Saturday News Links and General Repartee


Great article today in Forbes by Bill Flax arguing for an approach of Federalism after a very partisan election. I say great because it’s short, written in a fairly simple prose and outlines the case for federalism by dipping a little in historical background and then presenting some clear, specific examples from today’s policy choices.

Fresh from learning more about Federalism, I moved on to Benghazi….and then became royally confused. Confused at what happened, confused at why this is being politicized so much, and confused at why this is still a news topic (the last two probably are chicken and egg with each other). Peter Brookes tries to predict how things will be politicized next week post General Petraeus’s testimony in Congress, and Andrew Rosenthal of the NYT tries to tell everyone that mistakes happen and not all mistakes are conspiracies.

Meanwhile, Republican governors start to figure out the delicate steps involved to implement Obamacare in their states. Jindal (LA), Perry (TX), Kasich (OH), and Walker (WI) are just some of the powerhouse governors who’ve chosen to let the government run their health insurance exchanges over implementing a state system.

And in the next section of Crazy Things Tea Party Politicians Do and Say, newly elected Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) thinks that Romney french kissed Obama the debate process:

“[The first debate] was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints and directions for the country,” he said. “And then inevitably, there are these mandarins of politics, who give the voice: ‘Don’t show any contrasts. Don’t rock the boat.’ So by the third debate, I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama.

“I have no doubt that there is a focus group somewhere of undecided Ohio voters who have been living in a cave for the last 30 years, who decided they liked that,” Cruz continued. “‘Don’t show any disagreement whatsoever with the president. Don’t rock the boat. Just be a nice guy.’”

 

I’ll let that one sit and stew for a bit.

 

And finally, always outspoken Allen West (R-FL) is fighting for his political life, having received less votes than his opponent on November 6th. However, he’s asking the state of Florida to recount enough votes to make him the winner and just won a small legal battle to do that.

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