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Tax Pledge Disavowals Reflect Humpty Dumpty Politics

rgivan Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:38 AM
The pledge is actually a powerful negotiating tool. Anyone who has ever had a job negotiating business or political deals would know that. Repudiating the pledge is just plain stupid, but then both Graham and Chambliss are dummies. Asa Georgfia voter I hope we can deprive Chambliss of re-nomination got his Senate post. He is a miserable RINO and not a conservative in any meaningful sense of the word.

When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less. --Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass”

Despite the ponderous complexities of modern statutes and regulations (the text of the legislation that became “ObamaCare” was some 2400 pages long), some things actually are quite simple and straightforward. Take the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Despite decades-long efforts by gun-control advocates to twist its meaning into a vehicle with which to limit gun rights, the Amendment’s crystal clear operative language – “the right of the...