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Monthly Archives: November 2012

As goes California’s insolvency, so goes the nation.

Here’s a really uplifting read by Mark Landsbaum: Nationally, in 2010 welfare spending increased 40 percent over two years. About 100 million people, nearly a third of the population, receive monthly aid from one or more of the 80-plus means-tested aid programs. Annual welfare spending soon will reach an unprecedented $1 trillion. The Senate Budget […]

More Romney post-mortem

In summary: eight million “missing” white voters, who statistically would have mostly gone Republican… had they shown. Sean Trende comments on the, um, trend. Had the same number of white voters cast ballots in 2012 as did in 2008, the 2012 electorate would have been about 74 percent white, 12 percent black, and 9 percent […]

Inconceivable: McCain > Romney.

Here’s Paul Kengor: Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election not so much because he got fewer votes than Barack Obama but because he got fewer votes than John McCain in 2008. Additional votes are still coming in, but, as of the time of my writing, Romney received around 57.8 million votes in 2012. In 2008, […]

Politics of Envy.

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” — Ronald Reagan, 1992.

Tyranny disguised as charity.

Here’s Jonah Goldberg retorting a common theme often championed by the Progressive movement. “The other day Robert Reich posted to his Twitter feed, “Will we comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable under President Obama, or do the exact opposite under President Romney?” As much of a problem as I have with the “afflict the […]