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It’s not about Newt

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2012
Michael Reagan, in this interview with Mark Levin, shoots down the smears spread by the Romney campaign and its supporters regarding Newt and Ronald Reagan. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Lord has another great piece, Newt Battles Mush From the Wimps (h/t jiminsocal in the Tip Line): The war between conservatives and the Republican Establishment — and make…
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Might be worth a lot of money someday

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2012
Or not.  But now that Maurice “Red” Hinchey is retiring, you may want to bookmark these images. Thanks to a Cornell student reader for this photo:
 

Allen West at the Revolution

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
I have this video posted on the Focus Page, but it’s worth bringing forward in light of the redistricting approved by Republican leadership in the Florida legislature which will make it hard for West to get reelected, and the SuperPAC formed to target West and 9 other Tea Party House members. Update:  Mark Levin interviewed West on…
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A vote tomorrow for Santorum still is a vote for Romney

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
I’m sure this headline drives Santorum supporters wild, and I understand why.  If the roles were reversed, I would feel the same way. But sometimes reality is what it is.  Both Newt and Santorum have said they will soldier on indefinitely and I don’t doubt their intentions. But if Romney wins by a…
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Florida redistricting looking even worse

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
I posted the other day about how Allen West was getting hurt in the Florida redistricting. I linked to the Shark Tank, a Florida blog, which gave background going back several months about how Allen West was being targeted for unusually harsh treatment by fellow Republicans in the state legislature. A natural response,…
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A dolphin could be Romney’s undoing

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
I saw the link to this circulated on Twitter. I assume this is by a pro-Newt entity, but it just as easily could be the Democrats’ theme for the general election. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the sound of the dolphin may be worth ten thousand words, or…
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Dem SuperPAC targeting “Tea Party 10″

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
A Democratic SuperPAC just made my job of identifying House members to support as part of Operation Counterweight a whole lot easier. The new SuperPAC will target 10 Tea Party congressmen, six of whom have been identified with four to be named, via HuffPo (h/t @JazzShaw): A liberal super PAC is set Monday to…
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Money can’t buy Mitt the general election

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
Mitt Romney “surges” when he and his SuperPAC outspend rivals on negative ads several times over.  In Florida he has outspent Newt by $12 million, and it is showing up in the polls. Mark Levin made a good point yesterday as to why Romney outspending Republican rivals to win is no measure of…
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How did they justify Obamacare at the time? (you know the answer)

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
Here is a video compilation of how Democratic tallking heads justified Obamacare at the time of the vote in the House on the reconciliation bill (h/t CWLsun in Tip Line). It’s the same way they will justify it in this election cycle. (Warning: Sound volume uneven) Update: This also is of interest (via Richochet)
 

A glimmer of a glimmer

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
Via Political Wire, the most recent polls: A Quinnipiac poll in Florida shows Mitt Romney has a 14 point lead over Newt Gingrich, 43% to 29%, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum both at 11%. Just 7% are undecided, but 24% say they might change their mind by tomorrow’s primary election. A SurveyUSA…
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No, Newt did not endorse the Obamacare mandate

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
The blog Verum Serum claims to have found an audio recording showing that Newt Gingrich supported Obama’s federal mandate, in a post titled Gingrich Called for ObamaCare Mandate in May 2009…. Breitbart TV picked up on that theme, asserting “this is the first example of Gingrich specifically endorsing President Barack Obama’s federally mandated version which…
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Time to turn the page

Posted by  ▪  January 30, 2012
or better yet, write the epilogue. Another from Cathy, who writes: At Wasabi in Eustis, Fl.  I really like this one.
 

I just needed

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2012
to watch this again. I was a student in Moscow at the time, and it was overwhelming.  No one thought it was possible.  And it wasn’t, it just happened.
 

Romney starts war in Republican Balkans

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2012
I have been trying, as best I can, to sound the alarm about the damage being done by the scorched earth tactics of the Romney campaign and its supporters in the Republican political and media establishments. The effort long ago left the political realm and has devolved into a collective settling of decades-old communal scores.  Romney…
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Previewing the blame game

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2012
The latest polls in Florida point to a significant Romney victory on Tuesday, possibly double digits. If Romney does win by a double digit margin in Florida, the pressure will be for those who do not support Romney to stop criticizing Romney in the name of defeating Obama.  A Romney defe…
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The Face of Peace

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2012
With the Republican primary taking up all the oxygen, other issues of importance have been flying under the radar. One such issue is our peace initiative in Afghanistan. The Obama administration has decided to engage Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef as a conduit to the Taliban in order to peacefully resolve the conflict….
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Last call for Tea Party in 2012?

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2012
It’s not looking good in Florida. The polls show Romney surging as a result of the Romney plan exposed by The NY Times to overwhelm Newt via Romney’s close ties to Drudge and a collective effort of the Republican establishment to go after Newt in what The Wall Street Journal reported as “unlike…
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