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New poll shows Scott Brown in lead

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

New poll shows Scott Brown in lead

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9/19/2012 at 10:13pm
There have been several polls released recently, showing everything from a virtual dead heat to Elizabeth Warren ahead by low single digits. This was a contrast to pre-DNC polls, which showed Brown ahead by low single digits.  Clearly Warren received a convention bounce, almost entirely from increased support from Democrats. Warren supporters in the…
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Time for Patriotic (Liberal) Millionaires to belly up to the buffet

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

Time for Patriotic (Liberal) Millionaires to belly up to the buffet

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9/19/2012 at 8:40pm
You do realize that there actualy are some Patriotic Millionaires, don’t you? Guys like Warren Buffet and others who insist that people pay higher taxes, but don’t take the chance to pay voluntarily. Like this guy, who turned out to be a plant by a group called the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength,…
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#ForAll is the new #Fail

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

#ForAll is the new #Fail

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9/19/2012 at 6:00pm
In case you have not heard, the Obama campaign started another stupid Twitter hashtag #ForAll. Twitchy has the backstory, and The Right Scoop picked up on this hideously creepy image tweeted by Obama campaign manager Jim Messina” It has sparked a wave of photoshopping as well as Quickmemes. Here is the contribution from…
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Chicago Alderman caves, will not block Chick-fil-A

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

Chick-fil-A opponents declare, um, victory?

Chicago Alderman caves, will not block Chick-fil-A

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9/19/2012 at 4:30pm
Alderman Joe Moreno has relented and said he now will allow Chick-fil-A to open in his Chicago ward. Earlier this summer, Moreno had attempted to block the company after decrying president Dan Cathy’s comments in support of traditional marriage. According to Moreno, he’s giving in because Chick-fil-A has now released a memo…
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“we would die for Debbie Wasserman Schultz”

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

Go ahead, make our day.

“we would die for Debbie Wasserman Schultz”

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9/19/2012 at 2:57pm
From The Shark Tank, a video of what happened when Karen Harrington, who is challenging DWS, showed up at one of DWS’s meetings. The DWS cameraman gave Harrington a talking to, including the statement: “We love Debbie Wasserman Schultz here, we would die for Debbie Wasserman Schultz.” Although Harrington is not on our Operation…
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Holy !!! Maine Senate race in play for Republicans

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

Holy !!! Maine Senate race in play for Republicans

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9/19/2012 at 1:33pm
I’ve noted before that Maine may not be lost to Republicans after Olympia Snowe’s retirement, as “Independent” former Governor Angus King was showing signs of having no clothes, metaphorically speaking of course.  Maybe a glass jaw would be more appropriate. A relatively small dose negative advertising took a toll on King last month, as…
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A Large Order of Fries, Please — and Make Them French

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

A Large Order of Fries, Please — and Make Them French

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9/19/2012 at 12:15pm
Remember “Freedom Fries”?  Over the last decade, the French were ridiculed by millions of Americans—including me—who didn’t have to wonder how Henry V prevailed at Agincourt with a much smaller force or why trees line the Champs Elysees (so the Germans can march in shade). But today, you gotta hand it to…
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Maybe Romney answer was “inelegant” only because Mother Jones didn’t disclose that part of tape was missing

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

See Update — Corn explanation for non-disclosure contradicted by saved screen shots.

Maybe Romney answer was “inelegant” only because Mother Jones didn’t disclose that part of tape was missing

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9/19/2012 at 10:21am
When originally presented by David Corn of Mother Jones, there was no disclosure that part of Mitt Romney’s controversial answer about 47% of voters was missing from the tape. Since only an edited version originally was presented, there was no way to know if something was missing.  After all, it was edited, so…
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The American Commodus

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

The American Commodus

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9/19/2012 at 8:30am
Apologies to Wikipedia: Whereas the reign of Marcus Aurelius George W. Bush had been marked by almost continuous warfare, that of Commodus Obama was comparatively peaceful in the military sense but was marked by political strife and the increasingly arbitrary and capricious behaviour of the emperor president himself. In the view of…
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Pick your talking point

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2012

Pick your talking point

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9/19/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Cat: Seen in Sanford, Florida today. Who knew PT Cruisers could be such great rolling billboards?  
 

Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones (Update – Corn responds, 1-2 minutes missing)

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Turns out tape cuts out part of controversial Romney answer

Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones (Update – Corn responds, 1-2 minutes missing)

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9/18/2012 at 9:31pm
David Corn of Mother Jones released the “complete” audio and video of the secretly recorded Mitt Romney speech at a private fundraiser. Yet the complete audio and video is not complete.  There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t pay…
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The emerging scandal of what happened in Libya

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

The emerging scandal of what happened in Libya

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9/18/2012 at 8:24pm
It is plainly obvious that we have not been getting straight answers from Obama officials about what they knew and when they knew it about the dangers facing our consulate in Benghazi and throughout the region. It may be deception, or they may be so incompetent they still don’t know. There is credible information…
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Back to school as Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Back to school as Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike

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9/18/2012 at 6:41pm
The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday afternoon to suspend the strike while refraining from ratifying the current contract yet. According to reports, the contract, which comes with an annual price of $74M, will be ratified in the coming weeks. The strike lasted seven days, during which teachers joined forces…
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Julia reacts to Mitt’s tape

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Julia reacts to Mitt’s tape

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9/18/2012 at 4:47pm
You remember Julia, the Obama campaign-issued woman who turned to government for help at various life stages.  Those stages aptly were summarized in Iowahawk’s Julia’s Circle of Life. Julia has come to symbolize the dependency state.  So I wondered what Julia must be thinking about Mitt Romney’s secret video about people taking responsibility…
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If the tape doesn’t knock Romney out, the media narrative is toast

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

If the tape doesn’t knock Romney out, the media narrative is toast

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9/18/2012 at 2:30pm
What will the media do?  It has invested everything in the tape. But there is a pretty fierce counterpunch being delivered on talk radio, on Twitter, in the blogosphere, and even on television when allowed. There is good reason to believe that Obama’s post-convention bounce already is unbouncing, via Ace: In the beginning of…
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Empowering people who start fires to define freedom of speech is how freedom of speech dies

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

The inability to distinguish between those who set fires and those who criticize those who set fires

Empowering people who start fires to define freedom of speech is how freedom of speech dies

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9/18/2012 at 11:13am
An Op-Ed by Sarah Chayes in The Los Angeles Times, ‘Innocence of Muslims’ doesn’t meet free-speech test sets forth the standard by which freedom of speech dies in this country: In one of the most famous 1st Amendment cases in U.S. history, Schenck vs. United States, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr….
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Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2012

Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

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9/18/2012 at 9:59am
Consider this Pep Talk V. Every 3-4 days for the past several weeks there has been a mass media pronouncement that Romney has lost:  When Paul Ryan was nominated and false “fact-checks” purported to declare him a proven liar.  When Clint Eastwood took the stage and presented the perfect metaphor for the…
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