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What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong? Part 2

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
A little over two weeks ago, I wondered What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong?  I noted that Romney was slipping in polling vis-a-vis Obama, and that Romney had no history of surviving the types of onslaughts he would face in the general election. Saturday night’s debate…
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Jacked up in Georgia

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
Thanks to reader Blake who took these photos and tweets: Found these stickers plastered all over a jacked up Chevy in Athens, GA. #GoDawgs
 

Sunday night

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
Some stuff: How much is that drone worth to the Russians and Chinese?  And who believes the Iranians brought it down softly without help? Watching Obama’s 60 min interview.  Expecting the worst.  Doubt I’ll do a separate post about it, but who knows. Palestinian Authority rejects Israeli call to return to direct talks.  It’s…
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Are WI Republicans fighting the recall hard enough?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
The recall petition drive against Scott Walker has more than a month left to get the required 544,000 signatures.  Organizers assert that over 300,000 already have been collected, The assumption has to be that they will get enough signatures and that there will be a recall election sometime in the spring. Christian Schneider…
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Bad for the Jews

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
We don’t get many shots at the Big Leagues, and even fewer at professional sports stardom. So when the Hebrew Hammer has problems, it’s Bad for The Jews. As reported at JSOnline, Braun drug test positive: Did Ryan Braun cheat to become the 2011 National League most valuable player or is he the innocent…
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Attack ad?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
Hard to know if the Democratic National Committee thinks it’s hurting Newt with this, or helping him (video h/t ElectAd). I do think they’re trying to frame Gingrich’s image now that he’s the frontrunner, consistent with the DNC’s reaction at the debate last night:
 

Newt’s Palestinian comment was more than about history

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
Palestinian national identity as it currently is recognized was a reaction to the creation of Israel and most prominently the 1967 war when Israel captured territory controlled by Egypt and Jordan.  Newt Gingrich is under fire for stating this truth. It doesn’t really change the equation on the ground, and there is…
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ASAP

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
OMG, the feeling sure is catching on. Another one from Linda and her happy hunting grounds, the Lowe’s parking lot in Nashville:
 

Drake Debate – Video highlights

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Here are some video highlights from tonight’s debate. I’ll add more as they become available: The $10,000 Bet Newt responding to Romney attack, the Kennedy line Newt defending Israel and his Palestinian comments: Perry standing up for Newt on Palestinian comment, best of night
 

Drake Debate Post-Op & Tweets of Night

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Quick take:  Everyone performed well, but if Romney’s task was to take on and knock down Newt, he didn’t do it.  Romney was offered up the opportunity a number of times, and only tried once and it was weak.  It was not as cringe-worthy as when Tim Pawlenty failed to confront…
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Duel at Drake Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Tonight is the Republican Debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Everyone is expecting fireworks. We’ll see. To comment in the live feed please register in the CoverIt-Live box using OpenID (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Your Legal Insurrection registration will not work. If you comment anonymously, your comment…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Glenn Beck plays race card on Newt, and me, and you)

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Glenn Beck doesn’t like Newt.  That didn’t keep Newt from appearing on Beck’s radio show and taking the hard questions. Beck tried to force Newt into a “Teddy Roosevelt / progressive” box, but Newt was having none…
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Free afternoon

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Tonight there will be a live blog here for the debate, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern (probably will turn it live closer to 8:30). Until then, here’s a running list of stuff of interest: Glenn Greenwald is upset that I’ve been calling him out repeatedly, so he’s trying to take my post on…
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Dear Newt, three ways to crush Romney tonight

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Mitt Romney has to attack Newt tonight at the debate.  If he doesn’t, and rests on television interviews and what his surrogates have done the past few days, Romney will be Tim Pawlenty, who was not willing to confront Romney on “Obamneycare” in person. If I were Newt, here’s what I would do tonight…
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Let’s take a hunk out of Elizabeth Warren

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
You owe us, and we want our fair share of all that money you are raising online. You built a campaign out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your message to market on bandwidth the  rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to…
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Newt may not be Tea Party, but his D.C. enemies treat him like he is

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Every now and then I stumble upon a column which says exactly what I had been thinking but had not yet written. Christian Whiton absolutely is on target as to the reasons behind the collective and almost uniform piling on of Newt by the Republican pundit and political class which supports Mitt Romney, Why Washington Is…
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EARth

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Listen up.  I’m sick and tired of your feel good faux-profundity. Does it make you feel good to buy those $4 lattes at Gimme Coffee?  Maybe you should put this bumper sticker on the car too. Spotted by an LI student reader in the Collegetown section of Ithaca: