Peter Roff


October 2010


Obama Fundamentally Doubts America Is a Good Country

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There are few people today who write as well as columnist Shelby Steele, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and winner of the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award for the book The Content of Our Character.

Writing in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, Steele tries to explain ...

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Obama, Pelosi, and Reid Are Getting Desperate

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Things are getting so desperate for the Democrats that President Barack Obama is trying to provoke a fight. It’s the only possible conclusion, especially after Monday’s speech in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, when he said that members of the GOP “can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

Talk ...

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Republican Party
2010 Congressional elections
Congress

Report: $2.4 Trillion in New Tax Hikes Coming

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It’s not enough that the Obama tax increases are heading down the rails like a freight train with a full head of steam. The so-called Bowles-Simpson Deficit Reduction Commission has a proposal for another $2.4 trillion coming in line once the elections are over.

At least that’s the conclusion of the ...

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Gregg, Judd

A GOP Takeover Might Alter Democrats’ Thinking on Bush’s Tax Cuts

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Though the Democrats have been bullish over the past several days that the November 2010 elections will not turn out as badly for them as most everyone expects, there are some signs that some deal-making may be in the offing.

According to a source tied into the Democrats’ thinking, a package that ...

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Republican Runyan Pushes Back on Fake Tea Party

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For some months suspicions have been high that Democratic operatives and their allies have been trying to split the Tea Party vote in order to increase their chances of holding on to the U.S. House of Representatives.

The strategy, as described to me by one source knowledgeable about the process, is ...

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Adler, John
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Conway’s Attack Ad on Paul Shows Democrats’ Desperation

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When Kentucky taxpayer advocate Rand Paul defeated the GOP establishment candidate in last summer’s U.S. Senate primary, the Democrats thought blood was in the water. Clearly an unconventional candidate Paul--the son of legendary libertarian Republican Rep. Ron Paul--was immediately written off ...

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Democrats’ Sneaky Plans in Florida Redistricting

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A bizarre alliance of so-called “good government groups” working with the usual suspects are trying to engineer an end run around the will of the people in Florida.

Fronted by a woman who used to be the cochair of Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign in the state, the group “Fair Districts ...

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Obama, Barack
Kerry, John
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2008 presidential election

Going After Bush and the GOP Is a Bad Strategy for Democrats

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The Democrats are doing all they can to make this upcoming election about the Bush years.

It’s a flawed strategy. George W. Bush is, today, according to a few national surveys, just about as popular as Barack Obama. Moreover, and with no disrespect intended, Bush is the past. America is concerned ...

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Gillespie, Ed
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Axelrod, David
Goolsbee, Austan
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Johnson, Lyndon
Nixon, Richard M.
Clinton, Bill

The Tea Party Movement Is a Middle Class Revolt

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Richard Nixon popularized the idea that there existed in America a “silent majority” at odds with the values and vision of the leftist radicals who put the nation through a period of prolonged social upheaval back in the 1960s.

Today the “silent majority” is silent no more. As seen in the Tea Party ...

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Nixon, Richard M.
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health care
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Newt Gingrich: 2010 Election Is About Paychecks v. Food Stamps

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The upcoming election is about choices.

Big choices. About the size and scope of government. About the reach of the federal government’s authority. About whether or not the choices the voters made in 2008 should be confirmed or whether they made a mistake.

Right now things don’t look good for the

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Pelosi, Nancy
Reid, Harry

John Boehner's Reformer History--And Future

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If the latest Gallup Poll is right, Ohio Republican John Boehner’s next job will be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Whether or not he gets to keep it for more than two years has a lot to do with how he handles things as the country gets to know him.

[See where Boehner gets his campaign ...

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People Are Angry at Obama for the Same Reasons They Were at Bush

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Over the last two years the various Tea Party-type rallies have brought hundreds of thousands of outraged but quite ordinary Americans to the nation’s capital to protest of out of control spending, ruinous economic policies, rising unemployment and the one-sided approach to governing that House ...

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Bush, George W.

5 Others Who Should Follow Rahm Emanuel Out of the Administration

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In sharp contrast to the relative stability of the Bush White House, President Barack Obama has started to burn through his senior staff at a rate fast enough to be interesting.

It really doesn’t matter whether the departing members of his administration were pushed or if they jumped; the turnover ...

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Sebelius, Kathleen
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Daley, Richard M.
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