MoveOn.org has put out a new anti-Romney commercial called “Pickpocket” that went out today in swing states.
Funny, yes… but as close to the real potential circumstance as you can get.
- MoveOn Ad: ‘Mitt Romney, Get Your Hand Out Of My Pocket!’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Romney’s Strategy Isn’t Working (commentarymagazine.com)
- MoveOn Ad: Mitt Romney the Pickpocket President of the 1% (politicususa.com)
- Ten Swing States Could Decide the 2012 Election; Obama Leads in Nine of Them (salem-news.com)
This is from MoveOn.org:
Forget, momentarily, that he once tried to relate to a group of black teens by asking them, “Who let the dogs out?”
Forget all that for just a moment, and focus on this:
So now that you know, what’s your best reason not to trust the Mittster?
- Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want More Free Stuff From The Government Vote Obama (mediaite.com)
- NAACP Official: Romney ‘Flew In’ His Own Blacks to Cheer NAACP Speech (atlantablackstar.com)
- Romney Accused of Racism After Saying NAACP Wants ‘Free Stuff’ (nymag.com)
- Who Was Romney Really Speaking To At The NAACP? (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- Romney On NAACP Booers: They’re Freeloaders (thinkprogress.org)
- Romney Courts the White Vote by Talking to the NAACP (motherjones.com)
- Romney Brags About NAACP Boos, Says They Want “Free Stuff” So Should “Vote For The Other Guy” (alan.com)
- Romney Race-Baits after NAACP Speech (rawstory.com)
From Talking Points Memo:
You know… it is amazing what some people will say or do for a brief moment of National fame.
- What Shall It Profitt Thee (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Following Up On The Kentucky Head Stomper: Rand Paul Coordinator Apologizes (mediaite.com)
- The Kentucky Stomper’s ridiculous excuse (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Waiting on Rand Paul’s Apology Over Campaign Coordinator Who Stomped on Woman’s Head (womensrights.change.org)
- Tim Profitt Issued Summons, Whines [Greg Laden’s Blog] (scienceblogs.com)
- Tea Partier Who Stomped Lady’s Face: ‘I’m Sorry It Came to That’ [Crazies] (gawker.com)
Last night, in the final Rand Paul – Jack Conway debate for the Kentucky Senate seat, Paul decided to act like a real politician and ignore the actual questions that he didn’t want to answer, and changed the subject on some of the most important ones.
This from Salon:
Take, for instance, the subject of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past six months, you remember Paul’s notorious interview with Rachel Maddow back in May, when he objected to Title II of the act, which outlawed discrimination in restaurants, hotels, motels and other establishments that engage in interstate commerce. “Had I been around,” Paul told Maddow, “I would have tried to change that.” Only later, after a torrent of criticism rained down upon him, did Paul publicly state that he would have supported the entire ’64 Act.
When he was asked at Monday’s debate to calm any concerns voters might have on the issue, Paul played dumb. “I never said that I believed anything remotely regarding segregated lunch counters,” he said. “I never said I was for a repeal of the Civil Rights Act.” Then, without elaborating any further, he claimed that the entire controversy was manufactured by his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, who “doesn’t want to talk about a balanced budget and term limits and reading the bills.” Before you knew it, Paul was praising the Tea Party movement and bragging that he’d drawn 1,000 supporters at a recent rally in Paducah.
And outside of the debate, Paul’s supporters were acting like stormtroopers… which one woman from MoveOn.com (which is one of the most Ghandi-like non-violence movements I know) found out in a most unpleasant way:
I think what Harry Shearer said about Rand Paul is true:
The political spin on Paul is that he’s worrisome because he’s not within the standard lines of the modern political debate. I’d suggest he’s worrisome because he is.
– Harry Shearer
So now we have the rest of the week to watch this campaign where Paul is still favored in the polls (but Conway has been inching up). This will be quite an indication of the intelligence of the Nation.
- KY-Sen: Jack Conway debates Rand Paul (dailykos.com)
- Candidates spar over policy in Kentucky Senate debate (cnn.com)
- Report: MoveOn activist attacked outside Paul-Conway debate (thehill.com)
- Outside Debate, Rand Paul Supporter Stomps On Head Of Woman From MoveOn.org (alan.com)
- Kentucky Senate: Rand Paul 47% Jack Conway 42% (outsidethebeltway.com)
Last night, President Obama challenged Congress to “meet history’s test” and finally fix our broken health care system. He pledged to seek common ground between Democrats and Republicans, and offered: “My door is always open.”
Republicans responded by heckling, booing, and hissing. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) screamed out “You lie!” as the President defended his health care plan against false right-wing attacks.
We can’t afford to let conservative extremists like Joe Wilson hold health care reform hostage. As Obama put it, “the time for games has passed. Now is the season for action.”
I just signed a petition to Congress demanding swift action to pass real health care reform. Can you join me at the link below?