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Category: Election '08

January 16, 2015
Sorry, Mitt: The Presidency is Not Your "Destiny"

Across the political spectrum, pundits, press, money-men and media strategists seem genuinely puzzled by Mitt Romney's apparent decision to seek the presidency for a third time. Even some of his closest supporters and biggest donors think a third Bush since 1988 would be a breath of fresh air compared to the putrid stench of the […]

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January 14, 2015
October Gift to Charity Was a Sure Sign of 2016 Romney Run

"I want to be president." With that statement to his deepest-pocketed donors, Mitt Romney pretty much put an end to the phony Hamlet role he's been playing ever since Barack Obama beat his ass over two years ago. But despite Ann and Mitt's repeated declarations that "we're not doing that again," since October 13, 2014 […]

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January 13, 2015
How John McCain and Mitt Romney Show Their Support for France

On Sunday, an estimated one million people in Paris marched in solidarity in response to this week's terror attacks. They were joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other world leaders. But while Attorney General Eric Holder and the American ambassador […]

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January 12, 2015
Democrats Saved the Economy. Republicans Tried to Kill It.

Four years ago, Republicans led by then -new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) began taking credit for the economic progress made since the Bush recession began in December 2007. Just 19 days after the GOP had assumed control of the House, Cantor issued a statement declaring, "THERE ARE THE JOBS: Republicans Prevent Massive Tax […]

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October 1, 2014
Why Romney's Comeback Will Hit a Brick Wall

Mitt Romney's resurrection may now be the most hyped since Jesus Christ. Just days after conservative columnist Byron York announced "Romney 2016 is for real," the Washington Post, Vox and now the New York Times declared that "Mitt Romney isn't ready to call it quits." So, after Mitt Romney's repeated promises that "we're not doing […]

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June 28, 2014
President Bush Endorsed Clinton Fees for Speeches

Back in the summer of 2008, National Review contributor Kathryn Jean Lopez had a "totally crazy thought" about President Bush's life after the White House. "Wouldn't George W. Bush make an awesome high-school government teacher?" she asked, adding "Wouldn't it be something if his post-presidential life would up being that kind of post-service service?" Alas, […]

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June 23, 2014
"Obviously Blessed" Hillary Clinton Has Released 30 Years of Tax Returns. Romney? McCain?

Republicans have their queen of the 1 percent. In the wake of her flip comments about having been "dead broke" and not "truly well off," the GOP and its conservative echo chamber are portraying Hillary Clinton as the reincarnation of Leona Helmsley. Hoping to provide additional fodder for the right, Bloomberg News suggested estate tax […]

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June 8, 2014
Republicans Do a Reverse Bin Laden on Bergdahl

They were for it before they were against it. Current and would-be GOP members of Congress tweeted their praise for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before deleting the evidence. Among others, Arizona Senator and failed 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain declared he would be "inclined to support" the very kind of prisoner exchange […]

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March 23, 2014
Mitt Romney's Long List of America's Number One Threats

Mitt Romney may be the happiest man in America today. After the recent documentary Mitt, some people concluded that there was more to Romney than the image of the cold, calculating parasite who pioneered schadenfreude as a wildly successful business model. And with Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea, Mitt has taken to the airwaves and […]

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March 16, 2014
Wyoming Legislator Puts Mike Huckabee's 1992 Call for AIDS Quarantine Back in the News

Wyoming Republican legislator Troy Mader made headlines this weekend with news that he stands by his 1987 book, The Death Sentence of AIDS: Vital Information For You and Your Family's Health and Safety. Ironically, the very same year Mader called for a quarantine of AIDS victims, President Ronald Reagan publicly rejected that kind of dangerous […]

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