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Politically, Republicans cannot lose a 2012 Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the 11th Circuit case which found the Obamacare mandate to be unconstitutional. There is no absolute right to appeal to the Supreme Court in this case; the Court decides which cases it will take.  Dahlia Lithwick has a round up of…
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A rising tide week (Virginia, Part 2)

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011
More from the Clear Brook, Virginia van featured yesterday, from frequent commenter DINORightMarie:
 

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Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011
What’s doing? Palin’s appearance on Greta last night certainly leaves the impression she’s not running, and the reasons she articulated may very well be what she is thinking, not just cover talk: If someone doesn’t deeply want it, they should not run. Chris Christie (regardless of his merits) didn’t want it badly enough,…
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A prayer for 5772

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011
From Caroline Glick, in a must read post: It’s my prayer for coming year that US Jewish community will act with the majority of their fellow Americans to defend Israel. What’s most stunning is that such a prayer even is needed. Update: I should have pointed out that Glick cites extensively to Matthew Knee’s post…
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Norks learn Qaddafi’s lesson: Don’t give up nukes

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011
No one could have seen this coming. Via The Telegraph: Diplomatic efforts are under way to revive six-nation talks on the North’s nuclear disarmament. South Korea and the United States have held preparatory  discussions with the North since July. But Peter Hughes said senior officials there had told him that “if Colonel Kadhafi had not…
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“Patriotic Millionaires” want you to donate to them

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011
At a recent Obama campaign event masquerading as a town hall, an ex-Google executive begged Obama to raise his taxes, to which Obama responded with an Elizabeth Warren-like argument: It turns out the guy was a plant by a group called the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, which includes a number of wealthy…
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Obama’s Israel policy still misguided

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011
Obama gave a good speech at the U.N. last week, I credited him with that. But his Israel policy still encourages Palestinian intransigence, as evidenced by his demands that Israel cease building new housing units in the Jewish neighborhood of Gilo.  Gilo occupies a strategic hilltop in Jersusalem from which Arabs used…
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African-American Tea Party activist invites Morgan Freeman

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011
On Saturday night Morgan Freeman was the winner of the first ever Saturday Night Card Game Readers’ Choice Award, for his rant on the Piers Morgan show about Tea Party racism. Now a Tea Party activist has written Freeman an open letter inviting Freeman to a Tea Party rally (emphasis in original): My…
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A rising tide week (Virginia, Part 1)

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2011
This van was spotted in Clear Brook, Virginia by the husband of frequent commenter DINORightMarie. The van was covered on multiple sides, so we’ll split it into two posts.  Here’s the full rear view, followed by an enlargement of my favorite:
 

Sorry Ted, you can’t “talk our President down off of this rhetoric”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
Self-made millonaire or billionaire, and now most hated person at Firedoglake, Ted Leonsis wants Obama to stop with the class warfare: Someone needs to talk our President down off of this rhetoric about good vs. evil; about two classes and math. Our country was founded on the premise of “life, liberty and the pursuit…
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Waiting for Obama speech on 20,000 missing Libyan surface-to-air missiles

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
ABC has an exclusive: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Some exclusive. In fact, I ran a post on it earlier this month, Let the Libya “unexpected” consequences begin: Such as a “no fly zone” over all of northern Africa, spreading across the globe, because while we broke Muammar Gaddafi’s army, we didn’t fix the problem…
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Chris Christie, or the virtues of Honey Badgers

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
There has been a ton of speculation that Chris Christie may run for president after his speech at the Reagan Library.  Now that the hype about Perry and Bachmann has dwindled, the first-term NJ Gov would generate a storm of media attention. I would be ecstatic if Christie entered the race. That’s because…
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“All the working people”

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
My guess is that none of these dancers has ever been a “working people.”  (h/t @jpodhoretz) I would not be surprised to see this troupe at an Aroma Cafe soon.  Hurry up kiddies, rehearsals have started already.
 

Obama accent-uates

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
I’ve been meaning to post about Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, now famous for its “stop complainin” verbiage: “I expect all of you to march with me and press on.  Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop  complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We…
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Sue, Sarah, Sue? No.

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
Sarah Palin justifiably is outraged at the latest Joe McGinniss outrage. In addition to knowing that McGinniss and Random House published lies about her, Palin now has evidence not usually available to libel plaintiffs, in the form of an e-mail obtained by Andrew Breitbart in which McGinniss admits to not having the…
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Berkeley Bake Sale, MSA 11, Display The Unversity of California Leftists’ Playbook – And Their Hypocrisy

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
As CNN reports, and as Kathleen covered yesterday, the Berkeley campus is up in arms over the Berkeley College Republicans’ Increase Diversity Bake Sale.  The publicity stunt, scheduled for today,  is intended to show the discrimination inherent in affirmative action by selling cupcakes at different prices based on one’s level of “minorityness.” While…
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The Jewish Vote Poll Isn’t, And Is, As Bad As It Looks

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2011
While I certainly share Professor Jacobson’s skepticism of the GOP’s chances with Jewish voters in 2012, like Jennifer Rubin, I also see opportunities for significant growth, particularly if Mitt Romney is our nominee. The AJC poll showed Romney behind Obama by 50% to 32%.  Under the quick and dirty assumption that the…
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