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Sioux City Debate Video Highlights

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
In case you missed it last night, the full video is available at Sheya. Tweets of the Night are here, and my quick post-game analysis here. Here are some highlights: Newt on Pipeline and “Zany” Michelle Bachmann v. Ron Paul on Iran Newt on Courts More to follow [note – having trouble finding good and short highlights. …
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The photo that could defeat the Wisconsin recall

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2011
Governor Scott Walker is facing a massive recall effort mounted by national unions and Democrats looking to take out a leading Republican.  It appears that enough signatures have been gathered to force a recall election in the spring. Walker will win if Wisconsin voters have a reaction similar to that of reader…
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Sioux City Debate Tweets of Night

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
Here is my selection of the Tweets of the Night:
 

Sioux City Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
End game analysis:  Hard to assess.  Both Newt and Romney had tough segments, Newt’s earlier in the night, Romney towards end.  Newt had most highlight moments.  Perry fine, but not a real presence, not asked many questions.  Santorum very good.  Bachmann tough, but she doesn’t get her facts right, makes outlandish…
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Pre-Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
I’ll be covering the debate tonight starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.  It will not be a “Live Event” but rather, me giving commentary as it goes, probably at the breaks as I have done for several other debates. In the meantime: Newt is sliding in the polls, and now is more or less…
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Debunking The Myth of Newt’s “Historian” Comment

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
Note:  This is the first Guest Post by Bryan Jacoutot, a law student at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA.: Although the November 9th Republican Presidential Debate in Michigan is now over a month passed, one critical line said by Newt Gingrich is still at the forefront of the minds of many. During…
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Preview of Michele Bachmann’s attack on Newt tonight

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
“This is from the heart, we love you here, we love you.” What more can I say?
 

David Cicilline’s (Dem RI-01) last trick to win re-election

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
I have posted many times before about David Cicilline, former Mayor of Providence who hid the city’s financial problems during the 2010 election, and ran a scare grandma campaign, allowing him a relatively (for Rhode Island) narrow win over John Loughlin in my home RI-01 District. Cicilline is in a lot of…
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Defeat National Review

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
We should defer to the judgment of people who run a cover like this? National Review is off the rails and off its rocker.  And plenty of their writers are having a good laugh about it on Twitter today. Related:  The making of an anti-Romney
 

Positive is his only choice

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
I don’t think Newt really has any choice but to stay positive.  Deep down I think it’s what people want, and in any event, he doesn’t have the money to flood the airwaves in Iowa that way Paul and Romney’s SuperPAC are doing. My worry? Positive may be what people want, but negative…
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I interrupt the doom and gloom

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
For something that is pretty funny (h/t windbag in the Tip Line) “NEWT GINGRICH” — a Bad Lip Reading Soundbite – watch more funny videos
 

The making of an anti-Romney

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
I have tried to emphasize time and again here that I am not anti-Romney. When I endorsed Newt on November 16, I made sure to point out that I thought Romney was a smart and decent person, but I saw fundamental flaws in his candidacy, none of which have gone away.  When…
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A radical notion

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
“I really don’t care what you think.” Thanks to Linda, again, for these taking in Nasheville, TN:  
 

Ryan re-engineers Medicare Plan – Newt was right

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2011
Newt Gingrich has been raked over the coals for using the term “right wing social engineering” with regard to Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan released last spring.  In context, Newt was making the point that the plan as proposed went to far in one fell swoop to pass unless public confidence had been built…
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Glenn Greenwald stands by “Israel-Firsters” smear in column complaining of “Anti-Semitism smear”

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2011
Glenn Greenwald has a lengthy hyperbolic column complaining that people who criticize Israeli policies are smeared with accusations of anti-Semitism. The column relates to the fallout from Ben Smith’s report on the anti-Israeli activities and writing at the Center for American Progress (CAP) and its Think Progress blog, and at Media Matters. One focus…
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Quick, call Krauthammer, Mitt’s going all “socialist” on Newt

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2011
Desperate campaigns engage in desperate tactics, and the Romney campaign with its “zany” comment today now has sunk lower, bringing up Newt’s Tiffany purchases: In a capitalist country, what business is it of anyone what someone purchases with their own money? Charles, I’m sure you’ll be all over this tonight, right? The…
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Rinoplasty

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2011
Various interesting stuff: Thursday night is Fox News Iowa Debate, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.  I’ll cover it, but haven’t decided whether to do Live Event or simply commentary at the breaks.  What do you think? Moe Lane takes a look at the new Pennsylvania redistricting map, and likes what he sees.  (added)…
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