The last Republican ever endorsed by the NYT occurred in 1956 (and 1952):
|The Last Time the NYT was Bi-partisan in its Outlook|
And I quote:
"The Dodd-Frank financial regulation was an important milestone. It is still a work in progress, but it established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, initiated reform of the derivatives market, and imposed higher capital requirements for banks. Mr. Romney wants to repeal it.
"If re-elected, Mr. Obama would be in position to shape the “grand bargain” that could finally combine stimulus like the jobs bill with long-term deficit reduction that includes letting the high-end Bush-era tax cuts expire. Stimulus should come first, and deficit reduction as the economy strengthens. Mr. Obama has not been as aggressive as we would have liked in addressing the housing crisis, but he has increased efforts in refinancing and loan modifications.
"Mr. Romney’s economic plan, as much as we know about it, is regressive, relying on big tax cuts and deregulation. That kind of plan was not the answer after the financial crisis, and it will not create broad prosperity."
What the NYT does not understand is no Republican in Congress trusts President Obama since he cannot even understand (like the NYT) the differing branches of the GOP and what each Congressional Republican individual goal. Budgeting requires trade; what is Obama offering?
In my lifetime, their have been Four Moderates at the top of the ticket.** If the NYT cannot recognize who the moderates are within the GOP, then they have no reason to be bothering Our Candidates and Elected Officials.
If there is a President Romney, it is time to dis-invite the NYT from any Press Room till they figure out that America is a Two Party system. And if there is a Republican Congress (House and Senate), it is time to ask if there is collusion between the NYT and the DNC.
My question: Have you avoided anything since 1956?
** The Four Moderate POTUS candidates:
1976: President Ford
1988: President Bush (pere) [Thanks DEK!]
2008: Senator McCain
2012: Governor Romney
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