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Charles Pierce: For Romney The Gloves Are OFF,and That's The Problem

JUL18
For Romney, the Gloves Are Off, and That's the Problem
By Charles P. Pierce
at 10:38AM



There are, of course, a few problems here. The first one is that, when you start borrowing talking points — the president wasn't "vetted" in 2008 — from Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods, you're already running a few lengths below the intellectual Mendoza line. The second is logical; we already know far more about the president's relationship with both Tony Rezko and cocaine than we do about Willard Romney's relationship to the U.S. tax code for the years, say, 1999-2008. The third is strategic; if you have to remind people that you're preparing to get tough, you've pulled your own punch before throwing it. And the last one is perceptual; Willard Romney — and most of his surrogates — look utterly ridiculous in the role of political hatchetmen.
This is the new, tougher Willard Romney, who is so damned rugged that he's afraid of what the president's people might do with the information in his tax returns. This is the saloon brawler who won't shut up about all the mean things the president's "opposition research" might do to him. This is Willard Freaking Romney, for pity's sake, of whom an "adviser" warns the president:


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http://tinyurl.com/chjz4k7

Toledo Blade Editorial: Don't Complain----Explain

Published: 7/18/2012

Editorial
Don't complain -- Explain


Mr. Romney says he cannot be held responsible for a Bain-owned steel plant that went bankrupt in 2001, claiming he had no active operating role at Bain Capital after 1999. But the Boston Globe, citing corporate documents filed by Bain with the Securities and Exchange Commission, reported that Mr. Romney remained chief executive of the company through 2002.


http://www.toledoblade.com/Editorials/2012/07/18/Don-t-complain-explain.html

Mitt Romney:Chairman,CEO & Sole Shareholder But Not Resposible

This is an Unlisted Video

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Mitt's BBQ Disaster

Martin Bashir Tweeted this link to his facebook page below..note comments on the page

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=796082&l=6fd0d5f372&id=120197358063295



Top Ten Economies that Benefit From Romney's Job's Plan

None of Them Are American

A new economic analysis of Mitt Romney’s jobs plan found that his proposal to eliminate all U.S. taxes on foreign profits made by U.S. companies could lead to the creation of 800,000 jobs—overseas. Take a look at how many jobs U.S. companies could create for foreign economies with Romney’s help, and then share the facts with your friends.


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http://www.barackobama.com/truth-team/top-10-economies-that-benefit-from-romneys-jobs-plan

Why Won't Romney Release More Tax Returns (The New Yorker)

July 16, 2012
WHY WON’T ROMNEY RELEASE MORE TAX RETURNS?
Posted by John Cassidy

“He should release the tax returns tomorrow: it’s crazy,” Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “You gotta release six, eight, ten years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two.” Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Will, the veteran columnist, agreed, saying, “If something going to come out, get it out in a hurry.” And Dowd, who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, said Romney’s refusal to release returns for the years prior to 2010 was a sign of his “arrogance.”

With even prominent Republicans saying that his current stance is unsustainable, the obvious question to ask is: Why is the Mittster being so obstinate? He surely isn’t standing on principle, for what principle would that be? The notion that very rich men running for President shouldn’t have to disclose as much information about their personal finances as less wealthy candidates? The principal that if your father also ran for President, and released twelve years of tax returns, then you can release just two and claim the family average is a respectable seven years?
No. It’s only fair to assume that Mitt is doing what he always does: acting on the basis of a careful cost-benefit analysis. Will’s comments on this were spot on: “The cost of not releasing the returns are clear,” he said. “Therefore, must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them.” But what information could the earlier tax returns contain that would be so damaging if it were brought out into the open? Obviously, we are entering the realm of speculation, but Romney has invited it. Here are four possibilities:

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http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2012/07/why-wont-romney-release-more-tax-returns.html

Why is Obama Winning

Michael Tomasky: Obama Is Winning Because of the Shrinking GOP
by Michael Tomasky Jul 15, 2012 4:45 AM EDT
The economy is weak and Americans are unhappy. But Obama’s ahead because the GOP is an aristocratic party that favors the super rich. And Mitt Romney is its perfect poster boy.

Mitt Romney’s present travails must surely seem shocking and offensive to Republicans, both panjandrums and rank and file alike: “His is a great American success story. How can this be bad? The controversy must be all the fault of that evil liberal media and the Democrat Party!” Well, folks, sorry, but it’s not. If you’re willing to spend two minutes scouring the landscape for explanations rather than enemies, it might strike you that outsourcing is a real issue in American life—millions of citizens have been affected by it, and by definition, none of them for the better. That the ongoing Bain saga is such a shock and outrage to conservatives shows me only that conservatives are profoundly out of touch with the moderate center of the country: It helps explain why you selected this man as your nominee, and it further helps explain why he’s losing to an incumbent who, given the current economic conditions, ought to be pretty easy to take out.

The GOP has no moderate faction anymore. It’s a rump amalgamation of plutocrats and the people who service their air conditioning.


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Thirty Pictures of President Obama's Rain Soaked Speech in Virginia

At a stop today in Glen Allen, Virginia, Obama's campaign rally was threatened by heavy rain storms, but the President and his supporters braved the downpour — providing an awesome photo opportunity for the Obama campaign.
posted Jul 14, 2012 6:50pm EDT

http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/30-pictures-of-president-obamas-rain-soaked-c#HTWF2

George H W Bush 'Who the Hell is Grover Norquist'

By WILLIAM BERGSTROM | 7/13/12 10:44 AM EDT

George H.W. Bush doesn’t know who this Grover Norquist guy thinks he is, pushing politicians to sign an anti-tax pledge.

“The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like,” the former president, who broke his own campaign pledge not to raise taxes, said in an interview with Parade magazine. “The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s — who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?”

Referencing her famous advice to Sarah Palin (“I think she’s very happy in Alaska – and I hope she’ll stay there.”), Barbara Bush said of Norquist, “I think he ought to go back to Alaska,” then laughed and added, “Don’t quote me!”

The couple also commented on President Bush’s friendship with Bill Clinton.

“He knows a lot about everything. He’s a very knowledgeable, bright man. He sat out here one time, and we talked about every possible — one after another,” Bush said.

“I think he thinks of George as the father he never had,” the former first lady said. “Truthfully. I mean that as a compliment. He’s been very thoughtful about calling and he’s a good fellow.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78478.html



Daily Show,'Colbert Report' Cease Streaming online Due to Viacom vs Direct TV Battle

The battle between DirecTV and Viacom has just claimed a big casualty: Online streaming episodes of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report."

Viacom and DirecTV have been publicly battling over DirecTV's reluctance to pay the fees Viacom demands to carry their 26 channels. On Tuesday evening, the satellite provider dropped Viacom channels, including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, from their lineup.

DirecTV has noted to customers that although they are losing Comedy Central on DirecTV, anyone can easily watch popular shows like "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" on the Internet, where videos found on official Comedy Central websites are embeddable so they can be played on other sites (such as The Huffington Post).

But Viacom continued to play hardball. As of Thursday, full episodes of the shows have been removed from the official "Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" websites, although individual clips of the episodes are still available.

The move is likely to upset viewers who do not subscribe to DirecTV, but who will still be unable to watch full episodes of their favorite shows due to the two corporations' feud. Presumably, the suspension will not be permanent, and episodes will resume streaming online when DirecTV and Viacom reach an agreement to reinstate Viacom programming.

Both "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" are on hiatus this week, but their official websites are running ads encouraging fans to call DirecTV to voice support of Viacom shows.

http://tinyurl.com/7naoule
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