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He lost the Middle East, but he got bin Laden

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
There are two important columns each of which addresses the surge of Islamists throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. The first column, by Andy McCarthy, focuses on reports that the Obama administration is using Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi as a conduit for contact with the Taliban: The surrender is complete now. The Hindu reports that the…
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Bitter headlines Tuesday night

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
The Des Moines Register came out with its final polling last night, and here were the numbers in percentage points:  Romney (24), Paul (22), Santorum (15), Gingrich (12), Perry (11), Bachmann (7). Santorum is surging averaging 10% the first two days of polling, but the second two days put him just below Romney, with 22%…
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The battle lines for 2012 are drawn

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2012
Those who seek to spread the wealth versus those who seek to spread a work ethic. Thanks to Linda who spotted this vehicle in, you guessed it, the Lowe’s parking lot in Nashville, TN:
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Saturday Night Card Game (I give up: “Colorblind ideology is a form of racism”)

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
It has been an active year at the Saturday Night Card Game.  Here are some of my favorite games of the past year: Dem Base Fractures Into Twitter War And Charges Of Racism Against Professional Left “I didn’t call you racist, I just pointed out you’re white” The 10th Amendment is racist Nikki Haley is…
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End of year pondering

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
It has been quite a year here at Legal Insurrection. The big event was the blog format switchover in mid-June.  I’m very happy with the transition, and even happier with the new software and format.  If you need help with a new or old blog, I highly recommend Ed Burns. We now have…
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Last day of the year open

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
A collection of things: Syrian exiles: ‘Clinton told dissidents to lay down their arms’ Elizabeth Warren is so bad we need to support Scott Brown. No fracking, the movie. Jinx. Fabulous 50 blog awards. Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran, triggers. Who makes “Newt Gingrich [look] like Miss Manners”? How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mitt Romney The C…
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“Not Predictions” for 2011 – Graded

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
Here were my “not predictions” for 2011, graded: I would not classify the following as predictions unless they come true, in which case I am a genius.  Here are some things I’m looking at in the coming year (list to be updated throughout the day). There will be a government shutdown crisis over…
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“Tax returns for college transcripts” will not work

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
The second Mitt Romney announced he would not release his income tax returns if he becomes nominee I predicted it would not stand because the refusal would, at a minimum, create a major distraction.  It’s part of a larger problem with secrecy which will haunt Romney if he is the nominee. The most likely…
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Worst Tweet of the Year

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
The Best Bumper Sticker of the Year, Worst Bumper Sticker of the Year and Best Tweet of the Year competitions have left me on the verge of blogger burnout, but I soldier on, because that’s just the way I am.  And the internet never stops. The Worst Tweet of the Year competition w…
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Hey, let’s make fun of Newt crying about his deceased mother

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
I posted earlier about Newt Gingrich’s emotional discussion of his mother, in which he shed tears while discussing his memories. What kind of person would make fun of this, and what type of supporters laugh in response? Mitt tweaks Newt: ‘I won’t cry’: POLITICO’s Emily Schultheis, on the trail with Mitt Romney in New Hampshire,…
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How disastrous was Santorum’s endorsement of Specter? Can you say ‘Obamacare’?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
Rick Santorum backed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in 2004.  It was a tough race with Toomey mounting a credible, well-financed challenge. Toomey’s candidacy, by his own estimation, was one of the precursors to the Tea Party movement: The “battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party” between big spending moderates and committed…
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“Mothers are the civilizing influence”

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
It’s the major headline at Drudge: But the headline suggests it’s a reaction to polling, but instead it was questioning by Frank Luntz about Newt’s mother. The most poignant moment to me was not the discussion of his mother but at 4:25 when he recounted a story told by a young mother about how…
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So much of what the left-wing said about Coulter turns out to be true

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
Who would have expected it.  Ann Coulter in her endorsement of Mitt Romney gave a very misleading account of Rick Santorum’s immigration record, asserting that he voted against E-Verify. Ann’s a lawyer, so she knows that omitting material facts can be just as much a fraud as stating false facts.  And Ann…
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SOPA will make the whole internet like WordPress.com

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
Readers have been emailing me about the dangers of the Stop Online Privacy [wow, what a slip] Piracy Act but I’ve been a bit distracted.  Here’s the concern from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: The “Stop Online Piracy Act”/”E-PARASITE Act” (SOPA) and “The PROTECT IP Act” (PIPA) are the latest in a series…
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