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Heckuva job

It’s bad enough that Michael Brown has the cajones to come out and criticize anyone for disaster responsiveness, but the fact that he would come out to attack Obama for responding too quickly to a storm that was just about … Continue reading

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Last Presidential Debate Live-Blog

Just to kick stuff off, this image is probably the best I could hope for:

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Up is down, black is white

Keeping in mind that the entire GOP stance on taxes is that the economy is sluggish because taxes are too high on “job creators,” this statement from Ben Stein should be a little shocking: “There’s no clear connection between the … Continue reading

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It’s even worse than we thought – Romney’s Tax Plan

Earlier I posted a chart from Dylan Matthews at WaPo, showing that rich Americans would see a better tax cut than poor Americans. It turns out, though, that it’s even worse. Because of the EITC expiration, Romney’s tax plan would … Continue reading

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The State of Polling

I am officially throwing my hands in the air on this one. In 2008, Obama won Washington State by 18 points, and Ohio by 4. So you expect a roughly 7 point differential between those two states when looking at … Continue reading

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Here’s your goddamned in-the-tank press

That does it, I’m never, ever going to put up with someone telling me that the “liberal media” is just like Fox News. I’m never going to accept that Fox News merely presents facts that make the right look slightly … Continue reading

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A series of tubes inside a giant tank

In case anyone thinks Drudge Report isn’t news, I present to you his unbiased and reasoned perspective on today’s campaign-killing VP choice:

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Annie Hall 2 – The Ridiculousening

Piggybacking on RE’s post about Jared Diamond, it seems that even Romney’s advisors are having trouble understanding their sources. Romney’s campaign put out a paper by four Romney-loving economists to justify Romney’s attacks on Obama’s handling of the economy and … Continue reading

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Make sure we use sans-sharif fonts for all the maps, too

I would like to think that we’ve learned our lesson about the importance of actual qualifications, but clearly we haven’t. As RE was pointing out, the “character issue” is one of complete fabrication, an issue to cover up the fact … Continue reading

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80 million reasons

There’s a scene in West Wing in which the Republican challenger to the President is asked why he wants to be President and flubs it completely, and the White House is gleeful until they realize they also have no answer. … Continue reading

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Also, Madonna is the greatest English pop star ever

Apparently Mitt Romney has long had it out for England (via FP): England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to … Continue reading

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The Mormon Empire

I’ve been saying for a long time that Mitt Romney wouldn’t get the GOP nod because of his religion, and clearly I was wrong. Luckily for the GOP, they’ve convinced the country that the President is a Muslim, so the … Continue reading

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Doubling down on stupid

Remember how Rahm Emmanuel nailed it by comparing Romney unfavorably to Palin this weekend? Well it just got better: McCain called the tax claims “outrageous” and “disgraceful” in an interview with Politico Tuesday. He said he chose Palin “because we thought that … Continue reading

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Papers, please

Say what you will, the GOP is consistent. It doesn’t matter that the President proved, with paperwork, that he was born in the United States; we still have birthers. And they still say Romney left Bain Capital in 1999, despite … Continue reading

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Worse for him if he’s telling the truth

I’ve been wrestling with the Romney bullying thing for a bit now, I’m glad RE decided to tackle it first. I do wish we had some kind of Truth and Reconciliation Commission for childhood antics; let politicians come forward and … Continue reading

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Let them eat brownies

Over at BJ, mistermix highlighted a TV interview that proves, yet again, Mitt Romney is completely out of touch. Watch the clip, which is footage that was intended to be edited down for broadcast (note that he stops and restarts … Continue reading

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They are both works of fiction…

Politico has set a new bar for bad journalism. Here’s their top story: What do they mean, you ask? Well, here’s what “Draperization” entails: He may not drink or cheat, and he lacks the fictional ad-maker’s charisma, but Democrats, despite … Continue reading

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Michael Vick for GOP Nominee

PPP put out a poll on, of all the stupid things in the world, the public’s reaction to Mitt Romney’s treatment of his dog. Now, there are a couple things that should be obvious: 1) What he did was stupid … Continue reading

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