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Mitt Romney: Pander bear to young Americans – Romney v. Obama on controlling student loan debt

Mitt Romney: Pander bear to young Americans – Romney v. Obama on controlling student loan debt

You’re not fooling anyone, Mitt. Remember: we have the internet.

It’s not just Latinos that Mitt Romney is pandering to lately. His latest pander target is young people. Namely students.

During a news conference this week with Marco Rubio (his first since mid-March, by the way), Romney had to jump back in after it was nearly over when he remembered to throw in the fact that he suddenly agreed with President Obama on extending low interest rates on student loans, something that Republicans seem ready NOT to do

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Surprise, surprise. Romney starts his general election campaign with a monstrous pack of lies

Surprise, surprise. Romney starts his general election campaign with a monstrous pack of lies

What’s more pathetic? That he says these things or that people believe them?

Last night, Mitt Romney assumed the mantle of Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election. Newt Gingrich thinks that’s insulting (to voters, he says) and Ron Paul thinks… well, who knows what Ron Paul thinks?

What came out of Mitt Romney’s mouth was a string of lies as long as the plane trip between here and the last job he outsourced.

Let’s take a look…

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Day 3: Second quarter fundraising drive – Why LOLGOP supports Eclectablog

Day 3: Second quarter fundraising drive – Why LOLGOP supports Eclectablog

Piss off a Republican. Support bold progressives. Before I started writing for Eclectablog, I contributed a little cash to the effort. Why? Even though we are in an election season where a variety of local, state and national candidates need our support, I see what Eclectablog as an essential progressive voice for three reasons: 1. Chris Savage has gills that […]

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Former Pontiac Emergency Manager Stampfler: “City charters are just interesting reading”

Former Pontiac Emergency Manager Stampfler: “City charters are just interesting reading”

I find your quaint city constitutions mildly amusing… At a speech criticizing Michigan’s Emergency Manager law yesterday, former Pontiac Emergency Manager Michael Stampfler was talked about the importance of investing in capital infrastructure and something he called civic capital — engagement of the local citizens in the process of governing. Then he suggested that city charters were just “interesting reading”. […]

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The Obama administration responds to famine in Africa — again.

The Obama administration responds to famine in Africa — again.

Compassion is an American value

There’s a humanitarian crisis going on in the Horn of Africa right now. A drought in 2011 was the worst in six decades. A quarter million people in Somalia face famine and death.

International donors have pledged nearly $4 billion to help avert this tragedy.

The Obama administration is on it. From their press release today: [more after the jump]

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Ann Romney “loves” that some women don’t have the choice to stay home with their kids

Ann Romney “loves” that some women don’t have the choice to stay home with their kids

“Romney” is Wealthese for “foot in mouth”

Holy crap. I thought Mitt Romney was the failmouth of the Romney family but it appears that he married the right woman. Ann Romney is as completely out of touch and unaware as her husband.

Giving the keynote at the Connecticut Republican Party’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner in Stamford, she said this (and I still cannot believe it):

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Some people REALLY don’t like potential Romney VP pick Marco Rubio — you might be surprised who

Some people REALLY don’t like potential Romney VP pick Marco Rubio — you might be surprised who

Being a pander monkey is NOT going to help you, Mitt

Facing a crushing defeat by President Obama with the Latino community, Mitt Romney has been found in the presence of one of the most conservative Latinos in the country this past week: Marco Rubio.

But Marco Rubio is not well liked among a number of folks. You might be surprised who.

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Even the Army thinks Ted Nugent is an idiot – cancels his performance

Even the Army thinks Ted Nugent is an idiot – cancels his performance

What took you so long?

Anybody with two brain cells to bang together knows that Ted Nugent is an idiot. This traitor to America and Mitt Romney surrogate honors his country by calling the president and his administration “vile”, “evil”, and “America-hating”.

The Army, whose boss is the Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, just told Ted Nugent to go eff himself.

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Affordable Care Act will save American taxpayers over $200 Billion through 2016

Affordable Care Act will save American taxpayers over $200 Billion through 2016

This something the Republicans do NOT want you to know

A report from the trustees of the Medicare system this week has created a major kerfuffle in the mediasphere. While Democrats point to the fact that there has been no change in the insolvency date of Medicare from last year’s report, Republicans are spinning it to suggest that President Obama is a failure because he didn’t miraculously solve all the problems in the system in a single year.

Here’s something the Republicans do NOT want you to know, however: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, taxpayers will save over $200 Billion through 2016.

It’s true (pdf).

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The Real Battleground for 2012: Women’s Wombs

The Real Battleground for 2012: Women’s Wombs

He who controls the uteri should be she. We all know this: If you want to prevent abortions, you make sure everyone has health care, a high school education and birth control. Not the exact opposite. Then why do the people who purport to want to stop all abortions seem to favor almost every policy that makes them inevitable? Egyptian-American […]

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Occupy the Board of State Canvassers – speak out for the repeal of the Emergency Manager law

Occupy the Board of State Canvassers – speak out for the repeal of the Emergency Manager law

What the font is going on?

If you’ve been following this blog recently, you’ll know that the repeal of Public Act 4 — Michigan’s Emergency Manager law — is being challenged on a teeny tiny technicality. The challengers say that the font on one of the headings is just a millimeter or two too small.

No, I’m not kidding.

I’ve debunked this ridiculous assertion (HERE & HERE) but the Board of State Canvassers will meet on Thursday to make their decision.

That’s where YOU come in.

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