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Do We Need More Business Folks In Congress?

Ed Kilgore points to a new Gallup poll that asks what kind of people you'd like to see in Congress: So is this a vote for more business experience? Or even—shudder—a retroactive yearning for Mitt Romney? Like Kilgore, I'm skeptical.Show More Summary

GOP’s ’16 consolation vanishes: Suddenly, Democrats have the deep bench!

After Romney’s 2012 loss, pundits raved about the GOP’s new leaders. But two years later, Democrats have the edge

Obama Flashback: 'The 1980s Are Now Calling To Ask For Their Foreign Policy Back'

During the third presidential debate on October 22, 2012, President Obama mocked Republican candidate Mitt Romney for saying that Russia was America’s number one geopolitical threat. “A few months ago when you were asked, what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaida, you said Russia. Show More Summary

The Morals of the Welfare State

(Steven Hayward) Mitt Romney took a lot of grief, much of it deserved, for his infelicitous remark (albeit behind closed doors, supposedly) about the “47 percent” during the 2012 campaign.  But he’s not entirely wrong to raise the issue of whether dependency doesn’t eventually corrupt the recipients. Show More Summary

Twitter and factchecking don't mix during debates

Mitt Romney’s assertion in the first 2012 presidential debate - that Obamacare was a government takeover of the healthcare industry - was right in PolitiFact’s wheelhouse. And the factchecking organization didn’t whiff. With about 10...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Hits Campaign Trail As Talk Of 2016 Presidential Run Heats Up

Mitt Romney is hitting the campaign trail again, and though he’ll actually be stumping for an Arkansas gubernatorial candidate there is growing chatter that Mitt might once again make a run at the White House. Romney announced this week that he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be traveling to Arkansas to lend a

THE KEY WORD IS “ILLUSION:” Russia Has Become Dangerous Again: The illusion of a stable Europe die…

THE KEY WORD IS “ILLUSION:” Russia Has Become Dangerous Again: The illusion of a stable Europe died yesterday with the murdered passengers of MH17. Mitt Romney was mocked for pointing this out in 2012. Now it has become so obvious that David Frum is saying it.

Jim DeMint pays off for Heritage, and Heritage pays off for Jim DeMint

"My only regret is that Mitt Romney wasn't able to lower my tax rate." Looks like former Sen. Jim DeMint was a pretty good hire for the Heritage Foundation, at least if the thing that matters most is how much money he's capable of dragging in the door: The Heritage Foundation’s annual revenue grew by 31 percent during former Sen. Show More Summary

What the Fading “Mormon Moment” Means for Other Conservative Religious Groups

Cadence Woodland, writing for the New York Times, believes that the "Mormon Moment" -- the wave of popular interest in the Church that included Mitt Romney's run for the presidency and The Book of Mormon musical -- is finally ending. She says the Church is to blame for that by missing a valuable opportunity to capitalize on all the attention by righting its wrongs.

“Takers” just as likely to vote Republican as “makers,” data show

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. Thus spoke Mitt Romney, infamously, in May 2012. It was a defining moment of the 2012 campaign, and […]

Millennials Aren’t More Democratic—They’re Just Less Republican

6 days agoNews : Reason

Reason-Rupe has a new survey and report out on millennials—find the report here.  In 2012 millennials voted for President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney 60 to 36 percent, but the latest Reason-Rupe study of millennials finds they are not overwhelmingly Democratic. Show More Summary

Biden To Pitch Liberals At Netroots Nation

// Now read this:Martin O’Malley In The Bullpen (Jul 13, 2014) NH Republicans Overwhelmingly Favor Romney For 2016 (Jul 12, 2014) Rubio: ‘I Can Beat Hillary’ (Jul 12, 2014) GOP Congressman: Romney Will Run And Win In 2016 (Jul 8, 2014) Al Gore 2016? (Jul 3, 2014) Conservative Columnist Urges Elizabeth Warren To Take On [...]

Limbaugh Conspiracy: Obama Busing Sick Immigrants To The Suburbs To Punish Affluent People

From the July 15 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh Lies About Anti-Segregation Housing Policy Initiated By George Romney Right-Wing Media Attack HUD Diversity Program: "Tyranny Is Here" Right-Wing Media Attack Fair Housing In Continuing Disinformation Campaign Against Civil Rights Law

Mitt Romney: The GOP's Great White Hope

Bring up the subject of the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and the conventional wisdom has either New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or political scion and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the likely nominees. Oh sure, there's a few people who, with a straight face, believe Kentucky Sen. Show More Summary

Fear And Loathing In Myrtle Beach: Part 1

last weekOdd : Thought Catalog

Surrounded by Romney posters and stickers in the back seat of a cramped Ford Focus, I was struggling to figure out which circle of hell I was actually in.

HIS TRACK RECORD IS LOOKING PRETTY GOOD: Washington Post: It’s official: Americans say Mitt Romn…

HIS TRACK RECORD IS LOOKING PRETTY GOOD: Washington Post: It’s official: Americans say Mitt Romney was pretty much right about Russia. But he was mocked by the press and the Democrats’ tame pundits at the time.

Ingraham: Romney Could Have Won By Pushing His Self-Deportation Immigration Stance Harder

From the July 14 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show: Previously: Watch Fox's Laura Ingraham Push Nativist Policies In Response To Humanitarian Crisis At The Border Deporting Longstanding Undocumented Immigrants Would Cost U.S. Show More Summary

NH Republicans Overwhelmingly Favor Romney For 2016

The WMUR/Granite State Poll shows Mitt Romney is way ahead on the wish list. If Romney doesn’t run, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has the lead.  All 13 potential Republican candidates in the WMUR/Granite State Poll have either fed speculation about their plans for 2016 or allowed pundits to place their names in contention. But [...]

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