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Reagan film ad on Iowa TV features Newt

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Reader Hope Change in the Tip Line suggests the following caption for this photo:  “That’s right, Mr. President, National Review is trying to elect Mitt Romney.” I think that’s a good one, although it presumes Reagan would have known who Romney was.  Any other suggestions? And the timing is good as Citizens United (yes,…
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Mitt: No debate with Newt out of “respect” for other candidates

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
In the least shocking news ever, Mitt Romney, who taunted Newt by saying that Newt could not take the heat of negative advertising run by a pro-Romney SuperPAC, refuses to take Newt up on the challenge of a one-on-one debate next week: “We’ve had many occasions to debate together and we’ll have…
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The lobbyist deception

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
This is a follow up to yesterday’s post by Bryan Jacoutot, Lobbyist double standard, highlighting the hypoocrisy of the conservative punditry lambasting Newt allegedly for being a de facto lobbyist and Washington insider, while ignoring Romney’s close campaign ties to lobbyists. Roll Call notes that Romney is walking away in the race for…
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Liberal nightmare, Obama social security “tax cut” dream

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
All the news is focused on whether the House Republicans will cave and go along with the unworkable and illogical Senate two-month extension of the social security “tax holiday.” That is how stupid politics has become, both Democrats and Senate Republicans are lashing out at House Republicans for refusing to go along…
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Dems cheat to lock up northern California redistricting map

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
Well here’s another depressing redistricting story, to add to the Colorado and Illinois depressing stories. While Democrats were expected to pick up one or two seats in California due to restricting, it looks like they will pick up 6-7 because they mounted an under the radar campaign to lock up northern California…
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They never look down, except at you

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2011
From reader and frequent photographer Matt in Colorado, who writes: If only the establishment Republican Party would do so… First of all Matt, there is no such thing as establishment Republicans.  Second of all, they don’t care what you think.
 

2nd Amendment, history and varmints

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
From Dan McLaughlin, who recently endorsed Rick Perry, writing at RedState: As we all know by now, there’s Good Newt and there’s Bad Newt.  If you want the full Good Newt experience, check out this speech he gave to the NRA convention back in April.  If you don’t have time for the…
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The lie stuff

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
It’s a word I find myself using, or wanting to use, more and more. WaPo fact checker gives Romney PAC anti-Newt ad Four Pinnochios, and Newt says Romney supports The Right To Lie. It’s part of Newt’s strategy of Passive Resistence.  When you don’t have money to counter the attack ads, make the attack…
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Lobbyist double standard

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
The recent endorsement of Mitt Romney for President by The Washington Examiner has worked to underscore an odd and conflicting point by Romney supporters who are attempting to “make the case for Mitt.” A common line that has been consistently trumpeted by Romney supporters is that Gingrich’s ties to Freddie Mac when he…
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Shock – Completely misleading story about Newt saying gays should vote for Obama

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
The left-wing blogs, and even some parts of the mainstream media, are pushing the story today that Newt Gingrich told gays to vote for Obama. It started with an account by someone identified as a gay Iowan Democrat, as related at the Iowa Caucuses blog of the Des Moines Register, which made no mention of context and…
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Quick, call Glenn Beck, Mitt’s going to praise Teddy Roosevelt

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
…  and claim that the Republican Party of 2012, not Obama, is the true heir to Roosevelt. Via Politico, You, sir, are no Teddy Roosevelt: In a speech to be delivered in Bedford, N.H., this evening, Mitt Romney will push back explicitly on Barack Obama’s recent invocation of Teddy Roosevelt in a speech…
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Images

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
The tease on the homepage of The Hill for an article about Obama’s Christmas vacation dilemma reads: The tax fight could force Obama to spend the holidays in an empty White House listening to Elvis’s “Blue Christmas.”… The second I read that a scene from a movie came into my mind.  I won’t tell…
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Some say it (*) looked like a gun

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
* a piece of pizza shaped like a gun. This is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file (h/t @SteveEgg via @SykesCharlie): For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the “silent table” for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say…
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Kamikaze conservative

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
Ann, we get it, you support Mitt and you don’t like Newt.  Nothing wrong with that, everyone is entitled to an opinion. But in the quest to sink the U.S.S. Newt, you are becoming a political kamikaze. First, you played the birther card on the entire Tea Party movement, claiming that the only reason Romney does not…
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C*V*L*TY

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2011
From reader John, who writes: Taken at Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers, NY, on Sunday. At least it wasn’t on a Subaru.
 

A lying campaign slogan is a terrible thing to lose, stuff

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
As you know, I’m wary of PolitiFact, particularly the inconsistency with which the various participating newspapers apply ratings. But hey, when it works for us, why not use it, Lie of the Year 2011: ‘Republicans voted to end Medicare’.  The timing could not be better.  Paul Krugman says PolitiFact is dead to him.  Matt Yglsesias…
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Jennifer Rubin misrepresents Newt’s position on Pollard clemency

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2011
Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post has a post today in which she contrasts Mitt Romney’s non-pandering to the Jewish community with Newt Gingrich’s supposed pandering. She highlights Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, and whether he should be granted clemency.  She quotes Romney as saying: On the topic of…
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