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Still not a believer

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
Maybe I have not recovered from witnessing the ability of the nation to delude and deceive itself, as happened in 2008. I never understood the attraction in the first place, so I’m not believing that when the recovering deluded and deceived enter the voting booth, they will not pull the same lever (or…
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Because his September (2009) speech to a Joint Session went so well

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
… Obama decided to do it again on a jobs plan. The 2009 health care speech was what I dubbed the “have your cake and eat it too” speech, in which Obama lashed out at critics of the pending House and Senate legislation while offering solutions which were pie in the sky.  Obama also called…
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Puuuuush

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2011
That’s what the driver of this car would have to do if not for big bad oil. Thanks to reader Joseph, who writes: I noticed this in a Jacksonville Beach parking lot as I was on my way to catch some waves from the hurricane after a Michele Bachmann event. Apparently they believe oil isn’t…
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Obama: Okay, I’ll do it Thursday (Reader Poll added)

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Obama, having bid to disrupt a previously scheduled Republican primary debate at the Reagan Libary on Wednesday, September 7, was rebuffed by John Boehner, who just said No, do it on Thursday. Obama caved, and now has agreed to give the speech on Thursday. Which conflicts with the NFL season opener. Who gets the…
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Irene-hype Tweets of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
My town in Rhode Island still is mostly without power, as is much of the state.  My wife returned there briefly today (we were in Ithaca when Irene hit) and called me to say “I’ve never seen anything like this.”  Even several days later the roads/yards are littered with debris and…
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Quote of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Allahpundit: The worst part is that, with the economy on the brink of a double-dip and consumer confidence falling off a cliff, this guy’s mind is still so preoccupied with the campaign that he can’t muster a moment of presidential leadership without counterprogramming it against a Republican primary event. Update 9/1/2011:  Because his…
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Boehner: Do speech on Thursday

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
As a follow up to my prior post on Obama’s calculated request that he give a speech to a Joint Session of Congress the same evening as a Republican primary debate, and the first day Congress is back in session, John Boehner has not said Yes or No, but requested Obama…
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“Free the economy”

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
That’s it.
 

Just say No to Obama Joint Session of Congress campaign speech

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Obama has sent a request for a Joint Session of Congress appearance, this time to deliver his jobs speech.  And guess what, he asked for it the night of a previously scheduled Republican primary debate: President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress next week to deliver his jobs speech directly…
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Anti-Tea Party fox, human rights henhouse

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Via Chicago Tribune: An investigator for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s human rights agency got a slap on the wrist for forwarding an e-mail before last November’s election that contended the Republican Party had been hijacked by “dangerous, radical hate mongers called the ‘Tea Party.’” The e-mail, sent on a state computer, claimed talk…
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Because it’s worked so well for him so far

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Obama plans a fall offensive against Republicans, according to The Hill (via JWF and Instapundit): President Obama is preparing to fight a political war this fall on two fronts — the first against Republicans who want his job and the second against Republicans who want to make his job more difficult. Obama is…
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Welcome to Irene-Hype Central

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Rhode Island still is without power in much of the state, including my neighborhood.  National Grid is estimating that power will not be restored to the entire town until September 5. As of yesterday, as reported by The Providence Journal: Electrical power was the biggest casualty of Tropical Storm Irene –– and the…
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I haven’t recovered yet from the first

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2011
Thanks to reader Greg who writes: I’m a young Legal Insurrection reader from North Carolina. I designed this anti-Obama bumper sticker and would really appreciate if you could help me spread the design so people can re-post or print it themselves. The beauty is that at first glance it looks pro-Obama, so…
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Widener Law School fundraising leader criticizes sanctions imposed on Prof. Lawrence Connell

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2011
I previously posted about the resignation of Capt. (Ret.) Robert P. Taishoff, a major donor to Widener Law School and Chair of the school’s fundraising campaign, Widener Law School loses major donor over Connell case. I indicated that I had seen the text of Taishoff’s resignation communication, and that it was clear he…
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The Madison Flotilla

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2011
I should know never to make a categorical statement about anything, because I have several thousand fact checkers/helpers. This morning I joked that I had not seen any boats involved in the Madison protests. Thanks to reader Patricia for sending me a link to a post about the Madison flotilla organized to protest at…
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Clarence Thomas on verge of victory

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2011
That’s a theme in a very worthwhile article about Thomas written by Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker: These tempests obscure a larger truth about Thomas: that this year has also  been, for him, a moment of triumph. In several of the most important areas of  constitutional law, Thomas has emerged as…
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From “the best and the brightest” to “the best of the worst”

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2011
The Kennedy administration has been described as having attracted the best and the brightest to government service, sometimes with bad but well-intentioned results. I don’t know Alan Krueger, Obama’s new head of the Council of Economic Advisers.  But Ezra Klein claims to know a lot about Krueger, describing him as such: … Krueger is arguably…
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