Morning Must Reads: Cautionary

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paulejb seems to be a little shrill today. Is anything wrong with his party's candidate for President? ;-) 



"He he, compared to you semi-literate dittoheads, anyone is a Mensa member."


This from the genius who wrote of a "BATCH" of honor.


"The Problem In A Nutshell: Annualized GDP Growth Of 1%; Annualized US Debt Growth of 21%" 

Barack Hussein Obama is destroying this country. We cannot afford four more years of this.


"The Incredible Bain Jobs Machine

In a competitive economy, $5,000 computers become $500 tablets. Consumers get to spend the difference elsewhere in the economy." 


Obama's philosophy in pictures.



"Why do you wear it as a batch of honor then??"


"batch of honor?" What is a "batch," scooter?


Logic Loop,

"Im sorry but that's the point he was making in his post Paule, that we ALL pay taxes."


Nope. Only about 51% of us pay any federal income taxes at all.


Mitt pushes the out of context, after days of whining about how mean the Obama campaign is to him.

Note the part of Romney’s speech in which he said Obama’s claim was insulting to people who work hard to better themselves in life:

“People who reach to try and lift themselves up — the president will say, `well, you didn’t do that, you couldn’t have gotten to school without the roads that government built for you. And you couldn’t have gone to school without teachers, so you’re not responsible for that success.’”

This is just crazy talk, but there’s an actual policy dispute lurking beneath the surface of it. Romney believes government should do less to help people lift themselves up. He thinks the answer is to get government out of the way, unshackle the free market, and allow it to shower opportunity on everyone. He recently claimed that we don’t need more teachers. Obama thinks government should invest more in education to promote social mobility and invest more in our nation’s infrastructure to help secure the future. Polls suggest Americans agree with Obama's broader vision. 



"The ACA is here to stay, sport, regardless of what you say or do."


No, scooter. If not repealed politically, it will fall of it's own weight.

"What can't continue, won't."


Obama campaign, DNC sue Ohio over early voting


President Obama's reelection campaign, the Democratic National

Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party have filed suit in federal court

against the state of Ohio to restore early voting.

"Rather than protecting the right to vote, we've seen brazen attempts

to undermine it," DNC political director Patrick Gaspard told

reporters. "It's a cynical ploy."

Republicans and Democrats in Ohio have been tussling over voting

rights rules for most of the last year. Most recently, the legislature

ended early voting in the three days before the election — but kept it

in place for military voters.

In Obama for America v. Husted, the complaint alleges that

distinction between military and nonmilitary voters violates the equal

protection clause of the federal constitution.

Ohio was ground zero in 2004 for charges of malfeasance and

irregularities and is expected to once again be a razor thin contest.

Early voting is generally recognized to benefit Democrats — but the

Democrats insists that politics is not at the heart of their complaint.

"It's a chilling notion that we should be opposed to those voting in

the final three days because they may or may not vote on our side of the

issues," Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern told reporters.


Mitt Romney is facing a rising tidal wave of pressure to make public more tax returns — and that’s from his supporters.


list of prominent Republicans and conservatives urging Romney to put

out more than the two years of tax returns he has promised is continuing

to grow each day. If he simply hands over, say, five to 10 years of

returns, they argue, Romney can end the controversy and focus his

campaign on the nation’s economic woes to defeat President Barack Obama.

Over the last few days, a number of prominent

Republicans and conservatives - including Haley Barbour, George Will and

Bill Kristol - have called on Romney to quickly release years worth of

his returns, and more stepped forward with the same message Tuesday.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) became the latest Republican to urge Romney

to put an end to the tax returns flap and release more information. Paul


on Tuesday he thinks it would help the presumptive GOP nominee

“politically,” adding that “in the scheme of things politically, you

know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want.”

And Republican consultant John Feehery also weighed in, saying Romney

should share the tax returns now, in the doldrums of summer, and put

the storyline to rest. “Yeah, and he might as well,” Feehery told

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday. “Couple years, get it over with and

start talking about your solutions.”

But in spite of the mounting calls for more disclosure, Romney

continues to just say no. On Tuesday, the Republican candidate told the National Review’s Robert Costa he stands firmly by his decision to release two years of tax returns — and that’s it.

“In the political environment that exists today, the opposition

research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to

distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy,”

Romney told “The Corner.” “And I’m simply not enthusiastic about giving

them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and

lie about.”

That’s a big mistake, say a slew of Republican commentators, strategists and fellow politicians.

Democrats and the Obama campaign have long hammered Romney on his

refusal to divulge more financial information. If Romney is unwilling to

release more tax returns, they charge, it must be because he has

something to hide — and it further plays into the narrative of Romney as

an out of touch, wealthy and secretive businessman with nothing in

common with the average voter.

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Digby discusses the return of that charlatan, Ralph Reed, with a link to a very good article.

Hustlers don't change their spots. And Ralph Reed has been hustling since the day he met up with Abramoff and Grover Norquist three decades ago. In fact,the modern GOP, with all it's ideological extremism and corporate submissiveness is substantially what it is today because of that triad of youthful political con men who gathered together during the Reagan administration and made over the party in their image.



1. No, you are a Newtron apologist. Fact remains he divorced his wife while she was recuperating.

I'll take Newt's daughter's word over that of a witless left wing troll.

2. No, you are lying. It's Switzerland we are talking about.

Switzerland is it? Well, that makes all the difference. Off with his head!

3. That is slander, based on gossip created by the extreme right-wing fringe, who could not prove any of their delusions. So they took to the interwebs to spread their vicious lies. Breitfart was the chief gossip-monger of the right.

Mary Jo Kopechne is dead. She was left to die by that fat coward Teddy. He admitted it himself in a self serving statement.

4. Your faux self-righteousness can only go so far. Breitfart was a delusional hack, and it's pathetic you had to choose him as an inspirational figure. Speaks a lot about you, sport.  

Barack Hussein Obama has inflicted more damage on this nation than anyone you can name. Can't wait till November to send him back to the liberal cesspit Chicago from which he came.



 "Haha , you are a hematologist now ;-) Your faux self-righteousness has everyone in stitches, sport. The kicker is, you don't realize how ridiculous you are."


Stevie has earned himself today's Billy Madison Award. 


"Demoralized as hell: the Obama Prevent Defense edition"

"The Obama campaign knows what the score is. The Base is dissatisfied, Democrats pols have been running away from him for a year, black voters are hesitating over Gay Marriage, the Obamacare decision while painted as a victory has energized the tea party activists, and the once vaunted Obama money machine is so weak when they aren’t begging brides to be for their dowry they’re forced to travel to foreign lands for donations."


This was addressed last night, by one our swampers showing how racist the GOP is - but here is proof:


WASHINGTON -- An infamous television ad that that was slammed as

racist and anti-Asian after it aired in Michigan during the Super Bowl

has made a mysterious reappearance.

The spot, put out by GOP Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra, features an

Asian woman bicycling past rice paddies and then thanking, in broken

English, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for borrowing so much money from


Hoekstra originally had the spot up on the internet, but took it down after the outcry. The actress in the ad, Lisa Chan, has apologized for taking part.

But on Tuesday, the spot somehow made its way onto a CBS station in Flint, Mich.

Although Hoekstra defended his advertisement at the time, the

campaign's removal of it suggests the backlash was fierce. Hoekstra's

fundraising slowed after the ad aired and he tanked in the polls.

A campaign spokesman could not be reached immediately to comment.



"will win""LOL,  did  your god (aka  voice in your head ) tell you that??"


Nope. The First Amendment told me that they will win.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"  


Chris Matthew's Republican brother plea bargains and doesn't have to go to jail.

For those who don't read links others post, Jim Matthews was the county commissioner of one of the PA counties that ring Philadelphia. After his term, Montgomery County elected the first Democratic commissioners in 100 years.


The Obama administration in a nutshell - EPIC FAIL.

"Media Fail: Chevy Volt Makes NO Money, Costs Taxpayers Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Per Car"

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"Ritt associates with a church that used to consider African Americans second class. What kind of bird does that make him, sport?"


Notice that Stevie cleverly uses the term "used to" with out context or time frame to attack Mitt's religion. Yet he slavishly worships a man who spent 20 years in a church that was led by a raving, racist lunatic. 



"You, and the article, claim that Obama was radicalizing public education without actually saying what actions they were undertaking to do this."


Here is just one example of the fruits of Obama's and Ayers' labors:

"Chicago's Schools, Police Work To Stem Violence"

Here is another example:

"More young people are killed in Chicago than any other American city" Need more? - Just GOOGLE



"A typical Breitbot response, how is that different from  Newtron, or Dubya??"


No one died at Newt's or Dubya's hands. The cowardly Ted Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne to die while he swam away to establish an alibi.

We all owe Mary Jo a huge debt, as her death kept that spineless slug out of the White House.


 The public has a right to know who's behind the hundreds of political

ads with which we're being bombarded this year, who's giving what to

whom -- not to mention our right to try to connect the dots and figure

out what their motives are.


 AUSTIN, Texas, July 16 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood sued the state of

Arizona on Monday in an effort to overturn a law that blocks funding

for its health clinics because the organization also performs


The law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer

in May, is part of a national campaign against Planned Parenthood

orchestrated by conservative Republican lawmakers who oppose abortions.

In the past two years, 13 states have taken steps to eliminate funding

for Planned Parenthood, and the organization has filed lawsuits in

six of them, including Arizona.


Parenthood says abortions account for only 3 percent of its services,

which include cancer screening and birth control.


is wrong for the state to tell Arizonans who they can and cannot see

for their healthcare. The men and women of this state have the right to

see the healthcare provider they deem is best for them," said Bryan

Howard, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood


The group, whose legal team for the case

includes the American Civil Liberties Union, filed the suit in U.S.

District Court in Arizona, according to Planned Parenthood.


Brewer is confident in the constitutionality of this law and confident

it will be upheld by the court," Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson said.


Parenthood has won injunctions in five states -- Indiana, Kansas,

North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas -- arguing that it is being

punished for providing constitutionally protected services and that

women's access to preventive healthcare is being blocked.


That link that Adam posted to the Adelson investigation points to something that may be lurking in the wings. I heard it on NPR yesterday. Just think of Mitt having to disavow him and return his contributions!