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Republican leadership can’t even convince Ross Douthat on immigration

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:16am
John Boehner lunch counter immigration

Ross Douthat, a columnist for the NY Times, is not someone people usually refer to as part of the Republican “base.”

Stephen Colbert describes him as the “conservative columnist at the NY Times, which also qualifies him to be the liberal columnist for the NY Post.”

But he’s with the base when it comes to...

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Immigration reform “toast” due to citizenship issue?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:15am

I have long predicted that the central, yet in some ways least debated, issue in the Gang of 8 bill was the pathway to citizenship.

There was unanimity on the Democratic side, but not on the Republican side.  Democrats repeatedly threw down the gauntlet that no citizenship, no deal.

It appears that “immigration...

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The Steamroller

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:38am

While he puts the usual liberal spin on it, Greg Sargent at WaPo is correct that Obama sees his path forward as overwhelming Republicans.  Sargent writes:

Yesterday, President Obama used his Inaugural Address to lay out an expansive case for progressive governance, one rooted in the country’s founding, history and identity, vowing...

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Transparent ref gaming of Sup Ct on gay marriage

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:44am

The big shock in the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling was not that the law was upheld.  Most people thought there was a substantial chance Justice Kennedy would side with the four liberal Justices.

But almost no one thought that it would be Chief Justice John Roberts who would be the swing vote,...

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Michigan is the new Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:52am

I haven’t been following this closely, but it bears attention.  The Michigan legislature last week passed “right to work” legislation which would deprive unions of automatic union dues deductions, among other things.

Already protests similar to what took place in Wisconsin have started at the Capitol in Lansing.  Via my favorite progressive...

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Middle East and Journalism in flames

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8:39am

Obama’s Middle East policy is in flames.  Literally, at multiple U.S. diplomatic locations which are sovereign U.S. territory.  The latest is the storming of the Embassy in Yemen, which is ongoing as of this writing.

Journalism also is in flames.  It’s back to 2008, with the media openly siding with Obama and...

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Dead Ambassador dragged through streets, MSM furious at Romney criticism of Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:08am

If there ever were a doubt, no matter how small, that the mainstream media is deeply in bed with the Obama campaign, the reaction to the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and several other Americans should put such doubt to rest.

Beginning early this morning, when news was just breaking,...

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They’re still just JournoLists

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:24am

The media moved with stunning symmetry this week is seeking any and every means of tearing down the Republican National Convention, and particularly Paul Ryan.

To borrow their favorite metaphor, it was as if someone blew a dog whistle that only the liberal media could hear.

National Journal, which until now I have...

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WaPo wonders why birth control controversy it helped create is an election issue

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:04am

Being the mainstream media means making birth control an election issue, then wondering aloud why birth control is an election issue.

Disingenuous Tweet of the Day:

The tweet links to an article titled Birth control as election issue? Why?

The issue of birth control has suddenly become an obsession of the 2012 presidential campaign. To...

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Media Matters for Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2012 at 3:45pm

Media Matters for America really is Media Matters for Obama, but you already knew that from the frequent posts here about it.

Among other things, MMFA employs the most expensive proofreader in America, and the most aggressive and unapologetic purveyor of the “Israel-Firster” smear.

It’s quite a group.

Now The Daily Caller has a...

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The Plum Line Guys Are Right About Jews and Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 3:39pm

As you know, I’m highly skeptical of polls showing Jews turning against Obama in substantial numbers.  So, in what may be a first, I’ll have to agree with the Plum Line guys, Greg Sargent and Adam Serwer, about Jews and Obama.

Jews are not going to vote against Obama, at least not on the...

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The Definitive “They Didn’t Know What Hit Them” Tweet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 1, 2010 at 4:23pm

Or maybe, The Definitive “They Didn’t See It Coming” Tweet; or The Definitive “They Don’t Get It” Tweet; or The Definitive “Not Seeing The Forest For The Trees” Tweet.  Any other suggestions?

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows:

Update: WaPo becomes Hackistan
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Greg Sargent Demands, But Doesn’t Give, Context for Alaska CBS Tape

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 4:22pm

Greg Sargent, who for months has used his megaphone at The Washington Post to twist and turn almost every statement by Sharron Angle into a supposed call for violence or some other thing it was not, now demands Context! for the audio recording in which a CBS station in Alaska was caught planning...

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Greg Sargent Demands Context (for Rick Sanchez)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4:06pm

Greg Sargent who blogs at The Washington Post has been the single greatest blogospheric force in going after Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, nitpicking their every word, and ascribing the worst motivations to ambiguous or out of context statements to portray them as dangerous extremists, liars, and worse.  Sargent almost single-handedly has pushed the nonsense...

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