Monthly Archives: February 2012

Senate Skies Brighten For Democrats

The thirty-three races for the U.S. Senate have seen some surprising movement recently, and like everything happening nowadays, that movement is away from Republicans…Read More

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If Republican Primary Hurts GOP Brand, Obama’s Continued Vulnerability Should Terrify Democrats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can feel the conventional wisdom congealing into a Jell-O mold of quadrennial like-think amongst media personalities: the contentious Republican primary is forcing candidates to take positions outside the national mainstream, hurting the party’s brand and the eventual presidential nominee; by wild extension, the primary may even doom the party’s chances in down ballot races. It’s a tiringly predictable accusation, and one that is never reciprocally applied to Democrats when they suffer through a contested presidential primary. But if this is the case, Obama’s continued vulnerability and a lack of approval for Congressional Democrats should terrify the party. If the GOP brand is so tarnished as to be unelectable, the Democrats have done irreparable damage to their own brand when they were entrusted with both majorities in the two chambers of Congress and the White House…Read More

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1% Tip Revealed To Be A Hoax, Somehow Occupy Wall Street’s Fault

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting the tip that was too bad to be true.

Last week, a photo went viral of a bill at a Newport Beach restaurant for $133.54, for which the customer tipped $1.33 (i.e., 1%), and, as a parting shot, wrote “Get a real job” on the check. The photo was first posted on a site called Future Ex Banker (now off-line), purportedly by an employee of the awful tipper who was present at the lunch….Read More 

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Why Democrats Should Root For Mitt Romney in Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To many Democrats, Rick Santorum seems like a miracle: a poorly funded candidate, with all the wrong issues, a bizarre way of expressing them, and an awkward voting history. If Rick Santorum actually gains the nomination, Obama’s reelection is all but assured; even if he doesn’t, Santorum sends the GOP Primary fight into chaos by enervating Mitt Romney, the GOP’s only plausible general election candidate. If you’re a Democrat, what’s not to love?…Read More

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One Michigan Voter’s Thoughts On Tonight’s Primary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Michigan’s voters head to the polls today to determine what polls suggest will be a close contest, one Wolverine spoke with Ology and shared his opinion on the situation on the ground…Read More

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Michigan Democrats Support Santorum As He Courts Democratic Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan’s Democrats are getting in the contentious Republican nominating contest. An admission by a senior Democratic strategist in the Wolverine state is making waves today after it was revealed that the party is making automated calls to registered Democrats urging them to vote for Rick Santorum in Tuesday’s open GOP primary. Is this cynical strategy to prolong the nominating contest perturbing Santorum? Heck no! His campaign admits that they’re doing the precise same thing…Read More

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“Shut Up,” Chris Christie Explained To Warren Buffet: Is He Vice Presidential Material? (Video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Thursday and, when asked by the host about his state’s population of billionaires and whether they should be taxed more as Democratic poster child Warren Buffet has repeatedly requested, Christie said that Warren should “write a check and shut up”…Read More

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Obama Unveils Corporate Tax Reform, Sets Trap For Republicans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Obama Administration announced Wednesday that it would lower the corporate tax ratefrom 35 percent to 28 percent in exchange for manufacturing incentives and closed loopholes. The move is expected to raise $250 million over 10 years and relocate jobs back to the United States. It’s also a complicated political maneuver, as Obama is attempting to usurp the job-creator narrative while forcing Republicans to defend profitable but unpopular segments of the corporate world…Read More

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Tucker Carlson: “Iran Deserves To Be Annihilated”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservative commentator and proprietor of the Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, ignited a controversy on Wednesday when he told the panel on Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye” that Iran is evil and deserves annihilation…Read More

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Romney Debuts Flatter Tax Plan: Are His Troubles With The Republican Base Over?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney debuted a slightly more ambitious tax reform proposal on Wednesday hours before a critical Republican presidential debate. His plan exchanges spending cuts and lower rates which will broaden the tax base in exchange for the elimination of tax shelters and loopholes that allowed high income earners to pay fewer taxes. No doubt, this proposal is stronger than his previous “59 point” plan which his Republican opponents called “timid,” but will this new plan cure Romney’s chronic problems with the Republican base?…Read More

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