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Saturday in the snow

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2011
The first snowfall in Ithaca so far this year. Gingrich poses an asymmetrical threat to Obama.  Isn’t that how you fight an opponent which is better funded and better organized? All those commentators at The Washington Examiner who hate Newt because he was a “lobbyist” in reality if not legally, are curiously silent about…
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My political destiny

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2011
I’m just getting this feeling: A life of perpetual opposition.
 

Close enough

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2011
I’m not going to argue with the owner of this car.  But I think the quote is: “I have a right to nothing which another has a right to take away.” — Thomas Jefferson to Uriah Forrest, 1787. Papers, 12:477. I could be wrong.  Did Jefferson use the actual words on the bumper…
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Bachmann spreading rumors of Gingrich Tea Party payoffs in South Carolina

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
You know I have a big problem with Michele Bachmann making statements which are not supported by facts and then repeating them endlessly. Her campaign is up to much worse in South Carolina, where her local campaign manager has suggested that the Gingrich campaign has paid off Tea Party leaders for support.  Politico…
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Government not shutting down so blog continues

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
The government is not shutting down at midnight.  So here’s some more stuff: Incandescent light bulb ban not banned, but not really going into effect. Rich Lowry, Applying while Asian.  Commenter LukeHandCool made a similar point on the Tip Line earlier this month. Newt has hired one of Marco Rubio’s fundraisers. Take a look at…
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Time Magazine ‘Person of the Year’ Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
Time Magazine named “The Protester” as Person of the Year, which in the United States was represented by the Occupy Wall Street movement. Which generated this Tweet of the Day:
 

Bachmann clearing the brush for Romney

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
Michele Bachmann pretty much ended Tim Pawlenty’s campaign. Bachman attacked Pawlenty relentlessly and took the Iowa straw poll, causing Pawlenty (foolishly, in hindsight) to withdraw.  In so doing, Bachmann eliminated the person who was the most viable not-Romney establishment candidate, a former Governor with a good, conservative record who appealed not only to Romney-supporting…
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Why I hate the media, Part 32850

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
How disgusting and politically corrupt is the Washington Post?  This disgusting and politically corrupt (h/t Ed Morrissey). WaPo runs this headline, FBI considered a sting aimed at Newt Gingrich in 1997, accompanied by an ominous super-close up of Gingrich: Sounds pretty bad.  Even if not charged, Newt must have been suspected of wrongdoing by…
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Red meat for all you Bibi lovers out there

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
You will like this. Netanyahu to ‘New York Times’: Take a hike (h/t @allahpundit): Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is refusing to pen an op-ed piece for The New  York Times, signaling the degree to which he is fed up with the influential  newspaper’s editorial policy on Israel. In a letter to the Times obtained  by…
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Sioux City Debate Video Highlights

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
In case you missed it last night, the full video is available at Sheya. Tweets of the Night are here, and my quick post-game analysis here. Here are some highlights: Newt on Pipeline and “Zany” Michelle Bachmann v. Ron Paul on Iran Newt on Courts More to follow [note – having trouble finding good and short highlights. …
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The photo that could defeat the Wisconsin recall

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
Governor Scott Walker is facing a massive recall effort mounted by national unions and Democrats looking to take out a leading Republican.  It appears that enough signatures have been gathered to force a recall election in the spring. Walker will win if Wisconsin voters have a reaction similar to that of reader…
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Sioux City Debate Tweets of Night

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
Here is my selection of the Tweets of the Night:
 

Sioux City Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
End game analysis:  Hard to assess.  Both Newt and Romney had tough segments, Newt’s earlier in the night, Romney towards end.  Newt had most highlight moments.  Perry fine, but not a real presence, not asked many questions.  Santorum very good.  Bachmann tough, but she doesn’t get her facts right, makes outlandish…
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Pre-Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
I’ll be covering the debate tonight starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.  It will not be a “Live Event” but rather, me giving commentary as it goes, probably at the breaks as I have done for several other debates. In the meantime: Newt is sliding in the polls, and now is more or less…
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Debunking The Myth of Newt’s “Historian” Comment

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
Note:  This is the first Guest Post by Bryan Jacoutot, a law student at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA.: Although the November 9th Republican Presidential Debate in Michigan is now over a month passed, one critical line said by Newt Gingrich is still at the forefront of the minds of many. During…
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Preview of Michele Bachmann’s attack on Newt tonight

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
“This is from the heart, we love you here, we love you.” What more can I say?
 

David Cicilline’s (Dem RI-01) last trick to win re-election

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
I have posted many times before about David Cicilline, former Mayor of Providence who hid the city’s financial problems during the 2010 election, and ran a scare grandma campaign, allowing him a relatively (for Rhode Island) narrow win over John Loughlin in my home RI-01 District. Cicilline is in a lot of…
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