Category Archives: Politics

Democracy For Dummies

David Feith: If Obama Loses If President Obama loses re-election, it won’t be because of the weak economy, the unpopularity of ObamaCare, the fallout from Benghazi or any other policy-related matter. At least that isn’t how many Obama supporters on … Continue reading

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Black Voters Going PUMA?

Exodus: Inner City Blacks Fleeing Obama After his meteoric ascent to the top of the American political arena in the country’s history, we are now in the midst of witnessing one of the most stunning collapses of any man ever … Continue reading

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Good Policy = Good Politics

Walter Russell Mead: How Change Works Our political parties may be ideological in some of their inspirations and their rhetoric, but they are pragmatic. If an approach to an issue works and pleases voters, political leaders try to bring it … Continue reading

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An Immigrant’s Tale – Viral Video

From Kevin Rennie at Daily Ructions: Greenwich, Connecticut resident Thomas Peterffy takes to the airwaves today to speak of the blessings of freedom. He’s an authority. Peterffy was born, according to Forbes, in Hungary in 1944 “during a Russian bombing … Continue reading

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Same World, Different Planets

Rebecca Solnit is one of the lefty intelligentsia, if such a thing still exists these days. She has all the right credentials: She skipped high school altogether, enrolling in an alternative junior high in the public school system that took … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Bullshit

Via Legal Insurrection, a review of On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend … Continue reading

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Remember when Democrats hated one-party rule?

Americans’ Preference Shifts Toward One-Party Government A record-high 38% of Americans prefer that the same party control the presidency and Congress, while a record-low 23% say it would be better if the president and Congress were from different parties and … Continue reading

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Crystalization

Ever watch crystals form? It’s almost like watching a living thing grow. Some times thoughts crystalize too. From The Once and Future Liberalism by Walter Russell Mead: One of the main reasons Americans have been so slow to recognize the … Continue reading

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Peering into an uncertain future

Walter Russell Mead: But for people who are more interested in shaping the future, it’s important to grasp that this is one of those times when politics feels more important than usual but in fact matters less. The status quo … Continue reading

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It’s da rulz!

Rick Moran: The Rules Fight Food Fight Any hope that Mitt Romney might have had that the Ron Paul faction of the Republican Party would mind their P’s and Q’s during his coronation at the GOP convention has come a … Continue reading

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Imagine if the Klan did the same thing

Federal Court Finds Obama Appointees Interfered With New Black Panther Prosecution A federal court in Washington, DC, held today that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party. … Continue reading

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How should you vote?

(This started as a comment at Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy on a post referring to Lola-at-Large’s post this morning.) Lola spent a lot of time and thought on her decision to endorse Mitt Romney. Was it well reasoned or merely rationalized? … Continue reading

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How much do we owe each other?

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in … Continue reading

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You can’t buff a turd

Zombie: The Little Blue Book: Quotations from Chairman Lakoff George Lakoff, Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley — and highly regarded Democratic tactician — has just released his playbook for the 2012 election. Titled The Little Blue … Continue reading

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Could FDR get nominated today?

The Weakly Standard: Democratic Heretics […] Four years later, the protest wing of the Democratic party was in the saddle and delivered the nomination to George McGovern. Whatever similarity might be discerned between the Tea Party and the antiwar movement, … Continue reading

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Some unsolicited advice for Darrell Issa

Hey Darrell, what’s up? Congratulations on your big day yesterday. Well played sir, well played indeed. I just want to make sure you boys don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Your side did that before when you tried … Continue reading

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Democrats – now with 2% less evil!

Garry Wills: The Curse of Political Purity Obama was never a prince. None of them are. The mistake behind all this is a misguided high-mindedness that boasts, “I vote for the man, not the party.” This momentarily lifts the hot-air … Continue reading

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Peepul R Stoopit

Danps at Corrente provides an example of a common meme: Slogan and bromide open thread One of the things liberals are terrible at is messaging. We tend to start discussing issues by going Full Wonk, and that isn’t very appealing … Continue reading

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Money isn’t everything

Molly Ball: It’s important to remember, as Democrats cope with their failure to topple Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall, that this was a fight they chose. Unlike the vast majority of elections, which occur on a regular schedule, … Continue reading

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Smear Job

The smear: Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind Bernadette Gillick was a college freshman in 1988 when she first met Scott Walker. It was spring semester, and she had just transferred to Marquette University. She was assigned a room … Continue reading

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