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Life As You’ve Known It Is About To Change

Related articles You have a choice. You can drive that change, or you can be swallowed by it. In a free society, people have liberty to do anything except a few prohibited things. In a totalitarian society, people have liberty to do nothing except a few permitted things. In a free society, the people have a black list of things they must not do, and government has a white of a few things it may do. Read more →

Obama Shuts Down Another Small Business

200,000 That’s the number of** small businesses lost during the Obama Administration**. If re-elected, Obama promises to accelerate the policies that destroyed American jobs, investments, and companies. https://youtu.be/NlFHrLeeJIU Voting isn’t enough. We need your help at 9966 Lin Ferry Drive, St. Louis, MO 63123. Pick you day to work the phones and get out the vote: * Friday, November 2 Noon to 8 p.m. * Saturday, November 3 Noon to 5 p. Read more →

Now We Know Why Mitt Romney Has Been Wildly Successful In Life

Barack Obama’s performance was not nearly as bad as Romney’s performance was good. Not good—terrific. I’m not talking about his politics and policies; I’m talking Romney’s remarkable presence. Here are the four principles of presence that Romney knocked out of the park. Command of the Facts When it came to facts—and to how those facts matter to the listeners—Mitt Romney seemed more prepared for the office of President than the President. Read more →

Which Barack Obama is Right?

Related articles A genius is someone who can hold contrary concepts simultaneously in mind. What, then, do we call a person who simultaneously argues two contrary concepts? How ‘bout “demagogue?” A few weeks ago, Barack Obama told America’s business owners that they are not responsible for their success. “Someone else built that. Read more →

Can You Trust Barack Obama for 4 More Years?

Barack Obama came to office promising to heal the planet (I didn’t know it was sick), lower the waters, and end war as we knew it “whilst waking on water squirting wine out his ass,” to borrow William S. Burroughs’s anti-Christian blasphemy in Naked Lunch. (Funny. I don’t recall reading about Christians blowing up embassies over that book’s publication.) Four years later, The One might want to let the waters rise. Read more →

If the election were held today, there’d be a lot of crying and gnashing of teeth

Here’s a screen grab from RealClearPolitics.com’s presidential tracking poll: RCP aggregates dozens of polls to produce its RCP average. The method has been remarkably accurate, especially at the state level. **It’s time to focus on [preventing the unmitigated disaster of a second Obama term](https://hennessysview.com/2012/07/16/just-how-bad-would-a-second-obama-term-be).** In 112 days, Americans will vote on whether or not to continue our experiment in self-government. If the election were held today, that experiment would be aborted. Read more →

Mitt Romney Shut Down a Company Over a Young Woman

There are many stories about Mitt Romney’s evil-doings when he ran Bain Capital, a $1 billion company famous for buying troubled companies and making money off them. Some of the stories involve Bain laying off workers to make companies profitable, then selling them off. Some of the stories involve Bain and Romney chopping companies to bits and selling off the parts. This story is about Romney shutting down a thriving business over a woman. Read more →

The Election’s Over, and America Gave Obama His Eviction Notice. Here’s What Went Down.

The look on George “Stephie” Stephanopoulos’s face was priceless. He had to say it. “ABC News now projects that President Obama will go down to defeat.” He couldn’t bring himself to say, “Romney won” or “Republicans won.” He just couldn’t. The network analysis was a political cliché run amok. My favorite came from James Carville who told CNN viewers that the election result “proves that crackers and racists vote.” Read more →