Look, I don’t care if you’re the best salesman in the world… if what you are selling is radioactive waste, you’re not going to get a line to your door to buy the stuff, no matter how good a job you do. That’s what Obama’s problem was last night. He was faced for the first time with someone willing to make the case that the policies of the left have failed. And, predictably, Obama couldn’t defend against it.

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davidl on January 8th, 2012

Two losers attempt to paint Mitt Romney as out of touch, Russell Goldman and Michael Falcone, ABC News: ROCHESTER, N.H. — Mitt Romney attempted his own version of an “I-feel-your-pain” moment at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Sunday, telling a crowd that like so many Americans he too has worried about getting fired. […]

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on January 4th, 2012

[Art Smith is an occasional contributor to BitsBlog.  Art publishes The Conservative Reader, a conservative commentary and news site.  Art lives in the Central Iowa area and spent two years as the Communications Director for the Polk County Republican Party of Iowa.] On the whole, politically involved Iowans take their First-In-The-Nation moniker seriously.  But even […]

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davidl on December 22nd, 2011

Newt Gingrich just got another reason for the republican wing of the republican party to support him, gift wrapped courtesy of Mitt Romney and George (41) Bush, via Allah Pundit, Hot Air: Choosing his words carefully, the former president said he knew Gingrich relatively well. “I’m not his biggest advocate,” he said. “I had a […]

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Eric Florack on December 21st, 2011

Fultonville, NY– I’m at a rest area along the New York Thruway, after having turned around 500 miles today. Not much to report, really.   Saithood?  I commend to your reading an article by Thomas Sowell. I made a point last week about Gingrich’s legislative record vs Romney’s… and Sowell does as well: While the […]

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Carlisle, PA–After three highly unusual weeks of running to the west it appears as though I will be spending the remainder of this year running east.  That’s a bit more normal for this truck line.  Frankly, we’re experiencing a bit of a pre Christmas slowdown. I’m not worried.  I’ve seen this before.  From here, I […]

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Eric Florack on December 13th, 2011

Indianapolis, IN–I’m still at Indy. When I got done writing yesterday’s Ramble, I did my usual pre-trip inspection of my truck and found that I had oil coming from one wheel seal. This is a possibly dangerous situation, with fire or possibly a lack of braking power being the upshot. At the very least it […]

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Eric Florack on December 10th, 2011

I have for a long time found Ann Coulter fascinating. Occasionally wrong, mostly correct.  I have several of her books on my shelves here.  I even carry one in the truck that I haven’t finished reading.  That said, it fascinates me that  Coulter who had nothing but derision for John McCain, thinks that Mitt Romney […]

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Eric Florack on November 19th, 2011

I note with some degree of interest with a resurgency  of Newt Gingrich in the early polling for Iowa.  There seems a good deal of objection to his showing up, particularly among the press who like Rick Perry and Herman Cain before him (and Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin before him… ) is now the […]

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Eric Florack on October 12th, 2011

Conklin, NY– I’m just south of Binghamton, NY. From where I’ll run up to Rochester, grab a load and be in Brooklyn by the time you get up. Raining a bit today, which is about what I figured. After all, I spent the last several days cleaning and preening the truck. Looks pretty good.  The […]

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Eric Florack on September 22nd, 2011

Port Gibson, NY– As this is written, I’m setting up for the last outing of the week. A quick shot to Carlisle, PA, and then to Queens. And from there, I don’t know, but something to get me towards home is what I expect. We had an issue with the site yesterday. For some reason […]

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davidl on August 23rd, 2011

Dumbo’s record, if the media had spent half much time and energy examining Dumbo’s b/k/a Barack Obama, record,they could not have missed the fact that the man is flat out lazy, from Tony Katz, Pajamas Media: I have been talking for months now that Obama’s problem with being President is that the job involves work. […]

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davidl on August 6th, 2011

What job pivot?  Even Arianna Huffington is on to Barack Obama a/k/a Dumbo, from News Busters: Now that is really the greatest fear for the White House. And of course Mitt Romney again and again is talking about the failure of the President to produce jobs, and he doesn’t have to tell us how he […]

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davidl on August 2nd, 2011

Dumb Dickie Durbin, from Elise Foley, Puffington Post: WASHINGTON — The Republicans are killing Keynesian economics with their attempt to cut spending as the economy rebounds from a recession, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a floor speech on Sunday. “I would say … that symbolically, that agreement is moving us to the […]

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Eric Florack on July 9th, 2011

I’d like to offer up a re-post of mine from a tenth of 2009. I post this with an eye toward the argument over the debt ceiling limit. I submit to the reader that had we not been holding the Republicans feet to the fire we wouldn’t have gotten this close to real spending cuts. […]

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