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Jim Geraghty

Jim Geraghty is a conservative blogger and regular contributor to National Review Online and National Review.

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Quote of the Day: The Conservative Fight to Become First Gnat: . From conservative Jim Geraghty on the ongoing...
The Choice for Gun Owners: An Unreliable Ally or a Certain Foe . by Jim Geraghty
Iran Nuke Deal: Dems claim about inspections is outright lie
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"the Rep. party is about to nominate a man (Trump) who inspires little confidence in conservatives,” Jim Geraghty
Trump: I’m Willing to Negotiate Directly with Kim Jong Un . by Jim Geraghty
Trump on SCOTUS Nominees: "criteria would be how they would handle Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.". --Jim Geraghty. Does frighten anyone else?
"Where Is Trump's Supreme Court Shortlist?" Jim Geraghty has this essay online today at National Review.
For those desperate for dirt on Trump, quit spinning, please. He's been since '70s.
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WTH: Jim Geraghty nutshells this chilling Democrat poll with 1 photo: This Democrat polling is beyond disturbi...
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.will relate with Americans in ways that NONE of the other candidates can:
Hillary in March: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email."
Think about it: To avoid FOIA and subpoenas, she put herself at risk to foreign intelligence.
Hillary's risk-reward calculation on the private server was unimaginably stupid.
O'Malley's slogan. Hey, how about we rebuild Baltimore first?
Hillary, back in March: "I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements."
Team Hillary: Oh, You Meant That Classified Material!: Hillary Clinton, in March, at her press conference at t...
"Think hard, Madam President, where do you remember last seeing the nuclear football?"
Hillary 2016: We Need to Have a Talk About Putting Mom in a Home.
The stimulus "was riddled with a massive labor scheme that harmed workers and cheated unsuspecting American taxpayers." - Jim Geraghty
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From ... Morning Jolt ... with Jim Geraghty - Did we ever look to the cover of Vanity Fair for wholesome...
Potential Challenger to Sen. Mike Lee Decides Not to Run - Jim Geraghty - National Review
I'm guessing I might I know as much about heartland culture as Jim Geraghty despite being "snot-nosed progressive."
Where are you from? Have you been friends with Jim Geraghty for a long time? I've read some of his News Stories-Seen him on tv!
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No hypocrisy here, folks. Nosiree. Jim Geraghty of National Review reported. Clinton Charges University $225,000 for Speech on High Cost of Tuition Only Hillary Clinton can take a $225,000 speaking fee from a public university and then, in the speech, lament how high the cost of higher education is.…
If Obama keeps saying school test scores are going up, and they're not, shouldn't that matter?
Some attribute the extinction of anti-war protesters to political climate change.
HUGE! Pro-Udall PAC cancels $289,000 in ads as Senate race moves to favor Gardner.
In Colorado, led in four of the past five polls. Leads by 6 in most recent one. http:…
Joni Ernst Completes Monster Fundraising Quarter via Hope # Iowa gets out the vote for Her. We need a Landslide.
Dems r giving up on Udall in CO Senate race
Senate Majority PAC cancels $289K of anti-Gardner ads. Democrats giving up on Udall?
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Tracking the rise, fall, rise, fall, and perhaps final rise of
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Obama's fundraiser speeches are detached happy talk. We're beating ISIS. We've got Ebola handled. Test scores are up. http…
If Mark Udall is really losing Sen Majority PAC money, that's close to DOOM right there.
.Senate Majority PAC canceling $289,000 of ads. Democrats Giving Up on Mark Udall?
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Is the biggest GOP star of this cycle?
"Leaving aside for a brief moment how utterly farcical it is to use "struggle" and "housES" in the same sentence..." - Jim Geraghty
"(Hillary) can't *** amp;interpret past events clearly, how much faith can we have in(her ability)now&'n.future? -NRO
In which commiserates with Hillary Clinton on the plight of impoverished authors.
Hillary will run as an outsider who will shake up “The System,” when she is the personification of “The System.”
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Hillary's going to try to run as a populist, because she is apparently incapable of perceiving herself as she is.
hope the conference of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association gets their money's worth from Bill today, too:
I hope the United Fresh Produce Association gets its $200K worth from Hillary today:
Only 5% of ppl (10% of libs) say most trustworthy news channel in new Brookings survey.
Jim Geraghty, of National Review says, "Hillary Clinton misremembers events so they fit into her own personal...
By Jim Geraghty Hillary Clinton, speaking to an audience at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2012: “There are rich people everywhere, and yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries.”Over in the Corner, Andrew Johnson notes Hillary Clinton continues to speak as if the term “rich” doesn’t apply to her:Hillary Clinton and her husband have made millions on the speaking circuit since leaving the White House in 2000, but she explained to Diane Sawyer that they did it only to “pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.” The former secretary of …read more Source: National Review
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Excerpted from Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt ... Why, it's almost as if the Founding Fathers wanted it to be tough to pass broad, sweeping laws that make dramatic changes without a broad consensus! A key goal of the framers was to create a Senate differently constituted from the House so it would be less subject to popular passions and impulses. "The use of the Senate," wrote James Madison in Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, "is to consist in its proceedings with more coolness, with more system and with more wisdom, than the popular branch." An oft-quoted story about the "coolness" of the Senate involves George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who was in France during the Constitutional Convention. Upon his return, Jefferson visited Washington and asked why the Convention delegates had created a Senate. "Why did you pour that tea into your saucer?" asked Washington. "To cool it," said Jefferson. "Even so," responded Washington, "we pour legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it." W ...
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleasantly surprised to see a Jimmy Fallon skit slamming Obamacare and Obama’s handling of Ukraine. They also shake their heads as Nancy Pelosi insists reporters refer to Obamacare as the Affordable Care Act. And they slap thei...
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"After a lot of agriculture and farming in a stage full of red representing what we usually think of as the Cold War, the program came to the late 1980's. At that moment, a little girl let go of a red balloon, symbolizing the end of the Soviet Union." "A bittersweet moment", declared NBC Anchor, Meredith Viera". from Jim Geraghty's column this morning. A bittersweet moment? Really?
The Campaign Spot Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty. About Archive E-Mail RSS What’s Really Driving the Push to Hike the Minimum Wage: Union Dues By Jim Geraghty January 28, 2014 8:43 AM This morning, President Obama is announcing that by executive order, he’s raising the minimum wage to $10.10 for those working on new federal contracts. The two-page “fact sheet” for the move fails to mention how many workers would be getting better wages. Note that the executive order only sets the minimum wage level for new contracts, as the White House cannot change the terms of existing contracts. Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, pushed for the change, and contended the raise would affect 2 million workers, which seems astonishingly high, considering that the high estimates of number of federal contractors is about 4.4 million. These comments from the Government Executive site indicate a federal contractor making m ...
TheGreenFront.com presents: This Day in Climate History (hat tip to Joseph Romm) January 23, 2007: • After six years, President George W. Bush finally addresses global climate change in his State of the Union address. Prior to the address, Dr. Joel C. Hunter discusses climate change and the church with MSNBC's Ann Curry. 23, 2008: In a lengthy rant, Rush Limbaugh blasts Arizona Senator John McCain for daring to disagree with Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe's views on climate change, and also attacks National Review Online's Jim Geraghty for writing a piece suggesting that the GOP's embrace of the Inhofe position on climate will imperil the party with independent voters. 23, 2014: • The New York Times reports: "For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the planet. "But now even Europe seems to be hitting its envir ...
"Network of "Bates Motel", "The Killer Speaks" and "Psychic Tia" draws the line at paraphrasing 1 Corinthians 6:9-11" (Jim Geraghty)
A Modern Tale: the rite of passage of a boy soldier who finds himself thrust into the maelstrom of 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland in the seventies. Synopsis This story is told in the first person by a mature ex-sapper now aged fifty and looking back on his life and military career. It attempts to tell the story of what it was like to be in Northern Irelands as an ordinary soldier in the seventies at the height of the troubles. Jim Geraghty at 15 years of age and born in 1956, finds himself rejected by his family with only one option – to stand on his own two feet. Abused as a child and bullied by his mother he leaves home to move in with his Uncle Alan who takes him under his wing and begins to teach him how to meet some of the demands of an adult world. He moves into the council house his uncle rents and for a while his life settles down, particularly helped by the amorous overtures of an older woman, who gives Jim some early lessons in sex and relationships, not always as Jim would want them to be ...
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Good morning everyone! Happy Friday to you. Well, the government is back up and running, but we'll look back at all the developments this week and the fights ahead in Congress with: Katty Kay, Robert Gibbs, Sam Stein, Josh Green, Julianna Goldman, Eugene Robinson, Jim VandeHei, Jim Geraghty, Margaret Carlson, David Gregory, Melody Barnes, Kelly Kennedy, Charles Gati, Andrea Mitchell, Thomas Roberts, Father Kevin O’Brien and Kelly Evans
I didn't write this: A good read from Human Events, with the best paragraph being: Quote- "This isn't a Government shutdown. It's a petulant temper tantrum, a ridiculously pampered ruling class declaring war on the rest of America". Unquote My words: Indeed & it starts in the White House with the President. There are understandable concerns about how the government shutdown could hurt Republicans, especially with the media wholly in the tank for Democrats. (Any reporter who doesn’t accurately report that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shut the government down is in the tank for Democrats; it is a matter of objective fact. It’s fair enough to explain why, because he didn’t like any of the proposals coming from Republicans… but that kind of honest reporting would not produce the desired response from Low Information Voters. The media covers for Obama a lot, but they’re constantly throwing Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak over Harry Reid.) Jim Geraghty of National Review point ...
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If indeed 35 CIA personnel were on the ground in Benghazi, they were likely trying to recover Stinger missiles:
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New 527 formed by and among others, looking to primary Lindsey Graham.
What do & all have in common? A desire to defeat Lindsey Graham:
So where do we net out on Snowden? I honestly don't know what I think. This might really be, as Jim Geraghty's column said, a story without heroes. I think I'm at 'hand him over', but his guilt doesn't make the other side innocent. Or maybe it is not guilt or innocence. Maybe it is time we have a conversation about what sort of society we want. Do we want a surveillance state, even if it protects su. Is there an acceptable risk we can live with if it also means we have privacy and the freedom that accompanies it? We haven't had this conversation, and we need to. Its a whole lot more important than immigration or anything else we're talking about now.
Hey, Try Not to Need an Emergency Room in 2014, Okay? Jim Geraghty in the National Review Online's Morning Jolt writes: Maybe the depression on the left relates to their increasingly hard-to-deny, well-founded sense of foreboding about Obamacare, as evidence mounts that once this space station dizzyingly complicated regulatory labyrinth is fully operational, American health care is going to stink to high heaven: On any given Saturday night, all 36 beds at UC San Diego Medical Center's Hillcrest emergency room are likely to be occupied, and incoming patients can often be found lying on gurneys in the corridor. A grimacing patient with a gaping knee wound holds the screen of his mobile phone over the gash for extra illumination one weekend this spring as a doctor stitches him up. "There's nothing more appalling than being treated in a hallway," says James Dunford, medical director of the city of San Diego's Emergency Medical Services system, who also works at Hillcrest. "Soon," he says, "it's going to be wo ...
What we can, and cannot, verify about that shocking PJ Media report about the Benghazi attack:
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Maybe you're partly right about what was going on in Benghazi
3,500 words on what we know about weapons smuggling, the CIA, State Dept., Libya, the Benghazi attack, and Syria:
Was the U.S. running a gun-running operation in .takes a careful look at the evidence -
Could been the result of more gunrunning? Seems plausible...
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And reporting is based solely on public info. What's classified?
The Mighty Quin: Quin Hillyer, the very best kind of crazy, is departing the American Spectator to run for Con...
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.believes in some wacky conspiracy theories. Will MSM ask about them?
In-depth article on what Stevens was doing in & Stinger missles flowing from Libya & Turkey
Jim Geraghty notes that EPA, IRS, HUD, and OMB offices are closed today and then asks if anyone has noticed. To be honest I had not. However, I'm going to celebrate by creating a HUGE carbon footprint when I tow my travel trailer to Wilson with my big truck. Time to start packing.
Stingers of Benghazi: Public reports corroborate some, but not all, of a stunning accusation about Benghazi
Where breaks down the Stingers of and the whole "arms-for-al Qaeda" theory.
Highlighting today's House Oversight Committee hearing is IRS official Lois Lerner's decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment and not answer questions. Lerner is still under subpoena to testify, meaning she will have to invoke her rights in person.
The Washington Post ’s Glenn Kessler examines White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer’s claim that the GOP manipulated ABC’s Jonathan Karl by releasing “doctored” versions of the Benghazi talking points: “Despite Pfeiffer’s claim of political skullduggery, we see little evidence that much was at play he...
There’s really no reason for the press to suggest that the recent slew of scandals involving the Obama administration — Benghazi, the AP phone-record seizure, the snooping in James Rosen’s e-mail, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and so on — are a confusing jumble. There is a very clear t...
Hey, I'm Just the President, Nobody Ever Tells Me Anything Around Here Let me get this straight: To hear Jay Carney tell it, the president is pleased that no one in his senior staff told him that the IRS was targeting his political enemies? Senior White House officials, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, learned last month about a review by the Treasury Department's inspector general into whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, but they did not inform President Obama, the White House said Monday. The acknowledgement is the White House's latest disclosure in a piecemeal, sometimes confusing release of details concerning the extent to which White House officials knew of the IG's findings that IRS officials engaged in the "inappropriate" targeting of conservative non-profits for heightened scrutiny. Previously, the White House said counsel Kathryn Ruemmler did not learn about the final results of the investigation until the week of April 22nd, and h ...
"These abuses of the First Amendment wouldn't be happening if we had a constitutional law professor as president." - Jim Geraghty
Perhaps "Preserve the boss's plausible deniability" is stitched on the throw pillows on the Oval Office couches. - Jim Geraghty
Geraghty: Don’t let anyone fool you: Everyone in politics is tempted to believe that their noble ends could justify unethical and illegal means.
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Good morning. At 0810, Alex Salmond will today lay out his case for Scotland to become an independent country. At 0750, a report has found the government's Work Programme is not reaching the most disadvantaged unemployed people. And full-year profits will be announced today for Marks & Spencer (0730) and Royal Mail (0830). With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
The Internal Revenue Service was being dragged through the mud this week, after it came to light that agency had been targeting conservative groups. But Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a solution to make the scandal all go away: abolish the IRS.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign sees the results of the Virginia state GOP convention and sees an opportunity; they feel that they can portray lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson, the Harvard Law graduate, Baptist minister, law professor and former Marine, as an unhinged know-nothing radica...
From National Review's Morning Jolt with Jim Geraghty: "How should state parties select their nominees for high office? Let me offer a simple criteria: Get as many members of the party involved as possible -- but limit the decision to registered members of that party. Sorry, independents and unaffiliated voters. If you want some say in who the Republicans nominate, then join the party, and the same goes for the Democrats and their nominations. "My home state of Virginia doesn't meet this criteria; the state doesn't register voters by party..." [And neither does Georgia.]
May 17, 2013 Mass Seizure of Reporters' Phone Records . . . Over a Grudge about Story-Release Timing? The Washington Post reports that the administration's explanation for the AP phone-record snooping may not be accurate: For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one more day. The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday. AP balked and proceeded to publish that Monday afternoon. Its May 2012 report is now at the center of a controversial and broad seizure of phone records of AP reporters' home, office and cellph ...
If you really believe the IRS scrutiny wasn't political you have to be disconnected from reality.
Jim Geraghty of National Review does a very good job of describing my own criticisms of Iron Man 3 (which I otherwise thoroughly enjoyed). I was dismayed at the handling of what is Iron Man's most significant villain by turning him into "not a villain at all". Come on, people, imagine if Christopher Nolan had done the same thing to Batman's Joker. I am *much* more disappointed that it was a result of a subtextual "Osama bin Laden" statement that in the real world actually makes no sense: "First, the makers of Iron Man 3 decided that the Mandarin's propaganda videos would make the villain really, really resemble and echo Osama bin Laden. I don't think that's necessarily offensive or exploitative; I think that's hitting the notes that stir fear in our subconscious in a very effective way. (Ben Kingsley talks a bit about it here.) He hates the United States of America for reasons that seem unclear, he's determined to teach us a lesson, and he launches random, explosive terror attacks at various targets. But ...
Courtesy Sean Hackbarth, here is the official portrait of former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Let your comments meander, flow and rage like… like… well, I’m sure some metaphor will come to you. Some are complaining that the $40,000 fee for the portrait is too much, but I would contend that this i...
Today we learned that the IRS was asking organizations to 'Please detail the content of your members prayers' This is a direct attack on the first Amendment! We must protect our constitution before its too late.
A local Christian ministry is claiming they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service which is under fire after allegations that applications for tax exempt status from conservative organizations were purposefully delayed starting in 2010. Family Talk Action is headquarted in Colorado Springs, i...
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There is word swirling about the president not holding an umbrella? Apparently this is meant as a criticism. Is that all you have to say about the most powerful and influential man in the world, that he doesn't hold is *own* umbrella? So what you pasty pigeon fondler? What will be your next trick? Bemoaning that someone carries around the president's nuclear briefcase? The horror.
I am no fan of the IRS, and I suspect not too many Americans "like" this organization. The IRS has either with knowledge or without knowledge participated in a criminal campaign against me personally where this organization facilitated the usage of my Trust fund for the projects of various banks and special interest groups without my permission, knowledge, or compensation. This organization and its associated affiliations conspired to hide SEC filings where my name was forged to facilitate 1000s of financials transactions by banks and their associates. I concluded that we have an extreme criminal element deep within our government and private sector which no doubt is the product of the flaws in human nature. I have been for the last 17 years the CEO of a non-profit corporation , the Institute for Molecular Medicine(immed.org). Our mission is to find novel and therapeutic solutions for chronic catastrophic diseases. We have many research projects and we never charge when patients call to ask us to coordina ...
How are all my fellow Patriots doing today?
"To hear Obama and his Media Fan Club tell it, the only part of government he directs is Seal Team 6." - Jim Geraghty
Biggest takeaway from the IRS hearing: "I'll have to get back with you" is apparently an acceptable response to the IRS. Remember that on April 15th.
IRS: 'Please Detail the Content of Your Members' Prayers.' Seriously, this is about as Orwellian as you can get!!! The Thought Police in action!!!
I am stunned. The takeaway line from IRS Acting Director Steve Miller this morning was that it is "absolutely not illegal" for the IRS to target groups for their political beliefs. If this is the mindset there, the IRS should be abolished and a whole host of directors there should go to prison for a very long time. Further, those Senators and Representatives who urged the IRS in writing to publicly target conservative, Christian and pro-Israel groups should be removed from Congress by that body NOW. The president was partially right in his commencement speech in Ohio: tyranny is not lurking around the corner; it is staring us in the face daring us to do anything about it.
To Doug Zylstra, Ottawa County Democrat Chair. He asked, "why should ours (any) tea party have a 501-C3? Been busy and not able to reply last couple days. Perhaps Doug believes C3 should only go to non-biased groups like ACORN (whatever there name is now). Perhaps he thinks only Huffpo or other far lefties should get it. Naturally, he thinks Ottawa Patriots are "political". I can forgive all the other Dems and liberals because their knowlege of what a TP is comes from MSNBC, etc. Doug doesn't get the benefit of this doubt. HE KNOWS our meetings are strictly issue oriented and when possible, we seek speakers to present both sides of the issue. How does Doug know this? He's been to a number of our meetings and he knows better. Shame on him. And yes Doug, we have had meetings discussing marriage, Islamic terrorism and abortions. I hate to break it to him, but these are issues. However, to him, I'm guessing he thinks and "issue" is only important when it is something liberals believe in.
IRS inappropriate criteria not motivated by partisanship testifies Steven Miller, Outgoing Acting IRS Commissioner
NATIONAL REVIEW Morning Jolt . . . with Jim Geraghty May 16, 2013 Holder Melts Down Can anyone, with a straight face, argue that Eric Holder should remain as attorney general, and the country can have faith in his abilities and judgment in the coming months and years? I mean, apparently he doesn't even write things down anymore: Lawmakers skewered Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday over the Justice Department's sweeping effort to snoop on Associated Press reporters and editors -- while the embattled Cabinet secretary kicked responsibility down the chain of command. Holder was in the hot seat for hours of testimony before the House Judiciary Committee just days after the scandal broke, telling lawmakers that his deputy, James Cole, was the one who authorized the sweeping subpoena that caused an uproar in both parties. "It's an ongoing matter and an ongoing matter in which I know nothing," Holder said. Holder says he recused himself from the matter completely -- but in an embarrassing admission, he said ...
NRO's Jim Geraghty: "Since Obama scoffed about those who warn about tyranny, we've learned that the IRS targeted Americans based upon their political beliefs, his Health and Human Services secretary is shaking down companies for cash, his attorney general is secretly listening in to conversations between journalists and their sources, and they threatened whistleblowers on Benghazi."
The IRS Abuse Story: It's Not As Bad As You Feared. It's Worse. Much Worse. Let me get this straight: The acting IRS commissioner who was in charge when the agency admitted its wrongdoing has resigned, but will keep his pension and there's no sign he will face criminal charges . . . and this is accountability? ~Morning Jolt . . . with Jim Geraghty
Do all these cover ups and scandals make you wonder about the results of the last election?
"If [Kermit Gosnell] gets the death penalty, couldn't we just snip his spinal cord with a pair of scissors?" - Jim Geraghty at Morning Jolt
5/14/13 - In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said that Republicans in Congress should look into a mirror when asking why t...
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“All the players involved in this are Democrats. Chris Stevens is in fact the poster boy for the Obama-Clinton view of the Arab Spring. He’s one of their guys… And they let him die, and then told lies over his coffin.”– Mark Steyn
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"Jim Geraghty also pointed out that CBS News’ reported – and frankly bizarre – concern over their own reporter Sharyl Atkisson’s recent hammering of the Obama administration might have something to do with the fact that CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Deputy National Security Advisor Be...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Here, let me help you with the sequestration, Mr. President.Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is lamenting that his department will need to make drastic cuts that will immediately impact air traffic controllers and airport security lines. A quick perusal of Oklahoma…
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: So, just to clarify, Obama will travel to Newport News, Virginia tomorrow to decry the spending cuts required by the sequestration that he signed into law.He will take Air Force One, which costs roughly $180,000 per hour to operate, to give a speech. That speech will make...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: A busy Morning Jolt today, looking at Marco Rubio giving the response to the president’s State of the Union Address, some bad reviews for Chuck Hagel, some messaging issues on the president and *** shooting, and then this point about the increase in cries to intervene i...
Jim Geraghty quoted Adam Serwer of Mother Jones Magazine this morning, "reacting to the administration's release of its legal justification to kill Americans believed to be involved with terror without a trial, by drone." Here's what Serwer had to say... and I think both political parties right now are in agreement that there is something fundamentally wrong about this: "The Obama administration claims that the secret judgment of a single "well-informed high level administration official" meets the demands of due process and is sufficient justification to kill an American citizen suspected of working with terrorists. That procedure is entirely secret. Thus it's impossible to know which rules the administration has established to protect due process and to determine how closely those rules are followed. The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission." Wow... so in an effort to save American lives, our administration grants itse ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: I hope you’ll forgive the grim tone that launches the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt… Benghazi Hearings Mark End of Accountability, Forever At the end of a day of Senate and House hearings on Benghazi, we know… not much more than we knew the day before. Four America...
Pulled this from Jim Geraghty's piece this morning. He was quoting it. Pretty damning argument that our citizens wouldn't have died in Algeria if we had properly followed upon Benghazi: "Several Egyptian members of the squad of militants that lay bloody siege to an Algerian gas complex last week also took part in the deadly attack on the United States Mission in Libya in September, a senior Algerian official said Tuesday. The Egyptians involved in both attacks were killed by Algerian forces during the four-day ordeal that ended in the deaths of at least 38 hostages and 29 kidnappers, the official said. But three of the militants were captured alive, and one of them described the Egyptians' role in both assaults under interrogation by the Algerian security services, the official said. If confirmed, the link between two of the most brazen assaults in recent memory would reinforce the transborder character of the jihadist groups now striking across the Sahara. American officials have long warned that the r . ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Throw one more hat in the ring, down in South Carolina, that of State Rep. Andy Patrick: Rep. Andy Patrick, R-Hilton Head Island, is joining the increasingly crowded race for the 1st District Congressional seat. “I have really enjoyed serving the citizens of Hilton Head I...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Here’s a fun question for Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing: does he still support reinstating the draft, as he suggested in 2004? Speaking at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq, Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., said, “There’s not an American …...
Great "Morning Jolt" from Jim Geraghty at National Review this morning. No link available, but here is an excerpt from his discussion of the Hurricane Sandy funding bill: “This is the game the porkmeisters play: They take their favorite goodies, spending that is far too parochial and frivolous to survive an up or down vote, and spot-weld them to some piece of legislation that is a popular and genuine national priority. Everybody wants to help out those who have had their lives and livelihoods turned upside down by Sandy. But nobody but a bunch of senators understands why fisheries in Alaska should get aid from a bill supposedly helping Sandy victims. And to oppose the latter, one must hold up passage of the former. And as we see before us, if you do that — BANG! SMASH! — you get knocked around by a devious opposition and a compliant media like a bad guy in the Adam West-era Batman show. …. It says something about our time that King can't just say, "Despite the legitimate concerns about extraneous ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: In the Morning Jolt, further thoughts on structuring the tax hikes so that they hit the blue states hardest: Of course, there are some wealthy right-leaning folk living who will get snared under this plan. But they will have at least two options to alleviate their tax bil...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Jim DeMint’s sudden resignation from the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation makes a lot of sense for him (the preeminent position at one of, if not the, most preeminent conservative think tanks, his to enjoy for perhaps decades) and a lot of sense for the organiza...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: ‘The Republican brand is deeply damaged” was a painfully common assessment after the election. A lot of Republicans were eager to blame the party’s thoroughly lousy performance on the presidential nominee, but there is considerable evidence that the unpopularity goes well...
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Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: This morning, the GOP is sending along this message: The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards. The Philadelphia Inquirer is on it:
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: I had seen this story yesterday, and been not quite sure what to make of it – some folks said they couldn’t find anything to verify Mitt Romney’s story of his father, Michigan Governor George Romney, marching with Martin Luther King. Romney said he remembered watching it,...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Coming to Romney’s Ohio rally Friday night: EVERYONE. And we’ve just learned moments ago that Kid Rock will perform! Get off work early! Rearrange your schedule! Do whatever it takes to attend. Bring your family and friends. We want to make this a media event that the la...
Obama’s college dissertation has simply disappeared from Columbia Universities archives. In July, in response to a flurry of requests to review Obama’s senior thesis at the Ivy League school, reportedly titled “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament,” Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt told NBC News “We do not have a copy of the course paper you requested and neither does Columbia University.” Obama has not agreed to the release of his application to the Illinois state bar, which would clear up intermittent allegations that his application to the bar may have been inaccurate. Jim Geraghty of the National Review has written extensively about Obama’s unwillingness to release records related to clients he represented while he was an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill, and Gallard. Obama was required to list his clients during his years in the Illinois senate. “Obama listed every client of the firm,” Geraghty reported, making it impossible to discern which clients he represented. Obama ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: The Romney campaign is sending out this revised schedule for the candidate, in light of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: Today, Gov. Romney is scheduled to attend a storm relief event at the James S. Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio, where he will be joined by Richard Pett...
Breitbart Remembered A new documentary on Andrew Breitbart leaves audiences wanting more.
Tom Smith is the Uncommon Challenger to unseated Senator Zero Bob Casey in PA Senate race
Campfire Stories of the ‘Preference Cascade’ That Haunts Campaigns - By Jim Geraghty A new term and a funny story.
Jonah Goldberg writes on NRO: In the midst of a longer (and devastating) post about Debbie-Wasserman Schultz, Jim Geraghty asks: ”So do we on the Right have any hesitation about our current policy of drone strikes overseas?” It seems to me that the answer is a qualified yes for some, a qualified no...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: As far as I can tell, not one news entity in Ohio has picked up the story about revelations of spousal abuse by Rep. Charlie Wilson in his divorce papers. Not a one. In fact, the only news groups that have even mentioned the story are Townhall.com, our old friend David Fr...
“If at any point you seriously considered Donald Trump for president, please study the error of your ways in quiet, private contemplation.” . . . Jim Geraghty, National Review
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Having done some Obama-rumor debunking that got praise from Daily Kos (a sign of the apocalypse, no doubt), perhaps the Obama campaign could return the favor and help debunk a bunch of others with a simple step: Could they release a copy of his . . .
Heather Hurlburt, James Antle, Jim Geraghty, Malou Innocent, Alex Slater and Mark Weisbrot: Obama was belligerent. Romney played the peacenik. So who won the debate? Our panel of foreign policy experts decides
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Major Garrett, writing in National Journal: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire,...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Yesterday, I reported on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal pointing out that during a late winter of skyrocketing gasoline prices, the president who keeps taking credit for increased domestic oil production has actually slowed the approval of leases and permits in the Gulf of M...
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National Review's, Jim Geraghty, has the best quote I've seen to sum up Biden's performance. "The vice president apparently prepared for this debate by inhaling nitrous oxide and sticking a fork in an electrical socket." I cannot wait for Saturday Night Live tonight! Lol!!
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: This morning, surveys from the New York Times/CBS/Quinnipiac puts Obama ahead by 10 in Ohio, up by 12 in Pennsylvania, and up by 9 in Florida.Since the issue of whether the party ID within polling samples is realistic seems to be the issue of the week, let’s take a look .
John McLaughlin Explains How The Polls Are Being Gamed To Depress Republican Turnout Posted on September 21, 2012 by John Hawkins Normally, I think Republicans tend to be too skeptical of pollsters. Down the stretch in 2008 and 2010, I found most of the polls from reputable pollsters (as opposed to newspapers and colleges) to be on the mark. That hasn’t been the case in this cycle. Once you get past Gallup and Rasmussen, most of the other big name pollsters seem to inexplicably be using a partisan breakdown similar to the numbers from 2008 — which was a historically good year for the Democrats. Of course, since then, there has been a historically good year for the GOP; so there doesn’t seem to be any reason whatsoever to assume that Democrats will have a +7 margin over the GOP like they did in 2008. Yet, most pollsters seem to be running on the assumption that the numbers are going to be almost that good for the Democrats, if not BETTER. Well, the invaluable Jim Geraghty discussed this issue with Re ...
Eric Holder's exoneration by Fast and Furious report strains credibility | Jim Geraghty via ...
Jim Geraghty: Can we believe that information on the disastrous gun-trafficking operation repeatedly reached the AG's office but not the AG?
Doug Ross @ Journal: Jim Geraghty and Alexis de Tocqueville on the 47 percent
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Yes, I know that the media is having the biggest meltdown about an accurate Romney comment since… Wednesday, but I think the more important bit of news comes in this morning’s Jolt’s second item: U.S. Intelligence: No, Ambassador Rice, The Benghazi Attack Wasn’t Spontane...
All of Obama's promises come with expiration dates as Jim Geraghty would say; some of them much shorter than others:President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: In all likelihood, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, will be reelected in 2012. But it’s one thing for a heavily-favored incumbent to have an advantage, and another thing entirely for that lawmaker to behave as if the election is a mere formality.For example, is...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: A common tactic of Obama and his defenders is to suggest that the debt and deficit were non-issues until the presidency of George W. Bush. Obama in Annandale yesterday: For a long time, Washington acted like deficits didn’t matter. A lot of folks promised us a free lunch.
Obama's big speech to his supporters tomorrow was moved indoors due to "safety concerns". Interestingly, Brad Panovich, a meteorologist at Charlotte’s NBC affiliate, wrote “there are actually very little weather concerns Thursday night” and said the “severe threat is almost zero.” But I think we may have stumbled on the real explanation. National Review author Jim Geraghty linked the move to Clint Eastwood writing: “Just to clarify, Obama’s speech venue changed because of fears of… empty chairs.”
One I plan to read: SEALs and the Campaign - Jim Geraghty - National Review Online via
Somebody tell NROs Jim Geraghty that the line between Koreas is the "DMZ" not "DMV".
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: When the Tea Parties appeared on the scene in 2009, some argued that they seemed to be the second coming of the supporters of H. Ross Perot – right-leaning but wary of the traditional leadership of the Republican Party, deeply concerned about budgetary and debt issues, an...
Obama, Having a Quayle Moment in the Buckeye State - By Jim Geraghty
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Argh. What are the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and grassroots Republicans and conservative supposed to do, now that Todd Akin has exponentially complicated the effort to defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, and win the three (or four, if Romney doesn’t ...
"If ... Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, or Joe Biden were to be struck by genuine neurological dementia, how would we be able to tell?"--Jim Geraghty, National Review Online, Aug. 7
Jim Geraghty: Todd is a McCaskill and Planned Parenthood mole.
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: For Republicans who find the rambling, excuse-making, increasingly incoherent Todd Akin unacceptable as a Senate candidate, here are the rules on a write-in bid: ”write-in candidate” is a person: whose name is not printed on the ballot (see 115.453(4,5,6) RSMo); andwho h...
If you're at the GOP convention, make sure to stop by the Future of Journalism Symposium on Tuesday from 3-4 pm. Co-hosted by Heritage, the Leadership Institute, and the Franklin Center, the event will feature Dana Loesch, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Geraghty, Andrew Malcom, and yours truly on a panel moderated by Ernest Istook. RSVP at the link below.
but answer Jim Geraghty's question - why did the Rep sample grow so much in the past three months? Explain please
Akin Poll: NRO's Geraghty Exposes Numbers Game: Our friend Jim Geraghty over at NRO has put...
Jim Geraghty: The Obama Attack Coming Down the Road: Stericycle? A reader noticed this fascinating line at the bottom of a CNN.com report on the falsity of the Obama campaign’s attacks about Bain: ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Offshoring jobs is wrong, right? That’s the whole theme of the Obama campaign’s attacks against Mitt Romney.And Obama is in the clear on this, because he doesn’t run a company that uses foreign companies to provide services that American workers could provide…Er, wait. Wh...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: In the coming days, weeks and months, we will see the entirety of the Democratic Party and its allies *** bent on ensuring that those who don’t follow the news learn to hate Paul Ryan.In the national media narrative – perhaps best illustrated by the shorthand of Jay Leno...
Mitt Romney's Need for a Heroic Narrative by Jim Geraghty of NRO A quick point on why the Morning Jolt strays into cultural, particularly pop-culture territory: Our political culture is shaped by the culture at large. Movies, television shows, music, novels -- almost all of them work on some level with Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces stuff. And these images, themes, and stories permeate our culture at a thousand levels, and affect the real world -- take a look at Stephen Bannon's film about Sarah Palin, The Undefeated, or Mark Edward Taylor's Branding Obamessiah. When a political figure or his or her fans want to portray themselves as heroic, they go to our common cultural touchstones of what is heroic -- and the flip side, they portray their opponents as villains. Our heroes are underdogs. Our heroes often come from circumstances full of adversity, or full of challenges that make them seem unlikely to rise to a position of leadership. Over at the often-not-safe-for-work site Cracked.com ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: When Democrats announced that San Antonio mayor Julián Castro would deliver the keynote address of the 2012 party convention, the media’s comparisons of the mayor to President Obama intensified: a little-known, charismatic member of a minority group, getting a big opportu...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Whomever Mitt Romney picks as his running mate, I hope that person understands the need to come out of the gate as a fighter. The language of the first appearance and convention address doesn’t need to be snarling or angry, but right now, millions of Republicans and indep...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: The House Energy and Commerce Committee released some White House and other e-mails relating to Solyndra. Unsurprisingly, there were many, many warnings that this was a quite risky method of using taxpayer dollars, and it appears those warnings were ignored:White House Ai...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: The first Morning Jolt of the week examines former Vice President *** Cheney’s assessement of a recent GOP running mate, coverage of Romney’s trip to Israel, and then this bizarre development in New York City: Mayor Bloomberg, Regulating the Space between Babies and Bre...
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Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: I think Sean Trende is really onto something here when he notes that the case against Obama has been made, and remade, by Romney and his campaign to exhaustion. He argues that voters are now evaluating Romney as a preferable alternative and still don’t feel persuaded; the...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Each time an Obama apologist tells you that Bain Capital is the root of all evil in the economy, remind them that this cycle President Obama has accepted $34,250 from employees of Bain Capital so far this cycle.Obama’s donors include Managing Director Joshua Bekenstein (a...
Jim Geraghty of NRO: Based on my track if the election were held today Romney wins by 5 percentage points.
Jim Geraghty wrote that most of the polls are weighted for Dem advantage.
Today's Three Martini Lunch! Brett Winterble of Radio America and National Review’s Jim Geraghty talk about the hypocrisy among Democrats on fundraising. The drought in the Midwest foretells higher food prices and President and Mrs. Obama disappoint the “Kiss Cam” at the Verizon Center.
"the message that 'it's somebody else's fault' is a very seductive one, and one that is pervasive in society." ~Jim Geraghty
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren may tout herself as the candidate of the poorest 99 percent, but someone on her campaign likes staying at the hotels worthy of the richest one percent.A review of the Warren for Senate campaign’s filings with the Federal Election Co...
Obama wants to talk about outsourcing. Ok, then, slap him with it. Here's an example: "Obama has outsourced our credit to the Chinese, he has outsourced our energy to Saudi Arabia, he has outsourced NASA to the Russians (H/T Jim Geraghty, NRO), and he has outsourced our foreign policy to the United Nations." But don't stop there. Even better, start hitting Obama for the actual consequences of his reign. Try this: "If your high school or college age son or daughter cannot find a job this summer, thank Obama; if your senior citizen dad or mom has to work a part-time job to make ends meet, thank Obama; if your spouse lost his or her job in the last 3 1/2 years, thank Obama; if you lost your job and, as a consequence, your family lost its health care, thank Obama." And say it, over and over again. And you should add: "The problem is that Obama doesn't know what he doesn't know, but thinks he knows everything. He is the most incompetent and ideologically confused president in our life-time. The reason why the ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Matt Drudge is a master of finding the intriguing comment buried in an article and… extrapolating big things.The New York Times, in a profile of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, wrote: “His fate is in the hands of Mr. Romney, a rival-turned-friend, who is on the cusp of announci...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Most of the media coverage of the 2012 campaign treats a Republican advantage in super-PAC spending as a given. This assumption is echoed by increasingly dire comments from President Obama, his advisers, and other Democrats.At a New York City fundraiser last month, Presid...
Quick question via Jim Geraghty at National Review: "If offshoring is so bad, Mr. President, then why are we paying the Russians to fly our astronauts to the International Space Station?"
"Hey, you in the Starbucks comfy chair, in the retro glasses, carrying your stuff in a messenger bag, looking at my boys as if they're pint-sized Huns coming to sack Rome -- there's a whole world out there beyond your comfortable, sheltered existence, full of poop and runny noses and toilet-training misadventures and stepping on a Lego piece barefoot in the middle of the night. We're only ensuring the propagation of the species, fellas. A little patience for our brief interruption of your child-free world would be appreciated." -- Jim Geraghty
"Don't worry, America. The same president with the same policies will get completely different, better economic results next year." -- Jim Geraghty
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Hollywood director Judd Apatow, who donated $30,800 to the DNC in September and has given $63,000 to President Obama, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and other Democrats since 2008, responds to today’s Supreme Court ruling striking down state-level restri...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: The RNC chuckles at DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse finding himself defending the Bush tax cuts:“Broadly speaking, Republicans and Democrats don’t want to see, especially at a time where the economy needs all the fuel it can get, don’t want to see us raising ta...
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Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Believe it or not, by winning his recall election - by a 57 percent to 42 percent margin at this hour – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has done his foes – the Wisconsin Democratic Party, the public sector unions, the progressives and angry leftists – a favor.He has libe...
☮ : Obama fundraises while the economy burns“Some days,” writes Jim Geraghty, referencing the video embedded... ▼
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Here’s What Happens When Government Stops Collecting Dues for Unions Wow. Just… wow. Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-the state’s second-largest public-sector union after the N...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: President Barack Obama, who has spent almost all of his career and adult life in academia, law firms, and government, begins his criticism of Mitt Romney by declaring, “those of us who have spent time in the real world…”It would probably be rude of me to think about Miche...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: It is easy to overstate the ramifications from one race in June on the national elections to come in November. But if the Democrats’ effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fails, it is not unthinkable that this could be the first domino to fall in a sequence that do...
This is from Jim Geraghty's "Morning Jolt" this morning; So, some great surprises on primary nights, beyond Indiana . . . In Wisconsin, Scott Walker received more votes running against no one in the Republican primary than the two major Democratic candidates got combined. In North Carolina, "No Preference" garnered 21 percent in the Democratic Party presidential primary against Barack Obama. In West Virginia, "A felon incarcerated in Texas took one in three votes away from President Obama in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday. Keith Judd, who is serving time in a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, for extortion, took 37 percent of the vote, with 50 percent of precincts reporting. Obama captured the remaining 63 percent." The night could have gone worse for Democrats, but . . . I'm not sure how.
Mitt Romney is Batman. And knows kung fu.: This is an old story – one that Jim Geraghty (via the Morning Jolt) r...
Joe Biden released his income tax return today. Jim Geraghty of National Review says the Vice President's charitable contributions of $5,500 appear small, "but think of what he spends on rent, food, transportation, high gas prices... oh, wait."
John Thune shared a link about an hour ago. An article was attached by Jim Geraghty "A 1% Spending Cut is Six Times As Effective as the 'Buffett Rule' . John posts.. Please "like" or "share" if you believe we should cut spending instead of raise taxes. At first I was just disgusted with John for his wording and deleted it. Then I went to his page and commented on it. Vicki Royer Get Real John! Rewrite this and share it with us tomorrow! No one wants taxes raised, especially not the rich and that is the issue here... isn't it? and *** yes we want spending cut! Yet spending cuts only affect the poor, the elderly, and not the rich. Spending cuts should start with you and your pocket and the pockets of ALL politicians and most federal employees( talk about entitlements!)! You want your constituants to like or share this so you can go back to the hill and TALK about spending cuts instead of raising taxes on the rich... because your constituants liked or shared this! ASK us if we want the rich taxed more OR ...
RUSH: Jim Geraghty at National Review Online today, the Buffett Rule. They're changing their tune on the Buffett Rule. The Buffett Rule is it to make sure that every millionaire pays at least a 30% tax rate. Everybody's run the numbers on this and they have found out that the Buffett Rule would raise an additional $5.1 billion. Okay, $5.1 billion. So the regime is saying it's not about raising revenue. No, no, no, the Buffett Rule, we're not about closing the deficit. That's not the point of the Buffett Rule, no. Fairness. The regime is acknowledging the Buffett Rule will not reduce the deficit or the debt. They are now stressing that this is fair. It is more fair. It's right there in The Politico. "The Obama administration is emphasizing 'fairness' over deficit reduction in its renewed pitch for the 'Buffett Rule' ahead of next week’s scheduled Senate vote. Introducing a minimum 30 percent income tax on millionaires 'was never our plan to bring the deficit down and get the debt under control ...
Jim Geraghty writes on NRO: Blogging will be light today, as earlier today I taped an appearance for the Tom Sullivan Show on Fox Business Network, and tonight I will be on Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel on Fox News Channel . . . Despite the snow steadily falling on Washington, I’m scheduled to take the . . .
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