February 2012

FYI Rove, Barbour: McCain Drew More MI Dems In 2000, Than Santorum Last Night

February 29, 2012
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The silliness about punishing Santorum over Dem votes in the Michigan primary is just a Romney talking point. McCain drew far more in 2000. As I recall, an illegitimate illegitimate black child turned up in South Carolina to derail McCain. If you want to talk...

Michigan Delegate Count Tied At 11, As GOP Establishment Whines

February 29, 2012
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With 95% of the vote in, Romney appears to have eeked out a narrow popular vote win in his home state (thanks to early voting) 41% to 38%; however, the delegate count is currently tied at 11 apiece. After five years of running for POTUS, Mitt is still Mr. 40%.

Romney  ...

Romney’s Ignorance Of Conservatism Fuels Hyperbolic Rhetoric

February 28, 2012
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As someone occasionally disparaged as one of those "true" conservatives with no appreciation for electoral realities, this presents an opportunity to dispel that silly myth, though I do also believe that conservative ideas are often winning ideas electorally, when properly articulated. I'd encourage you to read this entire article on how ...

WaPo’s Little Train Wreck That Couldn’t

February 27, 2012
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Via Nate Silver at the New York Times, one of the best polling analysts in my view.

Since we ran the Michigan numbers early Monday morning, three new polls are out that make the state look more like a true toss-up and less like one that favors Mr. Romney.

Meanwhile, I find myself...

What Is Medved Smoking?

February 26, 2012
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If Michael Medved saw Romney as unelectable in 2008, what changed? Plus, how did that whole electable thing work out back then? Moderate, schmoderate, as long as conservatives are afraid of a fight, they will never win. I've rarely had much patience for this type of thinking. Given where the...

Paul “Moonshine” Mulshine Has Standards?

February 26, 2012
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Paul Mulshine suddenly has standards? Who knew? Yes, only a genius would drop a note like this after another bit of mental meandering that doesn't stray far from the mundane. Forget what it would do to Paul's brand and perhaps even his son Rand's if he were to throw his...

Romney’s An Incompetent Candidate, Not An Electable One

February 25, 2012
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It amazes me that people are allowing either some notion of Romney as "the next in line," or their dissatisfaction with the other candidates to distract them from Mitt Romney's political incompetence. He misquoted George Costanza from Seinfeld, only to be smacked down by actor Jason Alexander, but Mitt would...

Mitt Romney’s Hypocrisy On The Draft

February 24, 2012
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Here are two images of Mitt Romney protesting in support of the Draft while in college. It appears they originally came from Buzzfeed and or Politico.

Let’s not forget, that Mitt Romney actually attended Stanford University for his freshman year of college. Unfortunately, I don’t think this is enough to motivate Stanford...

Jennifer Rubin And I Made GQ’s Power List!

February 24, 2012
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Okay, perhaps technically not in my case, however, one could say I made it in a Mitt Romney sort of a way. It's true if you fudge it a bit, or just flat out lie, as Romney did in the recent debate.

One of Rubin's leading critics? I'll cop to...

Romney’s Team Suggests He’d Be A Failed President

February 24, 2012
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This isn't the first of this type of story that's been circulated as regards the Romney campaign and I doubt it will be the last. There are reasons for it that do not suggest good things about any potential Romney administration. What many acknowledge behind the scenes is that, members of...

Clear Channel WSPD Host/PD Brian Wilson’s Bizarre Email Exchange

February 24, 2012
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An item I recently did for Big Journalism prompted an, apparently, now former listener of WSPD in Toledo to send me what is claimed to be several email exchanges he had with the individual named in my post, Clear Channel WSPD host and station director Brian Wilson.

Wilson doesn’t appear to think...

Paging Quin Hillyer

February 24, 2012
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Quin Hillyer smeared Jeff Lord after Lord called out Jennifer Rubin for her obvious Romney bias. The crux of Hillyer's argument was, look at all these glowing posts about Rick Santorum. Of course, most of us knew they were only intended to prop him up and hurt Gingrich. Unfortunately, Hillyer wasn't...

Abortifacients: Catholics Call Out Romney On His Debate Lie

February 24, 2012
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As I said previously, his lips were moving. AmSpec noted Romney's lie, as well.

As readers know, if there is one thing that gets under our skin here at BCI, it is deception. This one by former Gov. Romney about a situation here in Massachusetts affects how the country perceives values...

SCOTUS Justices Were Damn Well An Issue In Specter’s Re-election Effort

February 23, 2012
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People can invent or re-invent reality however they wish, I remember when Specter was running for re-election. The role he could play in shepherding through prospective Bush appointments to the high court most certainly was a topic of discussion in support of his re-election. In fact, it may have been the...

Now, Two Romney Endorsers Calling Out Mitt On Two Different Issues

February 23, 2012
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Heck of Nevada endorsed Romney.

Heck: Romney wrong on foreclosures

Upton endorsed him in Michigan.

Romney Endorser Corrects Mitt On Auto Rescue: ‘No One Could Have’ Saved The Industry Except The Government

This is what happens when you have a guy who talks out of both sides of his mouth. Even people that endorsed him...

Mitt Romney: Two Lies In One

February 23, 2012
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This Fox transcipt is drawing attention as Mitt states his support for No Child Left Behind, while perhaps leaving some with the impression he wasn't for it, given his attacks on Santorum. But look at this as regards the Bush tax cuts he insists he supported.

“In 2003, the Governor refused to...

Phil Klein’s Criticism Of Santorum Sounds Simple-Minded

February 23, 2012
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Santorum has his faults, but some of this type of criticism of him strikes me as rather simple-minded piling on, little more than checking off boxes on some voting score card. Does it...

The Atlantic’s Hacktastic Failure, Conor With One “N” Friedersdorf

February 22, 2012
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h/t to a Tweet by Harriet Baldwin for this.

@seanhannity: The Atlantic goes after Conservatives again, especially @marklevinshow

Harriet provides a link to this nonsense from the unaccomplished, to the point of notoriously failed, hack Conor (with one N) Friedersdorf – now reduced to peddling a reading list you probably never...

Romney Is The Cheap Paneling Of Conservatism

February 22, 2012
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With Romney and Santorum tied in Michigan, the race may come down to organization versus activism. While unsure of what infrastructure Romney has built up in the state, certainly Santorum has been running on a shoe string and will have to rely more on energy and emotion to get him...

Suicidal GOP First Rejects Tea Party, Now Values Voters

February 21, 2012
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Via Bill Jacobson, it's not only one change for one election. In a post by Jen Kuznicki I linked and will again, she casts it as the GOP rejecting values voters. But even that isn't the whole story.

Oh, how times have changed.

After significant Tea Party-fueled gains in 2010, for all practical purposes, the...

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