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Sources: Menino expected to endorse Warren at Friday rally

Source: DOT News

Sources: Menino expected to endorse Warren at Friday rally

By Gintautas Dumcius
Sep. 20, 2012

Mayor Thomas Menino is expected to endorse U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at a Friday rally in Roslindale, sources tell the Reporter.

The afternoon rally in Roslindale Square will come after a debate scheduled for Thursday night between Warren and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

Read more: http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2012/sources-menino-expected-endorse-warren-friday-rally

Mitt Romney Video Sends Capitol Hill Republicans Running For The Hills

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans insist that Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comment won't hurt them in their campaigns, but that didn't stop them from running for the hills when the subject came up.

In the last week that Congress is in session before the November elections, none of the Senate Republican leaders took questions from reporters at their weekly press availability -- something rarely, if ever, seen. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) left after giving brief remarks, and the remaining four leaders spoke briefly about unrelated matters and then walked away.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told The Huffington Post it was “pretty obvious” why the GOP leaders bolted: because they don’t want to talk about a newly released video that shows Romney describing 47 percent of Americans as Obama supporters who are dependent on the government and see themselves as victims. Romney has been on the defensive over the remarks, which he made during a private event in May that was secretly taped and made public this week.

"Everybody is running away from Romney,” Reid said. “That's why Republicans all over the country are running away from Romney as fast as they can."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/mitt-romney-video-republicans_n_1898402.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Riots & Murder In The Name Of "God-Man" (so relevant)


Only a man who has never looked up from the pit of poverty could look down his nose with such scorn.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Shrieks
By CHARLES M. BLOW

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Those people? Those miserable peasants scrounging around the castle entrance? Those lay-abouts with mouths open for a spoonful of rich folks’ bounty? Those fate-forsaken unwashed with dirty hands outstretched for help unearned? Those ingrates who bring in a pittance but reap a premium?

Only a man who has never looked up from the pit of poverty could look down his nose with such scorn.



At the event Romney also said:

By the way, both my dad and Ann’s dad did quite well in their life, but when they came to the end of their lives, and, and passed along inheritances to Ann and to me, we both decided to give it all away. So, I had inherited nothing. Everything that Ann and I have we earned the old-fashioned way, and that’s by hard work.


Can this man truly be so blind as to believe that being the son of an auto executive and governor played no role in his development and access to opportunity? Can he truly believe that having a family with the means to send him to a prestigious boarding school and then on to some of the best colleges in the country had nothing to do with them and everything to do with him? Can he truly be willfully ignorant enough to not acknowledge the huddled masses at the bottom of the hill just because he started his climb half way up?

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MORE:
http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/blow-i-know-why-the-caged-bird-shrieks/?ref=opinion

some a.m. Zappa

Bennett: Clint Eastwood Was Wrong!

Obamacare Strengthened Medicare Advantage To Provide More Low-Income Americans With Affordable Cover

Source: Think Progress

Obamacare Strengthened Medicare Advantage To Provide More Low-Income Americans With Affordable Coverage
By Sy Mukherjee on Sep 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a news release today announcing that President Obama’s health reform law has successfully increased enrollment and decreased premiums in Medicare Advantage over the last two years. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius noted that the program has seen a nearly 30 percent increase in enrollment and a 10 percent decrease in premiums since Obamacare’s passage, and projected that the positive trends will continue over the next year:



“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug programs have been strengthened and continue to improve for beneficiaries,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Since the law was enacted in 2010, average premiums have gone down, enrollment has gone up, and new benefits and lower drug costs continue to help millions of seniors and people with disabilities.”

For the third year in a row, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) used authority provided by the Affordable Care Act to protect beneficiaries from significant increases in costs or cuts in benefits. Access to supplemental benefits remains steady and beneficiaries’ average out-of-pocket spending remains constant.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/09/19/874621/obamacare-has-strengthened-medicare-advantage/

Republican Lynches Empty Chair in Racist Presidential Effigy in Northwest Austin



Republican Lynches Empty Chair in Racist Presidential Effigy in Northwest Austin

by: Katherine Haenschen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:42 PM CDT

Today, Burnt Orange Report received the photo at right, taken in front of a home in Northwest Austin. The resident, a Republican, lynched an empty chair from a tree in his yard, which one can easily interpret to represent a racially motivated act of violence against the President.

Now, one could easily argue "it's just a chair, what's the big deal? That's not racist!"

However, in light of Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention, in which he had a largely one-sided conversation with an empty chair he pretended was Barack Obama, this imagery is now associated with the President.

The image of the chair is associated with the President. Now, lynch that chair from a tree, and you've got a pretty awful racist sentiment calling for lynching the first African-American President!

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http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/12756/republican-lynches-empty-chair-in-racist-presidential-effigy-in-northwest-austin

Even Romney's top bundlers think he's going to lose

Even Romney's top bundlers think he's going to lose
By John Aravosis on 9/20/2012 08:00:00 AM



Mind you, this was last Friday - before 47%-gate. Politico:

The campaign is moving fast to calm nerves, especially among donors. To get a flavor of the challenge before them, a top donor said that after Romney spoke at a fundraising breakfast at the Hilton New York on Friday, a will-Mitt-win poll was taken at one table of 10 men, each of whom had paid at least $2,500 to attend, and some of whom had raised as much as $50,000 for the campaign. Not a single man said yes.


http://www.americablog.com/2012/09/even-romneys-top-bundlers-think-hes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81428.html

RNC Chair Priebus: “This is going to be a choice election whether you’re Hispanic or Greek like me".

Bad For Mitt

JOSH MARSHALL SEPTEMBER 19, 2012, 4:22 PM 365
Michael Falcone of ABC News quotes RNC Chair Reince Priebus: “This is going to be a choice election whether you’re Hispanic or Greek like me.”

That’s a big admission. From the beginning, the Romney campaign and the RNC has pushed to make this a referendum on President Obama. How’d he do? The Obama campaign has always wanted it to be a choice election. Who do you prefer? Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Since the economy is still pretty bad and people like Obama more than Romney, you can see which one the Obama campaign prefers.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/09/bad_for_mitt.php?ref=fpblg
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