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Confirmed: Romneycare template for Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2012
I read the analysis below, and then I look at the hyperbolic rhetoric about how Mitt Romney is the most electable and Newt must be destroyed, and I just shake my head in disbelief. Via James Pethokoukis: It’s one thing when Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum say Romneycare was the inspiration for Obamacare….
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Drudge versus history

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2012
Politico’s homepage top headline is The right drops a bomb on Newt featuring photos of Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, Elliot Abrams and Matt Drudge. Just like in December, the rise of Newt has caused panic in Republican circles. In December the charge was led by National Review, and now it’s being led by Matt Drudge, as…
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Nancy Reagan 1995: Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
There is something truly obscene about the full blown assault on Newt Gingrich’s strong Reagan conservative history from and on behalf of Mitt Romney, who unabashedly ran away from the Reagan legacy and conservative principles in his 1994 Senate campaign and 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Truly obscene. The latest iteration comes from Elliott…
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Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Rick Santorum’s campaign?

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
Rick Santorum has said he will be in the race for the long haul, and I have no reason to doubt his sincerity. But what message does it send his supporters in Florida that he’s not even hanging around for election night? Failing to show early signs of momentum in the Sunshine State,…
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Gov. Scott Walker looking strong in early recall polling

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
Come on Cheeseheads.  So what if your team isn’t going to the Super Bowl, we need someone to get us out of the funk.  Or at least me. I’ve long predicted that a Scott Walker win in the recall will be the perfect launch to the presidential campaign against The One. Looks like…
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Panic at the disco

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
S.E. Cupp, who previously called Newt a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, is on the verge of a breakdown, Newt’s Doomed Crusade: At the risk of sounding maudlin or apocalyptic, the conservative movement is  poised to become irrelevant or simply extinct…. [C]onservatives are in dire need of a come-to-Jesus-moment, the  likes of which…
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Romney campaign sends mass email quoting Pelosi threat against Newt (Update: Pelosi backs off)

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
I told you this morning that anti-Newt forces would try to use Nancy Pelosi’s claim that she had secret information about Newt. And the Romney campaign didn’t waste any time, sending out a mass e-mail quoting Pelosi as well as Romney attacking Newt on Fox & Friends about Pelosi’s statement. Here’s the e-mail (click to…
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Claiming credit for Marco Rubio

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
There’s something of a scuffle going on in Florida right now over the 2010 election of Marco Rubio and the hiring of Charlie Crist’s Florida staff by the Romney campaign.  Newt implicitly is tying Romney to Crist. Rubio, who has not endorsed anyone, in response, says that Romney is not Crist, and  asserts…
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Romney’s claims about Newt’s ethics charge are false and misleading

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
Mitt Romney’s key debate line of late is that Newt resigned in disgrace over ethics charges. It’s even featured in the most recent Romney advertisement (not his SuperPAC) running in Florida. I posted links the other day showing that the charges against Newt were political and that he ultimately was was vindicated on…
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Nancy Pelosi’s evil mind games (Update: Pelosi backs off)

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
There’s something Nancy Pelosi knows that no one else who was involved in the congressional investigation of Newt in the 1990s knows?  (BTW, this Byron York column on how politicized and wrong the ethics charges against Newt were is a must read.) Not even any of the anti-Newt Republicans from the 1990s who have spoken out against…
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A promise to keep

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2012
Thanks to Linda from Tennessee for this photo taken at the Davidson Country Republican luncheon:
 

SOTU in one sentence

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2012
… Some said the state of our union was getting stronger, while others said it was getting weaker,  but I was getting bin Laden.   —————– Prior sentences:  SOTU Speech (2011) In One Sentence, Obama Afghanistan Speech in One Sentence, Jewish History In One Sentence
 

SOTU Group Commiseration

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2012
Speech starts at 9 p.m. Lock your arms around each other in a big circle and repeat while swaying back and forth: This is not happening, this is not happening, …. Please sign in to CoverItLive if you want your comments to appear automatically, otherwise they will sit until I get around to…
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Rationalizany

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2012
Coming to gripes: A frank discussion of Mitt’s Bain problem, in other words, something which is almost impossible now in conservative circles without being called “anti-capitalist” (h/t OCBill). Where are the hard drives?  Newt’s campaign should be pushing this harder. National Review editors still don’t like Newt. Washington Post columnists still don’t like Newt. Scott Walker has…
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The Great Panic of 2012

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2012
Did you hear what Andrea Mitchell said last night after the debate?  I did, and so did David Limbaugh. If true, abject panic is just below the surface: (video added, via Greg Hengler) We may be at Kübler-Ross Stage 4 over the prospect of a Romney nomination, but they are about to move from anger…
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When Romney, NYT and Drudge attack

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2012
Newt was very subdued on stage last night. I noted at the time that it probably was a strategy of not taking Romney’s bait, but he needs to be more aggressive in defending when Romney attacks. The video below is being hyped by both the NY Times and Drudge as Newt threatening to…
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Money well spent

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2012
Alan Grayson still appears here every now and then. Elizabeth Warren hasn’t been seen for a long time, I guess she’s on work detail helping build the roads for the factory owners to use. But I’ve noticed a lot of these lately: I can handle that.  So long as she stays away.