Tag Archive: Newt Gingrich

Numbers Don’t Lie, Liberals Do

Republicans are worried sick that the Democrats will be able to use all the nasty sound bites from the GOP debates in the general election. I’m not too concerned for a number of reasons, but the main one is that the GOP will merely have to produce ads in which we show Barack Obama saying,…

Mining Fool’s Gold

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[Starting this week, Burt’s articles will appear on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.] While I was on a recent vacation, I watched Fox News more than usual. Mainly what I noticed is that while Alan Colmes, Juan Williams, Leslie Marshall, Bob Beckel and Geraldo Rivera, are the five most annoying things to be found on the…

The 5 Stages of Mitt

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The last time I wrote in this space I concluded my column with this:  The fat lady may not be singing, but she’s warming up in the wings.  I wrote that right after Mitt Romney won Florida — my way of saying, the GOP race is almost over.  Since then he won Nevada.  And he…

Heroes & Goats

Part of the reason that people enjoy watching sporting events is because the outcome is clear cut. One team wins, another loses. Outcomes aren’t usually so black and white in any other area of life. That being said, my problem with sporting events is that far too often team defeats are laid at the feet…

Some Light Bulbs Are Screwy

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When I heard Newt Gingrich seriously suggest that America, a nation perched on the edge of economic collapse because of Obama’s sending our debt soaring from $10 trillion to $16 trillion, should consider setting up a colony on the moon — and, furthermore, granting statehood when the colony population reached 13,000 — it occurred to…

GOP Primaries… The Final Frontier

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As a Republican, I’ve been finding it hard to stay upbeat while watching the daily drama of the presidential primary campaign. It’s taken disappointing, unexpected turns and it’s been disheartening to see how personal it has become. So, I thought it might be a good time to lighten up the tone, escape the angry rhetoric,…

Florida Has Spoken; Cue the Fat Lady

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Mitt Romney’s victory in Florida is a big deal, a very big deal, and not just because Florida is the first big state in the 2012 run for the GOP nomination.  Florida matters more than all the races that came before because unlike Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Florida is a microcosm of the…

Screwballs and Screwdrivers

[Enjoy a bonus article today! When you finish this one, be sure to read "No King Solomons in Sight."] When people voice their disgust with the legal system, it’s not merely because of such obvious miscarriages of justice as O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony being found not guilty by a jury of their (really stupid)…