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Oh, the horrors of criticizing Dems free stuff strategy

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2012

Oh, the horrors of criticizing Dems free stuff strategy

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7/14/2012 at 12:49pm
Why this is borderline … well you know … fiscal responsibility.  There’s nothing worse than that. From Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stoner, Romney’s ‘Free Stuff’ Speech Is a New Low Wow. If you live long enough, you’ll see some truly gross things in politics, but Mitt Romney’s work this past week “courting black…
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OMG, it really is La La Land

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2012

OMG, it really is La La Land

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7/14/2012 at 8:30am
We’re in La La Land, and my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting up with commenter LukeHandCool (below) and his wife, and separately with Cassandra Lite. The photo is overlooking the left coast in Santa Monica. Don’t worry, we’re not going to do the Althouse-Meade thing.
 

“I support fakes, and I vote”

Posted by  ▪  July 14, 2012

“I support fakes, and I vote”

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7/14/2012 at 7:00am
Alternative headline:  “Supporter of fake Indian ranch supports fake Indian.” From reader @Coondawg68 who e-mailed this on Friday: Warren supporter bumper sticker irony Spotted at a Quincy MA parking lot yesterday.
 

Let’s go there

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2012

Let’s go there

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7/13/2012 at 8:48pm
We need to start going there.  Nothing is off limits anymore. Via Mediaite: “They really don’t want to talk about the economy now, do they?” Eric Bolling asked, before handing it off to Greg Gutfeld, who seemed somewhat amused by the whole thing amusing consider Obama is from Chicago. Chicago. You know, the…
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The real “Obama Effect”

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2012

The real “Obama Effect”

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7/13/2012 at 5:17pm
I wish I could tell you that this is a funny parody movie, but I cannot. This movie is 100% real. The best line from the trailer? -Q.What do you do when you fall off the path and you want to get back on? -A. You just keep following the blueprint the Lord puts…
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Warren can’t escape Indian issue, even at friendly live chat

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2012

Warren can’t escape Indian issue, even at friendly live chat

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7/13/2012 at 2:26pm
Elizabeth Warren cannot escape the public’s questions about her claims to Native American ancestry. A live chat today demonstrates how deeply the issue has permeated the campaign dialogue. On the local Massachusetts community news website, Patch.com, Elizabeth Warren participated in a live chat where the site invited readers to ask questions of the Democratic Senate candidate. The…
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Zimmerman racist narrative implodes

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2012

Zimmerman racist narrative implodes

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7/13/2012 at 12:44pm
It probably will not stop those who want to portray the case as racial from continuing to make claims of racial motivation in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but the FBI has confirmed that there is no substantial evidence that George Zimmerman was racist. Via Orlando Sentinel, FBI interviews: No evidence Zimmerm…
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Richard Nixon is looking pretty good compared to what we have

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2012

Richard Nixon is looking pretty good compared to what we have

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7/13/2012 at 10:58am
Obama’s new campaign talking point is to compare Mitt Romney to Richard Nixon in terms of secrecy. The Board of Editors of The San Francisco Chronicle already has weighed in on the Nixonian quality of one of the presidential candidates: The Obama White House’s restrictions on media access to its fundraising events m…
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Name Caller-in-Chief

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2012

Name Caller-in-Chief

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7/13/2012 at 9:14am
He is what he’s always been. He’s not a nice guy who’s in over his head. He always has campaigned by finding enemies and demonizing people.  It was the essence of his campaign in 2008, but at least he could cover it with words like hope and change. Not this time around, though.  It’s…
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First we’ll come for the Thespians

Posted by  ▪  July 13, 2012

First we’ll come for the Thespians

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7/13/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Pam: Hi – I am a longtime reader who has never contributed, but I love the blog – especially the bumper sticker category. I just had to send this picture of an acquaintance’s car – not surprisingly, the owner is from lower Fairfield County, CT and works in higher education. The…
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A clarifying day

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2012

A clarifying day

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7/12/2012 at 11:40pm
I think today has been clarifying.  Whatever pretense of civility existed in the Obama campaign is gone. It’s okay, perfectly okay with the President for his campaign staff to call Mitt Romney a liar and potential criminal: “No,” Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt said in response to a question from POLITICO about whether the…
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Obama gives cold shoulder to black news outlets

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2012

Obama gives cold shoulder to black news outlets

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7/12/2012 at 4:15pm
Black newspaper publishers expressed anger and frustration at President Obama’s failure to reach out to them at a recent panel at the National Newspaper Publishers Association convention. The Chicago Crusader reports:  “We don’t think the president has ever spoken to us. He’s spoken to the Latino community and he’s been specific,” said Robert…
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Ted Cruz tops Dewhurst in Republican Runoff for Senate in PPP poll

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2012

Ted Cruz tops Dewhurst in Republican Runoff for Senate in PPP poll

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7/12/2012 at 3:04pm
New polling data released today by independent Public Policy Polling shows Ted Cruz leading Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican runoff for Senate in Texas. The numbers are the first released by a third-party pollster: Cruz’s lead expands to a whooping 59-36 margin over Dewhurst among voters who describe themselves as…
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Boston Globe repackages its 2002 Romney Bain CEO story as breaking news

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2012

Boston Globe repackages its 2002 Romney Bain CEO story as breaking news

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7/12/2012 at 1:31pm
The Boston Globe has broken the story that Mitt Romney remained CEO of Bain Capital until 2001, even though he has said he was not involved in deals after 1999.  This story is being treated as some sort of revelation, Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated: Government…
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Report exposes Penn State

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2012

Report exposes Penn State

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7/12/2012 at 12:10pm
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh released his report on sexual abuse at Penn State, and it was scathing.  Via State College: Louis Freeh, the former FBI director, left nothing to the imagination in his much-anticipated presentment Thursday morning. There was an effort made by the four most powerful men at Penn State to…
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Term “Obamacare,” once derided by left, now embraced

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2012

Term “Obamacare,” once derided by left, now embraced

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7/12/2012 at 9:30am
Sheila Jackson-Lee, Jan Schakowsky, and David Axelrod have all done an about-turn on merits of the term “Obamacare” after a recent decision to allow its use in “franked” U.S. government mail. Franking privileges, which allow mail to be sent from congressional offices as part of their “allocated spending stipend,” are restricted from…
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I’ve got it: The “Hot and Burning” program

Posted by  ▪  July 12, 2012

I’ve got it: The “Hot and Burning” program

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7/12/2012 at 7:00am
At which point you say, “please don’t give them any ideas.” A second photo taken by Ryan on his drive outside Kansas City: The trailer is located on highway 71 south of Kansas City, MO. Some enterprising American decided to park a semi trailer in his field and use it as a billboard. As you…
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