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Alan Grayson sitting on pile of cash

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2011
Via Orlando Sentinel: Former U.S. Rep. Alan Graysonis reporting today that he already has raised more than $500,000 in the final quarter of 2011 — a big haul that should boost efforts by the Orlando Democrat to return to Congress….. “This is what People Power looks like,” said Grayson in a statement. His…
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Best Bumper Sticker of the Year

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2011
The choice for Best Bumper Sticker of the Year was a tough one. I appreciate the nominations from readers. My choice came down to which bumper sticker most concisely and vividly reflected my mood and the mood of Legal Insurrection readers. Here are the results: 1st Place – “Actually, No One Owes You Crap” – pretty…
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Rick Perry files suit over Virginia ballot access

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
Rick Perry has filed a lawsuit over his exclusion from the Virginia ballot. His website link to the pleading is overloaded, so I don’t know the specifics, updates to follow. Update:  The link keeps freezing but I managed to download the Complaint, here it is. (added) I claim no expertise in election law, but…
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Positive Negative

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
Both Newt’s campaign (first video below) and a pro-Newt SuperPAC have hit the airwaves in Iowa with positive ads. Meanwhile, I assume that the massive Romney SuperPAC ad buy will be hitting the airwaves in Iowa at the same time. There is no question that the negative ads have hurt Newt, who has…
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Ben Nelson retiring

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
I have focused on Ben Nelson, and the Cornhusker Kickback, repeatedly.  The big question was whether Nelson would run for reelection, with the Democrats hoping he would as the best chance of keeping the seat. It turns out he is retiring, via Politico: Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska will announce today that…
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Romney’s emerging secrecy problem

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
Mitt Romney has an emerging secrecy problem.  For someone whose primary claim to the nomination is that he has nothing to hide, he sure acts like he has something to hide. First, there was the cleansing of Massachusetts state records from his time as Governor, including the purchase by 11 Romney aides of…
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Breaking news on Newt and Romneycare is not breaking and not news

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
Have you noticed, the hot topic this election cycle is to dig into internet archives and find something someone said which appears to contradict what the person says now.  It’s not a new phenomenon, but it has taken on gargantuan proportions this cycle. The latest is the ABC News headline that a…
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VA ballot madness

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
It’s hard to think of a more absurd argument than the one that Virginia’s ballot hurdles did everyone a favor (via OTB) by telling us who had the organization to win: Virginia, then, has done the nation a service. It has winnowed the Republican field in advance of, and with greater precision than, the…
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A mandate conservatives can support

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2011
Thanks to reader Teri, who writes: I enjoy your blog and appreciate your support for Newt. I have decided that Newt is currently our best choice as well. I was out shopping yesterday and found myself behind this white van in Richland, Washington. The driver might have thought I was a stalker because…
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Now Google Ads has gone too far

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Alan Grayson is one thing, but …. now they have gone too far. There’s only so much I can take.  
 

What a day

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Relatively quiet, but what is going on is vomitous: Romney campaign is bragging about inevitability, and pointing out what we all know, via NY Mag (h/t HotAir): “Who would’ve thought that Romney would get to this point without having a crapload of negative ads dropped on his head,” says a veteran Republican consultant….
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Obama Phonyetics

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Brilliant.   Healer.  Reformer.  Magnanimous. Words routinely used to describe Barack Obama, all of which have no basis in history, as documented by Victor Davis Hanson: Barack Obama is a myth, our modern version of Pecos Bill or Paul Bunyan. What we were told is true, never had much basis in fact — a…
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They were wrong in 1990 and they are wrong now

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
Bob Woodward had a lengthy article yesterday in The Washington Post, In his debut in Washington’s power struggles, Gingrich threw a bomb. The article concerns Newt’s refusal as Republican Whip to go along with George H.W. Bush’s 1990 deal with Democrats to raise taxes. The deal, which breached Bush’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge,…
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Obama’s embrace of Occupy movement working out great

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2011
I think this is the first “anti-Occupy” bumper sticker I’ve received.  It’s more of a bumper poster, actually. Thanks to reader Bill in Washington State, who writes: Hi Prof – attached is a photographed just down the road from me. It is a new sticker, as I alway drive by this guy. Please…
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Christmas Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2011
I’m not promising to be this easy all the time, but I do try to accomodate the hopes and prayers of the huddled masses, whenever possible. So yes, Leslie, there is a Santa Claus:
 

Christmas Open

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2011
Some of these may turn into full posts at some time, but for today, just snippets: Richard Lugar, facing conservative challenger Richard Mourdock, is resurrecting the false meme that the Tea Party cost Republicans control of the Senate in 2010.  Au contraire, Carley Fiorina (CA), Dino Rossi (WA) and John Raese (W.Va) were…
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Christmas 2009 – The Undie Bomber

Posted by  ▪  December 25, 2011
On Christmas Day 2009, Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate exposives contained in his underwear on a flight arriving in Detroit.  Abdulmutallab unexpectedly pleaded guilty in November 2011. As reported by ABC News on December 26, 2009: The plot to blow up an American passenger jet over Detroit was organized and launched by al Qaeda leaders…
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