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Photos of Joe Biden arriving at the Lexington Airport in Kentucky. He looks ready.

Get 'em, Champ.

2-Party System Working Out Just Fine

EXPOSED: Horror Stories: Mitt Romney's Shameful Record with Mormon Women

Horror Stories: Mitt Romney's Shameful Record with Mormon Women



In another incident Romney threatened Peggy Hayes, a divorced single women, with excommunication when she resisted his orders to give her infant son up for adoption to an LDS adoption agency.

"He told me he was a representative of the church and by refusing, I was failing to comply with the church's wishes and I could be excommunicated."

Hayes took Romney's admonition as a threat. She felt attacked, even intimidated. Moreover, it was insulting: "He was saying that because Dane her son didn't have a Mormon father in the home and because of the circumstances of his birth--being born to a single mother--then the expectation of the church was that I give him up for adoption to the church agency so he could be raised by a Mormon couple in good standing."

This case has a secondary racial angle as Mitt Romney showed no similar concern for her young African American daughter.


Romney: ‘We Don’t Have People Who Die Because They Don’t Have Insurance’

Source: Think Progress

Romney: ‘We Don’t Have People Who Die Because They Don’t Have Insurance’
By Rebecca Leber on Oct 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

Mitt Romney doubled down on his suggestion that uninsured Americans can find the care they need in emergency rooms, telling The Dispatch that people will always receive the treatment they need, and do not die or suffer because they can not pay for care. He pointed to federal law that requires hospitals to admit emergency patients, repeating his advice that patients rely on the most expensive form of care reserved strictly for emergencies. Romney told the Columbus Dispatch:

“We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,’  ” he said as he offered more hints as to what he would put in place of “Obamacare,” which he has pledged to repeal.

“No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.”

He pointed out that federal law requires hospitals to treat those without health insurance — although hospital officials frequently say that drives up health-care costs.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/11/990281/romney-uninsured-hospital/

MOTHER JONES VIDEO: Mitt Romney Heaps Praises On Glenn Beck "A Statesman In His Own Right"

In a video message—obtained by Mother Jones—that was recorded for the event, Romney praised Beck and this school, which the US Department of Justice has called a "diploma mill." He hailed George Wythe University and its supporters for "building statesmen" and "moving forward the cause of liberty and building men and women of virtue and wisdom, diplomacy, and courage." He introduced Beck as a "man who is really making an impact in our entire country today." Romney noted that Beck's "approach is refreshing" and that he "tries to focus his message on action…on learning the principles of freedom and liberty, on standing up and making your voice heard, on reading and applying the wisdom of our nation's founders to the challenges of today." Beck, he asserted, was "a statesman in his own right." Here's the video:

At the time of the fundraiser, Beck had established himself as a champion of the far right who peddled extreme and conspiratorial views. In the weeks prior to this event, he had declared that President Barack Obama was "clearly" a socialist who had "surrounded himself with Marxists his whole life," and Beck had told listeners of his radio show that Obama will "surely take away your gun or take away you ability to shoot a gun." Yet Beck was a towering figure on the right and a favorite of the emerging tea party movement. It was not odd that Romney, anticipating another presidential run, would seek to win his favor and proclaim him a "statesman." His endorsement of George Wythe (pronounced "with") University was more curious.

The school was founded in 1992 by Oliver DeMille, along with two other Skousen associates. DeMille is described in a 2007 university catalog as "a popular keynote speaker, writer, and business consultant" who earned a master's degree in "Christian Political Science" and a doctorate in religious education at the unaccredited and now-defunct Coral Ridge Baptist University. In 1992, DeMille published an over-the-top tract, The New World Order: Choosing Between Christ and Satan in the Last Days, in which he and his coauthor wrote:

The term "New World Order" means the same thing today—abolishment of Christianity and the adoption of Satan's plan—whether spoken in lodges and meetings of secret societies or on national television by George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. This does not mean that Bush or Gorbachev are Satan-worshippers, but they have accepted his plan—that governments should use force to make people live correctly.

The book also noted:

During the coming year the secret combinations and the governments they control will do a number of things to build a Satanic New World Order. President Bush and many Congressmen, who are controlled by the secret societies, will attempt to further this cause and to continue the curtailment of freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.


Jobless claims plunge to four-year low Claims fall 30,000 to 339,000, well below expectations

Source: MarketWatch

Jobless claims plunge to four-year low
Claims fall 30,000 to 339,000, well below expectations
By Greg Robb, MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of U.S. workers who filed new applications for unemployment benefits dropped sharply by 30,000 last week to 339,000, the lowest level in more than four years, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected initial claims in the week of Oct. 6 to rise 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 368,000. Last week’s number was revised up by 2,000 to 369,000.

The four-week average of new claims, meanwhile, dropped 11,500 to 364,000, the lowest level since late March. The moving average is considered a more accurate barometer of employment trends because it smooths out quirks in the weekly data.


In the week of Sept. 29, the number of people who continued to receive benefits under state unemployment programs declined 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.27 million. The four-week average of continuing claims fell by 7,750 to 3.28 million.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/jobless-claims-plunge-to-four-year-low-2012-10-11

NBC/Marist - Just Out: FL +1 Obama VA +1 Romney OH +6 Obama

NBC/Marist - The Firewall Holds
Just out
FL +1 Obama
VA +1 Romney
OH +6 Obama

Without Ohio and Wisconsin, no path to 270 for Romney!


House GOP Describes Fox "News" As “WE” During Benghazi Hearing

House GOP Describes Fox News As “We” During Benghazi Hearing

By Oliver Willis
October 10,2012 | 223 views

A funny thing happened in the middle of the House GOP’s big show hearing on Wednesday about security lapses in Benghazi. No, not the revelation earlier in the day that the GOP was against security enhancements in Egypt before they were against them, but a slip of the tongue from Tea Party heartthrob Jason Chaffetz while he was in the middle of huffing and puffing. Watch the video here: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4024013

Mysteriously the state department decided to give a press briefing last night. We weren’t invited — certain news outlets weren’t invited.

What’s he talking about? Well, last night Fox News’ Special Report complained that they were not invited to a conference call from the State Department about the Benghazi attacks. Nothing super-secret happened — you can read the transcript of the briefing here for yourself.

But it was a media availability, not a congressional one. Kind of odd for one of the Republicans who has been orchestrating this whole thing (and an official Romney surrogate from Utah who got a speaking spot at the RNC convention) to refer to Fox as “we” and be miffed about not getting an invite.


Mitt, He's A PLAYER Alright...

REPUKE State Rep: 'some girls, he said, 'they rape so easy.'

Lawmaker Says "Some Girls Rape Easy"

Minnesota state Rep. Roger Rivard (R) "is drawing heat for saying that his father had told him when he was young that 'some girls rape easy' as a way to warn him that a woman could agree to sex but then later claim that it wasn't consensual," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Said Rivard: "He also told me one thing, 'If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry.' Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say, 'Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she's underage. And he just said, 'Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said, 'they rape so easy.'


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