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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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Redistricting good news in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Posted by  ▪  December 24, 2011
After losses in Colorado, Illinois and a devastating scam pulled in California, Republicans have won redistricting battles in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In New Jersey, an incumbent Dem will have to run in a majority Republican district, and several other Republicans shed Democratic communities in their districts, via Politico: Democrats got a pre-Christmas…
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Caught in the act

Posted by  ▪  December 24, 2011
I always wondered what I would say if caught in the act of photographing someone’s bumper sticker. Probably will go something like this, at least if in Ithaca: “Hey, love the Coexist sticker, pass the Granola,” or perhaps, “Repuglicans suck, don’t they.  Dig the Tax the Rich sticker.” Here’s what happened to L…
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Yes, Virginia, there are only three Republican candidates (Update: 2 or 3?)(Final: Only 2)

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
Almost hard to believe, but only Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul have qualified for the Virginia Republican primary on Super Tuesday in March. Virginia has onerous requirements of 10,000 signatures with at least 400 from each of 11 congressional districts. Rick Perry, who was believed to have enough signatures, failed upon…
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Intolerant anti-Israel left still not tolerant

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
I posted previously about accusations that groups such as Media Matters and the Center for American Progress (which runs the Think Progress blog) routinely used questionable terminology (such as “Israel-Firsters”) and were pushing an anti-Israel agenda under the guise of battling the “Israel Lobby.” The story was brought to the forefront by…
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Battered MSM syndrome

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
They love him so much but he doesn’t love them back.  And it hurts. They know it is not healthy.  Some would call it abusive, a syndrome even.  They blame themselves; if only they had not talked back, if only …. Despite all they have been through, they will be there for him…
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“Obama has got to be defeated”

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
Via Right Scoop, Mark Levin (prefers Santorum or Bachmann) talks 2012 presidential candidates with Don Imus (Newt hater): Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
 

Catching up

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
With some links I’ve been saving but never got around to posting: Wind energy industry is sucking up federal subsidies at an amazing pace, and it’s going to industry insiders. Interesting article at Yale Law Journal about how impeachment is not, or at least should not be, the only way to remove federal…
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Accepting Nominations

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
Best and Worst Tweets of the Year, preferably ones featured at LI (use Twitter tag to search) but open to other suggestions. Best and Worst Bumper Sticker Photos of the Year, limited to those featured at LI (use Bumper Stickers tag to search). Post in comments by December 26.  (Include link to post…
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This will not stand – Romney refuses to release tax returns

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
We keep hearing about how we should not nominate a candidate who is not disciplined and will create needless general election distractions . This certainly will be a major distraction, Romney Says He Won’t Release Tax Returns: “I doubt it,” Mr. Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview provided by NBC…
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Do you really think he’s qualified

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
… for either job? Sent by reader Benny, who writes: I sent you a picture a couple months back and yesterday I was in the area of this gas station so I couldn’t resist taking some more…….I sure wish that this was his job rather than being the prez. Actual station in Columbia,…
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Daily Caller experiences Sitemeterenfreude

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Clinical observation: But Politico’s traffic losses appear to be part of a year-long trend on the  political left. Media Matters For America’s website, for instance, lost 56.83  percent of its unique visitors between November 2010 and November 2011. In the  same 12-month period, Talking Points Memo lost 41 percent, Wonkette was down…
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I interrupt this primary race for …

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
other things: House Republicans reportedly caving in, and agreeing to two month extension with conference committee to be appointed.  This whole thing is a big mess, and Tina Korbe at HotAir has a good explanation of where it went wrong. Did you watch Obama’s press statement?  It really was awful.  The panderer in…
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Romney was against taking the heat in the kitchen before he was for it

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Ted Kennedy ran an effective attack ad campaign against Mitt Romney in 1994, leading to a 17% victory (disregard Ann Coulter every time she says how well Romney ran against Teddy, she’s just being “bombastic”). Here was Romney’s response (via @AKaczynski1) Look, we all understand the dynamic this time around. This time Mitt…
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Biggest question – what took people so long on Ron Paul?

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
It’s all playing out according to plan. Now that Newt’s surge has stalled or burst, the full frontal attack is being launched on Ron Paul. It’s not that the scrutiny is not warranted, it’s just interesting that it took so long. Some of the belated nature of the criticism is excusable; as long as…
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Reagan film ad on Iowa TV features Newt

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Reader Hope Change in the Tip Line suggests the following caption for this photo:  “That’s right, Mr. President, National Review is trying to elect Mitt Romney.” I think that’s a good one, although it presumes Reagan would have known who Romney was.  Any other suggestions? And the timing is good as Citizens United (yes,…
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