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Dissecting Shirley Sherrod’s Complaint Against Andrew Breitbart

Posted by  ▪  February 15, 2011
I’m not going to repeat all the background; read my prior posts:The Original Sherrod Clip Was Not “False” Shirley Sherrod May Prefer The Life Left UnexaminedShirley Sherrod Catches Andrew Breitbart’s Car Where we are today is that last Friday Sherrod filed and this weekend served a Complaint against Breitbart and one…
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“Back in the USSR” Was Just a Song

Posted by  ▪  February 15, 2011
…”You don’t know how lucky you are, boy Back in the USSR, yeah”It was just a song.  But to Brian Leiter, a law and philosophy professor at the University of Chicago who frequently takes swipes and swings at conservatives, it had a ring of truth to it:”I should add, of course,…
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Darrell Issa Meets The Democrats’ New Civility

Posted by  ▪  February 15, 2011
The Democratic war room is back in action, and it is aimed at Darrell Issa, the California Republican Congressman who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.As reported by Politico, there is an almost unprecedented effort by Democrats to undermine Issa not for anything he does in Congress, but by trying…
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Who’s Afraid Of The “Arab Street”?

Posted by  ▪  February 15, 2011
In the wake of the overthrow of Hosni Mubarek, we have heard much praise for the “Arab Street,” including by Roger Cohen writing in The New York Times two days ago:In the Middle East you expect the worst. But having watched Egypt’s extraordinary civic achievement in building the coalition that ousted Mubarak,…
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Sorry Seems To Be Mitt’s Hardest Word

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2011
Jennifer Rubin makes the argument that Mitt Romney was the big loser at CPAC because Romney failed to address Romneycare, contributing to the narrative that Romney has no politically good explanation.  According to Rubin, a simple mea culpa would help tremendously:Romney has a huge problem that a wide array of Tea…
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Don’t Let the Door…

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2011
K. McCaffrey — One of the things that frustrated me during the height of the Egyptian crisis was that Mubarak looked as if he was getting off scot-free after suppressing freedom in Egypt for so many years. I read an article in Slate about how some of his assets would be…
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So Tell Me About Chris Christie

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2011
We’ve seen the videos:And now we’re hearing from Ann Coulter (h/t @Allahpundit):“I would say he’s the only Republican who could win,” Coulter said on “Fox & Friends.”Though the first-term New Jersey governor has repeatedly said he won’t run for the White House, Coulter isn’t convinced.“I’ll be interested in what he says…
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Shirley Sherrod Catches Andrew Breitbart’s Car

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2011
You know that saying about the dog which chased the car but didn’t know what to do once it caught it.  Shirley Sherrod just filed suit against Andrew Breitbart, but I think she’ll find it was not worth the pursuit.The lawsuit concerns Breitbart’s release last summer of a tape of Sherrod speaking to an NAACP…
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They Just Can’t Let Go Of The Birthplace And Religion Issues

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2011
They just can’t let go of the issues of where Obama was born or his religion.Not Obama’s opponents, but his political and media supporters, who insist on a political purity test from Republicans, and who use the “refused to repudiate” line of attack on all who do not comply.David Gregory asked John…
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They Don’t Really Want To Coexist

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2011
How did I not see this vehicle before?  Spotted in a driveway just 100 yards from my house in Ithaca.No “Coexist” bumper sticker on this vehicular equivalent of Keith Olbermann’s brain:Here is their lawn sign, from warmer weather:(P.S. – In case you were wondering, this was not the one that go…
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Egyptian Opposition Leader Ayman Nour Declares Camp David Accords “Finished”

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2011
With democracy comes responsibility.  The Egyptian people may find that our relatively soon, as even some of its non-Muslim Brotherhood emerging leaders seem hellbent on war with Israel.Ayman Nour, a leading Egyptian opposition figure who is expected to run for President — and someone who is a darling of the West…
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If You Hate The Health Care Mandate, How Can You Love Federal Tort Reform?

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2011
Medical malpractice tort reform is one of those supposed remedies frequently mentioned as a cure to lowering health care costs.  Currently being debated is H.R. 5 (most recent mark up here) which would create a federal medical malpractice reform modeled on what has taken place in California, including caps on non-economic…
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Muslim Brotherhood’s Five-Year Plan

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood has announced that it will not run a presidential candidate and will not seek a parliamentary majority in the coming elections.  This announcement is being hailed as a sign of moderation, but it is no such thing.The Muslim Brotherhood must know that if it were to assume power…
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Our Dismissive and Defiant President Is Killing Gulf Oil Drilling

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2011
A number readers have written to me asking me to comment on the finding by a federal judge that the Obama administration is in contempt of court by maintaining a deep water new drilling moratoriam despite the court having rule such moratorium illegal:Judge Feldman was quite direct in his ruling, He…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Diagnosis: White Privilege Syndrome by Proxy)

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:I could have taken the easy way out this week, and put up a quick post about the supposedly racist Pepsi commercial during the Superbowl.  Instead, I will jump back into the pool of “white…
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Taking The Foot Off The Back Of The Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2011
The wilful ignorance of the Obama administration to the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists in Egypt is astounding.  Just look what happened in Gaza where the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot Hamas was elected to office and proceeded to drown out all other voices, or Lebanon where Hezbollah has intimidated…
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Barbour Gets It

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2011
Okay, okay, maybe I woke up on a better side of the bed today, but CPAC is looking up. Andrew Breitbart rocked the first session, giving accounts of the crazed leftists he sees regularly. After him, Haley Barbour made a great speech. Here’s the takeaway: “The Obama administration is trying to…
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