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Accepting Nominations

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
Best and Worst Tweets of the Year, preferably ones featured at LI (use Twitter tag to search) but open to other suggestions. Best and Worst Bumper Sticker Photos of the Year, limited to those featured at LI (use Bumper Stickers tag to search). Post in comments by December 26.  (Include link to post…
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This will not stand – Romney refuses to release tax returns

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
We keep hearing about how we should not nominate a candidate who is not disciplined and will create needless general election distractions . This certainly will be a major distraction, Romney Says He Won’t Release Tax Returns: “I doubt it,” Mr. Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview provided by NBC…
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Do you really think he’s qualified

Posted by  ▪  December 23, 2011
… for either job? Sent by reader Benny, who writes: I sent you a picture a couple months back and yesterday I was in the area of this gas station so I couldn’t resist taking some more…….I sure wish that this was his job rather than being the prez. Actual station in Columbia,…
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Daily Caller experiences Sitemeterenfreude

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Clinical observation: But Politico’s traffic losses appear to be part of a year-long trend on the  political left. Media Matters For America’s website, for instance, lost 56.83  percent of its unique visitors between November 2010 and November 2011. In the  same 12-month period, Talking Points Memo lost 41 percent, Wonkette was down…
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I interrupt this primary race for …

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
other things: House Republicans reportedly caving in, and agreeing to two month extension with conference committee to be appointed.  This whole thing is a big mess, and Tina Korbe at HotAir has a good explanation of where it went wrong. Did you watch Obama’s press statement?  It really was awful.  The panderer in…
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Romney was against taking the heat in the kitchen before he was for it

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Ted Kennedy ran an effective attack ad campaign against Mitt Romney in 1994, leading to a 17% victory (disregard Ann Coulter every time she says how well Romney ran against Teddy, she’s just being “bombastic”). Here was Romney’s response (via @AKaczynski1) Look, we all understand the dynamic this time around. This time Mitt…
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Biggest question – what took people so long on Ron Paul?

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
It’s all playing out according to plan. Now that Newt’s surge has stalled or burst, the full frontal attack is being launched on Ron Paul. It’s not that the scrutiny is not warranted, it’s just interesting that it took so long. Some of the belated nature of the criticism is excusable; as long as…
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Reagan film ad on Iowa TV features Newt

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Reader Hope Change in the Tip Line suggests the following caption for this photo:  “That’s right, Mr. President, National Review is trying to elect Mitt Romney.” I think that’s a good one, although it presumes Reagan would have known who Romney was.  Any other suggestions? And the timing is good as Citizens United (yes,…
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Mitt: No debate with Newt out of “respect” for other candidates

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
In the least shocking news ever, Mitt Romney, who taunted Newt by saying that Newt could not take the heat of negative advertising run by a pro-Romney SuperPAC, refuses to take Newt up on the challenge of a one-on-one debate next week: “We’ve had many occasions to debate together and we’ll have…
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The lobbyist deception

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
This is a follow up to yesterday’s post by Bryan Jacoutot, Lobbyist double standard, highlighting the hypoocrisy of the conservative punditry lambasting Newt allegedly for being a de facto lobbyist and Washington insider, while ignoring Romney’s close campaign ties to lobbyists. Roll Call notes that Romney is walking away in the race for…
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Liberal nightmare, Obama social security “tax cut” dream

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
All the news is focused on whether the House Republicans will cave and go along with the unworkable and illogical Senate two-month extension of the social security “tax holiday.” That is how stupid politics has become, both Democrats and Senate Republicans are lashing out at House Republicans for refusing to go along…
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Dems cheat to lock up northern California redistricting map

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Well here’s another depressing redistricting story, to add to the Colorado and Illinois depressing stories. While Democrats were expected to pick up one or two seats in California due to restricting, it looks like they will pick up 6-7 because they mounted an under the radar campaign to lock up northern California…
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They never look down, except at you

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
From reader and frequent photographer Matt in Colorado, who writes: If only the establishment Republican Party would do so… First of all Matt, there is no such thing as establishment Republicans.  Second of all, they don’t care what you think.
 

2nd Amendment, history and varmints

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
From Dan McLaughlin, who recently endorsed Rick Perry, writing at RedState: As we all know by now, there’s Good Newt and there’s Bad Newt.  If you want the full Good Newt experience, check out this speech he gave to the NRA convention back in April.  If you don’t have time for the…
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The lie stuff

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
It’s a word I find myself using, or wanting to use, more and more. WaPo fact checker gives Romney PAC anti-Newt ad Four Pinnochios, and Newt says Romney supports The Right To Lie. It’s part of Newt’s strategy of Passive Resistence.  When you don’t have money to counter the attack ads, make the attack…
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Lobbyist double standard

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
The recent endorsement of Mitt Romney for President by The Washington Examiner has worked to underscore an odd and conflicting point by Romney supporters who are attempting to “make the case for Mitt.” A common line that has been consistently trumpeted by Romney supporters is that Gingrich’s ties to Freddie Mac when he…
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Shock – Completely misleading story about Newt saying gays should vote for Obama

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
The left-wing blogs, and even some parts of the mainstream media, are pushing the story today that Newt Gingrich told gays to vote for Obama. It started with an account by someone identified as a gay Iowan Democrat, as related at the Iowa Caucuses blog of the Des Moines Register, which made no mention of context and…
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