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How in hell can we understand what Mittens stands for when he changes direction daily?

Like on the question of abortion and a woman’s right to choose:

It’s too bad this is funny, because it’s really very disturbing. To elect a man President we have to confirm our trust in what he believes in and what he says about those beliefs.

Romney leaves us confused. If you vote for him you get what you deserve.

 

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I imagine that Romney will accuse Obama of not having created jobs…

 

… but I doubt if he will identify the actions of the Republican House majority or the Senate Republican filibusters in preventing Obama‘s 17 jobs bills t6o go through.

So what were the results of the Republican refusal to work with their president? Take a look:

Remember this when Romney brings up the 8.1% unemployment rate… remember it when he says Obama has done nothing to even attempt to create jobs.

 

 

Does Romney even remember what he has said in the past?

You’re on, guys!

“Running for president in the YouTube era, you realize you have to be very judicious in what you say. You have to be careful with your humor. You have to recognize that anytime you’re running for the presidency of the United States, you’re on.”

Mitt Romney, …quoted by the New York Times, in June 16, 2007.

Of course, when you have secret fundraisers with the wealthy you may not consider yourself “on.” It’s when you are put there against your knowledge that you should realize that there is no time when you aren’t “on.”

As to being judicious in what he says, we haven’t seen that level of control yet. What this portends for the debates is anyone’s guess.

Let’s get to know more about Paul Ryan…

Factual information is the kind of thing that can blow a hole in a wall of falsification.

We have a lot still to learn about Ryan… like these five facts:

Now, go HERE and read the 290 page research report on Ryan. See everything he’s voted for, every position he’s taken on things important to you… and more.

Republican Romney Quote for the Day…

When Romney staffer Andrea Saul told us all that the candidate’s chief accomplishment as governor of Massachusetts was Romneycare, it brought a comment from Ann Coulter on Hannity’s show:

“There is no point to us going to a convention and pushing for this man if he is employing morons like this.”

However, who is the moron here? The staff member or the Candidate? Romney’s a jittery asshole who’s incapable of human emotion and comprehension. It’s ROMNEY they should be worried about, not his campaign staffers.

Hannity’s reply to Coulter, btw:

“I AGREE WITH YOU.”

Ah, Republican harmony!

And some afternoon humor if Coulter isn’t enough…

Quote of the Day – A little peek at Romney’s finances…

Romney has said he will put out a big 2 years of his taxes – 2011 hen it is ready and 2010. No, he’s not going back far enough to show he had income from Bain Capital in 2000 and 2001 when he said he had left the company.

So here’s what he said:

“And that’s what we’re going to put out. People always want to get more and we’re putting out what is required plus more that is not required. And those are the two years that people are going to have and that’s all that’s necessary for people to understand something about my finances.”

See… that’s all we need to understand his finances, but not enough to see if he tells the truth about the lies he told about involvement with investments  as CEO of Bain after 1999.

There’s nothing like a president who has proven his honesty. I’ll bet Republicans wish he’d release the tax statements that defend his position (like Santorum and others asked him to do during the primaries.)

How would you like to vote for a felon?

It looks like Mitt Romney told the SEC and the American people one thing about leaving Bain Capital, but actually did another. This seems to be a big deal.

Romney’s stated departure from the company in 1999 was convenient timing—supposedly absolving him of being responsible in any way for companies owned by Bain that went bankrupt or suffered massive layoffs afterward.

” Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999. This is serious business.”

– Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s counsel

So, if Romney was still at Bain through 2002, he’d be politically responsible for the consequences of deals that the firm made through then… and this could include layoffs from companies Bain took over, or the exporting of jobs to China and India at a time Romney said he was not responsible for the company’s efforts.

The Boston Globe published a story Thursday that calls into question the timeline of Romney’s involvement of the firm that the Republican candidate has been promulgating for years. The Romney campaign ordered the Globe to retract the story. Today the Globe said it wouldn’t. A similar situation has occurred with the Washington Post.

Quote from a Conservative:

Romney’s campaign ”belief that it’s about the economy and only the economy, and that they need to keep telling us stupid voters that it’s only about the economy, has gone from being an annoying tick to a dangerous self-delusion.”

Bill Kristol

Always interesting when a fairly extreme neocon points a finger at Romney’s treatment of potential voters.

Romney’s Lies of the Week are back again…

Steve Benen has 16 of them this week… here are three of them:

 

 

  • On taxes, Romney argued, “I’m not looking to lower the tax burden paid by the highest-income Americans. That’s a fundamental principle.”

That’s a fundamental falsehood. Romney’s plan slashes taxes on the wealthy.

  • On a related note, he added, “I’m looking, if there’s any break at all, the break will go to middle-income Americans that have been most hurt by the Obama economy.”

In reality, it’s the rich, not the middle class, that primarily benefits from Romney’s tax plan.

The Romney campaign has never been able to point to a single credible example of Obama attacking success.

Read the rest of them HERE (this is Steve’s 19th week of documentation…you’d think Mitt would realize he’s being covered and just stop it.)

Romney’s attitudes about Gays pops up again…

Tracy Thorne-Beglen

On Wednesday, the Romney campaign declined to weigh in on the Virginia legislature’s rejection of Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay prosecutor, for a judicial post.

Begland is a former fighter pilot and Navy officer who was discharged from the armed forces because of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. He had bipartisan support from the Courts of Justice Committee, which vets judicial appointments. But a last-minute lobbying effort by social conservative lawmakers and the conservative advocacy group Family Foundation doomed Begland’s nomination, which failed to garner the majority votes needed in the 100-member House of Delegates. The vote happened just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Asshole

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) led the opposition to the nomination and said  Begland could not be an impartial judge because of his sexual orientation:

“Marriage is between one man and one woman, and the the applicant has represented himself in public in a relationship that we don’t recognize in Virginia.” 

Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, tried to get the Romney campaign to weigh in on the controversy. Cutter:

“The man is overly qualified to be a judge and this is a real leadership moment for some people in Virginia.

“It is an opportunity for Mitt Romney to stand up and say what the legislature did is just plain wrong. I don’t know if he will show that type of leadership, he hasn’t so far.”

The Romney campaign refused to address the issue.

Don’t you think Delegate Marshall can’t be an impartial legislator because of HIS sexual orientation?

C’mon Romney… show your guts!

Richard Grenell has been hounded out of the Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives.

Romney was reluctant to have Grenell front and center during the recent attacks on President Obama, accused by Romney of politicizing the death of bin Laden. Grenell issued this statement:

I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign. I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.

 

Now we know Romney would be a President for everyone.

Quote of the Day – Who Hates Who?

“Nobody in the conservative base hates Rick. Newt is hated by many and Mitt by some. Mr. Santorum is liked. He has real indignation about what’s happened to America, and he brings passion to his ideas about reform. He’s got little money, little organization — there’s no broad assumption he can pull it off. And by the time the Romney campaign is done dismantling him, he may have some people who hate him. But this will only underscore the Romney campaign’s reputation for destroying, not creating. And nobody loves a Death Star.”

Peggy Noonan