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Drake Debate – Video highlights

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

Here are some video highlights from tonight’s debate. I’ll add more as they become available: The $10,000 Bet Newt responding to Romney attack, the Kennedy line Newt defending Israel and his Palestinian comments: Perry standing up for Newt on Palestinian

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Drake Debate Post-Op & Tweets of Night

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

Quick take:  Everyone performed well, but if Romney’s task was to take on and knock down Newt, he didn’t do it.  Romney was offered up the opportunity a number of times, and only tried once and it was weak.  It

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Duel at Drake Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

Tonight is the Republican Debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Everyone is expecting fireworks. We’ll see. To comment in the live feed please register in the CoverIt-Live box using OpenID (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Your Legal Insurrection registration

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Saturday Night Card Game (Glenn Beck plays race card on Newt, and me, and you)

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Glenn Beck doesn’t like Newt.  That didn’t keep Newt from appearing on Beck’s radio show and taking the hard questions. Beck tried to force

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Free afternoon

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

Tonight there will be a live blog here for the debate, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern (probably will turn it live closer to 8:30). Until then, here’s a running list of stuff of interest: Glenn Greenwald is upset that I’ve

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Dear Newt, three ways to crush Romney tonight

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

Mitt Romney has to attack Newt tonight at the debate.  If he doesn’t, and rests on television interviews and what his surrogates have done the past few days, Romney will be Tim Pawlenty, who was not willing to confront Romney on “Obamneycare”

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Let’s take a hunk out of Elizabeth Warren

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

You owe us, and we want our fair share of all that money you are raising online. You built a campaign out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your message to market on bandwidth the  rest of

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Newt may not be Tea Party, but his D.C. enemies treat him like he is

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

Every now and then I stumble upon a column which says exactly what I had been thinking but had not yet written. Christian Whiton absolutely is on target as to the reasons behind the collective and almost uniform piling on of

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EARth

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011

Listen up.  I’m sick and tired of your feel good faux-profundity. Does it make you feel good to buy those $4 lattes at Gimme Coffee?  Maybe you should put this bumper sticker on the car too. Spotted by an LI student

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“We understand a load of crap when we see it”

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011

Via The Fix, two prominent Iowa supporters of Newt Gingrich held a phone conference late this afternoon with the press in which they pushed back against the attacks on Newt: Iowa supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich assailed Mitt

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Mock the vote – Open

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011

Doings today that didn’t quite fit a full post: Smitty is having none of that crap National Popular Vote proposal.  I posted about this very bad idea back in October.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; and if it

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Strangest, er, bedfellows ever

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011

Repeal of sodomy, bestiality ban sparks fight on Defense bill: As the final Defense authorization bill gets hammered out in conference committee, one surprising issue is riling both social conservatives and animal rights activists: the repeal of a ban on

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Does it matter if Herman Cain was completely innocent?

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011

We’ll never know now, will we?  And it’s ancient history, right? We have substituted speculation and conjecture for proof.  Such as, the woman who says she had a 13 year affair with Cain says they went to the Tyson-Holyfield fight together. 

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The attack on Newt goes Sci-Fi

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011

ABC is hosting a debate Saturday night.  I’ll be live here. Should be fun.  Let’s see if Romney has the guts to confront Newt face to face with all the “crazy” talk being spread about Newt by Romney’s campaign, surrogates

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