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Archive for September 25th, 2012

The Know-Nothing GOP Says “No”

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 25th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

The Know-Nothing GOP Says “No”
Richard Cohen, Washington Post
In 1980 Ronald Reagan won the Republican nomination. He beat a future president, George H.W. Bush, two future Senate majority leaders, Howard Baker and Bob Dole, and two lesser-known congressmen. This year Mitt Romney won the GOP nomination. He beat a radio host, a disgraced former House speaker, a defeated Senate candidate, a former appointee of the Obama administration, a tongue-tied Texas governor, a prevaricating religious zealot who happens to serve in the House of Representatives, and a cranky libertarian doctor. Where did all the talent go?Until the Republican Party can answer this…

Is This the Most Corrupt Press in History?
Mona Charen, National Review
“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring.” –Ann RomneyMrs. Romney's exasperation with conservative critics is understandable. The mainstream press has been like a school of piranhas swarming around her husband. To receive fire from her own side as well — even constructive advice — may seem too much to bear.Mitt Romney is facing perhaps the most corrupt and tendentious coverage in presidential history, as members of the fourth estate eschew any semblance of integrity in their attempt to skew interpretations in favor of their pinup, Mr. Obama.

Obama Must Be More Than ‘Eye Candy’ to Win
Chris Stirewalt, FOX News
The rap on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is that he’s been unwilling to take chances even though he’s trailing President Obama: playing a prevent defense even though he’s trailing in the big game.Republicans and conservatives are constantly exhorting Romney to go bold and talk about big ideas. Of course, they’re also telling him to focus on their own pet issues: Israel, brain science, the value of the dollar, etc.