Scott Galupo


November 2010


Republicans Need to Find the Right Adversaries

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To: House Republican leaders

Subject: Bringing down the House (if you will)

From: SG

First, a word about climate: There is blood in the water, and there are sharks about. The media is going to search high and low for any hint of GOP infighting—that much you know. A corollary problem is that, unlike in ...

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Republican Party
Boehner, John
Gingrich, Newt
Obama administration
Obama, Barack
health care reform
health care
Democratic Party
deficit and national debt
Cantor, Eric
federal budget

Obama's Big Opportunity: Entitlement Reform

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Note: Today's unsolicited advice will go to the president. Next week I'll do the same for House Republicans. Happy Thanksgiving.

To: POTUS

Subject: How to reclaim mojo

From: SG

First, the bad news: There is no good news.

Unemployment is high, and it's not likely to budge in time to save you. Don't try ...

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Medicare
social security
unemployment
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
Coburn, Tom
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
health care reform
national security terrorism and the military
deficit and national debt
Obama, Barack

The Tea Party's Big Government Misconception

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Responding to my last post, a couple of regular commenters say they have no problem with—I'm paraphrasing here—a federal government that is strong enough to carry out its constitutionally-sanctioned duty of protecting the physical welfare of citizens.

What they don't like is intrusive government.

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national security terrorism and the military
Civil War
World War II
tea party
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
politics

Big Tax Cuts Will Lead to More Big Deficits

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Human nature being what it is, the best chance for a significant compromise between President Obama and congressional Republicans this year is over tax cuts: When asked to choose between higher taxes or fewer services and lower taxes/same services, the latter is going to win every time.

Republicans ...

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Obama, Barack
Republican Party
taxes
Bush, George W.
economy
unemployment
deficit and national debt
Kyl, Jon
Congress

Senior Citizens vs. the Tea Party Will Be a GOP Problem

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According to CNN exit-polling data, senior citizens broke big for Republicans this year.

This is the snake lurking in the grass of the GOP's new majority: If their electoral triumph was predicated on seniors' disgruntlement with Obamacare--which takes money out of their Medicare dollars out of ...

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Paul, Rand
tea party
Republican Party
health care reform
health care
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Medicare
senior citizens
senior health

Rubio Is Right--Republicans Can't Misinterpret the 2010 Election

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In his victory speech, ongoing as I write, Sen.-elect Marco Rubio said it would be a "grave mistake" for Republicans to conclude that voters have embraced them. Rather, Rubio said, it's a "second chance--a second chance for Republicans to be what they said they were going to be."

This is exactly the ...

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Rubio, Marco
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
politics
deficit and national debt
federal budget

Linda McMahon Loses, Signaling a Bad Night for CEOs

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In Connecticut, Linda McMahon, the former World Wrestling Entertainment honcho, has been projected to lose her bid for a U.S. Senate seat.

And if, as seems likely, both Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, running for Senate and governor, respectively, in California, lose as well, that would mean a sweep ...

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McMahon, Linda
Fiorina, Carly
Whitman, Meg
California
Connecticut
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
politics

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