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He always was the “candidate of fear”

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011

Toby Harndon in The Telegraph writes that Barack Obama, 2008 man of hope and change, becomes 2012 candidate of fear and status quo: [Blaming the Tea Party for the dispute over Obama's appearance before Congress] fits with the campaign strategy Obama

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The only Obama recovery so far

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2011

Thanks to frequent photographer Linda from Tennessee, who writes: just downloaded photos from my old Blackberry (got an iPhone in March) and found this photo

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Saturday Night Card Game (A single, cohesive theory)

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Seemingly disconnected events have come together this week to form a single, cohesive theory which explains the behavior which is the subject of the

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Presidential disrespect went around and now comes around

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011

G.O.P. vs. Obama: Disrespect or Just Politics? That is the deeply probing question asked by The NY Times with regard to G.O.P. opposition to Obama. There was no such question when it came to Democratic treatment of George W. Bush,

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Palin in Indianola

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011

Consider this an “open” thread. Because of travel, it’s unlikely I’ll get to watch the speech live.  It’s scheduled for about 1 p.m. Central. The latest conventional wisdom is that there will be no presidential announcement or announcement that she’s

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Workers giving up hope keeps Obama’s reelection hopes alive

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011

I have posted before about how the shrinking workforce tends to mask just how bad unemployment really is because people who have given up hope and stopped looking are not counted in the most widely cited calculation. So the news

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They still don’t respect you

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2011

I guess the driver of this vehicle didn’t hear what John Conyers had to say about West Virginia. Thanks to reader Marisa for this photo taken just outside Raleigh, NC:

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Teapot Solyndra

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011

Painful to watch. No one could have seen this coming. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Can you say “Teapot Dome“?

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Will League of Women Voters now run anti-Obama ads featuring sick children?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011

Via The Hill: The White House announced Friday that it is shelving a major planned Environmental Protection Agency regulation that would have tightened smog standards, dealing a huge blow to environmentalists that had pushed the Obama administration to resist industry

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WI Sup Ct Justice Ann Walsh Bradley stands accused

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011

… of hitting fellow Justice Michael Gableman: State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is sticking by his story that Justice Ann Walsh Bradley hit him on the back of the head, but said Thursday it happened a year later than

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Feds to clean up Valerie Jarrett’s mess

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011

John Ruberry has the details: Valerie Jarrett, a close friend of the Barack and Michelle Obama is the former CEO of Habitat Company, which managed Grove Parc, a federally subsidized apartment complex on Chicago’s South Side that can be accurately

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Zero, zilch, nada (added: nil)

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011

That’s how many net new jobs were created last month in newly released unemployment numbers: The Labor Department says total payrolls were unchanged in August, weakest report in almost a year. It’s the first time since February 1945 that the

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Turkey can’t handle the truth

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011

I posted yesterday about a U.N. report finding that Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza is legal under international law, that Israel had a right to board and search the vessels in the May 2010 Gaza flottila (organized by a Turkish

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When the legal insurrection comes to Ithaca

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2011

… it will be wrapped in a John Galt bumper sticker and carrying a Vietnam service ribbon. Who could have imagined the revolt of the kulaks would arrive so soon? Thanks to Dr. J. for this photo he took yesterday of the rear window

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