The three way split that occurred in Iowa last night is actually representative of the fracture that exists within the GOP - Romney/Santorum/Paul.
With the Iowa Caucus upon us we can see that the GOP has become trapped by its own extreme narrative, depriving any victor of national appeal
We all seem to make New Year’s resolutions, so here are a few recommended resolutions for our Republican friends.
There is no better moment to make predictions than hours before they can be tested. That in mind, what follows is my take on what we can expect to see on the the day of the Iowa Caucuses, and in the immediately following few weeks.
Mitch McConnell and his Republican brethren are holding legislation hostage until the Democrats give them tax cuts for the rich. They claimed that this pledge didn't include the START treaty, and then like clockwork, they started denouncing the START treaty. Democrats are beginning to realize that negotiating with Republicans "is almost like negotiating with terrorists".
Would Jeb Bush run as an establishment Republican or as a Tea Partier? It is unlikely but not impossible he could successfully straddle the fence but it is a hazardous course. Ideological purity is the prime motivator in Republican politics these days, and a soft stance which would gain Latino voters would lose WASP voters.
Despite the headline, the poll results paint a far less rosy picture for Republicans than for Democrats as the results show Obama defeating every possible Republican candidate.
As the fall election nears, the buzz is that if the economy doesn’t recover, the Democrats will take a hard hit. Apparently the American people are too ignorant and lazy to remember exactly how we got into this mess in the first place, and will cast their reactionary votes of anger this fall against the “party in power” as if that makes any sense at all; thereby reelecting the clowns who not only are voting no on their own ideas in order to keep this economy a mess and help themselves politically, but also the very clowns who put their clown shoes on the gas pedal of recklessness that got us here.
Scott Brown (R-MA) appeared on NBC-TV's "Today" show this morning. Brown made his break with the Tea Party final by announcing he would support Mitt Romney over Tea Party darling Sarah Palin, dashing the hopes of many Tea Partiers who had fantasies of a Palin/Brown ticket in 2012. The support of the Tea Party and Sarah Palin's endorsement are assumed to be responsible for getting Brown his seat in the special election in January of this year.