Archive for August 2012

Barack Obama — The Incredible Shrinking Man

What can America expect in the final stretch of the 2012 election cycle? Bill Whittle tells you what you will see and hear from the Romney/Ryan ticket, and from the Obama/Biden ticket. Will we hear an honest debate about the economy, or a dishonest debate about social issues like abortion?

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Clint Eastwood Speech at the Republican Convention

If you missed it, this is good. Real good. It’s a speech delivered in low key, more with regret than malice, and with poignant references to Obama’s failures and strange beliefs, the need for him to go, to make way for others who will do the job he can’t or won’t.

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This is why the Republicans are called the stupid party

Republicans started with a unified convention supporting Romney. Then they started a factional war. Conservatives and the Tea Party didn’t want Romney in the primaries, they wanted a conservative. But when Romney won the primaries, conservatives put away their misgivings about Romney and got solidly behind him to beat Obama. So the Republican Convention started…

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The coming Obama tax bomb, if he’s re-elected

Stephen Moore, writing in Friday’s Wall Street Journal: Under Mr. Obama’s plan, which takes effect automatically unless the tax hike is called off, the capital gains tax rate rises to 23.8% from 15%; and small-business profits are taxed at just over 40%, up from 35% now. Selling stocks immediately or pulling profits out of a…

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Charts that should spell the defeat of Obama

I don’t know if charts such as this will defeat Obama but the reality they depict certainly should. Obama will undoubtedly get 100% of the moron vote, but I refuse to believe that it’s enough for him to win. Click chart to enlarge: UPDATE:  Maybe these charts are having an effect.  John Steele Gordon in…

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Bystanders shot by police in Empire State shooting

Stories here and here. After the Aurora, Colorado shooting Katha Pollitt of The Nation ridiculed the very notion that a concealed handgun carrier might just have saved lives, saying “All those moviegoers in Aurora needed to make their misery complete was to have a bunch of armed freelancers shooting off their weapons in a dark…

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Why be a tax payer when you can be a tax spender?

The new American dream — “I want to be a crony.” Crony Capitalism: An economy that is nominally free-market, but allows for preferential regulation and other favorable government intervention based on personal relationships. In such a system, the false appearance of “pure” capitalism is publicly maintained to preserve the exclusive influence of well-connected individuals. A…

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