HotAir Daily Express 11/28/2012

Next Rice critic to emerge not exactly a sexist conservative cavedweller
11/28/2012 10:31:01 AM  Ed Morrissey
So far, defenders of Susan Rice’s attempts to flack a false narrative on behalf of the White House have tried smearing her critics as either racist or sexist conservative troglodytes. After Kelly Ayotte took the lead among the Senate Republican

NYT schooled on Citizens United, free speech by famous lawyer for the…NYT
11/28/2012 9:41:23 AM  Mary Katharine Ham
First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams represented the New York Times, ahem, Corporation, in the Pentagon Papers case and went on to represent Mitch McConnell on the side of Citizens United in that case. When the NYT editorial board bastardized the legal

Gallup: Majority opposes federal health-care guarantee for first time
11/28/2012 8:51:23 AM  Ed Morrissey
Perhaps Gallup’s result shouldn’t surprise, given the chronic unpopularity of ObamaCare.  However, the trend lines began moving in this direction after support peaked for the a federal guarantee of health care in 2006, as Democrats took

Video: Ayotte pledges a hold on a Rice nomination
11/28/2012 8:01:56 AM  Ed Morrissey
Senator Kelly Ayotte appears to have taken the lead on Republican efforts to stop President Obama from nominating Susan Rice to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Her colleagues Lindsey Graham and John McCain came out of the same meeting with

EXPOSED: Mainstream Medicine's Deadliest Conspiracy?
Can you believe this video? It's a phenomenon. In fact, it was sent to more than 289,000 people in just 24 hours! For the first time, mainstream medicine's deadliest conspiracy has been EXPOSED. Finally, this video is the 'shot heard around the world' the establishment prayed would never come. There are powerful interests hell-bent on minimizing the damage it is doing to corporate medicine's profit machine. Before it's banned, watch it here.

Quotes of the day
11/27/2012 10:41:59 PM  Allahpundit
Congressional Democrats are starting to draw a much tougher line on entitlements in the increasingly messy fiscal cliff talks, warning Republicans to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare benefits… For many Democrats, these entitlement

Video: The freaky quintuple deaky Brazilian ghost prank
11/27/2012 10:01:36 PM  Allahpundit
Normally I don’t re-post Greenroom stuff on the front page but this clip is much bigger online than I realized this afternoon and now I want to make sure everyone sees it. When I checked at 7 p.m. ET, the YouTube version with a Brazilian title had

Video: Kyl and Hutchison introduce GOP version of DREAM Act
11/27/2012 9:21:39 PM  Allahpundit
Via the Daily Caller. It speaks volumes of the politics of this that two of the three senators who are sponsoring it are retiring next month and the other, McCain, just won reelection two years ago and will be 80 when he decides whether to run again. No

Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan
11/27/2012 8:31:45 PM  Erika Johnsen
President Obama met with Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Tuesday; looks like the sit-down amounted to pretty much what you’d expect: In his first meeting in the Oval Office with Peña Nieto, which comes on the heels

Supercut: Hey, remember when Democrats loved the filibuster?
11/27/2012 7:41:42 PM  Allahpundit
Fish-in-a-barrel fun from BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, co-starring a future president of the United States who loved the filibuster so much that he once tried to use it to torpedo a Supreme Court nomination. Since then the numbers in the Senate

WH oddly quiet about that bill shielding airlines from European carbon fees that Obama just signed
11/27/2012 6:51:05 PM  Erika Johnsen
I’ve been wondering what version of an energy policy we’re going to be seeing from President Obama now that he’s won a second term: The one the embraces the gloriously robust economic growth that comes from allowing unfettered access to

Video: Naked protest in John Boehner’s office not as interesting as you’d think
11/27/2012 6:01:48 PM  Allahpundit
Via RCP, consensus opinion on Twitter seems to be that (a) this isn’t remotely as titillating as it sounded at first blush and (b) yes, Bill Clinton would have nonetheless loved it. The way we’re going, if they had been protesting

Video: When photo ops meet red tape
11/27/2012 5:11:53 PM  Ed Morrissey
It’s easy for politicians to fly into a disaster area and make promises, but it’s a lot more difficult to deliver on them.  last month, when Barack Obama visited New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, he told the victims of the storm that

Wasserman Schultz stuck as DNC chair for another term?
11/27/2012 4:21:19 PM  Ed Morrissey
What happens when entrenched leadership refuses to give up power, even after repeated losses?  Oh, let’s not always see the same Republican hands.  The answer: potential new leaders end up cooling their heels in their current positions.  Roll

Grape growers can now sue the USDA
11/27/2012 3:31:50 PM  Erika Johnsen
On Monday, the Supreme Court conspicuously declined to review a case that will now stand in the favor of growers who want to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture California Table Grape Commission over grapevine patents — to which I say, good.

Susan Rice: On second thought, there was no protest before the Benghazi attack
11/27/2012 2:41:10 PM  Allahpundit
Does this mean it’s no longer racist to oppose her nomination as Secretary of State? Or, since she’s now admitting her mistake, does this mean it’s really racist to oppose her nomination as Secretary of State? I’m sure the left

Mystery: Virginia gun violence falls as gun sales soar
11/27/2012 1:51:14 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Freedom preserved and less crime for everyone. Nifty, huh? Gun-related violent crime in Virginia has dropped steadily over the past six years as the sale of firearms has soared to a new record, according to an analysis of state crime data with state

The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm
11/27/2012 1:46:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), my friend Andrew Malcolm joins us as always on today’s TEMS at 3 pm ET! The Prince of Twitter and I will discuss [update] and all of the hot political stories of the day. The last twenty minutes will be

GOP senators: We’re “more disturbed” after meeting with Amb. Rice than we were before
11/27/2012 1:01:15 PM  Erika Johnsen
United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice has been catching all kinds of flak from Republicans about her Sunday talk show appearances in which it now looks an awful lot like she willfully participated in purposefully misling the American people about the true

Why not real tax reform?
11/27/2012 12:11:43 PM  Ed Morrissey
Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t the only holiday seasons that will expire at the end of the year.  While the Obama administration and the Republicans both talk about protecting the middle class from the fiscal cliff, all sides have kept mum about

Cairo protesters throw rocks at US Embassy, clash with police in Tahrir Square
11/27/2012 11:21:50 AM  Ed Morrissey
Say, this has a familiar ring to it.  Protesters fill Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the head of state who uses an “emergency” to claim dictatorial powers, police deploy teargas, and rocks get thrown at the US Embassy.  The last time