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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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Not a bad strategy

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2012

Not a bad strategy

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6/30/2012 at 11:31am
Senator Claire McCaskill, (D-MO) appears to be “hiding” following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act earlier this week. A local news broadcast (h/t Hot Air) hints that McCaskill’s uphill reelection battle might be a contributing factor to her absence following the ruling: To add to McCaskill’s reelection…
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Scott Walker – talk to me about Obamacare after November 6

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2012

Scott Walker – talk to me about Obamacare after November 6

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6/30/2012 at 9:32am
Scott Walker is not going to do anything to implement Obamacare in Wisconsin until after the November elections: Gov. Scott Walker pledged again Thursday not to phase in any parts of President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law ahead of November’s elections even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it is…
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They’re onto us

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2012

They’re onto us

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6/30/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Bob: Another interesting sticker… I’m in northern virginia, deep in democratic country, and just love the disconnect with this sticker! The president is great! If only those pesky republicans (who only control one third of the government) would get out of the way all would be unicorns and rainbows! Those R’s must…
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Gov. Jindal: Louisiana says no to Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

Gov. Jindal: Louisiana says no to Obamacare

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6/29/2012 at 9:34pm
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, some Republican Governors are betting that the Affordable Care Act won’t survive repeal. (h/t Yahoo! News) The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law on Thursday, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible Republican vice presidential contender who has refused to establish a…
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Zimmerman’s father and on-scene EMT testify at bond hearing

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

Zimmerman’s father and on-scene EMT testify at bond hearing

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6/29/2012 at 6:59pm
George Zimmerman’s father and the EMT who treated Zimmerman at the scene the night he shot Trayvon Martin testified today at his second bond hearing. Via ABC News: During the hearing, Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara played a tape of a 911 call in which a woman tells police that someone is yelling and…
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What if that huge conservative doctrinal achievement was mere dicta?

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

What if that huge conservative doctrinal achievement was mere dicta?

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6/29/2012 at 4:36pm
I have expressed my frustration with those who see some salvation in the supposed advancement of constitutional federalism in the ruling by Chief Justice Roberts and the four conservative dissenters that the Commerce and Necessary and Proper Clauses did not justify forcing people into commerce. Those rulings arguably were not essential to…
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It could happen anywhere, but it happened there again

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

It could happen anywhere, but it happened there again

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6/29/2012 at 2:35pm
We all know about the sexual assault on Lara Logan during celebrations over Mubarak’s resignation, see my post It Could Happen Anywhere, But It Happened There.  There also were the cases of the French journalist Caroline Sinz and US-Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy assaulted in Tahrir Square, see my post, It could happen anywhere,…
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New RNC ad hits on that taxing aspect

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

New RNC ad hits on that taxing aspect

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6/29/2012 at 12:38pm
Today the RNC released a t.v. ad hitting Obama on his denials that Obamacare is a tax: Hot Air writes: This is probably the best attack that Republicans and Mitt Romney can muster from yesterday’s defeat — and it’s likely to be effective.  Whatever boost Obama gets politically from prevailing at the Court…
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The Obamacare ruling from a marketer’s perspective

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

The Obamacare ruling from a marketer’s perspective

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6/29/2012 at 11:34am
The Obamacare ruling has implications beyond those affecting policy and judicial precedent; the Supreme Court decision allows Obama to claim the total success of his far-Left ideology, with a stamp of approval that goes all the way up to the Supreme Court. Why is that so important to a political marketer? I recently…
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We still need a wave

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

We still need a wave

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6/29/2012 at 9:59am
When it comes to the House, Republicans don’t need a wave.  Via Charlie Cook: One might have expected that two years after Republicans picked up 63 House seats—the biggest gain in a midterm election since 1938—Democrats would be on track to win back a boatload of those districts that the GOP didn’t have…
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Funny how that new judicial restraint works

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

Funny how that new judicial restraint works

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6/29/2012 at 9:25am
The self-delusion that yesterday’s affirmation of Obamacare’s mandate under the taxing power of Congress was a conservative victory continues in full force today.  (See links and quotes at HotAir and Instapundit) Judicial restraint now means ignoring the will of Congress as to the purposes and structure of legislation in order to save…
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Obama spikes the t-shirt

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

Obama spikes the t-shirt

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6/29/2012 at 8:40am
President Obama tweeted out a link to a t-shirt for sale on his campaign website Thursday evening: Still a BFD: OFA.BO/ayPgAZ— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 29, 2012 The t-shirt reads, “Health Care Reform: Still a BFD,” and is being sold for $30. “BFD” stands for “Big F–ing Deal.” The description says: Stand with President…
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I can see this bumper sticker from the steps of the Supreme Court

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2012

I can see this bumper sticker from the steps of the Supreme Court

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6/29/2012 at 7:00am
Keep your hopes alive, you’re well on the way. Another one from Kathy, spotted in Harrisonburg, VA:
 

Mark Levin on Obamacare ruling

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2012

Mark Levin on Obamacare ruling

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6/28/2012 at 9:25pm
Makes many of the points I made today, including rejecting the delusion that this was a victory:
 

Stop the self-delusion

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2012

Stop the self-delusion

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6/28/2012 at 6:43pm
Some well-meaning people are peddling the notion that today’s Obamacare decision was a long term victory, that we lost the battle but won the war, that there was some master plan by Chief Justice Roberts to gut the expansion of Commerce Clause power under the fig leaf of a majority ruling…
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Not above the law: Holder first U.S. Attorney General to be voted in Contempt of Congress

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2012

Not above the law: Holder first U.S. Attorney General to be voted in Contempt of Congress

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6/28/2012 at 4:40pm
This afternoon the full U.S. House of Representatives voted 255 to 67 to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress for failure to turn over specific documents. Eric Holder is now the first U.S. attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress in the history of the United…
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