Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

Texas Runoff Results (Update – AP and others call race for Cruz!)

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:48pm 7/31/2012 at 7:48pm

% Reporting – 95.4
Ted Cruz – 56.6
David Dewhurst – 43.4

Texas Sec. of State Election Results page is here.  Twitter hashtag #TXRunoff.  Politico has a map of results by county.  AP Results website is here.

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Elizabeth Warren backs away from claim she’ll “save capitalism”

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:13pm 7/31/2012 at 6:13pm

No one could have seen this coming. No one.

I don’t mean that Elizabeth Warren was stretching things a bit when she said that people on Wall Street have told her she’d save capitalism.

No, the complete surprise is that Warren has fessed up and admits that the statement, which she insists was...

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Let it be recorded that MSM 100-day war on Romney started on foreign soil

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 5:02pm 7/31/2012 at 5:02pm

Romney’s foreign trip is the mainstream media’s coming out party in favor of Obama this electoral season, an obsessive nit-picking the likes of which Obama has not seen since ever.

John Hinderaker has it right:

The Most Striking Thing About M...

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No government shutdown before election

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 3:22pm 7/31/2012 at 3:22pm

There never was going to be an actual shutdown, the issue was how much drama there would be on or about October 1.

The drama held great risk — for both parties.  If played wrong by Republicans, it could have given Obama a last minute boost — and vice versa.

Via NY Times:

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Richard Mourdock – “the economy still stinks”

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 1:24pm 7/31/2012 at 1:24pm

Darin at Reboot Congress has an interesting video of Richard Mourdock, running for Senate in Indiana against Democrat Joe Donnelly.

Mourdock, who defeated Dick Lugar in the primary, is part of Operation Counterweight.  Mourdock still is playing catch up on fundraising, after he spent so much in the primaries.

Mourdock is a prime target...

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Of course, Obama related to first black slave on his, um, mother’s side

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:13am 7/31/2012 at 11:13am

CNN is hyping this story, but when you dig into it, there’s no firm evidence, only piecing together assumptions and conjecture.

Obama’s family tree connection to first African American slave (emphasis mine):

His family tree has been linked to Brad Pitt, Sarah Palin and both Presidents Bush but now President Barack Obama may be...

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Milton Friedman v. Obama/Warren/Lakoff

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:40am 7/31/2012 at 9:40am

Today would be Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday.

I’ve played this video before, but it’s particularly timely in light of the “you didn’t build that” narrative which has become the foundation of the Obama campaign taken from Elizabeth Warren who took it from George Lakoff.

 
 
 

Life imitates bumper sticker

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:00am 7/31/2012 at 7:00am

The right to be offended is the foundation of our democracy. And the blogosphere.

Thanks to reader Amy, who writes:

I’m vacationing in Washington state, but here in the agricultural area of the Yakima valley, people are more conservative than the liberal coast–and it shows.

Love your blog! Especially the bumper stickers. Keep up the good work.

And thanks to this “reader” for showing me yesterday that life does imitate bumper stickers:

Dear Mr. Jacobson:

A right wing friend forwarded to me your imbecilic bile about how Jews “must” vote for Romney.

Despite your resume, I think your political thinking is fourth rate and fifth grade.

I’m Jewish and I’m voting for Obama. So are all of my Jewish friends and relatives and my sister is too—and she voted for Bush twice and is now represented by Dr. Strangelove Allen West. He’s been a “bad will ambassador” for her, to all that is mentally defective on the right.

I promise you I have more trees planted in Israel than do you. I hardly need a lecture from you about Israel. Your opener about how I “must” vote for Romney is offensive.

-Michael Fremer
Cornell Class of 1968

Actually, I never said that Jews must vote for Romney.  I realize that there are plenty of leftist Jews who support what Obama has in store for Israel in a second term, or who are so blinded by misplaced guilt that they cannot see what is before their eyes.

What I said was not directed specifically at Jews:

Let me be as clear as I can be.  Anyone who supports Israel must vote for Romney.  Obama, in complete control of foreign and military policy, will be unrestrained by electoral considerations in a second term, and will impose his vision of a Middle East settlement on the Israelis.  There won’t be a thing Congress or public opinion will be able to do about it.

I stand by that commentary, and it is correct.

So be offended.  It’s your right.

 
 
 

Emergency Broadcast System activated – Free @Instapundit Twitter account #RespondTwitter (Update – Account restored)

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:13pm 7/30/2012 at 10:13pm

Instapundit’s Twitter account has been suspended.

The folks at Twitchy have the story:

PJ Media’s Nina Yablok is trying to return the Twitter handle @Instapundit to the hands of trademark owner Glenn Reynolds, and she’s asking for help in getting Twitter’s attention.

The long version of the story can be found on the...

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Is there anything Elizabeth Warren can’t do?

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 6:37pm 7/30/2012 at 6:37pm

As reported by National Journal (via TWS)(emphasis mine):

“Every now and again, I meet with someone who’s been very successful on Wall Street, who says, ‘I want...

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If Mitt Romney had talked about Palestinians the way Obama spoke about Pennsylvanians

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:42pm 7/30/2012 at 4:42pm

Mitt Romney is under furious attack from the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and pro-Obama media for pointing out the truth about why culture matters in the economic success of Israel.

How would these people have reacted if Romney gave this speech:

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Harry Reid is a charmer

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:16pm 7/30/2012 at 2:16pm

And you wonder why nothing gets done in the Senate and Republicans can’t even get votes on legislation or a budget?

Via The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has l...

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Gutsy Tweet of the Day

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:24pm 7/30/2012 at 12:24pm

It relates to this story:

At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack  Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three  separate occasions before finally...

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The anti-hate hate mob grows

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:45am 7/30/2012 at 10:45am

We’ve seen the Mayors of Boston and Chicago abuse their power to drive a lawful business out of their jurisdictions by threatening to withhold business permits because the founder and President support the definition of marriage as one man – one woman.

When those threats generated an outcry even from many liberals, the same politicians,...

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Mitt Romney “outrages” Palestinians by pointing out the obvious

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:54am 7/30/2012 at 9:54am

The cycle of perpetual outrage and victimhood continues.

Mitt Romney pointed out something obvious, that Israel has a record of economic success unmatched by those under Palestinian Authority control, attributing it to cultural and other factors:

“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is...

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And now we juxtapose

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Posted by    Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7:00am 7/30/2012 at 7:00am

From reader equitus:

I saw this one in Napa County, CA on Thursday, May 31.

Note the large faded sticker in the middle: “I [heart] Big Brother” It’s a little shocking anyone would admit this kind of sentiment, even in these parts.

Keep up the great work!

 
 
 

Upset brewing in Texas runoff? PPP says Cruz up big

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Posted by    Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 10:30pm 7/29/2012 at 10:30pm

The Dewhurst campaign released an internal poll earlier today showing Dewhurst up:

With less than two days until the runoff for the GOP nomination in the Texas Senate race, Lt. Gov David Dewhurst has a narrow lead over rival Ted Cruz, according to a Dewhurst campaign internal poll obtained by Hotline...

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