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  • Where George W. Bush succeeded, Mitt Romney fell short

    12/02/2012 8:32:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Tribune Media Services ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a “leave me alone coalition”: Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and...
  • Health reform law an example of compassion, Romney says

    09/26/2012 5:20:43 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/26/2012 | Gregory Wallace
    (CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pointed Wednesday to the Massachusetts health reform law he signed – and particularly its coverage of children – when asked about his compassion for middle class people. Romney raised the law in an interview with NBC News. Conservatives have criticized Romney for supporting the law, which is similar to the health reform law signed by President Barack Obama. Romney has said his law was constitutional and appropriate in Massachusetts, but was not meant to be implemented nationally. "I think throughout this campaign as well, we talked about my record in Massachusetts, don't forget...
  • Romney cites his healthcare law as proof of his compassion

    09/26/2012 7:23:28 PM PDT · by conservativefreak · 161 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 26, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    TOLEDO, Ohio — Mitt Romney, while campaigning in Ohio on Wednesday, highlighted the healthcare law that he passed while governor of Massachusetts as proof of his empathy for people. “I think throughout this campaign as well, we talked about my record in Massachusetts, don't forget — I got everybody in my state insured,” Romney told NBC News in an interview before he headlined a rally here. “One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance. I don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record.”
  • Romney in Ohio: ‘My heart aches’ for struggling Americans

    09/26/2012 10:55:32 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 76 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | By Holly Bailey
    "I've been across this country, and my heart aches for the people I've seen," Romney told a crowd of several hundred people here. "There are so many in our country that are hurting right now. I want to help them....I care about the people in America," he said. "And the difference between me and President Obama is I know what to do, and I will do what it takes to get this economy going."
  • Rick Santorum and Welfare Reform

    01/13/2012 9:48:20 AM PST · by FresnoRobert · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/13/2012 | Josh Hicks
    Rick Santorum - “I wrote the welfare reform bill in the Contract with America. I was the ranking member on that subcommittee. And when I came to the Senate, through a quirk, I ended up managing the bill on the floor of the United States Senate and working with President Clinton and getting a bill signed after he vetoed it twice to end welfare. We bloc-granted the program, got rid of the federal entitlement -- the only one in the history of the country that’s ever been done. And I was the principal author of it in the United States...
  • Stock markets and dollar plunge again on fears over bank crisis(facing a financial black hole)

    03/15/2008 2:54:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 211 replies · 2,640+ views
    Stockhouse ^ | 03/14/08
    Stock markets and dollar plunge again on fears over bank crisis 3/14/2008 10:07:00 PM ET Related symbols: BAC BSC The Independent The rescue of Bear Stearns rocked markets that had barely recovered from the shock of Thursday's news about the state of the American economy, particularly high home repossession rates, which virtually confirmed that the US is entering a recession. As with the problems at one of Carlyle Group's funds, and the rescue of Countrywide by Bank of America, the problems at Bear Stearns further eroded confidence in the US financial system. Neil MacKinnon, chief economist at the ECU hedge...
  • The Huckabee (Immigration) Plan

    12/08/2007 4:20:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1,392+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | December 08th, 2007
    Mike Huckabee’s just-announced plan to stop illegal immigration is about as tough as Fred Thompson’s. It includes the border fence and the employer verification measures that are important to pro-borders voters like me. NumbersUSA now gives Huckabee’s promises scores that are almost as good as the ones it gives Thompson’s. It’s heartening to see Huckabee move so far on this issue; as a governor, he was much more sympathetic to illegal aliens, even supporting special scholarships for them that were not available to US citizens. With Republican presidential candidates endorsing strong pro-borders measures, our prospects of getting the SAVE Act...
  • Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Bush

    04/09/2006 2:34:32 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 502+ views
    http://blog.gophercentral.com ^ | 4 7 06 | Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Bush -By Bruce Bartlett
    On Feb. 21, Doubleday will publish the book that cost me my job: "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy." The germination began when I heard about the extraordinary efforts made by the White House to ram the Medicare drug benefit through the House of Representatives during the night. Until that point, I had given President Bush the benefit of the doubt—even on things with which I was uncomfortable. For example, I had reluctantly concluded the Iraq War was justified on the basis of what I knew at the time it began. I don't normally...