Josh Painter

How The GOP Can Defeat Obama in 2012

In 1992 incumbent president George H. W. Bush, despite enjoying relatively strong approval ratings as high as 89 percent right after the Gulf war, was deprived of a second term in large part thanks to one man, but it wasn’t Bill Clinton or H. Ross... (more...)

Posted on Apr 25 2011 | 323 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Cornhucksters: Ethanol Salesmen Who Would Be President

In a National Review Online op-ed earlier this month, Katrina Trinko observed that four of the potential candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination are stuck on ethanol: What kind of Republican supports high tariffs on imports, dubious green... (more...)

Posted on Jan 31 2011 | 296 comments | Written by Michael

Ready or not, here comes E15

When Ronald Reagan said, “Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem,” he wasn’t just kidding. Reagan’s humorous quips worked so well because there was a lot of truth in them. Case in point: The Obama... (more...)

Posted on Oct 14 2010 | 830 comments | Written by Josh Painter

It’s not your father’s NASA anymore

In the 1980s, the geniuses at General Motors wanted to change consumer perceptions of their Oldsmobile brand. Fearing that Olds was being hurt by its image as an old and stuffy car, the marketing department launched an ad campaign boasting that the late-80s... (more...)

Posted on Jul 8 2010 | 185 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Meet Jan Brewer, a bright new face in the GOP crowd

Two weeks ago, Jan Brewer’s approval rating was underwater at just 40%, but then the Arizona legislature sent Senate Bill 1070 to her desk. The Republican governor, who has been in office for only 15 months, signed it. Now she’s enjoying an... (more...)

Posted on Apr 28 2010 | 145 comments | Written by Josh Painter

Some Answers For Progressive Conservatives

David Brooks is The New York Times’ idea of what a conservative should be, because, as the columnist explains, he is what he says is a progressive conservative. To across-the-board Reagan conservatives, the term progressive conservative is an oxymoron,... (more...)

Posted on Apr 24 2010 | 91 comments | Written by Josh Painter
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