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Category: Election '12

June 1, 2013
Ann Romney's Cookbook to Hit the Shelves in October

Back in 2002, Ann Romney revealed, "I truly want Mitt to fulfill his destiny, and for that to happen, he's got to do politics." As it turned out, Mitt Romney's destiny was to be the husband of yet another political spouse turned cookbook author. As Politico reported: The wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney […]

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March 11, 2013
Will Ryan's New GOP Budget Still Save Trillions from Mystery Tax Breaks?

This week, former GOP vice presidential nominee and current House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will present the 2013 Republican budget proposal. Unlike his last plan which didn't balance the budget until 2038, this time Ryan insists he will hit break even in just 10 ten years. As Ezra Klein explained, Ryan will close much […]

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March 2, 2013
Romney Was AWOL on Sequester Deal He Now Criticizes

History will record that Mitt Romney was a pimple on the ass of American politics: painful while here and forgotten once gone. Now the pustule has resurfaced. As part of his brief "Thank You Tour," Romney is using appearance on Fox News Sunday to attack President Obama for "berating Republicans and blaming and pointing" over […]

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January 18, 2013
Republicans Still Bungling GOP Rebranding

You can't make this stuff up. One day after being instructed "stop talking about rape," House Republicans attending their caucus' secret conclave will listen to a panel on Friday titled, "Discussion on Successful Communication with Minorities and Women." Unfortunately, that session will be held in the Kingsmill Resort's "Burwell Plantation" room, named after a prominent […]

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December 23, 2012
Romney "Had No Desire" to Be President

The Boston Globe this weekend offered a fascinating analysis of why Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election. But for all the impact of ground games, turnout models and campaign strategies, Mitt Romney lost not because he failed to define himself to the American people, but because he succeeded. At the end of the day, […]

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December 10, 2012
Republicans Mugged by Reality on Election Day

For Democrats, the 2012 presidential campaign has produced some delicious ironies. For starters, Mitt Romney's share of the final vote will come in at a memorable 47 percent, the same figure he used to disparage half the electorate as self-described "victims" bought off by "free stuff" and "gifts" from President Obama. But for pure schadenfreude, […]

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November 28, 2012
Obama's Gift to Mitt Romney

On Thursday, President Obama as promised will host Mitt Romney in a private lunch meeting at the White House. There, a magnanimous Obama should offer a parting gift to the small man who accused him of buying reelection by dispensing "gifts" to women, African-Americans, Hispanics, college students and other self-proclaimed "victims" supposedly comprising the 47 […]

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November 25, 2012
Why McCain Wants GOP to Leave Abortion Alone

Appearing on Fox News Sunday morning, Arizona Senator John McCain urged his Republican Party to leave the abortion issue "alone." Given the drubbing among women voters the GOP endured thanks in part to anti-abortion extremists like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, McCain's fear is well-founded. Well-founded and very personal. After all, the same John McCain […]

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November 18, 2012
Rubio Joins Republicans Claiming Rich Will Evade Higher Taxes

Republicans still refusing to countenance modestly higher tax rates for the wealthiest Americans are facing a moral dilemma. If tax cuts for the gilded-class do not in fact drive economic growth and job creation, then the GOP has been draining the United States Treasury for the sole purpose of needlessly padding the bank accounts of […]

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November 13, 2012
GOP Still Playing "Name That Tax Break"

In 2008 and 2012, Barack Obama campaigned on ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and won resounding victories both times. That policy enjoys strong public support now, just as it has since before Obama dispatched John McCain four years ago. And just last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office forecast that Obama's […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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