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We all know that the Heritage Foundation, Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch and a whole slew of other Republicans and conservatives over the past 20 years have backed healthcare reform with an individual mandate as its centerpiece. By now, almost every American voter also knows that Mitt Romney signed Obamacare-light into law as governor of Massachusetts.
While the political world continues to define "mandates" and "taxes," a surprisingly large number of Republicans have had enough of it all. A new survey put out by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 26% of us (roughly 12 million Republican party members) say they would like to see Obamacare's detractors stop trying to block its implementation and move on to address other issues.
Obama and Romney have been deadlocked for months in the national polls, but the President's chances of re-election have increased of late because of the significant beating Mitt is being given in a number of swing states.
In an article in today's Washington Post, Mitt Romney's Bain capital is described as one of the first companies involved with supporting the outsourcing of American jobs overseas.
It turns out that a few Republican Governors have a small dilemma on their hands. They want to brag about their improving economies, but they're facing pressure to keep things quiet.
For the second time in a week, a prominent Republican has come out publicly to renounce the Grover Norquist pledge.
According to research by the liberal-leaning Citizens for Tax Justice and the conservative-leaning Tax Foundation, President Romney would save around $5 million bucks next year under his tax plan in comparison to the plan put forward by President Obama.
According to a recent report by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, only one remaining Republican presidential candidate (Ron Paul) has proposed policies that would actually reduce the national debt. The rest have made promises that would put us even deeper in the hole.
Most people think Obama made a serious error with this whole Catholic/contraception fiasco, and his supporters are glad the issue is now mostly behind him.
I saw it quickly yesterday and dismissed it, since it was commissioned by World Net Daily and "Wenzel Strategies," whoever they are. After seeing a bunch of other people get all jazzed up as the day went on, though, I decided to give it a closer look. It's not Gallup, but for the time being, it's the only poll that provides a general election prediction by voter affiliation, so it'll have to do.