Thanks to Allen Gorin's email of just a few minutes ago, this Tucker Carlson piece came my way.
You may not like Carlson, thinking of him as being too odd, too "out there".
I find him refreshing at times, because I find him statistically accurate. I enjoy his thinking process.
(Philosophies rarely bend numbers, though followers of those philosophies often try to. I don't see that in Carlson.)
Here are some gems, for day-after consideration:
- "The tea party believes the GOP establishment is ideologically corrupt. They’re right. But replacing the current leadership with obviously unqualified buffoons is no remedy.
- After years of mediocre performance, the leaders of the GOP’s establishment wing need to reconsider why they’re in Washington. It’s fun to lead a political party. The perks are great. But if you don’t actually believe in balanced budgets, or don’t have the stomach to fight for them, you probably shouldn’t be running the Republican Party. Maybe it’s time to head home and do something useful with your life.
- But it was a flawed candidacy from the start. Romney’s caution and ever-shifting policy positions made him seem fearful, which is to say weak. His biography hurt him. During a cycle when voters remained angry at Wall Street, Romney bore the weight of a finance background. And because of his own history in Massachusetts, he could never effectively go after President Obama on Obamacare, the president’s biggest political weakness."
Click the link in my opening sentence for the whole piece.