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Remembering Giffords shooting, and the reaction

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2012
Today is the anniversary of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of several others, including a federal judge and a young girl, by Jared Loughner. The victims appropriately will be remembered. Further investigation revealed that Loughner lived in a non-political paranoid delusional world, and to the extent he ever expressed political leanings, they…
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“Pious Baloney” is the word

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2012
The line of the Meet The Press debate this morning. It started out with a typical Romney speech about not being a career policitian, a Santorum attack on that statement, a Romney response, and a Newt follow up: It is the word:
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Meet the Press Debate

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2012
Endgame assessment: I give the debate to Newt (and so does Larry Sabato), who was aggressive without being offensive, and once again scored the line of the night about Romney “pious baloney.” But, that said, I don’t think much damage was done to Romney.  The upside for Newt is that there was mention…
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Got a clue?

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2012
Thanks to reader John, who wrote: If he/she has hope, I’d love to show him/her some change. At New Rochelle HS in New Rochelle, NY.  
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Pigs Fly New Hampshire Debate Tweets of the Night

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
One of the biggest applause lines of the night was when Newt Gingrich, responding to a long (and embarrassing for the moderators) line of questions trying to pin candidates down on gay marriage, contraception and gay adoption, responded as follows: Newt’s response engendered praise even from two of the people who have…
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New Hampshire Debate

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
Endgame Analysis:  Romney has to be happy.  He came away unscathed.  No one went after him in a confrontational manner. The prevailing wisdom will be that Newt failed to attack, but Newt’s in a no win situation.  If he attacks aggressively, he’s bad, angry Newt; if he doesn’t, people complain.  Newt attacked…
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Pre-Debate

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
Debate starts at 9 p.m. Eastern.  Some things possibly relevant: There is another debate Sunday morning on Meet the Press.  Are they kidding? Via Instapundit, Byron York says that it was Newt’s reaction to the negative ads rather than the ads themselves which did the most damage.  I think there is some truth…
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Did you hear about the question that left Newt speechless that he actually answered?

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
Every now and then there is just one of those mainstream media moments which points out how false narratives are created. This time it’s a story from CBS Boston titled Gingrich Left ‘Speechless’ By Young Voter’s ‘Old People’ Question (h/t reader punfundit in the Tip Line).  Here’s the pertinent section, with the bold italics added…
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Waiting for the Syrian pot to boil

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
I keep thinking, when, not if. And what will happen to the heavy missiles and chemical weapons. I presume the Israelis have a plan. Some of the latest headlines: Now we’re getting tough – Obama Administration Seeks to Remove Syria From Human Rights Committee. ‘Syrian military official defects with soldiers’: “A Syrian…
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Heavy thumbs for Romney

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
The Romney campaign expects to have the nomination all but wrapped up by the end of January The Washington Post reports, and is using surrogates like John McCain to push the narrative that if Romney wins the first three (or four) states, it’s over.  One of those wins, of course, was Iowa…
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Video of Day: McCain mistakenly refers to Romney as Obama

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
It was just a slip of the tongue.  True. Via Right Scoop:
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“We, like the Santorums, took a photograph of the baby”

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
There must be tens of thousands of stories like this one from Charles Lane of The Washington Post about his child who died in utero just hours before a scheduled c-section: We, like the Santorums, took a photograph of the baby — lying, as if asleep, in my wife’s arms. We have a…
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First time shame on you, second time shame on you

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2012
Kind of makes me want to smack the vehicle owner upside the head and scream, “snap out of it.” From Linda in Tennessee, taken at the Whole Foods parking lot in Nashville:
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Rick Santorum shortens libertarians

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2012
This video (via Leslie of Temple of Mut) of Rick Santorum has made the rounds as evidence that Santorum is hostile to the Tea Party movement. The key sentence, in which he expresses and intention to “vocally, publicly oppose” the Tea Party, is ambiguous.  Was he saying he would oppose the Tea Parties, or…
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