The Other McCain

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It Is Not Often One Locates An Oversight In Professor Jacobson’s Reasoning

by Smitty The Card Game is a great feature over at Legal Insurrection, and last night’s was no exception. This is cold fusion on the race card (h/t American Power): “The new racism is denying racism.” And, a little further on: Thanks to Bill Maher, of all people, we finally have a simple, effective, and […]

Professor Jacobson, Maybe We Should Both Start Blogging About Sports …

. . . or movies or food or something besides politics, because right now we are diametrically opposite and neutralizing each other: Should the race come down to Santorum or Romney, I’d have to think about it, as shocking as that may sound given my criticisms of Romney. That’s not so much a vote of confidence […]

Are We Really Just Too Stupid To Merit Free Elections Anymore?

by Smitty A Montana case on corporate spending on campaigns is exhuming the hoary specter of the Citizens United ruling: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, joined by Justice Stephen G. Breyer, also supported the delay, but said that the case “will give the Court an opportunity to consider whether, in light of the huge sums currently […]

Stacy McCain Still Shines

by Smitty Marco Rubio is a GOP celebrity whose nod would be a real help in the Florida primary. Legal Insurrection points out that: Neither Romney nor Newt deserve credit for helping launch Rubio. That credit goes to the folks at Not One Red Cent and a handful of other bloggers who started backing Rubio […]

The Familiar Pattern Emerges Again

JOHNSTON, Iowa Today I published another column from the campaign trail here in Iowa: Rick Santorum made a bold prediction here Friday night: The Pittsburgh Steelers will go all the way to the Super Bowl for a rematch with the Green Bay Packers. The former Pennsylvania senator was enjoying a rare moment of relaxation on […]

Newt Throws A Hail Sarah Pass?

by Smitty CBS News: Newt Gingrich, plunging in the polls, dropped this bomb Wednesday: he would consider asking Sarah Palin to serve as his number two or in his Cabinet if he became president. “She is certainly one of the people you would look at,” Gingrich said Wednesday, according to Right Wing Watch, when asked […]

Fear of a Ron Paul Planet

“Newt Gingrich’s lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination has evaporated, according to a new national survey.” – Paul Steinhauser, CNN “The model gives [Ron Paul] a 44 percent chance of winning Iowa based on the current standing of the candidates and the historic uncertainty of polling-based forecasts. Mr. Romney has a 32 […]

Shorter Ace: ‘Bitches Lie’

A grossly unfair oversimplification of Ace’s argument? Sure. But in a multi-candidate Republican primary campaign where everybody’s cutting each other to ribbons, who can complain – if anyone even notices – when I gratuitously play the sexism card? And isn’t Ace calling the lady a liar? Michele Bachmann lives in a strange world. People talk about “moral relativism.” […]

Doug Hoffman Forgives Newt Gingrich?

When Professor William Jacobson called this to my attention, I could scarcely believe it, yet Dave Weigel has the story: So what does Hoffman think? Is Newt to be trusted? “I support all the candidates running right at the moment,” said Hoffman. “Any one of them would be better than the current president, and that […]

Is Mitt Getting A Media Pass?

by Smitty Legal Insurrection raises some excellent points: I also pointed to a Chicago Sun-Times article arguing that when Romney was at Bain he used a “plunder” strategy for a number of companies. This is a theme Ted Kennedy used against Romney quite successfully. While new-found Romney supporters like Ann Coulter claim Romney came close […]

Sarah Palin Demonstrates A Better Grasp Of Leadership Than Obama, Though, Admittedly, Barack Sets A Low Bar

by Smitty Fire Eric Holder, saith the Arctic Fox: Holder conceded this week, “I have ultimate responsibility for what happens in the department.” He can prove it by resigning. And if he refuses to resign, then President Obama – with whom the bucks ultimately stop – can prove that he respects honesty, transparency, and accountability […]

Legal Insurrection Plays
The ‘Miss Me Yet’ Card

by Smitty I didn’t say it.

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