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Quote of the Day – Say… isn’t George Will a Republican?

Certainly, this is a fascinating statement from a famous conservative columnist:

“I think there was a winner in the sense that Barack Obama not only gained ground he lost but he cauterized some wounds that he inflicted on himself by seeming too diffident and disengaged.

“It was a very good fight. I have seen every presidential debate in American history since the floor of Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. This was immeasurably the best.

“I think as a tactical measure tonight, the president did very well.” 

And we’re seeing more Republicans come out of the woodwork with a different view of the President. Very interesting.



For those in favor of a Sustainable economy:

Passed on to me by John Case:

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Even more Republicans are calling on Romney to release more tax returns…

This morning’s pundit shows brought the increased demand for release of the tax returns… or questioned what he was hiding.

“The cost of not releasing the returns are clear.Therefore, he must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them.”

George Will, on ABC’s “This Week.

“There’s obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, ‘Have at it.’ So there’s obviously something there that compromises what he said in the past about something.

“Many of these politicians think, ‘I can do this. I can get away with this. I don’t need to do this, because I’m going to say something and I don’t have to do this. If he had 20 years of ‘great, clean, everything’s fine,’ it’d all be out there, but it’s arrogance.”

Republican strategist Matthew Dowd

Romney should “release the tax returns tomorrow and take the hit for a day or two.”

Bill Kristol on Fox news Sunday

You know, I think the Obama team is making the right move here. Eventually, even if Romney releases a dozen years of returns, people won’t forget his stalling and wonder why he couldn’t be transparent to the American People.

Belly Laugh!

Over at All Hat, No Cattle:

Donald Trump will do anything to to be Vice President:

Thanks, Lisa, for putting that one out… I just got up off the floor.

Quote of the Day – George Will dumps on The Donald

(Of course, it’s not hard to do… but coming from another Republican?)


“I do not understand the cost-benefit here. The costs are clear. The benefits – what voter is going to vote for him because he’s seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low, and you can still intrude into American politics.”

– George Will

I guess Will isn’t going to the fundraiser The Donald is throwing for The Mittster (which, I understand, is being held to show up George Clooney’s Democratic affair.)

Quote of the Day – So Jeb Bush says he would accept the VP Spot, right?

“If Jeb Bush is to be Romney’s running mate, it would mean that in seven of nine presidential elections there would be a Bush on the Republican ticket. And it gets hard to argue that we’re not a tribal society at that point.”

George Will

But the Republicans would be regaining their royal family on the ticket… and since they don’t care for Romney anyway…well?

What will be left after the Repubs finish eating each other?

Thinking of politics as leftovers, it looks like we’ll have a couple of Santorum wings and a Romney drumstick or two left over after Super Tuesday. That doesn’t leave much to serve at the great election 2012 dinner. (Did I say they are both Turkeys?)

George Will is releasing a column later today in the WaPo that pretty much says the Presidency will be out of reach for Romney or Santorum after they have destroyed each other… and that Repubs should focus on preserving their lead in Congress in order to compete against Obama for the next couple of years.

George Will!

If I were to counsel the Democratic Party I’d say Obama is doing a great job right now in sticking up for the worker, defending his record, and pushing for reelection. That should continue.

There has to be focus put now on recovering the House and maintaining the Senate… and as long as the Repubs keep their focus on Birth Control, ultrasound for pregnant women seeking abortion and all the other non-jobs, non-economic crap they are playing with, we have a real chance of booting them out of office.

Frankly, I’d like to see more jobs, less unemployment, a single-payer health plan and so many of the things we NEED to deal with the 21st Century. And we have the candidates to do it.

Summary: It’s better to be the Diner than the Dinner.