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Obama on Bibi: “”You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Via @MarkLevin, and interesting exchange caught on unknowingly open microphones at the G20 summit: The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared:  “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every…
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No cause for champagne at Politico

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
The champagne corks must have been popping at Politico sometime just after 2 p.m. today, as Sharon Bialek presented her charges against Herman Cain. After a week of obsessive reporting (at least 91 stories about Cain’s alleged sexual harassment of employees at the National Restaurant Association), Politico had published not a single…
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An Apt EU Comparison

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Over at the DailyBeast, Stefan Theil has a really great write-up about rich nations interacting with poor nations, using a comparison of Texas/Louisiana/Florida & Greece/Italy/Spain.   Imagine 27 Barack Obamas and John Boehners trying to get a debt and banking crisis under control. That, in essence, is what the Europeans are facing…
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Cain 4th Accuser – Open

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
The details are in my prior post. Is he guilty just because someone says he is? Is he said/she said really just “she said.” I think this will be very damaging. And there probably is nothing Cain can do about it regardless of the truth. That’s the reality. Politico, of course, will use this…
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Cain “4th Accuser” press conference // Update – alleges sexual advance after termination of employment

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Summary of press conference:  Woman alleges that in 1997 after her employment terminated with a National Restaurant Association affiliate, Cain made a single sexual advance at her which she rebuffed and which he stopped after she said no.  So the allegation is not one of workplace “sexual harassment” but of an…
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Herman Cain taunts Gloria Allred

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Gloria Allred has a news conference with a “4th Accuser” scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Here’s Cain’s staff response (the link in the tweet is to Cain’s Iowa fund):  
 

“the dusty old form of the personal political blog”

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
That’s how Ben Smith describes what he used to do at Politico.  (BTW, I’ve always distinguished bloggers at Politico from the news operation.) He’s now transformed, as of today, his personal blog at Politico into a mini whatever, with his own staff, a mechanism he sees as the future: As this cycle has…
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Newt surging in Iowa

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
Not really surprising, a trend I have been seeing for quite some time, and boosted by his strong speech at the Iowa GOP Reagan Dinner. Via Political Wire: A new We Ask America poll in Iowa finds Herman Cain leading the GOP presidential field with 22%, followed by Newt Gingrich at 18%, Mitt Romney at…
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Here we go again, 4th Cain accuser comes out

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
I predicted this would happen. It looks like there now is a fourth Cain accuser coming forward, to be accompanied at a press conference later today by Gloria Allred. A fourth woman will claim that Herman Cain sexually harassed her while at the National Restaurant Association in a press conference today, RadarOnline first…
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Bring in the Politico clowns

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
As noted in my post last night, Politico wrote 91 news stories in a one week period regarding “sexual harassment” charges against Herman Cain, without a single story stating what conduct Cain actually engaged in or was alleged to have engaged in. Howard Kurtz (via Althouse via Instapundit) took Jonathan Martin of Politico,…
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The Right Must Not Use The Race Card As Recklessly As The Left

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
As Professor Jacobson wrote on Saturday,  the Herman Cain SuperPAC is running this race-card-playing ad. Other GOP commentators, especially Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, have also been making statements along these lines.  This is wrong, especially coming from solid conservative voices. To play the race card in this fashion, with such insufficient evidence…
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It’s good business

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2011
to be anti-Republican in New York, because almost everyone who disagrees with you already has moved to Texas. We’ve seen these subway ads taking shots at Republicans before.  Thanks to reader Thomas who took this photo and writes: Spotted on the #1 train en route to my office. MMS ads are common eyesores on the…
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Politico v. Herman Cain in numbers

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
Just the stats: Days as of 8 p.m. Eastern today since Politico broke the story - 7 Politico news stories about or mentioning “Herman Cain”: 138 Politico news stories about or mentioning “sexual harassment”: 91 Politico news stories about or mentioning “sexual harassment” not involving Herman Cain: 0 Politico news stories showing what Herman Cain actually did:…
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“Occupy Wall Street is no longer a protest”

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
So says a policeman speaking about the nightly violence and mayhem at Zuccotti Square and its surroundings, as quoted in The NY Post: “Every single night it’s the same thing. I mean, some guy was a victim of  rape!” an officer snarls. “There comes a time when it’s over. This is a …
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Obama releases truly inspirational video

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
Obama’s mission is not yet completed.  He’s said previously that’s he’s not even halfway towards where he want to take this country. Now Obama’s released a video intended to inspire his supporters to give him four more years to finish the job, but a line in the video actually should inspire us: “One year…
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Catching up

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
Readers have been sending me great links, but the Politico Hunt for Herman distracted me the past few days (that was Politico’s plan, of course, because there’s only one of me and lots of them). So now I’ll start catching up, in no particular order: From LukeHandCool, this link to a story about…
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Spotted in the People’s Republic

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
of Ithaca. My first worthy bumper-sticker sighting where I had my cell phone handy! My biggest pet peeve are people who think voluntary actions are involuntary (& vice versa). For example: This doofus probably thinks that labor in the Third World is involuntary and that people in impoverished countries have the option to say,…
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