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As the world turns

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
it turns: How Romney won New Hampshire.  It’s the (supposed) electability, not conservatism, stupid. Bad signs for GOP.  Why do you hate capitalism? Another Iranian nuke scientist goes down.  And I don’t mean what you think I mean, you depraved freaks. Have you noticed that Fox News turned negative on Newt over the past month…
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Eureka! I oppose capitalism because I teach at a law school

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
I knew that my position on Bain Capital would fray some relationships in the conservative blogosphere, but this post by Don Surber took me by surprise, Why Republicans Oppose Capitalism: Newt and Rock Perry are trying to divide the party in a way I never imagined. I thought the divide would be between social conservatives…
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Drill, baby, drill

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
Funny, when Mitt Romney and his supporters played Mediscare against Rick Perry on social security and class warfare on capital gains tax rates for those making over $200,000 per year, I don’t recall a chorus of objections that Romney was using leftist rhetoric and giving ammunition to Obama against the then leading…
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Well, now that you mention it

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
It’s fading fast.  We may get a change, but it’s not what I hoped. Another one from Linda in Tennessee, taken at the (in)famous Lowe’s parking lot in Nashville:
 

New Hampshire Primary Tweets of the Night

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary.  While the results are not final as of this writing, it looks like he comes in at 37-38%, with about the same total number of votes as in 2008. Here are the tweets of the night, bitter and otherwise. Tora Tora Tora Tweet: Reality Sucks Tweet: Good Enough…
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New Hampshire primary results

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
89% Reporting Romney 39.1% Paul 23 Huntsman 16.9 Gingrich 9.5 Santorum 9.4 —————————– Interesting: Gingrich was the target of 96% of negative super PAC spending between Iowa and N.H.  But Newt’s the angry nasty one, rights? Romney’s argument on electability was an important factor with voters. Romney is on target to get about same number of votes as in 2008,…
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Pre-debate, I mean pre-primary results Open

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
Some things to mull as we await the close of the polls in New Hampshire at 8 p.m. Eastern.  A new results post will go live at about 7:30 p.m. Eastern.  I’m going to handle it in a manner similar to the NY-09 night, not a Live Event but an update…
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Swimming with Bain

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
When even Rush Limbaugh buys into the “criticising Bain is criticizing capitalism” meme, we have lost as a party.  There is a huge difference between using government powers to impose value judgments (a la Obama) and making value judgments in evaluating a candidate’s background. It’s over. We’ve discovered a way to lose the general…
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I’m not going to sit here while critics of Bain badmouth the United States of America

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
Any criticism of Bain, much less a criticism of how our possible nominee ran the firm, is an attack on free markets and capitalism.  Or so we are being told. No, it’s not.  I have been almost alone against the chorus of “Newt’s anti-capitalist”: Bringing up Romney’s Bain problem is not “socialist” Bain drip…
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If you are not on Twitter, you need to be

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
Mitt Romney made a statement yesterday about “firing” people who provide him with services which has been taken out of context.  He was talking about health insurance companies, and made the point that he likes to be able to make choices. I was aware that Rick Perry’s campaign was seeking to take…
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Selling out capitalism in the defense of Romney and Bain

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
We don’t know all of the details of how Bain conducted its business under Mitt Romney, but we do know that in at least several instances the conduct was to squeeze out cash while leaving behind a failed company.  In many other instances Bain helped companies to grow. In a capitalist system,…
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Newt unexpectedly spotted in NC

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2012
Thanks to frequent photographer Jason who spotted this in North Carolina:
 

Busy day

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2012
in politics and elsewhere, here’s some things: Be sure to check out the blog troll argument.  I think I got someone’s attention. Todd Palin endorses Newt.  I think this helps with Tea Party groups in the south, probably not much in NH.  Will Sarah endorse before South Carolina?  And campaign with the person…
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Republicans should thank Newt for bringing up Bain now

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2012
As you know, I knew this day would come.  The only question was whether it would be early enough in the primaries to make a difference, too late in the primaries, or in the general election. But the day surely was to come when Mitt Romney’s years at Bain would come under scrutiny.  After…
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Mia B. Love – A conservative political star rises in … Utah

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2012
If you haven’t heard of Ludmya “Mia” B. Love before, you will be hearing a lot more about her.  Mia has the potential to be the next big thing in conservative politics. And you heard about her here first! Mia is the American-born daughter of Haitian immigrants, mother of three children, served…
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The decline and fall of Western civilization

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2012
Thanks to frequent photographer Scott, who writes: Attached is a photo of a sticker I saw in my travels this week. I couldn’t believe someone would be so brusque. It may not be ‘fitting’ for a highlight on your site but I thought you could add it to your collection anyway. File…
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Imagine John Sununu in a Romney White House

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2012
Only John Sununu, Sr. could make me like Chris Matthews. Sununu was George H.W. Bush’s Chief of Staff.  He holds a bitter grudge against Newt because Newt opposed Bush breaking his no new taxes pledge, and he convinced Bush to nominate David Souter. Sununu will be the guy whispering in Romney’s ear in the White House. Suck it…
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