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Things I never thought I’d say

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
Is it worth taking a look at Jon Huntsman, who I long ago dismissed as a media creation and someone who filled space at the debates, with an “if I wanted to vote for Mitt Romney I’d vote for Mitt Romney” attitude? What got me thinking about this was this tweet last night…
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Smothering Reagan

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
William Kristol writes: For every American conservative, not once but whenever he wants it, it’s always the evening of November 4, 1980, the instant when we knew Ronald Reagan, the man who gave the speech in the lost cause of 1964, leader of the movement since 1966, derided by liberal elites and despised…
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How long until Feds issue new interstate trucking regulations

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2011
banning signage on trucks other than the name and logo of the company, although waivers will be issued to companies whose executives donate to Obama which can demonstrate hardship, in the discretion of the Secretary of Transportation? Thanks to Michael from Constant Conservative who took this photo just south of Tea, South Dakota,…
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Gingrich Wins Newt-Newt ‘Lincoln-Douglas’ Debate (and Tweet of the Night)

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
It was 90 minutes of Newt showing why he is the smartest guy on any stage, and I mean that as a compliment. Newt was in command, and had a particularly good explanation of how to respond to Democratic scare tactics on social security.  One of the best I’ve heard.  When I…
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Cain-Gingrich “Lincoln-Douglas” Debate – Live

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
The debate between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich is scheduled for 90 minutes starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.  We will have an embed if available, or you can open a separate window for The Right Scoop or C-SPAN. To comment in the live feed please register in the CoverIt-Live box using OpenID…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Three reasons why conservatives should not play the race card)

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Herman Cain and some of his supporters in the media stand accused of playing the race card in response to the Politico-driven accusations that Cain engaged in sexual harassment, charges which as of yet are…
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Pre-Gaming The Newt-Cain Debate

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
Newt and Cain Debate at 8, and there are both many ways this could have happened and many ways this debate could go.  Below, I outline a number of possibilities.  Not that many people will watch this, but many opinion leaders will, and soundbites will certainly make the news, be passed…
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“a trick he has performed deftly in previous races”

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
HillaryIs44 has a good post on the Obama-lovin’ media and how it covers for Obama’s campaign dirty tricks. The post is in response to this statement by Ben Smith at Politico: If the catchphrase weren’t already taken, you could call Barack Obama’s signature style of negative politics “leading  from behind.” But as the president’s…
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Cain-Newt debate — live here tonight

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich are having a Lincoln-Douglas style debate tonight in Texas, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. I’ll be doing a live blog for it, and I’ll try to embed the C-Span live coverage, if that is possible (I don’t think it’s possible, so if anyone has a link to…
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Best. Memeorandum. Thread. Ever.

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
That Memeorandum algorithm is smart, really smart.  It not only finds the blog posts and stories which drive the debate, it also pulls a snippet of text from the post so readers get a sense of what’s really important in the story. And in the case of Politico’s never-ending attempt to drive…
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All of the sudden, Politico wants to be fair and balanced

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
After spending a week portraying Herman Cain as a sexual predator, allegations which so far have resulted in NO FACTS sustantiating the innuendo, Politico now wants to be fair and balanced and tell us that Cain actually led industry efforts to fight sexual harassment, Under Herman Cain, NRA launched Sex Harassment…
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Tin soldiers and Trumpka coming

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2011
As you know, next week is a crucial vote on Referendum No. 2 in Ohio, which needs to pass in order to put the collective bargaining reform bill into effect.  Polling does not look good.  There also is another referendum on education reform. Thanks to a reader who is volunteering in the…
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Open (Non-Cain news only)

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011
I really don’t want this to turn into one of those foul-mouthed blogs, but this is pushing me to the limit: Asked if the country’s consistently high unemployment rate made him vulnerable in the upcoming 2012 election, Obama insisted “the least of my concerns at the moment is the politics of a…
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Politico now owns most misleading headline ever

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011
The woman who accused Herman Cain of something and got a check from the National Restaurant Association is refusing to provide any details of her complaint even though the NRA released her from her confidentiality agreement. I repeat.  The woman will not provide any facts or details, will not speak to the…
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Cain accuser – now not willing to talk // Added: Politico and NY Times spin refusal as accuser “confirming” and “standing by” her complaint

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011
That’s the word I’m hearing.  Even though the National Restaurant Association was willing to waive the confidentiality agreement. Updates:  CNN reports: Joel Bennett, the attorney for one the women who has accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said Friday that his client “made a complaint in good faith about a series of inappropriate…
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The case (or not) against Herman Cain

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011
So many are calling Cain a liar or worse for not remembering a second settlement with a woman whom he allegedly “sexually harassed.”  How could he not know of a settlement? Details are dribbling out which support the conclusion that Cain was not involved and would not have known about that settlement,…
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What 1.8 Billion People Do

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2011
My friend Zach linked to this amazing article this morning: The Shadow Superpower. In many countries – particularly in the developing world — System D [the black market] is growing faster than any other part of the economy, and it is an increasing force in world trade. But even in developed countries, after the…
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