Tag Archive: Election 2012

The Hormone Vote

It’s the silly season. Over at my own site, I looked at a study that claims that women’s menstrual cycles affect their voting. They’re claiming — I kid you not — that single women support Obama more when they are ovulating because they feel sexier and married women support Romney more because they are trying to surpress their desire to sleep with other men.

I shit you not.

This is going to get stupider and … Read more

Election 2012: V. The Post Party Era

(This is my long-promised fifth and final post spelling out my thoughts on the 2012 Presidential election. I actually penned this during the conventions but it wasn’t right. It was only during the second debate that everything came together. I doubt my decision will surprise anyone, but I dare say my reasoning may set a few cats amongst a few pigeons.)

So do I want Democrats who arrest, detain, bomb, and surveil like Republicans, or

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Post Debate Thoughts

It’s been two days; work and a nasty cold kept me from rolling out my thoughts on the debate. But I think it’s worth reviewing and discussing.

First, Obama got creamed. I think part of that is that he was caught off guard. Romney tacked sharply to the center, conceding policy ground on almost everything — regulation, Social Security, Medicare, Dodd-Frank. Obama was prepared to attack Primary Romney, the severe conservative. He was not prepared … Read more

Election 2012: I. Why We Should Vote For Mitt Romney

(This is the first of five posts I will put up over the next two weeks, exploring my thoughts on the Presidential election. Parts 1 and 2 will be reasons to vote for and against Mitt Romney; Parts 3 and 4 will be reasons to vote for and against Barack Obama. Part 5 will wrap up. Keep in mind, this is my thinking as we go through the conventions. It’s likely that things will Read more

RNC Open Thread

Been busy, but I’ll put this up as a discussion point for the Republican National Convention and update it as events warrant. I might even, if I can figure out how, sticky it until the convention is over.

I have not been able to watch much so far. I saw bits of Ann Romney’s speech, which was quite nice. I’ve said before that she is one of the more appealing parts of Team Romney. And … Read more

What the Democrats Have Wrought

Doug Mataconis reminds us of something important in the Todd Akin Oh Please For the Love of God Won’t You Shut Up scandal. The Democrats heavily supported Akin in the Republican primary, even going so far as to donate $1.5 million to get him the nomination. As Sean Sullivan presciently noted:

There’s a reason why Democrats spent over $1.5 million trying to help Akin win his three-way primary. He was the most conservative candidate in

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The Meltdown Continues

The Left wing anger at Paul Ryan continues to swell. You can amuse yourself with this latest bundle of idiocy from Maureen Dowd.

He’s the cutest package that cruelty ever came in. He has a winning air of sad cheerfulness. He’s affable, clean cut and really cut, with the Irish altar-boy widow’s peak and droopy, winsome blue eyes and unashamed sentimentality.

Who better to rain misery upon the heads of millions of Americans?

Is it … Read more

Romney Culture

Mitt Romney said this the other day:

In the speech, Mr. Romney mentioned books that had influenced his thinking about nations — particularly “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations,” by David S. Landes, which, he said, argues that culture is the defining factor in determining the success of a society.

“Culture makes all the difference,” Mr. Romney said. “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of

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Wasting Your Vote

On “Ask a Libertarian Day”, Matt Welch and Nick Gillepsie addressed the issue of whether a vote for Gary Johnson is a wasted vote:

In 1992 and 1996, I voted Republican and was happy about it. In 2004 and 2008, I voted Libertarian was even happier about that (I lived in Texas, so it didn’t matter anyway). The only vote I’ve ever felt I wasted was in 2000 when I voted for George W. Bush. … Read more

Crazy, Insane vs. Insane, Crazy

One of the themes I always return to is “it’s cute when we do it”, which is shorthand for the way Democrats and their media dogwashers will denounce the Republicans for … well, take your pick: filibusters, indefinite detention, unconstitutional wars, signing statements, executive overreach, etc. … but then go eerily quiet when Obama does the exact same fucking thing. Or even worse, they will somehow contort themselves to believe that Obama’s behavior is better … Read more

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