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GOP: The Party of “I Told You So”

With President Obama’s announcement on Friday that American troops currently serving in Iraq will be home for the holidays, most high profile Republicans have been left with only one response, that leaving early endangers Iraq and bolsters insurgents.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

3 Takeaways from Christie’s Big Announcement

Christie stayed consistent with his point that indeed, he is not interested in running for President. Even though that had been his position of some time, the announcement still caught some by surprise due to his recent popularity among a lackluster group of candidates.


President Barack Obama speaks Sept. 27, 2011, at Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s New Campaign Armor

President Obama employed his new populist campaign theme in Colorado, and even christened it with a clever new title — “class warrior,” blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.


Coloradans Hold Tax Day Tea Party Rallies

Will The Tea Party Debate Boost or Doom GOP Candidates?

But what interests me is will the official Tea Party questions stick to the fiscal issues that created the movement in the first place, or will social conservative issues push their way into the debate?


Mitt Romney (credit: AP)

Romney Knows Who China is, Right?

How China handles their currency is indeed a problem, but actually proposing to sanction a country holding such a large amount of our country’s debt is like sending a complaint letter to a credit card company that you owe thousands of dollars to and expecting a positive change.


Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to workers at Epoch Homes Aug. 18, 2011 in Pembroke, N.H. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

The Lunacy of Signing a Pledge

First of all, even if these candidates feel that way about the gay marriage issue, to sign a pledge making such a commitment during their potential Presidential term is absolutely counterintuitive to democracy.


Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Straw Poll at Iowa State University on Aug. 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

T-Paw: Why Is Iowa Really This Powerful?

It only took two thousand Iowans to derail the Presidential campaign of someone who was considered a very real GOP contender when he entered the race.


AMES, IA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman shake hands after participating in a two-hour Republican presidential debate in the Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University August 11, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. This is the first Republican presidential debate in the state ahead of Saturday's all important Iowa Straw Poll. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Real Questions For The GOP Contenders

All of the other issues pale in comparison at this point in the campaign. There will be plenty of time to contemplate illegal immigration, how to handle Iran and our growing deficit. But right now, the real issues to consider for the GOP are winnability, fundraising and winnability.


(L-R) Rick Santorum, former two-term senator from Pennsylvania; Congresswoman Michele Bachmann; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; Texas congressman Ron Paul; former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty; entrepreneur Herman Cain address the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Monday’s Underwhelming GOP Presidential Debate

It’s understandable why few voters, Republicans or otherwise, would be paying attention right now, being mid June of 2011. It’s also understandable that the GOP candidates shouldn’t be media sensations this early in the campaign. But even though it’s early in the campaign, the major candidates shouldn’t be this underwhelming.



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