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

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
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

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
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

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
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 I was a stalker because…
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Now Google Ads has gone too far

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Alan Grayson is one thing, but …. now they have gone too far. There’s only so much I can take.  
 

What a day

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Relatively quiet, but what is going on is vomitous: Romney campaign is bragging about inevitability, and pointing out what we all know, via NY Mag (h/t HotAir): “Who would’ve thought that Romney would get to this point without having a crapload of negative ads dropped on his head,” says a veteran Republican consultant….
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Obama Phonyetics

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Brilliant.   Healer.  Reformer.  Magnanimous. Words routinely used to describe Barack Obama, all of which have no basis in history, as documented by Victor Davis Hanson: Barack Obama is a myth, our modern version of Pecos Bill or Paul Bunyan. What we were told is true, never had much basis in fact — a…
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They were wrong in 1990 and they are wrong now

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Bob Woodward had a lengthy article yesterday in The Washington Post, In his debut in Washington’s power struggles, Gingrich threw a bomb. The article concerns Newt’s refusal as Republican Whip to go along with George H.W. Bush’s 1990 deal with Democrats to raise taxes. The deal, which breached Bush’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge,…
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Obama’s embrace of Occupy movement working out great

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
I think this is the first “anti-Occupy” bumper sticker I’ve received.  It’s more of a bumper poster, actually. Thanks to reader Bill in Washington State, who writes: Hi Prof – attached is a photographed just down the road from me. It is a new sticker, as I alway drive by this guy. Please…
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Christmas Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2011
I’m not promising to be this easy all the time, but I do try to accomodate the hopes and prayers of the huddled masses, whenever possible. So yes, Leslie, there is a Santa Claus:
 

Christmas Open

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2011
Some of these may turn into full posts at some time, but for today, just snippets: Richard Lugar, facing conservative challenger Richard Mourdock, is resurrecting the false meme that the Tea Party cost Republicans control of the Senate in 2010.  Au contraire, Carley Fiorina (CA), Dino Rossi (WA) and John Raese (W.Va) were…
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Christmas 2009 – The Undie Bomber

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2011
On Christmas Day 2009, Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate exposives contained in his underwear on a flight arriving in Detroit.  Abdulmutallab unexpectedly pleaded guilty in November 2011. As reported by ABC News on December 26, 2009: The plot to blow up an American passenger jet over Detroit was organized and launched by al Qaeda leaders…
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Anti-secularistic insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2011
It’s still legal. Spotted in my hometown in Rhode Island:
 

Christmas Eve videos

Posted by  ▪  December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas to Legal Insurrection readers. A Social Network Christmas was posted by Kathleen last Christmas: I like this video fo Enya singing Silent Night in Irish Gaelic (h/t American Glob):
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Eric Holder’s race card play was “just words”)

Posted by  ▪  December 24, 2011
At the Saturday Night Card Game, a man’s words are his words.  Words matter. And you can’t take them back.  The players have a long memory, almost as long a memory as the internet. And so it has come to this (emphasis mine): But Mr. Holder contended that many of his other critics — not…
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Christmas greetings, from a President

Posted by  ▪  December 24, 2011
Hat tip to Sunshine State Sarah for this video of Ronald Reagan’s December 23, 1981 Christmas address to the nation. There are so many amazing things about this video.  It’s uplifting and depressing at the same time. When will it be over? Part 1 Part 2
 

Which came first, Mitt Romney or Obama’s “bosses versus secretaries” campaign theme?

Posted by  ▪  December 24, 2011
Since 2008 Obama has pursued a class warfare agenda, narrowing his focus over time from the Top 5% to the Top 2% to the Top 1%.  This year Obama has narrowed his focus even further, singling out those millionaires and billionaires who pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries. To the extent…
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Will car bombings save Assad?

Posted by  ▪  December 24, 2011
It’s easy to come up with conspiracy theories for any bombing, but the two car bombings in Syria in restricted areas have raised suspicions that it was a set-up by the Assad regime to rally public support and set both Arab governments and the West back on their heels: It also would…
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