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Washington, DC: Cronies “R” Us

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 24th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Washington, DC: Cronies “R” Us
Andrew Ferguson, Weekly Standard
Hot Topics: Get alerts when there is a new article that might interest you.We were struck last week by a pair of instances of Republicans doing what Republicans do”"one encouraging, one not so much. On the encouraging side, we had Sen. Tom Coburn, who never fails to lift a faltering conservative heart. He gave an interview to a blogger for the Washington Post, though we won't hold that against him. In it he said many wise things, particularly about a scenario that like visions of sugarplums dances in many be-pillowed Republican heads.Steny Hoyer and Eric…

Why Bain Questions Matter
Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Who are the dastardly enemies of free enterprise who decided to make an issue of Mitt Romney's tenure at the private-equity firm Bain Capital? Er, those would be his fellow Republicans.Listen to what Newt Gingrich said in January: “The Bain model is to go in at a very low price, borrow an immense amount of money, pay Bain an immense amount of money and leave. I'll let you decide if that's really good capitalism. I think that's exploitation.”Or what Rick Perry said that same month: “There is something inherently wrong when getting rich off…

Obama Edges Romney in 3 Key Battlegrounds
Mark Murray, NBC News
President Barack Obama holds a narrow advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in three of the most pivotal presidential battleground states — Florida, Ohio and Virginia — according to new NBC-Marist polls.But in each of these states, Obama's share of the vote is below the 50 percent threshold usually considered safe haven for an incumbent president, and Romney has narrowed the margin in these three battlegrounds since earlier this year. 

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