Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

The making of an anti-Romney

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Posted by    Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 9:38am 12/15/2011 at 9:38am

I have tried to emphasize time and again here that I am not anti-Romney.

When I endorsed Newt on November 16, I made sure to point out that I thought Romney was a smart and decent person, but I saw fundamental flaws in his candidacy, none of which have gone away.  When...

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A radical notion

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Posted by    Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 8:30am 12/15/2011 at 8:30am

“I really don’t care what you think.”

Thanks to Linda, again, for these taking in Nasheville, TN:

 

 
 
 

Ryan re-engineers Medicare Plan – Newt was right

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Posted by    Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 12:09am 12/15/2011 at 12:09am

Newt Gingrich has been raked over the coals for using the term “right wing social engineering” with regard to Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan released last spring.  In context, Newt was making the point that the plan as proposed went to far in one fell swoop to pass unless public confidence had been built...

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Glenn Greenwald stands by “Israel-Firsters” smear in column complaining of “Anti-Semitism smear”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8:01pm 12/14/2011 at 8:01pm

Glenn Greenwald has a lengthy hyperbolic column complaining that people who criticize Israeli policies are smeared with accusations of anti-Semitism.

The column relates to the fallout from Ben Smith’s report on the anti-Israeli activities and writing at the Center for American Progress (CAP) and its Think Progress blog, and at Media Matters.

One focus...

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Quick, call Krauthammer, Mitt’s going all “socialist” on Newt

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 5:04pm 12/14/2011 at 5:04pm

Desperate campaigns engage in desperate tactics, and the Romney campaign with its “zany” comment today now has sunk lower, bringing up Newt’s ...

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Rinoplasty

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 4:00pm 12/14/2011 at 4:00pm

Various interesting stuff:

  • Thursday night is Fox News Iowa Debate, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.  I’ll cover it, but haven’t decided whether to do Live Event or simply commentary at the breaks.  What do you think?
  • Moe Lane takes a look at the new Pennsylvania redistricting map, and likes what he sees.  (added)...
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“Zany” is looking pretty good right now

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 3:00pm 12/14/2011 at 3:00pm

The Romney campaign and its supporters have been pursuing a strategy of crazy ever since Newt surpassed Romney in the polls.  The strategy is to use words like reckless, unreliable, and so on as frequently as possible when it comes to Newt.

It h...

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Fox News did it, not me

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 2:16pm 12/14/2011 at 2:16pm

Listening to Fox News last night, there seems to be a split of preference in the GOP primary.  O’Reilly pretty clearly is on Romney’s side, Hannity is more neutral leaning towards Newt, Greta I can’t tell.

But I think we know where the person who prepares images for the video feed stands.

Via...

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Doomsday Poll Results

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 1:18pm 12/14/2011 at 1:18pm

The Doomsday Poll results are in.

Ron Paul met the most opposition, with by far the highest percentage of votes for staying home or voting for Obama in the general election.  Second, with less than half as much opposition, was Mitt Romney.

There was some funny business as to Rick Santorum.  He had a very...

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Bringing up Romney’s Bain problem is not “socialist”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 9:46am 12/14/2011 at 9:46am

Charles Krauthammer said Newt Gingrich was speaking like a “socialist” because Newt, responding to Mitt Romney’s demand that Newt give back the consulting money he earned from Freddie Mac, said that he’d consider...

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Ann Coulter can’t explain her flip flop on Romney

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8:30am 12/14/2011 at 8:30am

Ann Coulter was on Hannity last night, and it was embarrassing.  (Video embed at bottom of post)

Coulter stumbled trying to explain why she declared Romney a sure loser against Obama at CPAC in February of this year. First she said Obamacare changed her mind about Romney, but Obamacare passed in March 2010. ...

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Rocky Mountain sigh

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 7:00am 12/14/2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to frequent photographer Matt, who writes:

I’ve been waiting to send this one in. Every imaginable bumper sticker via the liberal meme on a Prius with a CU license plate.

What struck me was the Marines sticker. Being the time of giving with Christmas and Hanukkah, I’m reminded of how much peace the Marines spread by giving gifts to all of the Iraqi and Afghan children. They have always given more than they ever receive.

 
 
 

Doomsday Poll – Who would cause you to stay home or vote for Obama?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 5:01pm 12/13/2011 at 5:01pm

Following up on my post this morning regarding whether conservatives and libertarians would stay home or support Obama if Newt were the Republican nominee, I wonder which if any of the other candidates generates such feelings.

So, here is the Doomsday Poll, in two parts.  First, which of the candidates, if nominated, definitely/likely...

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Real world

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 2:55pm 12/13/2011 at 2:55pm

Today’s doings:

  • If this PPP poll is accurate (and you know I have a concern about PPP), then the negative ads being run against Newt are having a big effect in moving Newt lower and Ron Paul higher.  I’d like to see some more before jumping to conclusions, since two polls released...
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It’s a big sometimes bad world out there

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 2:08pm 12/13/2011 at 2:08pm

And we try to deal with as much of it as we can here at Legal Insurrection.

In fact, in the coming week there will be a couple of law students to help me — between semesters — cover the Iowa caucuses, New Hampshire, and other campaingn-related stuff.

But first, want to...

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Taking their anti-Newt ball and going home for the general election

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:33pm 12/13/2011 at 12:33pm

There has been plenty of griping and talk by Tea Partiers that if Romney is the nominee, they’re staying home in November.

I don’t believe it for a second.  When push comes to shove, they will not choose four more years of Obama.

But I do believe that many conservatives and libertarians who...

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Uh oh, call Glenn Beck quick

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 10:15am 12/13/2011 at 10:15am

Now he has to vote for Ron Paul as a third-party candidate even if Romney is the nominee, and has to call Romney supporters racist too.

This was 2002, “My views are progressive.”  (h/t @Allahpundit)

 
 
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