Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Bloomberg Gambit

Mike BloombergPolitical opportunism is nothing new to billionaire Michael Bloomberg.  As a life-long Democrat, he had no problem with switching political parties in 2001 to ride Rudy Giuliani’s Republican coattails and win the mayoralty of the city of New York.  It didn’t take long for him to show his liberal, big-government, nanny state proclivities.

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What’s Jim Webb Up To?

Jim WebbIn recent years, the Democratic Party has lurched so far to the left that we sometimes forget that there used to be rational and conservative politicians who were associated with it.  In 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected president on a platform that included a promise to lower taxes in order to spur economic growth and thereby increase revenue to the treasury.  Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992 promising to “end welfare as we know it.”  I doubt that either Kennedy or Clinton would be able to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2016 — they would be considered too horribly right-wing for their party’s taste.

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