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So Tell Me About Mike Pence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 5:36pm

Mark Tapscott at The Washington Examiner posted yesterday Why Mike Pence Should Run For President.

A Google search reveals that there are a number of others also urging Pence to run.

Pence has a self-imposed end of January deadline to decide.  So before he opts out of the presidential race to run for...

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John Hinderaker’s Weak Defense Of His Palin Political Premortem

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 12:10pm

wrote yesterday about John Hinderaker’s post at Powerline, Sarah Palin for President, Forget About It.

While Hinderaker does not respond to my post, he does <...

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The False Narrative Of Tea Party Violence Attempts Suicide

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:20am

Obama’s speech at the Tucson memorial was an opportunity thrust upon him, not one of choice.

But the tone of the speech was consistent in many ways with the Obama 2.0 we saw during the lame duck session when Obama struck a tax deal with Republicans.  Coming together to get things done...

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More Dumbed-Down Talk About The Constitution From A You-Know-Who

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 9:25am

More dumbed-down talk about the Constitution from Tea Parties liberal columnists, this time Amanda Terkel (formerly of Think Progress) writing at HuffPo with the headline:

Scalia: Women Don’t Have Constitutional Protection Against Discrimination

Gee, Scalia must hate women.

Except that the headline is a good example of a half-truth.  Scalia’s point is the fairly...

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Frank Zappa: “I’m A Conservative”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10:34am

Sent to me by a reader as a potential “Video of the Day” candidate, but deserves its own post.

As a youthful Zappa fan, I enjoyed this very much. The “I’m a conservative” statement comes at 3:15.

I didn’t realize until I graduated high school that there w...

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Why Do Jews Still Vote For Democrats?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 7:24pm

That’s the question being pondered from some fairly thoughtful discussion at American Thinker back in 2008 to some flame throwing from Eric Alterman just recently.

I expressed skepticism when a poll was released several months ago showing Jews moving away from Democrats, and while I have yet to see reliable data from the election...

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The People Who Brought Us The 2006 and 2008 Disasters Want The You-Know-Whats Back

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:51am

Sorry, but we don’t take advice anymore from the people who drove us into the … er … um … you know what, that thing at the side of the road that we can’t mention because that’s what He does, but they did put us there and now that we’re out they...

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Dead Heat in Indiana-09 (Todd Young v. Baron Hill)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:36am

Todd Young is on my Top 10 List, running against incumbent Baron Hill in Indiana-09 district.

Hill embodies the arrogance which has characterized Democratic Party control of Congress for the past several years:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtmgQ2W3lhM?fs=1]

New polling shows that the race is a toss-up.  Via The Hill,

Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.) holds a slim, two-point...
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GOP Pledge – A Thousand Points of Fight

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 2:54pm

I have held off commenting on the GOP Pledge to America until I had a chance actually to read it, rather than press reports and punditry analysis.

Now that I have read it, I’m in agreement with the approach, which amounts to A Thous...

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Memo to the Right: “The Lombardi Rule” Is In Effect

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 7:36am

We have heard so much about the supposed Buckley Rule, which Charles Krauthammer and other Mike Castle supporters over-simplistically synthesized as follows:

“Support the most conservative candidate who is electable.”

The Buckley Rule is for primaries.  The Delaware primary is over.  To paraphrase Krauthammer, Castle supporters didn’t go to Delaware and make it happen.

The...

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Stop Me Before I Say Something I Regret

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 8:54pm

I know that you realize it, but this is a two-front political war.

I have read some profoundly stupid commentary on the right about Christine O’Donnell, pronouncing O’Donnell’s campaign dead because of a sophomoric series of appearances in the 1990s on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.

It appears that some people are hoping for...

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The Buckley Rule Is Not A Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 17, 2010 at 4:41pm

Prior to last week, when is the last time anyone heard of the “Buckley Rule,” a supposed prescription by William F. Buckley, Jr.?  Now it is all the rage for pundits whose man in Delaware lost.

The Buckley Rule now rolls off the tongues, keyboards and pens of the punditry as if it were a law...

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Will The GOP Build More Castles In The Sand?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9:17am

The victory last night of Christine O’Donnell over Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary signals a sea change.  Not so much because O’Donnell won over the heavily favored establishment GOP candidate; that pattern is not new this election season.

Instead, the reaction of the GOP was one of immediately throwing...

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Our Ladies Are Not For Turning, But Our Men Are

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:31am

This year, the backbone of the conservative movement is provided by the ladies, who are not for turning.  Unlike our men.

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