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Quick, call Glenn Beck, Mitt’s going to praise Teddy Roosevelt

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
…  and claim that the Republican Party of 2012, not Obama, is the true heir to Roosevelt. Via Politico, You, sir, are no Teddy Roosevelt: In a speech to be delivered in Bedford, N.H., this evening, Mitt Romney will push back explicitly on Barack Obama’s recent invocation of Teddy Roosevelt in a speech…
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Images

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
The tease on the homepage of The Hill for an article about Obama’s Christmas vacation dilemma reads: The tax fight could force Obama to spend the holidays in an empty White House listening to Elvis’s “Blue Christmas.”… The second I read that a scene from a movie came into my mind.  I won’t tell…
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Some say it (*) looked like a gun

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
* a piece of pizza shaped like a gun. This is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file (h/t @SteveEgg via @SykesCharlie): For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the “silent table” for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say…
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Kamikaze conservative

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
Ann, we get it, you support Mitt and you don’t like Newt.  Nothing wrong with that, everyone is entitled to an opinion. But in the quest to sink the U.S.S. Newt, you are becoming a political kamikaze. First, you played the birther card on the entire Tea Party movement, claiming that the only reason Romney does not…
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C*V*L*TY

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
From reader John, who writes: Taken at Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers, NY, on Sunday. At least it wasn’t on a Subaru.
 

A lying campaign slogan is a terrible thing to lose, stuff

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
As you know, I’m wary of PolitiFact, particularly the inconsistency with which the various participating newspapers apply ratings. But hey, when it works for us, why not use it, Lie of the Year 2011: ‘Republicans voted to end Medicare’.  The timing could not be better.  Paul Krugman says PolitiFact is dead to him.  Matt Yglsesias…
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Jennifer Rubin misrepresents Newt’s position on Pollard clemency

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post has a post today in which she contrasts Mitt Romney’s non-pandering to the Jewish community with Newt Gingrich’s supposed pandering. She highlights Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, and whether he should be granted clemency.  She quotes Romney as saying: On the topic of…
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Start screaming in 5, 4, 3, 2 …

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
From The Daily News: Santa won’t bother going to poor countries this year, so the United Nations Children’s Fund will go instead – or at least that’s the message behind a satirical new UNICEF advertisement released in Sweden…. In a sometimes confusing and grammatically questionable rant, Santa then explains why health care doesn’t…
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Thomas Sowell contrasted with anti-Newt Romney PAC money

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
Thomas Sowell has an interesting column today pushing back against the demonization of Newt.  It’s not an endorsement, but it sure sounds like Sowell is not liking all the hate being directed Newt’s way (h/t jeannebodine in the Tip Line): Did Gingrich ruffle some feathers when he was Speaker of the House? Yes,…
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Iranian surprise?

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
Iran will not be allowed to get nukes, and is a year or less away.  So says Leon Panetta: The U.S. Secretary of Defense said Monday night that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. In an interview, Leon Panetta, said despite the efforts to disrupt the Iranian nuclear…
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Romney mocks Newt on Letterman, really

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
Why do Republican politicians go on Letterman?  I know it’s good exposure, but it’s exposure that always comes with a price. Letterman always makes the Republican look bad and weak.  I said it when Rick Perry went on Letterman, but at least in that circumstance Perry was poking fun at himself…
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Survival of the fittest

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
From Linda, spotted in Franklin, TN:
 

Save America, defeat Charlie Sykes

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2011
Democrats in Wisconsin are trying to make Charlie Sykes, the great conservative talk show host and blogger, a campaign issue in the recall. Sounds like a plan, a stupid plan: From Charlie’s blog: Pure political genius if a state political party running against a talk show host and the largest radio station in the…
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Pollday stuff

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2011
A lot of polls today showing Newt weakening substantially, and he’s finally doing a major media buy in Iowa starting with this ad, and launching a 44-stop bus tour.  I don’t think it’s too late, but it is late. Would Michele Bachmann be in second place if she were a man?  I…
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Will Ben Nelson run?

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2011
He says he will make a decision over the holidays, and Democrats in Washington desperately want him to run even though he is in a weakened position because of the Cornhusker Kickback. The NRSC has released a web ad which highlights Nelson’s problem (h/t HotAir).  I still prefer the farewell video produced…
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Death of Dear Leader Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2011
From @TobyHarnden:
 

You can criticize Newt’s judicial plan without lying about it

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2011
Newt Gingrich wants to restore a balance between the branches of government, and address what a lot of people see as an imperial judiciary. His white paper lays out a variety of mechanisms, most of which are not controversial.  One in particular, that Congress should subpoena judges in rare circumstances to explain judicial…
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