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The Great Mistake

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2012
From reader David: I captured this one in Daytona Beach, FL. I was stopped and waiting behind a school bus.
 

Debate word of the night: Cheerful

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
This was, in many ways, the best answer of the night, with Newt turning the tables on his critics with a single word: Mitt Romney Central was not amused:   The “press” has a sense of humor: Sarah Palin seemed to like it:
 

Arizona Debate

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
Endgame analysis:  No question Newt won, but no single huge moment that is likely to shift the polls dramatically (or fundamentally).  Just a consistent strong performance, that’s the pretty uniform assessment from relatively neutral people I’m following on Twitter.  Really bad night for Santorum, off message, harsh, just strange performance, a…
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Pre-game show

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
The last best hope of mankind tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. In the meantime: They tried to redistrict away Michele Bachmann, but she’s fighting on.  And yes, despite everything, I support having her in Congress.  Her congressional campaign website is here. “we liked Matt Drudge a lot more when he was wearing the mismatched…
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Choices

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
Last Friday, I posted that if it came down to a choice between Romney and Santorum, “I’d have to think about it” because “[m]ost of all, I find [Santorum] to be the least scrutinized of the candidates so far.” That post was taken as being “anti-Santorum,” but it was not. Unlike Romney (with the exception of…
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Linc Chafee, Rhode Island’s Independent In Name Only Man

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
The long suffering people of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations elected Linc Chafee Governor in 2010, on the Independent line. When Chafee was a Republican Senator, he was ranked as the No. 1 RINO by Human Events.  Chafee lost his reelection bid in 2006 to Sheldon Whitehouse. In 2010, Chafee ran for Governor and eked out…
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A coalescing of support for Israel in the Jewish community

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
As readers know, I’ve been critical of the Reform Jewish movement, and the seemingly obsessive support of Democrats and Obama, with the most left elements aligning themselves with groups hostile to Israel under the guise of “balance.” Yet the threats facing Israel now are so great that AIPAC, the group which advocates for…
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“Just what has Mitt Romney promised Ron Paul?”

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
The consistency with which Ron Paul comes to the assistance of Romney has been clear since the fall debates, and Paul almost never has a harsh word to say about Romney. Paul’s media staff put together some of the most vicious and effective ads, but always against the rising not-Romney. So, this is the…
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Someone forgot to obtain a waiver

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2012
Multiple metaphors in this photo. From reader Eric: Thought you might really enjoy this, Professor… Seen on the streets of Chicago. I think I may have an answer as to why so many lefties are angry. Perhaps they attribute parking tickets to the 1%’s secret influence upon Chicago Democrats who are compelled to issue…
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“This is called Obama being Obama”

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2012
Some of my renowned “quick, newsy bits and links” of which I am so proud: Supreme Court ready to throw out affirmative action?  NY Times is worried, and at least one conservative thinks it’s lining up as a distinct possibility. Prop. 8 backers seek 9th Circuit en banc hearing, don’t go straight to…
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Matt and Jen: Rick from Northern VA suburbs really is Ricky Bobby from Deer Hunter, PA

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2012
Oh, how times have changed. They built up reasonable solid conservative Rick from the Northern Virginia suburbs when it was necessary to stop Newt, but now that he’s a threat to Mitt, he’s Ricky Bobby from Deer Hunter, PA. The Drudge headline today, linking to this: All those nice “right” things (masterfully cataloged by this commenter at…
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Sheeee’s baaaack

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2012
A PBS documentary about which supporters of Bill are not happy: Monica Lewinsky has attempted to keep a low-profile after her role in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment scandal made her name the butt of many late-night jokes. But she’s likely to become a topic of discussion again when PBS airs its much…
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Unwinding Wisconsin’s success

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2012
That would be the result of a successful recall of Gov. Scott Walker. From Heritage Foundation via CharlieSykes:
 

WaPo wonders why birth control controversy it helped create is an election issue

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2012
Being the mainstream media means making birth control an election issue, then wondering aloud why birth control is an election issue. Disingenuous Tweet of the Day: The tweet links to an article titled Birth control as election issue? Why? The issue of birth control has suddenly become an obsession of the 2012 presidential campaign. To…
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Obama using Israeli leaders in web campaign

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2012
Obama has a Jewish problem because of his administration’s Israel policy.  I don’t think the Jewish problem is a great as some recent polling suggests, but there does seem to be movement. From the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and anti-Israeli forces in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, to the unrelenting Iranian…
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Been there

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2012
done that, on a smaller scale.  Didn’t work out that well. Spotted in a car rear window in Ithaca not far from my house:
 

The long and whining road

Posted by  ▪  February 20, 2012
thaaaat leads, to: This apology.  When do I get mine? And the award for the Most Underrated Blog Post of 2012 goes to …. (oh, how he must suffer for his art). TaxProf has tax charts showing charitable giving of various candidates. Television makes strange bedfellows.  Chris Matthews defends Pat Buchanan. In response to my post All your…
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