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Please people: no bedwetting tonight. I don’t care what happens, I’m saying Obama crushed it

Please people: no bedwetting tonight. I don’t care what happens, I’m saying Obama crushed it (football fans: do you find that Corona ad as annoying as I do?).

If Romney stood up there and talked about the right heights of trees for 90 minutes, Jennifer Rubin would say he had Churchillian eloquence and Reaganesque charisma. We can take a page from her book.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/10/16/barack-you-like-a-hurricane/

debate cheat sheet in a nutshell

A Romney Presidency would:

repeal Obamacare

cut income-tax rates

turn Medicare for people under 55 years old into subsidized private insurance

increase defense spending (= MORE WAR)

and cut domestic spending, with especially large cuts for Medicaid, food stamps, and other programs targeted to the very poor.




what have i missed?

"Nothing But Sleaze" Romney will insist Obama “man up” at tonight's debate

Nothing But Sleaze


JOSH MARSHALL OCTOBER 16, 2012, 11:44 AM 3320

Richard Williamson is Mitt Romney’s top foreign policy advisor, the guy who orchestrated Romney’s original effort to exploit the attack in Libya before it was even clear the US Ambassador had died. Now he’s saying that Romney will insist Obama “man up” and take responsibility for the Ambassador’s death at tonight’s debate.

This comes as the latest reports from Libya make clear that the entire ‘scandal’ Romney and his crew have tried to whip up is as baseless as you might have expected. People in Libya actually still think the attack was tied to the notorious video tape. Whether that’s right and that’s true isn’t clear. But it’s more evidence of the actual uncertainty over just what happened and how much success the Romney camp has had gaming the political press into imagining a scandal or “cover up” at the heart of this.

The real story is basically what it was the night of — Mitt Romney giddy to exploit US deaths as quickly as possible.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/aide-mitt-romney-will-ask-obama-to-man-up-on-libya-20121016
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/10/nothing_but_sleaze.php?ref=fpblg

Marco Rubio Throws Cold Water On Romney's Tax Plan

Source: Huffington Post

Marco Rubio On Romney Tax Plan: Don't Touch The Biggest Deductions

NEW YORK -- Underscoring just how hard a political lift Mitt Romney's tax reform plan would be if pursued, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Tuesday that he would be uncomfortable with any plan that cut down some of the biggest deductions.

"There will be a very helpful debate about whether things like the charitable deduction, the health insurance premium, the home interest deduction should be part of the deal," Rubio told a crowd of journalists at a Bloomberg View event. "I don't think that those, especially the home interest deduction, is troubling, because it really helps the middle class. Do you really want to hurt charitable giving in a country when you are saying that you want to rely less on government and more on private institutions to deal with these issues? And how are you going to raise taxes on people on their health care premiums when you are saying you want there to be a system in place where folks can have more control over their own money?"

Rubio's analysis of who benefits from these deductions is correct. It is primarily the lower and middle class. But politically, his statement throws cold water on Romney's tax reform plan. Without touching the charitable, home interest, or health care deductions, there isn't even close to enough revenue to pay for a 20-percent across the board rate cut of the kind that the Republican nominee has pledged -- even including those exemptions and deductions doesn't get you close. A recent Joint Committee on Taxation report suggested that including those exemptions and deductions would get you toward 4 percent of the cost.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/marco-rubio-mitt-romney-tax-plan_n_1970484.html

Where's "W" You Ask?

Less than ten years ago, President George W. “W.” Bush was pulling down Saddam Hussein statues and landing Mission Accomplished jets on things. Now, according to a new profile, he spends his time painting pictures of puppies.

http://nymag.com/news/politics/elections-2012/jeb-bush-2012-10/index1.html

chic-fil-a sucks.


http://wonkette.com/486902/chick-fil-a-grifts-for-more-of-that-sweet-sweet-anti-gay-cash#more-486902

ROMNEY's Patriots Revealed At Sensata

“They were having in event in Bettendorf, Iowa. And they—if you went online, you could get these free tickets, so we decided we would go. And I was seven rows from the podium that he stood behind. And I asked him, “Will you please come to Freeport, Illinois, and help Sensata employees save their jobs?” At that point, we were removed. And as we were being removed, his supporters are screaming—first they start a “U.S.A.” chant. And we’re like, “Yes, we agree.” And then they started calling us communists for trying to keep our jobs from going to China. And I have never understood that yet.” — Tom Gaulrapp, who worked at Sensata Technologies for 33 years.

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/20/bainport_live_from_illinois_plant_where#transcript

OBAMA CAMPAIGN BLASTS ROMNEY CAMPAIGN: "The American People Deserve The Truth"

In yet another instance of Mitt Romney’s campaign not telling the truth, it turns out that the numbers behind his ‘jobs plan’ just don’t add up.

For months, Romney has pledged to create 12 million jobs over his first term — a number economists project will be created under current policy — but the numbers he’s cited for his claims aren’t based on evaluations of his plan and are ‘squishy’ at best.

Mitt Romney thinks he can run out the clock by not coming clean about policy details, but the American people deserve the truth about his plans. And the truth is that economists have concluded that the severe cuts he would make like education, research and development, manufacturing and infrastructure could eliminate 1 million jobs and shrink economic growth by 1 percent.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/obama-campaign-blasts-romney-12-million-jobs-claim/2012/10/16/35fceb52-17a3-11e2-a55c-39408fbe6a4b_blog.html

Video of Lyin' Ryan washing clean dishes


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/16/1145245/-Video-of-Lyin-Ryan-washing-clean-dishes

MEET YOUR NEW DIEBOLD!-Owners Of Electronic Voting Machine Company Are Romney Super-Fans

STEAL THIS VOTE 12:54 PM OCTOBER 13, 2012
MEET YOUR NEW DIEBOLD!
BY REBECCA SCHOENKOP




Hey, remember when they stole Ohio? Hahaha, yeah, good times. (Here is a quick story explainering the bizarre discrepancies between exit polls, which showed John Kerry winning handily, and the tabulated results, which flipped that. It has the special bonus of world’s greatest pollster Dick Morris musing that since exit polls are like never wrong, and are used in Third World countries to determine if an election’s been thieved, Occam’s Razor insists that the easiest answer is not that the machines were hacked, but that the liberal media fixed … the exit polls. To dissuade Bush voters from coming out. A man of fierce intellect, most certainly.) Right, so! It is time to meet your new Diebold machines, from H.I.G., a company of fine fellows who to the man have donated to Mitt Romney, and a full third of whose board of directors come from Bain? Oh yeah, them.

From The Daily Dolt:

Owners Of Electronic Voting Machine Company Are Romney Super-Fans

Hart InterCivic is a national provider of election voting systems that are used in swing-states Ohio and Colorado, as well as in states we don’t really care about so much because we already know how they’ll turn out (e.g., Texas, Oklahoma, and Hawaii). Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, LLC bought out a “significant” portion of Hart in July of 2011, and now the majority of Hart’s board directors are employees of H.I.G. (It’s not entirely clear how much of the voting machine company H.I.G. owns, but the financial advisors responsible for the transaction state that “Hart Intercivic was acquired by HIG Capital.”)



The Daily Dolt goes on to provide helpful links http://www.thedailydolt.com/2012/10/10/former-bain-employees-own-voting-machine-company-used-in-swing-states/ to all H.I.G.’s board of directors, helpfully pointing out which are former Bain employees and which are current Romney bundlers. (All of them, Katie.) So we’re not saying H.I.G. is going to steal Colorado for good old Miffed Romney. We’re just saying what the fuck was wrong with paper ballots?

http://wonkette.com/486698/meet-your-new-diebold#more-486698
http://www.thedailydolt.com/2012/10/10/former-bain-employees-own-voting-machine-company-used-in-swing-states/
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