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Learn to love Romneycare

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2012
Of course, it takes a publication like Mother Jones to pull this stuff up, but it hasn’t received a lot of attention since it was published in October. There’s a curious reference to Teddy having to work in Washington in order for Massachusetts to pass Romneycare. It hasn’t come up much, but here is an apparent financial explanation from…
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Preview of tonight’s post-results speeches

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2012
h/t to reader David.
 

Diagnosis, please

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2012
Tweet from DrewMTips, a Newt supporter, who contributes to AceOfSpadesHQ and his own blog: Here was my response: Correct diagnosis? Update 4:10 p.m.:  I think this may be more of a concern than Romney hatred, people who became active in politics since the election of Obama who look at Romney and how big money and establishment support…
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Pre-Florida end of world stuff

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2012
The world will end tonight, but just before that, consider: Both Romney and Newt are getting trounced by Obama in the latest Rasmussen survey. Romney has an electability problem.  Why do you hate capitalism? You mean there’s actually good news for Newt even if he loses Florida? Final PPP poll finds Romney up high single digits and…
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Romney poisoned the well

Posted by  ▪  January 31, 2012
There is a trend developing to assign equal blame to the poisoned atmosphere in the Republican campaign, as if there were no cause just effect. I’m not going to allow history to be rewritten the way the Romney campaign and its supporters tried to rewrite the history of the Reagan revolution and the…
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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.