether it should do so, many folks who are fed up with what George W. Bush ... MORE

John Stossel: Coulter Defends Romney

Her defense goes only so far.  Mitt Romney tells people he won't fire federal workers or cut education spending. He says he'll spend more on the military. He sounds like a big-government guy. Or is he just pandering for votes? Ann Coulter came on my TV show to defend Romney. "What you call pandering is called getting elected," Coulter said. Romney says     ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Pick Your Constitutional Poison

Obama and Romney share a disdain for civil liberties.     During the final presidential debate, the moderator asked Mitt Romney about President Obama's policy of killing suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens, with missiles fired from unmanned aircraft. "I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a      ... MORE

50 Obama-Backed Companies Are Financially Troubled

by Micheal Bastasch. The October bankruptcy of solar company Satcon Technology Corp. puts the number of bankrupt or troubled green energy companies as high as 50, according to one estimate. During the first presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said the Obama administration had doled out $90 billion to green energy        ... MORE

Robert Poole: The Libertarian Case For Mitt Romney

He will be significantly less bad than Obama.   Should libertarians like me declare a pox on both major parties’ houses by voting for the Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson? Or should we opt for the Republican Mitt Romney, who I think would be significantly less bad than the Democratic incumbent, Barack Obama? Over the decades since    ... MORE