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Lotsa Middle East chatter

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2012
There seems to be a war brewing in the Middle East, if not on the battlefield at least in the political realm. The Wall Street Journal and many others report tension between the U.S. and Israel over a potential strike on Iran.  There also is tension over the assassination of a top Iranian…
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OH SAY SO YOU SEE !!!

Posted by  ▪  January 14, 2012
Rear window vinyl signs are the equivalent of CAPS and !!! on the internet. Spotted by Linda in the, you guessed it, Lowe’s parking lot in Nashville, TN:
 

“Tea Party” in Fromanize is spelled “t-e-r-r-o-r-i-s-t”

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
This is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” files Analysis from Small Dead Animals, The Other McCain, and Ace of Spades HQ: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
 

Going Godwin to defend Bain

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
This is getting ridiculous, the contortions people are undergoing to make believe Bain is not a problem for Mitt Romney. It’s bad enough that they have conflated defending Bain with a defense of capitalism and free markets.  I also noted yesterday how a couple of Romney defenders on Twitter were suggesting that criticisms of…
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Dear South Carolinians: A vote for Perry or Santorum is a vote for Romney’s inevitability

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
Quin Hillyer, who has been pretty brutal in his posts about Newt, details the reasons to doubt that Romney can beat Obama, Why Romney is Weak vs. Obama: Then there’s the attacks on his tenure at Bain Capital. The attacks are over-the-top and unfair. But coming from the left in a general…
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Gun control explained

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
From the creator of Liberal Foreign Policy Explained, How Liberal Journalists Think, Feminism Explained, and Teachers Unions Explained.
 

Romney SuperPAC going after Santorum

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
Via The Hill: Restore Our Future, an outside group backing Mitt Romney, is taking its first shot at Rick Santorum. The group is running ads in South Carolina and Florida criticizing Santorum for supporting earmarks, part of multi-million dollar ad buys running in the states. Fair? In context? All the possibly clarifying facts…
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Did King of Bain deserve 4 Pinnochios?

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
The Washington Post has awarded The King of Bain four Pinnochios, much as it awarded four Pinnochios to a Romney SuperPAC ad which devastated Newt in Iowa.  Romney’s response at the time basically was, who me? The King of Bain is a mini-documentary created by a former Romney campaign advisor, the rights to…
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Sounds like John Sununu threatened Sheldon Adelson

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
John Sununu pretty much threatened Sheldon Adelson, who is funding a pro-Newt SuperPAC running ads about Bain, with retribution (emphasis mine): This went under the radar in the crush of primary day activity yesterday, but former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu — who has been among Mitt Romney’s most outspoken surrogates in…
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Play hard to get

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2012
Thanks to reader TonyG, who writes: Not sure if this has been on the site before but I captured this while in traffic over here in the People’s Republic of Seattle (surprising that it hadn’t been defaced yet). Love the blog – Thanks for all your efforts.
 

It’s a zany, zany world

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Links I’ve collected today but could not squeeze in: Obama not happy with the alleged Israeli hit on the Iranian nuke scientist, via Arutz Sheva and Commentary.  In other news, Bibi is quite happy with the U.S. hit on Osama and other al-qaeda types. Conservatives remain the largest group in the U.S. (Conservatives…
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Consistency in the defense of liberty is no vice

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
There is a meme developing among Romney supporters in the comments that my focus lately on the dangers Bain presents in a general election is a visceral reaction to Romney’s SuperPAC going negative on Newt in Iowa in December 2011. Actually, I have been sounding the warning on Romney’s electability and the Bain problem since…
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Ron Paul seeking to pick off Santorum

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Richard Viguerie has an interesting observation regarding the methodology of Ron Paul’s campaign intended to leave Paul as the last not-Romney standing, Ron Paul Goes Bird Hunting: Experienced bird hunters and fighter pilots know you don’t aim for the leader of a flight — you start at the back of the flight…
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Reuters discovers Operation Counterweight

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Operation Counterweight commenced on June 10, 2011: Why do I have this feeling that the back-stabbing and petty politics of the Republican insiders are going to leave me completely unexcited about the presidential campaign, and more focused on electing conservatives to Congress as a counterweight to the (hoped for) new Republican President? Fight…
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“You’ll still never see me tebowing”

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
Obligatory.
 

To the victor of South Carolina goes …

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
I’ll wait for some more polling before drawing any conclusions, but the most recent South Carolina poll by Insider Advantage has Romney ahead of Newt by 2 percentage points, via The Hill: Despite a historic sweep of the first two nominating contests in the GOP field, Mitt Romney holds just a two…
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“the finest example of fatuous, preening, liberal self-righteousness”

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2012
The “finest example”? Them’s some mighty big shoes to fill, but this might just do it. Thanks for this now-classic from reader JanT, who writes: You’re doing a great job with the blog, sir, and I especially like your commentary, not to mention the fun bumper sticker meme. In that vein, I have a…
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