This week on Istook Live, Heritage Foundation scholar Ernest Istook led post-election discussion with several leading political commentators on his show:

  • George Washington University professor Jerrold Post discussed post-election depression
  • Tea Party News Network’s Scottie Nell Hughes provided a strategy update for the Tea Party after the election
  • National Review’s Kathryn Lopez explained the importance of the Catholic vote in the 2012 election

Other guests included Heritage’s Amy Payne and former Attorney General Ed Meese.

Check in tomorrow as Istook breaks down the vice presidential debate.  Be sure to tune in 9:00 a.m. to noon Eastern Monday through Friday. Find out more about the show, browse show archives, and listen live on

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Bob Jamison - November 8, 2012

1. I think our position, being conservative and staying subject to our constitution is solid principle to keep. At the same time, we do need to make significant give and take inroads with our Hispanic population. I suggest that former Gov. Jeb Bush and Senator Rubio co-chair the lead in achieving this goal, and that this be a major facilitating goal of the Heritage foundation work and action.
2. I recommend that Congress suggest to the President that if he will let the Bush tax cuts remain for one additional year, that this would give time for both parties to rewrite all tax codes eliminating deductions for the higher income etc. so that the result would achieve the revenue the President would get by not lowering taxes on the millionaires and billionaires.
3. I believe there is a better than 50% chance we, alongside of Israel, will be in war with Iran in 2013; including major cyberwarfare hits that knock out a lot of infrastructure in this country. Any thoughts on whose side Russia will be on? Is anyone making “what if” plans?

Thank you for this opportunity to get these thoughts and questions off my chest.
Bob Jamison

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