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Dems getting punchy

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
Communications Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, on the anniversary of Medicare (h/t a reader in WI): But not to worry, he was using “punch” metaphorically and when he said “punch” did not really mean “punch.” This guy, on the other hand, seems to have meant it (h/t HotAir): [Democratic] Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to…
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Blogging Advice

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
From Robert Stacy McCain, on the eve of the 7 millionth visit to The Other McCain: One of the common complaints of newbie bloggers is that it’s impossible for them to break through into the top ranks of the blogosphere, because Big Bloggers hog up all the traffic. But notice that two of…
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So tell me precisely what the Manhattan DA did wrong?

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
The New York Times and New York Magazine have the long knives out for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. But tell me, what precisely is it the DA’s office did wrong in the Strauss-Kahn case? There was a quick indictment and serious terms to home confinement based upon what at the time seemed like…
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Waiting

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
About those lackluster Republican presidential candidate fundraising numbers. I think I’m fairly typical.  I’m sitting on my wallet because the field is not complete, or if it is complete, we don’t yet know it.  And yes, there’s a lack of excitement in the current field.  The most solid candidate in my estimation (Pawlenty) hasn’t…
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You are “The Other” to them

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2011
Spotted in Franklin, TN, by reader Linda, who writes: “[A]s a native Nashvillian, I am offended by the message.”
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Would this rewrite of Michigan Prop. 2 be constitutional?)

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on Friday holding that Michigan Proposal 2, which banned the use of racial and other preferences in a variety of contexts, was unconsitutional. Jonathan Adler summarizes the ruling: In…
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Prediction – Manhattan DA going to come out of Strauss-Kahn case looking pretty good

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2011
I suggested yesterday that readers take the statements by the lawyer for the alleged victim about injuries to the alleged victim, etc., with a grain of salt. I had confidence that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office would not be proceeding as it is unless the DA’s office had information in a detail…
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Still Temperamentally Unfit for Office

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2011
I still can’t put aside Obama’s press conference earlier this week. Obama was seething with mockery and disdain for almost everyone other than himself, with Republicans in Congress a focus. To say that the press conference was not presidential is an understatement. Mark Halperin was right, although decorum on television dictated that…
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Good News Story of the Day

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2011
There is a really interesting article by Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics regarding congressional redistricting. The common mainstream wisdom has been that redistricting really is not helping Republians that much, and that Democrats even may gain a seat or two nationwide.  But Trend details how that superficial analysis vastly understates what…
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Prepare for the Lombardi Rule to take effect

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2011
Obama is planning on 5 1/2 more years in office, so he can complete what he has not yet finished. At a campaign fundraiser on June 30, Obama made these comments, as reported byReal Clear Politics (emphasis mine): “And, Philadelphia, I know there are some of you who are frustrated because we haven’t…
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Next Question

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2011
Spotted by reader Verlin in Sweetwater, TN:
 

Not. Shovel. Ready.

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
This ad by Crossroads GPS, for which Karl Rove consults, has been running very heavily in upstate NY. It’s critically important that these type of ads run early before Obama starts spreading his hoped-for billion dollars around, the unions spend their hundreds of millions, and Hollywood/Wall Street kick in their tens of…
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Strauss-Kahn and credibility problems

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
Dominick Strauss-Kahn was released today on his own personal recognizance, as detailed in The NY Times: In a letter sent to Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers and filed with Justice Michael J. Obus on Friday, prosecutors outlined some of what they had discovered about Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s accuser, poking holes in her account and her…
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Obama’s Tax Hikes Aren’t a Last Resort, They Were the Plan All Along

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
In his rather “prickly” press conference on Wednesday, President Obama made it sound as if tax increases (or, to use the Democrats’ language, “cutting spending in the tax code”) were part of a last resort at trimming the deficit as the federal government reaches its $14 trillion debt ceiling. He even…
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More please

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
From the NRSC:
 

Obama’s “Raffle”

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
I have referred to Obama’s $5 dinner promotion as a “raffle.”   I am not alone, as virtually every major news organization has used the same terminology. Under any common understanding, it is a raffle, you pay money for a chance to win.  Payment of money is not required if one reads the…
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Drawing Obama Out

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2011
The Barack Obama we saw at the press conference earlier this week, the one who inspired the controversial comment by Mark Halperin, is the real Barack Obama. The Barack Obama of 2008 was a charade. It only serves our interest to draw out the real Barack Obama, to motivate our base, and so…
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