Tag Archives: Politics

How Sausage is Made

There is an old saying that if you watch sausage being made you won’t want to eat it. Let’s take a peek behind the curtain at political sausage being made. Democrat Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan was accidentally made public. Eliana … Continue reading

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Never Again!

Kurt Schlichter at Townhall: Conservatives, Losing One Battle Doesn’t Mean We Have Lost The War I was furious that Thad Cochran slimed his way to victory, but every time we hardcore conservatives lose a battle, it seems a contingent of … Continue reading

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Principle vs. Party

Drew M. at Ace of Spades HQ: Why I Refuse To Cheer The GOP “Establishment” Yesterday I went on a Twitter rant (that’s what it’s for, right?) against Mitch McConnell’s debt ceiling shenanigans (the old, vote for cloture when you … Continue reading

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Megan McArdle: Democrats have been complaining — loudly and repeatedly — that Republican opposition tactics on the Affordable Care Act are unprecedented. This is true, but not for the reasons that Democrats are telling themselves. No political party was ever … Continue reading

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It Don’t Mean Nothing

Today is national Reading Tea Leaves and Chicken Entrails Day. It’s a little-known holiday that falls on the day after election day. Today, and for the next few days, pundits, bloggers and other bloviating gasbags will be telling you “What … Continue reading

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“It’s Different When We Do It”

CBS Charlotte: Colbert: Sanford’s Win ‘Scares Me To My Core’ Angry about his sister’s congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing – and declared Sanford his new sister. Supporting his sister following her defeat for … Continue reading

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Best Campaign Ad Ever

This is even better than Carly Fiorina’s Demon Sheep ad from 2010! (Via Legal Insurrection) This is an open thread.

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RNC ad with Obama and Newtown mother infuriates DNC The Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) clashed Wednesday over a new RNC ad that the DNC says cruelly exploits the Newtown shootings. The ad, called “The First … Continue reading

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Chuck Roast

Apparently I’ve been missing the show: Chuck Hagel under fire at confirmation hearing Chuck Hagel came under rapid fire from former senators at his confirmation hearings as secretary of defense on Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. He clashed … Continue reading

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Why Do They Always Seem To Want To Start At The Top?

Yarmuth says Ashley Judd may run for office Will she or won’t she? That’s the question many are asking about Ashley Judd possibly running against Kentucky U-S Senator Mitch McConnell. Congressman John Yarmuth says he’s talked with Judd, who is … Continue reading

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The Misadventures of Agent Orange

Philip Klein: Why on earth would anybody want Boehner’s job? Ever since John Boehner’s “fiscal cliff” backup plan went down in flames on Thursday, there’s been a flood of speculation as to whether he can still survive as speaker of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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