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In the Matter of …

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2012

In the Matter of …

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7/3/2012 at 7:00am
It’s the biggest case of them all. From reader KGB: Not a bumper sticker, I know, but an interesting campaign sign I came across in East Randolph, NY, while out for a Sunday drive. I don’t know if this is a stock phrase being used around the region or country but it’s the…
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The shape of things to come

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2012

The shape of things to come

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7/2/2012 at 10:36pm
A reader writes (emphasis mine): Devoted, and unregistered, reader, first time emailer. It seems the GOP has a “Read my lips” moment here with Obama promising no tax increase. The ad practically writes itself. I guess they’d never throw Bush I under the bus with the juxtaposition, but someone should. My family of four…
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Try to remember the kind of November

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2012

Try to remember the kind of November

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7/2/2012 at 8:49pm
Try to remember, and if you remember … how it felt in 2010…
 

Did Obamacare decision change anything?

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2012

Did Obamacare decision change anything?

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7/2/2012 at 4:22pm
Reader Tom sent me this link to Charlie Cook’s assessment of the presidential campaign about a week ago, just before the Obamcare decision (emphasis mine): We are past the point where Obama can win a referendum election, regardless of whether it is on him or the economy. The success of his campaign is…
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Pretzel tax logic

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2012

Pretzel tax logic

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7/2/2012 at 1:32pm
Saving Obamacare by calling a penalty a tax has created all sorts of political contortions. What if the Supreme Court had called a dog a cat, would we then be required to call a dog a cat, particularly if it were better for us? That’s where we are right now.  Properly characterizing the…
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Serious doubt cast on Elizabeth Warren’s “Aunt Bea” “high cheekbones” story

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2012

Serious doubt cast on Elizabeth Warren’s “Aunt Bea” “high cheekbones” story

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7/2/2012 at 10:18am
In one of the oddest and most uncomfortable moments of Elizabeth Warren’s defense of her claim to be Cherokee, Warren invoked her Aunt Bea, who allegedly told the story a thousand times about how Aunt Bea’s father (Warren’s grandfather, whom Warren referred to as her own “pappaw”) had high cheekbones “like…
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Um, because he’s Jimmy Carter

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2012

Um, because he’s Jimmy Carter

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7/2/2012 at 8:48am
A question which really didn’t need to be asked, Why Is Nobody Listening to Jimmy Carter’s Searing Critique of America? If you told the average American that there was a very powerful politician who, after leaving office, tried to speak out when his conscience was bothered by the actions of his fellow…
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The Money Badger don’t care

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2012

The Money Badger don’t care

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7/2/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Bronwyn: I saw this car at the Medical Center in Orange County, CA. I know our county leans more right than the rest of California, but with all the depressing news about our state I found this car a slight glimmer of hope. Although, considering the car was an Escape……
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A real Elizabeth Warren moment (this time on single-payer)

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2012

A real Elizabeth Warren moment (this time on single-payer)

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7/1/2012 at 8:05pm
Anyone who has seen Elizabeth Warren deal with the Cherokee issue knows the routine — immediately change the subject, answer the question you wanted asked not the question actually asked, keep talking rapidly, and most of all, act as if you have not just been caught in a lie. This video in…
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Alone again, naturally

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2012

Alone again, naturally

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7/1/2012 at 5:20pm
On its face, Chief Justice John Roberts’ Obamacare decision was a strange bird. A mandate to purchase a product from a private company under penalty for non-compliance, which did not purport to be a revenue measure and which was enacted politically only because it was not a tax, was sustained on the…
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Me on The Roderic Deane Show

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2012

Me on The Roderic Deane Show

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7/1/2012 at 2:26pm
I was interviewed for the Roderick Dean Show. We covered a variety of subjects, including Geroge Zimmerman, some background about me, and Legal Insurrection in general. I also answer the mystery surrounding what is a “clinical law professor.” Listen to internet radio with Roderic Deane on Blog Talk Radio
 

Are Bain attacks working, or is NY Times trying to create reality? (or both)

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2012

Are Bain attacks working, or is NY Times trying to create reality? (or both)

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7/1/2012 at 12:52pm
The New York Times declares that the Bain attacks are working, Bain Attacks Make Inroads for President Propelled by a torrent of blistering television advertisements, President Obama is successfully invoking Mitt Romney’s career at Bain Capital to raise questions about his commitment to the middle class, strategists in both parties say, as…
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He started a joke

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2012

He started a joke

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7/1/2012 at 10:18am
Via @DrMartyFox: Via Newsbusters: And the laughs continue: Obama Budget chief Jack Lew refuses under intense Chris Wallace grilling to admit Obamacare funding mechanism is a tax. Telling.— Brit Hume (@Kimsfirst) July 1, 2012
 

Maybe next time

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2012

Maybe next time

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7/1/2012 at 7:00am
From reader W: Following the bailout of the ACA by Chief Justice Roberts I came across this sticker (on the hood no less!) on my neighbor’s car in Greenwich, People’s Republic of Connecticut this morning. I thought you and other LI readers would get a kick out of it. Hasn’t the Chief opened a…
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Ground control to Starship Silver Lining

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2012

Ground control to Starship Silver Lining

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6/30/2012 at 8:00pm
There’s not much I can add to what I have already said about the unreality of the reaction to the Obamacare decision by the conservative silver lining crowd. A growing chorus understands. John Yoo: Conservatives are scrambling to salvage something from the decision of their once-great judicial hero…. All this is a hollow hope. The outer…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Worst race card playing commercial ever)

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (Worst race card playing commercial ever)

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6/30/2012 at 6:00pm
From Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s lawyer comes possibly the worst form of attorney advertising ever, a massive play of the race card designed to drum up business in the Detroit area. (h/t OcTEApi in Tip Line) Did anyone question whether George Romney was qualified to be President?  Hello Geoffrey Fieger, come on down and meet the…
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We need a conservative from Maryland in the U.S. Senate

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2012

We need a conservative from Maryland in the U.S. Senate

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6/30/2012 at 1:57pm
It has been too long, far too long. 26 years long. To put it in perspective, the last time Maryland was represented by a Republican in the Senate, Ronald Reagan was still plotting his “tear down this wall” moment, Steve Jobs had just been kicked out of Apple, and the New…
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