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Science: Moderation Did Not Lose McCain The Election, And Is An Asset For Electability – And That’s Why The “Establishment” Acts Like It Is

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
There is a belief on the right that John McCain lost because he was too liberal and conservatives chose to stay home on election day. Some who hold this belief threaten to go Scozzafava on the GOP and refuse to work to stop Obama if Romney (or in fewer cases, even…
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Stop playing the Democrats’ lobbyist game

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
Dr. Melissa Clouthier writing about An Indictment Of Right Leaning Journalism By Ben Domenech: Here’s the nutshell: The Left-leaning journalism investigates the right. The Right-leaning journalism provides commentary and (and Ben doesn’t say this, but I am) when they do rarely investigate, investigates the right after being given oppo research by someone on…
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How Obama would attack Romney

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
The same way Ted Kennedy and John McCain did. And it’s already showing results for Obama.  Mitt Romney’s negatives are rising because of some initial attacks by the Obama campaign apparatus on Romney’s “core” and his Wall Street connections: The Purple Poll, a survey of 12 swing states produced by the  consulting firm…
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OWS Pays Children Cigarettes For Fraudulent Recall Scott Walker Signatures

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
What happens when you combine OWS with the Recall Walker movement? A perfect storm of horrible (embedding not working for me right now, so linked): Hat tip: GatewayPundit.
 

Disrespectful booing of national figures, and the people who do it

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
You probably have heard about the inappropriate booing of one of our national figures.  Such conduct undoubtedly reflected latent racial tingedness and ethnic subtextism. The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued a profile of the type of person who engages in such conduct, after an exhaustive study of the person who once threw a Bible at Obama: … a Glenn Beck…
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No you don’t read banned books

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2011
… unless you read the Bible in public school. Spotted this vehicle in Albany, NY, last week when I made a day trip there (about 3 hours from Ithaca):
 

“he will need to wage the most negative campaign in history to stand any chance”

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
So? What makes you think that would give him a second thought? The quoted language in the headline is from Pat Caddell and Doug Shoen in a column at The Wall Street Journal urging Obama not to run for re-election for the sake of preserving the Democratic Party, The Hillary Moment: When Harry…
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Why is Chris Matthews portraying Obama as “The Other”?

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
How often have we heard that portraying Obama as out of touch with the American people constitutes a racially tinged and undertoned use of Otherness? Just the other day Rick Perry was accused of invoking Otherness when he said Obama had been privileged: Rick Perry, seeking to paint  President Obama with an “otherness” brush from…
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What was this all about?

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
I had not heard this story before, but then again, I didn’t pay much attention to the Republican primaries in 2008: In 2008 it was uncovered long after the primaries had been concluded that the Romney campaign staff had in unethical and covert ways infiltrated prominent conservative opinion sources like the National Review…
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Super Committee Sunday

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
The so-called Super Committee is on the brink of failure, if it has not already failed: The congressional committee tasked with reducing the federal deficit is poised to admit defeat as soon as Monday, and its unfinished business will set up a year-end battle over emergency jobless benefits and an expiring payroll…
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“Does anyone have water?”

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
I have not been particularly sympathetic to the activities of Occupy protests around the country, as the message often is one of self-wallowing pity, misplaced blame, and in some cases, vile rhetoric.  The conduct often has been violent. There is a video circulating of police at the University of California - Davis using pepper…
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On 11-8-2008 Robert Novak looked into the future and saw … Newt

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
Robert Novak, writing just after Obama defeated John McCain and Democrats solidified their hold on Congress, predicted that Republicans would turn to Newt Gingrich to lead them back to presidential power in 2012, Newt in 2012? (via @jmartpolitico): In serious conversations among Republicans since their election debacle Tuesday, what name is mentioned most often…
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Baroke

Posted by  ▪  November 20, 2011
Thanks to reader Cathy who writes: Spotted at Sonny’s BBQ, Sanford Florida, today at lunch. My favorite is lower left. ‘and we thought Carter sucked’. AmenPersonally, I prefer the “Tell Barack I’m baroke.”
 

Romney going all out in Iowa

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2011
As reported by The NY Times, Romney Shifts in Iowa, Playing to Win Quickly: Mr. Romney, who has been cautiously calibrating expectations about his chances in a state full of social conservatives, is now playing to win the Iowa caucuses. Television commercials are on the way, volunteers are arriving and a stealth…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Never let a good child abuse case go to waste)

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: The child abuse accusations against Jerry Sandusky rightly have captured the attention of the nation.  The protests of students after it was announced the Joe Paterno was removed as head coach also rightly were condemned…
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How we should discuss income inequality

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2011
I’ve been trying to articulate the way to engage with OWS-sympathizers for the past few weeks. It’s hard to write-off some aspects of the OWS gripes: some sectors have seen an inordinate amount of favoritism from the government while a lot of the middle class has fallen on hard times. My…
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Florida Senate seat in play

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2011
I previously posted about Connie Mack IV’s decision to run for the Senate, and wondered what his chances would be. Looks like they are pretty good, according to Rasmussen: Republican Congressman Connie Mack changed his mind late last month about challenging longtime Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in 2012, and now he finds himself…
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