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Most Brutal Debate Video and Tweets Ever

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
Full report on CNBC debate here.  The only part that will be remembered is Rick Perry’s freeze on stage.  He was having a reasonable debate until that point.  I feel sorry for him.  One freeze on stage should not end a campaign, but the reaction will be brutal because it fits…
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CNBC Republican Debate

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
Final assessment:  Newt was the star, combative in a good way and very knowledgeable.  Romney was strong at the start but faded.  Cain dealt with accusations well but went to 9-9-9 for everything, I think he’s still well liked but not making the case for himself.  Perry has a freeze which…
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The worst thing anyone could do is falsely accuse someone of … working for Politico

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
So many conservative blogs and Twitterers are joining in the hysteria directed at the Cain campaign because campaign manager Mark Block erroneously stated last night that the son of accuser Sharon Kraushaar works at Politico.  I heard it when he said it on the Hannity show, but it turns out that the…
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Chinese state “capitalism”

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
As I mentioned yesterday, Ying Ma came back to Cornell last night to present her take on “Chinese state capitalism.” I took notes on the presentation: Basic overview: In the 1990s, China had an acrimonious relationship w. US. Politicians and commentators were constantly complaining about China’s stance on human rights & allegations…
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Someday

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
… when I’m a big, powerful blogger, I’ll get offers like this: CHARGING IN MY GARAGE RIGHT NOW:  A NISSAN LEAF.  Actually, it’s fully charged  this morning after about 12 hours on the 110v portable charger.  No, I didn’t buy one:  The Nissan folks loaned me one overnight to test-drive and blog…
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Phase 2 rollout!

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
The long-promised Phase 2 is here: Phase 2 will take place sometime over the summer [hah!], hopefully sooner rather than later.  Phase 2 will include the creation of a format off the home page for registered users in which we can focus on specific political races, topics, or candidates independent of any…
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About last night (‘s elections)

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
I did not follow yesterday’s elections as closely as I should have.  I’ve been a bit, er, distracted the past week. Ohio was a loss for those who want to save state and local governments from the grip of unsustainable union control.  The national unions went all in, and won big.  There…
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More Newt momentum

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
Newt appeared on Center Seat to face the panel Mitt Romney refuses to face (video h/t The Right Scoop): Steven Hayward at Powerline points out a key point: Maybe the best part was when Steve Hayes played the infamous TV ad Newt cut with Nancy Pelosi three years ago about the “climate crisis”…
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Cain accuser Kraushaar is serial complainer

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
How ironic that Karen Kraushaar, whose identity became known only yesterday, called Herman Cain a serial denier. It turns out that Kraushaar is a serial complainer, demanding money at a second employer for supposed inappropriate language, via AP: A woman who settled a sexual harassment complaint against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in 1999…
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Keep up this talk

Posted by  ▪  November 9, 2011
and pretty soon the nanny state will try to stop us from using cell phones while driving. Thanks to reader Robert in Texas, who writes: I saw this in the visitors parking lot at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs this summer. Covers all the bases, yes?
 

Things I regret saying on the internet

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Why I respect Jennifer Rubin (October 22, 2011) … … … The post in question was limited to the following matter of respect: I don’t always agree with Jennifer Rubin, the not-liberal blogger at The Washington Post, who used to blog at Commentary. But I respect her because unlike the Stockholm Syndrome suffering not-liberal columnists at The New…
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Herman Cain News Conference (Update – complete denial)

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Summary of press conference.  Complete denial.  Doesn’t even remember Bialek.  As to other named accuser, Karen Kraushaar, repeats that only accusation he remembers is about gesturing the height of his wife.  Took plenty of questions from reporters from major networks. ———— Starts with lawyer Lin Wood, who represented Richard Jewell (wrongly accused in…
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“Not exactly a profile in courage” Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve enjoyed watching various candidates on Brett Baier’s Center Seat. It’s a place for the panel to question the candidates pretty vigorously. But one candidate will not appear. It’s inexplicable. And now confirmed:  Added: Baier still is trying, this time for a one-on-one. If Romney is afraid of Charles Krauthammer, how will…
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Not the Chinese century, unless we want it to be

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve posted before about the Chinese real estate bubble, and what will happen when this bubble bursts. Rather than worshipping the Chinese economy like Obama does (high speed trains anyone?), we should be recognizing that the Chinese model, like the Soviet model, is artificial and contrived.  There is only so much that…
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D.C. Court of Appeals upholds Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
The opinion isn’t on the court website yet, but here’s how The Wall Street Journal describes it: A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that last year’s federal health-care overhaul is constitutional, handing the Obama administration another legal victory ahead of the Supreme Court’s likely consideration of the law. The U.S. Court…
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Ying Ma visits Cornell

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
Ying Ma, a former president of the Cornell Review, has come back to campus for a visit. She’s definitely one of the better-known names with Review pedigree. (J.P. Freire & Ann Coulter are two other prominent Review alums.) She released a book last year, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, and serves at…
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Fear of Newt on blog-team Romney

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2011
I’ve been focusing on Newt’s rise since the debates in early September, when he distinguished himself as the statesman on stage and the guy focused on the ultimate prize, defeating Obama.  While Perry and Romney squabbled, and Santorum and Bachmann tried to score points attacking Perry and Romney, Newt impressed with…
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