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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:
 

Romney sending John Sununu to attack Newt is a second unexpected Christmas present

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
As I noted the other day, Mitt Romney’s new strategy is to send out surrogates to attack Newt. Tomorrow it is former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, a big name in New Hampshire politics but someone whose name is associated with two of the most major conservative failures in the post-Vietnam war history of the Republican…
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Fraud, etc.

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
Some interesting doings: He may not have stolen the whole election, but he may have stolen Indiana. Via Sarah Palin, looks like Fast & Furious was purely political, to make the case for gun control, the smoking gun. I know that people are sick of me posting stuff about Newt, but he’s crush…
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Please, let it be sandbagging.

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
One of my friends circulated a link to a disturbing article from WaPo: When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids. Basically, an “administrator” with a BS and two MAs flunked this extremely basic 10th grade Florida state math test. This is the test in question: http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdf/releasepdf/06/FL06_Rel_G10M_TB_Cwf001.pdf.  After reading his review of the test,…
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Newt: I’ll appoint John Bolton as Secretary of State

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
At the Republican Jewish Coalition conference a few minutes ago Newt Gingrich announced “If he will accept it, I will appoint John Bolton as Secretary of State.” I’ll post the video when available, it was a great speech with lots of applause. Update: The video -
 

Obama cancels vacation, Romney claims credit

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
After a firestorm of controversy, Obama is cancelling his Hawaii vacation. Association does not equal causation.  But what the hey, that’s what campaign managers are for: Update: A reader says that the tweet simply is repeating the original headline of the linked post at The Hill and that the headline was changed…
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Saga Blago diagnosis in one sentence

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
And so it ends.  14 years, which means just under 12 to serve. As long-time readers know, I’ve followed Saga Blago almost since the beginning of this blog.  It was my first and longest lasting blog obsession. I take no joy in the sentence, although it does seem roughly appropriate. As does this comment by the…
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Showdown in Sioux City

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
I’m really looking forward to the Fox News Iowa Debate on December 15 in Sioux City. Really looking forward to it, because Romney has to go after Newt big time.  He can’t leave it to Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann.  It’s Tim Pawlenty time if he doesn’t do it, and do it…
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Obama grows shorter

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
I have posted numerous times before about Obama’s penchant for creating false choices in his speeches, invariably some non-existent supposedly conservative position versus his position. This enables Obama to knock down the conservative straw man and make his own position seem reasonable by contrast.  He’s a classic shorter. It’s a cheap rhetorical trick,…
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The company he still keeps

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
I posted two days ago about the interrelationship between the Obama campaign and the Center for American Progress, White House and Think Progress merger complete.  A former senior Obama campaign staffer now runs CAP, and a current senior CAP strategist is set to take over Obama campaign messaging from inside the…
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“They fear him with a great fear, and with extremely good reason”

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
Great analysis of Nancy Pelosi’s threatened blackmail of Newt Gingrich, from Bill Quick of Daily Pundit (via The Other McCain).  It sure does feel good to read and imagine: You know what, though?  She’s got bupkus that will make any difference.  The Dems are absolutely terrified of Newt Gingrich in the White…
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Don’t guess

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2011
We know how they would be treated. Another one from Jason, who writes: Whenever I see the “coexisters” I always wonder how they would be treated on the streets of Cairo…taken a couple of weeks ago in Greenville, NC
 

Teddy Roosevelt Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2011
We knew Teddy Roosevelt.  Teddy Roosevelt was a friend of ours.  And you, former Senator, are no Teddy Roosevelt.  Or something like that.
 

Today it seems like it’s all about Newt

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2011
Q.  Who was the last person to actually cut government? As pointed out at C4P: Rush is correct. Newt was indeed the last person to substantially cut Government and execute reform. However; what folks seem to confuse that with is the idea that Newt actually “cut” budgets. That was never true. He cut Government,…
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