Tag: Romney

Jim and Greg comment briefly on the news that President Biden tested positive for COVID Thursday morning. Then they dive into the New York Times series on columnists admitting things they got wrong. They welcome the admission from Bret Stephens that he was very wrong about Trump voters and they had many, many good reasons to be thoroughly fed up with politicians who stiffed them culturally, economically, and otherwise for decades. They also slam Gail Collins for her self-serving column about writing too much about Mitt Romney’s dog during the 2012 campaign. And they hammer Paul Krugman for saying he was wrong about inflation but then spending the rest of the column trying to explain how he really wasn’t.

 

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the news that West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is opposing the nomination of Neera Tanden, President Biden’s choice for budget director, and two of the most moderate Republicans are already saying they’re voting against her as well. They also hammer California Democrat Ro Khanna, after the congressman says he doesn’t want small businesses that cannot afford to pay $15 per hour. And they follow the insane evolution of “the experts,” who are now saying that you will need to wear a mask long after the bulk of the population has been vaccinated.

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With the stark inevitability of a Biden/Harris presidency staring us in the face (barring a legal miracle), I can’t get the Dylan song out of my head – or more precisely, the title of the song.  Yes, it’s morose and reeks of defeat, and sure, the song is about a love affair gone wrong, not […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they react to 51 Senate Republicans announcing they will support the process of confirming a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day. They also hammer Dems from the Obama and Clinton teams for insisting that Democrats adding seats to the high court is the only response to the supposed constitutional crisis spawned by a vacancy near an election. And they crush Joe Biden for refusing to say whether he supports court packing.

QotD: Brainwashed or Light Rinse

 

In honor of Mitt Romney, who really knows how to tick off Republicans, I have a quote from his Dad and the stunning response.

In 1967, as he prepared to challenge President Lyndon Johnson, Romney took a completely different position that U.S. involvement in Vietnam had been a mistake from the beginning. In a TV interview with a Detroit station, he was confronted with the previous statement and basically accused of a flip-flop. (Plus ca change.)

Romney Cuts Through His Own Cant

 

Mitt Romney, a one-term governor of a liberal northeastern state, will be sworn into the U.S. Senate today. 

It’s well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. Nice guy that I am, I can’t even say that I was my own choice in the 2012 general election. It’s something I like to think I had in common with the 2008 Republican nominee, the late Senator John McCain: play nice, lose with honor and make a seamless transition back into the political establishment.

The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December, most notably the departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. True, before Mattis resigned from the Trump administration he had been fired from the Obama administration. But compare Obama’s pant creases with Trump’s haircut and tell me which president made the right move.

Ordinarily, the second-place finisher in a presidential election doesn’t have a second political act. But the times aren’t ordinary and Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, is now a US Senate candidate in Utah. Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen, Romney’s 2012 policy director, discusses what compelled his former boss to make the run and whether Romney will be a Trump White House ally or nemesis.

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In 2011: Mitt Romney has about as much charm as a Ziploc bag, and his support for Romneycare in Massachusetts should immediately put him out of the running. Though brilliant, Newt Gingrich is chameleonic and impossible to peg down to principle; therefore, he’s unacceptable to many primary voters. Sarah Palin is polarizing; Haley Barbour bears […]

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Mitt Romney’s speech criticizing Donald Trump wasn’t warmly received by everybody. Some pointed out the Romney is an out-of-touch elitist RINO who just doesn’t “get it,” and he was a terrible candidate. I won’t argue the point. But Romney told the truth. Is telling the truth a bad idea? Is it politically unwise? Preview Open

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Governor Romney is about to take incoming from the Trump firing squad. This afternoon he stated there is a bombshell in Trumps yet to be released taxes.  While Romney hasn’t endorsed any remaining candidates, one would assume he prefers the GOPe ticket over Trump. If his taxes are not released posthaste, are we looking at a window for Rubio or […]

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I’m sorry to spoil the victory lap among Fiorina supporters, but Debra J. Saunders of the SFGate has taken a fair bit of time to spell out the pros and cons of Carly Fiorina in an article which ran at their site. After extensively chronicling Fiorina’s debate performance, strengths as an orator, executive history and contrast […]

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I was thinking about the push in some Ricochet circles for suggesting that the whoever the GOP nominee is next year they should choose a woman VP to combat the woman-Hillary nexus. I am not sure this is a good idea. Nominating a woman VP is a tired old political trick that has never worked […]

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Congressman Jason Chaffetz has thrown Romney’s hat into the ’16 race. Perfect. While we’re at it, let’s add some gravitas and run John McCain for VP. Or maybe overcome the war on women stigma by running Carly Fiorina on the ticket with Romney. Or there is Jeb waiting in the wings to reach the 100’s […]

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