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Archive for January, 2008

Hillary Clinton = Tracey Flick

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Sometimes it’s like Slate Magazine reads my mind. If you haven’t seen the movie “Election” (the 1995 film), it’s a political classic…surprisingly enough, a political classic produced by MTV.  I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Hillary Clinton was their inspiration for Reese Witherspoon’s obsessively sociopathic character.

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Al-Qaeda’s “Number Three Man” Killed…Again

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I think this brings us up to seven or eight “number threes” killed in the al-Qaeda hierachy since 2001.  Must be a hell of a corporate flow chart they have.  I wonder what country the next guy will be situated in when our government decides to “promote” him.  Somehow I think it will end up being whatever country […]

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Quote Of The Day: Inadvertently Telling The Truth Edition

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Bill Clinton in Colorado: “We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions ’cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren.” And there you have it, the progressives are anti-progress. Update: It would appear that Clinton’s quote was taken out of context. Here’s the full quote: “Everybody […]

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Reagan Library Debate Roundup And Reaction

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Before I get into the analysis of what happened in Simi Valley tonight, I’ve just got to say —- best debate backdrop ever. I mean, seriously, how can a stage somewhere in Florida, New Hampshire, or Podunk, Iowa compete with a stage that looks out on the plane that served as Air Force One for […]

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Paul, Bloomberg Would Hurt Republicans More Than Democrats

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

A new Rasmussen Reports poll seems to suggest that third-party runs by Michael Bloomberg and Ron Paul would hurt Republicans more than Democrats in the General Election: In a head-to-head match-up between Romney and Obama, Obama currently leads by nine percentage points. When Bloomberg and Paul are added to the list of possible candidates, Obama’s […]

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Cato’s Ed Crane On The Presidential Race

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Today’s Washington Examiner has an interesting profile of Cato Institute President and founder Ed Crane in which he gives his assessment of the Presidential field: “I’m amazed that people take a candidate like [Mike] Huckabee, who doesn’t believe in evolution, seriously,” said Crane, who presides over a Washington think tank famous for telling the government […]

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John McCain: The Good, The Bad, And The Really, Really Ugly

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Cato’s Michael Tanner takes a look at the guy who will, barring something truly extraordinary, be the Republican nominee for President: While Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity sometimes portray McCain as a virtual clone of Ted Kennedy, the fact is that he is a true fiscal conservative—certainly more of a fiscal conservative than, say, Mitt […]

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Florida Primary/State Of The Race Wrap-Up And Wednesday Open Thread

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Given the news that’s breaking this morning, about which there is more below, it’s fairly clear that the race for the Republican and Democratic nomination have both entered their final phase, and things are turning out far differently than we thought they would one month, or even two weeks, ago. Republicans John McCain is now […]

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Vote buying package clears House (we’re all Keynesians now)

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The so-called “economic stimulus package” passed the House of Representatives this afternoon and will move over to the Senate for final passage, assuming there are no changes, before heading to the President’s desk: The House, seizing a rare moment of bipartisanship to respond to the economy’s slump, overwhelmingly passed a $146 billion aid package Tuesday […]

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Quote Of The Day

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Why libertarians always seem frustrated by the Republican Party, from Cosmo’s Brain: I have come to learn something very important about the Republican Party and libertarians: the big tent welcomes libertarians only when it suits their convenience to do so (which is about every even numbered year). When those same libertarian principles Republicans champion are […]

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Renouncing Earmarks

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Andrew Roth at The Club for Growth writes today about a group of eight Congressmen who have taken a pledge not to request earmarks: Shortly after joining Congress in 2000, Rep. Jeff Flake swore off earmarks forever. Others have followed. GOP Leader John Boehner was arguably the first among current House members. He shunned earmarks […]

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Don’t Watch The Watchers

Monday, January 28th, 2008

A lawyer in Massachusetts faces wiretapping charges for recording a drug arrest on his cell phone: A 2006 graduate of New England School of Law will stand trial on Jan. 29 in Boston Municipal Court on charges of wiretapping, aiding an escape and disturbing the peace for allegedly using his cell phone to record the […]

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Bush, Congressional Republicans Cave On Earmark Reform

Monday, January 28th, 2008

It looks like Republicans in Washington are backing down on the fight against Congressional earmarks, the latest example being the White House’s decision to back away from issuing an Executive Order aimed at stopping earmarks altogether: The White House is now confirming that President Bush won’t be signing an executive order that could stop the […]

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Quote/Question of the Day: McCain Edition

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Quoted from a John Samples’ article McCain vs. Madison The election of a Progressive like Clinton or Obama would deprive conservatives of power. The election of a Progressive like McCain would deprive conservatives of both the government and the means to resist Progressivism. Which is the lesser evil? Ditto for Huckabee, Romney, and Giuliani.

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Monday Open Thread: Florida Primary Predictions

Monday, January 28th, 2008

One of these days, I’m gonna get this right, and I think hope today may be the day. Here’s how I think things will pan out in Florida tomorrow. Republicans John McCain Mitt Romney Rudy Giuliani Mike Huckabee Ron Paul Over the weekend, John McCain received endorsements from Senator Mel Martinez and Governor Charlie Crist, […]

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Libertarians For Obama ?

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Mark at Publius Endures explains why he could support Barack Obama: I find myself drawn to supporting him – passionately, even – because his goals are liberal in the classical sense. I repeat – I do not think his means are libertarian in any way, and are arguably not even classically liberal means. But the […]

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Quote Of The Day: Gipper Edition

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

As true today as ever: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” — Ronald Reagan

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Quote Of The Day: Broken Party Edition

Friday, January 25th, 2008

From the always enjoyable to read Peggy Noonan: George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues. Were there other […]

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Florida Debate Wrap-Up And Commentary

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Given the fact that it took place only five days before the last big primary prior to Super Tuesday, and that recent polls show the race to be very tight, I was expecting last night’s Florida debate to be much more confrontational than it was. After all, if McCain wins in Florida, there’s a fairly […]

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Hershey Succumbs To Drug War Insanity

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

An American icon, the Hershey Chocolate Company, has succumbed to what seems like an entirely insane drug warrior fantasy: HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Co. is halting production of Ice Breakers Pacs in response to criticism that the mints look too much like illegal street drugs, the company’s president and chief executive officer said […]

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