* Prepare yourself. A blizzard of "They both like firing people" jokes is coming.
* Sandra Day O'Connor on the GOP frontrunners: "One is a practicing polygamist, and he's not even the Mormon." Unfortunately, she's already retired, so the Andrew Breitbarts of the world won't get to bleat for her impeachment.
* Rush Limbaugh has a great idea: Get rid of the minimum wage and replace it with who gives a fuck about those people.
* Barack Obama thinks Jesus would raise taxes on the rich. Maybe back in the Bible days. But he was in his early thirties then. A deity gets considerably more conservative over the course of a couple millennia.
Tags: Christianity, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC, Donald Trump, Marriage, Mitt Romney, Mormon, Newt Gingrich, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Religion, Republicans, Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court
This new advertisement that the Democratic National Committee is running in potential swing states like New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin — and its online component — looks, at first glance, like it might be kind of effective at driving home one of likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney's Supposed flaws. Namely, that he is willing to change his position on key issues multiple times — sometimes mid-paragraph — to curry the favor of voters. But I don't think it's going to work out the way that the DNC hopes it will.
Take a look and see what you think…
Okay, now, some people might look at that and say, "Wow! Mitt Romney sure has changed his position 180 degrees a bunch of times. That makes him seem kind of disingenuous." But I look at it and say, "Wow! Mitt Romney has ALL the ideas!"
Is there something that you think, and you think that nobody else thinks that same thing? Wrong! Mitt Romney thinks it! Do you have an opinion about the way this country should be run? I can guarantee you that Mitt Romney holds that exact same opinion. Doesn't matter how obscure it is! Mitt Romney believes it. Because Mitt Romney believes everything!
I think of Mitt Romney as a gigantic mouth that travels across the political landscape devouring all concepts, ideas, beliefs, opinions and moral codes with which he comes in contact. And once he has digested everything that believe in your heart to be true, then he internalizes it also believes it.
And, given the fact that I think that, I think that means that Mitt Romney thinks it, too. And that's what I like about him.
Tags: Democrats, DNC, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans
* Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to replace Tim Kaine as DNC chair/fall guy for impending 2012 election disaster.
* Arianna Huffington certainly seems to have something against writers getting paid. Were her parents maybe killed by a writer with a saving's account?
* Peter King receives bloody pig foot in the mail from anonymous sender. Does somebody have a secret admirer?
* Scott Walker proves he knows how to create jobs. Really well-paying ones.
Tags: AOL, Arianna Huffington, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC, Florida, House of Representatives, Huffington Post, Money, New York, NPR, Peter King, Pork Barrel, Republicans, Scott Walker, The Onion, Wisconsin
Tim Kaine is just a regular normal ol' boring former governor and current chairman of the DNC type guy who likes plaid shirts, gingerly-plucked guitar music and running for U.S. Senate…
It's not gonna be easy for Kaine. He's going up a guy a regular normal ol' boring former senator from Virginia who likes colorful names for minorities and hanging out with white supremacists. Only time will tell with whom voters feel a closer kinship.
Tags: Democrats, DNC, Jim Webb, Senate, Tim Kaine, Virginia
If you've been kind of amazed at the size and volume of the protests in Madison yesterday and today in response to Gov. Scott Walker's plan to de-scrotumize collective bargaining in Wisconsin, and you were thinking, "Hey, this is kind of like a liberal Tea Party thing, but with annoying liberals instead of annoying conservatives," you're not totally wrong.
Both movements are certainly about equally as grass rootsy…
President Obama has entered the fray in Wisconsin, slamming what he calls Gov. Scott Walker's "assault" on unions — and that's not all. Obama's political operation, Organizing for America, has teamed up with union organizers to help build the thousands-strong protest in Madison and assemble demonstrations at other state capitals — including Columbus, Ohio, which saw thousands protesting an anti-union measure yesterday. The Washington Post reports that the political group made calls, sent emails, and posted messages on Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to bulk up the crowds at rallies.
"I think everybody's got to make some adjustments, but I think it's also important to recognize that public employees make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens," Obama said in a sit-down interview with a local Milwaukee TV station.
But House Speaker John Boehner criticized Obama's involvement. "This is not the way you begin an 'adult conversation' in America about solutions to the fiscal challenges that are destroying jobs in our country," he said.
Surely not! This is the way you do it!
Tags: Barack Obama, DNC, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Money, Ohio, Protesters, Scott Walker, Unions, Wisconsin