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  • Bush campaign manager warns aides to watch for 'dirty tricks' from Rubio camp

    02/08/2016 12:51:02 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | Alex isnstadt
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying. On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect "dirty tricks" from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call. The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific. The conference call came as the Huffington Post reported that a pro-Rubio super PAC had sent out a mailer in the state...
  • Stupid Is As Krugman Does

    08/18/2014 6:01:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Paul Krugman has once again decided to call a few “fools and knaves” who disagree with him by some nasty names. In fact, the Nobel Laureate’s habit of lashing out with vitriolic playground language is pretty well documented; and, quite frankly, it demonstrates an astounding lack of self-awareness when it comes from a Keynesian who has turned being wrong into a career option. But in this rare case, I might actually let his painfully ironic comments slide without condemnation.
  • Down and Dirty

    11/02/2012 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 2, 2012 | Mona Charen
    You could, without stretching, make an aesthetic case for voting against Barack Obama. Leaving aside the hobbled economy, the promised second term "flexibility" with Putin, the job-diminishing Dodd/Frank act, the Benghazi debacle, the train wreck called Obamacare, the assault on the free exercise of religion, the pretense that the Lilly Ledbetter Act codified equal pay for equal work, the limp response to Iran's nuclear threat, the many Solyndras, kicking Bowles/Simpson to the curb, the "free" contraceptives, the recommendation that Israel do some "serious self-reflection," the preening over bin Laden's assassination, the Bill Clinton ad saying Romney wouldn't have approved the...
  • Obama’s Not So Secret Plan

    08/13/2012 8:13:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 13, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Since the beginning of our current political and cultural environment during the term of Barrack Obama we’ve heard many references to his political mentor, Saul Alinsky. For years, people have described how profoundly Alinsky has influenced Obama and his team. I finally concluded that it was time to sacrifice myself on behalf of the readers of this column and buy Alinsky’s book (Rules for Radicals), and then report back exactly what Alinsky has to say. Though short, this book can be quite challenging. First, it was written in 1971, an era that evokes images of bad clothing and ill-kempt people...
  • The Obama Slime Machine--Targeting Opponents' Families is Standard Operating Procedure

    09/02/2008 1:35:50 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 34 replies · 214+ views
    Oh the hugevanity | 9/2/08 | Antoninus
    Putting aside Barack Obama's pious statements about family being "off limits", let us not forget that in every one of his major campaigns, Obama has benefited from information on opponents' family affairs leaking out via the media. In 2004, his surrogates in the Chicago media managed to get George Ryan's sealed divorce records unsealed in 2004, causing Ryan to drop out of the race. Later, when Ryan was replaced on the ticket by by Alan Keyes, surprise! it was revealed that Keyes's teenaged daughter Maya was a homosexual. So is this just a coincidence that Sarah Palin's family was viciously...
  • Huck Robo Pollers Hit 5 Million Homes

    01/12/2008 12:11:51 PM PST · by CaspersGh0sts · 26 replies · 312+ views
    Talking Points Memo (TPM) ^ | January 11, 2007 | Paul Keil
    Yesterday we gave you the rundown on Common Sense Issues, a nonprofit group that's been phoning millions of voters in key primary states on behalf of Mike Huckabee. The automated calls ask voters about their views on certain hot-button conservative issues and then provide a barrage of facts demonstrating that Huckabee is stronger. I spoke with the group's executive director Patrick Davis this morning and asked him to lay it all out for me. Where was the group active? How many calls had they made? And were the calls illegal? In addition to the approximately 850,000 calls in Iowa and...
  • Don’t Use Vietnam as a Campaign Issue

    02/05/2004 5:09:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 12 replies · 201+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/5/04 | Senator John "F" Kerry
    Excerpted from the Congressional Record -- February 27, 1992 (Page: S2479): Mr. KERRY. Mr. President, I also rise today -- and I want to say that I rise reluctantly, but I rise feeling driven by personal reasons of necessity -- to express my very deep disappointment over yesterday's turn of events in the Democratic primary in Georgia. I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way. By that I mean that yesterday, during this Presidential campaign, and...