Immigration reform fly-in notes 2013

by Daryl Acumen

On October 28th 2013 I participated in a fly-in to encourage Washington lawmakers to move on immigration reform proposals currently pending in the House.  This page will serve as a literal 'brain-dump- of all my notes from that trip.  Later I'll re-write this page into something more cohesive and akin to an op-ed on the ...

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Salt Lake Tribune goes out with a bang!

by Daryl Acumen

Over the weekend the Salt Lake Tribune published it's endorsement of Barack Obama for President in the super-tight 2012 race.  The headline of the  Tribune editorial read "Too Many Mitts," at which point I stopped reading. Look people, it doesn't matter what political calculus the Tribune used to come to the ridiculous conclusion that Barack Obama is the ...

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Why Romney Defeated Obama in the 1st Presidential Debate

by Daryl Acumen

Did you catch the first presidential debate? I thought Romney tore up Obama. Why? Many people are speculating that it is because Obama is off his game, or that he is distracted or even that Romney was lying his way through all the questions. Here’s my opinion: The media (obviously in the tank for Obama) ...

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Jim Matheson on the record…

by Daryl Acumen

Jim Matheson opposes the Surge strategy in Iraq which was later credited with turning the war around and making it possible for our troops to finally come home. [VIDEO] Jim matheson on Obama's Stimulus Take the cake - [VIDEO] I alone supported the stimulus [VIDEO] Jim Matheson on ObamaCare If you were in Congress - [VIDEO] Obama's biggest supporter - [VIDEO] Confused by Jim Matheson - ...

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Jim Matheson on Obamacare…

by Daryl Acumen

In a yesterday's debate with Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, Rep. Jim Matheson asserted that he was always against Obamacare, that he was an early "No" vote, that he was never ambiguous about his opposition, and that to assert otherwise was to be out of touch with his record.  In making these assertions, Jim Matheson ...

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Were the Bush tax cuts for the rich only?

by Daryl Acumen

This was my response to some a liberal I bumped into recently online who insisted ad nauseam that George W. Bush (and therefore Mitt Romney) only cut taxes on the rich at the expense of the middle class.  Posting virtually unedited.  Later I think I'll take some time and go into more detail. Bush tax cuts ...

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FreedomWorks endorses Dan Liljenquist…sort-of

by Daryl Acumen

On Saturday Russ Walker, Vice President of Political and Atroturf Campaigns at FreedomWorks,  was quoted by Deseret News as sort-of endorsing Dan Liljenquist in the 2012 Senate race. "Now it's on...it becomes the 'let's elect Dan Liljenquist' campaign.'" - Russ Walker Does this mean that FreedomWorks is FINALLY going to endorse Dan Liljenquist for Senate?  Sources inside the Utah ...

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Resources

by Daryl Acumen

Here's a list of resources: Paul Ryan 2012 Budget: Path To Prosperity Debate: economic policy advisers to Obama and Romney campaigns Obama's 2012 State of the Union Reagan's 1988 State of the Union [Video] Reagan's A Time for Choosing CBO 2002 Capital Gains Tax Brief Republican Study Group - 2008 Capital Gains Brief USA vs. Lopez Concurring Opinion by Clarence Thomas FreedomWorks vs. Reality ...

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Matt Kibbe: Photo by Gage Skidmore

FreedomWorks did little to oust Bennett in 2010

by Daryl Acumen

Bored and between conference calls, I decided to run a few numbers on the 2012 Senate primary just for fun. I've said for some time that Russ Walker and Matt Kibbe are shameless in the way they continuously accept credit for ousting Bob Bennett in 2010 and pretend that the Hatch race is somehow simply ...

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Dan Liljenquist’s failed tax hike!

by Daryl Acumen

This article illustrates the idiocy of one of the few votes Dan Liljenquist could be bothered to make in his short stint with the Utah Legislature - a sin tax increase on cigarettes. The fact that he bothered to show up for this vote means he thought it was important. The fact that he got it ...

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