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President Obama - ON FIRE - Dings Romney In UAW Speech

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“I’ve got to admit, it’s been funny to watch some of these politicians completely rewrite history now that you’re back on your feet,” Obama told a UAW convention in Washington. “These are the folks who said if we went forward with our plan to rescue Detroit, ‘you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.’ Now they’re saying they were right all along!”
http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/president-obama-delivers-barnburner-to-uaw-dings-romney-and-santorum.php?ref=fpa

President Obama Delivers Barnburner To UAW-Dings Romney & Santorum ("A Load Of You Know What")

President Obama Delivers Barnburner To UAW, Dings Romney And Santorum


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Mitt Romney won’t “light his hair on fire” just to excite the conservative base, he admitted to an audience Tuesday. President Obama offered him a helpful political clinic the same day, rousing a crowd of auto workers with a fiery speech in which he took direct aim at Romney’s opposition to bailing out Detroit.

“I’ve got to admit, it’s been funny to watch some of these politicians completely rewrite history now that you’re back on your feet,” Obama told a UAW convention in Washington. “These are the folks who said if we went forward with our plan to rescue Detroit, ‘you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.’ Now they’re saying they were right all along!”

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“You want to talk about values?” he (Obama) asked. “Hard work — that’s a value. Looking out for one another — that’s a value. The idea that we’re all in it together — that I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper — that is a value.”

He continued: “But they’re still talking about you as if you’re some greedy special interest that needs to be beaten. Since when are hardworking men and women special interests? Since when is the idea that we look out for each other a bad thing?”


http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/president-obama-delivers-barnburner-to-uaw-dings-romney-and-santorum.php?ref=fpa

Obama On Fire
He will not allow history to be re-written:


Yes, he bides his time. But when he wants to come out swinging, he sure can. Greg Sargent thinks this is a big moment. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/obama-hits-romney-with-withering-mockery-as-he-makes-case-for-reelection/2012/02/28/gIQAfF4IgR_blog.html
Benjy Sarlin http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/president-obama-delivers-barnburner-to-uaw-dings-romney-and-santorum.php gets a thrill up his leg. I worry it positions him a little too far to the left - even if he is addressing a union crowd. But it sure doesn't make him look afraid or cautious or calculating, does it? It reminds us of the formidable orator any Republican is going to have to counter this fall, and the economic climate and real record that buttresses this president's case. It's why he'll almost certainly win Michigan this fall - and maybe much more.

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/02/obama-on-fire-in-michigan.html
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AND ONE MORE:
Obama: Romney talking a 'load of you-know-what'
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/02/obama-talks-cars-references-romney/1?csp=34news#.T00oNYcgc1I

Mr. Santorum, STFU About Liberals Disdaining The Disabled

Do Liberals Disdain the Disabled?
By HAROLD A. POLLACK
Published: February 27, 2012

“One of the things that you don’t know about ObamaCare,” Mr. Santorum said, is that it requires “free prenatal testing … Why? Because free prenatal testing ends up in more abortions and, therefore, less care that has to be done, because we cull the ranks of the disabled in our society.” Mr. Santorum’s comment echoed Sarah Palin’s famous charge during the health care reform debate: “My parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care.”

There is no basis whatsoever for Mr. Santorum or Ms. Palin’s comments. Disability advocates across the political spectrum strongly supported the 2010 health care reform. They had obvious reasons to do so. The new law provides protections for people with preexisting conditions, regulations to make sure insurers properly cover care for chronic illnesses and expanded coverage for young adults and low-income families.

But more is at stake here than factual inaccuracies. Mr. Santorum and Ms. Palin are spreading a poisonous meme: that liberals disdain the disabled and look down upon parents who raise children with physical or intellectual limitations. They seek to insert the hateful rhetoric of the culture war into one of the few areas of American life that had remained relatively free of such rancor.

more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/opinion/do-liberals-disdain-the-disabled.html?_r=1&src=tp

NYT: Romney aide: Mitt is 'weird'

Aides searching for signs of distress from Mr. Romney find them difficult to discern, to their amazement and their puzzlement. “Weird detachment,” was how one of them described it.

Tom Rath, a Romney adviser, summarized the candidate’s reactions to losses: “There’s not a lot of recrimination, but obviously he feels things.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/us/politics/romney-takes-analytic-approach-to-campaign-setbacks.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1

World Bank warns: China is a ticking time bomb-China & USA Rich Are BOTH Self-Destructing

Feb. 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m. EST
World Bank warns: China is a ticking time bomb
Commentary: Will Super Rich in China or U.S. be first to trigger meltdown?

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China’s Super Rich and America’s Super Rich are both self-destructing

Meanwhile back home, Washington, Wall Street and Main Street are so transfixed on our bizarre 2012 election drama, “American Idol” and other titillating reality shows that most fail to see what’s happening outside our narrow vision — like the World Bank’s game-changing new report predicting China’s headed for a major collapse that will sabotage the global economy.

Yes, a collapse of China. And what’s really fascinating is how China’s predictable doomsday scenario parallels America’s. Yes, we know America’s elite Super Rich gained virtual control over Washington the past three decades. And now, ironically, that same bizarre capitalism is sabotaging the goose that laid the golden egg for China’s Super Rich too.

In that game-changing study just released by World Bank President Robert Zoellick we’re “warned of a spreading crisis,” says Reuters.

Get it? The cause of China’s problems is exactly like America’s. In both nations, a new, powerful Super Rich is aligned with politicians — will eventually self-destruct. The World Bank warns that China’s corrupt state-owned companies have created a Chinese Super Rich class aligning communist party bosses and corporate executives.


MORE:http://www.marketwatch.com/story/world-bank-warns-china-is-a-ticking-time-bomb-2012-02-28

Mercedes-Benz Convertible Rocks 'OCCUPY' License Plate

Owner of the Occupy-Branded Mercedes Speaks, and He's a Supporter



I got the tags as a show of solidarity with the movement. Of course, I realized that putting those tags on a Mercedes would be a huge contradiction, but I thought that it might attract attention (voila!) to the fact that there are actually 1-percent sympathizers for the 99 percent.

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I am a left-of-left liberal who has understood for a long time that money has perverted our system—the Democrats are no better than the Republicans in that regard. It seems impossible, but we need to get money out of politics. I'd choose Obama any day over the GOP turkeys—but to stay in power he sadly needs to drink from the trough. There's the contradiction—not those plates on my car.

I worked hard all my life to make the money I have—nothing was given to me, except a good, middle class education (which is a lot). And I've learned over the years that the best way for me to contribute to making social change happen is by contributing money to the causes I believe in.

http://dcist.com/2012/02/owner_of_the_occupy-branded_mercede.php
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/28/mercedes-benz-occupy_n_1305747.html

Poll Shows Scott Walker In Trouble Against Dems In Recall

Poll Shows Scott Walker In Trouble Against Dems In Recall
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_WI_022812.pdf

ERIC KLEEFELD FEBRUARY 28, 2012, 12:50 PM 2466 2
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) could be in a serious fight in the upcoming recall election, according to the new survey from Public Policy Polling (D), with Walker in some tight races against his potential Democratic opponents.

Walker starts out in trouble on a key number: His approval rating is 47%, to disapproval of 52%.

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“These are the most encouraging numbers we’ve found for Democrats in Wisconsin related to the Walker recall since last August,” writes PPP president Dean Debnam. “Walker’s numbers had been seeing some recovery, but now it appears they’ve turned back in the wrong direction. The big question now is whether Democrats can find a candidate to take advantage of Walker’s vulnerability.”

Against the two declared Democratic candidates, former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk edges Walker by 48%-47%, while the lesser-known state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout trails Walker by 46%-44%.

MORE:
http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/poll-shows-scott-walker-in-trouble-against-dems-in-recall.php


Romney: "I'm Not Willing To Light My Hair On Fire"

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MORE:
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romney-im-not-willing-to-light-my-hair?ref=fpblg

Elderly Bachelor Tells Women How Jesus Will Allow Them To Get Pregnant



Elderly Bachelor Tells Women How Jesus Will Allow Them To Get Pregnant - Dressed in flowing silken capes and a bejeweled silken hat, the childless old man described his religion’s required process for creating new human life forms: “The human and Christian dignity of procreation, in fact, doesn’t consist in a ‘product’, but in its link to the conjugal act, an expression of the love of the spouses of their union, not only biological but also spiritual,” the Daily Mail quoted Pope Benedict XVI as saying. Sperm or egg donation and methods such as IVF are banned for members of the Catholic church. The man, who spent his youth as an actual Nazi in the “Hitler Youth” army, is also stridently against the legal prosecution of his fellow Catholic priests who fuck little boys.

http://wonkette.com/464986/elderly-bachelor-pope-tells-women-how-to-get-pregnant
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Europe/Shun-IVF-sex-is-the-only-way-to-conceive-says-Pope-benedict/Article1-817562.aspx
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Europe/Shun-IVF-sex-is-the-only-way-to-conceive-says-Pope-benedict/Article1-817562.aspx

RUSH LIMBAUGH: (New Harris Poll) AMERICA’S LEAST FAVORITE NEWS PERSONALITY

RUSH LIMBAUGH: AMERICA’S LEAST FAVORITE NEWS PERSONALITY | A new Harris Poll out today finds that conservative shock jock Rush Limbaugh is America’s “least favorite” news personality, with 46 percent of respondents picking him for the dubious honor. Runners-up Bill O’Reilly and Nancy Grace come in a distant second and third, at 31 percent and 23 percent, respectively. But more interestingly, Limbaugh is universally disliked. He is the only person whom Democrats, Independents, and Republicans alike chose as among their top three their least favorite people. (HT: Dylan Byers)

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/diane-sawyer-anderson-cooper-and-brian-williams-are-americas-favorite-news-personalities-2012-02-27
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/02/27/433117/rush-limbaugh-americas-least-favorite-news-personality/
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