Romney coins phrase “the economy tax.”— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) October 4, 2012
20 years ago, I became the luckiest man on Earth because Michelle Obama agreed to marry me.Barack Obama • Laying it on thick due to his poorly-timed anniversary.
This is an issue we take extremely seriously. When allegations were brought to our attention we severed all ties to the firm.RNC spokesman Sean Spicer • Speaking on the GOP’s voter registration efforts in Florida. As you may remember, in the aftermath of the 2008 election the Republican Party waged a legislative battle against ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), an organization that handled registration drives for primarily low-income citizens, as well as many urban and minority communities. Armed with evidence that street-level workers had filed fraudulent forms (as well as a hasty backlash over a deceptively edited video, for which the group was later exonerated), ACORN was effectively dismantled by Republican lawmakers. Now, however, the GOP faces a similar dilemma, as fraudulent forms filed by Strategic Allied Consulting have affected 10 different counties in Florida. To be clear, as with ACORN, a few bad apples does not necessarily a wholly corrupt enterprise make (though allegations about the firm throwing out forms filled out for Democratic registration are highly troubling), but with the push for aggressive new voter ID laws, as well as past stridency against ACORN, the Republicans are now forced into a zero tolerance posture. source
Mitt Romney tries on a new outfit: Empathy for 100 percent of everyone. Somebody’s trying to flatter us!
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