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Gun control explained

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
From the creator of Liberal Foreign Policy Explained, How Liberal Journalists Think, Feminism Explained, and Teachers Unions Explained.
 

Romney SuperPAC going after Santorum

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
Via The Hill: Restore Our Future, an outside group backing Mitt Romney, is taking its first shot at Rick Santorum. The group is running ads in South Carolina and Florida criticizing Santorum for supporting earmarks, part of multi-million dollar ad buys running in the states. Fair? In context? All the possibly clarifying facts…
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Did King of Bain deserve 4 Pinnochios?

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
The Washington Post has awarded The King of Bain four Pinnochios, much as it awarded four Pinnochios to a Romney SuperPAC ad which devastated Newt in Iowa.  Romney’s response at the time basically was, who me? The King of Bain is a mini-documentary created by a former Romney campaign advisor, the rights to…
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Sounds like John Sununu threatened Sheldon Adelson

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
John Sununu pretty much threatened Sheldon Adelson, who is funding a pro-Newt SuperPAC running ads about Bain, with retribution (emphasis mine): This went under the radar in the crush of primary day activity yesterday, but former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu — who has been among Mitt Romney’s most outspoken surrogates in…
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Play hard to get

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
Thanks to reader TonyG, who writes: Not sure if this has been on the site before but I captured this while in traffic over here in the People’s Republic of Seattle (surprising that it hadn’t been defaced yet). Love the blog – Thanks for all your efforts.
 

It’s a zany, zany world

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Links I’ve collected today but could not squeeze in: Obama not happy with the alleged Israeli hit on the Iranian nuke scientist, via Arutz Sheva and Commentary.  In other news, Bibi is quite happy with the U.S. hit on Osama and other al-qaeda types. Conservatives remain the largest group in the U.S. (Conservatives…
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Consistency in the defense of liberty is no vice

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
There is a meme developing among Romney supporters in the comments that my focus lately on the dangers Bain presents in a general election is a visceral reaction to Romney’s SuperPAC going negative on Newt in Iowa in December 2011. Actually, I have been sounding the warning on Romney’s electability and the Bain problem since…
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Ron Paul seeking to pick off Santorum

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Richard Viguerie has an interesting observation regarding the methodology of Ron Paul’s campaign intended to leave Paul as the last not-Romney standing, Ron Paul Goes Bird Hunting: Experienced bird hunters and fighter pilots know you don’t aim for the leader of a flight — you start at the back of the flight…
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Reuters discovers Operation Counterweight

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Operation Counterweight commenced on June 10, 2011: Why do I have this feeling that the back-stabbing and petty politics of the Republican insiders are going to leave me completely unexcited about the presidential campaign, and more focused on electing conservatives to Congress as a counterweight to the (hoped for) new Republican President? Fight…
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“You’ll still never see me tebowing”

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Obligatory.
 

To the victor of South Carolina goes …

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
I’ll wait for some more polling before drawing any conclusions, but the most recent South Carolina poll by Insider Advantage has Romney ahead of Newt by 2 percentage points, via The Hill: Despite a historic sweep of the first two nominating contests in the GOP field, Mitt Romney holds just a two…
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“the finest example of fatuous, preening, liberal self-righteousness”

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
The “finest example”? Them’s some mighty big shoes to fill, but this might just do it. Thanks for this now-classic from reader JanT, who writes: You’re doing a great job with the blog, sir, and I especially like your commentary, not to mention the fun bumper sticker meme. In that vein, I have a…
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(Posting this paragraph does not mean I hate capitalism)

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
From The NY Times: While his campaign advisers generally agree that Mr. Romney must explain his work at Bain, they are wary of engaging in an exhaustive public examination of the nearly 100 deals he was involved in, anxious that it could bog him down in the inevitably messy details of fixing…
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Add Bain to list of things we cannot discuss (Update: Politico story in doubt)

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
Politico has a story about Newt agreeing not to go after Romney any more about Bain, and Newt was just on Hannity’s radio show on the issue.  (I’ll post the audio if I can get it.) Newt said there are three or four instances where the record is really bad and Romney…
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RI-01 Update: Brendan Doherty for Congress

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
I previously have posted about the RI-01 congressional race, which is my home district, a seat currently held by Democratic former Providence Mayor David Cicilline. Cicilline concealed Providence financial problems until after the 2010 election.  Cicilline ran a “scare grandma” campaign, making a tour of senior centers to falsely claim their social security…
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Starting to count the price of defending Bain

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
This was read by Rush Limbaugh on air today. Romney likens work at Bain Capital to Obama’s auto industry bailout: “In the general election I’ll be pointing out that the president took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler – closed factories, closed dealerships laid off thousands and thousands of workers – he…
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Just accept your fate

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2012
From NMA.TV: