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Jump, David, Jump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:48am 11/27/2011 at 10:48am

The only reason, the only reason, the only reason anyone pays any attention to David Frum is that he is the mainstream media’s “useful conservative,” someone who screams about the crazy Republican Party and Tea Party movement.

He is worse than a carnival barker, because a carnival barker does not gain attention...

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Smothering Reagan

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 10:11am 11/6/2011 at 10:11am

William Kristol writes:

For every American conservative, not once but whenever he wants it, it’s always the evening of November 4, 1980, the instant when we knew Ronald Reagan, the man who gave the speech in the lost cause of 1964, leader of the movement since 1966, derided...

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‘This was once a serious country’ – amended

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:25am 11/4/2011 at 9:25am

From an op-ed in The Washington Times by Wesley Pruden, Herman Cain and innuendos:

This was once a serious country with serious newspapers, back in the day when they were edited by serious editors and a man had the right to confront an accuser before she was allowed to destroy his reputation,...

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Embarrassed and disgusted

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:13pm 11/2/2011 at 11:13pm

by the behavior of numerous “conservatives” and “libertarians” on Twitter dancing on Herman Cain’s (presumed) political grave.

Let’s sum up the “facts” as they are known right now.  Mostly unnamed people accused Herman Cain of unspecified conduct which some people who will not specify the people or the conduct have deemed “inappropriate.”  And...

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How can I support a candidate when I can’t stand other supporters of the candidate?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2:39pm 10/6/2011 at 2:39pm

It’s the age-old question.

And it is not a theoretical question, as you know from recent experience here, because if I followed that line of thinking religiously, multiple remaining candidates would be crossed off my list.

For example, David Frum is supporting Mitt Romney.

But Frum has spent the past three years drumming up...

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“… like Thomas Paine and other deep thinkers from before the revolutionary war…”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 9:32pm 9/20/2011 at 9:32pm

I was pleased to meet a long time reader at my Tea Party presentation at the Cornell Club on Monday night, and even more pleased to get this e-mail afterwards:

Professor Jacobson,

It was a pleasure...

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Can The Daily Caller survive?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 5:11pm 9/20/2011 at 5:11pm

I haven’t posted about the Twitter and blog war which broke out over a clip of Mike Tyson trash talking Sarah Palin in very explicit and violent sexual ways, although I did spotlight Dan Riehl’s post about it as Post of the Day.

The controversy is not that a convicted rapist would...

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Why are there homeless people in San Francisco?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2011 at 11:03am 7/18/2011 at 11:03am

As you know, I’m visiting here.  And one thing I’ve noticed is that there are quite a few homeless people.

Why are the people of San Francisco so heartless?  They must all be Tea Party supporters.

Why don’t the politicians here care about the poor?  They must be Republicans.

How can citizens just walk by without helping? ...

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Does Being A Conservative Now Require That We Join In Sexualized Mocking of Conservative Women?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2011 at 4:24pm 3/14/2011 at 4:24pm

I expect cheap shots at Sarah Palin from Politico.  It’s why Politico’s news operation has lost much of its credibility with me.  Witness the photo Politico decided to run accompanying a hit piece on Palin — not exactly subtle editorializing of what barely purports to be a news story.

But I do not...

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Go to Gaza, Mr. Robinson, Then Lecture Conservatives About Freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 9:01am 2/27/2011 at 9:01am

In the aftermath of the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt, Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post penned a meme which has become common among the mainstream media and left-blogosphere, that The GOP loves freedom, but not for Egypt:

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Stop The Freedom Lovers, Now

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6:24pm 2/24/2011 at 6:24pm

Well worth the read, Doug Mataconis:

We Must Stop Those Evil Koch Brothers From Helping Expand Individual Liberty.

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If You Hate The Health Care Mandate, How Can You Love Federal Tort Reform?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 4:07pm 2/13/2011 at 4:07pm

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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You Mess with the Sarah…

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4:49pm 2/10/2011 at 4:49pm
You get the empty room. (H/T Conor Rogers at Spark by The Politicizer):

Former Senator Rick Santorum ripped into Sarah Palin earlier this week for choosing supposed...

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An Alternative Explanation – People Who Fear Competition And Live Off Government Tend To Be Liberal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 9:05am 2/9/2011 at 9:05am

This is a follow up to my earlier post about the findings by a social psychlogist that there is a “statistically impossible” skew in the percentages of social psychologists who self-identify as liberal and conservative, reflecting a pervasive bias against conservatives throughout the social sciences.

Paul Krugman helps us out in understanding...

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Is Tim Pawlenty In The Sweet Spot or Mushy Middle?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 3:25pm 2/5/2011 at 3:25pm

Thanks to reader James for the link to this chart by Nate Silver, showing where Silver believes various potential Republian candidates fall on a sliding scale of insider/outsider and conservative/moderate:

Sweet spot, or mushy middle?

If it is...

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Texas Gains Mark Finkelstein

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 9:50am 2/3/2011 at 9:50am

Not long after starting this blog I received an e-mail from Mark Finkelstein, who writes for Newsbusters, and for a while, at his own blog, Finkelblog.

Mark invited me on his long-running conservative talk show, The Right Angle, which had been on local Ithaca cable TV for over a decade.

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Big Law Firm Takes Down Big Conservative Blogger

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00am 1/31/2011 at 7:00am

I’m late to this, but the story has not received a lot of coverage in the conservative blogosphere.  Paul Mirengoff of Power Line blog no longer is of Power Line blog.

Mirengoff is an attorney at Akin Gump, a big law firm with a large presence in Washington, D.C., where Mirengoff works as a...

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