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Mitt Romney Rewrites The Pledge Of Allegiance

One nation, under 47%, divisible. __________ This is what it looks like to be on the same team. __________ And this man also sought to preserve the Union.

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The 47% Video and Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

__________ I can’t help but think the 47% video will sink Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, and it recalls for me these lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”: Under the water it rumbled on, Still louder and more dread: … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on the 47% Video

At the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates homes in on Mitt Romney’s late night damage control presser following the release of the 47% video: I have never seen the candidate of a major party looking more shook than Romney does at this … Continue reading

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David Brooks on the 47% video: Romney has “divided the nation into two groups: the makers and the moochers.”

At the New York Times, conservative David Brooks is scathing in his reading of Mitt Romney’s 47% video: Romney, who criticizes President Obama for dividing the nation, divided the nation into two groups: the makers and the moochers. […] [I]t suggests … Continue reading

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The New York Times Games the 47% Video

This is at the New York Times tonight: [T]he video has raised the possibility that Mr. Romney’s campaign will be sidetracked, with attention focused again on his proposed tax cuts for the wealthy, the release of his personal tax returns … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: 47% of American voters are parasites and “my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Stunning. __________ The visceral contempt he expresses to rich donors for half of his fellow Americans is simply breathtaking. This is how the 1% talk among themselves about the working poor, the lower middle class elderly, and the unemployed, and … Continue reading

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Florida Reality Check: Who’s Winning the Vouchercare vs. Medicare Debate?

Um, the Democrats. Here is the New York Times this weekend: The latest New York Times/CBS News poll, conducted over the last week, found that Mr. Obama held an advantage over Mr. Romney on the question of who would do … Continue reading

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Amory Lovins: It’s Cheaper to Save Fuel Than to Buy Fuel

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Mitt Romney Hearts Pat Robertson Who Hearts Wife-Beaters

Mitt Romney campaigned with Pat Robertson this week. Yes, this Pat Robertson. __________ And here’s Romney in full demagogue mode with Pat Robertson roused into ovation behind him. __________ Will Mitt Romney tell us why he campaigns with an advocate of wife-beating?

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Thurston Howell III and Mitt Romney: Separated at Birth?

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Will Mitt Romney Return Gay Soldiers To The Closet If He Becomes President?

President Obama famously put an end to “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT), but can we be sure that it will remain a thing of the past if Mitt Romney becomes president? Nope. This is at the Daily Beast: Aubrey Sarvis, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Granholm Channels John Cusack

Separated at birth? Jennifer Granholm’s mannerisms and expressions below remind me of John Cusack’s when he’s acting manic or otherwise cutting up (such as in his film, High Fidelity). __________

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So Good It Hurts

Michael Tomasky on Bill Clinton’s Democratic Convention speech: Holy smokes. That was the best political speech more or less ever. There wasn’t a thing he didn’t touch on, and there wasn’t a thing he didn’t just blast out of the … Continue reading

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Sandra Fluke: “When a young woman has been verbally attacked,” President Obama “thinks of his daughters, not his delegates or his donors.”

Sandra Fluke made a powerful observation at the Democratic Convention yesterday: Our president, when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters — not his delegates or his donors — and stands with all women. … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s 2012 Democratic Convention Speech

Phenomenal speech. Maybe the best that Bill Clinton has ever delivered.

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O Ye (Republicans) of Little Faith?

Mitt Romney continues to poll poorly in Ohio, and it’s hard to see how he threads the needle to 270 electoral votes without it. Here’s the New York Times today: To give a sense of Mr. Romney’s challenge: he could … Continue reading

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Why Mitt Romney Should Not Be President

He has no skin in the American game. Neither a soldier nor a protester, Mitt Romney was disengaged in the 1960s from the three great issues of his generation–the Vietnam War, black liberation, and women’s liberation. He lived as if the war … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Crack Is Akin

The fact that Mitt Romney is running away from Todd Akin in mortal terror exposes a fissure between New England Republicans and Red Meat Republicans. This is at the Daily Beast: [T]he rush to reject [Todd] Akin is infuriating the anti-abortion movement, … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: Back to the Closet and Coat Hanger

I think this ad fairly captures what a Romney-Ryan victory means for gay people and women. __________ The Supreme Court is in the balance. Are you registered to vote?

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Mitt Romney and Rosemary’s Baby: Why Rape Is To The Republican Party What Pedophilia Is To The Catholic Church

Why is rape to the Republican Party what pedophilia is to the Catholic Church? Because both the Republican Party and the Catholic Church have set themselves apart as the proud swimmers against the secular mainstream: as upholders of tradition, traditional … Continue reading

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