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In many ways, this presidential election features a reversal of a pattern we've gotten used to in recent campaigns. More often than not it's the Republican who is self-assured and ideologically forthright, while the Democrat apologizes for what he believes, panders awkwardly, and generally acts terrified that the voting public might not like what he has to say. This time around, Barack Obama is the confident candidate and Mitt Romney is the worried one (which says far more about these two men than it does about this particular historical moment).
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Dueling Budgets and a Window for a Grand Bargain

Politics / US Politics : Swampland (2 years ago)

Budgets are usually ideological documents, used more for elections in recent years than for actual legislating. This week, both the House Republicans and Senate Democrats are expected to introduce budgets. While neither is expected ... Read Post

Donald Trump Says He Would Have Beaten Obama in 2012 Elections

Politics / US Politics : The Moderate Voice (4 hours ago)

LOL: I must admit, Donald Trump saying he would have beaten President Obama in the 2012 presidential campaign is a funny as Sen. Joni Ernst’ bread-bag story. He said he was leading in every poll. Um, really? Which poll? In a sit-dow... Read Post

Rich Rubino: Democratic and Republican Ideologies Undergo Dramatic Role Reversal

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (2 years ago)

Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is n... Read Post

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