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Eddie Vedder claims 47% status at Obama fundraiser

Eddie Vedder, strumming a mandolin, started with a Pearl Jam hit, "Rise." Next he traded the mandolin for ukelele from Hawaii ("It has a little birth certificate in there," he joked). Vedder then covered a James Taylor song (couldn't immediately name that tune) and Neil Young ("Rockin' in the Free World").

"I can't say I've ever played that many songs in a suit before," Vedder said.

He then referred Mitt Romney's 47 percent comments, offering a personal story. "I'm an example of someone who never made it to university," Vedder said. "I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date."

He recalled signing up for a government security guard training program. He was hired for the midnight shift, and later became the security supervisor at a petroleum company. "It was that job which he allowed me to keep affording to guitars and microphones," he said. "For me, it all began with that ability to get the proper training for a decent job."

"It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population," he said.

MORE:
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/charlie-crist-joins-eddie-vedder-and-obama-fundraiser-tampa
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/20/1134615/-Eddie-Vedder-claims-47-status-at-Obama-fundraiser

ANN To GOP Critiques: “Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,”

Ann Romney says fellow Republicans who’ve criticized her husband need to “stop it” and realize “how lucky” the party is to have Mitt Romney as its nominee. … “Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”

http://www.radioiowa.com/2012/09/20/ann-romney-to-critics-in-gop-you-want-to-try-it-get-in-the-ring-audio/

only 47 days to go...


Election Day is 47 days away. #ABCWorldNews

LOL: Warren Leaves Brown Limp

Glen Johnson
‏@globeglen
MASS. SENATE: Barnett said Brown decided against speaking w/ reporters himself because "he's had a long day." #mapoli

5:09 PM - 20 Sep 12 ·

Sarah Silverman On Voter Suppression

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OBAMA: I'm confident we can win this thing-but it's not a sure thing & I'm going to need all of YOU

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I'm confident we can win this thing, but it's not a sure thing. And I'm going to need all of you to stretch a little bit. To the extent that I'm preaching to the choir, I need you guys to go out and do some evangelizing yourselves. Get your friends, neighbors, co-workers. It may not always be easy, but what's more important?

I had a chance to see Lisa and Don's young sons. Many of you have children. I think about Malia and Sasha. I want them to live in a country where they believe that if they're willing to put in the effort, they can be a platinum-selling artist, or a President of the United States, or an outstanding businessman or woman. I don’t want their dreams constricted. And I also don’t want our kids to think that somehow success is reserved for them, and that somehow half the country is locked out of that success.

I want everybody to be successful -- black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, abled or disabled. I want everybody to have a chance to succeed. That’s what we're fighting for in this election. That’s why I need you guys stepping up.

If you do, not only will we win Florida, we'll win in November. We'll finish what we started, and remind the world just what it is that makes America the greatest nation on Earth.
Thank you everybody. I'll see you inside. God bless you.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/20/1134599/-President-Obama-s-remarks-at-Tampa-FL-campaign-event

Save Your Tears For the Hideously Rich

THU SEP 20, 2012 AT 05:23 PM PDT
Save Your Tears For the Hideously Rich
by One Pissed Off LiberalFollow

It is not those who sacrifice their lives for the nation, children born into poverty, the elderly, the homeless, those who struggle valiantly for subsistence or those whose fortunes turn sour, whose mojo goes bad, whose hearts or minds give out under the strain who we should feel sorry for. No, it's those poor millionaires and billionaires who can afford to attend a $50,000 -a-plate dinner to listen to some heartless asshole bloviate about how hard it is to be a spoiled-rotten, over-priviledged, self-righteous, piously-petty, narrow-minded, hate-filled gazillionaire in a world full of losers and moochers.

It's the hideously rich who are the real victims, you see. Everybody wants them to pay taxes and stuff. Everybody wants to eat some crumbs off their floor and suck on their tiny little teats. Everybody keeps saying stuff like noblesse oblige, or to whom much is given much is expected and other such communist slogans, with nary a thought for the poor rich assholes and their God-given right to horde money and keep it to themselves. It's not their fault that people are starving. I mean it is but isn't that a technicality, really? They would be fine with people not starving if it didn't cost them anything.

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How sad that some sneaky someone secretly taped the sorry spectacle of a guy born with a silver implement sticking out of every orifice whining to other put-upon greedheads about those who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. What do they think they are? Human?

At least now we know that with Romney and the Republicans in charge, let them eat cake will become ESAD. That ought to make the rich folks happy.


Peace Out,
OPOL
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/20/1134454/-Save-Your-Tears-For-the-Hideously-Rich

Romney's small donor decline

Source: Politico

Mitt Romney has a grassroots donor problem.

Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate was expected to energize small donors, who typically fork over modest amounts of money such as $5, $25 or $100.

But the cash Romney raised from small-dollar contributors went the wrong direction in August, as his campaign committee reported $9.4 million in “unitemized” donations – those $200 or less that don’t require disclosure of identifying information.

That’s a notable drop from July, when the campaign raised nearly $11.8 million in such donations, according to federal records the campaign released Thursday.

It’s impossible to precisely tell how many fewer low-level donors the month-over-month donation gap represents. But such a slide could easily translate into hundreds, if not thousands of fewer small-dollar contributors at a time when the Romney campaign is desperate to energize its base and rally workaday voters behind it.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81476.html#ixzz273kiS1Ue

Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate (Points Out-If Brown Wins-Inhofe Heads EPA)

Elizabeth Warren Dominates Scott Brown In First Debate

At the end of the day, Republican Scott Brown wants Mitch McConnell to run the Senate & Mitt Romney to run the White House. #wbzdebate


By: Jason EasleySeptember 20th, 2012

Brown jabbed at Warren’s annual income, and kept coming back to the claim that she wants to raise taxes. Scott Brown’s strategy is simple. He is hoping to peel off conservative Democrats by portraying Warren as an extreme tax and spend liberal. Warren hit Brown for voting to raise student loan rates, and opposing closing a loophole that is used by the wealthy. Brown’s consistent reply when his voting record was brought is that Warren is lying about his record.

Brown tried several different personal attacks on Warren including her heritage, income, and the Traveler’s insurance case. Sen. Brown seemed willing to talk about anything except his voting record, unless he was talking about the votes where he sided with Obama. Brown tried to appeal to union voters with the Keystone pipeline lie, which Warren knocked down. Warren scored big by pointing out that if Brown wins, and the Republicans take control of the Senate, global warming denier Jim Inhofe will be in charge of oversight of the EPA.

Warren kept returning to the theme that women and the middle class need a senator that they can depend on all of the time. Elizabeth Warren has probably surprised a lot of people including the Brown campaign by going toe to toe with Sen. Brown. It was hard to believe that this was her first ever debate. She was strong, and most importantly she passed the eyeball and ear test. She looked and sounded like a United States Senator.

Scott Brown wasn’t horrible, but in a Blue State where Obama is popular, any conservatism in his record presents a risk. Elizabeth Warren did an excellent job showing voters the difference between a Republican who is trying to buddy up to Obama in order to save his job, and a real progressive Democrat.

MORE:
http://www.politicususa.com/elizabeth-warren-dominates-scott-brown-debate.html


Mr. Brown: Zombie Ted Kennedy is going to rise from his grave and eat your tiny hamster-wheel brain…

“Professor Warren, you have to stop scaring women—“ It ain’t women she’s scaring, Scotty boy. And if you keep trying to hide behind the previous holder of your seat by LYING ABOUT HIS RECORD, Zombie Ted Kennedy is going to rise from his grave and eat your tiny hamster-wheel brain…

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/09/20/elizabeth-warren-scott-brown-livestreaming-their-first-debate/
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