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Mitt Romney 'View' Appearance: Republican Presidential Candidate Cancels On ABC Talk Show

Source: Huffington Post

Mitt Romney 'View' Appearance: Republican Presidential Candidate Cancels On ABC Talk Show


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Through a campaign spokesperson, Romney announced that he would visit the program in October after devastating comments made during a fundraising event were released through a secretly recorded video. Romney called the ABC talk show "high-risk" and said that co-host Whoopi Goldberg had a particularly sharp tongue.

While his comments about the roughly 47 percent of Americans who do not pay taxes made headlines, his remarks about the ABC daytime talk show raised some eyebrows as well.

Walters addressed his Thursday cancellation at the top of Monday's show. She said:

Gov. Romney was supposed to be on with us this Thursday with Ann Romney. We were looking forward to it. Over the weekend, his people said that he had scheduling problems and would not be coming on with us. Nor at this point did he feel that he could reschedule. We are happy to have Mrs. Romney on with us. We are sorry that we won't have Governor Romney and that's the situation...He can change his mind and we hope he does. It would be our pleasure to have him on the program.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/mitt-romney-view-appearan_n_1967123.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Photos That Give the Rude Pundit a Little Bit of Hope To Get Through the Week



You see that? That's tens of thousands of people in the streets of Karachi, Pakistan. They are not being assholes about a dumb video. They are not protesting anything about the United States, not even our drone war. There are no burning stars and stripes, no Obama effigies.

It is a protest against the Taliban for the shooting of 14 year-old Malala Yousafazi because she was an activist for the right of girls to get an education. It is a protest that contains Muslims, Christians, and Hindus. We can say that it's pretty obviously a sign that the Pakistanis are sick of this shit and are not gonna take it anymore.

The question is who is going to take advantage of this and how. Will it be reformers who want to stop the radical elements from taking over the nation? Will it be the majority party politicians, who see this as a distraction from protesting the U.S. and NATO (and let's be clear: we deserve the protests when it comes to the violence we have brought to that nation)? Pakistan's foreign minister offered that Malala "has put it as a black and white question. She has put it as either you are with the future that she represents or the future they Taliban are trying to impose."

Yes, this is a clarifying kind of moment, on many levels. Muslim clerics across the country have declared the shooting "un-Islamic" and have issued, yes, a fatwa against those responsible for it. And the protests, which started small, have only grown.

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More:
http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2012/10/photos-that-give-rude-pundit-little-bit.html

Marijuana Legalization More Popular Than Obama or Romney in Colorado

Marijuana Legalization More Popular Than Obama or Romney in Colorado
By: Jon Walker Monday October 15, 2012 8:27 am


Amendment 64, which would legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol in Colorado, continues to hold a narrow lead. The most recent SurveyUSA poll for the Denver Post found that 48 percent plan to vote for the initiative while 43 percent plan to vote against it.

As expected, the polling has tightened up as we get close to election day. The previous SurveyUSA/Denver Post poll from September found Amendment 64 leading 51 percent yes to 40 percent no.

Interestingly, this is the second recent poll of Colorado that found more voters are currently planning to support marijuana legalization than support either of the major presidential candidates. This same SurveyUSA poll of the presidential race in Colorado has Mitt Romney at 46 percent, President Obama at 45 percent, and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson at 2 percent.

The University of Denver poll from last week also found that Amendment 64 is more popular than either major party candidate. It found 50 percent of likely voters planning to back the marijuana legalization initiative. By comparison, the poll found only 47 percent were planning to vote for Obama and 43 percent for Romney.

http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com/2012/10/15/marijuana-legalization-more-popular-than-obama-or-romney-in-colorado/

Wise Teen Girl Proves Benefits Of HOME-SCHOOLING: "Being Gay Turns You Into A Duck" (not the onion)

"THE DUCKS WILL GET YOU IN THE END"



The title of today’s post refers to the astonishing letter to the editor reproduced below, which I promise you is genuine (published in the October 3 edition of the Northern Outlook in Canterbury, New Zealand). I strongly encourage you to read before we continue today. Go on. I’ll wait.




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http://wonkette.com/486768/wise-teen-girl-proves-benefits-of-home-schooling-being-gay-turns-you-into-a-duck
http://bipolarbear.co.nz/2012/10/11/ducks-will-take-over-the-world/

Who Is The More Honest Bigot? The Guy In the T-Shirt or The Repuke Running For President?



When it comes to racism, folks go out of their way to give it a free pass. What I mean is that if folks aren’t wearing obvious t-shirts like the ignorant man in the picture, if they aren’t burning crosses, or making foul racial slurs, then they generally get a free pass for speech and actions that can be seen as borderline bigotry.

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Too often, when it comes to words and deeds seen as borderline bigotry, the American public tends to give out too many passing grades than some folks deserve.

My friend labels this borderline bigotry as “euphemisms,” but another phrase which can be used is “dog whistles.” A good example is when Romney said the following after his failed speech at the NAACP:



Romney didn’t say the “N” word and I don’t believe that he is the type to do such. However, in his statement, he clearly exploited the idea that African-Americans are lazy and are voting or Obama to get “free stuff.”

http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2012/10/15/barack-obama-right-man-wrong-color/

AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF 9/11: NOW WE KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO GORE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012

AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF 9/11: NOW WE KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO GORE

Lefties have said for years that if Al Gore had been president in 2001 and hadn't prevented the 9/11 attacks, Republicans would have impeached him; they certainly wouldn't have rallied around the president, as Democrats did in the immediate aftermath of the real 9/11.

We haven't really had any incidents in the Obama years that have been comparable -- until now, of course. And the reaction to the killings in Benghazi on 9/11/12 pretty much answer our Gore question. Right-wing blog headlines from yesterday:

* National Review: "Axelrod Refuses to Say Whether Obama Met with Nat'l Security Team Before Heading to Las Vegas"
* Power Line: "AXELROD BOBS AND WEAVES OVER OBAMA'S LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT THE DAY OF THE BENGHAZI ATTACK"
* Daily Caller: "David Axelrod blames State Department for security issues at Benghazi consulate"


How soon did the political establishment start talking about getting to the bottom of 9/11? (The 9/11 Commission was established 442 days after the attacks took place.) Now, you could argue that what's happening in Benghazi is happening because it's election season -- but Republicans tried to turn Fast and Furious and Solyndra into scandals long before this fall. You could say the atmosphere is more poisoned and partisan now than in 2001 -- but it's not tea party crazies who are hammering away at this, it's mainstream Republicans like Lindsey Graham.

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the rest (plus links):
http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-alternative-history-of-911-now-we.html

Mitt Romney's SICK Joke

OBAMA Is Going To Win - According To "Political Insiders Give It To Obama 82% to 18%"

Political Insiders Give It To Obama 82% to 18% (!!)

The Politirati Poll


Published Oct 14, 2012

What does Washington’s political elite really think? Over the past two weeks, we surveyed 74 Beltway insiders—37 Democrats, 37 Republicans—on the election, the state of politics, and what comes next. We wanted honesty, so we offered to keep their answers anonymous (in some cases, they allowed us to quote them). Among the respondents: Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom and Obama adman Jim Margolis; Kerry right-hand Bob Shrum and McCain consigliere Mark Salter; former senators Bob Bennett (R-Utah) and Tom Daschle (D-N.D.). On Capitol Hill we found a lot of strong opinions—and even, occasionally, a little consensus.







oh what a lovely site!
such pretty pics:
http://nymag.com/news/politics/elections-2012/polls-2012-10/?mid=nymag_press
via:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/15/1144683/-Political-Insiders-Give-It-To-Obama-82-to-18

Ronald Reagan’s budget director: Romney Is NO Job Creator-He Is A GAMBLER In A Rigged Market

Mitt Romney: The Great Deformer
Oct 15, 2012 1:00 AM EDT
Is Romney really a job creator? Ronald Reagan’s budget director, David Stockman, takes a scalpel to the claims.

Bain Capital is a product of the Great Deformation. It has garnered fabulous winnings through leveraged speculation in financial markets that have been perverted and deformed by decades of money printing and Wall Street coddling by the Fed. So Bain’s billions of profits were not rewards for capitalist creation; they were mainly windfalls collected from gambling in markets that were rigged to rise.

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......... Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way—out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn “roll-ups,” and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale—the faster the better.

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The Bain Capital investments here reviewed accounted for $1.4 billion or 60 percent of the fund’s profits over 15 years, by my calculations. Four of them ended in bankruptcy; one was an inside job and fast flip; one was essentially a massive M&A brokerage fee; and the seventh and largest gain—the Italian Job—amounted to a veritable freak of financial nature.

In short, this is a record about a dangerous form of leveraged gambling that has been enabled by the failed central banking and taxing policies of the state. That it should be offered as evidence that Mitt Romney is a deeply experienced capitalist entrepreneur and job creator is surely a testament to the financial deformations of our times.

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REALLY XLNT TAKE DOWN!!!
LOTS MORE INFO:
PLEASE SHARE THIS -probably most thorough description of the VULTURE that Romney Truly is:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/14/david-stockman-mitt-romney-and-the-bain-drain.html

GOP MEDICARE Plan Revealed

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