kudlow-pawlenty-14004This week, Larry and Tim ponder if maybe the Republican candidates might be going too tough on Hillary. Also, why are Democrats and Republicans opposed to trade promotion authority?; The Fed faces a strong-dollar dilemma; and why Chris Christie is wrong to cut Social Security benefits.

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  1. Ricochet Member
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    @EustaceCScrubb

    You didn’t mention the biggest reason Republicans might be opposing a trade deal. The President has stirred up so much bad blood in the last term and a half that there is little desire or incentive to give him help in any matter. Sadly, even when it might be in the best interest of the country.

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  2. nattybumpo Inactive
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    @cossaboom

    Kudlow is right. The Republican candidates should keep quiet about the Clinton Foundation and leave this for the media to handle. It would be much better for them to run on a platform of corporate tax reductions, as that would  surely resonate more with voters.

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  3. Marley's Ghost Coolidge
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    @MarleysGhost

    I am sorry to say that the two of you are, in my few months of listening to you, the very LAST people from whom the Republican candidates should take advice.  Your only decent point to be made is that the Republican candidates, and indeed the party as a whole, needs to have a serious, forward facing platform with substantial arguments about why we are better.

    That said, it is absolutely necessary that our candidates define Hillary Clinton as she attempts to put together her campaign.  If they use HER specifically in drawing contrasts with regards to messaging, to solutions and approaches to government, not to mention foreign policy then they kill two birds with one stone: they give voice to their perspective and make Clinton defend hers.

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  4. Marley's Ghost Coolidge
    Marley's Ghost
    @MarleysGhost

    Follow-up:

    Our candidates should absolutely NOT be motivated out of fear of aggravating any special interest group that is already going to attack them REGARDLESS of what they say or don’t say.  Certainly you cannot believe that NOW, or GLAAD or any other left wing special interest group will “take it easy: on our candidates if we don’t use Hillary as an effective and appropriate contrast?  Our candidates and our party can intelligently and strategically attack Clinton without being snarky, which I am not sure was actually an accurate representation anyway.

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