From the daily archives: Thursday, June 26, 2008

So let me see, first you meet with these guys:

WASHINGTON (CNN) –- An official from the Log Cabin Republicans organization says the group representing gay Republicans has had a series of meetings with presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Then turn around and meet with this guy (and friends):

June 26, 2008 2:56 PM

A late update to the schedule today — at 2:30 pm ET, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., met with some local conservative leaders.

Specifically, he’ll be meeting with Phil Burress, Mike Gonidakis, Harvey Hook, Chris Long, Dr. Jack Willke, […]

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Invasion of the Obamacons!

What is an “Obamacon?” The phrase surfaced in January to describe British conservatives entranced by Barack Obama. On March 13 the American Spectator broadened the term to cover all “conservative supporters” of the Democratic presidential candidate. Their ranks, though growing, feature few famous people. But looming on the horizon are two big potential Obamacons: Colin Powell and Chuck Hagel.

Neither Powell, first-term secretary of state for George W. Bush, nor Hagel, retiring after two terms as a U.S. senator from Nebraska, has endorsed Obama. Hagel probably never will. Powell probably will enter Obama’s camp at […]

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He needs his rest you know. John apparently likes FDR’s New Deal and the Fair Labor Standards Act, as he doesn’t really do weekends:

Since effectively capturing the Republican nomination when Mitt Romney dropped out of the race on Feb. 7, John McCain has held just one public campaign event on a weekend.

Instead, after workweeks full of fundraisers, town hall meetings and interviews, McCain has been, in campaign parlance, “down” on nearly every Saturday or Sunday for 20 weeks, largely sequestered away from the news media.

Time with family and rest are important Senator. We support your right […]

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Today, Scalia offered the opinion of the court: DC’s ban on handguns (and disassembled/locked requirements for long guns) is unconstitutional, in a 5-4 decision. They did not incorporate the 2nd Amendment (explicitly, anyway). A few observations from the opinion – and remember, I’m not a lawyer:

The 2nd Amendment is an individual right. The 2nd Amendment could be understood at the time to protect common usage of firearms in acts like hunting and self-defense (IOW, the first clause of the Amendment is not meant to limit the operative clause, but to explain it, at least partially). The 2nd […]

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Yippie! Another anti-gay marriage amendment!

Roger Wicker just introduced a joint resolution ( S. J. Res. 43 ) to propose “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.”

This is the 6th one of these ridiculous marriage-related joint resolutions to be introduced in the past few years. None of them ever passed. So there’s no reason to think this one will get anywhere either.

But it shows how back asswards some of these Republicans still think- though looking at the list of co-sponsors I guess we shouldn’t be surprised:

Sen. Wayne Allard [R-CO]
Sen. […]

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