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The Dimwits are Always with us

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I don’t recall ever hearing the term “low-information voter” before this year, but I have been familiar with the concept for more than a half-century. Low-information voters are those who know nothing about politics and politicians, but who insist on voting anyway. Both Republicans and Democrats are using the term to describe the bulk of…

GOP Victory in 2016? It’s as Easy as R-U-B-I-O

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I am getting sick of hearing Republicans moaning about how their party has grown out of touch and irrelevant, how President Obama’s narrow victory in the 2012 election demonstrates that the world has passed the GOP by, how the chances of a GOP victory in 2016 and even beyond are approximately zilch. It’s to be…

What’s So Great about Same-Sex Marriage?

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After my first marriage broke up, I spent fourteen years as a bachelor in Manhattan before getting married again. Naturally, I made full use of this extraordinary opportunity. I dated numerous women, and in perhaps seven instances things went far enough that one party or the other started talking seriously about the possibility of getting…

What Rhymes with Mandate? Shmandate!

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What’s this hooey about Barack Obama winning a mandate to impose his economically destructive agenda on the American people? It’s understandable that the Democrats and their media lap dogs would try to propagate such hogwash, especially at a time when we are careening toward the so-called fiscal cliff — but must the more timid Republicans…

Could This Be Bye-bye Obama?

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Political scandals come, and political scandals go, but they all smell the same. I am going to go way out on a limb here, and predict that President Obama will be forced to resign from office before the end of his second term, because of Benghazi-gate, just as one of his esteemed predecessors, Richard Nixon,…

Bill Clinton Should Resign!

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SCENE: The Oval Office PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thanks for stopping by, Hillary. As a courtesy, I wanted to let you know that I have accepted the resignation of General David Petraeus as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. HILLARY CLINTON: Oh, that’s wonderful! You may recall that he and I didn’t get along too well. When…

Sorry, but Failure to Rally the Base Didn’t Make the Difference

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There was a lot of fuss on the political talk shows today about the fact that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, received some 2 million fewer votes this year than were cast for John McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity both suggested that this means the Republicans didn’t do…

Don’t Waste Tears on Obama’s Victory

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Take a good look at Barack Obama. He made history yesterday. He apparently became the first U.S. president to win a second term with fewer popular votes than he received the first time. I say apparently only because the popular-vote totals for the first nine U.S. presidential elections have been lost to history. Since 1820,…