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Newt Gingrich And Nancy Pelosi Co-Sponsored A Lot Of Bills, And This Is Meaningful Somehow

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 13:58:58 in Politics

“Each candidate is trying to portray an image that he or she thinks fits the times. Newt's image of "The New Newt," a kinder, gentler, more mature, somewhat more humble version is a good fit for the times, and he seems to be very comfortable in it. We'll see how long that lasts, as everyone and his brother scramble to remind us of Gingrich's sins of the past. .

Time will tell. In a few months, we'll all be looking back and saying one of two things. Either: we should have known that nothing would stick to Gingrich if it hadn't stuck to him already, or we should have known that a guy with so many skeletons and baggage would get taken down by another controversy. http://bit.ly/rIzfwq

Willow712 on Dec 7, 2011 at 16:32:05

“Joe Scarborough and Steve Smith both say that Newt will self destruct in a big presidential campaign. They worry that he will self destruct AFTER getting the nomination, thus leaving theGOP in a mess. With that happening and Roemer going to the Unity party, making it a three way race, it could be fun.”

Liviu on Dec 7, 2011 at 14:30:41

“Time will tell"
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Time just told us.

He attacked Paul, Huntsman and Romney for being afraid of Trump. He's the same, nothing New(t)”

Lizzy28 on Dec 7, 2011 at 14:26:35

“A kinder, gentler, more mature, Newt?

Did you know he's now in favor of abolishing child labor laws?”
Mitt Romney Heads To Fox For First Sunday Show Interview Since 2010

Mitt Romney Heads To Fox For First Sunday Show Interview Since 2010

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 13:26:00 in Media

“It's apparent that he's not comfortable talking to conservatives. If he can't relax and be himself with Brett Baier, he's going to have trouble with Chris Wallace, who won't pull any punches.

Romney seems to don different images like other people (except Ron Paul) change their clothes. In 2002 he was a Northeast Republican, and in 2008 he was a conservative Republican. This time he's an establishment Republican. GOP voters don't seem overly impressed with his choice, and Fox would be the place for him to try to change that. His opponent is very comfy hanging out with every FoxNews host, and he's benefiting from it. http://bit.ly/rIzfwq
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Rick Santorum: Obama Revealed Osama Bin Laden Death News Too Soon

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 13:00:52 in Politics

“Each candidate is trying to portray an image that he or she thinks fits the times. Sometimes they are right, and sometimes their judgement is less than perfect. The catch is that each candidate has to portray an image that they are personally compatible with. Rick's image of pastor/Mr. Rogers fits him well, but isn't working this election cycle. On the other hand, Newt's image of "The New Newt," a kinder, gentler, more mature, somewhat more humble version is looking pretty sharp right now. We'll see how long that lasts. http://bit.ly/rIzfwq

Linda Casey on Dec 7, 2011 at 13:27:51

“If you look at history, then Newt won't be looking sharp for too much longer. The more power Newt gets, the more aggressive he gets and he starts attacking everyone in his path, and not in a good way. He'll self-destruct, just like he did in the 90's. It's in his DNA. He just can't help himself.”
How Big Car Services Use Legislation to Drive Over Competition

How Big Car Services Use Legislation to Drive Over Competition

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 11:28:53 in Home

“Classic cases of businesses using political influence to bend the rules in their favor. Their reasoning is so fatuous that you have to marvel at their gall.

By the way readers, this isn't an isolated incident. Tim P. Carney at the Washington Examiner has made a career out of reporting on companies doing this. This cronyism goes on everywhere, it raises the cost of everything we buy, it puts Americans out of work, and it restrains the growth of the economy.

www.ReasonableViews.com

Joel Smithis on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:55:20

“Exactly!”
Unemployment Extension: GOP Leaders Quietly Support Benefits Reauthorization

Unemployment Extension: GOP Leaders Quietly Support Benefits Reauthorization

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 16:02:30 in Politics

“This is a bit of an aside, but I just have to vent. I get frustrated when I hear the confusing reporting of the unemployment numbers. We ought to know the situation accurately before we make decisions on policy matters.

I took a different approach and calculated the number of jobs the US would have to create each month to get back to full employment within 4 years. My estimate is 390,000 per month (more than 3x the average for the last year). See the detail here: http://bit.ly/u6ptmm
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Herman Cain Suspending 2012 Campaign For President (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 17:52:03 in Politics

“There are some key lessons learned from Cain's campaign. He changed the way campaigns compete forever. He used free publicity successfully like no one has, and he demonstrated the potential for campaigning nationally instead of just in Iowa. He also demonstrated the value of a catchy policy slogan: "999." There are also some lessons about what not to do. http://bit.ly/v6IWnG

sugarfoot on Dec 3, 2011 at 18:21:38

“This was like using the reality show The Bachelor to gain fame for yourself, your cd, your restaurant, whatever.. get in and get the free publicity. It's shameful, but no one had heard of Herman Cain before except those of us in Atlanta. Now the whole country knows him. As long as he keeps denying it and there isn't absolute proof coming out, he will make out like a bandit like SARAH PALIN did by going on the speaker circuit and fund raising for the GOP. Bad men just seem to keep coming out smelling like roses no matter what their sins.”
Newt Gingrich: Child Labor Laws Are 'Stupid'

Newt Gingrich: Child Labor Laws Are 'Stupid'

Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 15:58:29 in Politics

“Kudos to HuffPo for playing an extended clip that lets Newt actually make his point and allows us to evaluate it. I kept seeing the headline that "child labor laws are stupid," but no explanation of his point that failing schools do more to create income inequality than anything else. Here here! http://bit.ly/vfu68c
Herman Cain Says He Was Relieved When Doctor Who Treated Him Was A Christian

Herman Cain Says He Was Relieved When Doctor Who Treated Him Was A Christian

Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 15:06:34 in Politics

“Perfect metaphor for Herman Cain: Tim Tebow. He's a quarterback who can't throw, which is kind of important to quarterbacking. But Tebow is winning! Herman Cain can't answer questions about foreign policy, but he's polling well... Somehow, I don't think it will work out as well. http://bit.ly/v7uAWk
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Herman Cain 'Letterman' Appearance: GOP Presidential Candidate Talks To David Letterman About Sexual Harassment Accusations (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 19, 2011 at 14:29:21 in Politics

“Perfect metaphor for Herman Cain: Tim Tebow. He's a quarterback who can't throw, which is kind of important to quarterbacking. But Tebow is winning! Herman Cain can't answer questions about foreign policy, but he's polling well... Somehow, I don't think it will work out as well. http://bit.ly/v7uAWk

LordoftheBrown on Nov 19, 2011 at 15:15:39

“You're right, and I don't see it ending well for either of them.”
Occupy Wall Street 'Star Wars': Police With Lightsabers (VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street 'Star Wars': Police With Lightsabers (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 12:19:06 in Entertainment

“It's obvious that the protesters want to portray themselves as victims. They are actively trying to instigate violence against themselves. Why else would they be shouting at school children marching to school in the morning?

OWS has gone way beyond the decent points that they had. They have wrapped their kernel of good points in a dirty diaper of demonstrations. Focusing on the ideas has a chance of accomplishing something. Tent cities typically don't work. http://bit.ly/vXCBgF

BeerLover on Nov 18, 2011 at 16:33:32

“Wow..... so many words; so little said.”

zdeedle on Nov 18, 2011 at 13:42:12

“trying to instigate violence against themselves.....
asking for it, you mean? like "she deserved to get it, judge, she wore a short skirt... she was asking for it."”

saltpeter on Nov 18, 2011 at 13:11:44

“Yes, because throughout history, from Jesus to the Protestant Reformation to the Anti-War Movements to the Civil Rights Movement to the Arab spring, the police have never ever ever been known to be overly violent. Get a clue/.”
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Rick Santorum Waits His Turn To Ride The GOP Primary Carousel

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 17:50:47 in Politics

“I think he's going to have to wait his turn behind Ron Paul. http://bit.ly/v413lK

PickOneTwoThree on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:42:36

“I think he has to wait his turn behind my cat.”
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Nancy Pelosi Declines Rick Perry's Strange Debate Request

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 14:02:14 in Politics

“Good for Rick Perry for making this an issue. This might be one he could ride hard in the campaign.  I just hope he doesn't get the rules changed before I have a chance to run for congress and feed at the trough.  http://bit.ly/rxf30l

Twohairydogs on Nov 17, 2011 at 14:31:17

“Despite your "ranchy" metaphors, Perry is all hat and no cattle.”

demandhonesty on Nov 17, 2011 at 14:19:35

“Really it just makes him look stupid. Nancy Pelosi isn't running for President, he is. If he can't hang with the other candidates that's his problem.”

Grunty1 on Nov 17, 2011 at 14:14:53

“See, flim-flamming the Rushpublican base is VERY easy.”
America's 'Brain Drain': Best And Brightest College Grads Head For Wall Street

America's 'Brain Drain': Best And Brightest College Grads Head For Wall Street

Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 13:37:56 in Business

“While top students and top schools get ever more competitive (see Tiger Moms), at the other end of the spectrum our high schools fail 45% of students in urban areas. If we want to address income inequality and mobility, we ought to be addressing the other end of the high school student spectrum. These top 1% will take care of themselves. http://bit.ly/vfu68c

GOATLEY3 on Nov 16, 2011 at 14:09:03

“Your statement assumes much. Schools dont failo 45% of students. 45% of students fail school because 45% of parents suck.”
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Newt Gingrich, Intelligent But Unelectable? Power Outsiders Ponder

Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 11:22:43 in Politics

“The data is a lot more favorable than I would have thought. Newt reminds me of someone else - not Reagan or Thatcher, as he himself suggested. Someone who made a comeback after being ousted. Someone who had a reputation for brilliance without modesty. Someone with lots of ideas - not all of them viable. Someone whose intellect was always respected, but his temperament was not. Someone whose self-discipline was questioned. http://bit.ly/rwQuhA

edtheengineer on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:51:54

“It sounds as though The Newt is being compared to The Milhouse.”
Newt Gingrich Compares Himself To Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher

Newt Gingrich Compares Himself To Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher

Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 11:16:32 in Politics

“I was thinking of someone else - not Reagan or Thatcher. Someone who made a comeback after being ousted. Someone who had a reputation for brilliance without modesty. Someone with lots of ideas - not all of them viable. Someone whose intellect was always respected, but his temperament was not. Someone whose self-discipline was questioned. http://bit.ly/rwQuhA

annekeb68 on Nov 16, 2011 at 14:01:51

“Excellent post and excellent blog.”
Jobs Mirage: 315,000 Drop Out Of Workforce, Driving Unemployment Rate To Three-Year Low

Jobs Mirage: 315,000 Drop Out Of Workforce, Driving Unemployment Rate To Three-Year Low

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 16:01:14 in Business

“Thank you for an intelligent article about the unemployment report! I get frustrated when I hear the confusing reporting of the unemployment numbers. I took a different approach and calculated the number of jobs the US would have to create each month to get back to full employment within 4 years. My estimate is 390,000 per month (more than 3x the average for the last year). See the detail here: http://bit.ly/u6ptmm
The Super Committee Should Go Really Big and Turn Against the One Percent

The Super Committee Should Go Really Big and Turn Against the One Percent

Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 20:13:56 in Business

“The GOP is clearly dying for a meaningless hill in this war. They ought to just agree to raise taxes 5% on millionaires. It's a purely political move, and it raises very little money ($45B at most on a deficit of $1,300B or so). They are losing the public relations war for a Pyrrhic victory in the millionaire tax battle. http://bit.ly/vwnZIz
Occupy Toronto Heads To Court

Occupy Toronto Heads To Court

Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 12:16:41 in Canada

“The OWS protesters ought to be grateful for being thrown out. They ought to gather phone numbers and email addresses and go back home. If you've walked through one of these camps, you know how how the five senses assault changes your perceptions. There is a kernel of good points wrapped in a dirty diaper of demonstrations. Focusing on the ideas has a chance of accomplishing something. Tent cities typically don't work. http://bit.ly/vXCBgF
Politics 2012: They've Gone Too Far

Politics 2012: They've Gone Too Far

Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 11:53:42 in Politics

“Well, this is obviously why the President has tried to align himself (but not too closely) with the OWS movement. He'd like to make the campaign about his defense of the little guy, instead of about the economy. Given the ugly stories surfacing every day about OWS (shouting at school children, murders, rapes, needles, and maybe most damning, John Stewart's investigative report about social stratification at Zuccotti Park), I am dubious about the strategy. Protests like this haven't worked in the past; I wouldn't bet on OWS. http://bit.ly/vXCBgF

HopeMom on Nov 18, 2011 at 15:34:20

“I wouldn't bet on the reasonableness of your views”

pmoschetta on Nov 18, 2011 at 15:32:45

“Guess you werent around for the Civil Rights movement either, eh, Reasonable?”

madame48 on Nov 18, 2011 at 14:23:49

“Did your kids get sent to Vietnam in the 80s?....no? It was kids taking to the streets, stopping traffic, getting facts out about the war...that stopped that awful war.......just in case you are young”
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Have Cain's gaffes -- or Perry's, or Bachmann's, or Palin's -- hurt the GOP?

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 18:15:36 in Canada Politics

“And, articles like this are why Ron Paul may be the next GOP not-Romney. http://bit.ly/v413lK
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Open Up the Debates

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 17:44:34 in Politics

“We think Ron Paul is next up on the GOP "whack-a-mole." He's got avid supporters, a spending cut plan, 2nd place in New Hampshire... and he's not Jon Huntsman or Rick Santorum. I think that means he's next. http://bit.ly/v413lK
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CA-2012 President: 57% Obama (D), 36% Romney (R) (PPP 11/10-13)

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 17:38:19 in Politics

“Those percentages almost perfectly reflect the advantage in voter registration that Democrats enjoy in CA. In other words: party line poll in Ca. The relative strength of the Republicans basically reflects their positions in the polls. Nothing to see here. Move along. Most likely, Ron Paul will be the next GOP candidate to surge... who else is left? http://bit.ly/v413lK
Jack Abramoff: Lawmakers, Congressional Aides Took Part In Insider Trading

Jack Abramoff: Lawmakers, Congressional Aides Took Part In Insider Trading

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 14:01:13 in Politics

“Just as long as they don't outlaw it before I can get there and take a turn at the trough. Seriously, it's amazing that we're now hearing defenses of something that ONLY congress is allowed to get away with. Why should Martha Stewart and Raj Rajaratnam go to jail for something that Spencer Bacchus is doing every day? http://bit.ly/rxf30l
The Superfluous Super Committee

The Superfluous Super Committee

Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 14:29:15 in Politics

“"Political theater" was meant for this. Talk about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. $1.2 B is tiny compared to the total spending for the next 10 years. http://bit.ly/vwnZIz
If the Super Committee Doesn't Cut Your Medicare, Santa Claus Will Die!

If the Super Committee Doesn't Cut Your Medicare, Santa Claus Will Die!

Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 14:13:00 in Politics

“The article is dead on accurate. The Super Committee is ALL HYPE, no bite. This is the ultimate example of re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. When they suddenly come together to save the day, don't be too surprised. The actual dollars involved are so small it's a wonder we're talking about it. http://bit.ly/vwnZIz
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