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“Gingrich may be a lightning rod, but he also embodies the revolution like no one else”

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2011

“Gingrich may be a lightning rod, but he also embodies the revolution like no one else”

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12/4/2011 at 8:30am
There are certain times you read something, and say Yes, that’s exactly what I was thinking. And sometimes that thing was said long ago but still applies today, like this article from The Weekly Standard, Why Newt Must Run (h/t HotAir)(emphasis mine): But just as the Gingrich of November 1995 is different from the one…
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Left out

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2011

Left out

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12/4/2011 at 7:00am
We definitely have a hokey pokey administration, except that we only seem to put our left hand and foot out. That probably suits this vehicle owner, since it was spotted in Ithaca:
 

Huckabee Candidates Forum

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Huckabee Candidates Forum

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12/3/2011 at 7:59pm
End Game Assessment:  Something different.  Not sure we learned much.  Not having everyone or at least multiple candidates together allowed for stock answers.  This was not a format in which one candidate clearly could be a winner or loser. Clearly went after Newt with the most vigor, seemed loaded for bear from…
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Vicious smirkle

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Vicious smirkle

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12/3/2011 at 6:17pm
Michele Walk has noticed that Alan Grayson is gracing these pages with great frequency, and adds “I hope people are clicking on the ads — nothing sweeter than making Grayson pay conservative bloggers!” I fully understand sentiment, but … that may create a vicious smirkle. The more you click his smirky face, the…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Pravda says The Tea Party is like the KKK)

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Saturday Night Card Game (Pravda says The Tea Party is like the KKK)

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12/3/2011 at 6:00pm
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: PRAVDA HITS NEW LOW!!!!! I know, yawn.  Everyone knows there is not “truth” in Pravda. But really, how much lower can Pravda go than this article about the Ku Klux Klan which compares the Klan to the Tea…
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Chutzbahma

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Chutzbahma

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12/3/2011 at 3:33pm
Headlines of the day: Obama: Congress ‘shouldn’t go home’ until tax cut is extended Obama Off to Hawaii for 17 Day Vacation Over Christmas
 

Herman Cain suspends campaign (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Herman Cain suspends campaign (Reader Poll)

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12/3/2011 at 1:43pm
Herman Cain just announced that he is suspending his campaign. “As false accusations against me continued, they have sidetracked and distracted my ability to present solutions to the American people.” “Because of these false and unproved accusations it has paid and had a tremendous painful” effect on my family. The false allegations have been…
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Cain Watch

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Cain Watch

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12/3/2011 at 11:15am
His announcement now is expected around 1:30 p.m.   Any minute now (a/0 12:20) Eastern The Right Scoop already has embedded live feeds, on the off chance he speaks earlier.
 

Can Israel Survive A Second Obama Term? Part 2

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Can Israel Survive A Second Obama Term? Part 2

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12/3/2011 at 10:47am
On June 6, 2010, I asked the question Can Israel Survive A Second Obama Term? This past week has seen the coming together of the growing Islamist-Leftist Coalition in the war against Israel. Leftists who, among other things, claim to believe in freedom of speech, women’s rights and equality for gays, are in…
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Politico targets Newt

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Politico targets Newt

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12/3/2011 at 8:59am
Politico targeted Herman Cain in an almost unprecedented fashion, turning its homepage into all Herman Cain all the time for about two weeks. Politico can move and shape a story because of its high traffic (reportedly 60 million page views a month and 8-10 million “unique visitors”), and its relationships with traditional…
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Because

Posted by  ▪  December 3, 2011

Because

Posted by
12/3/2011 at 7:00am
the skywriting plane was not available. From reader Cat, who emailed yesterday: Seen this afternoon in Publix parking lot, Sanford, FL, Hwy 46 Sweet!
 

Friday night trites

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

Friday night trites

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12/2/2011 at 5:21pm
What a day.  I’m going to try to stay away from Newt-Mitt-fest, but no guarantees: Egyptian Unity: “All parties can agree on dislike for Israel” 25 year contempt of court sentence upheld. Yeah, but there’s a back story. Someone is surging among Hot Air readers (I voted, but I believe firmly in secret ballots, so…
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Romney one step closer to Pawlentyville

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

Romney one step closer to Pawlentyville

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12/2/2011 at 3:20pm
What did I tell you just this morning.  Mitt Romney needs to take on Newt face-to-face, mano a mano, to demonstrate that Mitt is not Tim Pawlenty, someone who can dish it out through surrogates or in television interviews, but not in person. This is a sign that Romney doesn’t want to do…
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Politico following in MSNBC’s path

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

Politico following in MSNBC’s path

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12/2/2011 at 1:21pm
I noted about a year ago that I had moved away from Politico as a prime source of news because of it’s anti-Palin, anti-Tea Party bias.  That bias has been confirmed by the shoddy reporting of the accusations against Herman Cain, and its current obsession with Newt. I still link to Politico…
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Pro-Romney bloggers’ attacks on Newt in one unfinished sentence

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

Pro-Romney bloggers’ attacks on Newt in one unfinished sentence

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12/2/2011 at 12:30pm
From NRO to The Washington Examiner to the Romneyquest WaPo blogger, Newt’s record is being picked over and criticized by Romney supporters as not sufficiently or consistently conservative. I’ll save you the trouble of reading the critiques, as they can be summarized in one sentence the critics never seem to finish: You can’t vote…
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Televised Debates: The good, the bad, the — your time is up.

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

Televised Debates: The good, the bad, the — your time is up.

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12/2/2011 at 11:20am
I take issue with Don Surber’s recent piece, titled “Debates work.”: The much-maligned mainstream media is doing its job and that is helping Republicans get their message out, while at the same time ridding the party of its losers quickly. Better to have a Rick Perry brain-freeze in a debate in the…
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Why a default candidate is not enough

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

Why a default candidate is not enough

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12/2/2011 at 9:45am
There was an unemployment report released this morning which showed the unemployment rate dropping to 8.6%. That’s a big plus for Obama, even though the drop almost entirely is the result of people leaving the workforce, as Jame Pethokoukis notes: The mainstream media pays no attention to the underlying numbers. 8.6% is 8.6%. …
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