Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

A Personal Primary

How would you like to have your own personal 2016 Presidential primary?  Apparently if you donated something north of $90 million in 2012 it will happen.  Just ask casino magnet Sheldon Adelson who is holding what Republican operatives are calling … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Mary Burke

In my writing I often mention the lucky sperm cell.  It is almost always derisively.  There is an old adage, adapted from Luke 12:48, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.”  Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Mary Burke took … Continue reading

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Regulation Saves Citizens Money

If I were a campaign manager for a generic Republican candidate one of the first things I would include in their stump speech is a rant against government regulation.  In his first Inaugural address on January 20, 1981 Ronald Reagan … Continue reading

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The Paradox Of Democratic Patriotism

In today’s American politics what could be very good for the Democratic Party could be disastrous for the country if it goes slightly wrong.  Monday morning the news of just such a situation developing in Texas came my way.  It … Continue reading

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Timely Patriotism

Barring a miracle, by the time this article is published America’s government will be in partial shutdown.  This event was a totally manufactured crisis courtesy of the Tea Party.  One man could have stopped it, but looking just slightly ahead … Continue reading

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Spring Training In The Fall

Wednesday CNN announced that it was bringing back Crossfire this fall.  That is great.  I loved the show and especially the concept.  Throw out a topic and have a conservative and a liberal discuss/debate it.  This is Nirvana for a … Continue reading

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Hog Identification

Earlier this week Republican Representative Lisa Lyons stood on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives and, in reference to teachers uttered the old saw, “Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered.”  The reference is to the sin of … Continue reading

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Internal Revenue Stupidity

There is a theory out there that House Speaker John Boehner is very, very bad at his job.  It exists because there is a lot of evidence to support it.  One of the things I expected in the 113th Congress … Continue reading

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Selling Spats

Somewhere in the 1920’s spats went out of style.  I’m already considered a senior citizen by many and I don’t ever remember seeing them except in movies and plays.  They were a garment that was primarily worn by men covering … Continue reading

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Jeb’s Jumping In

How can you tell that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is running for President?  He is doing a Mitt Romney imitation flip flop to pander to the crazies in the Republican primary electorate.   Just like Willard, he appeared to be … Continue reading

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