Posts Tagged ‘2012 elections’

Republicans Abandon Norquist Pledge after 2012 Election Losses

Republicans Abandon Norquist Pledge after 2012 Election Losses

Posted on 28 Nov 2012 at 5:01pm

President Obama won a second term and Republicans got beat up. That is pretty much what the 2012 election results said. Voters also sent a message to Grover Norquist: His pledge to never raise taxes is antiquated drivel.

For more than 26 years, the Norquist pledge has held the US economy hostage. With no ability to raise revenue, the federal deficit has risen. And the person strangling it, a conservative lobbyist, has never even run for national office.

Norquist has been funding GOP campaigns for decades…

Romney Debates 2012 Presidential Elections

Romney Debates 2012 Presidential Elections

Posted on 22 May 2012 at 6:38pm

Americans watched the lead change in the Republican Primary race following their debates, and there is no reason to think that the same thing will not happen when President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage.

Texas Governor Rick Perry was considered a shoe-in to win the GOP nomination early on. But after fumbling his responses to debate questions, his lead faded fast and his poor debate performances inevitably led to his surrender. Temporary frontrunners, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, all benefited from good debate performances. But they all…