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The Tea Party: The greatest feminist movement?

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2012
Two standout appearances at Chicago’s Tea Party this Monday were familiar faces from Saturday’s Wisconsin event: BigJournalism’s Dana Loesch and Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. These two women, working moms who are relatively recent entrants into the political fray, are examples of one of the most underreported stories of the movement: the…
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Signs of desperation in Lugar campaign (Update – Desperate campaign, desperate ads)

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2012
You can sense the momentum shifting under Richard Lugar’s feet in the challenge by Richard Mourdock.  How desperate has the Lugar campaign become? So desperate that one of Lugar’s top campaign aides has concocted the claim that Mourdock’s necktie resembles a Confederate flag and made an issue of Mourdock allegedly dying his hair. There…
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Vice versa

Posted by  ▪  April 17, 2012
From Linda in Tennessee, a variation on the Coexist bumper sticker: I was riding shotgun today… I couldn’t make out the last line. Here is a link to the sticker.
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Hope in Wisconsin

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
A PPP poll for Daily Kos shows Gov. Scott Walker in a good position: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads all of his Democratic challengers in the Wisconsin recall election, per a new Public Policy Polling poll out this afternoon. Walker, the incumbent governor, has a 5-point lead against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 50…
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When Barney Frank is the voice of reason in the Democratic Party

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
you know the Democratic Party has a problem. From his going away interview (almost) in New York Magazine (italics added)(h/t @ByronYork): You think Obama overinterpreted his mandate with health care? The problem with health care is this: Health care is enormously important to people. When you tell them that you’re going to extend health care…
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The nomination hasn’t been etched, but already he’s sketching

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
Defeating Barack Obama is a priority. So is keeping the presumptive nominee from etch-a-sketching and erasing the conservative movement. Via Byron York: At a closed-to-the-press Florida fundraiser Sunday night at which his remarks were overheard by some reporters standing outside, Mitt Romney was asked about his media strategy for the general election campaign.  According…
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The 5000

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
This afternoon I received my 5000th follower on Twitter. If you are on Twitter, you can follow me at @LegInsurrection.  If you are not on Twitter, get on it. Facebook switched everyone to the new Timeline view.  You can “like” LI’s Facebook page, which has just over 2300 followers. There are 4300 registered users…
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Madison Tea Party battleground more divided, entrenched than ever

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
This past Saturday marked a change for the now-annual Wisconsin Tax Day Tea Party in Madison, Wisc. While thousands turned out — an organizer said it was 6,300 —  it wasn’t the masses that had showed up in the pouring rain last year to see Andrew Breitbart and Sarah Palin cheer…
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When the Ivy League is all you know, Columbia is a country

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
The best and the brightest, writing about the Secret Service scandal in the country of Colombia consistently spell it “Columbia” like the University (h/t @BuzzFeedBen via @AlexPappasDC):
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My favorite Obama prediction, headline and photo

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
“Barack Obama Deficit-Slayer”, by Matthew Yglesias, June 22, 2009: As the economy recovers, tax revenues will rise, social safety net outlays will fall, and stimulus measures will begin to tamp down. If we can assume further growth in 2011, the complete expiry of Recovery Act provisions, and the winding down of the Iraq…
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Bloody mess

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2012
Considering the bumper sticker below, spotted in Ithaca, a little history lesson is in order: The Saint Patrick’s Day Four (also, The Saint Patrick’s Four, or SP4) are four American peace activists of Irish Catholic heritage who poured their own blood on the walls, posters, windows, and a US flag at a…
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Wild Turkeys

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
This video (via Above The Law, h/t tip from Badger Pundit) was taken on the edge of the Harvard Law School campus.  The building in the opening shot is a new building where Wyeth Hall, the dorm I lived in first year, used to stand. They had a hard time corralling the…
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The Catholic vote

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
but will they vote in larger numbers and against Obama this year? I’m not really in a position to assess that, so enlighten me.
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The joys of being a small business owner in Obama’s America

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2012
A reader writes: Not sure if you have something planned for tax day, but thought you’d like a little perspective from the private sector. If you do use it, please hold back our names - a few of my clients are liberals! The joys of being a small business owner in Obama’s America. We are sole…
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