Afternoon Info-Warz Roundup

by Mike

Since Jason wants to get paid for posting now and he tapped into the secret Republican bank account to go gallivanting, I figured I would have to pick up his slack. Damn, capitalists!  :)

Plus, this a good break from all things heavy.

The Wall Street Journal: Not only a favorite read of mine, it is the pinnacle of conservative propaganda, at least according to those who dwell on the Left side of things. In this week’s edition, after 70 odd years of living, Senator John McCain might be finally embracing his inner conservative and had some very kind words about Sarah Palin.

The New Yawk Times-You might remember eons ago, back in the days of the 2008 Presidential campaign, that then candidate Obama promised to never raise taxes on anyone who made under $250,000 per year? Basically, the rich would pay for everything. Now that the price of his expensive agendas are actually setting in, “experts” are saying what most already know, “This idea that everything new that government provides ought to be paid for by the top 5 percent, that’s a basically unstable way of governing.” No way!!

Human Events-The Dems have become famous for claiming that the Republican Party is just the party of “No!” and they never have offered any ideas about a budget or a stimulus package?  Well they still haven’t offered anything on health care either. Oh wait, I almost forgot, they have.  Too bad they are locked out of the debate, so much for the bi-paritsan era and end of business as usual in Washigton, eh?

The American Spectator-William J. Antle has an interesting piece on AmSpec about the Republican Road to Recovery. Basically he is saying the universe will force them to amend their ways whether they want it or not. That still remains to be seen, but an interesting hypothesis, nevertheless.

The Politico-Newt Gingrich just won the lottery, $8 million bucks worth. Well not really, he just scored an astounding $8.1 million haul just for the first six months of the year. Impressive!

National Review Online
-Charles Krauthammer makes a poignant observation in his latest NRO article, health care reform isn’t Obama’s Waterloo, just a tactical retreat.

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About Mike Elliot

Works in Construction Engineering and Project Management. Mike has been employed by the federal government and worked extensively within the private sector as well. His interests include public policy, economics, politics, foreign policy, philosophy and other assorted mind-numbing practices. Mike can be contacted, complimented, or criticized at He is also available for speaking engagements and prefers to be paid in gum.
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2 Responses to Afternoon Info-Warz Roundup

  1. Verdun says:

    I’ve been in intrigued of Newt for a long while now. He is the type of individual when he speaks on an issue people take notice. I can’t actually believe we are seeing his political comeback but that is exactly what he is.

    Personally, I’ve always seen him as a smart man and a wizard at policy but corrupt, partisan and unelectable. I’ve changed towards him and see a serious candidate emerging. I think a lot of others have changed their views too.

    I’ll be watching with interests on Newt’s further reintroduction.

  2. Mike says:

    I agree Verdun. As a policy wonk and idea man Newt is untouchable. I am not sure how much stock I would put in his returning to politics as an elected official though.

    In a relatively recent New York Times interview he did with Matt Bai, he likened himself to a modern day Ben Franklin.

    No matter how immodest this claim might seem there is a certain amount of truth to it. I think he likes being in the shadows without the constraints of public office holding him down.

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