Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

Cain fighting back

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 1:55pm 12/1/2011 at 1:55pm

He’s seeking Ginger White’s phone records, and denying that the alleged trip to the Tyson-Holyfield fight (the one where Tyson bit his ear) ever took place.  Someone is lying, and we owe it to ourselves and the process to find out who.

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What do you see?

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 12:43pm 12/1/2011 at 12:43pm

Michele Walk, who along with Kathleen helped me out on some social media things and who now works for Engage, links to an interesting post at Mashable about eye tracking of Facebook pages performed by EyeTrackShop Inc.

Here’s the image of what people see on a Facebook page:

 

I’m pretty sure I can’t afford their...

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“I’m the comeback grandparent” strategy working in Florida

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:55am 12/1/2011 at 11:55am

On November 26 I noted that Newt’s line at an overflowing town hall in Florida, “I’m the comeback grandparent”, struck the right chord.

First, it distinguished Newt’s prior “when I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible” d...

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“The idea that we could have controlled that process is absurd”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:03am 12/1/2011 at 11:03am

That’s Doug Mataconis pushing back against my post We know who lost Egypt and similar arguments by others.

The push back misses the point.  Whether or not we could have controlled the situation — and whether or not we should have tried — the fact is that we threw Mubarack overboard in just one week without...

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All the king’s horses may not be enough for Romney

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:15am 12/1/2011 at 8:15am

Mitt Romney had a disastrous interview with Bret Baier the other night, compounded by Romney complaining about the interview to Baier (video via Right Scoop h/t HotAir):

As bad as the original interview was, Romney’s reaction simply confirms the perception that Romney will have trouble in a general election.  If he can’t...

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I guess it depends on the meaning of “having your back”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:00am 12/1/2011 at 7:00am

Spotted in Ithaca:

 
 
 

We know who lost Egypt

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:57pm 11/30/2011 at 10:57pm

Obama’s foolish policy of forcing Mubarak out of office precipitously without giving non-Islamist parties time to organize has resulted in Islamists achieving a sweeping victory in the first round of parliamentary elections.  Strength by the Muslim Brotherhood was expected, but the extremely hard line Salafists had a very strong showing.

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Newt “goes there” on Obama/Alinsky

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:26pm 11/30/2011 at 8:26pm

Ron Paul released a very professionally done hit job on Newt.  It’s all over at Drudge, HotAir, etc.  Not really surprising, since Paul and Newt apparently have some bad blood going far back, and Newt totally embarrassed Paul at the national security debate.

While it would be easy to whine about these...

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Just another Wednesday afternoon

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 3:30pm 11/30/2011 at 3:30pm

A lot going on:

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“that same unhealthy, irrational need to hurl himself higher onto the slopes of history”

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 1:05pm 11/30/2011 at 1:05pm

It’s not sufficient for a presidential candidate as Obama has demonstrated, but it is necessary for victory.

Here’s Nate Silver’s take on why Newt is likely to be the last “anti-Romney” (I don’t like that term, I prefer “not-Romney” because one doesn’t need to be against Romney to be a viable alternative):

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Who cares about duplicate signatures in Wisconsin Recall?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:09am 11/30/2011 at 11:09am

Apparently not the Governmant Accounting Board according to the McIver Institute (h/t CharlieSykes):

The state board overseeing the potential recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells the MacIver News Servicethat they will rely upon temporary workers to scrutinize recall petitions and those individuals will not be expected to catch any duplicate signatures...

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Remember when Jennifer Rubin said Romneycare rendered Romney all but unelectable?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 9:06am 11/30/2011 at 9:06am

Mitt Romney appeared last night for an interview with Brett Baier (video below).  Too bad Brett didn’t ask Romney why Romney refused to appear before the full panel on Center Seat, like the other candidates have done.

My biggest reaction is that it’s bizarre that Romney refuses to admit he made a mistake on Romneycare and...

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Good morning, sunshine

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:15am 11/30/2011 at 8:15am

Here’s the background via The NY Post:

Considering that President Obama has practically made New York his second  home between fund-raising, UN visits and “date nights” with the missus, you’d  think he’d be a little more sympathetic to beleaguered residents and workers  schlepping home on a work night — especially during the...

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Cпасибо and Dankeschön

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:00am 11/30/2011 at 7:00am

It could have come to that, but it didn’t, and not because of the United Federation of Teachers.

Thanks to reader SoCalMike who spotted this bumper sticker in Riverside, CA:

 
 
 

Newt: ‘I Call On The President To Repudiate The Concept Of The 99 And The 1′

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:30pm 11/29/2011 at 6:30pm

Think Progress thinks it has Newt Gingrich in a gotcha moment, which shows how out of touch Think Progress is.  Here’s a partial quote and the video below (emphasis by TP):

I repudiate, and I call on the President to repudiate, the concept of the 99 and the 1. It is un-American,...

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Reconsider Bachmann? No.

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 5:28pm 11/29/2011 at 5:28pm

Taking another look at Michele Bachmann is one of the memes being pushed by people unhappy with the Newt/Romney choice in the wake of the likely departure from the race of Herman Cain.

Why does Cain dropping out make Bachmann any better than she was?

She’s still the person who built her campaign...

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Post hoc justification, Cain edition

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 12:05pm 11/29/2011 at 12:05pm

Via The Hill, and about a thousand other outlets:

Herman Cain told members of his staff that he is “reassessing” his decision to remain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination following new allegations that he conducted a 13-year-long affair with an Atlanta businesswoman.

“Cain told senior staff th...

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