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I feel Santorum supporters’ pain

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
Supporters of Rick Santorum are on Day 3 or 4 of the type of distortion and character assassination which was unleashed on Newt beginning in mid-December, and only paused when Newt dropped in the polls. In Newt’s case, almost all of it came from Republicans, in the form of Romney’s carpet bombing negative…
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Threats, threats everywhere

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
Glenn Greenwald had a post Friday titled Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics. The post concerns Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who Greenwald alleges bullies political opponents by threatening frivolous defamation and copyright suits.  I don’t know if VanderSloot is guilty as charged by Greenwald, but I suspect the story is…
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Distracted driver

Posted by  ▪  February 19, 2012
I’ll try to remember to ask. Another one from reader Rick, who took this photo in Ithaca (at a stop light, of course) and writes: This one is non-political, but hilarious. If you don’t get it, please ask me.
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The new math

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
Obama wins even when he doesn’t win, because the MSM cheats, and that’s a charitable way of putting it: When is a tie not a tie?  And when is a tie-breaker not a tie-breaker?  When our friends in the liberal media are reporting on Obama…. The Romneys win on a comparison based on Gross…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Rewriting history in 140 characters or less)

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
The film Slavery By Another Name recently was released.  It is a moving historical account of the post-emancipation enslavement by another name of blacks through a variety of segregationist and other laws and policies. Unfortunately, but predictably, some used the movie release as an opportunity to score policital points against Republicans both past and present. This…
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All your children are belong to us

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
This writer at Salon.com argues that liberals should not homeschool their kids, Liberals, Don’t Homeschool Your Kids: Homeschooling is so unevenly regulated from state to state that it is impossible to know exactly how many homeschoolers there are. Estimates range from about 1 million to 2 million children, and the number is…
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Dissenting Justices

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
Breaking News — two Supreme Court Justices who voted against the Citizens United decision now believe the decision should be reconsidered. It is headline worthy at WaPo: In other news, Water is Wet!
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Return of the Bushi Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
A tweet regarding reports that an unnamed senior Republican Senator asserted to ABC News that if Romney cannot win Michigan, “we need a new candidate.”  The “we” apparently is the Republican political establishment, and the new candidate according to the Senator is Jeb Bush. To which Ed Morrissey tweets: Irish Spy responds, “There is…
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Santorum was wrong about the Wright-Obama double standard

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
When Foster Friess, a funder of a pro-Santorum SuperPAC, made a joke about birth control in the old days (that women kept an aspirin between their knees, meaning they kept their legs closed and were not promiscuous), there was outrage (on the internet pronounced OUTRAGE) from various quarters. In responding to questions,…
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You’ve got to be fracking kidding me

Posted by  ▪  February 18, 2012
Thanks to reader Rick who spotted this vehicle  in Ithaca, and writes: I was hoping to catch the plume of greasy black smoke which I had previously seen coming out of the exhaust pipe, but I shot too soon. But we gotta stop that fracking. Talk about small world, I had spotted the same…
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Pro-Walker signature verification effort needs your help this weekend

Posted by  ▪  February 17, 2012
As I reported the other day, petition signature checkers supporting Gov. Scott Walker are on track to identify between 100,000-200,000 invalid signatures on recall petitions. That number does not even include duplicate signatures, and we know that duplicates are a big problem. Supporters of Gov. Walker, however, need more time to go through the approximately…
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Yes, you can be conservative and not support Santorum

Posted by  ▪  February 17, 2012
I still support Newt, but I’m not oblivious to the challenges currently facing his campaign. So what if …. Should the race come down to Santorum or Romney, I’d have to think about it, as shocking as that may sound given my criticisms of Romney.  That’s not so much a vote of confidence…
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De Whine

Posted by  ▪  February 17, 2012
Mike DeWine, Attorney General of Ohio, is switching from Mitt to Rick, and he used to be a Tim supporter, so this is big news: Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was in line for a key endorsement on Friday from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who had earlier endorsed Mitt Romney, CNN…
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Euro Solutions

Posted by  ▪  February 17, 2012
The European Union is in deep water but that, thankfully, hasn’t stopped the Europeans from laughing at themselves. einige Schadenfreude (some Schadenfreude): “Dinner for One” (with subtitles) There are apparently a series of videos with Merkel and Sarko dubbed over discussing the Euro Crisis. It’s pretty funny … if you’re on this side of the…
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