Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 60)
 

Carly Fiorina suspends campaign

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 3:11pm 2/10/2016 at 3:11pm

Carly Fiorina just posted on her Facebook page that she is suspending her campaign:

This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same...

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Transition from Obama to Trump administration may not go smoothly

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:30pm 2/10/2016 at 12:30pm
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I had forgotten Obama’s 2011 speech at the White House Correspondent’s dinner, in which he used the platform to “roast” Donald Trump, until I saw a video retweeted today.

Trump, you will recall, had been demanding release of Obama’s birth certificate.

If Trump were to become president, I wonder how the transition would...

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Reports: Chris Christie suspending campaign

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:51am 2/10/2016 at 10:51am

Numerous reports indicate Chris Christie is suspending his campaign, with a formal announcement later today).

Details to follow.

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Squeeze the transcripts out of Hillary, even if she squeals

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 4:20pm 2/9/2016 at 4:20pm
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During the MSNBC Democratic debate, Chuck Todd asked if Hillary would release the transcripts of her paid speeches, particularly the three Goldman Sachs speeches for which she was paid $675,000 total.

As the question was being asked, you could see Hillary’s mental wheels spinning until she came up with the response she...

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Former Nanny Mayor inches closer to presidential run

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00pm 2/8/2016 at 8:00pm
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Former Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a public statement indicating he is considering running for President.

This represents a slight elevation of speculation and posturing.

The NY Times reports:

Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, confirmed in an interview with The Financial Times that he was actively weighing an...

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Vassar faculty-sponsored anti-Israel event erupts in controversy

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:40am 2/8/2016 at 8:40am
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Once again, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is mired in controversy regarding anti-Israel activities on campus involving Vassar faculty.

The controversy surrounds the February 3, 2016, appearance of Rutgers Associate Professor Jasbir Puar at the invitation of several Vassar departments, including Jewish Studies.

At the outset of the appearance, according to the Vassar...

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Humorless Pro-Abortion Feminists Live Tweet Criticisms of Super Bowl Ads

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 8:24pm 2/7/2016 at 8:24pm
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NARAL Pro-Choice America is live tweeting its criticisms of various Super Bowl ads.

It’s everything you would expect. And no, it’s NOT THE ONION, because in The Onion even feminists take a break:

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Rubio Rorschach Test

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 6:30pm 2/7/2016 at 6:30pm

It’s pretty clear what the most talked-about segment of the GOP New Hampshire debate was.

When Chris Christie treated Marco Rubio like an accused murderer on the witness stand, alternatively badgering and mocking the witness’s alibi for where he was the night of the crime. The witness, though, would not be shaken...

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The Regressive Left in Israel and the West

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:16pm 2/6/2016 at 6:16pm
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Consider this a follow-up to our prior reporting on the Regressive Left:

The concept of masochists defending sadists came from this article, The Masochists Who Defend Sadists: The Regressive Left in Theory and Practice:

I think they hated the idea of the West and of Empire, so they made a practical and intellectual alliance...

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Reports of anti-Semitic messages after Vassar BDS launch

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:33pm 2/5/2016 at 2:33pm

Concentrated, intense anti-Israel activity at Vassar College in early 2014 resulted in gross displays of anti-Jewish hostility, as I documented at the time, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar.

Thirty-nine Vassar professors signed a letter in the student newspaper supporting the academic boycott of Israel, and aggressive protests by Students for...

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#Trumpertantrum turns into #Trumpernoia

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:30am 2/5/2016 at 11:30am
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Did you hear the latest?

Yesterday in Trumpernoia: Fox News is out to get Donald Trump, after giving him so much airtime people previously had accused Fox News of being in the tank for Trump. Now, the fix it in for Marco Rubio. It’s an Open Borders billionaire conspiracy. Rupert Murdoch and...

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Hillary: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy still out to get me

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/4/2016 at 4:00pm

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

At the Democratic Town Hall on CNN last night, a Hillary supporter asked Hillary about right-wing attacks on her, and Anderson Cooper followed up with a question whether she still believes there is a vast right wing conspiracy against her.

Hillary’s response will...

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Jimmy Carter: I prefer Trump over Cruz because Trump “completely malleable”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9:37pm 2/3/2016 at 9:37pm

Jimmy Carter has joined with much of the Republican establishment in expressing preference for Donald Trump over Ted Cruz because Trump will make deals.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

Turning to the “almost completely unpredictable” race for the Republican nomination, Carter said he had a “feeling” that Trump’s chances ultimately would “fade away.

“When people...

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Illinois Bd of Elections: Ted Cruz is “natural born Citizen” and eligible for ballot

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/3/2016 at 1:00pm

In all the news noise over the Iowa caucuses, a decision by the Illinois Board of Elections passed almost entirely under the radar.

There was much hoopla when two voters filed a challenge to Ted Cruz appearing on the ballot because Cruz allegedly was not a “natural born Citizen” and ineligible. (My...

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NY Times gets Pallywooded (Update – Jewish Voice for Peace takes credit)

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00am 2/3/2016 at 7:00am

Pallywood is the Palestinian industry of creating fake images, events and stories to demonize Israel. It is a critical part of the worldwide, decades-long propaganda campaign against Israel. Pallywood is not done only by Palestinians. In fact, some of the most egregious perpetrat...

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Tea Party movement gave us two out of three leading Republican candidates

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:05pm 2/2/2016 at 9:05pm

The death of the Tea Party movement has been widely reported, by people who reported that death before the 2010 surge election in which the movement played a critical role, and every few months thereafter for several years.

It is true that the Tea Party monied-groups have mostly disappe...

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Republicans in Iowa did good tonight

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Posted by    Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:10pm 2/1/2016 at 11:10pm

The Iowa results are Cruz – Trump – Rubio, in that order, with Rubio surprisingly strong and (as of this writing) very close to taking second place.

This is a big blow to Trump, and a big win for Cruz. Trump seemed unstoppable, with the most recent polls showing him up by...

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