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Cicilline vulnerable in RI-01

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2012
One of my focus races is the attempt by Republican Brendan Doherty to unseat Democrat David Cicilline in RI-01, my home district. Cicilline is very unpopular due to the mess he left behind when he was the Mayor of Providence.  While Cicilline was able to hide the problems when he ran for…
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Retire Richard Lugar, Elect Richard Mourdock

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2012
There is a prime opportunity in the Indiana Republican primary to elect a solid conservative, Richard Mourdock, and to retire Obama’s favorite Republican, Richard Lugar, who has an abysmal voting record. I will be supporting Mourdock, and I hope you will help with this important race. I first wrote about Mourdock back in November.  Since…
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The handwriting on the wall

Posted by  ▪  February 28, 2012
Have you noticed, there have been a lot of handwritten, or in this case painted, anti-Obama signs on vehicles lately.  It’s almost as it a mere bumper sticker cannot contain the rage. Thanks to Jane from Olympia, Washington: Thought you might like this—there was more writing on the other side of the van,…
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Reasons for the Tea Party movement still apply

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2012
Instapundit links to articles on the third anniversary of the Tea Party movement, when the first rallies were held. I attribute the rise to the rant earlier in February 2009 by Rick Santelli. I can watch this over and over again without getting tired of it.  It’s more true today than three years…
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It’s days like this

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2012
It’s days like this when I particularly appreciate reader tips: The Dersh: The odious ‘Israel first’ libel. (h/t jimzinsocal in Tip Line) Rape, They Cried. Hundreds  of threats for assault victim in case dismissed by Quran-minded judge. Here Comes Obama’s 3 AM Phone Call.  And, The Prime Minister of Israel is Calling. WeirdDave:  Come on, Ann. 55%…
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David Friedman on Global Warming

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2012
David Friedman, the son of that Friedman, is one of my favorite bloggers. He isn’t terribly hard to read and he doesn’t update daily, but – when he writes – it is worth the wait. Take, for example, his most recent post:  A while back I read an article attacking Bjorn Lomborg, an…
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Thing you may have missed

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2012
this weekend, but before you check those out, remember Kathleen’s post about the changes to Google privacy policies which take effect March 1, and how you can protect yourself. David Gergen and four white guys walk into a womb and … Joe Biden visits “Road Island” to support Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Hate crimes laws go…
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The Twinkie Enticement

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2012
With the backlash to the ever growing power of the federal government and its increased dominance in our lives, one must ask, how did this behemoth come to be in the first place? First, a little constitutional primer is in order to understand our current predicament. Under our constitutional system of government,…
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Not vomitous

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2012
Rick Santorum, referring to a speech by then Senator John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in 1960, said the speech made him want to vomit because Kennedy used the term “absolute” separation of church and state. The transcript is here.   (h/t conservativegram in the Tip Line)  Read the whole sentence…
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Pure Vermont

Posted by  ▪  February 27, 2012
Oops, forgot, not allowed to say that. From reader Tom, who spotted this Vermont vehicle on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY, and writes: You’ve probably already seen the “responsible” sticker, but it was new for me. Thanks for your continued insight on all things conservative. Actually, I don’t think we’ve seen the “responsible” sticker before, although…
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Turbo Taxed enough already

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2012
One of our readers, Patricia, has started doing graphic production work for a local Tea Party group, check out her first item. Elsewhere: AP Rigs Poll for Obama . Krauthammer: When Will Islamic Nations Apologize To Us….  The thing about Charles is that he keeps asking questions. The president’s fuel from algae idea – “Lower Than…
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Santorum’s “team sport” remark a self-inflicted wound

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2012
Contrary to what many are saying, Mitt Romney didn’t specifically attack Santorum on No Child Left Behind at the Arizona debate (here’s the transcript). In fact, Romney defended Bush’s motives: And with regards to No Child Left Behind, the right answer there — President Bush stood up and said, you know what? The teachers unions…
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How’s that Obama comprehensive energy plan working out?

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2012
Historically high winter gas prices: Who to blame? You know. Via American Glob: Obama is still trying to make this about Republicans. Nancy Pelosi has moved on to blaming Wall Street. A few years ago Obama, Pelosi and almost every other member of their party blamed one person. The president.
 

There is no social media dance floor

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2012
WaPo is pushing the girl power theme, asserting that the ladies are taking over the social media dance floor: Are social media sites destined to always be the online equivalent of a seventh-grade dance? Men on one side, women on the other? The numbers suggest that, instead, women will soon overrun the dance floor of…
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Is Syria 2012 Iran 2009?

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2012
When Iranian protesters took to the streets in June 2009, the Obama administration policy was to keep quiet and indirectly support the regime in the hopes of luring Iran into nuclear arms talks. Only when the political pressure became too great did Obama speak out, and even then, the administration pursued the negotiaion…
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Bold colors

Posted by  ▪  February 26, 2012
Thanks to reader John for this photo, taken in a supermarket parking lot in Richmond, VA:
 

Does this mean Mitt has to occupy himself?

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2012
Anyone who has had even a cursory interaction with this blog knows that I have had some harsh criticisms for the way the Romney campaign has been run. But, um, even I didn’t accuse Mitt of acting like Occupy Wall Street: “It’s absolutely laughable to have a liberal governor of Massachusetts say that…
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