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The (dis)pleasure of being at Ground Zero (aka: Michigan)
Tomorrow I’ll be doing interviews with Jim Dean, founder of Democracy for America (DFA), State Rep. Barb Byrum, and folks from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC). We’ll be talking about the petitions gathered by DFA & PCCC that were delivered to GOP House Speaker Jase Bolger this morning demanding an apology for his banning of Representatives Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown from speaking on the House floor last month.
We’ll also be talking about Rep. Byrum’s SECOND banning TODAY (more on that HERE).
Finally, we’ll discuss the over 225,000 petitions being delivered to Romney headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday by DFA, MoveOn.org, and Daily Kos, demanding that he release his tax returns.…
It's Retroactively Retired Man!A Romney campaign spokesperson recently said that Mitt Romney had "retroactively retired". But what, exactly does "retroactively retired" really mean? The Obama campaign asked some folks what they thought it meant. The results are ... um ... humorous. Video after the jump.
Still think the War on Women isn't real???Michigan House Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) was prevented from speaking on the House floor today by Republican leadership. She and other Democrats asked to speak on a package of pay equity bills that would address income inequality in Michigan. They were rebuffed. More after the jump.
This is a war worth fightingDemocracy for America (DFA) is conducting a multi-part series titled "The War For Women" (notice the "for" rather than "on") and tonight, Wednesday, July 18th, is the second installment. You can sign up for tonight's event HERE. The first event took place last week and you can see a recap via Storify (with livetweets and photos) HERE. More information about upcoming webinar sessions after the jump.
Michigan GOP House Speaker Jase Bolger & new Republican Roy Schmidt found to have committed gross election fraud
Corruption in the House of BolgerA press release from Kent County Prosecuting Attorney William Forsyth has revealed a jaw-dropping level of corruption and fraud on the part of Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger and Democrat-turned-Republican Representative Roy Schmidt. You can read the back story on Schmidt's last minute dick move switch from Democrat to Republican that effectively ruined any chance of Democrats having a viable candidate HERE and HERE. Forsyth's investigation reveals that Schmidt and Bolger conspired to hire the weightlifting buddy of Schmidt's nephew, Matthew Mojak, to run as a Democrat but not actually campaign. This would have forced Democrats to run a REAL Democrat in the primary as a write-in candidate, virtually assuring they would lose and that Schmidt would essentially have no opponent in the November general election. The level of corruption and fraud perpetrated by Representative Schmidt and House Speaker Bolger is beyond anything witnessed in this state in recent memory.
A majority of Americans still blame George W. Bush for what George W. Bush did
Did you hear that George W. Bush’s institute just put out a book about the economy? That’s the kind of news that turns everyone into LOLGOP.
I said, “Dick Cheney’s book about hunting tips is to follow.” The great Rob Delaney offered:
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 15, 2012
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LOLGOP on Twitter
- No, he isn't. He's a Republican candidate. https://t.co/MPbCZr6kaJ about 8 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Such a good point. If he hadn't been born, Trump wouldn't have demanded his birth certificate. https://t.co/d1Bu0yT58J about 17 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- The GOP speaks casually in terms that brands tens of millions of women as murderers then gets upset when you say "Happy Holidays!" about 21 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- They are CRIMINALS! And you should leave them alone? Stop endangering law-abiding citizens getting health care. https://t.co/CMvIf2mCqu about 28 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @haroldpollack: GOP really needs housecleaning. Issue isn't his lying buffoonery. It's that an open message of malicious intolerance att… about 30 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite