Category: The 2012 Horse Race

One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

I don’t have a huge point here, but I want to leave one little fact on which we may want to gnaw like a meaty thigh bone for a few days. Erick Erikson wrote a post at Red State in which he said this: It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the […]

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Well, I Was Wrong

Well, I Was Wrong

| November 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

I wrote this post not long after I finished recording this week’s episode of The Delivery when the election returns were pouring in like a flow from a backed-up sewer. I admit right up front it’s not carefully-edited and I didn’t plan any of it out. I simply wrote and hit the “Publish” button. That’s […]

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Mr. President, Let Me Introduce You to the Men Who Fought the Taliban from Horseback

Mr. President, Let Me Introduce You to the Men Who Fought the Taliban from Horseback

| October 23, 2012 | Reply

Monday night, Mitt Romney noted that our Navy is at its smallest strength since 1917. The President responded thusly: “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916…Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed. We had these things […]

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Days After the Debate, Confusion Reigns in the Ivory Tower

Days After the Debate, Confusion Reigns in the Ivory Tower

| October 6, 2012 | Reply

Normally, when a mere mortal like you or me launches an endeavor and fails in an early part of it, we do what Nat King Cole suggested — pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again. Sometimes, though, you find one of the petulant few, the person who believes their own BS, […]

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It Wasn't "Down Goes Frazier", but It Was Close

It Wasn't "Down Goes Frazier", but It Was Close

| October 4, 2012 | Reply

I won’t recap the entire 90-minute curb-stomping Mitt Romney put on President Obama in last night’s debate; plenty of other people have already done that (see Jay Nordlinger, Andrew Malcolm, Byron York, Our Still Future Ambassador to Vanuatu, Pete da Tech Guy, and Ace). I do have a few quick thoughts, though. 1) Mitt Romney […]

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Obama to the Defense Industry: Hose Your Workers, Save My Campaign, and We'll Cover You.

Obama to the Defense Industry: Hose Your Workers, Save My Campaign, and We'll Cover You.

| October 2, 2012 | Reply

I know we conservatives call Barack Obama a rank political opportunist a awful lot. It’s tough to come up with useful synonyms to describe how he uses people to grease the gears of his political machine, so we on that right tend to sound like knee-jerk partisans, much like when a progressive uses the word […]

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Is the Swing State Story a Big Media Fairy Tale?

Is the Swing State Story a Big Media Fairy Tale?

| October 2, 2012 | Reply

I don’t know about you all, but I usually take opinions polls with a dino-killer asteroid-sized grain of salt. I’ve seen people talk to pollsters, on the phone or on the street, and I know darned well that a lot of them aren’t particularly honest to the poor schlubs with the clipboards and scripts. Of […]

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Latest Desperate Fundraising Effort: Have a Yard Sale for Obama

Latest Desperate Fundraising Effort: Have a Yard Sale for Obama

| September 21, 2012 | Reply

Earlier this year, the Obama campaign, in an effort to get creative with its fundraising, began asking supporters who were about to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or those who were about to tie the knot, to consider enrolling in the Obama Event Registry. “Instead of another gift card you’ll forget to use, ask your friends […]

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Barack Obama? Arrogant and Way the Heck Out of Touch? The Deuce You Say!

Barack Obama? Arrogant and Way the Heck Out of Touch? The Deuce You Say!

| September 20, 2012 | 1 Reply

I’m not going to say our President thinks he’s more important than the country. I’m not. I’ll let this $35 poster recently added to Barack Obama’s campaign store do it for me. Because nothing quite says America like the Obama for President emblem where the 50 states used to be. Or 57 states. Whichever. I […]

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If We Can't Call You Unpatriotic, Can We Call You A Hypocrite?

If We Can't Call You Unpatriotic, Can We Call You A Hypocrite?

| September 18, 2012 | Reply

This evening, the President took a swing by David Letterman’s show to get a little tongue bath from a man who once made a crude sex joke on the air about Sarah Palin’s 14-year old daughter. During the interview, Barack Obama launched a little attack against Mitt Romney in which he said this: Pres Obama […]

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