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UDPATED: Michigan Republicans stealing bills introduced by Democrats to deny them legislative victories

If you can't win on your own ideas, steal someone else's

Michigan Republicans have made it patently clear that they have no intention of letting Democrats score any legislative victories whatsoever. In the recent House appropriations legislation debates, for example, Democrats introduced over 70 amendments and every single one of them was shot down by the House Republicans. But even Republicans don't think that EVERY idea that Democrats have is a bad one. It's just not something they want the rest of Michigan to believe. So, in order to deny Democrats any legislative victories in the current session, Republicans have begun using an approach that I haven't heard of before: introducing legislation that is identical to a bill that was introduced by a Democrat and then supporting that one instead. I'm not kidding. Details after the jump.
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Would the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

The real Shady Willard

A few weeks ago, I asked you to call Mitt Romney a liar.

I’m not the only one obsessed with Mitt’s lying, of course. Fine minds including Steve Benen, Greg Sargent, Jonathan Chait and Jamelle Bouie have all been struggling with Mitt’s disturbing willingness to dissemble and the media’s even more disturbing unwillingness to call him on his lies.

It seems clear now. Mitt isn’t going to stop lying. Why?

Mitt would rather be seen as a liar than be seen as what he is: a con man willing to take any position he needs to take to win.…

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Can We Call Mitt Romney a Liar?

When Mitt lies, Atlas shrugs

You know the GOP’s favorite Karl Rove tactic: Take an opponent’s strength and make it his weakness.

This is how Vietnam evader George W. Bush beat war hero John Kerry. This is why Sarah Palin, who was vetted as well as a pair of shoes purchased online, says President Obama wasn’t properly vetted. This blurs reality and leaves the press reporting the distortion at a higher volume than the truth.

Now to the strange case of Mitt Romney. His greatest weakness is his inconsistency, his willingness to adapt to whatever Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson believe at any given moment.…

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John Kyl: If you’re a Senator, it’s okay to lie to make your point

Senator John Kyl is a liar. This has now been established.

Last Friday he said this on the Senate floor:

“Everybody goes to clinics, to hospitals, to doctors, and so on. Some people go to Planned Parenthood. But you don’t have to go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that’s well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.

Sounds great conservatives, I’m sure. Problem is that it’s a complete lie. Abortions account for only about 3% of what Planned Parenthood does.

When Kyl got called on his blatant lying, his staff issued the following statement:

[The senator's remark] was not intended to be a factual statement but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives millions in taxpayer dollars, does subsidize abortions.…
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