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Power to the tiny blogger people!

Power to the tiny blogger people!

The Nancy Reagan video I posted the other day now has over 18,000 views on YouTube, was uploaded or linked at Real Clear Politics, Daily Caller, Breitbart TV and dozens of other websites, mentioned by Rush and Hannity, and at the debate.

Drudge may try to control the narrative, but he doesn’t control information:


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DINORightMarie | January 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Yay!!! Kudos to the Professor. You have arrived. 😉

holmes tuttle | January 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

anyone else notice Santorum’s constant “congressman Gingrich” remarks last night?

In light of the prof’s Seinfeld clip above, the jerk store called the Santorrum campain last night…

Still waiting for Jeb Bush to admonish Romney about his attacks about Reagan, ethics

I conjecture that the GOP campaign involves games within games. Obviously the RINO Establishment is determined to retain control of the party at any cost. Hence all the dirty tricks to assure Romney the nomination. I don’t doubt that the Establishment would be pleased to see Romney replace Obama.

But IMHO the game within a game involves the attempt to position Jeb Bush. If Obama is reelected, in 2016 the nation will be magnanimously offered the opportunity to return to the Golden Age of Bush.

I bet that if much of the Establishment, certainly the Bush crowd, could trade four more years of Obama for a Jeb victory in 2016, they would instantly take the deal.

I have no evidence. I do have my ongoing disenchantment with the GOP ever since Bush broke the Read My Lips pledge.

Henry Hawkins | January 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

“•Rick Santorum did not support an individual mandate.”

The increasingly excrable Tina Korbe over at HA has already posted a hitter on Santorum informing readers Santorum did support the individual mandate. I alluded to this likelihood in another LI thread, having seen this new hack attack born on an obscure site. Hot Air seems to be going south along with Drudge.

If Mitt’s people and O agree that we are just doing fine, then may I suggest that O dump Biden and put Mitt on his ticket instead? They are sure to get the Socialist/Progressive vote, all 25% of them. Campaign slogan? “Vote O & Mitt, Perfect Together.” As for the rest of us conservatives we can run Newt & Santorum against them!

The five minute exchange last night over Romneycare probably said more about the state of this party and our country as compactly and comprehensively as anything I’ve seen.

For one, Santorum didn’t “own” Romney. He should have, but he didn’t. Santorum reminds me of a car in a ditch that keeps revving its engine and rocking back and forth. Wheels spin, smoke spews but there’s not a whole lot of traction and motion. Yes, he cut Romney a little, and best of all, got him to utter the unforgettably damning “It’s not worth getting angry over.” But that was it. Mostly Santorum allowed Romney to filibuster and scumble the issue. And, incredibly, Santorum had no comeback to Romney’s line. Meanwhile, Newt — as Lawyermom said so well yesterday, sat there like a “tree stump.” Then, when Ron Paul, the great libertarian and anti-statist defender of freedom, was given a chance to respond to Romney’s gobsmackingly revealing remark, he lunged only at the chance for a cheap crowd-pleasing crack about equivalence. What a waste.

They all missed the boat. This is the real scandal of our time –the total inability of anybody in the GOP to understand the simple, clear outrage and purpose shared by any ordinary tea partier.

If one of these candidates had slammed on the brakes after Romney’s remark, looked him in the eye, and said, “what the hell did you just say?”, and then launched into a passionate attack of Romney’s Ruling Class dismissiveness and a historical defense of “anger” in the name of liberty, he would have, I’m thinking, won the debate and roared into first place in Florida.

    Dynamism in reply to raven. | January 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    If one of these candidates had slammed on the brakes after Romney’s remark, looked him in the eye, and said, “what the hell did you just say?”, and then launched into a passionate attack of Romney’s Ruling Class dismissiveness and a historical defense of “anger” in the name of liberty, he would have, I’m thinking, won the debate and roared into first place in Florida.

    That would’ve been beautiful.


Drudge, those footsteps … the Sasquatch of Cornell is rarely seen, but he will be upon you before you know it!

I’m glad you have these posts with multiple links to different stories, Professor. The site has become a nice mix of your commentary as well as a news portal for interesting events and stories.

Please continue to whittle away at Drudge’s audience. He has become too large and distant from much of his audience. I think it’s a great opportunity to take some of the news portal business away from him.

Bye, Drudge. I trust the Professor more as my go-to news portal source.

I’ve been a reader of this blog for some time, mainly for gleaning information, and foraging through what I considered to be sound, unbiased conservative opinions.

However, with the onset of republican primaries, followed by the clashes between various candidates, this forum has gone over the cliff with it’s party rhetoric, and what I perceive as it’s illogical conclusions. There are just so many intra party divides being not only endorsed but literally encouraged.

And, while all the candidates still standing have weaknesses and strengths, I think the thrusting of Newt Gingrich as being “The One,” very much like Oprah pushed Obama is disconcerting.

Men and women, from across the political spectrum, have begun to come forward with their concerns, personal ‘memories’ and anecdotes of Gingrich, which have been less than favorable. He was disliked by the very Congress that was praised by Nancy Reagan, as carrying the ignited flame of conservatism forward. In fact, Gingrich, at one time during that glorious Speakership period, had an approval rating of 14%. He currently hosts the highest negative approval rating of any candidate, including Obama. And still, you hoist him on your blog shoulders as if he were “The One!”

Gingrich has so many flaws to his record and standing as a conservative, that it almost seems like many are simply being blind sighted by flaming rhetoric being seen as the highest recommendation for a “fire in the belly” nominee.

In the meantime, the fact that he was a Rockefeller republican before he became a Goldwater one; that he thinks of FDR as the best president, over Ronald Reagan who he parades out like a twin brother; that his term as speaker saw a doubling of earmarks; that he and Trent Lott did away with the debt ceiling cap, raising government spending; that he was a Freddie Mac consultant/lobbyist; that he was for health mandates himself, lobbying for such; that he was for cap and trade and global warming supporter; he supported ethanol subsidies having major donors from that industry; that he has supported and hung out with so many liberal republicans and democrats such as De De Scozzafave, Rev. Sharpton, Nancy Pelosi, and most recently James Clyburn…and much more.

Don’t you think that maybe you are overdoing calling this man a conservative?

    Joy in reply to jltz. | January 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I suggest that you stop ‘foraging’ and ‘gleaning’ and actually READ this blog.

    CalMark in reply to jltz. | January 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I just discovered this place and I like it. You could always leave.

    Can’t speak for the good professor, but if I were he, I wouldn’t mind the 1-for-1 trade.

    holmes tuttle in reply to jltz. | January 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Newt Gingrich’s term as speaker saw the best 4 years in terms of the economy that this country may have ever had. fact.

    If I have doubling of earmarks on one side and a balanced budget, welfare reform, 4% unemployment, 11 million new jobs, spending cut to 18% of GDP and as even Bill Clinton admitted the end of big government, I ‘ll take the latter 8 days a week.

    Newt raised govt spending???? With all due respect,. wtf are you talking about? Spending declined to 18% of GDP under Newt. When he took over as speaker spending was around 20.5% of GDP. By the time he left it was down to around 18% of gdp. If we were around 18% of GDP today that’d mean a cut of around 1 trillion dollars in spending. I’d take that.

    Instead, the last time the anti-Newt GOP establishment had control, spending went from 18% when W took office to 25% when he left. An increase of over 1 trillion dollars in real terms. Economically W was the worst President in modern history. Worse than Carter in many respects. W and the GOP establishment’ failure and ineptitude brought us Obama. His 25% approval gave us Obama. Romney mau be the father of Obamacare. W is the father of Obama’s Presidency!

    It’s now around 24% of GDP under those establishment GOP leaders like Boehner, Cantor and Ryan. Who’ve bent over for Obama left and right. The same Ryan who voted for TARP, the auto bailout, the CR, the debt ceiling hike the farm bill, nclb, medicare part d, every other big spenidng Bush initiative, whose budget doesn’t even balance until 2040!!! 2040!!!!!!! Is that what the GOP is about? Is that what the establishment is pushing on us?? Please.

    No one is saying Newt is the one. In fact, the real story is that we are so sick of the establishment, that Romney is obviously a fraud and a phony…that they have driven us into the arms of Newt, a feat that I would have thought impossible at this time last year.

    Newt Gingrich led the Republican Party to arguably its greatest congressional victory ever. Fact.

    Newt Gingrich has always been a revolutionary at heart.

    He should have pulled a Pacino at the debate and said “If I was the man I was when I was younger, I’d take a falmethrower to this place!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    As Gov Palin said he’s an imperfect vessel. But right now he’s the only one we have.

    jltz in reply to jltz. | January 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I didn’t know what a ‘concern troll’ was. So I looked it up. Perhaps voicing a different sentiment from the majority here might be thought of by such a label. However, as a conservative my issues are to put the best candidate in place to represent the majority of republicans, and to relieve Obama of his POTUS duties. IMO, Gingrich is not that candidate.

Jonah Goldberg: ““I’ve got to say, I don’t like the way everyone thinks Newt’s desire to go back to the moon is proof of his craziness … The mockery of Gingrich over this seems more like a poor reflection on our own national spirit than on Gingrich himself.”

This has been exactly my thought. Can’t understand the mentality of people opposed to an American pioneering of space. The US has become a nation of ostriches burying their heads into the sands of creeping irrelevance, a civilization on the fast-track to embarrassing decline.

delicountessa | January 28, 2012 at 1:33 am

Look, Tiny Blogger Person! Romney lied and Newt will have to call him on it.
He claims he didn’t know about. But then, he also claims he blew the whistle on it. But he didn’t know about it so how…??

When I saw that clip pop up on Newt’s site I thought ‘Wow, that’s from L/I’ yet was surprised to see no link… I thought at least they’d quote you on Newt, there were a couple other pundit’s stuff on there below the clip.

GOOD JOB anyway- you and Dan Riehl really have it covered, right at the front in this war on us/democracy itself and providing an indispensible service, what with Drudge/Fox’s credibility gone


I found the video here and was grateful to find it. Newt must do a better job of clarifying the smears that can so easily be overcome – like his relationship with Reagan. Perhaps his smaller organization is a bit overwhelmed. Can’t wait to see what Herman Cain’s endorsement and Sarah Palin’s comment saying Newt is the one to clobber Obama in a debate, does for him.