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December, 2011  (Page 2)

Let’s all surge for the least scrutinized not-Romney

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 1:25pm

Rick Santorum has lived in Iowa for months, visiting every county, street, house, coffee shop, bakery, and front porch waiting for his time to come.  It may have arrived, if the recent polling is indicative of reality.

But because Santorum’s surge comes just days before the caucuses, he is the least scrutinized...

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The problem with socialized medicine is that eventually you run out of other people’s money

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:35am

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.  The problem with socialized medicine is that eventually you run out of other people’s money, too.

In Britain, they have run out of other people’s money, so the National Health Service has cut back services.  According to this...

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Romney keeps digging on secrecy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:43am

I noted the other day Romney’s emerging secrecy problem, including the refusal to release income tax returns even if he becomes the nominee.

This is a break with standard practice for nominees, and creates a no win situation in which Romney makes his income and taxes a central general election issue or...

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Romney’s electability is overblown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 8:50am

John Hinderaker of Power Line Blog wrote an endorsement of Mitt Romney on Tuesday.  It was about as good an endorsement as I have seen, but kept coming back to one theme, electability.

I don’t think we can judge electability just yet because no one really has challenged Romney in the primaries.  Several million...

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Worst Bumper Sticker of the Year

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 7:00am

The worst Bumper Sticker of the Year competition was almost as tough as the Best Bumper Sticker of the Year competition.  Thanks again to those who made nominations.

Not surprisingly, it was dominated by various forms of Derangement Syndrome.

1st Place – “Tea Party” sounds so much nicer than “Mob of Racists and Homophobes.”  Obviously, this car owner has been watching MSNBC too often.

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2nd Place – This bumper sticker made me throw up a lot.

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3rd Place – C*V*L*TY

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No one would have seen it coming

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 5:04pm

I’m trying to make this an Iowa free day, which given the polls coming out today probably is a good thing:

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What possibly could go wrong with too much government?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2:12pm

Via CNS (h/t well-known anti-shrimpite @TexasGrizzlette):

Via JammieWearingFool:

 
 
 

Meet the guy who can take down Sheldon Whitehouse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 10:24am

Operation Counterweight has started.  We need people in the House and Senate who are not afraid to fight.

In many states and districts, it will be easy.  In others it will be hard. We are going to have to win a couple of hard ones in order to have the Senate...

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Alan Grayson sitting on pile of cash

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 9:32am

Via Orlando Sentinel:

Former U.S. Rep. Alan Graysonis reporting today that he already has raised more than $500,000 in the final quarter of 2011 — a big haul that should boost efforts by the Orlando Democrat to return to Congress…..

“This is what People Power looks like,” said Grayson in a statement. His...

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Best Bumper Sticker of the Year

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 7:00am

The choice for Best Bumper Sticker of the Year was a tough one. I appreciate the nominations from readers.

My choice came down to which bumper sticker most concisely and vividly reflected my mood and the mood of Legal Insurrection readers.

Here are the results:

1st Place – “Actually, No One Owes You Crap” – pretty much sums up the disgust with the entitlement state and entitlement mentality.

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 2nd Place – OMG WTF – which stands for Obama Means Good, Win The Future.

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3rd Place – OMG, Obama Must Go

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UpdatesWorst Bumper Sticker of the Year, Best Tweet of the Year, Worst Tweet of the Year.

 
 
 

Rick Perry files suit over Virginia ballot access

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:03pm

Rick Perry has filed a lawsuit over his exclusion from the Virginia ballot.

His website link to the pleading is overloaded, so I don’t know the specifics, updates to follow.

Update:  The link keeps freezing but I managed to download the Complaint, here it is.

(added) I claim no expertise in election law, but...

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Positive Negative

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 5:14pm

Both Newt’s campaign (first video below) and a pro-Newt SuperPAC have hit the airwaves in Iowa with positive ads.

Meanwhile, I assume that the massive Romney SuperPAC ad buy will be hitting the airwaves in Iowa at the same time.

There is no question that the negative ads have hurt Newt, who has...

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Ben Nelson retiring

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 1:34pm

I have focused on Ben Nelson, and the Cornhusker Kickback, repeatedly.  The big question was whether Nelson would run for reelection, with the Democrats hoping he would as the best chance of keeping the seat.

It turns out...

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Romney’s emerging secrecy problem

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 12:03pm

Mitt Romney has an emerging secrecy problem.  For someone whose primary claim to the nomination is that he has nothing to hide, he sure acts like he has something to hide.

First, there was the cleansing of Massachusetts state records from his time as Governor, including the purchase by 11 Romney aides of...

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Breaking news on Newt and Romneycare is not breaking and not news

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 10:09am

Have you noticed, the hot topic this election cycle is to dig into internet archives and find something someone said which appears to contradict what the person says now.  It’s not a new phenomenon, but it has taken on gargantuan proportions this cycle.

The latest is the ABC News headline that a...

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VA ballot madness

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 8:15am

It’s hard to think of a more absurd argument than the one that Virginia’s ballot hurdles did everyone a favor (via OTB) by telling us who had the organization to win:

Virginia, then, has done the nation a service. It has winnowed the Republican field in advance of, and with greater precision than, the...

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A mandate conservatives can support

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Teri, who writes:

I enjoy your blog and appreciate your support for Newt. I have decided that Newt is currently our best choice as well.

I was out shopping yesterday and found myself behind this white van in Richland, Washington. The driver might have thought...

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