Tag Archive: National Debt

The Art of the Spit Take is Needed Now More Than Ever

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I admit it. I’m jealous of my daughter. She’s only six years old and she has already mastered a talent that I’ve never been able to acquire. I’m talking about something I used to practice from time to time, well into my teenage years before finally accepting that some people’s bodies just aren’t designed to…

How Can Obama Respect An Electorate That Would Re-Elect Him?

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From time to time, I’ll hear a political commentator (typically a conservative one) suggest that President Obama does not respect the news media. It seems like a pretty odd claim to make. After all, no other president has been protected and promoted by the news media the way Obama has. They’ve largely defended him against…

2016

The next presidential election is just four short years away. It seemed like just yesterday that we Republicans envisioned a future of Romney, Ryan and Rubio. Now we have to wonder if we were too quick to laugh when Joe Biden said that this wouldn’t be his last hurrah, and that he would be on…

How About Some of That Empathy For Our Children?

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It seems that not a day goes by without us hearing the often repeated narrative that Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, just doesn’t care about regular Americans. Whether it’s parroted by liberal pundits, Democratic spokespeople, or campaign ads, the charge is loud and clear: Romney’s rich, so he can’t empathize with people who aren’t. The…

Mitt Romney “Gets” What’s Important

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At the DNC, Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, said Mitt Romney “doesn’t get it.”  According to some, Mr. Romney doesn’t relate to the “little people” because he didn’t grow up like average folks.  Well, so what?  Mitt Romney comes from money, I don’t.  I don’t want him to “get” my life; I want…