davidl on August 31st, 2011

Dumbo’s school of economics, from Michael Bargo Jr.American Thinker: President Obama’s historic expansion of government at a time of great recession is attributed to his socialist agenda of “income redistribution.” While Barack Obama did use these words in his campaign exchange with Joe the Plumber, in reality Obama’s behavior is better explained as an expression […]

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healthcare-reformQuestion #1 during much of the Health Care Debate was: “Why the rush?”.

I should have seen it at the time, but now, it is clear to me just how important it was for Democrats to pass Health Care Reform, in any condition.  Even torn to shreds.  Getting it done early in 2010 was absolutely essential.

Because that was the one chance that Democrats had of holding seats in November.

It’s a gambit that tries our souls and puts folks on both the left and right on edge.  By completing the effort early in the year, Democrats have essentially taken ownership of the election, or at least taken a position that gives them a stronger political advantage.  That is, stronger than they would have had if they had tried and failed to complete the work, or completed it in late summer or early fall.

The manner in which Republicans play this out over the next several months will have a greater impact than anything.  Even though a majority of Americans opposed the Democrats plan, ultimately the tide will shift on the perceived benefit of those in the middle.  Already, some Republicans are seeing the challenge of continuing to fight this head on.

Now, instead of fighting against a bad idea, instead of promoting a smarter model for Americans to address the real Health Care issues at hand, Republicans who go all in with […]

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davidl on March 8th, 2010

I can’t find it, but during the campaign Mrs. Clinton aaid that both she and John McCain had world of experience and Barack Obama had “nice speech” he gave in Two Thousand Two;.  Then there was Mrs. Ciinton’s Three AM spot, video: Well over a year into the disaster known as the Obama presidency, Bruce […]

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Eric Florack on November 4th, 2009

Doug Hoffman narrowly lost the vote in NY23 last night, but that is almost inconsequential to the larger issues surrounding this election. First off, let’s make note of the fact that Owens bought his way into the race with 86% of his cash coming from outside NY23. Or is it 95%? That is not a […]

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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2009

Hello and welcome one and all tot he most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble They say you’re supposed to have 5 service of veggies every day. Well, here’s one heapin helpin’, just now; CONTAINMENT: Politico’s Mike Allen and Josh Gerstien that The White House is attacking Fox News as […]

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Eric Florack on September 28th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble ANNOYING: One of the more serious annoyances involved in this operation called BitsBlog is the serious lack of time remaining to balance among other necessities.  Family, Friends, and the occasional crisis among them, along with the need […]

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Eric Florack on September 23rd, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Where’s the Fire” Edition So, Barney Frank wants an investigation…. Of the people who investigated and reported on ACORN. A retaliatory strike, if you will.  Go ahead and tell me how this isn’t politically motivated. I suppose that […]

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Eric Florack on June 25th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read wnywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Beep Beep” Edition. If you don’t get the reference, look here. The Obamacare Telethon:  No, I didn’t bother watching it last night. the results were quite predictable . Jeff Poor of the Business and […]

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Eric Florack on June 19th, 2009

Doctor Krauthammer today makes a great point about Obama’s response to the Iran situation: …. this incipient revolution is no longer about the election. Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. […]

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Eric Florack on May 1st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The Bitsblog Nightly Ramble Torture is Barry Manilow covering AC/DC: A great position paper on torture, from Frank Fleming, over at Pajamas Media.  You may not recognize the name, but perhaps you’ll remember where he posts: IMAO.  That’s a clue, kiddies… go […]

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davidl on April 22nd, 2009

So who died and annointed Megan McCain a spokesman for anybody or anything  other than Miss Cairol, Kim Priestap, Pajamas Media: What changes does she[Megan McCain] think the GOP needs to make? It needs to be hip and edgier. She laments the perception that there are no Republican politicians who are exciting enough that anyone would […]

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Eric Florack on March 25th, 2009

Ann Althouse says it well: “If you read his opinion [in Lawrence v. Texas], he thinks it’s a good idea for two consenting adults who happen to be gay to be locked up because he is so disapproving of gay people.” (Barney Frank) Well, Barney, I have read that opinionmany times, and I know that […]

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2009

On the morning of February 17th,I was standing in line getting coffee at the little cafeteria at  my day gig. Behind me were two guys that had obviously been in heated discussion for some time. I don’t know either of them. I can’t vouch for the conversation being word for word, but here it is from […]

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere..Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble No matter what, we keep on truckin’. Gonna get cold up where again this weekend, though it’s nearly 40 at the moment, , in Ontario, NY which is east of Rochester by some 30 miles. James Joyner at OTB […]

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Eric Florack on November 29th, 2008

To a conservative, anyone who advocates building an ideal society by the use of reason-based theories is a ‘Utopian liberal’ because following Burke and Russel Kirk they do not believe in the unlimited power of reason. …. Some of Clark’s terms are just begging for trouble. “The unlimited power of reason” — look out. Well, […]

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