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Politics-as-Usual Are Over in the US?


The Republican Presidential campaign is off to a slow start, but judging by the last week not slow enough. First Mitt Romney defends his ObamaCare prototype in Massachusetts, and now Newt Gingrich (left) has decided to run against House Republicans on Medicare. They must be loving this at the White House. Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday about Paul Ryan's reform plan, Mr. Gingrich chose to throw his former allies in the GOP House not so much under the bus as off the Grand Canyon rim. – Wall Street Journal

Dominant Social Theme: We'll cover politics as we always have here in the US mainstream media, but for some reason things are changing. We're not quite sure why ...

Free-Market Analysis: Times are changing in America, even if the mainstream media doesn't quite "get it." But the changes in our view are making those who write for the mainstream media fairly cranky. The Journal article excerpted above is a good example.

According to the Journal, newly announced US presidential candidate Newt Gingrich labeled the House program proposed by House Budget Chairman's Congressman Paul Ryan as "too big a jump." Gingrich wants a system that offers people better solutions without having such solutions imposed on them. "I'm against ObamaCare, which is imposing radical change. And I would be against a conservative imposing radical change," he said.

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