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The Legend of Sequestivus and the Airing of Grievances.

By mw | Related entries in Budget, Congress, Debt, Deficit, Democrats, Obama, Republicans

A selection of public grievances in this first fortnight of the first season of Sequestivus. Motivated by a common desire to moderate or replace some of the sequester cuts, budget proposals are being prepared and presented by Senate Democrats and House Republicans. Unsurprisingly, they look nothing alike. Surprisingly we may actually get a compromise Grand Bargain that puts us on a sustainable fiscal path. The only certainty is that the airing of grievances will continue for the foreseeable future.

March 13th, 2013 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

The GOP Technology/Message Gap: Impossible To Overcome?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Republicans, Technology

This New York Times article lays out THE reason why the GOP got their asses handed to them last November. In short, they’re simply behind the times. Both from a technology and messaging standpoint. Now, their are plenty in the GOP who feel like they need to change, adopt new messaging, open the tent, run […]

February 15th, 2013 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Bi-Partisan Senate Committee Paves Way For Immigration Reform

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bipartisan, Democrats, Immigration, Republicans

Looks like we have movement on immigration reform a lot sooner than many anticipated. And wouldn’t you know it, Rubio is front and center. From Fox News: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., one of the eight senators, called the new proposal a “major breakthrough” and said he hopes to turn it into legislation by March — […]

January 28th, 2013 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama: Let’s Have An Up Or Down Vote On Fiscal Cliff

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bipartisan, Democrats, Legislation, Money, Obama, Republicans

Looks like Obama doesn’t want to go over the cliff after all. Here’s more from NBC News… So, the heads of the Senate went to work… After weeks of fruitless negotiations between the president and Speaker John A. Boehner, Mr. Obama turned to Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, […]

December 28th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Fiscal Cliff Deal Unlikely Before New Year

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Democrats, Obama, Republicans, Taxes

If Boehner can’t get House Repubs to play ball on a bill that Obama didn’t even agree to…what can we expect for something that’s worse in their eyes? Answer: nothing. Hopes of a grand-bargain — to shave trillions of dollars off the deficit by cutting entitlement programs and raising revenue — are shattered. House Republicans […]

December 27th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Warren Buffet Proposes Minimum Tax On Highest Income

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Republicans, Taxes

Before we get into the details…Buffett points out the single biggest logic flaw of all the arguments from those who oppose higher taxes for the wealthiest. And it’s stupid simple. Here we go… Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is a good one,” he says […]

November 26th, 2012 | Permalink| 45 Comments »

Electoral Math Looks Grim For Republicans In 2016 & Beyond

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Elections, Electoral College, Republicans

So Nate Silver is out with some more numbers today that prove how clueless the Republicans were with regards to the electoral college. Know why? Because Ohio isn’t the state that swung it for Obama. It was Colorado. And he took at that state by nearly 5%. The state after that? Virginia, which he easily […]

November 8th, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Will Republicans Learn From The Romney/Kerry Problem?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Romney

Disclaimer: I’m going to brag a little bit. I predicted that Romney was the John Kerry of the Republican party in October 2011… Do know I think Romney will take it and ultimately lose because he’s the John Kerry of the Republican party…only less politically successful…but it’s an interesting trend nonetheless. And, in a separate […]

November 8th, 2012 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

PEW: Obama Leads Romney 51% to 43%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Polls, Republicans, Romney

First, ,a href=””>let’s look at historical numbers going back to 1988… I was actually surprised to see that Obama and McCain were tied at this point in 2008, but the Katie Couric interview of Palin in 2008 didn’t happen until late September…and that’s when the tide started to shift. And then you had the financial […]

September 20th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Sees Modest Increase In Approval After Convention; Increases Lead Over Romney

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Polls, Republicans, Romney

I don’t expect this to last very long, especially after the job numbers. From Gallup: President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party look as if they are getting at least a preliminary bounce from their convention. Today’s (Friday, Sept. 7) Gallup Daily tracking update puts Obama’s job approval rating at 52%, the highest it has […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »