More Voter Suppression Tactics Fail In Court

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This just in…. In an opinion by Judge Peter Economus, a federal court today agreed with the Obama campaign that the Ohio anti-voter law must be suspended: “A citizen has a constitutionally protected right to participate in elections on an equal basis with other citizens in the jurisdiction.” In Ohio, that right to participate equally has been abridged by Ohio Revised Code … Read More

I Think A Nerve Was Struck

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Breitbart's John Nolte pitches falling-on-floor-kicking-screaming temper tantrum about Liberal Media mockery of Clint: All I can say in response is: Go to hell you Obama-shilling crybabies. Eastwood showed more grit and honestly in those few minutes than you water carriers have during your entire propaganda-for-the-collective careers. What Eastwood did tonight was funnier, fresher, edgier,  and braver than anything those comedy cowards Chris … Read More

The Romney Speech — What You Didn’t Hear

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0 mentions of Financial Reform 0 mentions of Climate Change 0 mentions of Immigration 0 mentions of Romneycare 0 mentions of Afghanistan or Syria 0 mentions of Social Security 0 mentions of Veterans … and he only mentioned Medicare once, and the housing issue once.

The Romney Speech

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I think the most damning thing you can say about the Romney acceptance speech last night was that the Obama team chose to excerpt him heavily, along with his stiffness and non-specificness, in an ad this morning.  I mean, look at Romney thoughout this ad, especially the last 10 seconds:  

Mystery Speaker At GOP Convention Is Clint Eastwood

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I think there's not a single right winger who hasn't mocked Sean Penn or any number of leftist celebrities.  Yet, here they are, putting their celebrity (singular, since Randy Travis is in disgrace and Ted Nugent is certifiable) front and center tonight. Seriously, I think the Dems have a deeper bench here.

Six Worst Lies From Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech Last Night (Think Progress)

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1. “A downgraded America.” Ryan blamed the president for the nation’s credit downgrade in August 2011 after Republicans threatened to allow the government to default on its debt for the first time in history. But the ratings agency explicitly blamed “Republicans saying that they refuse to accept any tax increases as part of a larger deal.” 2. “More debt than any other president before him, … Read More

More Racism At The RNC

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They’re not just chucking peanuts at black people at the RNC: An unscripted moment happened late this afternoon that caused the assembled mainstream media to turn away in the hope that it would disappear. As I was standing in line for a sandwich next to an Italian and a Puerto Rican correspondent, a controversy was unfolding on the floor. The RonPaulites, whose … Read More

Convention Thoughts

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I'm not watching the RNC, but all I can say is that I think people will see what they want to see, and get what they want to get from it. Not very profound, but true. I will be blogging from the DNC, however, with any luck.

Exposing Aaron Worthing’s Race Problem

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Aaron Worthing has a race problem.  He's got many other problems too, but he chose to write about race, so that's what the focus will be here. And please know understand what I am saying.  It's not that Aaron Worthing has a problem with other people's racism; he himself has an actual problem with race, which he projects upon others.  In his bubbilisicious … Read More

Who Is The Mystery Speaker?

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From the WSJ: TAMPA, Fla. – Republican convention planners appear to have a surprise planned for those tuning in Thursday night. Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event’s final evening. “To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program. I suspect the speaker is Mitt … Read More

Republicans Today Would Call Reagan A Socialist

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Bloomberg has a nice piece out today which spells out what I (among many others) have been saying for a long time: the Tea Party people would hate Ronald Reagan if Reagan were president today.  The bill of particulars: During Reagan’s eight years in the White House, the federalpayroll grew by more than 300,000 workers. Although he was a net tax cutter … Read More

North Carolina Now A Toss-Up: CNN

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CNN Monday turned the important battleground state of North Carolina from "lean Romney" to true "toss up" on its Electoral Map, following the release of a new CNN/Time Magazine/ORC International poll that indicated the race for the state's 15 electoral votes was a dead heat.