Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’

Mixed GOP reaction to Donnelly: Dumb-de-dumb-dumb

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The California Republican Party is now very, very down on its luck. But I think state party chair Jim Brulte isn't just blathering when he suggests the party can make at the least a modest comeback. The main reason for this, however, isn't the behavior of California Republicans. It's both a broad...

Phony ‘recovery': Home ownership at 18-year low

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Insolvency, Cagle, July 30, 2013

More proof there has been no "recovery": "The U.S. homeownership rate, which soared to a record high 69.2 percent in 2004, is back where it was two decades ago, before the housing bubble inflated, busted and ripped more than 7 million Americans from their homes." Home ownership is at an 18-year lo...

Boston bombing: Why to expect bad fallout on two fronts

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

April 24, 2013 By Chris Reed The fallout from the April 15 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon continues. Initially, the primary reaction was tired partisan attempts to imply the fault was either somehow a) the president's fault because of his foreign policy or b) the Republicans' fault becaus...

What economic recovery?

Friday, April 19th, 2013

April 19, 2013 By John Seiler Supposedly the economy has been recovering for three years, with the stock markets setting new records. But all those numbers are based on inflated dollars. The United States was on the gold standard from 1789 until President Nixon foolishly imposed his Nixon Shock ...

Why GOP can’t ‘count’ on immigration

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Why GOP can’t ‘count’ on immigration

Feb. 20, 2013 By John Seiler Tony Quinn gets things partly right when he writes in a Fox & Hounds article, "Are Republicans Finally Learning to Count?": "But now some Republicans at last want to face that reality and make some changes.  I call them the Republicans Who Can Count. "The Republi...

Actually, stock market shows economic decline for 13 years

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Feb. 8, 2013 By John Seiler The stock markets supposedly have been bumping up against the records they scored in 2007, before the crash during the Great Recession. Except it's all phony. The U.S. markets are denominated in dollars. But the dollar's value has been plummeting since 2001, when then-...

DiFi dodges debate over Emken economic plan

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
DiFi dodges debate over Emken economic plan

Oct. 9, 2012 By John Seiler Denying California voters an opportunity to see the two in action, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., refuses to debate her Republican opponent, Elizabeth Emken. This is what happens when one party takes over a state Yet Feinstein needs to be confronted on her disastrous...

Goodwin Liu Mangles the Constitution

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Goodwin Liu Mangles the Constitution

Gov. Jerry Brown's Tuesday appointment of Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court will continue the state's lurch to the Left. Liu clearly believes in a highly activist judiciary for which the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution are as malleable as Silly Putty. He think our tra...

Meg's Back! Speaks at Conference

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

John Seiler: Meg Whitman has mostly ducked the public eye since being wiped out in last November's election for governor, after wasting around $180 million of her own dough. But she just made a speech at conference on the economy at the George W. Bush Institute. Of course, the main thing most peop...

Meg's "management" style

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

John Seiler: Meg's campaign boasts of her management prowess. But compare this. Here's how Meg ran eBay: She didn't go out and hire retired GM, Ford or GE managers. Instead, she hired young hotshots hungry to create the Internet future. And here's how she's run her gubernatorial campaign: She's h...