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Hillary Clinton on Being Asked about Her Clothes

MODERATOR 1: OK. Which designers do you prefer?

SECRETARY CLINTON: What designers of clothes?


SECRETARY CLINTON: Would you ever ask a man that question? (Laughter.) (Applause.)

MODERATOR 1: Probably not. Probably not. (Applause.)


FL: Ryan's Attendance "Much" Weaker Than Palin's: "Paul Ryan keep your hands off our Medicare."

SAT AUG 18, 2012 AT 01:14 PM PDT
The Villages Headcount: Ryan's Attendance "Much" Weaker Than Palin's
by joelgp

"A plane flew overhead with a sign: "Paul Ryan keep your hands off our Medicare."

The Villages is a massive retirement community about 50 miles northwest of Orlando, and one of the biggest Republican strongholds in Florida. A fire marshal estimated 10,000 people attended the event, though the crowd appeared smaller than that. Four years ago, newly minted vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin came to The Villages after the Republican national convention, drawing a crowd estimated at 25,000 to 60,000."


Actual Fox News screenshot:


Ryan On The Campaign Trail: "I usually lose to a 17-year-old woman who grew up on a dairy farm"

Romney's Running Mate Directed To Avoid Real Issues, Stress 'Love Of The Outdoors'


Romney is easing Ryan into the debate. While Ryan explained his complicated plans at length during dozens of Medicare town hall-style meetings before becoming Romney's running mate, those kinds of meetings probably are over because they're considered too politically dangerous to continue.

Instead, Ryan is being encouraged to discuss his young children, his working-class background and his love of the outdoors as the American people get to know him.

"Let's play stump the running mate later. Right now I want to enjoy the fair," Ryan said when asked about Medicare at the Iowa State Fair.

"We do cow-milking contests in Wisconsin," he continued. "I usually lose to a 17-year-old woman who grew up on a dairy farm, who's wearing like a sash and tiara."


Paul Ryan Tells Fox: ‘I Didn’t Know About’ The Letters I Signed Asking For Stimulus Funds

Source: Think Progress

Paul Ryan Tells Fox: ‘I Didn’t Know About’ The Letters I Signed Asking For Stimulus Funds
By Igor Volsky on Aug 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

During an interview with Fox News’ Carl Cameron on Saturday, Paul Ryan tried to explain why he denied requesting stimulus funds for a local energy company in 2009 after voting against and demagoguing the Recovery Act. “My office sends tens of thousands of letters to various federal agencies and this goes through what we call a case work system and we treat it as a case work for constituents,” Ryan said:

RYAN: I didn’t know about the letters until recently and they were brought to my attention, they were to the case work system and I take full responsibility for that. The point I’m trying to make is stimulus was a failure.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/18/710751/paul-ryan-tells-fox-i-didnt-know-about-the-letters-i-signed-asking-for-stimulus-funds/

13%??? - Why On Earth Are They Screaming Taxes Are Too High?

If Romney and other rich GOP only pay 13% or lower in taxes, why on earth are they screaming taxes are too high?


Subpoena Mitt Romney's Tax Returns

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Did Mitt Romney commit voter fraud? (Update: Get this to Jon!)


In a nutshell: In April of 2009, Mitt moved to La Jolla, California. Yet he voted in a 2010 election in Massachusetts, stating that he was living in the basement of his son's home. Mitt doesn't strike many people as the kind of guy who would live in a basement -- I mean, can you visualize him playing video games while scarfing pizza? Nevertheless, that's his story.

If his tax return for that year lists a California address, then Romney has committed a crime. Game over, dude. Game over.

Update: The image to your left has been making the rounds. It's clear to me that there is enough evidence for the state of Massachusetts to open up an investigation.

If state officials choose to do so, they can solve the matter very rapidly by issuing a subpoena for Mitt Romney's tax returns.


If you live in MA -- hell, even if you don't -- contact Attorney General Martha Coakley and ask her why she is not investigating Mitt Romney for voter fraud. Try this phone number: (617) 727-8400. Here's the email address: ago@state.ma.us.


All Together Now: "JUST TRUST ME"

Romney has broken with recent precedent — his father included — in refusing to release his tax returns, but he says has paid 13 percent for 10 years. (Just trust me.) Romney has not released the names of his major bundlers, but he won’t be beholden to his donors, as Obama has been. (Just trust me.) Romney vows to eliminate the deficit, and promises that his tax plan will be revenue neutral, even though he won’t say which loopholes and deductions he’d eliminate to pay for deep tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the rich. (Just trust me.) Romney says he intends to eliminate whole agencies of government, but won’t say which ones, except in closed-door meetings with donors, and even then, details are scarce. (All together now: Just trust me.)


Biden’s outrageous comments inject RACE into the election!

Voter Fraud? - Found - RIGHT HERE - & Wait, It's Mitt Romney!

................ Given the GOP's ongoing use of the "voter fraud" fable to justify modern Jim Crow laws and its highly-publicized persecution of the voter registration group Acorn, an actual case of felony voter fraud committed by the Republican nominee could have been a big story – but Romney was able to tamp down the flames by claiming, not very credibly but also not disprovably, that he and Ann actually were living in their son Tagg's Belmont, Massachusetts basement in 2010. Without proof that Romney lied about where he lived, there's no felony – and no big national story.

In April 2009, Romney sold his longtime Massachusetts home at 171 Marsh Street and appeared to move to La Jolla, California. He did not own a home in Massachusetts again until July 2010. (All of the Massachusetts addresses discussed here end with "Belmont, MA 02478", though one might amuse oneself surmising which address is underneath the Sharpie by the length of the redaction.)

• Sometime in 2009, probably late in the year, Romney filed his 2008 tax return, identifying the address where he lived at the time of filing. He has refused to disclose a copy of that return.

• Sometime in or shortly before January 2010 – that is, not long after he filed his 2008 return – Romney registered to vote in Massachusetts, stating on his voter registration form that he lived in his son Tagg's basement at 18 Greensbrook Way. In January 2010, Romney voted in Massachusetts' special election, which would be a felony if he was not a Massachusetts resident at the time.

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