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September 18, 2012
See? It’s official now. HuffPo called it. Wait … didn’t we talk about this yesterday?

See? It’s official now. HuffPo called it. Wait … didn’t we talk about this yesterday?

20:58 // 1 year ago

Mother Jones has released another snippet from the secretly-recorded video of Mitt Romney’s remarks during a May 17 fundraiser. In the latest clip, Mitt Romney explains why he believes the pursuit of peace between Palestine and Israel is pointless, and his lack of belief in a two-state solution. Instead, Romney believes the United States should “hope for some degree of stability, but [recognize] that this is going to remain an unsolved problem.” The Republican presidential nominee’s problems just seem to have a way of compounding, don’t they? source

15:15 // 1 year ago
September 17, 2012

More on Mitt Romney’s “47 percent”

corysblog says: I really don’t see anything non-factual about this video. Everyone paying attention knows that the country’s vote is split pretty much half and half, but was Romney wrong for stating that fact? Isn’t it true that 47 percent of Americans people don’t pay income taxes and are more inclined vote for the President? If this video sinks Romney’s chance at the Presidency it will be because of the spin placed on it and not the actual content.       

» Dave Weigel says: ”Romney is conflating the people who pay no net income tax with the people so dependent on government aid that they have to vote for Obama. But these aren’t the same people! Most of the ‘lucky duckies,’ to use the classic WSJ term, are old people who subsist on Social Security. Elderly voters broke big for Republicans in 2010. Scores of poor whites who benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit vote for Republicans.” — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: bloomberg.com)

23:14 // 1 year ago
Mitt Romney written off for the fifth time this month
So, guys, you may have heard about this video. It supposedly makes Mitt Romney look really bad and stuff, like a total jerkwad with no chance of recovering from the stupid things he said. This might be true, but we’d like to make another argument: That Mitt Romney really wasn’t doing all that great in the first place and therefore a spare idiotic comment shouldn’t really surprise anyone. “What are you talking about, casually inquisitive blogger?”, you ask. Well … we’d like to remind you that Mitt Romney is already the unloved candidate. And has been for a really long time. Examples:
first Mitt Romney spent months as the guy that nobody on the right seemed really, truly excited about. It got to the point where speculation raged that some of the renegade Ron Paulies would try to pull the nomination out from other him.
then Then his campaign got nailed for tactical error after tactical error, one more embarrassing than the last. He took it to another level last week, attacking the president on a foreign policy issue in a way that misrepresented the situation.
now Already down in the polls, now there’s a new video out that makes Romney look like he’s attacking half the country for being lazy in front of a tiny, exclusive crowd of potential donors. (Ironically, the video was leaked by Jimmy Carter’s grandson, who is currently an unemployed political tracker. His grandaddy gets compared to Mitt a lot.) And the inevitable write-offs are happening again. You know what? If anything causes Mitt to lose the election, it’ll be this … and every other criticism he’s faced.
» A footnote: On this week’s Saturday Night Live, the cold open with Jay Pharoah playing Obama (about time, he deserved it) tells you everything you need to know about this race. Say what you will about Obama, but these races are won on perception, and Mitt has the effect of reminding us that, whatever frustrations folks might have with Obama, Mitt makes him look better every day.

Mitt Romney written off for the fifth time this month

So, guys, you may have heard about this video. It supposedly makes Mitt Romney look really bad and stuff, like a total jerkwad with no chance of recovering from the stupid things he said. This might be true, but we’d like to make another argument: That Mitt Romney really wasn’t doing all that great in the first place and therefore a spare idiotic comment shouldn’t really surprise anyone. “What are you talking about, casually inquisitive blogger?”, you ask. Well … we’d like to remind you that Mitt Romney is already the unloved candidate. And has been for a really long time. Examples:

» A footnote: On this week’s Saturday Night Live, the cold open with Jay Pharoah playing Obama (about time, he deserved it) tells you everything you need to know about this race. Say what you will about Obama, but these races are won on perception, and Mitt has the effect of reminding us that, whatever frustrations folks might have with Obama, Mitt makes him look better every day.

21:57 // 1 year ago

thedailyfeed:

Mitt Romney should be seriously worried about Ohio. Recent polls, and interviews conducted with about two dozen Ohioans in recent days, show that he’s dangerously underperforming in the must-win state.

There’s a growing concern in Republican ranks, and even within Romney’s campaign itself that the GOP nominee is dangerously underperforming in Ohio — and that was before yesterday’s Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed Obama jumping to a 7-point lead in the state. The Buckeye State’s 18 electoral college votes are critical to Romney’s White House hopes. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio, and even if Romney sweeps seven swing states carried by Obama in 2008, including Florida, Virginia, Iowa and North Carolina, he still can’t win if he loses here.

So goes Ohio, goes the nation.

(via huffingtonpost)

10:47 // 1 year ago
September 15, 2012
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September 12, 2012

Paul Ryan drops millions to protect his House seat

$2m Amount VP hopeful Paul Ryan is set to spend on additional campaign ads…for his reelection to the House of Representatives, that is. Just in case Mitt comes up short. source

13:55 // 1 year ago
8:45 // 1 year ago
September 10, 2012

Obama trumps Romney’s fundraising efforts during month of August

  • $114M was donated to the Obama campaign in August, though Democrats hardly have time to celebrate. Even with a tremendous haul, and the ability to say the average donation was only $58, President Obama only topped Mitt Romney’s campaign by $2.4 million dollars. August was also Romney’s best fundraising month to date; his campaign raised $111.6 million. source
18:46 // 1 year ago
September 8, 2012
I will not take God out of our platform, I will not take God off our coins, and I will not take God out of my heart.
Mitt Romney •  Speaking in Virginia Beach today. His remarks have stirred up discussion over the implication of the words above – is he suggesting President Obama aims to remove the word “God” from American currency? Romney is clearly ramping up his rhetoric on faith to try to take advantage of the Democrats’ embarrassing platform fracas at the DNC last week. source
16:05 // 1 year ago