To mix metaphors, Republicans are going to have to fall on some sword with this whole fiscal cliff jazz. All of us Conservatives would like to hold firm to not raising taxes. Reality it is, it ain’t gonna happen.
Deal with it. Give the President what he wants on a tax hike. Just give it too him. Be done with it. Continue reading →
(Rightward Journal Note: Interesting Perspective from a long time Democrat)
I strongly disagree with Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge. But I believe his views are sincere. And I condemn those who substitute personal attacks on Norquist for factual arguments to prove him wrong.
First, I don’t get why my fellow Democrats and liberals blame Norquist for the “pledge” — rather than those who sign the pledge. Continue reading →
In their obsession with stressing the economy and jobs in the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney and Republicans ignored or downplayed an array of compelling issues. This was a foolish mistake. They failed to exploit unpopular policies of President Obama’s first term and left unanswered charges that proved harmful to Romney and other Republican candidates. Now they can make up for their blunder, partially anyway. They need an Operation Push Back. Continue reading →
Last week in his New York Times column, Paul Krugman cheeredApple’s introduction of the iPhone as an example of the Keynesian theory of how depressions end — through “use, decay, and obsolescence,” which provide the stimulus economies need to recover. He went on to suggest that government can do what Apple does by increasing spending. Continue reading →
The ‘red pill’ and its opposite, ‘blue pill,‘ are pop culture terms that have become symbolic of the choice between blissful ignorance (blue) and embracing the sometimes-painful truth of reality (red). It’s time for America to take the red pill and wake up from the fog of apathy.