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“We understand a load of crap when we see it”

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
Via The Fix, two prominent Iowa supporters of Newt Gingrich held a phone conference late this afternoon with the press in which they pushed back against the attacks on Newt: Iowa supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich assailed Mitt Romney’s negative attacks, even as the former Massachusetts governor pulled back. “We…
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Mock the vote – Open

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
Doings today that didn’t quite fit a full post: Smitty is having none of that crap National Popular Vote proposal.  I posted about this very bad idea back in October.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; and if it is broke, don’t make it so that Democrats have an easier time…
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Strangest, er, bedfellows ever

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
Repeal of sodomy, bestiality ban sparks fight on Defense bill: As the final Defense authorization bill gets hammered out in conference committee, one surprising issue is riling both social conservatives and animal rights activists: the repeal of a ban on sodomy and bestiality…. News of the bestiality repeal has sparked conservative groups like…
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Does it matter if Herman Cain was completely innocent?

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
We’ll never know now, will we?  And it’s ancient history, right? We have substituted speculation and conjecture for proof.  Such as, the woman who says she had a 13 year affair with Cain says they went to the Tyson-Holyfield fight together.  Cain denies it.  It’s a provable/disprovable fact, but no one bothered to…
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The attack on Newt goes Sci-Fi

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
ABC is hosting a debate Saturday night.  I’ll be live here. Should be fun.  Let’s see if Romney has the guts to confront Newt face to face with all the “crazy” talk being spread about Newt by Romney’s campaign, surrogates and supporters, and if he can do it successfully.  If not, he’s…
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NLRB suit against Boeing was just a collective bargaining chip

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
The decision of the National Labor Relations Board to prevent Boeing from relocating some manufacturing to South Carolina was hailed as a necessary step to punish anti-union retaliation by the company. It all was a mere tool to give uthe machinists’ union greater bargaining power, which it then used in negotating a new contact with…
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The cowardly brave stand against Trump

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
Rick Santorum was right about the rank hypocrisy of GOP candidates who seek Donald Trump’s endorsement but will not appear at the NewsMax debate because Trump is the moderator: “Many of my opponents jockeyed to be the first to fly up to New York and use Donald Trump for a photo op…
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“They cheated for Bush, so hey, I’m going to cheat to get Scott Walker out of here”

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
So says a man interviewed by a Wisconsin news station about his signing petitions to recall Scott Walker 80 times: Man:”I think I signed about 80 times.” Wainscott:”You’ve signed 80 petitions, you think?” Man:”I signed a lot of them for the past two weeks. I’ve been  seeing them at the Grand Avenue Mall….
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Romney’s strategy of crazy

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
The attacks on Newt Gingrich from the Romney campaign and it supporters in the Beltway political and media echelons have become quite personal. The fervor reminds me not so much of a heated argument on the merits, but of a child custody proceeding in which Romney seeks to have Newt not only lose…
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Times are hard

Posted by  ▪  December 9, 2011
That was the subject line on an email from reader Cathy, who writes: When Obama supporters can’t afford new bumper stickers. Red marker over the year. Saw this in Longwood Florida today. We were at a stop light. :)  
 

Stuffed

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2011
Things I could not fit into separate posts: Self-described liberal law professor says Elena Kagan should recuse herself from Obamacare case, but ends with “Now, as to Justice Thomas …”  Concern troll? Something so important about Newt it occupies reporters’ time.  Something actually important. Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that there is something…
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“Some of these candidates … are playing right into the left’s playbook”

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2011
Some good advice which is being completely ignored already: “So we do need to make sure our candidate is vetted and ready to go, and I  certainly at this point I would advise our candidates to remember to focus on  the problems that Barack Obama has caused this country. Quit nitpicking at each other….
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Iran displays downed drone (Update – a fake?)

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2011
Fully intact: Iranian TV has shown the first video footage of an advanced US drone aircraft that Tehran says it downed near the Afghan border. Images show Iranian military officials inspecting the RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft which appears to be undamaged. US officials have acknowledged the loss of the unmanned plane, saying it had malfunctioned. However,…
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Romney brings out big guns, shoots self in foot

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2011
Romney is losing it.  His coordinated assault on Newt does not make the case for Romney. And it’s embarrassing.  Romney brought out former Congressman and former Senator Jim Talent to bash Newt’s leadership as Speaker. Talent forgets that the internet has a long memory, and that Talent supported Newt for Speaker of…
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Scott Brown needs to rediscover what got him elected in the first place

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2011
No one could have seen this coming, right? Democrat Elizabeth Warren has opened up a lead against Republican incumbent Scott Brown for the first time in their U.S. Senate showdown, but a barrage of attack ads appears to have damaged Warren and Brown’s standing among Massachusetts voters, a new University of Massachusetts…
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Ben Nelson, the farewell song

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2011
Democratic Senator Ben Nelson from Nebraska negotiated the now infamous “Cornhusker Kickback” payoff from Obama for Nelson’s vote in favor of Obamacare. The payoff was an embarrassment for the people of Nebraska, as I noted at the time.  One Nebraska family care physician wrote an open letter to Nelson: As a family practice physician in…
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It would be easier

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2011
to coexist with you if you weren’t such an offensive, self-righteous, self-indulgent big mouth. Thanks to reader David who took this photo (at a red light, right?) in Havertown, PA, in August: