Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich
Speaker Boehner has begun referring to the pending automatic across the board spending cuts as “the president’s sequester.” The folly of this rhetorical sleight of hand is hard to over state. His dead pan, almost boilerplate, delivery of this line makes it pretty obvious that even he doesn’t believe it. Ironically, there actually is a case to be made that President Obama is at least equally responsible for the severity of the impending cuts. Boehner’s weak rhetorical jab, however, only further obscures the likelihood of a more nuanced (and accurate) account emerging.
Figuring there was no way the GOP would nominate a “Massachusetts moderate,” former Speaker Newt Gingrich planned to take his candidacy all the way to the Republican Convention in Tampa Bay. It was never a likely scenario. But that didn’t stop the chatter.
Professor Ubertaccio appeared on NECN’s Morning Show to discuss the latest in GOP Primary Politics.
“Senator Santorum is at the desperate end of his campaign,” said our former Governor Tuesday. The same day he lost 2 out of 3 states to Santorum. Well, perhaps not quite the end.
In Republican campaigns for President, Super Tuesday is normally a day when a front-runner fully vanquishes his rivals. Not so last night.
Our democracy is illegitimate unless based upon the consent of the governed and one way we can all participate is to contribute $1 million or $10 million of our own money to a Super PAC. Just as we have a long history of wealthy individuals purchasing ambassadorships, Super PAC givers should be rewarded with control over the policy areas they find most compelling. So, here are my nominees for 2013 government positions:
Today’s Boston Globe reported that the Obama Administration will be announcing a plan to modify the HHS rule on contraceptive coverage for employees of Catholic hospitals and universities. What does this say about the president’s approach to leadership?
The punditocracy is focused on how Newt Gingrich’s unwillingness to bow out of the Republican presidential nomination will impact Romney’s general election prospects. It occurs to me that Newt’s folly might be useful to our own Senator Scott Brown.
Losing South Carolina was the best thing that could have happened to Mitt Romney’s campaign.