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Worst Tweet of the Year

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2011
The Best Bumper Sticker of the Year, Worst Bumper Sticker of the Year and Best Tweet of the Year competitions have left me on the verge of blogger burnout, but I soldier on, because that’s just the way I am.  And the internet never stops. The Worst Tweet of the Year competition w…
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Hey, let’s make fun of Newt crying about his deceased mother

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
I posted earlier about Newt Gingrich’s emotional discussion of his mother, in which he shed tears while discussing his memories. What kind of person would make fun of this, and what type of supporters laugh in response? Mitt tweaks Newt: ‘I won’t cry’: POLITICO’s Emily Schultheis, on the trail with Mitt Romney in New Hampshire,…
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How disastrous was Santorum’s endorsement of Specter? Can you say ‘Obamacare’?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
Rick Santorum backed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in 2004.  It was a tough race with Toomey mounting a credible, well-financed challenge. Toomey’s candidacy, by his own estimation, was one of the precursors to the Tea Party movement: The “battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party” between big spending moderates and committed…
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“Mothers are the civilizing influence”

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
It’s the major headline at Drudge: But the headline suggests it’s a reaction to polling, but instead it was questioning by Frank Luntz about Newt’s mother. The most poignant moment to me was not the discussion of his mother but at 4:25 when he recounted a story told by a young mother about how…
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So much of what the left-wing said about Coulter turns out to be true

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
Who would have expected it.  Ann Coulter in her endorsement of Mitt Romney gave a very misleading account of Rick Santorum’s immigration record, asserting that he voted against E-Verify. Ann’s a lawyer, so she knows that omitting material facts can be just as much a fraud as stating false facts.  And Ann…
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SOPA will make the whole internet like WordPress.com

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
Readers have been emailing me about the dangers of the Stop Online Privacy [wow, what a slip] Piracy Act but I’ve been a bit distracted.  Here’s the concern from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: The “Stop Online Piracy Act”/”E-PARASITE Act” (SOPA) and “The PROTECT IP Act” (PIPA) are the latest in a series…
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“In light of that, Romney decided to run as a pro-choice candidate”

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
Via Byron York, a preview of a book by Boston journalist Ronald Scott: According to Scott, Romney revealed that polling from Richard Wirthlin, Ronald Reagan’s former pollster whom Romney had hired for the ’94 campaign, showed it would be impossible for a pro-life candidate to win statewide office in Massachusetts. In light…
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We will pay the price for giving Romney a free pass

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
“Why Is No One Attacking Romney?”  That’s the question I have been pounding all fall, particularly in the past 6 weeks. It’s also the question asked by Alex Roarty at National Journal: It’s an old story this primary, where Romney has not faced the kind of withering attacks that normally confront a…
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Best Tweet of the Year

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2011
The Best Tweet of the Year competition was really, really tough. There were so many great tweets arising out of the Occupy Wall Street protests that it could have been its own category.  Not surprisingly, Obama also was a hot topic. I excluded from consideration tweets regarding the Republican primary candidates; since…
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Rollins: Bachmann stayed clear of attacking Romney in hopes of VP slot

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2011
One of the conspiracy theories floating around the comment section here and elsewhere was that Michele Bachmann served as the attack dog against everyone but Romney in the hope of gaining a VP nod. The speculation was fueled by Bachmann’s relentless and often inaccurate attacks on everyone who rose to be the lead…
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Don’t fall for Operation Psych Out

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2011
A certain someone already has declared that the media got the primaries all wrong, and that it was going to be Mitt all the time.  Others have written off Newt and Perry to the dustbin of history.  The emerging media consensus, pushed by the mainstream conservative outlets, is that it’s all…
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New Year’s Greetings from the IDF

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2011
With war in Israel  just one shot or rocket or kidnapping away, it’s always worth seeing the faces of the people who will fight it. The Jewish New Year was in September, so this is the IDF’s New Year’s greeting to you (via Sheya):
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Let’s all surge for the least scrutinized not-Romney

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2011
Rick Santorum has lived in Iowa for months, visiting every county, street, house, coffee shop, bakery, and front porch waiting for his time to come.  It may have arrived, if the recent polling is indicative of reality. But because Santorum’s surge comes just days before the caucuses, he is the least scrutinized…
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The problem with socialized medicine is that eventually you run out of other people’s money

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2011
The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.  The problem with socialized medicine is that eventually you run out of other people’s money, too. In Britain, they have run out of other people’s money, so the National Health Service has cut back services.  According to this…
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