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1996 Romney v. 2012 Romney

I was playing with google’s newspaper article archive today, and decided to check out older coverage of Mitt Romney. This 1996 article from the Boston Globe jumped out: Plunging into the heated debate over taxes among Republican presidential contenders, former … Continue reading

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I hope you’re sitting down: Romney is making shit up

Now that we have more details about Romney’s Fantastical Bucket of Deduction Limitations and Revenue Creation, we can sort of analyze whether it can make up the $5 trillion that we’ll lose from the tax cut. Hold on to your … Continue reading

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All in a few months

Back in the Republican primaries, Mitt Romney wrapped himself in a jewel-studded, warm and cuddly Bain robe: Mitt Romney doubled down in Saturday night’s debate on his claim that he created a 100,000 jobs while in the private sector and … Continue reading

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Clear, simple, and wrong

The National Review posts that Paul Ryan has “submitted his papers” to be vetted for VP. Some people are getting excited at the prospect. I just finished season 5 of The Wire (as the post’s H. L. Mencken quote might … Continue reading

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Come to Trenton, Mr. Romney (Updated)

Mitt Romney discussing Obama’s call for aid to state governments: “He wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers,” Romney said in Iowa. “He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the … Continue reading

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Chickenhawk supreme

I was going to write about Romney’s draft dodging ways yesterday, and the complete hypocrisy of the right in their attacks on Democrats who didn’t serve, but Rachel Maddow put together something much better than I could have written. I … Continue reading

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Maybe they’re only 90% of a man’s value!

No one can seriously deny that there is a pay gap for women, it’s simply a fact. So, the right wing is dedicated to painting that gap as a product of life choices, not inherent discrimination; women earn less because … Continue reading

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Karma’s a B****

We noted months ago the significance of steps taken by Mitt Romney to erase all internal records and correspondence of his stint as Governor of Massachusetts.  Romney, who has been running for President since birth, didn’t want to leave behind any emails that … Continue reading

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When you lie, lie big

That seems to be Mitt Romney’s strategy this election season.   His lies are getting so big, however, that even our neutered, centrist, political press are starting to cry foul: A look at some of Romney’s assertions and how they compare … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney wants to ban gay marriage everywhere

Earlier today, I pointed to a Balloon Juice post with a video in which Mitt Romney says gay marriage is a state issue. I said he is lying, because he supported DOMA, a federal law that essentially banned same-sex marriage … Continue reading

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Wars (Fake and Real)

The media failed its first major test of the presidential campaign yesterday when it became a willing mouthpiece for the Romney Campaign’s effort to distract American voters from everything the GOP has said/done over the past three years.  The Washington … Continue reading

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Doubting Douthat

When reading NY Times’ columnist Ross Douthat, always pay careful attention to his math.  This Easter Sunday, the Times published a selection from Douthat’s newest book, where he concludes that America has lost its religious center and that this is … Continue reading

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Quotable Quotes

  One of the nice contributions of Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish blog is his “Quote of the Day,” (sometimes it turns out to be quotes of the day) where he highlights significant and/or surprising statements from public officials/journalists/bloggers.  I think Sullivan … Continue reading

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Don’t Knock it Till You’ve Tried it

Romney has come under heat over the blueprints for expanding his home in La Jolla, California: Plans for the expansion, first reported by Politico and later obtained by The New York Times from a rival campaign, include a split-level, four-car garage with … Continue reading

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From Russia, With Hate

The Republican candidates have shown a stunning lack of sense when it comes to their statements on international relations.  As you may recall, at one of the 87 Republican debates, Rick Perry claimed that Turkey is run by islamic terrorists … Continue reading

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Filling in the Blanks

Here’s how Romney reacted to the news that the organizations that have evaluated his tax plan found that it will grow the deficit to the tune of $3 trillion: “I think it’s kind of interesting for the groups that try and score … Continue reading

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Greenwald vs. Vandersloot

I am generally not a fan of Salon agitator-in-chief Glenn Greenwald’s writing, even in those instances where I agree with him.  But when Greenwald gets up in arms about Republicans, I can usually count on him providing a good read.  … Continue reading

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The Mitt of Sisyphus

It must be frustrating being poor Mitt – he keeps rolling that boulder up the hill only to have it roll back down again: A third national poll has now shown former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) with a lead in … Continue reading

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