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Bush-Reagan Debate 1980 on Taxes

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Some of the best YouTube videos are the ones you find when you are looking for something else. And I think this is a pretty good one for three reasons.  First, how great is it to see this piece of history?  Second, it highlights the argument over tax cuts as a means…
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Newt-Goldwater 1976

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Amazingly, while Barack Obama’s college, law school, and State Senate records are sealed in a vault to which there is no key, The Wall Street Journal has uncovered Newt’s employment records from the 1970s when he was teaching history and then geography at West Georgia College and campaigning for Congress. The records are not…
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Maurice Hinchey (Dem NY-22) retiring

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Maurice Hinchey is the Democratic Congressman for the soon to disappear NY-22 District, which snakes its way from college town to college town in upstate NY ending up in Ithaca. I’ve highlighted Hinchey before.  He made Dennis Kucinech look like Dick Cheney.  And he didn’t take kindly to pesky reporters. In 2010, George…
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Don’t drill baby, don’t drill baby

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
So Obama is going to kill the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, pending apparently another route being drawn up.  Which means that he has killed it dead, because any route is going to be met with objection and delay. Instead, let’s build more of the bird blenders. Hey union guys hoping for some…
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Romney Inevitability Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
We’re still at Kübler-Ross Stage 4. From Laura Ingraham:
 

Rasmussen — Romney/Newt in virtual tie nationally

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
This is the first polling evidence of Newt’s surge which has let Romney to relaunch Operation Zany and to haul out Susan Molinari and others to attack Newt. From Rasmussen this morning: The race for the Republican presidential nomination is now nearly even with Mitt Romney still on top but Newt Gingrich just three…
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Who was “undisciplined” in 1994?

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
More Romney campaign theater of the absurd. The Romney campaign must know that Newt is surging in South Carolina: “There are some increasing signs — though all of it anecdotal for now — that Newt Gingrich is gaining some momentum three days before the South Carolina primary. First was his strong debate performance on…
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When Romney has lost Chris Christie (on releasing tax returns)

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Chris Christie on the Today Show this morning: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, one of Mitt Romney’s most popular and visible surrogates, said Wednesday the Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor should release his tax returns as soon as they’re available. “I would say if you have tax returns to put out,…
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I’m not letting this person pick my lottery numbers

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
From reader Rob: Spotted on Sunday in a Mountain View, CA parking lot: one of the few, the proud, the brave… Perhaps all hope is not lost for our benighted state. – Rob Bay Area conservative, endangered species
 

Sarah Palin: “If I had to vote in South Carolina in order to keep this thing going I’d vote for Newt”

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
Sarah Palin on Hannity just stated that if she were in South Carolina she would vote for Newt to keep the election from being declared over if Romney wins. She emphasized that we need answers to questions, and can’t risk October surprises. I’ll get you the full quote and video when available. Update: …
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McCain opposition research book on Romney published

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed has located John McCain’s 200-page opposition reasearch book on Mitt Romney.  It’s embedded below. I turned to the section on Bain, and at page 136 found this sentence: Romney Served As CEO Of Bain Capital Through August 2001, Even Though He No Longer Ran Daily Operations. “Although he gave…
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Romney relaunches Operation Zany

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
The best evidence that Newt is rising in South Carolina is that the Romney campaign is rolling out a new effort to paint Newt as “unreliable.” It’s the campaign theme that worked well for Romney in Iowa, when Romney rolled out his strategy of crazy. Operation Zany has been quiet lately, but no…
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Looks like Wisconsin heading for recall election

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
Organizers of the recall effort against Scott Walker say they have filed over 1 million signatures, almost double the number needed to obtain a recall election, reports JSOnline*: Democrats and organizers will file petitions with more than a million signatures Tuesday afternoon as they seek to force a recall election against Gov….
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Hack counter-hack in Middle East

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
There’s a war going on between hackers in the Middle East: Israeli hackers said they brought down the official websites of Saudi  Arabia’s Monetary Agency and Abu Dhabi’s Securities Exchange on Tuesday in retaliation for a denial of  service attack on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange the previous day. Both official websites did…
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