Posts tagged "national GOP"

GOP to Country: Defund Obamacare or we’ll shut down government

GOP to Country: Defund Obamacare or we’ll shut down government
Talk about sore losers.  Didn’t the GOP lose this fight already?  Twice?!?  The Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare” by the GOP, was signed into law over three years ago in March 2010.  Today, House Republicans have voted to defund Obamacare.  The measure to defund passed in a partisan vote, 230-189. I’ll keep his simple as... Read more »

Republican Party can easily rebrand itself by moving into 2012 rather than staying in 1950

Republican Party can easily rebrand itself by moving into 2012 rather than staying in 1950
If the rhetoric demonizing Mitt Romney within the Republican Party is any indication, some members of it are trying to turn the GOP to the left. Carlos Gutierrez, a GOP advisor says he was “shocked” by Romney’s most recent comments regarding President Obama’s reelection victory being due to “gifts” provided to Blacks, Latinos and young... Read more »

What does Election 2012 say about the Republican Brand? Where does the Republican Party go?

What does Election 2012 say about the Republican Brand? Where does the Republican Party go?
Barack Obama was reelected last night with a convincing Electoral College victory over Republican Mitt Romney. As I sit here deconstructing what happened last night, I can’t help but believe that it was less Mitt Romney than the identity of the Republican party that lost. View it as Jeb Bush or Chris Christie versus Michele... Read more »
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Two Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama

Two Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama
Last week, I provided two reasons to vote for Mitt Romney– which was really more like two reasons to vote against Barack Obama. As I said last week, it seems like more people are voting against Obama than voting for Romney. It doesn’t really matter for Mitt, as he will become the 45th President of... Read more »

The GOP bet against the American economy should not lead to the White House

The GOP bet against the American economy should not lead to the White House
As the plane climbed above the clouds just after takeoff, one belligerent man starting yelling “I hope the pilot fails!! I hope the pilot fails!!” Of course, there was only one parachute on that plane and the guy screaming also happened to be the guy with the parachute. On most planes, the other 199 passengers... Read more »

Black CNN camerawoman assaulted and called “animal” at Republican National Convention– the GOP must use the same passion to condemn this behavior as it uses to condemn the President

Black CNN camerawoman assaulted and called “animal” at Republican National Convention– the GOP must use the same passion to condemn this behavior as it uses to condemn the President
You wake up Tuesday morning and get ready for another day at work– this time at the Republican National Convention. You work for CNN. You are a woman. You are Black. So as you walk through the convention center with your camera (you work as a camerawoman), you turn around– because you think you’re being... Read more »
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The economy: August 2012 versus September 2008

The economy: August 2012 versus September 2008
Is the economy better than four years ago?  As the Republican national convention gets underway today in Florida, the economy (and not the uterus) should be the issue the GOP pushes to the forefront.  So, the question weighing on my mind is how are my finances today versus four years ago?  How do I feel... Read more »

With the Supercommittee plan due, will Republicans continue to follow Grover Nordquist’s pledge to not raise taxes?

With the Supercommittee plan due, will Republicans continue to follow Grover Nordquist’s pledge to not raise taxes?
Will there be a tax increase? That’s the question on most people’s minds in Washington, with one week left until the Congressional Supercommittee has to provide its plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit over the next ten years. With respect to that plan, Democrats have not budged from a tax increase to go... Read more »

Governor Mitch Daniels and Indiana GOP goes after women by cutting access to Planned Parenthood

Governor Mitch Daniels and Indiana GOP goes after women by cutting access to  Planned Parenthood
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels November of 2010 Republicans were flying high, doing very well in the midterm elections by wooing independents and suburban women with a message of fiscal discipline. Since then, it seems like national Republicans are trying to piss off everyone but rich white men. They have gone after a major voting block... Read more »
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Can frustration with national GOP help Alexi Giannoulias?

Can frustration with national GOP help Alexi Giannoulias?
I’m not a fan of Alexi Giannoulias. In February, after he beat David Hoffman in the democratic primary for Senate, I was determined to cast my ballot for Mark Kirk. I was ready to get a Mark Kirk bumper sticker and put it on my car. I was ready to go door to door singing... Read more »