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It’s a big sometimes bad world out there

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2011
And we try to deal with as much of it as we can here at Legal Insurrection. In fact, in the coming week there will be a couple of law students to help me — between semesters — cover the Iowa caucuses, New Hampshire, and other campaingn-related stuff. But first, want to…
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Taking their anti-Newt ball and going home for the general election

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2011
There has been plenty of griping and talk by Tea Partiers that if Romney is the nominee, they’re staying home in November. I don’t believe it for a second.  When push comes to shove, they will not choose four more years of Obama. But I do believe that many conservatives and libertarians who…
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Uh oh, call Glenn Beck quick

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2011
Now he has to vote for Ron Paul as a third-party candidate even if Romney is the nominee, and has to call Romney supporters racist too. This was 2002, “My views are progressive.”  (h/t @Allahpundit)
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So rhetorical bombs about China are good, but about the Palestinians bad?

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2011
As part of his campaign to paint Newt Gingrich as crazy, Mitt Romney has focused on Newt’s statement that the Palestinians were an “invented” people.  Romney argued at the Drake University debate Saturday night that Newt had used “incendiary words” which would “create extraordinary tumult” and said “I’m not a bomb thrower, rhetorically or literally.” Romney and…
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The Iranians will be hearing from our lawyers

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2011
Carl in Jerusalem screams “OMG – He Can’t Be Serious,” regarding this video: Carl, you’re a lawyer. In order to commence suit in court for return of the drone, demand must be made and the persons in possession of the drone must be given a reasonable opportunity to return the drone to its rightful owner.  Absent…
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Ofumbler

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2011
Or does Fumblama work better? Thanks  for the photo to reader Robert who writes: Found in Cape Coral, FL. Stopped at light, fumbled to get. I read every day. Keep up the good work.
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Caroline Glick: Newt’s comments “a cause for hope”

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
I have linked to posts by Caroline Glick since the early days of this blog.  Glick is one of the clearest voices on the dangers to Israel and the highly negative effects of Obama administration policy. Glick has weighed in on Newt’s comments about the Palestinians (h/t LukeHandCool in the Tip Line). Glick…
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Newt-Huntsman Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
The debate is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern.  [Added, full debate video embedded at bottom of post, it's 1 hour and 20 minutes long] WMUR in New Hampshire, CNN, and Huntsman’s website are supposed to have the livestream.  If I can get an embed code, I will.  There also will be a Live Blog…
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Various “it’s all falling apart” things

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
Here are some things going on: Correlation or Causation? Supreme Court to take Arizona immigration law case, Kagan recuses herself.  Some of See my prior post.  Court previously upheld in part unrelated Arizona E-verify law. Why Romney is wrong and Gingrich is right on capital gains taxes. Confirmed that drop in unemployment rate due to shrinking…
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Romney now all negative all the time, just like in 2008

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
Mitt Romney’s campaign has been moving negative on Newt for well over a week with a strategy to portray Newt as crazy, but since Romney’s debate debacle Saturday night and more polling showing Newt with a crushing lead almost everywhere, the Romney campaign now is completely negative. And as I predicted, Romney…
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This is what the Israelis are dealing with

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
The Israelis want to rebuilt a foot bridge called the Mugrabi bridge.  The original bridge collapsed in 2004, so the Israelis built a temporary bridge which now is unsafe. Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are claiming that replacing the bridge is an attack on the al-Aksa mosque and will spark a religious…
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What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong? Part 2

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
A little over two weeks ago, I wondered What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong?  I noted that Romney was slipping in polling vis-a-vis Obama, and that Romney had no history of surviving the types of onslaughts he would face in the general election. Saturday night’s debate…
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Jacked up in Georgia

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
Thanks to reader Blake who took these photos and tweets: Found these stickers plastered all over a jacked up Chevy in Athens, GA. #GoDawgs
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Sunday night

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
Some stuff: How much is that drone worth to the Russians and Chinese?  And who believes the Iranians brought it down softly without help? Watching Obama’s 60 min interview.  Expecting the worst.  Doubt I’ll do a separate post about it, but who knows. Palestinian Authority rejects Israeli call to return to direct talks.  It’s…
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