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Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011
From Ladd Ehlinger, creator of the best political commercial ever (and its sequel), via The Other McCain (which also has updates on the election):
 

Sarah Palin may be the one liberals have been waiting for

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011
I made the point the other day that Sarah Palin’s speech in Indianola, Iowa, went to the core of the Tea Party movement: I don’t know what the future holds for Palin, whether she will be a candidate or just a powerful voice against crony capitalism.  I also don’t know whether the two…
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Palin knew Revere better than Obama knew Lincoln

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011
Obama flubbed his history.  Via Ed Morrissey, Obama inaccurately called Abraham Lincoln the founder of the Republican Party: Not true! Doesn’t Obama know history? So now the media will erupt for weeks on end about what an “idiot” and “fool” and “know-nothing” Obama is, just like it erupted over Sarah Palin’s (accurate) comments about Paul…
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Dreams from their 2008 Obama

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2011
After last night’s pre-game speech, this bumper sticker is particularly meaningful. Thanks to reader Will who spotted this in Breckenridge, CO, and writes: Not even sure what this one is supposed to mean … It means that there are people out there in small bistros and cafés hoping that their 2008 Obama is gonna regenerate and he has not….
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Obama “American Jobs Act” Speech In One Sentence

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
Advanced excerpts of the speech here. Reduced to one sentence: Been there, done that. Post speech update (full text here): What a horrendous event.  It truly was, a 40 minute attack on Republicans (sometimes explicitly, sometimes implicitly) with a series of straw man arguments.  This was a stump speech by someone who abused his office by commandeering…
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PM Erdogan: Turkish warships to help break Gaza blockade

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
I wasn’t sure Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan really would follow through on threats of a military confrontation with Israel over the Gaza blockade, but the recent U.N. panel decision upholding the legality of the blockade over Turkish protests seems to have sent Erdogan off the rails. Turkey just announced that…
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The Non-News of the Day

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
The OECD reports that it “expects 0.3% growth in the UK in the last three months of the year, but said the economy could contract by as much as 1% amid high uncertainty over its projections. … [The] reason for the uncertainty surrounding its latest estimates was because the full impact…
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4th Circuit tosses Virginia Obamacare suit on “standing” grounds

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
The 4th Circuit has dismissed Virginia’s Obamacare mandate suit, which Virginia won in the District Court, on the ground that the Attorney General did not have “standing” to sue (meaning that he was not a person legally entitled to sue). I haven’t seen the opinion yet, but here is the report: President Obama…
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Post-Debate Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
I thought Romney did well last night, as did Perry (although expectations were higher for Perry).  Newt was the star. But, Romney’s post-debate performance by his messaging team was horrid, playing the “kill social security card” on Perry.  We can quibble about whether the social security system has characteristics of a Ponzi…
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Ann Coulter’s Moment of Weakness

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
On The O’Reilly Factor (with Laura Ingraham sitting in) the other night, Ann Coulter claimed the status of the only brave conservative on TV willing to criticize Sarah Palin (full transcript at the link, video here): And it doesn’t really matter, I might add, that, oh, it’s the media’s fault  and they attacked…
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Let the Libya “unexpected” consequences begin

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
Such as a “no fly zone” over all of northern Africa, spreading across the globe, because while we broke Muammar Gaddafi’s army, we didn’t fix the problem of tens of thousands of mobile surface-to-air missiles. As reported by the Christian Science Monitor: At newly discovered weapons-storage sites, thousands of shoulder-held surface-to-air missiles (SAMs)…
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They have tried everything, but it’s still Detroit

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2011
They tried, that’s for sure: On Sunday, September 14 [2008] at 2:00 p.m. in Detroit’s riverside Hart Plaza, more than a thousand individuals of every faith are expected to join together for “I Lift Detroit in prayer.” This interfaith ceremony is open to the public and will provide the climax of a…
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Republican Reagan Library Debate – Open (Tweet of the Night added)

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
Not going to be “live blogging” it, but will make some observations. Your comments are welcome. Update 8:40 p.m. – at the first break, I can’t say there are any clear winners or losers.  Romney is doing well, dealing with his “issues” without any real problem.   Perry is, as someone who has never really…
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Maybe they all will break out in song during Obama’s speech, on a Gibson guitar

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
I wonder if he will get a shout out during the speech: Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitar, will attend President Obama’s address to Congress on Thursday as a guest of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Federal agents raided Gibson factories in Tennessee last month as part an investigation into whether its wood…
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The Nanny State Doesn’t Like Competition

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
From babysitters, that is. From the WSJ: [A proposed bill in California] would require parents to pay caregivers over the age of 18 minimum wage plus overtime, allow a 10-minute rest every four hours and a half-hour meal break after five hours, reports ABC News. The bill was written with the intention of extending labor…
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Silence is golden and speaks louder than any teleprompter

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
Love this move: Republicans have decided they’re not going to give a  rebuttal to President Obama’s jobs speech later this week, a decision House  Democratic Leader Nancy  Pelosi took as a high affront to the White  House. At least three GOP lawmakers also have announced  they’re not going to show up for the presidential…
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Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology”

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2011
I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear machine to the extent Palin has. So yes, I do take it personally…
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