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When you’re a foot soldier in the War on Women, even dirt clods & spit balls look like ammunition

When you’re a foot soldier in the War on Women, even dirt clods & spit balls look like ammunition

A tale of an Obama surrogate who isn’t This is the Week of the Woman™ for the Romney campaign and Mitt is going whole hog trying to prove that it is he, not President Obama, who is the pro-woman candidate (maybe I should pause while you stop laughing.) His chief advisor in this effort is, apparently, his wife Ann, pictured […]

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Recall effort against Troy, MI tea party mayor Janice Daniels has 1/3 of the signatures needed

Recall effort against Troy, MI tea party mayor Janice Daniels has 1/3 of the signatures needed

Don’t get too comfy, Mayor Daniels The team of people working to recall Troy, Michigan’s woo hoo Tea Party mayor Janice Daniels is well on their way to having enough petition signatures to recall the mayor whose efforts are driving businesses out of Troy. From this week’s press release; The Recall Janice Daniels initiative has reached a major milestone in […]

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Happy Birthday, RomneyCare

Happy Birthday, RomneyCare

How Mitt Romney sold out his greatest achievement in search of a talking point I’ve often said that Mitt Romney running against ObamaCare is like Madonna running against Lady GagaCare. ObamaCare is a tribute to what worked in RomneyCare made national.  It is already helping save many of the 45,000 Americans who die every year for lack of insurance. Yep. […]

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Mitt Romney checked: turns out he supports equal pay for women (sorta)

Mitt Romney checked: turns out he supports equal pay for women (sorta)

Sam, we’ll get back to you on that Yesterday, when asked if Mitt Romney supports equal pay for men and women doing the same job, his campaign team didn’t have an answer. They had to check to see if he actually support women’s rights or not. The shocking thing about this is not that they weren’t sure. It’s probably hard […]

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Pardon our dust…

Hiccup! We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced accessing the blog this afternoon. LOLGOP’s post about Rick Santorum hit the front page of Reddit and crashed the server we were on. We have bitten the bullet and upgraded to an account that should prevent something like that from happening again and should result in a peppier Eclectablog in […]

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It’s time to apologize for Rick Santorum

It’s time to apologize for Rick Santorum

Santorum’s concession speech is the closest he’ll ever get to an “It Gets Better” video Of all this President’s many progressive achievements—the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Student Loan Reform, Health Care Reform, pulling out of Iraq—the one that isn’t mentioned enough in the feeds I follow is the the ending of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ The DADT compromise enacted during the […]

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Michigan teacher fired for raising funds for family of Trayvon Martin

Michigan teacher fired for raising funds for family of Trayvon Martin

The wrong person got fired At a time in this country and my state when we’re dealing with crap like this hacked road construction sign, now we get a story about a teacher who was fired for using the Trayvon Martin case as a teachable moment. Brooke Harris was fired for supporting a student-run fundraiser for the family of Trayvon […]

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BREAKING: Major conflict of interest for elections panel member reviewing Emergency Manager petition challenge

BREAKING: Major conflict of interest for elections panel member reviewing Emergency Manager petition challenge

Conflict of interest much? As I have been reporting on (HERE and HERE), the effort to repeal Public Act 4 — Michigan’s Emergency Manager law — is being challenged by a group called Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility. The group is asking elections officials — the Board of State Canvassers — to throw out all of the petitions because the heading […]

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Rick Santorum exits stage left

Rick Santorum exits stage left

Missed it by THAT much As of this afternoon, we won’t have Rick Santorum to kick around anymore. He has suspended his campaign which, in politispeak, means he reserves the right to get back in if Romney crashes and burns. It’s a shrewd move because if anyone could crash and burn when he has the advantage, it’s Mitt Romney. So, […]

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Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama

Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama

Get ready, this is about to get VERY ugly

The opening salvos in the involvement of Super PACs in the 2012 presidential race happened in the past week. There are two very obvious examples and they should give us all a taste of the bitterness we’re going to see over the next seven months.

First, American Crossroads, Karl Rove’s privately-funded group, announced…

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Why I Consider the Ryan Budget a ‘Cry for Help’

Why I Consider the Ryan Budget a ‘Cry for Help’

Mr. Ryan knows firsthand how lazy the government dole can make you. Rep. Paul Ryan is fond of saying that our safety net has turned into a “hammock that lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency, that drains them of their will and their incentive to make the most of their lives.” He’s a leading purveyor of the […]

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