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Raw-Money mimics Obama's "election strategy" to capture most delegates.

So if Mr. RawMoney wants to be my President so bad, he needs to do some "splainin'
as to how it is that he hates Obama so much on the surface (just i case some TeaBagger
is watching) that he cannot hide the fact that he recognizes that Obama is not going
to just "Wilt away" under bogus incendiary rhetoric of the GOP. Obama's a born fighter,
who has already arguably generated more genuine benefit to our nation in 3 years, than
Bush Jr. could only dream of doing in 8.

Romney Traces Obama’s Path on Delegates
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Published: March 3, 2012

WASHINGTON — The first phase of the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, ending
with the 10 states that vote this week on Super Tuesday, has been about money and
message. The next several months will be about maps and math.

Having failed to secure the nomination in the first two months of voting, Mitt Romney
is turning in earnest, his aides say, to the playbook of slow-but-sure delegate accumulation
written by none other than the man he wants to replace in the White House.

Like the team that engineered President Obama’s victory in 2008, Mr. Romney’s lawyers
and strategists say they have devised an approach to the second half of the primary
campaign intended to ensure that he methodically amasses the 1,144 delegates
necessary to win the nomination, staying ahead of his rivals in that count even if they
win the popular vote in some states.

On Tuesday, that strategy revolves around Virginia, where the failure of Rick Santorum
and Newt Gingrich to appear on the ballot gives Mr. Romney a good chance of winning
all of the state’s 49 delegates. He is also expected to pick up most of the 41 delegates
n Massachusetts, where he served as governor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/us/politics/mitt-romney-focuses-on-delegate-tally-in-race-with-santorum.html?_r=1&hp

Congress overwhelmingly passes Veto-proof Anti-Occupy Bill. Chicago? Forget it.

This REALLY sucks, but also it just shows how scared shitless these congressional clowns and puppets are,
of being confronted or exposed in any way about their criminal complicity in the 1% raping of the
American people. This is SO ugly and reprehensible that adequate words are escaping me to express how
violated and dishonored as a citizen I feel, knowing that this fucking bill PASSED with nary a peep. Apparently
even Sen Sanders voted for it, as is says passage was unanimous in Senate.

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US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law
By Tom Carter - 3 March 2012

A bill passed Monday in the US House of Representatives and Thursday in the Senate would make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration—to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year. Several commentators have dubbed it the “anti-Occupy” law, but its implications are far broader.

The bill—H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011”—was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, while only Ron Paul and two other Republicans voted against the bill in the House of Representatives (the bill passed 388-3). Not a single Democratic politician voted against the bill.
The virtually unanimous passage of H.R. 347 starkly exposes the fact that, despite all the posturing, the Democrats and the Republicans stand shoulder to shoulder with the corporate and financial oligarchy, which regarded last year’s popular protests against social inequality with a mixture of fear and hostility.

Among the central provisions of H.R. 347 is a section that would make it a criminal offense to “enter or remain in” an area designated as “restricted.”
The bill defines the areas that qualify as “restricted” in extremely vague and broad terms. Restricted areas can include “a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting” and “a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance.” The Secret Service provides bodyguards not just to the US president, but to a broad layer of top figures in the political establishment, including presidential candidates and foreign dignitaries.

Even more sinister is the provision regarding events of “national significance.” What circumstances constitute events of “national significance” is left to the unbridled discretion of the Department of Homeland Security. The occasion for virtually any large protest could be designated by the Department of Homeland Security as an event of “national significance,” making any demonstrations in the vicinity illegal.

For certain, included among such events would be the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, which have been classified as National Special Security Events (NSSE), a category created under the Clinton administration. These conventions have been the occasion for protests that have been subjected to ever increasing police restrictions and repression. Under H.R. 347, future protests at such events could be outright criminalized.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/prot-m03.shtml
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