The balance of what’s possible with what the base wants is a delicate thing, and Republican leadership sure hasn’t figured out how to achieve it. That Bismarck line about politics being the art of the possible is being bandied about a lot lately… But I’ve always had a problem with it, because I think it ignores the reality of modern political tactics.
The much bigger problem facing America is that the policies of Detroit have now gone national. What day has Barack Obama talked about the economy when he has not talked about increasing taxes, federal spending, deficits and debt, regulation, and other anti-growth policies that worked their devastation in Detroit?
“They don’t seem to be interested in whether or not climate change is really occurring. They are not interested in facts. They want a carbon tax because it will give them unlimited power and unlimited power means unlimited campaign contributions.”
Washington state is conservative, except for Seattle, which delivers the entire state’s electoral votes for the most left-wing plausible candidate every four years. The same is true of Oregon, except[...]
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Behold a righteous rant against the Fiscal Cliff deal from a fan of Andrew Breitbart with the YouTube handle newsninja2012 … who happens to be black. No commentary is necessary,[...]
[First posted at The American Spectator.] President Obama told a sleepwalking America in his Democrat Convention Acceptance speech: I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I[...]