Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
Mitt Romney’s Gary Hart Moment
In 1987, with rumors circulating of affairs, Gary Hart challenged the media to follow him around. They did and soon found out that he was having an affair with Donna Rice. In an article published Sunday, Mitt Romney revealed that he had an anonymous Twitter account. The reporters looked for Romney relatives who had few followers and soon found out that the account was named “Pierre Delecto.” It’s now been made private, but people took screenshots. I assume that these have not been doctored.
Talk about an unforced error. If Mitt had not revealed the existence of the account, it’s very unlikely that its existence would ever have been discovered. It was established in 2011 and no one had commented about it. It only took reporters a few hours to figure out its name. He looks like a hypocrite, attacking Trump for acting unpresidential while using an anonymous account to defend himself.Published in Politics
You should check out Steve Moore’s appearance last Thursday on the John Batchelor Show.
No, dude. My brothers own a small business they were keeping under 50 employees because of Obamacare. The changes Trump has made have allowed them to expand — in small-town Ohio. They employ people who commute now!
If Romney had been a fan of “The Odd Couple” he would have chosen Andre Le Plume as his pen name (though Mitt does seem more like a Felix Unger than an Oscar Madison type….)
Door stop. Boat anchor. Something non-kinetic.
I don’t know what mine would be, but I suggest the following:
Peter Robinson — Wallach Dartmouth
James Lileks — Taka Duluth
Kevin D. Williamson — Sanjay Dallas
Jay Nordlinger — Elijah Dulcimer
Jonah Goldberg — Mohamed Dingo
Hmm, there actually are a bunch of Mohamed Dingos on Facebook.
I’m assuming he’s letting small employers get by with offering bare bones policies….which is probably fine, so long as all your employees are young and healthy. Course, the downside is that now liberals are agitating for M4A.
What is he supposed to do? The GOP had eight years to get ready for the moment of total political control that was required. It was handed to them on a plate.
And was open borders, and never met a war he didn’t like.
They never expected to actual have to do anything. Hillary was going to win and they could go on posturing and fund raising on the topic. Trump ruined that for Ryan and the rest.
Hey, I take offense to that. As someone who lived under the rule of Kasich (did you know his father was a mailman???) I am perfectly capable of hating both Kasich and Trump. He’s a tax-and-spend Democrat who didn’t have the stones to switch parties. He tried to screw over mineral owners in order to pass some questionable middle class tax cut and got laughed out of the room.
I said it was probably fine….just doesn’t drop the cost of ACA one bit, so ultimately the GOP is at “ACA is OK fine now, we just tweaked some of the bad regs”….since Trump has zero plans to do anything else with ACA or Medicare or Soc Sec in the next 5 years.
GOP had 8 years to do what? We still can’t get agreement on “full repeal” vs. “repeal and replace”. And being angry on social media doesn’t advance that.
Well, I’m glad you are satisfied and this all makes sense to you.
I don’t blame Trump for this situation at all.
The sticking point wasn’t between full repeal vs. repeal and replace. It was between any kind of repeal and no repeal at all. Look at the Republicans who voted against it.
They had to come up with some form of universal coverage that dealt with the political problems purposely embedded in the ACA as well. I think places like Alaska need more central planning. The whole damn thing was written by the devil. Obama is a liar and it worked.
It was one of those. Point is, people disagree on stuff. 8 years doesn’t change that. Then Trump came along and made big promises, that there was no way could be kept. Legislating is hard. Changing some regs a monkey can do. Tweeting is a monkey job too.
I’d like to know how why they didn’t just stand down for a year and do some thinking and educating.
Not wiping out employer-based insurance after World War II was a disaster. Everything they’ve done since has made it worse.
Can we all agree that his twitter account is hilarious and we should have a point and laugh, but in the grand scheme of things doesn’t matter at all?
GOP never expected to win in 2016. They had no plan to accomplish exactly what they campaigned on.
Tell me again why their promises should be believed?
“L’tweet? C’est moi!”
Bring back The Hemingways podcast – let’s start chanting . . .
FIFY . . .
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles with artist Richard Whitney, left, after his official portrait is unveiled during a ceremony on the Grand Staircase at the Statehouse in Boston Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Romney’s portrait was painted by Whitney, of New Hampshire, for $30,000 in private donations and will hang in the lobby of the third-floor Governor’s Office. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
More proof that David French has reached his sell-by date. Will someone people put him out to pasture?
Speaking of insufferable…